not boring

school photography


Every kid is unique - there's no other person in the world just like them - so it's time to let their personality shine!

Forget school photography that looks so same-same (and is, to be frank, kinda boring) and give families pictures that are full of life, expression and fun.

Whether children can't stand still for a second, love to play and giggle, or are the quieter, more soulful types, lets capture a piece of that in their (not boring) school photos.

For a contemporary look and feel children are photographed on a black background which puts all the focus on their face and expression (definitely no cheesy smiles allowed).

Dunedin school photography


Edith took my sons preschool photos this year and I only wish I sent my big kids in for a sibling photo.

The photos are incredible and really capture our little boy.

I cannot recommend her enough! 

Thank you for such precious photos.


Hazel Silva

want this at your school?

three easy steps to get school photos parents will love


1. check

2. book

3. enjoy

Contact me to find out what availability I have.

I currently have space for just four 

more schools or preschools in 2021.

Book your school in my calendar and leave everything else to me! I do:

  • all communication

  • handle all orders and payment

  • bring my own assistant (for schools only)

  • Get great feedback from parents


My husband and I were totally blown away by the photos!

Edith really captured so many aspects of her character. They are just gorgeous.

Elona  Buckingham

'school photo' days

if I don't come to your school or preschool


Would you love Fine Art portraits of your child but I don't come to your school or preschool?

'School Photo' days will be running in 2021 which will be open for any families to book.


This will be your opportunity to get a professional portrait of your child (or children) captured in a contemporary style at a highly affordable price.

What's not to love?

Simply enter your details below to be the first to get all the details of future 'School Photo' days.

I will only email you a few times each year when I announce dates..


find out more

check out the blog, frequently asked questions & other info


price guide

Read answers to commonly asked questions.

Have a look at the
Fine Art School Portraits price guide.

*pricing is subject to change

Edith Leigh Dunedin photographer

a little about me

I am a family photographer based in Dunedin and shoot in a style that is very natural and unposed.

I hate cheesy photos! So I'm excited to bring this fresh and authentic way of capturing children to school photography in Dunedin.

School photography hasn't changed since I was a kid (my own school photos are cute but lacking personality!). I see no reason why we can't up the standard to create images parents will love.

When I'm not taking photographs I drink way too much tea, can never put a good book down and love long walks on the beach with my family including my 9-year-old daughter and our goofy dog Bear.

If you would like to find out more about offering Fine Art School Portraits at your school or preschool please get in touch. I would love to come and have a cuppa and a chat with you.