Let Students Choose their Senior Photo for their Yearbook
If you're a photographer that takes high school senior photographs for the Manchester New Hampshire School District (MSD), please read this. This will effect your business or any future work with the school district. If you're a parent of any student in the MSD, I encourage you to read this as well.
Memorial High School is planning on working exclusively with one photographer for all senior photographs. If students use another photographer, the photos taken by that photographer will not be allowed to be used in the yearbook. Students buy their yearbook but don't have an option to choose the photographer to take their photo for it. Requiring students to go to a specific photographer limits their options and hurts other photographers' business. It is my understanding that a bid for this type of contract has not been publicly noticed yet and is expected to be bid out sometime in April or May.
As a photographer in the MSD area, I've already sent emails with my concerns to the MSD, the Principal of Memorial High School, and the staff for the Yearbook Committee. I do not know if this also applies to Central High School and West High School, which I will find out about.
I am looking for parents and other photographers to also voice their concerns and join me in this fight to save small businesses and allow students a choice. Please understand I'm not fighting against a specific photographer. The fight is for the students and other photography businesses.