Powerful education marketing photography for your school community
We are a collective of visual storytellers led by Drew Bird and specializing in education marketing photography for independent schools, private schools, charter schools, public schools, universities, foundations, and education companies.
Our photography style is rooted in a natural, genuine, and authentic journalistic approach that will capture the energy, passion, and personality of your school community.
Captivating photography is a vital element for any modern school marketing or brand strategy. The images we create together will become the visual assets that help communicate the story of your community and brand to the world. Our education clients use the photos we create together for their marketing, branding, websites, social media, brochures, fundraising, to boost enrollment, newsletters, email campaigns, press releases, wall art, book publications, and as a historical archive.
We are based in San Francisco, California and photograph for clients world-wide.
Founder and Lead Photographer
“Drew and his team are amazing. The photos represent our brand impeccably. I’ve been in the creative agency world for 30 years and can only remember a couple of times I’ve been as happy with the creative output from a project. I highly recommend Drew Bird and his team.”
Katie Z. | Director of Marketing | Downtown college prep
Why Work with Us?
01. Professional Experience
02. Journalistic Style and Genuine Photographs
03. Pre-Planning and Attention to Detail
04. Increase Enrollment and Boost Fundraising
The images we create together will prove invaluable for all of your school’s branding, websites, social media, press release, and marketing. Many of our clients see a direct causal relationship between the photographs we create and an increase in enrollment and fundraising. For our clients, this is a huge value proposition that includes a significant return on investment.
One recent independent school client put it this way, “As a non-profit organization, we weigh every investment we make with care and contemplation and one of the very best investments we have made is working with Drew Bird.”
05. Ability to Scale
06. Historical Archives
07. Same Day Images
Let’s make it easy to tell your story to the world – in near real-time.* Instant delivery is great for social media, press release, and publication deadlines that simply cannot wait until tomorrow. Our on-site digital editor will coordinate with your marketing and media team. We will curate, edit, and deliver images to you in near real-time as the photographs are created.
*A digital editor is required for same-day delivery, and can be included in any photo package.
08. Professional Headshots & Portraits
Many of our independent school and university clients combine a journalistic style education marketing photo project with headshots or professional portraits for their administrators, faculty, teachers, coaches, and other staff. We offer both traditional headshots and more modern environmental portraits, which involve putting the subject in a real-life work environment. Headshot and portrait sessions can be included as an add-on to any existing education marketing photo package.
Erin B. Director of Marketing. Hillbrook School.