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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Photography Business Moves to Woodbridge

Lifetouch recently moved to Woodbridge from Seymour.

Lifetouch focuses on school photos and is a national company with offices in every state and Canada.  The Woodbridge office serves schools ranging from K through college seniors. During the school photo season, which runs September through November, the local office employs 60-65, and there are 10 full-time, year-round employees.

Lifetouch works with about half of the K-8 schools in the state.

Lifetouch’s previous office was in a three-story home in Seymour and Territory Sales Manager Peter Wright says the company needed more space, wanted to be in a one-story office and needed convenient highway access.

“We love it here,” said Wright from his Research Drive office with views of West Rock. The company moved in July and now has a dedicated space to do picture re-takes and a lounge for the photographers to relax in while they download their photos. There’s even a garage bay that makes loading and unloading equipment easier for the photographers. And, now that there’s more space Lifetouch plans to have a pop-up, in-office Senior Portrait Studio for high school seniors.

Lifetouch was recently acquired by Shutterfly Inc., and the partnership will provide new benefits to the parents at schools that use Lifetouch. “This is going to really change the way families use and access school photos,” said Wright. “It’s a great partnership because Shutterfly is so good at marketing, ecommerce and digital storage, and we’re good at creating the content and the relationships.”

Families can now receive school photos digitally on Shutterfly where they can preserve and manager their photo collections and use them to create photo books or holiday cards. And families who pre-order school photo packages will receive a free photo book and drawstring backpack from Shutterfly.

 

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