Educators and Administrators

Adanac Images is a second-generation, family-owned, independent Canadian company. We’ve been proudly located in St. Marys, Ontario since our start in 1959. When you partner with us, you are partnering with more than 60 years of experience. Please consider our advantages of Customer Service & Support. Your toll-free call to our studio is quickly answered by a real human being who will answer your questions and not keep you waiting on hold. Our customer service is there to answer parent enquiries for you!

Let’s Review All the ADANAC Advantages

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Customer Service

You will experience a level of personal service and attention the “big guys” can’t match. Your toll-free call to our studio is quickly answered by a real human being who will answer your questions and not keep you waiting on hold. Our customer service system is designed to direct parent enquiries through our office – NOT yours!

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School Portrait Days

We run safe, punctual, efficient, and well-organized School Portrait Days. We supply our own assistants so no students have to miss class to act as unpaid helpers or runners. Our photographers are experienced, personable, professionals. All our portrait day staff must pass criminal background checks.

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Online Ordering

Our portrait package offerings are generous, affordable and of the highest quality. We offer schools the choice of pre-paid or preview plans. Parents can order online or use our traditional paper order forms. We provide a generous family discount programme. All students receive free class group portraits, no purchase necessary.

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Loyalty Commission

Your school will receive a 10% loyalty commission based on our net sales. In addition, we offer a full range of complimentary school service items. We offer a number of fundraising ideas such as calendars and family portraits.

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Local Food Drive

We operate a Food Drive at our pre-paid schools. Students who donate a non-perishable food item at the camera receive 8 free mini-portraits, no purchase necessary! Over the years we have generated tonnes of food for local food banks.

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We Own the Lab

We operate our own modern, production facility to ensure the highest quality and fast turnaround. Our professional production staff personally inspect and optimize every student image – a rarity in the school picture industry!

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Data Security

Safeguarding personal privacy and data is important to us. Student images and data are securely stored on OUR servers, IN Canada.

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No long term Commitments

We won’t tie your school up in long-term contracts. Our word is our bond. Our handshake is as good as a contract. We believe we’re only as good as the last job we did for you.

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We're Accountable

We promise to listen to you and be held accountable for our actions and promises. We pay attention to details and promptly fix any small problems before they become big ones.

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Building Community

As an educator, you’ve worked hard to build a sense of community within your school. Why look outside of your community for a trusted, school photography partner? Adanac Images is your local studio offering affordable, high-quality portraits along with personal service and decades of experience. We’d love to have you join our community!

What Your Colleagues Have Been Saying About Adanac

Adanac is by far the best photography company I have had the pleasure of working with in my 30 years in education. Their responsive personal service and high level of professionalism make photo day fun and painless.

Mark has a special way of capturing great pictures of every student and staff member. He goes above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction.

C. Passmore

Principal, Zorra Highland Park PS

The team at ADANAC is amazing! They are highly organized, personable and somehow make the task of photographing hundreds of children flawless!

M. Thomson

Secretary, Little Falls PS

I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Oliver and the ADANAC Images team for over 25 years. The team at ADANAC Images is highly professional and does an exceptional job of bringing out the best in both students and staff creating fantastic portraits and lasting memories. Mark is flexible and accommodates with ease to individual and group needs of students and schools and he does so with enthusiasm, humour and grace.

I trust Mark and the ADANAC team implicitly. The ADANAC Images team takes pride in everything they do and I look forward to continuing to work with Mark and his team.

Donna G.

Principal, Stephen Central PS

As the Principal of 3 different Secondary Schools over the span of 20 years, I can attest that the service provided by Adanac Images has been exceptional. Friendly, flexible, reliable and professional best describes the personnel and product provided by Adanac Images.

K. Mills

Principal, Stratford District SS

We really appreciate the strong working relationship we have with Adanac Images. They are very easy to work with, open and honest about timelines and products, and demonstrate commitment and flexible when delivering pictures our families want! In particular, during the restrictions for schools during the pandemic, Adanac Images worked well with us to deliver fabulous picture packages to our students.

D. Gracey

Principal, Holy Name of Mary Catholic School

Our COVID Protocols Keep Everyone Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and unlike any crisis we, as a school portrait photography company, have had to face before. We have had to adapt quickly and efficiently as we learn new information. We have implemented what we believe to be the best possible solutions to keep all employees, schools and communities safe and healthy. We actively follow provincial, local health and school board directives and guidance. We continue to refine and update our plan as experts provide us with more information. We are doing everything possible to ensure a safe working environment in our production facility and on school picture days. Well-organized picture days are now imperative to ensure safety during this pandemic. We are committed to safety and compliance.

Students and Photographers First

The health and safety of students and our photographers is our number one priority.

Photographers and students will be advised to practice safe Physical Distancing (PD) by standing at least 2 meters away from other students and faculty. Picture Days have been reconfigured to meet this guideline.

Photographers will not touch, but will instruct students to adjust hair and / or clothes. (“Contact-less posing”)

Areas where students or faculty are waiting will be clearly marked for appropriate PD.

Wellness / Health Monitoring

All photographers and assistants have received health and sanitation training prior to the start of the new school year.

Our employees will self-assess their health for any signs of infection. School portrait day staff will undergo temperature checks as they enter the building.

Hand sanitizer will be available at all camera stations. Smart health practices are the key to maintaining a safe and healthy defence against COVID-19.

Keeping a Safe Environment

In order to maintain appropriate Physical Distancing we will be requesting the use of larger spaces (ie. gyms) for school picture day.

Class group photos will be done later in the school year once / if restrictions are eased. (If restrictions aren’t eased we will produce class composites in lieu of class group photos.)

Our photographers and assistants will be wearing masks and gloves. Students will not be handling their own camera cards. We have always supplied our own assistants on picture day. (No student assistants required.) Students will stand for their portrait. (No posing stools.) Shared tools and equipment will be cleaned frequently before and after each shift.

We have increased the production lead-time on all of our printed materials. Once printed, materials will be sealed and left to sit for 3 days before delivery to schools. This will allow schools to distribute school picture day materials in a timely fashion without the worry of contamination.

If any of our staff come into contact with the virus we will immediately notify any schools visited by that staff member.

We Love Your Positive Feedback

When I think of Adanac Images I think of a team of people who are professional and considerate to the needs of the schools they are photographing. Their attention to detail is exceptional.

M. Cardno

Secretary, Central Huron SS

I have had the pleasure of working with Adanac Images for over eight years. Mark, Stephen and the Adanac Images team are incredibly organized, thoughtful, professional and detail orientated, resulting in an excellent product!

M. Stanley

Principal, Avon PS

Attention to detail is one of Adanac’s many strengths but we also appreciate your flexibility and creativity to help us capture and share memorable experiences for our staff and students.

C. Smith

Principal, Central Huron SS

Mark and his team consistently do an outstanding job of capturing photos of our students. Parents and school staff are provided with Adanac’s attention to excellent customer service, professionalism and high quality work!

G. Haber

Principal, Anne Hathaway PS

We have enjoyed a long working relationship with ADANAC images and over the years have been very impressed with the quality of their work, but as importantly with their efficiency and ability to be flexible and work around all the specific needs of the school.

S. Richardson

Principal, St. Marys DCVI

School Portraits are the Essense of Who We Are

Fall Portraits

Traditional portraits with multiple poses and background choices.

Graduation Portraits

“Cap & Gown” and casual with multiple poses and background choices.

Class Group Portraits

Traditional, virtual or composite.

School Events

Commencement or Communion or Confirmation or …

Teams and Clubs

Make your yearbook and school spirit images shine.

School Portait Days

We run safe, punctual, efficient, and well-organized picture days. We supply our own assistants so no students have to miss class to act as unpaid helpers or runners. Our photographers are experienced, personable, professionals. We employ the latest green screen technology to offer families and schools a wide choice of backgrounds.

Photo Packages and Ordering

Our portrait package offerings are generous, affordable and of the highest quality. We offer schools the choice of pre-paid or preview plans. Parents can order online or use our traditional paper order form. We provide a generous family discount programme. All students receive free class group portraits, no purchase necessary. There is a complete satisfaction guarantee with all our portraits and we offer “no-hassle” retakes.

We Do It All

We operate our own modern, production facility to ensure the highest quality and fast turnaround. Our professional production staff personally inspect and optimize every student image – a rarity in the school picture industry!

We Offer a full range of Administrative Services

In addition to your commission, Adanac Images can provide your school with:

 

Administrative CDs

Your student and staff images ready for import into your school’s administrative software (ie. Maplewood, PowerSchool, Trillium, etc)

ID Cards

Created for students, staff & visitors. They can be creatively customized for your school and barcoded for your library / cafeteria / transportation services. They are available in horizontal or vertical formats and can be punched for use with lanyards.

Yearbook CDs

Your student and staff images cropped and formatted as per your yearbook provider’s specifications.

Principal Album / Student Directory

Complimentary Picture Packages to all Staff

Complimentary Staff Planners & Calendars

Graduating Class Composite

We deliver a framed copy for display in your school.

Mosaic Posters

Student & staff images digitally arranged to create a larger image or theme. Excellent way to promote school spirit.

Complimentary Photography Services

We can attend and cover school events & ceremonies and take teams & clubs images for yearbook.

Picture Day Support Materials

We provide announcements, hall posters, reminders and more.

 

Every school has unique needs. If your school requires something not listed above, please ask. Conversely, not every school wants everything listed above. Administrative service items are generally provided free of charge. In some circumstances, items may be provided at a nominal, pre-negotiated cost.

We Don’t Mind if You have the Last Word

Adanac Images is a company that provides outstanding services to their customers. They are always professional, helpful, friendly and so accommodating. What I like the most is that every employee is so personable. I look forward to dealing with them anytime we use their services.

D. Dolmage

Elementary Secretary, Seaforth PS

We love the relationship we have with Adanac and how personable they are with our students, staff and families. The photos look fantastic and they’re efficient, professional, and adaptable when working with the needs of our school.

K. Crawford

Principal, Listowel District SS

I have had the privilege of working with Adanac Images exclusively, at two different schools as a school secretary over the course of the last 13 years and have always been impressed by their flexible, friendly and professional manner. They are always willing to accommodate any request the school has if at all possible! I can’t imagine working with any other company for school photography.

T. Edgar-Stubgen

Head Secretary, St. Marys DCVI

Adanac makes school portrait days easy. They have always been a pleasure to work with and have a great rapport with adults and students. Adanac has and continues to work through the pandemic in creative ways to capture amazing photos!

A. Crummer

Principal, Hamlet PS

Mark is always professional and works hard to make sure the needs of our school are met, He has a special rapport with staff and students alike. He puts the students at ease and as a result captures great portraits each time. We have noticed that Mark intuitively recognizes that all students come with different needs and he always takes the time and effort to address them. We highly recommend Adanac Images.

L. Hoffman & A. teRaa

Principal / Secretary, Clinton PS

Yes, Adanac offers Student Planners and Yearbooks

Student Planners

More than an off-the-shelf, generic planner. This vital educational tool will help your students gain valuable organizational skills. You can customize our planners with detailed, date-specific information.

 

  • Multiple versions to choose from.
  • Coil-bound or saddle-stitched.
  • Order as many or as few as you need.
  • Bilingual versions available.
  • Delivered in-time for the start of the school year.
  • Produced right here in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada!

School Yearbooks

Tell your school’s story with an affordable yearbook from Adanac Images. Design the book yourself or let us create it for you. (Or a blend of both!)

 

  • Design tools and support available.
  • Order as many or as few as you need.
  • Soft- or hard-cover.
  • Colour or black & white.
  • Accommodating deadlines.
  • Produced right here in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada!

We can help with School Fundraising

Your School's Commission

Your school receives a 10% commission, based on our net sales.

Family Portrait Experience

Ideal for open-house nights and also available on weekends. Family portraits are relaxed, organized, by-appointment events that actually work! Families pay a sitting fee and receive a complimentary 8″x10″ portrait from the pose of their choice, with no further obligation to purchase. 100% of the sitting fee goes to your school as a fundraiser.

School Community Calendar

Promote your school and your community with our calendar fundraiser. The calendar is based on a school year (September to June). Full colour photos highlight your school, students and community. Important school dates are listed in the calendar. Sell advertising spaces to local businesses and your school keeps the proceeds. Adanac Images charges a nominal fee for printing the calendar.

Yearbook Advertising

If your school produces a yearbook with us, let us show you how to fundraise by selling advertising spaces.

We Seem to be Doing Several Things Right

Adanac Images is so easy to work with. Besides taking great pictures they are professional, flexible and helpful. I would recommend them to anyone looking for exceptional quality and service.

K. Boyd

Principal, North Perth Westfield

It is a pleasure to have worked with Mark at ADANAC over the years at three different schools. He has always been professional, and accommodating. As a principal, I can be assured that the day will run smoothly when working with the ADANAC team. As a parent, I have found his work to be of exceptional quality! I highly recommend Mark and his team at ADANAC for your photography needs.

P. Robinson

Principal, Bedford PS

Adanac Images has been the choice for our school for a number of years. From the beginning of the process to the delivery of photos, the team at Adanac provide professional, personable service, ensuring the best possible experience at every step. They provide all of the necessary promotional materials, messaging, and leaflets for families ahead of picture day. On the day itself, their staff are always prepared for every situation, and provide a safe and comfortable experience for those being photographed. Once photos have been taken, proofs are delivered promptly, and from there, photos processed in their local facility, which provides additional piece of mind, especially if there are late or incorrect orders, something they take care of immediately. We look forward to photo day with Adanac Images each year, with the knowledge that our event, and the images captured, are in good hands with Mark and his team.

J. Brock

Principal, Little Falls PS

We’ve been there from the Start – Preschool Photography

Preschools have different priorities and requirements than elementary schools. Routine is important. Instructor to child ratios must be maintained. Sleep and meal times need to be respected. We get that. We have extensive experience engaging with the “under-5 set”! Please consider our advantages.

 

Adanac Images is a second-generation, family-owned, independent Canadian company. We’ve been proudly located in St. Marys, Ontario since our start in 1959. When you partner with us, you are partnering with more than 60 years of experience in the school portrait industry.

Customer Service and Support. Your toll-free call to our studio is quickly answered by a real human being who will answer your questions and not keep you waiting on hold. Our customer service system is designed to direct parent enquiries through our office – NOT yours!

We run safe, punctual, efficient, and well-organized picture days. (“Start early, finish early!” is our motto.) We like to have fun and we believe the “experience” is just as important as the end product. Our photographers are experienced, patient, playful, gentle, professionals. All our portrait day staff must pass criminal background checks.

Our portrait package offerings are generous, affordable and of the highest quality. Parents will see previews of their child’s portraits before being asked to order. Ordering can be done online or using our traditional paper order forms. All students receive free class group portraits, no purchase necessary.

We operate our own modern, production facility to ensure the highest quality and fast turnaround. Our professional production staff personally inspect and optimize every child’s image – a rarity in the industry!

Safeguarding personal privacy and data is important to us. Student images and data are securely stored on OUR servers, IN Canada.

We promise to listen to you and be held accountable for our actions and promises. We pay attention to details and promptly fix any small problems before they become big ones. We believe we’re only as good as the last job we did for you.

As an educator, you’ve worked hard to build a sense of community within your preschool. Why look outside of your community for a trusted, school photography partner? Adanac Images is your local studio offering affordable, high-quality portraits along with personal service and decades of experience. We’d love to have you join our community!

Adanac Images has been providing quality, professional, flexible photography for our Childcare Centre for over 20 years!

Mark has a witty way of bringing a smile to all ages from infants to Educators. Clinton Co-operative Childcare Centre highly recommends Adanac for your photography needs.

J. Pizzati

RECE, Supervisor, Clinton Co-operative Childcare Center

We have appreciated the dedication of Mark and his team at ADANAC Images to producing excellent quality pictures. Not only is the end product superior, but the process is fun as well.

Mark, you are a patient man to get great photos of 2 & 3 year old pre-schoolers!

Linda Holst

Tavistock Pre-School

We have entrusted Adanac Images and Mark Oliver for over 25 years for our preschool photos! Mark’s kind manner and positive spirit with the children brings comfort to them while his humour helps with the smiles needed for portraits! Our families are always so pleased with the photos … you know when a class photo of 20 preschoolers turns out you have a talented photographer!!

Thank you Mark for so many years of quality photography and a relaxed personality to work with!

H. Turnbull

Executive Director, Preschool of the Arts Forest City

Does the competition offer you this much?

Ask Them

what they will do for You
Competitor
  • Personal Service from ?? (you may deal with a different photographer every time)
  • Their company is definetely based outside of Avon Maitland
  • How are their Portrait Days run?
  • Number of camera stations on Portrait Day: ___
  • Do students miss classes to act as helpers?
  • Do they have their own studio space that is open to the public?
  • Most expensive package (# print/$ price): ___
  • Least expensive package (# print/$ price): ___
  • Most popular package (# print/$ price): ___
  • How many portrait backgrounds do they offer?
  • Is Retouching offered?
  • Their School Commission: ___
  • Do they want to run a Food Drive as part of Portrait Day?
  • Do they offer a Family Discount Plan?
  • What services do they provide on a complimentary basis?
  • What goodies do they bring your staff at Christmas?

We take Your Personal Privacy and Data Security Seriously

Adanac Images is entrusted with the personal information and images of students. Safeguarding personal privacy and data is very important to us. Adanac Images complies with all Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA ) legislation. We are further bound by signed agreements with numerous school boards requiring us to meet and exceed PIPEDA requirements.

Adanac Images obtains the data we need to facilitate school photography services from the schools and school boards we work with. The type of data we are allowed access to and how we can use that data, is strictly controlled by schools and school boards. This data is generally not retained beyond the current school year. In addition, as required by law, we collect data of a transactional nature from customers when they place orders.

We do not share information with, or sell information to, third parties. The only exception being good faith cooperation with government and law enforcement conducting investigations.

Personal data is stored in-house, on our secure servers, on Canadian soil. No foreign agency outside of Canada can rightly claim jurisdiction over the data in our storage. Off-site data backups also reside physically in Canada, not “the Cloud”.

Data transfers and transactions are encrypted.

Our information technology (IT) infrastructure is regularly maintained and constantly monitored for signs of an attack. Our staff receive regular “best practices” training regarding data management and communication.

Despite our best efforts, no system is infallible. Therefore, we dutifully agree to report any data breach to the appropriate government authorities and fully cooperate with any investigations. We will also notify school boards and customers if we suspect their personal data has been compromised.

Please consult our Privacy Policy for more detailed information.

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P.O. Box 1240
St. Marys, Ontario
N4X 1B8    Canada

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or  519 284-3850