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Lifetouch Preschool Portraits

At Lifetouch, we consider it a privilege to capture precious memories for millions of individuals, families and organizations. For more than 70 years, Lifetouch has been capturing the spirit of today and preserving memories for tomorrow with quality childhood, student and family photographs.

Lifetouch provides professional portraits for preschools and schools, houses of worship and the retail market. With operations in all 50 states and Canada, Lifetouch Inc. is the largest employee-owned photography company in the world.

Our commitment to implementing new technologies helps us maintain the highest standards of excellence and efficiency, and has been instrumental in making Lifetouch a leader in photography, printing, manufacturing and processing.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time. The Lifetouch story began in 1936, when Bruce Reinecker and Eldon Rothgeb made plans to bring their “School Photography of Distinction” to one-room schoolhouses through rural Minnesota. With $500 in start-up money, they set to work. Sharing a tiny apartment, a cramped office space, and a dream, the two hopeful and ambitious young men poured their skills and talents into their company, which they named National School Studios. A little more than a decade after its founding, National School Studios had become the largest school photography firm in the country. In 1978, Reinecker demonstrated his commitment to Lifetouch when he transferred 100 percent of the company’s ownership to its employees. The Lifetouch Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has provided many Lifetouch employees with financial rewards unimaginable in most companies. The ESOP unites the Lifetouch family with a sense of purpose, providing incentive for performing the highest-quality work while providing funds for retirement. Today, under the leadership of chairman and CEO, Paul Harmel, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
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Community Involvement
The Lifetouch commitment goes beyond our products and services. Lifetouch connects with families, and communities not only in the images it captures, but also in its support of many worthwhile causes.

Through Lifetouch’s Memory Missions, we helped preserve memories for thousands of families around the world. In times of disaster, Lifetouch National School Studios has replaced thousands of lost portrait memories for schoolchildren, at no cost. Lifetouch employees have visited war-torn Kosovo to help rebuild communities and provide photo IDs for refugees.

Throughout any given year, hundreds of Lifetouch employees log thousands of hours of volunteer service in communities throughout North America. Volunteers have helped build a children’s center in Jamaica and repair homes in Appalachia.
About Us
The men and women of Lifetouch share the vision to be the leading employee-owned photographic company providing innovative products and services that capture the spirit of today and preserve the memories of tomorrow.
Which benefits you are eligible for depend on several factors, including your location, Lifetouch subsidiary, and whether you are hired on a full-time, part-time, or a seasonal basis.

As the world’s largest employee-owned photography company, Lifetouch offers competitive salaries and employment benefits, including participation in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP (100 percent paid by the company), medical, dental and life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, discounted day care at select locations, tuition reimbursement, the Richard P. Erickson Scholarship Program for children and grandchildren of Lifetouch employees, and more. (Benefits are job- and location-specific. Please check with the hiring managers for details.) “A career isn’t a destination; it’s a journey.”