Lipscomb Academy Community,
A school with a student enrollment as robust as Lipscomb Academy has many needs, and we are continuously exploring ways to be innovative in the fulfillment of those needs. Throughout the summer, we continue to launch new initiatives to better serve our community, and today, we announce our most recent endeavor: the LA Photo Studio!
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions: What does Morning Meeting actually look like in the classroom? How is a 3D printer being used in iWonder? Why is there so much paint on the art room floor? What does the Mustang community look like during the day?
We know Lipscomb Academy has much to offer, and students are experiencing these opportunities first hand. However, what we see with clarity may sometimes unintentionally be viewed by our community through the lens of unfamiliarity. We want to change that, and this initiative provides the platform to invite parents and grandparents to experience Lipscomb Academy through capturing intentional and candid moments on our campus and giving families an internal glimpse of the school year.
Effective June 22, Katie Mosley, Class of 2002 alumna, is joining the Marketing Department as Lipscomb Academy’s full-time school photographer. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from Middle Tennessee State University and is the business owner of K. Mosley Photography. In addition to her personal involvement in arts and athletics while a student at the academy, her specialization in families and children makes her the ideal candidate to navigate the faceted needs of school photography. Voted most school spirited by the Class of 2002, Katie is eager to return to be a Mustang!
We know how important it is to document your child’s school year in pictures so that special moments can be treasured long after school days have ended. Therefore, photographs taken by Katie and the marketing team will be housed in Lipscomb Academy online galleries accessible with a password to be shared with our community prior to the commencement of the 2022-23 academic year. These images will be stored for the duration of your child’s enrollment at Lipscomb Academy.
As a pilot year for the initiative, we anticipate new opportunities to highlight what and how your child learns at Lipscomb Academy. Having a full-time photographer on staff at the academy is a new venture - one we know will benefit our community greatly! We desire for this to be a successful endeavor; therefore, we are allocating necessary resources to this position as a service to our community. To help offset the cost of a full-time school photographer, these high resolution digital images will be available to purchase as a download or a high luster print for a nominal fee.
More information will be provided by the Marketing Department later in the summer once Katie is established. For specific groups with immediate needs, such as fall athletic teams and the Class of 2023 formal and casual photography sessions, details outlining upcoming photography session dates will be sent directly to parents with students in these groups.
We are anticipating many smiling faces through this pilot program this year and are excited to move beyond traditional school photography! We pray this LA Photo Studio is a personal, innovative and engaging solution for our Mustang families.