Leap Frog offers new take on school pictures



VERNON — Accomplished portrait photographer and owner of Kathie Austin Photography, Kathie Austin, has a fun and fresh take on school portraits, Leap Frog Photography."After seeing the same, few, uninspiring posed pictures the kids brought home from school every fall and spring, I knew there had to be a better way," said Austin, a mother of four. "Most of the time, the kids didn�t even seem happy when their pictures were taken."�Austin's solution is stylized, animated photo shoots using creative props and vibrant colors, and encouraging kids to be themselves. Being a visual storyteller takes a little more time,� Austin said, but the benefits are obvious. She said parents love the unique images that capture their children's personalities and they love the number of poses from which they can choose using Leap Frog's exclusive e-commerce site.�For Kathie Austin, the paradigm shift doesn't end there. Leap Frog Photography offers parents and families a number of innovative photo products, like iPhone covers, growth charts, wall clings, and holiday ornaments while providing school PTA's with an uncommon fundraising opportunity. Leap Frog Photography's fun and fresh school portraits are a great alternative to chocolate bars or wrapping paper to raise money during the current school funding crisis, Austin said.For more information about Leap Frog Photography, call 973-296-8000.