YearbookLife’s Selfie Portraits

Missing your school photographer this year? Not sure how to include portraits in the yearbook?

We have a solution: Selfie Portraits

Our Selfie Portrait Program allows students, parents and staff to take their own selfie for use in your school yearbook. We then download the photos to your yearbook software so every portrait can be displayed in the yearbook as it always has.

Unlike traditional school pictures, you can take as many selfie portraits as you like until you get just the right one.

All for only $250 for the complete package for established YearbookLife customers. All other inquiries, please contact us for pricing and details.

Here’s How It Works

  1. Send us your student and staff roster in .csv or Excel format.
  2. We will set up your school’s custom portrait portal.
  3. Email or text the portal link to your students and staff. Instructions appear on screen explaining how to take and submit their selfie portrait.
  4. Review and Approve each picture, or reject pictures that aren’t appropriate. You can send messages through the system explaining why a picture was rejected, if email addresses are provided.
  5. Once all portraits have been submitted, or your portrait deadline has arrived, we will export  the images from your site and upload them to your yearbook design software for you to add to your yearbook design.

That’s it! You will have all your portraits to begin your yearbook design.

Benefits of Using Selfie Portraits

  Students and staff can get just the right image

  No Picture Day Interruptions

  No more wrong photos

  No App to Download

  Approve Photos before they go into the yearbook

  Track the progress for the entire school

  Option: Traditional portrait backgrounds available

Traditional Portrait Backgrounds & Packages

Turn your selfie portraits into traditional school portraits with traditional portrait backgrounds. Additional fees apply.

Learn more about Portrait Packages

Traditional Portrait Backgrounds & Packages

Turn your selfie portraits into traditional school portraits with traditional portrait backgrounds. Additional fees apply.

Learn more about Portrait Packages

Tips & Tricks

  1. Announce a School Picture Day! Just like in the past, when a photographer would come to the school, announce a Picture Day where all students will take and submit their pictures.
  2. Review submitted pictures each week.
  3. Announce a Final Submission Date so no one submits a picture too late.
  4. Establish Rules for Picture Day so students have parameters (maybe you want them to wear school colors, or maybe you don’t want them wearing hats, etc.)

Get Started

Getting started in YearbookLife’s Selfie Portrait Program, powered by High5, is easy.
Simply submit the Work Order below:

  • This work order is between the School or Organization shown above, known as “Client”, and YearbookLife.

    YearbookLife will provide Client with proprietary software to capture “Selfie” photos for use in the yearbook and/or for purchase.

    The cost of the Selfie Portrait software is $250 for YearbookLife contracted yearbook customers and $399 for non-contracted yearbook customers. Payment shall be payable before account activation.

    The software includes 2,000 messaging to parents when emails are provided. Each additional message is billed at 1.5 cents per message. Client may use their own messaging system in lieu of Selfie Portrait software.

    Relay of Information. It shall be the Client’s responsibility to relay all information to the students and parents. This information is including but not limited to the availability of the service, deadlines, and instructions.

    Completion Schedule. Completion schedules and delivery of products shall be determined from date of final approval by Client. Third-party manufacturing laboratories are utilized for products and may provide restrictions on an order not outlined in this agreement.

    Prints and products shall take 2 weeks from time of print order to be processed and delivered to purchaser. All picture packages are delivered directly to address provided by purchaser.

    Photo deadlines shall be determined by the Client and coordinated with YearbookLife so that all yearbook production deadlines and package delivery can be met. YearbookLife shall not be held responsible for delivery delays due to the fault of the Client.

    Yearbook. YearbookLife will create a “PSPA” data file from the software and load all available portraits into the Pictavo, CSP or YBLive yearbook software only. Client will be responsible for loading the portrait database to any other yearbook software. At Client’s request, YearbookLife will assist in flowing portraits onto specified pages.

    Failure to Perform. If the YearbookLife is unable to perform this agreement due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, pandemic, act of God or causes beyond the control of the YearbookLife, the YearbookLife and Client shall make every attempt remedy the issue. Further, if YearbookLife is unable to deliver photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault of the YearbookLife, liability shall be limited.



  • Online Gallery. YearbookLife shall make gallery proofs available through an online gallery website. The gallery shall remain open for 1 year from delivery. If the Client requests to extend the time or reopen the online proofing gallery, an un-archival fee shall apply.

    YearbookLife’s Standard Price List. The charges in this agreement are based on YearbookLife’s Standard Price List and cannot be adjusted without written consent.

  • Package Options and Pricing

    Package A - $32
    1 8x10
    4 5x7
    4 3.5x5
    8 wallets
    Package B – $42
    3 8x10
    4 5x7
    4 3.5x5
    16 wallets
    Package C – $25
    1 8x10
    4 3.5x5
    8 wallets
    Package D – $27
    4 5x7
    4 3.5x5
    8 wallets
    Package E - $37
    2 8x10
    4 5x7
    4 3.5x5
    8 wallets
    Package F – $28
    1 8x10
    2 5x7
    4 3.5x5
    8 wallets
    Package G – $19
    2 5x7
    8 wallets
    A-la-cart
    1 8x10 - $12
    2 5x7 - $12
    4 3.5x5 - $12
    8 wallets - $12
  • Commissions: At this time, commissions are not available to be paid to the Client. A system for commission payments is being considered in the near future.

    If client sells $1,500 or more in photo products school wide, including picture packages, the software fee will be refunded or a credit added to client’s account at the discretion of the client.

    The signer below acknowledges they are fully authorized and approved by the Client to sign and approve all the terms set forth on this work order.



  • An invoice for this service will be issued to the email you provide. Payment can be made via credit card, ETF or check. Please see instructions on the invoice.

    Upon receipt of payment, we will send you instructions on how to submit your Student & Staff rosters and all the information you need to get started. We know you will find this to be a great alternative to traditional portraits during this non-traditional time.