Last week, Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) high school seniors got close-ups, free of charge.

Titled GRadPICS, the free photo shoot ran for three straight days, photographing many seniors at all six high schools in the GRPS district — Creston High School, Central High School, GR Montessori, Union High School, City High School, and Ottawa Hills High School.

The pictures have been posted to the GRadPICS Facebook page in albums labeled with each school’s name. The high resolution image files are available to download. The students also received each photographer’s full permission to use for yearbooks, personal pictures, websites, and profile pictures.

Johnston is one of four regularly subcontracted photographers who shoots for Stellafly. He presented the idea to us explaining that it was the type of gift he’d always wanted to provide. It was a logical opportunity to expand our connection with GRPS. We recently established a formal partnership focused on using social media to promote awareness about the school system, its programs and events.

To see the images:

Contributing photographers:
Tim Motley, Terry Johnston, Katy Batdorff, Michael Cook, Ryan Pavlovich, Seth Thompson and Mitch Ranger

Videographers: Sean StearnsTrevor Ditmar

Assistants: Marcel ThibertIan Anderson

Project Lead: Rich App

Social Media: Laura Caprara

Many thanks to our media friends for picking up the story:

The Rapidian:

Grand Rapids Press:
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin

WZZM 13:


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