Splendid Portraits




What is Your Splendid Job?

Splendid is an inspired place to work. Our people are passionate about what they do and enjoy making meaningful contributions as part of our team. We are always looking for great people. We produce work that is treasured for a lifetime.

As a 2014 Washington Post Top Workplace, we are proud of our many accomplishments as one of the largest, most innovative independent photography companies in Northern Virginia and Southwest Florida. We hire people not only on experience but on three qualities; presence of personality, ability to listen and being solution oriented.

By hiring great people, Splendid is the place for satisfying and promising careers.



Splendid Positions Available

Our photographers marry the art of photography with the technology of photography to create industry leading high volume portrait products, delivered each day with what we call a world class picture day experience. Our organization is all about putting our photographers in place where great images can be captured. We support you with equipment, training and development, mentor relationships and image capture technology that are all things Splendid.

Applicants must exhibit top-notch on-location soft skills, be able to think on their feet and have the flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced working environment. This job is not boring. Photography experience is strongly recommended but professional photography experience is not an absolute requirement. We will know it when we see it. Ser capaz de hablar español es una ventaja.

Each morning you will meet your team at a local school, set-up for the day and photograph between 100 and 250 students and faculty. This is a dynamic and fast paced form of studio photography and it is an ideal learning ground for studio lighting, ambient lighting and childrens and professional portraits.

Depending upon where you are, you may return to an office to burn images or you may burn remotely. Scheduling is prepared weekly and emailed to you each Thursday for the following week.

Seasonal photography positions start in late August and run through Thanksgiving. Spring season runs from February to mid-May. All of our full time photographers started as seasonal photographers so we believe that both of us benefit from your experience.

Do I need a Car?
Yes, our Photographers and Photographer Assistants are expected to meet at the job.

Do you provide equipment?
Yes, we have a very specific shooting system and you will be trained to use our lighting and cameras.

Do you pay for training time?
Yes, you will receive both classroom training and on-location training.

What is the compensation?
We compensate at a starting rate of $16 - $18 per hour, depending upon your position and experience. We reimburse for all travel expenses and even provide spiffy company polo shirts. Full time employees receive health insurance, vacation, paid holidays, 401(K) and profit sharing, FSAs, maternity leave and all the other kinds of perks you would expect from a company that thinks its people are its greatest asset.

Our photographers assistants support our photographers and help deliver what we call a world class picture day experience. Our organization is all about putting our photographers in place to capture great images and you are part of the on-location team that helps us lead the industry in on-location high volume portraiture. We will support you with training and development, mentor relationships and image capture skills that are all things Splendid.

Applicants must exhibit top-notch on-location soft skills, be able to think on their feet and have the flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced working environment. This job is not boring. Photography experience is not required, but we guarantee you will see a lot of it. Ser capaz de hablar español es una ventaja.

Each morning you will meet your team at a local school, help set-up for the day and help photograph between 100 and 250 students and faculty. This is a dynamic and fast paced form of studio photography and it is an ideal learning ground for studio lighting, ambient lighting and childrens and professional portraits.

Depending upon where you are, you may return to an office or, on most days you will just go home. Scheduling is prepared weekly and emailed to you each Thursday for the following week.

Seasonal PA positions start in late August and run through Thanksgiving. Spring season runs from February to mid-May. Many of our photographers started as PAs so we believe that both of us benefit from your experience.

Do I need a Car?
Yes, our Photographers and Photographer Assistants are expected to meet at the job.

Do you provide equipment?
Yes, we have a very specific shooting system and you will be trained to use our lighting and cameras.

Do you pay for training time?
Yes, you will receive both classroom training and on-location training.

What is the compensation?
We offer a starting rate of $14 - $16 per hour, depending upon your position and experience. We reimburse for all travel expenses and even provide spiffy company polo shirts. Full time employees receive health insurance, vacation, paid holidays, 401(K) and profit sharing, FSAs, maternity leave and all the other kinds of perks you would expect from a company that thinks its people are its greatest asset.

Our client service reps are responsible for building successful relationships with our clients. This person is the liaison between our clients and us. This special person is our client advocate, helping to solve client issues and facilitating highly effective in-house communication among our staff.

Our organization is all about creating a world class picture day experience for our customers. As a client service representative, you should have top notch communication skills, exceptional soft skills, experience in client service, be able to think on your feet and have the flexibility to adapt to a fast paced working environment. You should have a professional, thoughtful manner, work well in a group and be able to assist other Splendid team members when needed. A working knowledge of school photography and the high volume portrait photography business is not nearly as important as a working knowledge of how to relate to others and build trust and brand loyalty.

Specifically, your main duties include helping facilitate lasting relationships by giving our clients the pictures dates that meet their needs; maintaining each clients data file with production codes and detailed client information; rebooking clients throughout the year; and occasionally visiting clients throughout the school year.

Your other duties will include answering client questions and providing support to clients on the telephone and via email, providing solutions to clients by working with other team members in our graphic arts department, working with Splendid team members on a regular basis to solve problems and answer questions. You input into the creation of authentic and meaningful products is important since you will have the most direct communication with our clients.

We are looking for a person who can work creatively, efficiently, and thoughtfully to fulfill client needs and brand expectations. We are looking for a mature individual with experience and high emotional intelligence to represent our brand in creating lasting client relationships which are an integral part of Splendid's success.

What is the compensation?
We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Depending upon your length of employment, experience, and whether you are hired on a full time, part time or a seasonal basis, our program includes profit sharing, 401K matching, medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, elevating vacation benefits and paid holidays.

Our Graphic Artists marry graphic arts with the technology of automated workflow to create industry leading high volume portrait products, delivered each day with what we call a world class picture day experience.

Our Splendid workflow is all about putting our graphic artists in places where they can place eyes on the images and great products are created. We support you with state-of-the-art software and technology, training and development, mentor relationships and image management technology developed over the 30 year history of Splendid Portraits.

Applicants must exhibit top notch graphic arts skills by being able to intuitively recognize a good and bad image. They also must have the knowledge and flexibility to adapt to a fast paced working environment. This job is not boring.

Graphic arts experience is strongly recommended but professional graphic arts experience is not an absolute requirement. We will know it when we see it.

Each day, you will enter into the world of high volume image workflow. You will need to work independently as you enter captured images into production, cropping them, checking them for quality and scrubbing them in preparation for workflow.

Seasonal graphic artist positions start in September and run through mid-December. Spring season runs from February to June. All of our full time graphic artists started as seasonal graphic artists, so we believe that both of us benefit from your experience.

What is the compensation?
We offer a starting rate of $14 - $16 per hour, depending upon your position and experience. Depending upon your length of employment, experience, and whether you are hired on a full time, part time or a seasonal basis, our program includes profit sharing, 401K matching, medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, elevating vacation benefits and paid holidays.



What Our Folks Say


Splendid allows me to explore my creative side, while encouraging the pursuit of my personal and professional growth goals.


Splendid Portraits is a place where growth is encouraged and friendships are made.





I love that every day of work at Splendid Portraits is different from the day before.


Splendid has helped me to become more confident behind the camera while making people more comfortable in front of it.


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