Meet your photographer

Hi, I’m Machel and I am a full-time photographer based in Myrtle Beach, SC. I would like to introduce you to “Schooled - Fresh & Modern School Portraits.” I bring a new experience to the tired school photography that so many of us have learned to accept as the only option. My approach is to capture real faces, real expressions and real personalities that create “fresh & modern” portraits families will cherish for years to come. With schooled your school photos will be more memorable, top quality and not to mention a more FUN photo experience for everyone involved!

I’m not sure if you’ve seen anything quite like this before, so I’m always available to answer any questions. I look forward to working with your kids and your school!

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Simply Put

Schooled - Fresh & Modern School Portraits
Is custom, candid, studio quality imagery that provides a better option for parents than standard industry norms.

Our Team thrives on creating real moments, eliciting genuine emotion from each subject and delivering a product of exceptional quality.

Children will be encourage to be themselves and will never be forced to smile. Photos will be shot on a neutral background for a modern and timeless feel.

We have structured our program as a fundraiser for your school, as well as a solid value add for parents.

We bring a boutique experience to your school in fun and easy way! 

How it works


Complete online ordering. No paper. No cash. Super easy!


Superior, studio quality imagery and products


All digital images are delivered through an online proofing gallery. Your orders will be delivered directly to your home.


10% of the net profits will be donated back to your school.

What Should My Child Wear?

Remember, we are bringing a high quality, studio caliber photo experience to your school, so feel free to dress your dudes in dapper duds and your dolls all dolled-up! Solid colors, soft prints (stripes, plaids, flowers), layers and accessories are all great options.

Your children should be themselves. If you think your child might be shy or nervous, feel free to bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to accompany them in their photos. Our goal is to capture your child, their personal style and their personality at this moment in time. Whenever they love what they’re wearing, it translates into fun and wonderful images!

Ordering made easy

- 3+ discounted print packages to choose from.

- NEW!! Multiple poses and sibling combinations! (Available in the Wall Art and Gifting Collections ONLY).

- A la carte/single prints, gift items, larger fine art prints and canvas wraps available at regular price.

-Digital downloads available - Print AS MANY as
you like, WHEREVER you like

Dana Alci

“I absolutely love the school pictures Machel took of my daughter! I will treasure them forever!”