Our Story


In the Spring of 1946, Irvin Simon founded a small photography studio in the basement of his house. With an unwavering commitment to quality he set out to establish the gold standard for children’s school photography. More than 70 years later this commitment still stands, and schools continue to recognize Irvin Simon Photographers as the industry leader. The company is still family-owned and operated, and is located in Long Island, New York, not far from Irvin Simon’s original home.

With smiles you can count on since 1946, we are big enough to meet your needs and small enough to care.


Irvin Simon Photographers is honored to be invited into your schools every day and we are proud to play an active role in the community in which we live and work. Our fundraising programs have helped schools raise millions of dollars and the number continues to grow. Be sure to ask us about fundraising ideas for your school!

We are also proud to support educational programs in the community including:

Our Clients

Schools and organizations of all kinds choose us for a great picture day. Here is a partial list of just some of our satisfied clients. For a complete list of schools like yours in your area, please request a proposal.