Advanced Life Photography
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Postal Address PO Box 112 Black Forest, SA 5035
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advancedlife was founded in 1984 by Maurie and Lesley Isherwood in their family home. From the beginning they threw themselves into the task of providing affordable, high quality and professionally produced photographic keepsakes that families would treasure forever. Possessing extensive previous experience in the field of school photography both in England and Australia, Maurie and Lesley realised how important it was that their service started with ensuring schools had a well organised and convenient school photo experience, so they focused on making school photography easy. As advancedlife grew it also became a family affair. advancedlifenow boasts three generations of the Isherwood family, including son Jason, now our General Manager, and daughter Debra, our Production Manager.

For more than 30 years, led by Maurie and Lesley and with branches around Australia, the advancedlife team has been responsible for countless innovations in the school photography industry. These innovations include the school photobook, high resolution free online portrait download, secure online ordering, and even the printing of students’ names under group photos! Today we are continuing our tradition of innovation by developing new photographic products, and online services like the School Community Portal that help schools do away with cash handling and envelopes. In late 2014, advancedyou enabled parents to access a secure archive of images of their child taken by advancedlife through their school years, along with the ability to purchase online and have their purchases delivered to their home. All these innovations focus on making school photography easier for schools and families, and there’s much more to come!

At advancedlife we’re also proud of the support we provide to community organisations to assist schools, students and their families to be their best. We’re proud to support and partner with Life Education and Stewart House. We also sponsor many Professional Educational Development organisations around Australia. In the three decades we’ve been working with schools and school communities we’ve provided more than $3.5 million to community organisations to support their valuable work.