COMPANY HISTORY

FROM CLICK TO CARRY

Once as a small idea, the Glossy Finish concept of capturing and delivering action photography products on-site has evolved into a successful business model, leading the way in youth sports photography. Using a process focused on instant gratification and state-of-the-art technology, Glossy Finish professional photographers cover the action and capture the passion of amateur sporting events. The photos are then immediately uploaded to a delivery platform (our Mobile Photo Trailer, photo store or website) that allows athletes and parents to view, purchase, and at some events, even take home their memories same-day!

Glossy Finish was founded in the Spring of 2006 by a group of passionate professional photographers with years of website development and sports photography experience. Our vision of combining amateur sports and professional photography came from watching and coaching our own children play sports, while never having much more to show from it than the “overly posed” team photo and “snapshots” of the game taken by other parents. To fill this void, we set out to build a business model that provides great action photography and an amazing Picture Day experience.

Over the years, Glossy Finish has had the pleasure of partnering with prestigious youth sports organizations such as American Youth Football, AYSO, Babe Ruth League, Cal Ripken League, Ripken Baseball, USA Football and United Youth Football League to name a few. We have covered state, regional and national events, including the first ever all girls baseball championship for Baseball for All.

Glossy Finish was acquired by Lifetouch in December 2013. We continue to pride ourselves on changing the industry, while capturing moments and creating memories!

OUR PRODUCTS

Custom products for on-site events

  • Multi-shot posters & collages
  • Favorites CD containing ALL photos of your athlete (Our best valued item!)

Prints & merchandise for online purchases

  • From wallet-size up to 16″ x 20″ prints
  • Mousepads, mugs, t-shirts & more

Special print projects

  • Vinyl sports banners
  • Calendar & programs
OUR SERVICES

Providing the following services

  • On-site printing with our full service Mobile Photo Lab
  • Professional sports photographers and equipment
  • Secure e-commerce website
  • Talented designers to customize your prints
  • Exceptional service at our Ripken Experience Photo Store

GLOSSY FINISH MOBILE PHOTO LAB

TAKING ON-SITE PRINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Our Mobile Photo Lab lets customers view, purchase and pick up their action photos right at the event location. No need to wait weeks to see the high-quality images we’ve captured. Customers can view photos from an athlete’s game in less than 30 minutes from the end of the game. Our lab also has a full-service printing center on-board. That means we can deliver beautiful prints straight to the customer so they can go home with the memories we’ve created!

PROUDLY SUPPORTING

YOUTH SPORTS

LEAGUES AND ATHLETES IN:

Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Washington D.C.
Wisconsin

OUR PARTNERS