On September 7 and 8, 2016, the Mountain View student body headed for the auditorium in their respective English classes for the much-anticipated picture day with a twist—the YURU campaign by Fotofly, the company hired to take student photos.
Shawn Banks, an employee at Fotofly of 2 years, said in an interview, “We do the YURU pictures because it’s something unique and something that is fun, and most everyone that does it likes it.”
Aaron Rose, a junior, said that these photos express who the students are. He said he has Japanese heritage and chose to express himself and his heritage with a sweet display of pocky. He also claimed that his Fotofly experience has been a great deal more enjoyable than previous years.
Rosalynne Moran, a senior, had a slightly different experience. She said she had no idea she was doing YURU pictures and had no premeditation to figure out how to express herself.
However, she was pleased with the photography. “I think they're more interactive than past years, like they want you to look happy in your picture.”