The Cady Story

One Company. 20 Years Of Service. Thousands of Smiles.

Here at CADY, we know photos. From our humble beginnings as a family-owned business to the premier photography experience in the southeast, we have set a new standard for “Picture Day.” We don’t do dull snapshots in front of a backdrop. Instead, we want to capture the spirit of each student in a photograph. To make this happen, we have upped the game with magazine-style photoshoots.

As a third-generation family-owned-and-operated company, CADY launched onto the scene in 1986, then called Cady and Cady. Known then as a small, one-man school fundraising and yearbook territory, our company grew to become the largest yearbook territory in North America. But there was still more to be done.

Michael Cady, the founder of CADY and Josh Cady, his son and now acting CEO, recognized a need for the same level of service from a photography vendor. In 1999, CADY was born. We opened our first studio in the North Florida Market. Now CADY has studios nationwide in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. In 2015, we launched CADY Culture, an initiative to bring professional quality graphics and branding to schools.

Since our beginnings as a family-owned photography business, our mission has stayed the same: To redefine school portraits. We believe that our schools, parents, and students are the foundation of our business, and we strive to deliver experiences that exceed your photography expectations beyond what you can imagine. CADY beats the competition due to our high-end photography studios, heart-pounding special effects, trained artisans, and love for what we do. We are proud to make memories happen.

Cady Core Values

Fanatically Passionate • Inspire Creativity • Celebrate Each Other • Be A Hero • Small Details Are Huge


Company Values Statement

We believe in a culture where both small and big moments matter, creativity ignites individuality, and connecting to the community is at the heart of what we do. We are a fanatically passionate group of storytellers who celebrate one another and are committed to preserving memories beyond a social post. We live by the motto that you don’t need a cape to be a hero of everyday moments.