I'm developing a WordPress site for a school that will need to have galleries that allow parents to upload photos. The current website simply links to a smugmug account, but the client wants the new website to have the photos on the website vs. going out to an external site. It seems parents can't get enough photos of their kids and the galleries range from hundreds to 1000+ photos.
Questions are as follows:
Will native WP galleries work? My assumption is that they're not meant for that kind of volume, nor can I think of an elegant way to allow parents to log in to upload photos.
Is there a plugin to allow native galleries to handle that volume that also allows external contributors? If not...
What is the best solution? My guess is it will be to use a dedicated photo host like smugmug, flickr etc. with a respective on-site support plugin, but I don't know what the best/most reliable one is for this kind of volume.
Thanks in advance for any advice!