School photos do not have to be boring, forced, awkward with unattractive backgrounds. I provide a boutique experience for parents, giving them high end photos of their children, with choices to pick their favorite images. At the same time I provide the school with a smooth, simple process.
What is Fine Art School Photography?
Fine Art Photography allows each child to be him or herself, whether it be silly and outgoing or reserved and quiet. I capture several images of each child, giving mom and dad the opportunity to select their favorite image(s). Photos are taken on a black backdrop for a timeless and classic look. Each student's gallery consists of color and black and white images providing more options and adding to the boutique experience.
Picture Day, Simplified.
Gone are preorder forms that can be lost or misplaced. The order process is completely online. Parents are given a password protected gallery, where each child has his/her own folder of approximately 3-5 images to select from. Pictures may be ordered as prints, canvases, or digital files (which are emailed directly to parents). Parents then have the option to have the images shipped directly to them at a minimal cost or they can be picked up at the school.
Prior to picture day, the school will receive information to pass along to parents to help them prepare for picture day. Once the school gallery is ready, all information on how to order, deadlines, and frequently asked questions, are laid out. I also include a short video on how to order to answer any questions that may come up while ordering.
I provide all materials, gear, and assistants for picture day.
School portraits may be taken in the fall or spring, whatever works best for the school. Retakes are offered for students who were ill or out on picture day. The school and I will decide on retake day together to ensure the least disruption for students.
What ages do you photograph?
I have worked with all ages of students, from preschool to high school.
Picture day is not just for the students. Although individual and class photos are taken on picture day, faulty and staff may also have their picture taken that same day as well. This is the perfect way for the school to have current photos of faculty and staff for their websites, IDs, etc.
Schools receive the digital files to use for school use in yearbooks, student/staff IDs, website, etc at no charge to them.
Faculty and Staff receive special discounts on their print orders.
I donate 10% of my gross revenue back to the schools I photograph.
But what does all of this cost?
My rates are competitive. There is no cost to the school, and parents pay nothing up front. Everything is ordered online after you have seen your child's images.
How do I get this in my school?
If you are a school looking for more information or to set picture day dates, you may contact me here, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a parent hoping for me to capture your children at their school you can do two things. One reach out to me and let me know which school they go to so I can approach them. You can also tell the school, show them my website and let them know you want a different experience for your child's school pictures!
View my Fine Art School Portfolio.