What is boutique school photography?
Boutique school photography is a classic approach to traditional school photography that will let the child's simple, classic beauty shine through. I will never force a smile, but simply aim to capture the essence of each child. There are no awkward poses, faces, or elaborate backgrounds. The results are genuine and timeless portraits that are far from the traditional cheesy photos we have become accustomed to with bright flashes and unflattering, busy backgrounds. I provide light and fun experience for your children and take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves, naturally.
What services do you offer?
I work with individual schools to provide a custom experience that gives services that best fit your school's needs. All of this is done completely online. Families are linked to password-protected online ordering galleries. Galleries are set up according to grade, homeroom, advisory, or whatever grouping makes the most sense for the school. Each child will be provided 2-5 images, presented in both color and black and white. After viewing the images, the family may chose the photos they want printed, as opposed to having a pose chosen for them prior to the images being taken. I also provide boutique product choices such as professionally printed images in a variety of sizes, canvas gallery wraps, and digital images for future printing and archiving. A detailed PDF describing all ordering procedures and shooting day preparation will be provided to each school to be distributed to families prior to photo day.
Prints are shipped directly to the family home. This provides one less thing for teachers and schools to manage as well as eliminates fears from parents or lost or bent photo packages.
I like to focus on a-la-carte ordering so parents can order the prints that they wish, however packages can be designed for schools if that is what the schools desire.
I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day.
I provide the school with all high resolution digital files to use for yearbooks, website, school advertising, school ID's, or however the school wishes to use the images at no cost to the school.
I handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products.
What time of year should is best for this fine art school portraits?
I work with each individual school to schedule shoots at the time that works best for them. You may choose fall to document the beginning of the school year. Others may want to have images at the end of the year to document milestone years such as the last year of preschool, kindergarten, or the end of elementary or middle school.
I have very competitive rates and nothing is due up front, all profit is made from ordering. This service does not cost the school anything. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone's needs. I also donate 10% of my gross to the schools that I photograph!
How many students
I am able to work with kids ages 1-18 in my boutique school photography arena.
Turn around time
Images will be edited and delivered to the parents within two weeks of the shoot.