What are fine art school portraits?
Fine art school portraits are 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 school 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 would like 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. .
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 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.
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 can offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s needs. I also donate 10% of my gross to each school that I photograph!
Turn around time
Images will be edited and delivered to the parents within two weeks of the shoot.
All ordering is done online. All images are sent in a password protected gallery. Once orders have been placed, they will be shipped to each parent’s home within 10 business days.
Prints are shipped directly to the family’s home. This provides one less thing for teachers and schools to manage as well as eliminates fears from parents of lost or bent photo packages. Orders are only placed AFTER the photoshoot. Each family gets to see their images before committing to an order.