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FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY

Frequently Asked Questions | SCHOOLS


WHAT IS FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY?

Fine Art School Photography is a new approach to your typical school portraits. It is an opportunity to put the personality and spirit of each child back as the emphasis instead of awkward poses, cheesy props, and busy backdrops. By photographing the child against a simple backdrop, in a fun, light-hearted environment, each child is able to  relax and be themselves.

Because I am smaller size boutique photography business, I can provide a customized, personal service to each school, and produce superior artistic images at competitive rates.

WHY DO PARENTS LOVE FINE ART PORTRAITS? 

Parents love seeing portraits of their children that echo their true personalities – we don’t believe in “say cheese” grins – we believe in seeing each child’s personality shine on photo day. That may mean a big toothless smile, or a stoic blue steel, model-worthy stare, but either way, it will be shining with the child's genuine personality. I make a point of capturing sibling images – a service not generally offered by traditional school photographers. The results are classic and timeless pieces of art that are worthy of hanging on your walls.

WILL THE PICTURES BE TAKEN INSIDE OR OUTSIDE?

The school is able to chose! Outside portrait locations will be chosen based on natural surroundings and lighting (*weather permitting of course). Indoor locations will be chosen based on space and lighting capabilities. I can shoot with a natural background (like a library for example) or I will provide a neutral background.

ARE FINE ART PORTRAITS EXPENSIVE?

My rates are extremely competitive, and right in line with what parents can expect to pay traditional school photographers. I offer a variety of collections at different price points, as well as a-la-carte ordering options. Best of all, there is no cost to the school - in fact, as a sign of appreciation for working with me, I donate 10% of the gross profit right back to every school I photograph!

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT EASY FOR THE SCHOOL?

I take all the busy work out of the hands of my schools. A detailed document with instructions for ordering and preparing for photo day will be provided to each school to be distributed to families prior to photo day. I handle any questions from parents regarding the shoot itself, photo ordering and products. I provide all the equipment and assistants needed for photo day. I will also provide the school with all the digital files to be used at your discretion – typically for yearbooks, school IDs and the like. And of course, staff members are included in the photo shoot, and a complimentary print package is provided to thank them for their valuable service.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE ORDERING AND PROOFING?

No school needs more paper floating around! So we have taken the entire ordering operation online, by creating password-protected online ordering galleries. We are also putting the power of choice back in the parents’ hands. Between 2 and 5 images, in both color and black-and-white, will be posted in each child’s gallery, allowing parents to choose the photos they want printed. Images can be ordered as digital negatives, in a variety of a-la-carte style print sizes, or in money-saving collections at different price levels. Boutique wall products such as canvas gallery wraps are also available.

HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?

My workflow systems for serving schools have been streamlined and tested, and as such I am ready to work with schools as small as 20 and as big as 1000.

WHAT TIME OF YEAR DO YOU CONDUCT THESE FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOTS?

I work with each individual school to schedule shoots any time during the academic year.

I AM FROM A SCHOOL AND WOULD LOVE TO OFFER THIS SERVICE TO PARENTS...

Wonderful! Simply contact me and we can have a chat to see if we would be a good fit!

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED.

No worries! Get in touch with any additional questions you may have.


Collection & A la Carte Prices

Print Packages

Collection 1 |   $20.00 ​   (2) 5x7, (4) wallets 

Collection2 |  ​$25.00     (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7, (8) wallets

Collection 3 |   $35.00    ​(1) 11x14 (2) 5x7, (8) wallets                            


All collections come with a complimentary 5x7 class photo                           

* Collections are for ONE image. May not combine images


A La Carte Prints

8- wallets ​$12.00

1- 5x7 ​$10.00

2- 5x7 ​$15.00

1- 8x10 ​$15.00

1- 11x14 ​$22.00

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