WHAT ARE FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS?
Fine art school portraits are a custom, boutique solution to school photography. Unlike large corporate photography companies, I work with select local schools directly to provide superior personal customer service and artistic school portraits. This modern approach to school photography is simple and classic. My goal is to capture each child in an authentic, genuine way—never forcing smiles and letting their unique personality shine. The results are a timeless, natural portrait of each child without the use of flashes and unflattering backgrounds. As a former elementary school teacher, I connect with them on their level and provide a fun, relaxed environment where children can be themselves.
WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?
My fine art school portrait offering is an online experience. Families are linked to password protected viewing galleries where they can view, select, and order their child’s photographs. Galleries are usually set up by grade and teacher but can be customized to what works best for each school. Each child will have 2-5 images, presented in both color and black and white. Families choose the images they like, as opposed to having it selected for them.
I also provide professional print products such as canvas gallery wraps and high resolution digital downloadable files. Print products are ordered online and I deliver them directly to the school after I have inspected them for quality and packaged them appropriately. More detailed information for portrait day preparation, ordering and pricing will be provided to each school for distribution prior to the scheduled date.
As part of my services, I provide a high resolution digital file of each child photographed to the school for use in yearbooks, on school websites, advertising, etc. I also provide a complimentary portrait and accompanying digital file for each staff member.
And the best of all, the school provides my contact information to parents so I can answer any and all questions directly about ordering, print products, and the school portrait day itself.
HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?
Unlike large corporate photography companies, I can provide my services to small preschools, large private K–12 schools, or anything in between. I have worked with children of all ages with my previous teaching background and current family photography business.
WHAT IS THE PRICING FOR THESE SERVICES?
My pricing is competitive within the market, but I have a key difference from the large companies you’ve worked with in the past. Families pay nothing up front (no pre-order sales) and only purchase products after viewing—and loving—their child’s photographs.
On my direct-order website I offer a variety of collections, la carte products, and even high-resolution files for download.
The school pays nothing for these services, and I donate 10% of gross sales back to the school.
WHAT TIME OF YEAR ARE THE PORTRAITS SCHEDULED?
I work with each individual school to schedule dates and times that work best for them and can schedule portraits at any time during the academic school year.