Boutique school portraits are child-focused and completely customizable to your school. All pictures are on a black background and are taken in natural light. The results are genuine, timeless and authentic portraits that elicit genuine emotion. I only take on a few select schools every season, so that I can provide superior customer service. I offer a variety of artistic images for parents to choose from as well as an array of high quality prints and products. There are no upfront costs to parents and no handling of order forms and money by teachers. I work with each individual school to schedule shoots any time during the academic year. 10% of proceeds are donated back to the school!
What do you need from the school? I will need just a few things from you, including classroom rosters, child birthdates (MM/DD), daily classroom schedules, and a list of any special instructions or sensitive information you think may be pertinent.
Where do you take the pictures? I shoot outdoors, preferably under some type of canopy or awning, weather permitting. I can also photograph indoors if needed.
How do parents pay you? My entire system is hosted online. Proofs are released for viewing through an online link, and all orders and payments are processed online. No handling or money or order forms by the school.
How long does the whole process take? After I shoot the pictures, it will take approximately 2 weeks before proofs are released to the parents. The order deadline will be listed for one week after proof release. Once all orders are in, products will begin to arrive 4 weeks later. All orders are inspected and hand delivered to your school!
What does it cost for the families? I offer both print packages as well as digital files parents can print themselves. Individual prints start at $20 and our smallest print packages are $30. I also offer custom products, such as canvas prints.
Do parents have to participate? Participation is not required. I generally photograph every child at your school, and provide proofs for each child I photograph. Proofs will be provided digitally via online password protected gallery. There is no obligation to order.
Staff photos I photograph all staff if requested and give digital files complimentary.