Fine Art School Portraits
What Is Boutique/Fine Art School Photography?
I offer parents a more custom, candid and boutique option for school portraits than your typical school portrait provider. If you’re anything like me, you probably feel that school portraits are often uninspired. For many, the words ‘school portraits’ evoke images of cheesy grins, awkward hand positions, and contrived poses. But like me, you probably want to remember exactly what your tiny human looked like in Kindergarten, or that year before they moved on to Middle School (it goes so fast!). You want to remember who they were at that moment in time and to capture all those important details sans distracting backgrounds and other elements that take away from the true subject of the image, your child.
There is nothing more powerful than a headshot for capturing the essence of a child and distilling their personality down to a solemn pensive look, or an expression exuding joy or humor. That’s what I provide with my Fine Art School Photography. Your child just being your child. No forced expressions (I never use the words “say cheese!” and do not believe in forcing a smile). No awkward poses. Just an artistic and authentic portrait of your kiddo while they are still a kid.
What Services Do You Provide?
Everything from viewing the proofs to ordering print products is done online. Families are provided with links to password protected online galleries where they can view proofs and order images. 2-5 images will be presented for each child in both color and black and white, giving parents more options from which to choose. I offer 4 different print packages and 2 digital negative collections. Additionally, boutique products, such as custom gallery wraps and a la carte print items, are available for purchase. Information outlining both photo day preparation and ordering procedures will be provided to the school to be distributed to families prior to photo day and I am happy to address any questions from parents about ordering and products. The school does not have to worry about printed proofs, order forms, or handling/processing money. The online system takes care of everything, easy peasy! I also take staff photos and provide the school with all high resolution digital files taken on photo day to be used by the school as it wishes.
What Are the Costs?
My rates are competitive. I offer a range of collections and a la carte ad ons to fit every budget and nothing is due until proofs are received and orders are placed. All profit comes from placed orders. I love schools and support their efforts by donating 10% of the net profit to each school I work with!