WHAT IS BOUTIQUE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY?
The difference between a traditional and boutique school photography is in that my goal is to provide a custom, boutique experience to families of school I work with. I work with only a few schools so I can provide an excellent customer service and artistic images.
No stiff posing and cheesy smiles. I create safe environment in which I capture a child's personality on a day of. I don't ask them to smile but encourage to be themselves. As a result we get timeless, artistic and genuine portraits that are far from traditional cheesy portraits we have come to be accustomed to. I provide an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Everything that is in relation to communication, viewing and ordering product is completely online. Families are linked to password-protected online ordering galleries. Galleries are set up according to grade, homeroom, age group, or whatever grouping which makes sense for the school. Each child will be provided 2-5 images, presented in both color and black and white. The family may chose the photos they want printed, as opposed to having a pose chosen for them. I also provide boutique product choices such as canvas gallery wraps and digital images for future printing and archiving. A detailed PDF describing all ordering procedures and shooting day preparation will be provided to each school to be distributed to families prior to photo day.
Prints are ordered online and delivered directy to the school.
I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day.
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.
I handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products.
I take staff photos and provide a complimentary print package for staff members as well.
I am willing to work with schools to provide custom services that fit your unique needs.
ARE THESE IMAGES EXPENSIVE?
My rates are competitive and there is no up front payment. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone's needs. I also donate 10% of my gross to the schools that I photograph!
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.