WHAT IS BOUTIQUE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY?
My goal is to provide a custom, boutique experience to all families attending the schools who have chosen me to photograph their students. My service is personal and professional. Unlike large, corporate photography operations, I only take on a few, select schools so that I can provide superior customer service and artistic, classic images with the focus being on the child. I use a black backdrop and shoot a close up of their faces.
Boutique School Photography offers images you’ve been yearning for – authentic, REAL portraits of your children that actually reflect their personality, style and stage in life. I never force a child to be someone who they are not, I simply aim to capture the essence of the children I photograph- no awkward stiff poses or faces, bright flashes and unflattering backgrounds. By taking a personal approach to the students’ portraits and spending a little more time with them we are able to provide pictures you’ll WANT to hang on the wall. I aim to provide light and fun experience for your children and take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves, naturally.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I am a completely online operation. My entire system is hosted online and proofs are released for viewing through an online link to a password protected gallery, and all orders and payments are processed online. The school does not have to worry about printed proofs, order forms, or handling/processing money. My online system takes care of everything. Each child will be provided 2-5 images, presented in both color and black and white. The family may choose the photos they want printed, as opposed to having them chosen before seeing 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 just need my backdrop, camera gear and a decent sized window that provides good natural light).
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.
A complimentary class and staff picture is provided to each class/teacher.
I am willing to work with schools to provide custom services that fit your unique needs.
What types of schools do you offer this service to?
I can come to private, preschool, public, co-ops, home schooling, etc. Interested school and/or parents can email Tasha Boin @ firstname.lastname@example.org . I think each child and family deserves a boutique and modern school photography experience!
HOW LONG DOES THIS 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 2-4 weeks later. We will personally deliver all of the products to the school.
what is the cost of these images?
I have competitive rates and nothing is due up front, all profit is made from ordering. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone's needs. I also donate 5% 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-but typically in the fall and/or spring.