WHAT ARE FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS?
Fine Art School Portraits offer images you’ve been wanting for years – authentic, REAL portraits of your children that actually reflect the personality, style and stage in life. I pride myself on capturing a technically sound photograph that accentuates each child’s individual personality. I don’t like the word “cheese”, and do not believe in forcing a smile. By taking a personal approach to their portraits and spending a little more time with them we are able to provide modern portraits of your child that you’ll WANT to hang on the wall!
WILL YOU OFFER DIFFERENT POSES?
Yes! We spend about 1-2 minutes with each child, working to capture up at least 3-5 images that reflect each child's individual personalities. Parents will be able to choose which image(s) they wish to purchase from the various poses captured.
WHAT TYPES OF BACKGROUND OPTIONS DO YOU PROVIDE?
I typically use a solid black backdrop for all images. I also have grey or we can use a natural setting on your school campus. This way it helps to keep the focus on your child! We don’t have to worry about the background color/design competing for attention with your son/daughter’s outfit.
WHAT PACKAGES DO YOU OFFER?
I offer several different print packages with a variety of print sizes. Each print package is for 1 pose. A la carte items are available with no minimum purchase. I also offer custom studio products, such as gallery wraps and framed enlargements. Digital packages are also available if you do not wish to order prints.
DO YOU OFFER SIBLING DISCOUNTS?
Yes! After placing your first print order, please take $5 off for the second child's package, $10 for the third child's package.
CAN I BRING OTHER SIBLINGS THAT DO NOT ATTEND THE SCHOOL?
You will need to obtain permission from the office and sign your child(ren) in and out of school property. If this is something you plan on doing, please let me know ahead of time and I can add it to my schedule so that I’m ready to include them!
HOW ARE YOU WITH THE SPECIAL STUDENTS THAT MAY REQUIRE EXTRA ATTENTION/ASSISTANCE?
I specialize in children portraiture so I have lots of experience with many personality types and different needs! If your child needs special attention, I will be more than happy to schedule a little extra time and make special accommodations if they get anxious easily. As long as I know ahead of time what is needed, I can make it happen!
DO YOU OFFER RETOUCHING? IF SO, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
My assistant will be on hand with wipes, and we will do our best to make sure there aren’t any boogies or remnants of lunch/snacks on your child’s face, and that their hair looks presentable. I will inspect each image for quality and slightly retouch as needed before releasing the images to you. If you desire additional retouching after the images have been released, there is a one time fee of $25 per pose, and I will work closely with you to make the images look how you prefer.
WILL YOU OFFER RE-TAKES?
Re-takes are school specific. A make-up day is always schedule for students absent on picture day, but some schools to not accommodate a retake day. In the event that your school does not schedule retakes and you are unhappy with the variety of images offered in the gallery, I will schedule 1 day for re-takes in my studio. Please contact me directly for details should that circumstance present itself.
WILL YOU OFFER ADD-ONS LIKE NAME/YEAR/GRADE ETC. PRINTED ON THE PICTURES?
Yes, that is one of the options available for your prints at an additional price.
HOW DO PARENTS PAY YOU?
My entire system is hosted online in private password-protected galleries. Proofs are released for viewing through an online link, 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. You can also share your gallery with other family members in case they would like to order any prints/digital files as well. If you are not comfortable paying online I am happy to setup an appointment in my studio where we can review your portraits and pay via cash or check.
HOW LONG DOES THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKE?
After I shoot the pictures, it will take approximately 10-21 days before proofs are released to the parents, depending on the size of the school. The order deadline will be listed for two weeks after the proofing and ordering gallery is released. Once the ordering deadline has passed, orders will arrive at your school in up to 14 business days. Orders shipped directly to your home will arrive within 10 days after the final order date. Rush orders are available if needed. All dates will be given to you ahead of time to help with planning.
DO YOU PARTNER WITH THE SCHOOL ON REVENUE?
YES! I am happy to provide your school with 10% of all net profits. This donation is typically given approximately 3 weeks after delivery of prints/products to the school.
IS PARTICIPATION REQUIRED?
NOPE! You do not have to participate if you do not want to. I will shoot portraits for every child on campus, and provide proofs for each child photographed. Proofs will be provided digitally and because of this your teachers will not have to worry about collecting un-purchased proofs or order forms. If parents do not want to participate, they are not obligated.
WHAT IF WE HAVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND DON'T WANT OUR CHILD'S GALLERY LINKED WITH THE REST OF THE CLASS?
No worries at all! Because I only select a small number of schools each year, I am able to work closely with parents and staff members to ensure unique needs are met. There have been several situations in which students photographs could not be included in group/class photos, and/or needed an extra level of protection for individual photos. I'm happy to create a separate password-protected gallery and custom class composite photos. Please reach out as soon as possible to discuss details.