WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AT MESA DEL SOL FAMILY PAGE!
This page is dedicated to you, and designed to provide you with important information surrounding picture day and your child's portrait experience for the 2018-2019 school year.
If you would like to receive an email notification when your child's school portraits are ready for viewing and ordering, please click HERE or use the "notify me" link below to register.
Please scroll down to view dates & details surrounding picture day, to learn why Fine Art School Photography by Kat Oswald is so unique, and to get to know your photographer, Kat Oswald.
What is Fine Art School Photography, you ask?
Picture Day is Just Around the Corner!
Thursday, August 16th - Portraits for ID Cards, Class Portraits, and Yearbook Portraits
October 3rd & 4th - Fall Picture Day (Students can dress down)
GALLERIES AVAILABLE TO VIEW & ORDER - OCTOBER 19TH
LAST DAY TO ORDER FALL PORTRAITS - NOVEMBER 2ND
ORDERS DELIVERED TO SCHOOL - NOVEMBER 13TH
Thursday, February 7th - Spring Picture Day
GALLERIES AVAILABLE TO VIEW & ORDER - FEBRUARY 21ST
LAST DAY TO ORDER FALL PORTRAITS - MARCH 7TH
ORDERS DELIVERED TO NMIS - MARCH 21
QUICK DETAILS ABOUT PICTURE DAY
You are not required to purchase school photos. There is no minimum order required for orders placed by the ordering deadline.
Orders placed by the ordering deadline will be hand delivered to your school. Orders placed after that date will incur a shipping or handling charge and a minimum order amount of $50.
To have your order mailed directly to your home, or to a relative, be sure to add the shipping option to your order.
Digital files can be ordered right from your gallery by clicking on the "Digital Media" tab. Digital files are high-resolution and will be delivered to your email via zip file. Please note, print quality is not guaranteed on items printed outside of my professional lab.
Galleries will be removed at the end of the school year. If you would like to view/purchase photos after this date there will be a $35 fee to reopen the gallery. All images are deleted 1 year after picture day and will not be available once deleted.
Due to the custom nature of portraiture, all sales are final.
Some students are much more comfortable in front of the camera, those students will have more images in their gallery. Some students will be more reserved and may only give me a few facial expressions so they will have a few less. I strive to connect with each student to capture their personality & I put each and every image that is technically sound in your gallery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does it say "Kat Oswald Photography" across the photo? That is our way of protecting the photographs of your child from being used without permission. Purchased items (canvas, digital files, prints, etc) will NOT have a logo or proof across the image..
Do you offer retouching? Although all images are hand edited, additional retouching (such as removing acne, scaring, braces, etc) is not done automatically. There is an option when placing your online order to have one image retouched, or to have all photos of your child in the entire gallery retouched. Glare from glasses will be removed, at not cost to you, on your final order.
Do you offer discounts on portrait sessions? Absolutely. I offer a generous discount off Family Portrait Sessions.
Are your print prices the same if we book a portrait session? Because school orders are placed in bulk through my professional lab specializing in school portrait printing I am not able to honor the same deal on prints for portrait sessions. The pricing for school photography is based on high volume. All other portraits are specifically commissioned on creating heirloom products & original art for your home.
Why is there a minimum order amount required for all orders placed after the ordering deadline? There is a minimum order of $50 required for all orders placed after the ordering deadline because I only receive bulk pricing and discounted shipping on large orders placed at the same time. I happily pass that savings down to parents that order before the final due date.
Hello there! I'm Kat, owner & lead photographer at Kat Oswald Photography. After offering Fine Art School Photography in Albuquerque for 5 years, I am absolutely thrilled to to now offer this unique, customized service to your school!!
I would like to take a moment to thank you ahead of time for sharing your precious children with me for a few moments. Each of them is beautiful in their own unique way and I truly look forward to meeting them and capturing their charming personalities with my camera. I believe school portraits should be genuine, honest, and a true reflection of your child - which is why I do things differently. Our children change so fast and school portraiture should be a fun experience resulting in beautiful images that you can proudly share and display in your home. I encourage children to be themselves which results in a gallery of several different images of your child - unique, genuine, and timeless.
About Kat Oswald Photography's Fine Art School Photography
It's Personal. I designed my Fine Art School Photography Service to change the face of school photography and replace "dull school photos" with Fine Art Portraiture. It is just as important to me that your child has an enjoyable experience than it is to provide beautiful portraiture of your child.
It's Convenient. Your child's photographs will be uploaded to a private, password-protected online gallery allowing you to view, share, and place your order. You can choose from print packages, canvas options, digital files, and/or a la carte options. Because this is a custom experience, can share your private link with family members and even have an order mailed out of state. If you have any questions, please use the contact link below, or call Kat directly.
It's Custom. Rather than just one image, you will receive at least 2-5 images (both in color and black and white) in a private online gallery. You choose the image (or images) that you love, pick the package or a la carte items that work best for you and can even mix and match poses in your package. You won't have to deal with minimum order amounts and don't have to pay for anything up front.
It's Quality. The end result is what one would expect from a custom professional portrait session - gorgeous photographs in a wide variety of expressions and poses both on a traditional black background as well as a beautiful outdoor or natural setting. Digital Images are available in high resolution, prints and canvas options are all heirloom quality from a professional lab, and there are fun specialty items (such as magnets and keychains) available for purchase as well.
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