What is Boutique School Portraiture?
We all remember it – picture day at school. Let’s banish the generic backdrops, the forced “Say Cheese!” smiles, and the packet of prints selected on parents' behalf for better or sometimes for worse... Our aim is to set each student at ease and spend a few minutes capturing a glimpse of who they are at this moment in time. Parents get the chance to select their prints from an online gallery of their student’s images. By taking this modern approach, they receive REAL, authentic portraits of their student they'll love displaying in their home and sharing with loved ones!
What happens during the session?
We’ll spend a few minutes with each student, getting to know them a bit and making them feel comfortable with us. We’ll capture several images that reflect their personality in a variety of setups and poses. We’ll incorporate some school themed props and chairs for some of the images. We’ll also capture at least one traditional close-up, “head shot” style image.
How are orders placed?
Prior to picture day, we will provide an information brochure and an ordering envelope for each student to take home. The students who wish to participate will bring their completed ordering envelope to school on picture day (with payment or card information provided in the envelope). Our proofing system is hosted online through private, password-protected galleries. Four edited poses from each student’s session will be included in both color and black & white. One to two weeks after picture day, parents will receive an email with a link to their personal gallery and information on logging in.
What products and packages are available?
There are four package options to choose from including prints or digital files, starting at just $20. Also available as a la carte package add-ons are digital file downloads and gallery wrapped canvases.
How long does the whole process take?
After picture day, it will take approximately one to two weeks for proofing galleries to be ready for you to access. Galleries will be active for 10 days. Once parents have made pose selections in their galleries, it takes about two weeks for prints and products to arrive to our studio. We will personally deliver orders to the school, unless parents request to have things shipped to their home address. (Shipping to homes is available for an additional fee.) We will email parents to let them know orders have been delivered to your school.
Are retakes available if we miss picture day?
In the event we’re unable to photograph any children who wish to participate due to absence, we will be happy to schedule one day of retakes. Retakes will be offered on an as-needed basis once we see how many children were absent and unable to participate. We will coordinate the retake date with your school.
Is participation required?
Nope! If parents do not want their student to participate, they are not obligated. We will capture a session with each child who brings a completed information card, and will provide a proofing gallery for every student we photograph. Proofs will be provided digitally and because of this your teachers will not have to worry about collecting un-purchased proofs or order forms. All students will be included in class portraits.
Interested in booking a Boutique School Portraits picture day for your school?
Contact Becky today to discuss bringing this unique approach to school picture day to your school!