Fine Art School Portraits

 My goal is to create beautiful portraits that capture a child's unique personality and provide a positive experience for schools and families. 

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WHAT ARE FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS?

Fine art school portraits are a modern, unique take on the traditional school photo. Rather than themed or brightly colored backdrops, portraits are simple, classic and timeless. Children are photographed against a black backdrop with portraits available in color as well as black and white. I provide a comfortable, fun experience during the session that encourages children to feel at ease and let their personality shine.



WHY CHOOSE FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS?

School portraits are a beautiful way to remember a specific stage of life for children. They should be displayed in our homes, proudly hung on the wall. Fine art school portraits remove busy and distracting backgrounds and instead focus on capturing the beauty of each child. These portraits are timeless and look absolutely stunning on the wall while complementing modern design.

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HOW DO MY PORTRAIT SERVICES WORK?

I work directly with daycares, preschools, public and private schools as the school portrait photographer.  Families are able to view their child's portraits in a gallery online prior to purchasing. Each child will have a gallery with a minimum of 3 images in color and black & white.  I respect each child's unique personality and will never ask children to smile. However, some children will be eager to give me many different expressions; so for this reason, I provide a minimum number of images but some children will have a larger gallery. All ordering is done online through my site. Print packages as well as digital images are available for purchase. A 5x7 class portrait is included free of charge to each child in the school. 

To simplify the process for schools, I handle all questions or concerns with families regarding fine art school portraits. Upon booking, schools will receive an informational sheet with details for families; including tips for photo day, the ordering process, delivery of portraits and my contact information.  I strive to keep the experience positive and as simple as possible for both the school and families.

In addition to my services, I donate 5% of profits back to the school for student enrichment.


DOES THE SCHOOL SIZE MATTER?

I am able to accommodate schools of varying sizes. If the school is larger, I will provide an assistant on photo day. Through my professional portrait process, I am able to provide the same services as large, corporate photographers but with a more personal, unique feel. 

HOW MUCH DO PORTRAITS COST?

My rates are competitive with other school photographers but no payment is due on photo day. Once the galleries are delivered, parents can choose to purchase images as well as digital files. Detailed costs for portraits are included in the information sheet provided to families once a school books my portrait services. A variety of purchase options are available including portrait collections, a la carte and digital downloads. Schools will receive a digital image of each child to use as they wish for yearbooks, end of the year gifts or student ID cards. 


WHEN TO SCHEDULE SCHOOL PORTRAITS

I coordinate with each school to determine when it works best for you to schedule fine art school portraits. My recommendation is either late Fall so portraits are ready for holiday gifts or late Winter through Spring. As a mom, I can assure you that portraits make beautiful Mother's Day gifts or end of the year gifts to parents from schools. 


HOW TO BOOK MY SERVICES

I would love to talk with you more about the fine art school portrait experience and answer any questions. You can reach me via email at reesejj@me.com.

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