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WHAT ARE MODERN SCHOOL PORTRAITS?

Modern school portraits offers images you’ve been wanting for years – authentic, REAL portraits of your children that actually reflect the personality, style and stage in life.   We pride ourselves on capturing a technically sound photograph that accentuates each child’s individual personality.  We don’t like the word “cheese”, and we 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 pictures 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 to 3-5 images that reflect their 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?
We use either a grey or solid black backdrop for all images.  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?

We offer different packages with a variety of print sizes.  Each print package is for 1 pose and does not include several poses.  A la carte items available with no minimum purchase.  We 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 paying full price for your first child, you can take$5 off for the second child, $10 for the third, $15 off the fourth.


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!  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?
We will do our best to make sure there aren’t any remnants of lunch/snack on your child’s face, and that their hair looks presentable.  I will inspect each image for quality and 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, and I will work closely with you to make the images look how you prefer.

WILL YOU OFFER RE-TAKES?
In the event I’m unable to capture your child due to absence, or you are unhappy with any of the images offered in the gallery, I will schedule 1 day for re-takes.  Re-takes will be offered as an as-needed option once I see how many children were absent and unable to participate.

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?
Our entire system is hosted online in private 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. Our 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.


HOW LONG DOES THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKE?

After we shoot the pictures, it will take approximately 3-6 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. The orders will be shipped directly to the parents unless otherwise requested.


DO YOU PARTNER WITH THE SCHOOL ON REVENUE?

YES!  We are happy to provide your school with 10% of all net profits.  This donation is typically given up to 6 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.  We will shoot portraits for every child on campus, and provide proofs for each child 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. If parents do not want to participate, they are not obligated.