FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS

I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to provide schools with fine art school portraits! My goal is to provide a more customized and positive experience to all of the families who attend the schools who have chosen me to photograph their children. 

What is Fine Art School Photography?

Fine Art School Photography is a personalized and modern approach to school portraits. It is a boutique experience aimed to capture the genuine expressions and personalities of the children I photograph. Instead of stiff posing and forced smiles, the children will be encouraged to be themselves, capturing their true essence. Schools can choose to have all of the portraits taken in a shady spot outdoors or I will bring a simple black backdrop if you prefer indoor photos. Parents will be thrilled with their child’s sweet photos, that will be authentic and timeless.

Why should I choose Alima to do our school photography?

As a former elementary teacher for over a decade, working in schools with families and children is second nature for me.

Who is this service available to?

Currently, I am offering this to preschools, clubs, and groups in the area. There is no limit on the number of children I am able to photograph, although I only take on a small number each year so I can be fully devoted to each school.

What time of year do you book these sessions?

I am happy to work with each individual school to schedule photos anytime during the academic year.

THE EXPERIENCE

Before Photo Day

I will visit your school to choose the best spot with great natural light (either indoor with a large window or outside in the shade). I will send you an email to share with your families about how to prepare for photo day. It will also include information about my style, tips on wardrobe, and my ordering process. I will need your class lists at least 2 weeks before photo day to prepare the student galleries.

Photo Day

Depending on the number of students, I may bring an assistant or ask for help from a member of your staff or a volunteer. I take 1-2 minutes with each child. Parents are welcome to bring siblings before school for sibling pictures, even if they do not attend the school. I will take class pictures if the kids are old enough to sit in a group. I can also take photos of your staff, if you’d like.

Ordering

All proofing and ordering is done online, so no forms to collect. Within two weeks of photo day, I will send you an email to forward to your families with a link to the private gallery, as well as a short video explaining the online ordering process. I will handle all communication with the parents so there is no extra work involved for you or your staff. Galleries are organized by class, age, or whichever fits your community best. Each child will receive between 3-5 images in color and black & white in their gallery. Families may chose the photos they want printed (as opposed to having a pose chosen for them). I also provide boutique product choices, such a digital images for future printing and archiving and canvas wraps. When the gallery closes two weeks later, photos will be ordered and delivered within a month.

I provide the school with all the high-resolution digital files to use for yearbooks, website, school advertising, school ID’s, or however the school wishes to use the images.

Pricing

Nothing is due up front and I offer competitive rates; all profit is made from ordering. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s needs. I also donate 10% of my gross to the schools that I photograph.

Ready to book or have questions? Please complete the form below or e-mail me at alima.blackwell@gmail.com