FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTOS

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

FIVE PHOTOS YOUR KIDS WILL CRAVE WHEN THEY'RE GROWN

AND HOW TO START COLLECTING THEM

They grow up fast, and when they do, they'll come searching for THESE photos of their childhood.

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*IMPORTANT NOTE* 

Parents: make sure you scroll all the way down for a quick (but optional) pre-registration/questionnaire that allows you to share important info with me -- together we can make your child super comfortable, which makes for the best photos!


I see school photo day is coming up. Do I have to commit to buying something before you take my child's picture?

Of course not! The way it works is this: I take the photos. Soon after, the proofs become available in an online viewing gallery. You look them over and fall in love, or don't. If you love them, you can purchase a package. If you don't, no biggie. I promise.

I don't want my child's photo taken.

No problem. Fill out the questionnaire below and state your preference, and we'll leave their sweet face out.

OMG. My kid hasn't a thing to wear!

I seriously doubt that, my friend. Leave the hoodies, flesh-colored shirts, neon, and loud graphic prints at home, and you're good to go. Honestly. Children look adorable in whatever they wear. Except hoodies. Those really don't photograph well.

If you want to wear something festive, anything with some detail in the collar or shoulder area looks nice. Gathered sleeves, collared shirts, lace, and nice textures all look smashing. But again -- it's your kid who's the point, not her outfit.

My child makes the weirdest faces for the camera. Why bother even trying?

I'll never ask your child to say cheese or do anything special, really. Some kids smile because they think my dorky jokes are funny, and others are more reserved and serious. Both are equally beautiful. I am pretty good at connecting with kids, even shy ones, and rarely have I had a child whose photo is impossible to take. Trust. This ain't my first rodeo!

Is preschool photography your REAL job?

Nope. My real job is Day in the Life family photography -- capturing the chaos, the beauty, and the hilarity of real family life, just as it happened. Intrigued? Here's more.

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The suspense is killing me! How long do I have to wait to see my child's proofs?

2-4 weeks, depending on the size of your school. You'll receive a digital link as soon as they're ready!

What print packages are available?

·       Package A: One 8x10, two 5x7s, and eight wallets 

·       Package B: Four 5x7s, eight wallets

·       Package C: Two 8x10s, eight wallets 

All above packages cost $50.

What about digitals?

Sure thing! Digital files are SUPER popular because of the ease with which consumers can access high quality prints these days (I can even tell you where to go). Click on the "digital media" tab within the "buy" module to access these -- they are available on at the following pricing:

·       One FULL-resolution file - $40. These are giant, beautiful files and can be used for garden-variety prints as well as large wall art, grandma's calendar, coffee mugs, mousepads, whatever. 

·       All FULL-resolution files - $100. This includes color and B/W versions of all files in the gallery.

I love these so much, I want one huge on my wall. Can you help?

Definitely. Large, mounted fine art prints are available a la carte, ready for you to pop into the frame of your choice.

If you have something else in mind, let's talk. I do all kinds of cool wall art and other displays, including everything from greeting cards to canvas wraps.

I can't decide between two of my child's photos. Can I split a package between two images?

Nope, sorry -- I set up the packages this way to keep costs low for you, and I am not able to split a package between two photos. But it's a-okay to buy one package with one photo and another with a different one, or simply opt for digital files and print your own (I’ll even tell you where to go for the best quality)

Those watermarks. They won't be on my prints and digitals, right?

Absolutely not. The images you purchase will be nice and clean!

Is there an advantage to buying the prints if I can just buy a full-resolution file and print to my heart's content?

Well, yes and no. If you're a professional with an account at a pro print lab, by all means -- print yourself. But I can virtually guarantee that printing your child's portrait at Walgreens, Target, or similar lab will yield disappointing results. I work with the top professional print lab in the country, which uses state-of-the-art printing technology, the best dyes and processes, and the highest-end paper to ensure gorgeous print quality that will look as good in 25 years as it does today. 

That said, there are a couple of labs in Austin that do very nice work for the public, and I'm happy to point you in their direction if you choose to go digital!

I have my child's gallery. How do I actually order photos?

Here we go. You can either hover over any photo in the full gallery and click the shopping cart icon that pops up, or click into the photo for a large version, and select the "buy photo" button in the top right. From there, you will get the full menu, including three tabs - "prints," "digital media," and "metals." Special note, the "all digital files" options are available from any photo in your gallery.

You'll receive prints within four weeks of the ordering deadline.

I have more questions. So many more questions. How do I reach you?

You can contact me HERE, or call or text me at 512-nine hundred-0718.

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This form is totally optional but very helpful in making your child comfortable and happy during our brief time together. Please take a moment, if you have one, to fill it out!

Parent Name *
Parent Name
Model Release *
May I have permission to use and reproduce images of your child to promote my business, including, but not limited to, website, portfolio, and marketing? Model release also renders you eligible for possible sneak peeks of your child's image on Facebook or my blog.
For my preschooler, it's fire trucks, excavators, and the question of whether different animals are "good" or "bad" -- what gets your kiddo going?
. . . other than fart jokes (obviously), what cracks your child up?
This is a good place to tell me about special needs, triggers, etc, as well as appearance-related things to check (for example, make sure her barrette isn't dangling in her face)
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