FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS

WHAT IS BOUTIQUE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY?

My goal is to provide a custom boutique experience to all families attending the schools who have chosen me to photograph their students. My service is personal yet professional. Unlike large, corporate photography companies, I only take on a select few schools so that I can provide my superior customer service and artistic imagery.

I never force the kids to smile. I simply aim to capture the essence of the child through my photography. A shy child will behave very differently to a child who draws his energies from social interactions. Thats fine. They have permission to be themselves in the few minutes they are with me. No awkward poses or forced smiles. Just truly them.

The results are timeless photos captured for parents. Years down the line these photos aim to remind them of what their child truly was like at this stage. No harsh lights and busy backgrounds that we have become so accustomed to in school photography. School Photography can also be artistic and that is my aim.

I provide a natural environment for the children. I interact with them, have fun with them, ‘allow’ them to have fun with me. I take pride in the light and fun environment I create for them on the day, which allows them to relax and be themselves.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

My operations are completely online. After the photo day, parents can view their pictures online through their password-protected galleries. No wastage of paper here as I bypass providing sheets of image and ordering form. I aim to provide each child with 2-5 images. Each image will have two versions - colour as well as black and white. The family can choose the photo they would like to print as opposed to having a pose chosen for them.

I also provide boutique product choices such as canvas gallery wraps and digital downloads of single images as well as full galleries. They can download and store these for future printing and archiving. A detailed PDF describing all ordering procedures and shooting day preparation will be provided to all schools. They can distribute these to the parents prior to photo day.

In order to make the process seamless and easy for parents, I also provide parents with a walkthrough video detailing the options and steps they need to take to access their pictures and place their final orders.

Parents order all printed products online which are delivered directly to schools.

I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day.

I provide my schools with high-resolution digital files to use on their websites, yearbooks, school advertising or however the schools wish to use the images.

I handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products.

I take staff and class photos. I provide a complimentary print package for staff as well.

I am willing to work with schools to provide custom services that fit their unique needs.

HOW EXPENSIVE ARE THESE IMAGES?

My rates are very competitive. Nothing is due up front. All revenue is generated from families ordering digital or print products. I offer a variety of collections and a la carte products to suit various needs and budgets. I also donate 10% of my profits to the schools I photograph!

WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE THESE SHOOTS?

I work with different schools to schedule shoots all throughout the academic year.

In case of any more questions, please email me at candidyouphotography@yahoo.com or call me at 07786770733