Boutique School Photography
Tell me a little about the process. We offer parents a more custom, candid and boutique option for school portraits than your average school portrait provider. We thrive on authenticity and natural expressiveness. We believe we have a service that parents crave for marking these fleeting school memories and we know that this program is a definite value added to your school.
What do you need from the school? We will need just a few items from you, including classroom rosters, daily classroom schedules, and a list of any special instructions or sensitive information you think may be pertinent.
Where do you take the pictures? We shoot exclusively outdoors, preferably under some type of canopy or breezeway. We would like to work with you in the weeks preceding our shoot to determine together the best possible places for shooting. Safety is our first priority, second only to ideal lighting conditions, which are best achieved by the use of natural sunlight. We are not able to shoot indoors due to our unique setup.
Will we have to re-schedule for inclement weather? It is not likely that we will have to make adjustments because of the weather, but in the case where there are thunderstorms or unsafe conditions, it may be in our best interest to select another day. Clouds will not deter us, unless it is extreme cloud cover. Rain will only keep us from shooting if it is intense and windy. We will make every effort to stay on schedule despite the weather.
How do parents pay you? Our entire system is hosted online. 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.
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. We will personally deliver all of the products to the school, unless the parents note otherwise on the order form.
What does it cost for the families? We offer both print packages as well as digital negatives, where parents can print themselves. Our smallest print packages are all $40, and our digital negative collections begin at $40 as well. We also offer custom studio products, such as gallery wraps and framed enlargements.
Do you have a contract? We do have a simple contract which outlines the basic services we provide to your school, as well as details on the revenue share with your school. The contract covers basic topics such as safety, liability, logistics, payments, and scheduling. We are more than happy to provide a copy of said contract for your review.
Do you partner with the school on revenue? We are happy to provide your school with 10% of all net profits. Please allow up to 6 weeks after delivery of school products to receive this gift.
How many options do parents get? We offer 4 different print packages and 2 different digital negative collections, as well as a la carte purchasing. We also offer custom gallery wraps up to 30”x40” and framed studio enlargements.
Do parents have to participate? Participation is not required. 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.
Kim Kelley Photography