fine art school portraits |Auckland, new zealand
What are Fine Art School Portraits?
I provide a boutique portrait experience for the families attending the preschools, kindergartens and schools that choose me to photograph their students. There’s no forced, deer-in-headlights smile and no stiff shoulders in front of a powder blue backdrop. Just the real, authentic face you love photographed in a way that’s worthy of a spot on your wall.
My goal is to capture your child just as they are. I never force a smile, or ask them to “say cheese”. The result is an authentic, genuine portrait of your child documented in a timeless way.
I pride myself on my ability to quickly and naturally make children feel at ease in front of the camera, allowing their personality to shine through, and making the process fun and easy.
How does it work?
For the schools that choose to work with me I provide a detailed explanation of how everything operates. I work onsite, entirely with natural light, and provide all the equipment needed for the photo day along with an explanatory PDF for the families. I make the process simple and seamless.
My print and digital file service is managed entirely online. Once the portraits are ready to be viewed families are sent a link to a password protected ordering gallery.
Each child will receive a minimum of 3 images, presented in both colour and black and white. The family can then choose the portraits they want printed (as opposed to having one chosen for them). I provide a range of premium printing options, as well as the opportunity to purchase the digital files. Prints are ordered online and delivered directly to the school for collection.
I also provide the school with digital images for use on websites, school advertising and other uses (the school is responsible for ensuring parental permission is acquired). I also take staff photographs where desired.
Are these portraits expensive?
What you're getting here is worth so much more than your standard school photo mugshot! You can choose to take home one or all of the beautiful, varied portraits of your child. I offer competitive pricing on prints and digital products, and unlike a portrait "mini-session" there is no session or sitting fee. And I also donate 10% of my profits to the school!
What ages do you work with?
As a newborn and family photographer I am comfortable working with children of all ages, from young infants right through to teens.
How many children can you accommodate?
Up to around 120 children can be managed in a single day. For schools with more students multiple days or sessions may be required (please contact me to discuss the size of your student roll).
Can parents come in for a Family Portrait?
No, I do not include parents in these portraits. In fact, I find it's much easier to capture an authentic portrait when parents are not even in the child's line of sight! However if there are siblings at the school together I do take sibling portraits. For information about my family sessions check out this page instead.