WHAT IS FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY?
I never force a smile and simply aim to capture the character of the children I photograph. No forced poses or faces, just your authentic child. The results are genuine portraits on a simple black background. I provide a light and fun experience for your children and take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves naturally.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I am a completely online operation. Families are linked to password-protected online ordering galleries. Galleries are set up according to grade, homeroom, advisory, or whatever grouping that makes sense for the school. Each child will be provided 3-8 images, in a landscape orientation, presented in both colour and black and white. The family may choose the photos they want printed, as opposed to having a single pose chosen for them by the photographer. I also provide unique product choices such as canvas gallery wraps, metal gallery prints and digital images for future printing and archiving. A detailed PDF describing all ordering procedures and shooting day preparation will be provided to each school to be distributed to families prior to photo day.
• Prints are ordered online and delivered directly to the school for distribution.
• I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day. Nothing is needed from the school other than class organization at photo time.
• I take staff photos and provide a complimentary digital image for employees.
• Where applicable, I take group photos for each class.
• I handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products.
• There is no cost the school to book. In fact, 5% of profits are donated right back to the school!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS VS TRADITIONAL SCHOOL PHOTOS?
• More personalized experience – I spend time with each child in order to ensure the most authentic expressions are captured.
• Parents have control over the choice of which photos to order instead of hoping the photographer prints the best one of their child.
• More choices of products to purchase, including digital files, prints, canvas gallery wraps and metal gallery prints.
WHAT TYPE OF SCHOOLS DO YOU OFFER THIS SERVICE TO?
I am happy to photograph daycare children, preschools, homeschoolers and K through 7.
WHAT AGES DO YOU WORK WITH?
As a 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 100 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)
ARE YOUR IMAGES EXPENSIVE?
I have competitive rates and nothing is due up front, all profit is made from ordering. There is no money due up front and no charge to the school itself. I offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s needs. I also donate 5% of my gross earnings to the schools that I photograph!
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS?
Each school’s gallery is hosted on a private, unlinked, and uncrawled site. Parents who may have additional concerns about privacy will be given the option to opt-in to an individual private and password protected gallery for their children. (Opt-ins will be submitted by the parent in writing prior to picture day.)
WHAT TIME OF YEAR DO YOU CONDUCT SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOTS?
I work with each individual school to schedule shoots any time during the academic year. Most schools choose to offer these in the Fall or Spring. With the donation I give back to the school some have used these photo shoots as a fundraiser. Others have booked me just in time to get images back for the holiday season. If you have an idea in mind, book early as to ensure your preferred date is available.
WHAT IF WE WANT TO KEEP OUR CURRENT PORTRAIT PROVIDER?
That’s fine! Many school have both fall and spring photos so you are able to offer two different experiences to parents if you wish.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY CHILD'S PROOFS?
An online gallery of each class will be provided to the parents via email. Each class will have a unique login. Please make sure you sign in with your correct email address. If you order digital images this is where your digital downloads will go!
WHY DO YOU NEED MY ADDRESS AND EMAIL?
I will always respect your privacy. These items are used to get your products to you.
Email: make sure your correct email address is used! No junk mail will be sent to you I promise!! When you order digital images the email address you submitt when you sign in is where your images will be sent.
Address: If there's a problem with your order, if I make a mistake I will quickly resolve the problem and send out a new order to you at home.
WHY ARE THE IMAGES HORIZONTAL?
All images are are taken and will be viewed in the online gallery in a landscape orientation. I pride myself on not being like the other photography companies and am happy to offer families a collection of images of their children, instead of one image chosen by the photographer. These school portraits are a beautiful way to remember a specific stage of life for your children. They should be displayed in your home, proudly hung on the wall. Fine art school portraits remove busy and distracting backgrounds and instead focus on capturing the beauty of each child. These portraits are timeless and look absolutely stunning on the wall while complementing modern design.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PRINT ORDER?
Within ten working days your order will be delivered to your school for distribution.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY DIGITAL ORDER?
You will receive an email immediately after purchase with downloading instructions. If you don't see this email right away, please check your junk or spam folders they sometimes get filtered into these.
HOW DO I DOWNLOAD MY IMAGES?
You must download your images using a computer or laptop. Because the images are high resolution, they can not be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
ONCE I HAVE MY DIGITAL IMAGES CAN I SHARE THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Of course!! Please credit Amy Williams Photography when sharing. You may not alter or edit these images in any way, including social medial filters. (Tag @amywilliams_photography on IG)
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