Fine Art School Portraits are a thoroughly modern approach to school pictures. We use a simple, classic background and we take time to interact with each student, encouraging them to be themselves and express themselves. The results are genuine and timeless portraits that are a far cry from the traditional school photos with awkward poses, forced smiles, and busy backgrounds!
Parents will be thrilled with these artistic and authentic images of their children, and my easy online ordering process. Let me bring Fine Art School Portraits to your school so you can experience the difference. You will enjoy my commitment to quality, communication, and superior customer service.
WHY ARE FINE ART SCHOOL PORTRAITS DIFFERENT?
This is the message I want each child to know as I photograph them:
You are perfect, just the way you are. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else in front of the camera, or smile like everyone else to fit into a box in a yearbook. I want to see and show the world the real YOU.
I may only have a couple of minutes with each student, and I want to make sure they know they are beautiful, talented, and destined for greatness!
Plus I believe getting your picture taken should be FUN! We make silly jokes, sing songs, and talk about the things that interest them. Kids can relax and be themselves naturally, and the results are custom, candid, and genuine expressions.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You may be surprised to learn that Fine Art School Photography is FREE for the school, and a great value for the parents! I provide you with all the digital marketing materials and I bring all my own equipment. I will photograph every student, plus classes, siblings, faculty and staff, depending on our agreement with the school. Parents are able to view their images before ordering, so they know exactly what they are getting and they can purchase as much or as little as they like. Pricing is competitive and I offer a variety of print packages, a la carte items, and digital files to fit everyone's needs.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Fine Art School Portraits are perfect for preschools, charter schools, private schools, daycares, and homeschool groups throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. While most school photographers work only with school-age children, I love photographing all ages and stages. I can accommodate any size of school, and I offer Fine Art School Photography for private groups as well. Not part of a school, or unhappy with your current school photos? Contact me for more information!
I service the entire Kentuckiana region including Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Bullitt, Henry, Meade, and Trimble Counties in Kentucky, and Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, and Washington Counties in Indiana.
WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE THESE FINE ART SCHOOL PHOTOS?
I work with each individual school to schedule their Photo Day for the most convenient date and time.
Contact me when you are ready to schedule your Photo Day, at least 3 months before you will need the actual pictures. This allows us 1 month to prepare for Photo Day and advertise the event to parents; 1 month to photograph, edit, and collect orders; and 1 month for production, packaging, and delivery of finished prints and products. Generally speaking, the sooner, the better! Some schools book their dates 12 months in advance.
My 4-step process makes it EASY for your school to have a successful photo day!
Leading up to Photo Day
I will create a custom landing page on my website for your school - no paper flyers to print or distribute! I’ll include an introduction, clothing guidelines, ordering instructions, and pricing. Simply distribute the link to parents and staff several times leading up to your date, and direct all questions to me!
I’ll also schedule a site visit in advance to select the best location for portraits and collect the class rosters for organizing your files. I will work closely with your school to create the optimal schedule and staffing to ensure your day runs smoothly.
I provide all the necessary equipment and my setup is quick and easy.
I give each child 1-2 minutes in front of my camera to ensure their portraits showcase their individual personality. My goal is to create 3-5 unique images per student, presented in both color and black & white.
Depending on your school's needs I can also photograph classes, siblings, faculty and staff on your Photo Day.
Once the photos are ready for viewing (usually within 7 days) I update your school’s landing page with a link to a private password-protected online gallery. Images will be sorted into albums by grade or class and each child will have their own folder.
Parents view their images, select their favorite poses, and place their order online right through the gallery - no more cash envelopes or paper order forms! Parents can contact me directly if they have any questions or need help placing their order.
Parents who purchase digital files will receive an email with a link to download their images immediately upon checkout. All other prints and products will be ordered in bulk when the online gallery closes 7-10 days later.
I personally inspect each item for quality assurance before individually packaging and labeling the orders, and delivering them to the school for distribution.
I provide a copy of the digital files to your school for administrative use (yearbook, website, school IDs).
MORE THAN SCHOOL PICTURES
One of the best benefits about Fine Art School portraits is that they are more than just school portraits. Families have ordered large scale canvases and gallery wall collections because they really are worthy to be displayed. I offer a complimentary custom design service for parents who wish to create their own one-of-a-kind artwork installation for their home or office.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? WANT MORE DETAILS?
Interested in having The Proof Photography take Fine Art School Portraits for your school, daycare, or homeschool group? Please click the button below to learn more about how to get your school on the calendar!
Would you like to bring classic, beautiful, fine art portraits to your school?
Yes, sibling pictures are very popular! If your school allows it, parents are welcome to bring siblings before school to be photographed together, even if they don't attend the school. Watch the video below to see a sample sibling session.