Info for School Directors

Hi There!

Are you looking for something a little different to offer your school's families for their school portraits? Something more genuine that helps to bring out what's beautifully unique about the child? Something that parents will actually want to hang on their walls?

Welcome to Boutique School Photography! Below are some FAQ's that will hopefully give you some helpful information!

What is Boutique School Photography?

Boutique School Photography is a custom photography experience for select schools (including preschools) in the Mobile and AL Gulf Coast area. I provide a personal and professional service and a product that delivers genuine, artistic images of children.

The atmosphere for the children is easy and laid-back with a timeless feel: no busy backdrops! My background in education helps me to provide an experience for the kids that's fun, easy-going, and captures them with natural expressions that can range from pensive to sweet to silly. I do not force smiles or awkward poses. The resulting images are relaxed and as unique as the child.

What services do you offer?

I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day. If a couple parents would like to volunteer to assist, this is great, too!

It's important to me that the proofing and ordering process is super easy for the families. Each family will have access to a private online gallery containing 2-5 images in both color and black and white. The family then selects the images they'd like to order, with options for both print and digital format. I also provide boutique product choices such as prints and canvas gallery wraps. All viewing and ordering are done online for a stress-free and convenient experience. No paper forms to lose, and the school does not have to handle money!

A detailed web page for parents describing photo day preparation and ordering procedures is provided to each school to be distributed prior to photo day.

I handle all questions and communication from parents regarding ordering process.

I can also take class and staff photos if desired.

I can work with your school to create a custom experience that meets your needs!

Can I see a sample gallery?

You can click below to see what a gallery and ordering process looks like for a family. (This sample is a family with 2 children at the same school.) 

What are the costs to the school and to parents?

There is no cost to the school for photo day; all profit is made from orders. My pricing is competitive, with a variety of options to accommodate everyone. Parents only order what they want with no obligation or minimum required purchase.

Schools may select one of the following incentives:

  • a high resolution digital file of each child to be used in yearbooks or marketing
  • 10% donation back on profits from sales

Digital Files

**Digital files are high resolution and include print release for printing at your favorite lab**

Single image $40

Entire gallery 1st child in the family $65

Entire gallery of each additional child in the family $55

Print Collections (Single pose) 

Collection 1: (1) 8x10 | (8) wallets  $30

Collection 2: (4) 5x7 | (8) wallets  $45

Collection 3: (2) 5x7 | (1) 8x10 | (8) wallets $45

Collection 4: (2) 8x10 | (4) 5x7 | (8) wallets  $60

Special Deep Matte Collection: (1) 11x14 | (1) 8x10 + (2) 5x7 | $75

 A la carte Prints:

(8) wallets $20

(2) 5x7 $20

(1) 8x10 $20

(1) 11x14 $35

(1) 16x20 $45

Canvas Gallery Wraps

10x10 | $75

11x14 | $100

16x20 | $150

20x30 | $200

How do parents pay?

Because my entire system is hosted online, proofs are viewed online, and all orders and payments are processed online. The school does not handle forms, printed proofs, or payments. The whole process is designed to be stress-free and convenient for both the school personnel and the families.

What have been the responses to this service?

"We were happy with the photographer we had been using in the past and weren’t sure how parents would respond to something new and different. But we ended up being very happy we went with Laurie Hatfield Photography! She handled all the money and orders making everything very easy on our end. Her photos were STUNNING and captured the true personalities of the children, and most importantly, parents were very pleased! We’ve already booked her again for next school year!"    ----Janet Grafton { Director, Spring Hill Baptist CDC}

"At first I was a little apprehensive about the black backdrop for school photos. But I am so glad I listened to Laurie’s professional advice because the results are all stunning. I had a few parents aprehensive as well, but were very impressed with the final product. Everything went smoothly on photo days, and the parents were VERY pleased and impressed with her work, prices and photo return rate!" ---Heather Fayard {Director, Spring Hill Presbyterian Preschool}

"These are the best pictures we've had of any of our children! Laurie captured Chandler's personality perfectly!"  ----Leigh Webb {parent}

"Laurie captured Hadley's sweet little self PERFECTLY! When I see other photos of my kids (or myself if I’m honest!), I always notice the fake, forced smile or the clothing that isn’t right. With this picture, all I see is my daughter. The girl I wake up with belly kisses every morning, or the one who gets whatever she is asking for when she signs “more” - the real Hadley! There’s nothing critical that can be said about these photos because they are genuine moments, forever captured with that one shot. I just hope every school in the area realizes the treasure that Laurie is offering them by shooting their school photos!"

                     ----Megan Rone {parent}

How do we book?

I'd love to chat with you more about bringing this service to your school. Please click the link below to get in touch!

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