Boutique School Photography Parent Guide

Hi There!

I am so excited to be offering my boutique school photography to your child's school! I just know you're going to love these genuine images of your precious little one! This page is designed to give you some helpful information to make your photo experience easy and convenient!

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What makes this photography different?

My goal during my short time with your child is not to force a cheesy smile. I'm looking for natural expressions, which will range from serious and pensive to sweet and silly. The solid black background and use of natural light keeps the focus solely on the child's face and expression.

What should my child wear?

These images are shot chest-up against a solid black backdrop. Tops that are light-colored or bright-colored are best. Please avoid very dark or black tops, tops with large graphics, logos, or print. And please no neon colors! Small details at the sleeves, neck, and collar photograph well for these sessions. You can also think about a top that makes your child's eye color pop! Consider allowing your child to select a favorite outfit within these parameters to capture even more of their personality!

When can I expect to see our photos?

Your child's photos will arrive to your email via a private online gallery within 4 weeks of photo day. You will have 2-5 images in both color and black and white to select from. 

How does ordering work?

After your receive your online gallery, you will have 7 days to place your order. Everything is viewed, ordered, and paid online, so there are no paper order forms to keep up with. You will have the option to purchase prints, canvases, and digital images with printing rights. 

Grandparents and other relatives may also place orders through the digital gallery!

What is the pricing?

I offer your images to be purchased in both digital and print format. Digital images are available for immediate download following purchase.

 

Digital Files

Single image $30

Entire gallery 1st child in the family $65

Entire gallery of each additional child in the family $55

Print Collections (Single pose) 

Collection 1: (2) 8x10 | (1) 5x7 | (8) wallets  $39

Collection 2: (2) 5x7 | (1) 8x10 | (8) wallets $39

Collection 3: (4) 5x7 | (8) wallets  $39

Collection 4: (2) 8x10 | (2) 5x7  $39

**Upgrade a collection to deep matte finish for additional $25

 A la carte Prints:

**May be purchased following digital gallery or print collection(s)**

(1) 5x7 $10

(8) wallets $10

(1) 8x10 $15

(1) 11x14 {mounted} $40

(1) 16x20 {mounted} $50

Canvas Gallery Wraps

10x10 | $45

11x14 | $60

16x20 | $84


What can I do with digital files?

In addition to being able to share images online, you will receive a print release with any digital file purchase that allows you to print at your favorite lab an unlimited number of times. While I recommend purchasing the professional quality prints I can offer, Mpix is the lab I suggest using if you decide to print on your own.

After completing the check out process you will be emailed a link to download a zip file of your child’s high resolution portrait(s). If you do not receive an email about your download, please check your spam folder.

Please click on your download link and immediately download your files to your computer and/or hard-drive. The link is good for 7 days and once online ordering is over, the images will be removed from the online hosting gallery. It is advised that you also upload your portraits to a cloud storage back-up such as Dropbox for online storage.

*Laurie Hatfield Photography is unable to archive your portraits; all master files are deleted after ordering and delivery of prints has been completed. Please be sure to download and back up your files!

**Due to the nature of digital prints, no refunds or returns are accepted on digital orders. Please expect your digital print to be exactly as shown in the online gallery (minus watermark).


What quality are the prints?

Prints come on professional-quality paper with lustre coating. I am excited to offer clients an optional upgrade to a deep matte finish for your prints. This soft texture finish is gorgeous on these prints! Please ask if you'd like to see a sample!


One last thing . . .

Your child's privacy is important to me!

I occasionally like to post a sneak peek on social media from my photo day at a particular school or add new kids' photos to my website and marketing materials. If you would be willing to give me permission to include your child's photo (never any names) for these purposes, please complete the following release form. Thank you so much!

Parent's Name
Parent's Name
Child's Name *
Child's Name
Sibling's Name (if applicable)
Sibling's Name (if applicable)
Release
I hereby grant to Laurie Hatfield and her employees, legal representatives, transferees and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me and the people listed for editorial, trade, advertising, commercial, publicity, illustration and any other lawful purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without any restriction; and to copyright the same for Photographer's sole and exclusive use and benefit. I hereby release Photographer and her employees, legal representatives, transferees and assigns from any and all claims and/or liability relating to said photographs. I further release Photographer and her employees, legal representatives, transferees and assigns from any and all claims and/or liability relating to all photography sessions.

Looking forward to photo day!