Boutique School Photography Parent Guide

Hi There!

I am so excited to be offering my boutique school photography for the families at Temple Christian Academy!

I just know you're going to love these genuine images of your kids! This page is designed to give you some helpful information to make your photo experience easy and convenient!


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 background keeps the focus solely on the child's face and expression.

I will actually never ask your child to smile or “say cheese!”

I will chat and interact with your child during our time together to elicit genuine expressions. For an extra fun time, have your child come prepared with a joke for ME! :)

What should my child wear?

Your images will be shot chest-up against a solid WHITE backdrop. Tops that are dark-colored, pastel, or bright-colored are best. Think spring colors other than white!

Please avoid tops that are white, or ones that have 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 will my child be photographed?

Your school is scheduled for the following mornings:

Tuesday, January 26, 2019 (K3-2nd grade)

Wednesday, January (3rd-12th grade)

When can I expect to see our photos?

Your child's proofs will arrive to your email via a private online gallery within 3 weeks of photo day. You will have 2-5 images in both color and black and white to select from. 

PLEASE ensure I have an accurate email address for you by completing the form below if you have not already, as you will not receive a paper proof.

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 quality are the prints?

Prints come on professional-quality paper with lustre coating. I am excited to offer families 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!

what are the costs of digitals & prints?

Digital Files

**Digital files are high resolution files that may be downloaded to share online and include print release for printing at your favorite lab**

Single image download | $40

Entire gallery download 1st child in the family | $75

Entire gallery download of each additional child in the family | $65

Print Collections (Single pose) 

Collection 1: (2) 5x7 + (8) wallets |  $30

Collection 2: (1) 8x10 + (2) 5x7 + (8) wallets | $40

Collection 3: (2) 8x10 + (2) 5x7 | $40

Collection 4: (2) 8x10 + (4) 5x7 | $50

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

Other questions?

Feel free to email me at {I’m happy to help!}


Your child’s photo proofs will come to your email a couple weeks after photo day.

Please complete the following form to help me get your gallery set up in advance and know which email address to send your proofs.

Thank you!

Parent's Name *
Parent's Name
Child's Name *
Child's Name
Sibling's Name (if applicable)
Sibling's Name (if applicable)
OPTIONAL: 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!
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!