parent pre-shoot guide

I am excited to have the opportunity to provide your school with modern school portraits. My goal is to provide a better and more personal experience to all the families who attend the schools who have chosen me to photograph their children.

What are modern school portraits? Modern School Portraits are an updated approach to school photos. No more cheesy smiles with dated backgrounds. The background will be black and the photos will be simple and timeless. Instead of forcing a cheesy grin, the children will be encouraged to be themselves and will never be forced to smile.

Example photos can be found here:

School Gallery

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What should my child wear? Please avoid graphics or neon clothing. Solid colors are best. All shots are taken horizontally from the shoulders up. So go on, let your kids wear jeans or their favorite leggings and their play shoes! Contact Fox & Wagon Photography if you have any questions.

Are siblings welcome? Yes! Siblings are welcome! Please feel free to bring siblings along for portraits together and alone. Some schools prefer to schedule a “Sibling Session Day”. Please contact your director to see if this applies to your school.

How will I order? Within approximately 2-3 weeks of your child’s photo day, you will be e-mailed the link to a class proofing gallery. There will be 2-5 images of each child. Images will be in both color and black and white. The best part is…  I do not choose which photos you print; YOU do. You will be able to order prints, canvas wraps, and digital files directly from the viewing gallery. The ordering process is simple and secure. The gallery will be live for seven (7) days. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED IN THAT SEVEN DAY PERIOD.

Are the photos retouched? What if my child has a scrape on his face or food on her chin? Photos are not touched up automatically. Retouching, or blemish removal, is available for purchase per photo or you can request to touch up the child’s whole album. (Please be specific when leaving a “Note for Studio” at checkout.) We will do what we can to use baby wipes and clean any crumbs or runny noses, but it is not a guarantee. We cannot change the color of your child’s shirt.

When do I get my photos? Once orders have been placed, your photos and/or canvas wraps will be delivered to your school within four (4) weeks. Digital files will be e-mailed to you instantly. Please download them to your computer right away.

What if I forget to buy or download my photos? Once the print date passes, the option to purchase prints and get them with everyone else’s is not available. Digital files must be downloaded immediately. There is a surcharge on prints and digitals to reopen the gallery. Shipping will be charged on prints. Sales tax will be charged on all orders.

For any further questions, please contact me here.

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