Fairlington Preschool

PICTURE DAYS - October 18-19, 2022

Lifestyle School Photography

School portraits should be a treasured celebration of your child’s age and stage of life. They shouldn’t have to be awkward with forced smiles and bright flashes.  My goal is to capture each child’s personality on camera.  I aim to make school photo day fun and exciting so kids can relax and be themselves.  I photograph children outdoors, where they are naturally more relaxed and can show their authentic selves to the camera.

Q & A

WHAT DOES PICTURE DAY LOOK LIKE?

The children will have their photos taken outside on the playground where they feel comfortable and free to be themselves.  In this natural setting they are more inclined to reveal their natural expressions and beauty.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

The most important thing is that your child wear something they love and that reflects their personality.  If they are uncomfortable in a certain outfit, please don’t force it on them.  I find that simple outfits are best because they don’t distract from the children’s beautiful faces!  Clothing should fit your child’s style and be clean, nice, and comfortable.

Please avoid outfits with graphics or words.  Also, please try to stay away from fluorescent colors as they will reflect on your child’s face in the pictures.  I suggest making sure the clothing is well-fitted – not too baggy or restricting.  If the temperatures are chilly, send them to school in layers!

Accessories like headbands and necklaces can be fun, but please make sure they are school-appropriate and not distracting to your child.

Keep in mind that nearly all photos will be taken from the chest-up.

WILL CLASS PHOTOS BE TAKEN?

Similar to last year, I will create composite class photos, where each child’s and teacher’s individual photo is put together in a composite image for each room.

HOW WILL THIS WORK WITH THE CURRENT COVID-19 CHALLENGES?

I have a long telephoto lens that creates beautiful portraits with creamy backgrounds and also allows me to remain far away from my subjects.  I will easily be more than 6 feet away from children at all times.  I am fully vaccinated but I will wear a mask during the entire session.

HOW DO I ORDER?

All ordering will be done ONLINE and will occur AFTER the photos are taken.  You pay nothing up-front.  I will email a link to your child’s gallery.  You will have the opportunity to view your child’s portraits in a password-protected gallery where you can select from 3-7 images.  You can order digital images, prints, and other products.  I will hand-deliver all print orders to the school for distribution.  Digital images are available immediately after purchase and will be emailed to you for download.

HOW DO YOUR PRICES COMPARE?

My rates are very competitive with other big school photography brands.  I offer a variety of packages and a-la-carte products to fit everyone’s budget.  There is no cost to the school.  You can view packages below and the full price sheet will be available via your child’s photo gallery.

I also donate 10% of the proceeds to Fairlington Preschool.  I love giving back and I’m happy to support this fantastic preschool!

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

I will have all viewing galleries sent to you by Friday, October 29.  You will have 10 days to make your selections and place your orders.  Sunday, November 7 will be the last day to place your print order. I will process them on November 8-9 and send them to the lab for printing. All print orders will arrive by November 15 and will be distributed to your children by the third week of November.  Digital orders will be available for download immediately after purchase.

PACKAGES

A

   $40

  • (1) 8 x 10
  • (2) 5 x 7
  • (4) 3.5 x 5
  • (8) wallets (2.5 x 3.5)
  • 5 x 7 Class Composite Photo

B

   $32

  • (2) 5 x 7
  • (4) 3.5 x 5
  • (8) wallets (2.5 x 3.5)
  • 5 x 7 Class Composite Photo

C

   $24

  • (2) 5 x 7
  • (8) wallets (2.5 x 3.5)
  • 5 x 7 Class Composite Photo

All package orders come with a FREE 5x7 class composite photo!

have any questions?

CONTACT ME!

photos@christinehalsey.com

650.269.9824