What is a Simply Modern School Portrait? 

It is a fresh take on classic school portraits.  Say goodbye to the busy backgrounds, bright flashes, silly props & forced smiles that we have become accustomed to with school portraits.  When you take all that away, the results are genuine and timeless portraits of your child.   I never encourage your child to force a smile.  Instead of asking the child to smile, I interact with them in a way that allows them to relax & be themselves.  From there I am able to capture many different emotions:  happiness, laughter, timidness, seriousness, etc.  I use a simple black background in order to eliminate any distractions and keep the focus on the child.  I aim to create images of children that are personal, artistic, and authentic.

What services do you provide? 

My goal is to provide a custom experience to all families attending the schools who have chosen me to photograph their students. My service is both personal and professional. Unlike large, corporate photography operations, I only take on a few select schools so that I can provide superior customer service and artistic images.  However, I can still provide  services similar to the large photography companies.  I am a completely online operation.  Families will be linked to online ordering galleries. These galleries are set up according to grade, room, or whatever grouping makes the most sense for each individual school.  Unlike with the large companies, each family may choose the photos they want printed a la carte, as opposed to having a pose chosen for them.  Additionally, parents can choose to not order prints at all and go the route of purchasing only digital images. 

Specific Services Provided

Detailed PDF instructions that schools can send to parents about how to prepare for photo day.

All the equipment and personnel needed to photograph the children on photo day.

2-5 images of each child presented.

Link to password-protected online ordering gallery.

Detailed PDF instructions for parents outlining the ordering process and products available for purchase.

High resolution digital files for school to use for yearbooks, website, advertising, etc

Staff members can also be photographed 

How many students can you accommodate?

I am able to accommodate schools with as many as 500 students.

What are your prices?

My prices are competitive and nothing is due from the parents up front.  All my profit is made from ordering. I offer a la carte pricing but packages can be offered at the request of a school.  In addition, I donate 5% of my gross profits to the schools that I photograph.  A detailed price list can be provided upon inquiry.

When do I schedule school portraits? 

I work with each individual school to determine the best time of year for photographs.