Hi there! Two years ago (WHOA! WHAT?) my biggest started Kindergarten. After a month or so, it was time for School Photos so I put Noelle is a cute outfit and made sure to wash, comb, and style her hair that day (no, that does not happen every day....).
When we got her proofs, I automatically started to mentally decide which of the cheesy backdrops we would pick to match her cheesy grin. When I got home that day, I showed the proof sheet to my husband expecting an opinion on which we should purchase. Instead, he looked at me strangely and said "you're not buying THAT, are you?"
Guys, the picture wasn't terrible, but it was not something that would ever make it on the wall. It was destined to sit in a junk drawer as a right of passage. When Noelle is old and moves away, I planned on moving it to a box for her to pick up full of knick knacks and old report cards. I had honestly never even considered NOT purchasing the picture, even though I'm a professional photographer and have amassed hard drives and albums and frames full of photographs of my children that speak to my soul in a way that school photos simply do not.
I didn't buy it. And I have no regrets.
Are you over the cheese of school photos? Do you crave simple, real, genuine portraits of your children? Do you want to purchase photographs that would actually have a place on display in your home instead of hidden inside a junk drawer?
I'm hosting a new program: GET SCHOOLED where I will offer three studio days throughout the year for Fawn Lily Photography's interpretation of a School photo. The first day is coming up in November!
GET SCHOOLED portraits are suitable for school-aged children (Preschool and up). You will be hosted in the studio for a 30 minute session and my goal is to provide photos full of personality, genuine smiles, and a little glimpse into who your child is. Portraits will be taken on a simple black backdrop, which truly allows the child to shine.
The Session has a very small upfront fee of $30. That covers studio time and is not refundable in the event of a cancellation. Images and Printed Products for your walls and homes is available for purchase following the session.
What do you think? Are you ready to try something new this year?
Fawn Lily Photography is a Victoria BC Baby, Family, and children's photographer with a studio in Sidney BC. For more details on the GET SCHOOLED sessions, please email me!
To read more about why photos are important in record-keeping, click HERE