Welcome to another school year!
You have most likely received a flyer and envelope from your child’s PreSchool Program and may have some questions regarding your child’s portrait day.
How should I dress my child for portrait day?
All care is taken in selecting the background for your child’s portrait. There are photos of the backgrounds as you scroll down in this blog. The portraits are taken in color. Most colors look great with the backgrounds chosen. The emphasis is on your child and your child’s smiley face so stay away from bold large patterns that will detract attention from your child’s face. Denim and solid bright colors always look great! Photos are in color and show your child from the waist up and tend to be head and shoulders so shoes are not seen in solo shots, but some children sit on the floor in the class photos.
Will my child’s hair be combed?
If your child has fly-aways or messy play hair, yes, all efforts will be made to spruce your child up for the photo. YOU CAN REQUEST NOT TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S HAIR TOUCHED UP! Combs are brought to each shoot. All combs are discarded after your child’s hair is combed – THE COMB IS NOT REUSED! Some children have natural tousled curly hair- the type of hair we all want to have - and do not need to have their hair combed at all. Sometimes unscented baby wipes are used to tone down fly aways- Again we all want your child’s photo to be great so all efforts are made to have your child look as cute as possible.
What if my child cries?
A child is never forced to have a photo taken. Every effort is made to have your child feel comfortable and have a fun time. Sometimes it is a question of having a child watch their friends smile before they sit- sometimes siblings are called in – sometimes the child comes back to sit after having a snack. We all want your child to have fun and have a beautiful portrait. If there is a problem, the parent is contacted.
Do I have to be there when my child sits for a photo?
No! Parents are sometimes asked not to be in the space where the photo is being taken because it upsets the other children whose parents are not there. Remember it’s just like another school day for most of the children and photo day is another activity like music or gym. All efforts are made to make this fun. If your child is nervous or upset I suggest having your child come early, if at all possible, so that he/she can relax with the other classmates. Speak to your child’s teacher about any concerns or contact me at (609) 932 6828.
Can I order more than one photo package?
Yes! The second class photo is great for grandparents. Reorder prints are more expensive. If you need a lot of prints for the holidays, order more than one photo package.
Will I be able to order more photos if my child’s photo turns out well?
Yes! Photos will be posted online. You will be given a password to a site which will allow you to go and see your child's school photos. You will be to reorder prints and fun novelty items. I've recently heard from a grandparent who purchased a photo puzzle of her child- she was so thrilled because her grandchildren are having fun building the picture and it's something that she can do with them :) The kid's also get a kick out of seeing themselves on a cup. Lot's of fun!
What type of camera do you shoot with? Are you shooting digital?
I take photographs with a digital nikon D700 and nikon D300 plus top quality digital portrait lenses that add crispness to every portrait. All equipment is of top high end professional quality. Professional lighting is set up to create a mini studio at your child's preschool.
I hope this has helped with any concerns or questions you may have. I work closely with the schools that I am shooting and we all want your child to have a great photo! You can contact me at (609) 932 6828 if you have any other questions.
Make an appointment to stop by my Studio -
Christine Foster PHotography -1001 White Horse Pike, Studio 2, Haddon Twp, NJ 08107