I can’t believe that summer is almost over and school is about to start. I hope you have all your kids’ school supplies bought and everything is ready for the first day. I think most schools are starting next Wed. With September also comes the start of organized sports, all kinds of clubs and the days take on their own routines.
Every September photographers come to schools everywhere and take pictures of the kids. At Maple Leaf School, the school that I know best, there are 3 photographers taking pictures for about 4 hours. In those 4 hours, they take pictures of about 300 kids, plus about 15 group pictures. There are usually at least 3 classes in the gym. It is very loud in there and the atmosphere is one of impatience, excitement and Let’s Get This Over With. The average time spent per child portrait is less than a minute. The result is often a cheesy grin type of image. The child is not relaxed and the expression is not at all natural. I am not knocking the photographers who offer this valuable service to parents, but it does have its limitations. It ends up being quite expensive and the finished images, which are perfectly lit, and in focus, are not a true reflection of who your child is.
I am offering an alternative. For $75 I will do a 20 minute session with your child., which will include 5 digital images. I will be spending considerably more time with your child than the school photographers and will be able to engage your child. The atmosphere will be fun and your child will be more relaxed. There are a number of advantages to this besides the extra time your child will get; you can use the digital images online, you can get them printed in the sizes that you would like and you can email them to family and friends. Besides the advantage of getting the digital images, you can also have up to 3 children photographed during the 20 minutes, as well as pictures of the 3 children together. If you have 3 children in school, and paid for individual pictures of them, you would be paying more than $75 and you would not have the digital images, or pictures of the children together.
This offer is limited to school age children, and it is only available in my studio or at an outdoor location in the North Kildonan area. I would suggest either Bunn’s Creek Park or Harbourview Park, but am open to other locations in the area.
That’s it. Just give me a call or send me an email and we’ll set something up. I promise you will be happy with the result.