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School Portraits in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Why is this school photography experience better?

Parents know the difference between their child’s “cheese” smile and their real smile. They know better than anyone the personality of their child. An image that truly captures that is priceless! The traditional school portrait created by the big-box chains just can’t offer this.

In keeping with my philosophy that a portrait should capture who you truly are, my school portraits capture children in a natural and authentic way, showing more personality and natural expressiveness than a typical school portrait. I create images that accentuate each child’s individual personality.

How are these type of school portraits valuable for schools?

These school portraits will definitely be an added value to your school. Not only will parents be thrilled with a better school portrait, but teachers and administrators enjoy this service as well. There is little interruption to teachers.  All portrait viewing and ordering is completed online, so the headache of collecting orders, money, and pictures is gone. This also functions as a fundraiser for your school. 10% of net proceeds will be donated to the school.

How are these type of school portraits valuable for parents?

Besides amazing, natural pictures of their children, parents will have an online gallery where they can view their pictures and place their orders. Galleries can also easily be shared with friends and relatives. A variety of print packages are offered, as well as other a la carte products, such as canvas gallery wraps. Parents can also purchase digital files of the images they love, so that they can print and share online as often as they’d like. Packages are simple and easy to understand, so that there is little confusion and decisions are easy to make. Prices are very competitive, if not less expensive, than the national chains. Parents are not obligated to make any purchases.

What if our school is already under contract with a chain portrait company?

If this is the case, I would suggest offering this service in addition to what the chain is doing. Perhaps offer Genuine School Photography in the fall and the chain’s portraits in the spring – or vice versa. There is no upfront cost to the school or parents, so doing this would be a great solution until your contract is up or just as an added value for your families.

How do I bring this service to my school?

If you are an administrator, please email me at schools@terricollinsphotography.com or fill out the contact form.

If you are a parent, please send your school’s principal or administrator in charge of school pictures to this page, and let them know how much you want this better school portrait experience in your school!

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