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VANCOUVER
SCHOOL
PHOTOGRAPHY

FINE ART PORTRAITS FOR BABIES, TODDLERS, & CHILDREN IN THE VANCOUVER AREA

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BEAUTIFUL +  MODERN  SCHOOL PORTRAITS

Fine art portraits are a boutique experience in a very quick time-frame. You receive personal and professional service at schools in the Lower Mainland. And parents receive beautiful, artistic images that they will cherish forever. 

I will never force kiddos to smile. No awkward poses or backgrounds. I'm a mama to two kids and absolutely understand what it takes to connect with children. The results are genuine and timeless portraits.  I provide a fun and comfortable experience for children - without the props. It's an environment where kids can relax and be themselves! 

Photos will be taken with a solid backdrop. The result is a clean, classic and timeless portrait that parents will want to hang in their home.

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PHOTOS ARE TAKEN QUICKLY

JUST 30 SECONDS - 1 MIN PER CHILD

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COMPETITIVE PRICING

PRICING IS COMPETITIVE WITH THE LARGE PHOTO COMPANIES

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SETUP IS SMALL

NO LARGE PROPS. THE SETUP IS A SIMPLE BACKDROP AND LIGHT STAND

A SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE FOR DAYCARE CENTRES

AND FOR THE PARENTS, TOO

I take care of all communication and everything is online. It's a seamless experience for schools and for the parents.

Parents receive password protected albums, photos are delivered in colour and black and white and they're provided with a safe and secure payment gateway. Their prints are delivered to the school and digital files are delivered to them immediately upon payment - easy, right?! So, what's the process? Click here.

All you have to do is enjoy all of the awesome feedback from parents. Don’t just take it from me, here’s an email I got from one of the directors just a couple of hours after sending the gallery to parents:

"Thank you so so so much again Mel for your AMAZING work!!!! We have had great feedback already!! We have soooooo many happy parents sending messages!!”

PARENTS GET OPTIONS

PARENTS HAVE OPTIONS TO GET THEIR FAVOURITE PORTRAITS

BOOKING YOUR DAYCARE PHOTOGRAPHER
THE PROCESS

FOR CHILDCARE CENTRES IN METRO VANCOUVER AND THE FRASER VALLEY

THE BOOKING PROCESS

1

Get in touch

Reach out through my site or by email and we'll chat about what photo day looks like at your school. What could be better? What do you love about it? 

I'll come by for a walk through and chat with your Director. We'll talk about logistics and what to expect. We'll also talk about dates that work. 

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Photo Day

I'll do the setup wherever works best for you and your centre. 

I'm a mama to two young ones (4 and 2) and know what it takes to get natural, genuine personalities from the shiest of children and even those with special or different needs and abilities.

2

Book your school

I will bring samples of print products and give the Director a walk through of a demo gallery. You'll see how easy ordering is and how parents are going to love their kid's portraits!

Let's plan ahead. You'll want to book me approximately 6 months ahead of photo day.

5

Ordering

Parents will get access to a user-friendly system to help them order their prints and digital files.

All galleries are password protected for their privacy.

Galleries remain open for 1 week.

3

Communication

Would you like to take the parent communication about photo day off your hands? I'm happy to help!

I have easy-to-read graphics and extensive experience in customer service. Parents often say how blown away they are with my service. 

Would you prefer to do the communication? That works, too! I'll forward everything to you.

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Delivery

Approximately three weeks after the gallery closes, print products will be delivered to the school.

Digital files are delivered immediately after purchase and are made available for download until the gallery expires.

"Seriously Meliza is the best with the kiddos!!! My son's school pictures were so phenomenal and captured his BIG personality so perfectly!!"

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FAQs

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS

  • MATERNITY
    Three hours before your session, you get to relax at home while you get your makeup done. About an hour later, you're feeling beautiful and you're ready to go. We re-assemble at the location that means the most to you and yours. We time it for about an hour before sunset, when the light is golden and stunning.  You hug, snuggle and laugh while I capture photos that help you remember these moments (even how that little one kicked you relentlessly). I give you gentle direction, time flies, and you wish we could hang out for just a bit longer. Two weeks later, you receive a gallery of photos to choose from, and let me know your faves. A few weeks after that, you flip through your very own heirloom album or hang the pictures up in the hall.
  • FAMILY
    Three hours before your session, you get to relax at home while you get your makeup done. About an hour later, you're feeling beautiful and you're ready to go. We re-assemble at the spot you picked — the one with the dandelions and the mountains (or wherever is most significant to you). Your toddler shrieks at the dandelion that floats through the air when they blow on it. We time it for about an hour before sunset, when the light is golden and stunning. Your session lasts as long as it takes (we’re in no rush). If your kids take a bit longer to warm up, that's a-ok. We'll take the time we need to get the most beautiful portraits of your family. We'll wrap up the session, and by the time it’s over, we’ll all feel like close friends. Your kids might invite me over, but we’ll say our goodbyes for now — we’ll see each other again in a year or two, when they’re way bigger and have a whole new roster of favourite things. Two weeks after our session, you receive a gallery of photos to choose from, and let me know your faves. A few weeks after that, you flip through your very own heirloom album or hang the pictures up in the hall.
Sound good to you?
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