Info for ECE's
New for 2018:
My focus as I grow as a photographer is to document all of the real life beauty that exists in early childhood settings. Those moments that take our breath away as ECE's and as parents.
Fall ECE Portrait Sessions are reserved as an add on to "A Year in the Life of Daycare" bookings.
As a result; I will spend time getting to know the children I am photographing throughout the course of a year. I will work collaboratively with your team of ECE's documenting childhood as an ECE and as an artist.
The focus is on "the child", so group photos will not be taken.
Staff photos will be taken in a photojournalistic approach when I am at your Centre for "A Year in the Life". Staff portrait bookings can be made during a staff meeting at regular portrait pricing.
To qualify for EC Portraits, I must visit your daycare 3 times throughout the year prior to the session.
Early Childhood Portraits Information.
Who: Your Child.
What: Photographing your child. Respectfully and Playfully.
Where: At your child's early learning facility.
When: Weekday mornings.
Why: To honour childhood.
Hi ECE's Thank you for valuing connection and the real moments of childhood.
I am an ECE too! When I photograph the children in your care, I am very aware of the environment I'm in. I follow your lead and adapt to the culture of your Centre.
I love observing what emerges organically from play and connection. That is the most natural way for me to photograph children. My ECP sessions are a balance between guiding, asking and turn taking to non verbally engaging with a child in a completely play based way and seeing what develops. I'm most comfortable with observing what emerges throughout the morning and capturing real moments. I do have to balance that with the reality that parents are expecting a gallery of photos and my time at your Centre is limited.
I arrive at your Centre around the time you’ve finished morning snack and are ready to head outside (if you aren’t out there already). I ask that one staff “buddies” with me so that I have a “go to” for questions. The children see that I’m a part of all fun things early childhood and the camera really just disappears.
*When photographing indoors, I rely on natural light so a big window as a light source is necessary.
The paperwork is short and sweet. Once we confirm the date, I ask that an email is sent out to parents/guardians with a link to reserve their ECP Session online. I request that a staff go through the images with me and together we write down the image number that corresponds with the child. Takes 5 minutes per group.
Parents/Caregivers are given a code to a private online gallery that you give hand out once photos are ready to view. Orders are placed online Payments are made online/or collected in your office.
Printed portraits are delivered to Centre or Digital via Digital Download with a link to download on receipt.
My priority is to make beautiful images of children in a comfortable, safe and connected way.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions. It is important that Early Childhood Portraits are accessible to ALL Centres; children and families.