Children should see themselves in pictures; just as they are.
It’s documenting children in a space where they are free to be themselves. It’s authentic imagery based on real life.
When I spend time with children and ECE’s at your daycare as a photojournalist, I am engaged, listening, interacting and then composing images. These images come from a place of trust and active participation. It’s a collaborative process where I am part of the learning environment.
The ECE’s are a part of the experience, so will learn photography observation and documentation skills. Meaningful early childhood dialogue will come from the process of the photography as well as when discussing images.
I choose subjects and events during the time I’m photographing. Of course done respectfully and professionally.
The Product: Your daycare receives:
-4 visits/ year aprox 2 hours long during free play.
-Open gallery for 1 year.
-Use of low res images to use within daycare so that all children are included.
-Use for social media/web (for those who have given model release).
-Inclusion (social stories, visual timetable)
-Child portfolio building /or for staff in school.
-Option to purchase beautifully printed images to display as art so that children see themselves in pictures.
Optional Gallery for Parents. As a DDP daycare, you may want to offer your families the chance to view and purchase images of their children. Once registered, they can purchase an open gallery to order prints on select dates throughout the year at individual prices. Digital downloads can be purchased and downloaded anytime.