Erin Clayton Photography | School Photography - Fine Art School Portraits Parent Guide


I am thrilled to be offering my fine art school portraits to your child's school! I just know you're going to love these genuine images of your precious little one! This page is designed to give you some helpful information to make your photo experience easy and convenient!

What makes this photography different?

My goal during my short time with your child is not to force a cheesy smile. I'm looking for natural expressions, which will range from serious and pensive to sweet and silly. The solid black background keeps the focus solely on the child's face and expression.

I will chat and interact with your child during our time together to elicit genuine expressions. For an extra fun time, have your child come prepared with a joke for ME!

What should my child wear?

These images are shot chest-up against a solid black backdrop. Tops that are light-colored or bright-colored are best. Please avoid hoodies and dark or black tops, tops with large graphics, logos, or print. And please no neon colors! Small details at the sleeves, neck, and collar photograph well for these sessions. You can also think about a top that makes your child's eye color pop! Consider allowing your child to select a favorite outfit within these parameters to capture even more of their personality!

When can I expect to see our photos?

Your child's photos will arrive to your email via a private online gallery within 4 weeks of photo day. You will have 2-5 images in both color and black and white to select from. 

How does ordering work?

After your receive your online gallery, you will have 7 days to place your order. Everything is viewed, ordered, and paid online, so there are no paper order forms to keep up with. You will have the option to purchase prints, canvases, and digital images with printing rights. 

Grandparents and other relatives may also place orders through the digital gallery!

What quality are the prints?

Prints are professionally printed on lustre paper for a vibrant finish. Upgrade options are also available. 

One more thing!

Your child's privacy is important to me!

I occasionally like to post a sneak peek on social media from my photo day at a particular school or add new kids' photos to my website and marketing materials. If you would be willing to give me permission to include your child's photo (never any names) for these purposes, please complete the following release form. Thank you so much!



    I hereby grant Erin Clayton Photography and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the Client and, or in which the Client may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising, stock, commercial and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The Client hereby releases the Photographer and his legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.
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