Frequently Asked Questions - Childcare
PLANNING PORTRAIT DAY
What age range of students do you photograph?
I specialize in preschool and daycare portraits, so the primary age group is aged 6 weeks to 6 years. However, if your center has students of other ages, that’s not a problem at all.
Is there a minimum number of students needed?
Yes, in order to bring my studio set and lights, I require a minimum of 20 children to be registered for portraits.
Does it cost the center anything to have portraits taken?
For 20+ students and the studio set, there is no cost and I offer several incentive options to your center.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes! I am licensed with the state of TX, city of Wichita Falls and insured through the Professional Photographers of America!
DURING PORTRAIT DAY
Do you offer sibling portraits?
Absolutely! All students who have a sibling will be photographed together and separate!
When do you schedule portrait sessions?
Photos are taken first thing in the morning when the children are fresh, awake (and clean!). Depending on the number of students at your school and their age ranges, two days may be scheduled to ensure all students have the opportunity for top-notch portraits.
How long does each child’s portrait session take?
Depending on the age of the child, anywhere from a minute or two to several minutes.
Because every attempt is made to get personal with the children and to capture authentic smiles, there is no “assembly line”-type structure to school portraits with me.
How many poses does each child get?
My goal is to give each child an individualized mini session. I go through a series of standing, sitting, and prop poses. Each child should have no less than 3 poses (pending willingness) but often receive 6+ images to choose from. Because of the unique style of my portraiture, every child will have a genuine and unique experience.
AFTER YOUR PORTRAIT DAY
How do parent place orders?
Each school receives a beautiful, easy-to-use online website that showcases each child's photos in individually password-protected online galleries. Parents order right there in the gallery; it's even easy to view sibling galleries and check out all at once!
If some parents at your school need assistance with online ordering or prefer to pay via cash or money app, this can always be arranged.
How long does it take for portraits to arrive?
Orders are delivered to the center within two weeks of photo day. Parents have the option to have them shipped directly to their home via the lab. Any orders placed after the week cutoff will be shipped directly to the purchaser's home.
What types of payment are accepted?
Online ordering accepts all major credit cards. For families that do not have online ordering access, payment can be made via Venmo, cash app, cash, or money order.
Can families place a second order or reorder more prints?
Of course! Contact Mande for assistance!