C&K TEWANTIN COMMUNITY KINDY

PHOTO WEEK INFO

Dear Parents,

I’m excited to be visiting the Tewantin Community Kindergarten during October to take some gorgeous photographs of the children for their annual kindy photos.

I’ll be taking a collection of natural, individual portraits for those who register. A group photo of your child with their special friends and teachers will also be taken. By registering, you are helping me to maximise my efficiency during Photo Week. I generally get the group photo and the majority of the individual photos taken on the first day and use the second day to get any extra shots I may need. 

Photo Week will take place over the following dates, so please add them to your calendar.

GROUP A (MON/TUES)

Group photo - 21 October

Individual photos - 21 & 22 October

GROUP B (THURS/FRI) 

Group photo - 24 October

Individual photos - 24 & 25 October

I am a natural light photographer, so there’s no intimidating studio set ups; just me and my camera. I start each individual session by spending time engaging with your child and his/her interests. Once establishing a warm connection, I like to capture your child in action, doing what they enjoy outside in nature. This candid lifestyle approach in my experience leads to authentic portraiture reflecting real moments that families will cherish. The result of the time I spend with your child will be 3-4 individual portraits, available through my online shop. 

I will be providing a secure and easy to use online registration, ordering and payment system, as well as a private online gallery (where you can view the proofs of all photographs taken of the children). 

If you would like individual portraits taken of your child for their 2019 Kindergarten year, then please register your child by clicking the registration button below. Only children who have been registered will be individually photographed, so don’t miss out! Please note, you are not required to register for group photos.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via brookepetro@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Brooke Petro

FAQ

What should we expect to happen during Photo Week?

I’ll be at your child’s kindergarten centre each morning during Photo Week to take the group photos and the individual portraits of the registered children. All you need to remember is to make sure you've registered for individual photos before photo week.

What should my child wear?

There is no need to stress about wardrobe choices. Often the photos you cherish are the ones which reflect the honesty and spirit of the moment. Simply dress your child neatly in clean clothes that they feel comfortable in and ensure that their hair is tidy at drop off. A general tip I give to all my clients is to avoid clothing that has text or clashing patterns. Other than that, it’s up to you.  

What if my child doesn’t smile or want to be photographed?

Don’t worry. As a mother of four young children, and with over a decade of experience working with children (as a high school teacher, Junior Art specialist and professional photographer), I understand how to engage children effectively to capture their true nature in a warm, fun and friendly manner. I will be there each day during Photo Week, and will become a familiar face I’m sure your child will warm to. I am good at getting smiles and giggles, and engaging children with humour. However, a photograph where your child is looking away from the camera, or is focusing on an activity they love, can also be a beautiful portrait. 

Do you take Sibling Photos?

If you have multiple children attending the kindergarten centre this year then yes, absolutely. To request sibling photos, please enter your details in the sibling section of the online registration form.

Is upfront payment required?

Yes, a small pre-paid deposit of $10 is required and will be deducted from any orders you place through my online shop. All of the photographs are taken on a registration and pre-paid deposit basis, to be completed prior to photo week via my online shop at brookepetro.com. If for some reason you decide not to purchase the final images, then it’s not a problem, I will refund your deposit.  

When and how can I view the photos and place an order?

Approximately 1 week after Photo Week, you will receive a link and password which will grant you access to a private online gallery (where you will be able to view the proofs of all the photographs taken of the children). Should you wish to purchase your child’s individual portraits, you can then visit my online shop where a range of digital and print packages are available for purchase. Orders are to be placed online within 7 days of access to the online gallery for the fastest possible turnaround. Once the orders are collected, all print orders will be printed at a professional print lab to ensure the highest quality prints are achieved. Print orders will be delivered to your child’s kindergarten centre for collection, approximately 4 working weeks after placing your order. If however, you choose to purchase a digital package, you will receive a link to your files for download within a week of placing your order.