Introducing Yorkshire Schools Photography
Relaxed, natural smiles
Yorkshire Schools are special, set in an amazing county which deserves to be included in the photos. White background photos could be taken anywhere, my alternative school photography utilises the buildings and grounds of the school creating photos in context to provide lasting memories of the happy times. Letting the children call the shots to capture their school photos how and where they choose and putting them in control resulting in natural expressions and plenty of choice. Contact Yorkshire Schools Photography for more information.
Yorkshire Schools Photography has a unique approach to school photography. Letting the children call the shots and take ownership of their school photos deciding how and where they are taken instead of being expected to sit and smile for a stranger. Making the best use of any outside space whilst including images in the classroom to give a varied gallery for every family. Siblings are photographed separately and together and many schools invite younger siblings in for a shoot too.
Nurseries and preschools have the added complication of children attending on different days making a 'photo day' difficult for some children having to attend when it is not their usual day. This can be unsettling for children and not the best way to put them at ease. I attend settings for a week which gives me the chance to catch every child on their usual day. It also gives less confident children a chance to become familiar with me being there and more relaxed for their photos.
Fundraising photo days
Yorkshire Schools Photography offers fundraising photo days to help boost funds for schools, playgroups, cubs, brownies and any other groups looking for a new way to raise funds. In schools these can be done along side another company doing more traditional white background photos, asking the children to come in non-uniform with booked slots for those wanting a photoshoot. For these shoots 50% of the profits goes back to the setting. Schools and other groups can book a day at a weekend or during a holiday, advertising to a wider audience which is always helpful for the smaller settings.
Personal School Photos
Don't worry if you miss school photo day or are disappointed your school is sticking with a more rushed photographic approach, Yorkshire Schools Photography is happy to organise personal shoots to capture your school age child. These shoots are ideal if you have children at different schools as you combine their orders saving you money and time.
Another milestone, Prom at the end of Year 11 and again Year 13. The night itself is often chaotic but the time spent in the lead up to choose the perfect dress deserves a shoot to remember it.
First Communion and Confirmation
Yorkshire Schools Photography offers personal shoots including family shots and is also available for group photos from a school or friendship group.
Nikki Mitchell Photography is available for family photoshoots and also runs mini sessions several times a year for a chance to update children's photos in a quick, convenient way and for a reasonable price.
How it all began
As a mum of 4 children with additional needs school photos became an area of difficulty both for them and me. Asking a child to sit in front of a background with bright lights pointed at them and smile at a stranger within seconds of meeting them is not a situation any child finds easy. My school shoots remove that stress by taking the time to get to know the children, I learn every name, and letting them get to know me. A child that needs longer can have more time. Siblings can be included as well as children on their own. Photos at play and working can all be included and the children can be given the chance to decide where and how their photos are taken.
Roecliffe Primary School
Sunflowers Day Nursery
Kirk Hammerton Primary School
Staveley Primary School
Chrysalis Montesorri Nursery
Long Marston Primary School
Nun Monkton Primary School
St Williams Catholic Primary School Bradford
Sharow Primary School
Kirk Hammerton Nursery
Skelton Newby Hall Primary School
Mud and Puddles Childcare
Kirby Hill Primary School
St Nicholas Primary West Tanfield
St Mary's Catholic Primary School Knaresborough
Kirkby Malzeard Primary School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Bishop Thornton
St Johns Preschool Bilton
St Mary's Preschool
Welcome to Yorkshire Schools Photography
Letting the children call the shots