Little Pop's Nursery Photography
Our aim is to capture natural, happy photographs, which are affordable to parents, whilst reducing the workload of the nursery staff. We also provide a more environmentally friendly service by not printing a large number of unwanted images.
The Benefits of our service:
1. The photographs taken are fun and relaxed
2. The nursery only needs to email the parents the links and passwords
3. The nursery and staff do not handle money or place orders
4. The system is password protected and secure
5. Prices start from just £7
6. Photographs are only printed when ordered and thus this is more environmentally friendly
7. We offer 10% commission on the profit we make
8. Our service is a small local business and we offer a friendly and flexible approach
How We Work
Before the day:
Initially either Little Pop Photography will make contact with the nursery, or the nursery will contact us. We will then provisionally agree a date for the photography. We may offer to come in and look around the nursery to find a suitable location, and talk in person with the staff. We will send a contract and get an agreement in place. Once this is done we will confirm a final date or dates to come in and photograph the children.
On the day:
We will either send one or two photographers depending on the size of the nursery / preschool and the number of children. We will arrive early on the day and set up our kit. We use a white plastic vinyl backdrop, which wipes clean but we do ask that the children remove their shoes before going on the backdrop. We use 2 studio lights to professionally light the area; these need to be plugged into the mains. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to set up and we need a space of around 3m x 3m.
We can sometimes fit into smaller spaces if necessary. When we are all set up and ready to shoot we will ask the staff to start bringing us the children in small groups of 3 or 4 at a time. We usually gather a selection of toys from the nursery beforehand, these are toys that the children are familiar with and if necessary we will encourage them to play with the toys to help them relax. During this time we aim to provide between 5 and 10 great photos of each child. The cycle will continue until all the children are photographed. If requested we will also capture a variety of group and class photographs. We also allow the nursery to book up afternoon sessions, lasting around 10 minutes each, for parents to bring in siblings and children that may not be in on that day. At the end of the day we will pack up and be on our way.
Later that evening we will upload all of the photographs to the online gallery and have a password in place. At this stage we will email the nursery or preschool to say that the gallery is live and they can inform the parents that the images are ready to be purchased online, using the password provided and how long the gallery will be up for.
We will leave the password-protected gallery online for an agreed amount of time, usually around 2-3 weeks. Then we will delete the nursery’s gallery from the website and it will no longer be available online or on our computers, at this stage all images would be permanently deleted. The orders will be produced and mailed to the nursery or school. We would then finalise the accounts and inform the nursery of how much commission they are due to receive. This commission is then paid within 30 days. Exact timing will be finalised with the nursery in advance to avoid confusion.
How many photos are taken of each child?
We aim to capture between 5-10 photographs of each child thus providing the parent with a choice of images. There is no set pose and we focus on achieving natural smiles. We may encourage children to play with toys to help them relax and we ask the staff and parents to help us, as they know the children best.
Are photographers CRB checked?
Yes all of our photographers have passed CRB checks. We also work in a way that means our photographers are not left alone with the children. The nursery staff will always be on hand to help us and offer guidance.
How does the commission work?
We offer between 10% commission depending on the size of the nursery, number of photographers and the number of days coverage required etc. This will be pre-agreed before the shoot and sales figures will be provided to the nursery once the gallery has been deleted from the online store.
Do you offer staff photos?
Yes we can offer the nursery or preschool staff photographs which they can use on their noticeboards, website or for advertising.
Is the gallery safe?
Yes, the gallery is run by a well know provider and is very secure, we will provide a password to the gallery that only the parents and staff will know and we are able to change this if necessary. Our company will not use any images of the children in our marketing or advertising. The online gallery will be deleted after a pre-agreed period of time.
How long are the photographs in the secure online gallery?
We would usually keep the images up for around 2 to 3 weeks but we take guidance from the nursery about how long they want them to be online. Once deleted we would provide the nursery with the sales figures and pay the commission earned.
Can the nursery have more than one gallery and password?
Yes, if the nursery wanted added security we can upload the children’s photographs to smaller galleries that are organised by class name, gender or age and day taken. Each gallery would be clearly identifiable and have its own password.
What happens if a child is not in on the day of the shoot?
We usually have 10-minute appointments available at the end of the day so parents can arrange to pop in and have photos of their child if they wish. If the nursery or preschool is particularly large then we may opt to photograph over 2 days to ensure that we have plenty of time photograph all of the children.
How much are the photos?
Prints start at just £7 each, there is no minimum spend. We pride ourselves on offering an affordable top quality product that everyone can enjoy.
What happens if a parent does not want their child photographed?
If a parent does not want their child to be photographed then they must inform the nursery and we will not photograph the child at all.
Do you use Photoshop?
Yes, we can Photoshop but we like to keep things natural. We will remove any obvious cuts, bruises or blemishes from the face and obvious places.
How experienced are you?
We have over 10 years experience in the photography industry and a wealth of knowledge within childrens photography. Sally has been running Little Pop Photography for 3 years and has over 5 years experience in baby photography.
What do the nursery need to do?
We need the nursery to contact us and book a date when we can come in and photograph the children. They must ask the parents if they wish to have their child photographed and organise the children accordingly (we can provide the relevant forms). We then upload the images a day or two later and the nursery must provide the parents with the gallery password. It is that simple! Orders are then sent to the school or nursery for parents to collect.
We look forward to meeting you!