At the heart of why we offer this unique fundraising opportunity is a belief that everyone deserves access to beautiful images capturing their children throughout the fast-moving stages of their lives. On a high level, the fundraiser raises money for supplies, school programs, tuition scholarships, and other initiatives. Please reach out to your PTA for details specific to your school. The money is poured back into your community, and on top of that, you receive professional images of your family to remember forever!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
After you book with us, we will provide a style guide to help answer all your wardrobe questions.
CAN WE INCLUDE OUR DOG?
Pets are family—we get it! If your PTA lets us know ahead of time, we’ll plan your fundraiser at a dog-friendly location.
WHAT IF MY KIDS ARE NOT COOPERATING?
Our team of photographers are talented, professional, and experienced in photographing children. We will walk you through how to manage any situation to have a fun and successful shoot with your family.
MY CHILD REQUIRES SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CAN WE STILL PARTICIPATE?
Absolutely. We will work with you and your child to offer an accessible solution so that every family can enjoy a stress-free photoshoot.
HOW DO YOU KEEP OUR FAMILIES COVID SAFE?
Fund Photos takes every precaution necessary to protect participants from COVID-19. All photographers are fully vaccinated and have received booster shots. In addition, all COVID protocols, per the CDC guidelines, are followed throughout the duration of the shoot, including being masked and maintaining 6 feet of distance when possible.
For more information or for any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
HOW WILL WE FIND A LOCATION FOR THE SHOOT?
Once you book with us, we conduct the research on the best locations near your school, considering factors like natural lighting, beautiful backdrops, and easy parking. We’ll provide a list of recommendations, and from there, you choose your favorite! If the location requires permission or a permit for photography, we’ll handle that for you, too.
WHEN DO FUND PHOTO EVENTS TAKE PLACE?
We’ll help you find a time that is convenient for everyone. We’ve found that weekends and after school offers the most flexibility for busy families.
HOW FREQUENTLY DO SCHOOLS HOST A FUND PHOTOS EVENT?
Most schools host twice per school year: once in the fall semester, and once in the spring. The fall fundraiser is typically holiday-themed, while the spring fundraiser offers more traditional family photos.
HOW SOON SHOULD WE START PLANNING?
Planning begins after the booking process is finalized, typically two or three months prior to the event. However, we are happy to commit to a date anytime within the duration of your school year and can begin planning as early as you like.
DO WE NEED TO MAKE A DEPOSIT?
No deposit or minimum is needed to secure your date.
HOW CAN I SPREAD THE WORD TO FAMILIES IN OUR SCHOOL ABOUT THE FUNDRAISER?
After you book with us, we’ll send you our marketing toolkit with tips and advice about how to get more families signed up, plus our template for a flyer to distribute in your classrooms and social media channels.
WHAT IF MORE FAMILIES WANT TO SIGN UP, BUT EVERY TIME SLOT IS SOLD OUT?
We adjust our schedule based on your school’s booking rate; as families continue to book, we will open more days. To begin, we estimate how many people might be interested, and open up half the number of estimated time slots. We continue to add dates to the fundraiser as time slots fill.
WHAT IF WE DON'T SELL OUT?
Fund Photos Events tend to be so popular that tickets sell out pretty quickly. We will do our best to set you up for success. In the rare case that you are not fully booked, no worries. There is no penalty for this.
HOW AND WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOS?
Within two weeks of your shoot, you will receive an email containing a link to your personalized gallery. From there, you will be able to make your two selections, plus see options to purchase an additional package.
WHAT IF WE WANT MORE THAN TWO IMAGES?
We offer photo packages starting at $65. You will receive further instructions with your personalized gallery.
I LOVE MY PHOTOS, HOW CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION?
Glad to hear it! You can reach Heather DeCamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.