The wonderful thing about working with children at their nursery/school is that they are in an environment where they feel comfortable and expressive. As a photographer, this allows me to be creative, unstructured and informal. I usually spend a lot of time with the children, talking, playing, reading or even joining in group activities so that, they can become used to me. Whatever the age group, children need to accept you before they will become natural in front of the camera.
I offer several options: a classic option to only take the individual formal portrait and group photos or a more informal option where I will spend few days in the school/nursery taking natural portraits of the children.
Parents can choose a mix and match of their preferred photos, choosing between colour and black & white, formal or informal. Photographs are usually available for viewing 1-2 weeks after the photo shoot. Finished photographs are ordered via a secured access on my website.
I am CRB checked and I will be happy to provide you with a list of references. If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to book a photographer for the year coming, please contact me to discuss availability.
"Valerie has taken my nursery school photographs for as long as I can remember, she is brilliant and has such an affinity with the children that they are totally relaxed. Many parents have then gone on to have private family portraits taken. Valerie is always flexible as to how and where you want the pictures taken and the time she spends with us is always very happy and relaxed. I do not hesitate in recommending her to any setting, whatever the size, she is completely unflappable!” Fanny W.
"Your Photos are superb!! You captured "their inner soul and happiness". Brigitte V.
"The services offered by Mrs Sieyes are of very high quality. I highly recommend her as a school photographer". Laurent B