|1.||What is the delivery time for our pictures?|
|2.||How long does it take for each class to be photographed?|
|3.||How should we bring the classes to the photographer?|
|4.||Can the school help to make picture day an enjoyable experience for all?|
|5.||What if a student forgets his/her money on picture day?|
|6.||Can more than one student be photographed in the picture?|
|7.||Where would be the best location to have the photographer setup?|
|8.||What happens if a parent has a problem with their child's school picture packet?|
|9.||Do you offer any additional photography services?|
1. What is the delivery time for our pictures?
On average, it will take approximately 3-4 weeks for your pictures to arrive. If your school has a class composite picture as part of the package, the composites will arrive shortly thereafter as part of a separate shipment.
2. How long does it take for each class to be photographed?
The average class of 25 students takes approximately:
PK- 2, 25 min.
3- 6, 20 min.
7-12, 15-20 min
We photograph all students by name using our "camera card" system. Approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the photography date, we will ask your school to supply us a student list. This list should include name, grade, homeroom and teacher's name. If possible, we would like to have the file for this information on diskette. The file format should be:
ASCII, Comma delimited, DBF, Excel.
With this process we will generate camera cards. The cards will arrive to you sorted by grade, homeroom or teacher's name. Please hand the camera cards to the students just before coming to the photographer. This will insure that the card does not get lost or damaged.
3. How should we bring the classes to the photographer?
Classes should arrive at the photographer in an orderly fashion with the help of a teacher or moderator present. Students should come to the photographer with the picture envelope in hand.
4. Can the school help to make picture day an enjoyable experience for all?
Yes, although we try not to make picture day the school's responsibility, the day will move along smoother with the school's help. The school can help in the following ways:
1) If the school has a particular schedule that has to be followed, just fax it to us ahead of time and we will go over it with our photographer.
2) If possible, supplying parent aides to help the photographers stay on schedule.
3) Following the time structure for classes stated earlier in this brochure.
4) By making sure students come to the photographer according to the guidelines stated in this brochure.
5. What if a student forgets his/her money on picture day?
Unfortunately, we would have to photograph the student as nonpaying. That student will not receive a packet of pictures when the school photos are delivered. We can have the student photographed again with their envelope and camera card on the absentee or retake date.
6. Can more than one student be photographed in the picture?
Yes. We do limit the number of children photographed to two. Please see the photographer, he can let you know when would be the best time to bring the children to the camera
7. Where would be the best location to have the photographer setup?
A suitable place for picture taking would be: gym, stage, library, empty classrooms (without desks).
Our photography setup takes an area of 10 x15 foot. This allows us enough room for students to move through the process and create a smooth picture day.
8. What happens if a parent has a problem with their child's school picture packet?
Parents are to contact Barksdale directly. There is literature packed in every packet that informs them about procedures they should follow.
9. Do you offer any additional photography services?
Yes we do! We offer special "Spring Sale" programs. These programs can benefit the parents by offering another opportunity to have their children photographed. The programs can benefit the school as an additional "fund raiser". Call us for more details