How we work
We with school clients to ensure that you get the most out of your shoot, and will support you through the planning process as required.
A one day shoot can accommodate up to six lessons, plus any break/ lunch shots you may wish to capture. It is recommended that you avoid planning in more than six lessons in a day, as our approach is to adequately light your location to get the best possible shots, and to avoid rushed shots. It is recommended to select one subject per lesson slot. You may want to check out our article getting the most from your shoot here. (link to blog advice piece)
Our approach is to advise teachers and students as we arrive about what will make a great shot, usually inviting a small group of students to complete the activity to minimise disruption to teaching and learning.
When your day is completed, we will provide access to the images. You will be invited to select 50 for editing. At this point, we will ‘polish’ your images to make them stunning – this includes for example whitening any grey shirts or making colours brighter. This editing process is what helps make a good picture fantastic, and is included within your day rate.
Please note, we are happy to discuss the number of images supplied if you find it hard to narrow down your selection. If you have booked more than one day, this figure increases accordingly.
Many photographers will simply provide you with access to all their unedited images – but you will often find that this means that there is only a small amount that meet your standards, so this is often a real false economy!
About Chris Bevan Photography
Chris Bevan Photography is owned and managed by Chris Bevan. Chris is a specialist schools and academies photographer, with a diverse additional portfolio of work!
Chris is an award winning photographer (what awards Chris?) who in recent years has specialised in educational photography. His motto is ‘100% happy’ – he prides himself on understanding your requirements, where you intend to use your photos and most importantly, what the ‘feel’ of your setting is. This is then communicated through your photographer, capturing a vibrancy to bring words about your school to life!
We visit schools nationwide, for shoots of any duration and have experience of schools of all shapes, sizes and budgets. Our shoots are as unique as you.
Chris loves to chat through how Chris Bevan Photography can help you – just contact us for a no obligation chat.
Our fees include all photography, post-shoot editing and supply of photos as preferred including Wetransfer and USB stick.
The daily fee is £490 plus mileage. If you wish to discuss a multiple booking (for example, 2 days in your school and a day in your 6th Form) please call to discuss a bespoke package.
If you have a particular budget for your photography, please contact us – we’re always happy to discuss without obligation, and will try to provide solutions to fit your budget.
We are very aware of safeguarding requirements. On the day our photographer Chris will work with the accompanying member of staff to get the best shots, and upholds the highest standards of behaviour and conduct at all times. We are conscious of safeguarding at all times, and in his requests to children and young people as part of the shoot. Chris is happy to politely request they adjust their ties and politely remind that they have accidently rolled up their blazer sleeves but will refer any more difficult requests to a member of staff as appropriate.
Chris is very patient, and happy to adjust his schedule should a particular plan not be feasible – particularly important when working with young children. If you would like to speak to one of our school clients about Chris’ approach, please see the testimonials page.