LEAVER PORTRAIT PACKAGE

B-BLOCK PORTRAITS 2023

We are approved Eton College photographers that are available to photograph your sons leavers portraits. The portrait session lasts 1 hour and the images will be taken in and around the college grounds.

WHAT’S INCLUDED – THE PHOTOGRAPHY

DBS cleared and approved Eton College photographers.
1 Hour portrait photo session.
A professional photographer with 31 years experience who lives in Eton.
Professional service.
Rich mixture of images with many variations. A minimum of 30 images.
Your chosen images will be individually enhanced and colour corrected.
Dedicated password gallery for all your son’s images.
Cost £125.00

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WHAT’S AVAILABLE – DISPLAY PRODUCTS

After the photo session your images can be viewed in your son’s own dedicated password protected gallery where you can purchase display products at competitive pricing.
For every print you purchase you will receive a low-resolution (600 x 400 px) copy optimised for sharing on social media.

Display products available for purchase include:
Prints with 13 sizes available.
Photo Box with cover image to keep your prints.
Mounted Prints with the college emblem & your son’s name.
Framed Mounted Prints.
Canvasses ready to hang on the wall.
Wall Aluminium Panels in a contemporary finish.
Photo Books made in the UK in assorted sizes & covers.
High-resolution Files – subject to a usage agreement.

FAQs

When will the portraits be taken?

We would suggest any time from late April onwards when Eton will be green and the days will be light. We will avoid the harsh midday & afternoon sun and having photographed Leaver Portraits for the past 10 years we know when the light is most flattering:

Our busiest time is May & June and during this period we offer 2 different 1 hour photoshoot slots - 7 days a week.

May
Between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

June
Between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

We will monitor the weather and if your chosen day should be cloudy we can bring the timing forward if required.

How long is the photography session?

The photography session lasts 1 hour. We will meet your son by the Porters Lodge at School Yard.

Where do you take the photographs?

The photographs will be taken in and around the College grounds. You will have a nice selection of portraits taken with the main College building & Chapel in the background and a selection of portraits taken around School Yard.

Can a brother at College also be photographed?

Yes, it is something that we do often and we find that some portraits of the siblings together at the start of the photography session works well. It is to be remembered that the session lasts for 1 hour and if you require more than a few images of the siblings together it would be perhaps best to book a double session.

What if it rains on the day?

We will keep an eye on the weather forecast and re-schedule if necessary. A nice benefit of booking us is that we live in Eton and we will not charge you if we must re-schedule the day.

What photography equipment do you use?

We use a mixture of natural daylight and flash photography. We use professional Nikon cameras and mobile lighting from Pro Photo.

What happens after the portraits are taken?

We will create a password protected gallery on our website for you to view your images. From this gallery you can then purchase display products such as prints, mounted frames & books.

If you are interested in creating a book you can in your gallery save favourite images for a book design - more information can be found under 'My Eton Life' in the menu.

Do you post-process the images?

Your chosen images will be put into our post production where each image will be individually colour adjusted and corrected. Skin tones will be adjusted and facial blemishes will be removed as well as uniform stains.

All our images are taken in colour and we will also convert a few into Black & White for you.

When will I receive my images?

The Leaver Portrait Package is for the photography only. Display products such as prints & frames are ordered separately from your dedicated gallery. When we have received your order please allow for a 2 week delivery.

May & June are our busiest months and a delivery time may be longer than normal.

How do I book and pay?

Please contact us with the date & time for when you would like to book a portrait session and we will get back to you with our availability and book you in.

Payment is required at the time of booking and can be done by clicking on the 'Buy' button on this page. You will be taken to PayPal where you can pay with your PayPal account or with a debit or credit card from Visa, Mastercard & American Express.

Payment can also be made by bank transfer and we will send you an invoice with our bank details. We do not accept cash or cheques.

A 250 YEAR OLD TRADITION

CARRYING ON THE TRADITION

As local Eton photographers we are carrying on a 250 year old Eton College tradition by taking Eton boys leaver portraits.
First recorded in the seventeenth century, by which the headmaster presented books ‘to all young gentlemen who took their leave of him handsomely’. Handsomely seems to have implied the present of some £10 or £15 (noblemen paid double) slipped unostentatiously on to the headmaster’s desk when taking final leave.
It was to a headmaster, Dr. Barnard, who reigned from 1754 to 1765, that the idea occurred of asking for a portrait instead of a leaving fee from his more distinguished pupils.

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