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.
When is the best time to book the Leavers Portrait Package in 2020 ?
Late April and May are wonderful months, the days are longer and the College grounds are exquisite in Spring colours. June is fantastic with its low warm setting light and the photographs are best taken late in the afternoon. Most A level exams in 2020 are held in the period 8th May - 15th June so it is best to book outside of this period.
The best booking periods are: 15th April - 7th May & 16th June - 29th June.
INCLUDED IN THE Package - the photography
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.
Display products available for purchase include:
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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.