Hello Rainbow Garden Parents!

My name is Erika Rigger!

I'm a local Hampstead maternity, family and newborn photographer and most importantly, mom to two silly and totally wild boys, ages 4 and 8.

I am so excited to be doing school pictures at Rainbow Garden again! School picture days will be October 12 & 13 to accommodate all students schedules. See below for FAQs, tips, how ordering works, and what day your child is scheduled to be photographed. I'm so excited to capture all the kids adorable faces! Believe me, you're going to love these unique portraits of your children.

 

FAQs:

What makes this photography unique?

My goal during my short time with your child is not to force a cheesy smile. I’m looking for natural expressions, which will range from serious and pensive to sweet and silly. I will chat and interact with your child during our time together to elicit genuine expressions. For an extra fun time, have your child come prepared with a joke for ME!
 For photos that reflect the uniqueness of the school and it’s students, I’ll be photographing against a simple black backdrop–a technique I use to be sure your child's personality really shines through in the photos!

What should my child wear?

• Avoid hoodies and shirts/tops with large illustrations, cartoon characters, or large logos on them.
• Bright colors, yes! Neon colors, no. Neon colors tend to reflect poorly onto the skin.
• Collared shirts, dresses/tops with pretty detail in the neck or shoulder area look great!

When can I expect to see the photos?

About two weeks after your child's Photo Day, you’ll receive an announcement flyer when picking up your child from school. The flyer will announce that the photo gallery is ready to be viewed, where to view it online and the ordering deadline date.

How does ordering work?

The online gallery will be open for 7 days for viewing and ordering. Everything is viewed, ordered, and paid online, so there are no paper order forms to keep up with. You will have the option to purchase prints, canvases, and digital images with printing rights.
 You will have 2-4 images in both color and black and white to select from. From the gallery you can view the images and place orders online. Payment is handled directly through the viewing gallery. Print packages are $45 and digital files start at $55.

 

“Add-on” (a la carte) prints can be added to any package, digital file or canvas wrap order. You may also make your own package using the A La Carte items ($40 minimum). Digital orders are delivered via email immediately after payment clears. Print orders are delivered to your school for distribution within 2-3 weeks of the ordering deadline.
 Shoot me an email at schools@erikariggerphotography.com if you have any questions!

Can I share the gallery with family?

Grandparents and other relatives may also place orders through the gallery!

Please note, all print orders are delivered to your school for distribution unless “ship to me” is chosen. If you’d like orders shipped to you or someone else, please choose “ship to me” and be sure the shipping address is in the “notes to studio” section.

A standard flat rate shipping charge will be added if you select to have your prints shipped. This makes it very convenient for non-local family to order prints and have them shipped to them, as well as you to purchase prints and have them shipped to non-local family. Digital orders are delivered via email immediately after payment clears.

What is the quality of the prints?

Your photographs will be printed on the highest quality photographic paper and are finished with a lustre coating to protect them from aging, fingerprints and uv exposure.

Schedule for Photo Days:

Wednesday Oct 12th:

Poppy Beil

Elliot Christian

Forest Huntsman

Alana Pate

Ezra Anderson

Everett Cawood

Jake Changelian

Finn Chernik

Audrey Forbes

Jameson Frank

Aurora Kimrey

Kenny Moritz

Stella Muse

Madison Newman

Finn Rocco

Erin Roman

Lincoln Scott

Margot Sorensen

Si Sorensen

Octavia Spiker

Cruz Turner

Conrad Voner

Lilly Weaver

Hugh Barrington

Maisie Battley

Ronan Colman

Liam Donoghue

Nora Mason

Casey Miller

Parker Rhoads

Sienna Riechert

Kennedy Ziegbalg

Sierra Adamski

Declan Bennett

Lyanna Corbett

Annabelle Endicott

Charley Graham

Micah Harper

Rosie Jones

Elise Pate

Boyd Pierce

Nicky Rigger

Natalie Willis

Teddy Adamski

Olivia Boire

Jane Christian

Eli DeLeon

Cyrus Hofman

Thursday Oct 13th:

Mollie Barkey

Isabelle Baxter

Myla Benton

Norah Burton

Eli Candelas

Graham Forbes

Izzy Haszko

Sophia Haszko

Cora Hays

Elaina Heaton

Aubree Hill

Noah Hunt

Jackson Kheloco

Micah Kusmierez

Fiona LaMantia

Josh Merczynski

Liam Miller

Frankie Napoleon

Claire Nevoso

Lucas Pups

Jordi Rahal

Easton Tracy

Bennett Walters

Benjamin Bracken

Billy Broadwood

Calvin Crawford

Logan DeGroot

Hudson Dingfelder

Lennox Hogan

Liam Hogan

Parker Kheloco

Nathan Lemanski

Rhys Morcos

Indiana Page

Alana Pate

Nolan Preast

Emma Tracy

Caroline Weaver

Caroline Arras

Wyatt Willard

Ellen Andersen

Mila Rozell

Keira Sweeney

Jameson Blazer

Gavin Marki

Grant Brown

Jackson Clarke

Lucas Doty

Sofia Urena-Myantt

One last thing . . .

Your child’s privacy is important to me!
 I occasionally like to post a sneak peek on social media from my photo day at a particular school or add new kids’ photos to my website and marketing materials. If you would be willing to give me permission to include your child’s photo (never any names) for these purposes, please complete the following release form. Thank you so much!

Model Release

Lifestyle Family Newborn Maternity Photography

Serving Wilmington north carolina and surrounding areas

910.719.3633 hello@erikariggerphotography.com