Print orders will be delivered to WPA on Monday Nov 14!

Hello Parents!

Yay! Your child's school portraits are ready for viewing and purchasing!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 IS THE ORDERING DEADLINE!

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 3 weeks after your child's picture day you’ll receive an announcement flyer when picking up your child from school. You may also receive communication directly from WPA. 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 3-5 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.

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

As we continue our existence on this planet, I firmly believe that our passions and sense of purpose become increasingly distinct. While some individuals discover it early on, for most of us, it is a convoluted path with clarity only arriving after various twists and turns in our journey. Now, at the youthful age of 46, I have finally glimpsed what truly brings me satisfaction and delight - supporting women.⁠
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To me, supporting women entails presenting mothers with the photographs I capture of them alongside their families, instantly reminding them of their beauty as nurturing figures and their astonishing presence as the centerpiece of their families.⁠
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It also involves empowering women to shed all self-doubt and embody the strong yet tender qualities they bring to the world through their professional endeavors. It has become evident to me that by showcasing women in my portraits as their authentic, stunning selves, they possess the ability to conquer any obstacle. Women are creators - we possess the ability to evoke beauty simply through the touch of our loving awareness. ⁠
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My passion lies in supporting women on their journey towards embracing this belief in themselves. 💖⁠
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Check out the link in my bio for my new offering, Lady Boss Portraits. It is my pleasure to add this personal branding offering to women-owned businesses in the Wilmington, NC area.
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Look at this beautiful little lady! I have been photographing this little girl and her family for years and it's such an honor to get to capture families as they grow. From being invited into my clients' homes to capture their tender moments with their newborn babies or special holiday photos around their Christmas trees, it is never something I take lightly. I feel trusted, valued and I thank my lucky stars for this beautiful work that I do and the amazing clients I get to serve. ⁠
The birth of my brother's first child has prompted me to reminisce about the precious moments when my own children were newly born. Their delightful fragrance, petite and squishy features, and undeniable cuteness overwhelmed me. Despite my exhaustion and the countless tasks that demanded my attention, I found it impossible to sleep when they did. Instead, I would observe their every movement, cherishing each second of that extraordinary period. I made a conscious effort to etch every detail into my memory. And now, as I reflect upon those times, it feels as though they occurred just yesterday, despite my sons now being 5 and 9 years old. Having children truly transports one into a time-warp, with time appearing to both slow down and pass by in an instant, leaving you astonished by their rapid growth.⁠
I have discovered a clear passion within me not only for crafting genuine portraits that capture the true essence of the subject in the present moment, but also for using this skill to uplift women. My focus is specifically on the fearless women who are embarking on their own entrepreneurial journeys.⁠
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In light of this, I am pleased to announce the addition of new services to my professional photography portfolio! One of these offerings is personalized branding photography catered to women-owned small businesses.⁠
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Your brand serves as a reflection of your vision, values, and dedication. Let's encapsulate the essence of your business journey through bespoke branding photography that speaks volumes, right here in Wilmington, NC! 🌟📷 ⁠
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If you share a passion for supporting women-owned businesses, please feel free to reach out to me via direct message. I am eager to have a conversation, collaborate, and potentially work together in some capacity!⁠
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I firmly believe that by supporting and empowering women, we actively contribute to the healing, growth, and evolution of our world.⁠
This family is just too sweet! You know what they say: three is a party, and these three kiddos definitely made this session feel like one. 
I love the energy that sibling dynamics bring to a session. They are the best kind of ornery, and it makes for some adorable shots and even better smiles.

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