~What to expect on photo day!~
Thanks for choosing on the Edge Photography!
We strive to make photo day not only fun for the kids, but easy and fun for the parents as well. With over eight years experience and hundreds of teams shot, we have developed the following as a guide to make photo day run smoothly. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
- We should arrive at “photo central” approximately 30 – 45 minutes prior to game time, or at the beginning of practice, depending on when your photos are scheduled.
- Our timeline will involve photographing the players individually as they arrive. Once the last player arrives we will photograph the team.
- We normally will photograph each player and the team in at least two different poses, time permitting. Let us know ahead of time if this will not work for your team, or if you have particular requests.
- Images will be posted on-line, password protected, for parents to view and order.
- We request the aid of a coach or team mom to help “wrangle” the kids in and out of the photo area. We, of course, will handle the posing but sometimes an adult that knows the kids can command their attention better.
- We request that our camera is the only one on the field during photo time. We do this for several reasons, but mainly to minimize the distraction to the players while we create images for you.
- We always welcome “special” opportunities, e.g. player with mom and/or dad, grandma and/or grandpa, or siblings. We always like to shoot coaches with their children as well! These are posted online with the rest of the proofs. Please let us know any “special” requests you may have. Thanks!
Don’t take big risks… To help you select the right photographer for your one-of-a-kind event, the Society of Sport & Event Photographers (SEP), a non-profit association has these suggestions:
• Interview several photographers. Ask questions about their styles and products. Some offer a combination of products that you may not have considered as keepsakes for your attendees. You should also ask if the photographer specializes in black and white or color photography.
• Look at samples. SEP suggests asking to see samples of the Photographer’s work from an event.
• Ask about backups. Always ask if the photographer carries back-up equipment. Also, make sure the photographer has a ready replacement who can photograph your event if he or she becomes ill.
• Communicate. Make sure the photographer has a clear understanding of your expectations. Take the time to sit down with the photographer and discuss the services provided and the fees involved. This helps avoid any future misunderstandings. Many photographers provide contracts for the event. This provides a clear understanding of what is expected.
• Ask about credentials. Membership in a professional association, certification or a photography degree shows a certain level of commitment to the profession. These types of credentials can help you determine which photographer is right for your event.
• Check references. A friend’s recommendation, the Better Business Bureau and professional associations are excellent sources of information.