School photography, particularly the pre-school variety, is a unique genre all its own. I believe the key is speed, for all involved. Kids at this age are 100% genuine so more often than not the first few shots you get will be the best. I like to use as plain a background as possible so the picture is about the child's personality. I also prefer natural -shaded light because it provides a less intimidating environment for the kids. As a dad of four kids, I subscribe to the relax, have fun, and goof around method.
Let's face it, nothing spoils a nice family weekend like dragging your kids to a portrait appointment at a studio, so it's great to be able to provide quality pictures for parents and relieve them of the drama and expense. Within a week of the shoot the images will be posted online, divided by classroom, for viewing and purchase.
If they want to do a family shoot, school clients get a discounted fee.