Schools and Kindergartens

What makes a great school or kindergarten photo?

To answer this question we draw on over 30 years of experience photographing schools and kindergartens. We base our opinion on the greatly appreciated feedback we’ve received from parents, grandparents, and teachers alike. And we summarise our answer with this one simple word…Natural.

A great school or kindergarten photo captures:

Natural smiles and photos that radiate with personality: Our photographers know how to get that smile – the one that really illuminates the face and extends to the eyes, truly conveying a child’s personality.

Natural lighting and Natural skin tones: We prefer and endeavour to take photographs outside whenever possible. We find the children relax more in a less formal outdoor setting.

Natural poses and an overall relaxed expression: Our photographers have a friendly and informal manner with children and are experts at putting them at ease and arranging that perfect natural-looking shot.

Natural surroundings and backgrounds: Already great photos gain their ‘wow’ factor through utilising the natural outdoor environment: playgrounds, gates, trees, sun dappled leaves and bright blue skies. Soft vibrant background colours will accentuate natural skin tone and bring out eye colour.

At McRobie Studios we avoid photos that look contrived: forced smiles, flat light, formal poses and fake backgrounds. Such things serve only to tame and subdue the uniqueness and true colour that lies within every child.

Please contact us for more information or alternatively, [Click here] for details about what you can expect from our well-established School and Kindergarten service.

Class Photos

Individual & Sibling Photos

Testimonial

McRobie Studio has provided top quality and very professional photographic services to our school for many years. Ray works closely with our staff to produce all our class, group and team photos. Ever obliging and helpful, he makes it look easy to complete fifty group photographs in a school day. When we asked if he could possibly do some head shots for the school show, that was no problem. Was he available to take aerial shots of the school and students for the school jubilee? Absolutely.

Other people would enjoy spending Saturday night with family or friends, or watching TV. Ray spent a recent Saturday evening taking 976 photos at our school ball, and Glynn had the photos up on the website for the students and staff to download the very next day.

Whether the group is four people or four hundred, the McRobie team finds a way to give us the photos we want. They are also generous with skills, product and knowledge. Ray provided invaluable advice regarding photos for the school reunion.

Glynn speedily produces CDs of our group photos and we can use all the McRobie material on our intranet, in the school magazine, on our Facebook page and in promotional material. The photos taken from the helicopter were on a CD and in our possession within an hour and promotional ones were on sale the same day.

Nothing ever appears to be too much trouble and the offers of extra support and services are a further mark of a class act.

We really appreciate working with a firm that makes our lives easier and makes us look good at the same time.

Joan Atley

Head of Junior English, Bayfield High School

We have been very pleased with the standard of photos we have received from McRobie Studios over the past 4 years.

Photographer Ray Dustow has a friendly informal way with the children that relaxes them. This together with the lovely settings and layouts he uses, results in terrific natural looking photos.

The service offered is friendly and efficient and the photos are always processed and back quickly. McRobie Studios will be our choice of photographer again next year.

Sharon Lowry

Teacher, Westmount School Dunedin Campus

We have been very pleased with the standard of photos we have received from McRobie Studios over the past 4 years.

Photographer Ray Dustow has a friendly informal way with the children that relaxes them. This together with the lovely settings and layouts he uses, results in terrific natural looking photos.

The service offered is friendly and efficient and the photos are always processed and back quickly. McRobie Studios will be our choice of photographer again next year.

Lyn Collins

Head Teacher, Arthur Burns Preschool

McRobie Studios Dunedin

More Info

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to get a quote for your photographic needs. You can use the form below to email us, simply fill in your details (Name, Email Address, Message required) and click ‘Submit”.

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Address: 89 Bond Street, Dunedin City, Otago, 9016

Postal Address: Address: PO Box 11019 Musselburgh 9049 Dunedin

Studio Phone: +64 03 477 5801

Ray’s Mobile Phone: +64 027 227 8099

Business Hours: 8.30a-5.00p M-F

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