"Great photography, great value for parents, no hassle for the playgroup.......and a brilliant fund raiser!"
Parasol have been photographing Babies and Toddlers in shopping malls and centres and of course, their own studios for decades!
Often linked with Bonny Baby Competitions, Parasol has pioneered baby and toddler photography in South Africa and since 1983 has been a brand and market leader. It is not widely known however that Parasol also offers a service for creches and playgroups which provides parents with a convenient and economic way of getting professional portraits of their children.
What's more, it also provides welcome funds for the host playgroup with no risk or outlay by the organisation. As an added bonus, the photography day will be a fun event for all concerned!
This webpage explains the mechanics of hosting a Parasol Photography day and invites you to enjoy the benefits of so doing,
Once we have agreed a convenient and suitable day or days, Parasol clicks into action!
We produce personalised leaflets for you to distribute to all your parents advising them of the event. It tells them what we do, encourages them to prepare their children by dressing them specifically for the photography and also lets them know that we can take brothers and sisters together. A sample is shown below.
The leaflet also advises them of the print prices we charge, that they are under no obligation to make any purchase and they may also decline to have their children photographed at all.
Our Parasol Photographers, all trained within by the company, bring all their equipment and props along on the day and we ask for a small area, preferably slight away from the main hall or play areas.
A collection of poses are taken, providing plenty of choice for the parents. These are returned to the playgroup approximately 7-10 days later as finished prints, ready for parents to purchase. How easy is that!?
All customer care and follow up activity is handled by Parasol who provide all customers with a telephone hot line number. Reprints may also be purchased for a period of 6 months after the event.
Because we do not incur all our normal studio expenses, we are able to offer print packages at fantastically lower prices than normal, even lower than our Baby Competition packages which themselves are great value compared with regular studio prices.
For example, a collection of 3 - 25 x 20 cm, 3 18 x 13 cm and 12 cameo prints costs just R180. Normal Price R350!
For hosting the event Parasol will give the playgroup R20 for every child photographed, regardless of any purchases made and also provide a voucher for a full studio family portrait session to include a framed 50 x 40 cm print, worth R1500 which the play group leader may use for themselves, raffle or auction to generate even more funds.
If you want to take up this programme then you need to: -
That's it - then step back and let Parasol do it all!
Example Promotional Leaflet
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