Here is a bit more about one of our favorite new ideas from last year. Brooklyn based husband and wife team, Dennis and Kelsey started Stomping Ground after volunteering to take the school photos at their daughter's co-operative nursery. By involving the kids and letting them bring something of themselves to the session, they discovered the school photo could become a treasured image that really captures the child's spirit. The nursery school parents were so happy with the portraits Dennis and Kelsey realized they were onto something. 'We’ve found the way to bring high quality children’s portraiture to people at an affordable price is to create the work in the child’s world -- in school. And because of the economy of scale, we are able to offer great prices,” says Kelsey.Stomping Ground’s focus is on schools whose administration wants to offer parents an alternative to the status quo. The photos are unlike any “school picture” you’ve ever seen. Stomping Ground shoots on clean, bold backgrounds and their portraits
honor the individuality of children. “We treat kids with respect and collaborate with them,” says Dennis.
Stomping Ground offers Open Studio Days throughout the year for the public where mini-sessions can be booked at a discount. They have one coming up May 22nd and May 23rd in DUMBO Brooklyn. If you are going to be in New York you can visit their website to book your half hour mini session at a discount. Dennis also accepts private commissions for family environmental portraiture.
When: May 22nd and 23rd 9.45am- 4.30pm
Where: Rabbit Hole Studio, 33 Washington Street Dumbo.
Please visit information page on their website to make a booking.