For the last 3 years I've been hired by Alki Beach Academy to photograph all the kids at the school. As a gift to the parents the owners have covered the cost of the shoot. Each family gets 3-4 really cool shots digitally. They have the option to purchase professional prints from me including canvas prints, metal prints, and art prints on beautiful gallery quality paper.
Last year I photographed about 120 students in about 7 hours. Each session lasts no more than 3-4 minutes. When you are working at that pace the kids give you the best looks as they are figuring out what's going on. These are not your standard "look at the camera and smile" shots. Some of the best images I think are when they are lost in thought. As a parent those are the images I cherish most. They capture your child at that age in a moment that describes who they were–then.
I'll be shooting again this year and am looking forward another fun shoot. It's also been great shooting the same students year over year seeing how they've grown.
Here's a link to more shots taken the year before.