Eton College Portraits and Eton Leavers Photography

Eton College Photography - Eton Leavers' Portraits, & F-Block to C-Block Portraits

Shot mainly within the College grounds, and using top of the range professional equipment, our natural approach to portrait photography is both fun and refreshing, resulting in beautifully crafted images that capture your son's personality perfectly.

We offer a fantastic range of both traditional and contemporary frames as well as beautiful desktop frames, wall displays including triptychs, floating frames, block mounts and canvasses. We also offer you the ability to purchase a DVD of all the photos, as well as individual prints if you prefer to frame them at home.

A sample portfolio of our Eton College photography can be seen below

With prices starting at just £99 for a 25-30 minute photo shoot in and around Eton College grounds, you can rely on our experience and expertise to capture your son's life at Eton College.

The tradition of “Eton Leavers’ Portraits” at Eton started in the 17th Century by headmaster Dr. Barnard (1754 - 1765) who asked his most prominent students to leave a portrait of themselves instead of the usual Leaver’s gift which at the time was somewhere between £10 and £15. As the years passed by, the corridors and grand rooms of the college must have become covered with portraits; so much so that the tradition soon started to die down, purely due to a lack of space.

In 2008 however, Rhubarb & Custard decided to make every effort to fully revive the tradition, but with a modern twist. We now offer parents and boys the service of taking a series of portraits of boys in their last year around and about the College grounds, with a final Leaver’s Photo Album or Photo-book being a popular choice of presentation for parents.

The Eton College Yearly Leaver's Book
With the vast majority of boys now having their Eton Leaver's Portraits taken by us, we have started to emulate this old tradition by creating an heirloom quality photo book featuring all the boys who commissions us to take their Leaver’s portraits. This top quality book is then gifted to the College Photo Archives through the Provost. It is our goal to provide an artistic and super-premium quality record of the students who pass through Eton that will be kept in the College Photo Archives for reference, for posterity and forever. Make sure you're included - We can only include Leaver's who take out a Leaver's photoshoot.


In Summary

  • Eton Leaver's Portraits
  • Eton's most popular Portrait Photographer
  • Convenient and close "On Campus" Location to minimise the time out of school (we're even closer than Tudor Stores!), just next door to the Careers Library and 3 minutes walk from Chapel.
  • Portrait shoot takes only 25 -30 minutes for us to get 30-40 stunning photos.
  • Trusted, approved and regularly used by Eton College
  • Fully CRB checked
  • Proven track record of literally hundreds of previous Eton College clients
  • Flexible diary with shoots at any time of day to fit into the school timetable. (From Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive)

  • Completely confidential, with password protected collections and discreet shooting times for even the shyest of pupils.
  • Huge range of prints, greetings cards, photo-books, framed and hanging options for you to choose from following the shoot.

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Types of Photo-Shoot Available

  Cut Out Only

Yearly Formal Portraits & "Leavers"

Extended Formal Portraits & "Leavers"
Recommended for all Leavers wanting photobooks
Informal Friends' Group Portraits
(3 to 5 friends together)

"My Eton Days" Subscriptions

(Recommended for all years)

Location School Yard Various locations around campus, including Luxmore Gardens, School Yard & Cloisters Various locations around campus, including Luxmore Gardens, School Yard, Cloisters, +10 minutes in our new studio. Various locations around campus, including Luxmore Gardens, School Yard & Cloisters, including a mixture of individual shots and group shots. All over the Campus, in House, Sportsfields, depending on the subject of the shoot.
Number of Shots Made Available 5 shots in 1 location for the Cut Out production Approximately 35 colour and 35 B&W shots Approximately 50 colour + 50 B&W shots Approximately 40 colour and 40 B&W shots Between 30 and 100 shots per photo-shoot, depending on the theme.
Duration 5-10 minutes 25-30 mins 45 minutes 45-60 mins 3 photoshoots per year each between 25 -30 minutes depending on the theme
All Images individually optimised and enhanced? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colour correction for accurate skin tones, & blemish removal* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure Password protected Online Album Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Products available for purchase after  the shoot Cut-Out Cut-outs
Framed Photos & collages
Digital Files & DVD
Heirloom Photo-books and more
Framed Photos & collages
Digital Files & DVD
Heirloom Photo-books and more
Framed Photos & collages
Digital Files & DVD
Heirloom Photo-books and more
Framed Photos & collages
Digital Files & DVD
++Yearly Photo-books
Final "My Eton Days" Heirloom Photo-book
Sitting Fee £30**

Reduced to just £49 if bought with a DVD or Photo-book
Contact us for details as this option cannot be bought online

Reduced to just £125 if bought with a DVD or Photo-book.
Contact us to order as this option cannot be bought online

£245** £295**
Per Year

The costs above are on a per boy basis. Discounts are available for cut out shoots and Leavers portraits of 25% off each additional boy in the same photoshoot up to a maximum of 3 boys. My Eton Days have no multiple boy discounts due to the nature of the subscription.

* Available on request. There may be a small surcharge for major airbrushing and complicated photoshop work.

** Please note that the sitting fees above do not include the cost of prints, photo books, cut outs, or any other products that are available after the photo shoot unless specified.


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Eton College Portraits Sample Photos

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Client Area for Leaver's Portraits & One Off Portraits

If you already have your password, enter it here to go straight to your photos. You may also navigate to the shoot using the thumbnails below.

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Free Taster Lessons   Evening Courses  

One Day Workshops


One to One Lessons

Formal and informal portraits in and around the College Grounds, in any of the 5 years your son is at Eton. View sample photographs and find out more about how to follow in the traditional "Eton Leaver's Portraits".


Includes Sports Teams, Musical Groups, CCF Officers, POP, Sixth form Select, Formal House Groups, F Block & B Block Groups and many more. View photos of groups we've taken and find out about arranging a shoot for yours. 


Find out more about our exclusive "Eton Days" subscription plan, where we take a number of shoots of your son during your sons life at Eton, culminating in a fabulous heirloom quality coffee table book.

Includes photo coverage of the Procession of Boats, 4th June, CCF Tattoo, House & School Plays and of course the higher profile Sports Matches throughout the academid year.

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