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Welcome CWAC Parents!

I'm Tim Arroyo, I am a professional photographer as well as parent to two CWAC swimmers. I have provided detailed information below on ordering print products, as well as a general Q & A section. Please read the details below, and feel free to contact me with any questions.


Viewing/Ordering Photos:

To view the photos you can click on the banner of the swimmer above. This will take you to a proofing page where you will need to log in with an email and the password provided in Coach Dave's email regarding photos, or the CWAC website. If you do not have the password, please feel free to contact me above to request it. When contacting me for the password please provide details about your swimmer for verification purposes [ie. name, team & age]. The email you use to log in to the site will only be used for corresponding emails, and/or reminders for when the gallery deadline is approaching. Your email addresses will NOT be shared.




The section below contains product information and examples of items available for order on the proofing page. You can order any of the products listed below by clicking on a photo of your swimmer, and then clicking on the "Buy Photo" button on the top right. You will find links for all of the products to the right of the photos; simply click on the preferred size, and add the product to your cart.

A portion of each purchase will be donated back to CWAC to support the team!


As a creative and educator; I have been involved in the commercial printing industry for over 20-years, and teach fine art printing in a Commercial Photography program while sponsored by Adobe, Canon, Canson Infinity, and Hahnemühle Fine Art. Therefore, I hold the photographic print in extremely high regard. With social media and smart phones; many people these days prefer to share photos electronically, which is great, but when it comes to longevity and preserving memories, nothing can compare to a print. With that being said; the products I offer here are high quality products produced by professional photo labs with years of experience in the photographic industry, so you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality products.


For those who prefer to purchase one or all of the files; an option is available to satisfy your needs as well. You can also share the photos directly if you like; there is a link under each selected photo to Share on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Please note that all shared photos will contain a watermark.


Trading cards are available in packs of 16 cards, and can be horizontal or vertical. The cards are double-sided designs with a photo on the front and back, printed on card stock. The front will contain the swimmers name, while the back of the card will contain personal stats or a bio provided by the purchaser. Details will be provided when placing the order on how to provide stats.




Each Photo print is printed on Kodak paper, and range from 5x7 up to 24x36. The CWAC logo may be requested to appear on one of the four corners, with the location determined by the  print size, composition and the crop.  If you would like the logo added to the prints simply request it as a message when placing your order. These prints come in your choice of three finishes of Lustre, Glossy, or Metallic.


Lustre: slightly textured surface.

Glossy: smooth gloss finish.

Metallic: high-gloss finish to produce a metallic look.


If you prefer to have your own photos printed; or you want one or all files for personal purposes. You can purchase them as well. Each file will be a high resolution JPEG, suitable for almost any type of output including SPLASH Magazine! Cell phone photos may be nice for personal use, but they do not have the quality to be reproduced in a publication.


The files will NOT contain a watermark, but are embedded with the Arroyo Photography copyright. Therefore, included with the file; you will receive a Print Release to allow you to print copyrighted material. If you have questions regarding files please contact me directly, or see the Q&A section below.


Photos printed directly onto artists canvas, and wrapped around a  solid-faced front  to keep the print flat, at a depth of 1.25". Each print is finished with hooks, so your prints are ready to hang.


Photos which are dye infused into aluminum with a high-gloss finish, which include float mount hangers so they are ready to hang. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof and can be cleaned easily – just avoid direct sunlight. These are perfect options for swim photos!

Just Add Water [option 1]  $245

This price includes:

•  1-hr studio session

•  the compositing/retouching work

•  hosting of the image[s] on an online proofing gallery for print/file

    purchasing options.

•  a mobile app with select photos from the shoot.



JUST ADD WATER       * [As seen in SPLASH mag]

These are levitation-style swimming portraits intended to make your child appear to be swimming in air. Due to the physical core requirements of holding ones body in a stroke position in order to capture photos, these portraits are recommended for swimmers 8 and above, but are not limited to them. If you feel your swimmer can handle the physical stress, they are welcome to participate. I also offer portrait sessions if you would like to have portraits of your swimmer in their CWAC suits. All pricing is below.


* This photo of Maya Arroyo was printed in the May/June 2016 #swimunited issue of SPLASH Magazine.



Just Add Water [option 2]  $350

This price includes:

•  1-hr studio session

•  the compositing/retouching work

•  a signed [on back] 16x20 floating metal print [aluminum]

    [my preferred output method for this type of image - they

    are amazing!!!]

•  hosting of the image[s] on an online proofing gallery for

    additional printing options.

•  a mobile app with select photos from the shoot.





Standard Studio Portrait Session – $175

This is a typical studio session whether for swim portraits, or traditional portraiture. This pricing is for shoots up to 4-people. Location portraits [I come to you] are available for an additional travel fee.


The Standard Studio Session price includes:

•  1-hr studio session

•  hosting of the image[s] in an online proofing gallery for print/file purchasing options.

•  a mobile app with select photos from the shoot.

The Natatorium  $255

Your choice of CWAC logo [right], or natatorium [below] as the background.

This price includes:

•  1-hr studio session

•  the compositing/retouching work

•  1 - 8x12 metallic print

•  hosting of the image[s] on an online proofing

    gallery for additional print/file purchasing options.

•  a mobile app with select photos from the shoot.




These portraits are custom one-of-a-kind creations. I will work with you to develop a conceptual work of art for your swimmer. Based on the concept, these particular portraits may require a substantial amount of retouching. Due to that, prices will vary. My personal artwork is printed on beautifully tactile cotton rag papers made by Hahnemühle, the finest paper mill in Germany. Each print is signed, editioned, and embossed with my personal seal.


Prices start at $350

This price includes:

•  Photo session

•  the compositing/retouching work

•  a signed, editioned, and embossed print

•  hosting of the image[s] on an online proofing gallery for

    additional printing options.


"Fish Boy" featuring PJ Nolan

This photo was created as part of my Masters Thesis project based in surrealism and entires from my personal dream journals. This photo is an example of the conceptual portraiture I am capable of creating. It is comprised of a minimum of 14 separate photos.

Q & A

What if I do not have the password from Coach Dave to access the photos?

If you did not receive, or no longer have the email from Coach Dave with the password for the photos, I will be more than happy to provide it to you. You can contact me by clicking on the Contact link above, or email me at:  me[at]timarroyo[dot]com. When you contact me, please state the name and age of your swimmer[s] for verification purposes.


Will the "Arroyo Photography" watermark shown on the proof site be on my print?

No. The watermark is there to protect the copyright holder of the photograph, and will not be on your print. However, you have the option of including the CWAC logo on prints [please see the CWAC Products options above].


Why do you not have photos, or only a few photos of my swimmer?

I work on a volunteer basis to take photos at CWAC hosted meets, and I was not able to capture every swimmer or every event, due to various factors such as; multiple CWAC swimmers in the same heats, lane assignments, swimmers who breathe opposite of camera side, etc. Fortunately there will be other opportunities for photos at future CWAC hosted meets, as well as studio options [please see the CWAC Products options for more details].


Will there be other opportunities to capture my swimmer?

Absolutely! However, there is still no guarantee that I will be able to capture your swimmer, and I can only shoot on deck at CWAC hosted meets. Other swim clubs host their meets at UIC, so shooting on deck is NOT an option for those meets. If you contact me ahead of time about an upcoming CWAC hosted meet, I can see what I can do to capture your swimmer. Please also keep in mind that my time is  voluntary, and I am usually there when my swimmers are participating. You may also arrange a studio session per the information above.


Why do you charge so much, and why do the prints cost so much?

In comparison to most professional photographers, my prices are actually lower. My print prices are a fraction of the cost of those sold at various swim meets. You are paying for my knowledge and expertise in a craft, which I have studied, and taught, for over 20-years. When it comes to prints, I only work with professional photo labs who have built their reputations in working with professional photographers. They only use high quality photographic papers, and have high standards for quality control. I teach color theory, fine art printing and color management, so I know how their equipment works, and how to prepare my files for the highest quality output. One can easily send their photos to local "labs" found in department stores and pharmacies, but they are not professional photo labs, and there is no comparison when it comes to the output I provide, but I will also not force anyone to purchase prints through me, which is why there is always an option to buy files. In addition, the real work of sorting through thousands of photos and organizing by swimmer, begins after the meets end. I can end up working on these photos for weeks with multiple heat sheets.


Why do you charge so much for files?

Many new photographers provide some or all of the files from a photo shoot to their clients, usually it is because they do not know what to do with them, and would prefer not to have the responsibility of dealing with prints. Some clients prefer working this way, where they request "all of the files". For me, the file is my work, period. It is what I created, and I can not just give it away. There are lots of people out there who have no problem doing so, because they are practicing their craft. I've been shooting for over 20 years, my photos are my art, and my work, and that comes at a price. However, I am not greedy, which is why there is the option of 'sharing' your photos via social media directly from the proofing page. :)



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All works published on this site are the property of Tim Arroyo, and may not be reproduced without written permission.