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Welcome to School Photography, Refined: Christmas 2020

If you're here, you are familiar with my work--most of which is made up of children and families outdoors or in homes. Regardless of where the session takes place or who my subjects are,  my primary focus is always on connection. School Photography Refined was born out of wanting to offer an authentic, lifestyle approach to children's school portraits. Something simple, genuine, and unique. Photos that families will want to buy and share with family and friends. 

With the holidays around the corner, I've decided to offer School Photography Refined: Christmas 2020

(see images above) 

My intent is to capture the spirit of your children in front of the camera. I will never force a smile or suggest awkward poses or faces. I prefer to provide a quick, comfortable, and fun experience for the children where they can feel relaxed and be themselves. Simply put--it's all about capturing the children, authentically, on that day. The results are genuine and timeless portraits that are far from the traditional school photos you may have become accustomed to.  



What to expect:

Each session is reserved for 30 minutes and each child will have approximately 5 minutes in front of the camera. I guarantee up to 5 images per child. The number of images delivered is completely dependent on the child, as are the facial expressions. My approach to School Photography is lifestyle. This means that I aim to capture your child’s unique personality on camera. Some children are more comfortable than others in front of the camera—and that’s ok. It’s what makes them unique. So, while I will make some suggestions and guide them, ultimately what I aim to capture is whatever comes naturally to them. This is Lifestyle Photography :) 

Aside from picture day, this is a completely online operation. Once images are edited and ready for viewing, I will share links to an online gallery. This is also where print orders can be placed if you are interested.  

Within the gallery, you have the option to purchase individual images, all images, or a Collection of images for savings. Images will be available for digital downloads (singles or all) and/or print products. Products will be available within the gallery for purchases.  

What will these holiday photos look like?

This holiday season, photos will have Christmas tree limbs in the frame. This is a feature added post-shoot, so placement and type of tree will be left to the artist’s discretion. This is also what will make your images unique.


Some photos will have snow. If—and only if—the child is interested in creating a scene where they will pretend to blow snow, you will see these in your gallery as well. Some children may not be interested in this. Again—that is ok. If you would like this image, talk to your child(ren) about this opportunity, then, if your child gives me the “ok”, you will find it in your gallery. If you do not see any images with snow, the child was not interested. I will not force or make them do anything they are not comfortable doing. I want this to be an enjoyable experience for them :)


You can see sample photos above for a visual representation of what this may look like.

How should my child(ren) dress for picture day?

The holidays are quickly approaching. This school portrait session is scheduled and created with that in mind. Because I am aiming to capture a Christmas-y, wintery scene with a white backdrop, what the child wears for this session can greatly add to the magic/feel of this portrait session. November is tricky. We can have unusually warm days or cold days. That is unpredictable at this time. I would highly suggest that each child(ren) dress for this session or have simple accessories that will enhance the photo’s appearance. For example: each child can wear a sweater (that can be removed or added if it's warm), or wear a non-descript coat, scarf, knitted cap and/or gloves. Choose one or all—that is up to you. Coats, scarves, caps, and gloves are easy to accessorize just for the photo session--which is up to 5 minutes. Think simple, solid, muted colors that won’t distract from the scene.

How do I get these photos?

Digital photos will be uploaded to an online gallery where you can view, print, and download images. You will have the option to purchase prints and print products. You notice a variety of print options including print collections for additional savings. Ordering is completely optional. A link to access your gallery will be emailed to you within 3 weeks. 


How much should I expect to pay for this session?

School Photography Refined: Christmas 2020 portrait sessions are $65 + tax. These are priced slightly higher than the school portraits I offered last month. This is due to the added artwork post=shoot. You will receive up to 5-images with Christmas tree limbs and/or snow. You will receive them in color and black and white. If you are interested in purchasing prints or print products, you may do so directly from your gallery.  

What ages do you accommodate? 

This session is designed to accommodate kids from preschool to middle school (ages: 2-14). Children under 2 should be able to sit on a stool or stand on their own. My backdrop does not roll out to the floor so these are not designed for floor sitting. 

When should I schedule my fine art portrait session?

School Photography Refined: Christmas 2020 portrait sessions are available November 8, 2020- November 30 to ensure you get them in time for printing and/or sharing for Christmas. You can book any available day between 9am-1pm. View availability by clicking on the calendar link below:

School Photography Refined Christmas Portraits Calendar

What if I have questions or need help viewing and/or printing my images?

If you have any additional questions. please reach out to me at any time:

I will gladly assist you any way I can :) 

Ready to book?

Great! Simply select a date and time from the calendar link above, or fill out the form below. 

- When filling out the form below, please type: NEWSLETTER in the "Tell Me More" section

- For "Name of School" you may enter "homeschool" or "private session" 

If you have a child(ren) that attend daycare, participate in a co-op group, or know someone that would be interested in this offer, have them reach out by using the form below. I’d love to serve more families!

Book Jennifer Ann Photography for your school to create a new experience in School Photography with: School Photography, Refined

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