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CLASS PHOTO PRINTS SHOULD ARRIVE TO GAN SHALOM BY THIS WEEK; THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY GAN SHALOM STAFF.
(Did you MISS OUT on getting a CLASS PHOTO PRINT?! You can order one directly HERE!)
SEARCH FOR YOUR CHILD'S PORTRAITS BELOW:
(Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your child's gallery + passcode. HINT: It helps us a great deal if you share your child's NAME in the original request.)
(The following children were NOT photographed: Bennett G., Benny R., Sawyer C., Asher G., Josh D., Matan Z.)
We are so excited to have the opportunity to provide your school with fine art school portraits.
Our goal is to provide a boutique portrait opportunity to school families.
parent FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is a 'Fine Art School Portrait'?
Fine Art School Portraits are a modern approach to school photos. No more cheesy smiles with strange backgrounds. The background will be black and the photos will be SIMPLE and CLASSIC. Instead of forcing a cheesy grin, the children will be encouraged to be themselves and will never be forced to smile. Example photos can be found HERE.
How will I order?
By now, you should have been e-mailed the link to a class proofing gallery. There are 2-5 images of each child, both color and black/white. I do not choose which photos you print; you do. You will be able to order prints, canvas wraps, and digital files directly from the viewing gallery. The ordering process is simple and secure. The gallery will be live for seven (7) days. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED IN THAT SEVEN DAY PERIOD. Once orders have been placed, your digital orders will be delivered immediately, and print orders will be delivered to your school within four weeks.
What happens if I miss the ordering deadline?
Please note that we're able to subsidize our regular professional print rates based on volume orders, so we pass this savings opportunity back to your school. Once the ordering deadline has ended, families are still able to purchase at our regular rates. *Please note that post-deadline orders do NOT receive a complimentary class photo print.
My child has a "scratch on his chin", can you remove that?
Absolutely! You can view your add-on image retouching services options directly in your child's gallery: single image file ($15), or all album photos per child ($30).
How do I purchase the class photo?
A complimentary class photo 5x7" print will be distributed with each print collection order, but you can otherwise opt to order an additional class photo a-la-carte in your gallery store. You can find the a-la-carte listing under the 5x7" PRINT category in the gallery store. We don't share or distribute digital class photo files for family privacy concerns.
Is there a school picture re-take day?
There is not another make-up day scheduled. We photographed school students on Fri March 16, Tues March 20, Wed March 21, and again on Wed April 11th for a make-up day.
There are no pictures of my child smiling. That's so not typical for my child!
As a fellow mommy of two young children, I completely understand your sentiment.
Please consider that any changes in routine (the act of coming into the Beit Midrash and taking pictures is not ordinarily part of their classroom routine), personalities, cold/flu season blues, etc. can influence a child's willingness to give us expressive smiles. We try our absolute best to have them smile and giggle with us during the limited window of time we have with them. I wish you could see our team in action behind the scenes: We're making silly jokes, demonstrating terrible dance moves, wiping runny noses, and even taking specific song requests on our wifi boombox! The staff and teachers will agree that we take pride in the extra mile and time we take with your children to deliver you the best quality school portraits possible... smiling or not! Some children just take longer to warm up than others!
Please note that both Jenny + Nicki offer separate fully customized photography sessions for children and families regularly. To learn more about us, please visit HERE.
OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE AN ELEVATED SCHOOL PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON CAPTURING A TECHNICALLY SOUND PHOTOGRAPH THAT ACCENTUATES EACH CHILD'S INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY. WE THRIVE ON NATURAL & organic EXPRESSIONS!
We can't wait!
Jenny & Modern School Portraits Team
MODERN. SIMPLE. AUTHENTIC.
specializing in modern lifestyle portraits
serving chicagoland, illinois