Welcome, Rolly Pollies Families!
I am so excited to offer Modern School Portraits to Rolly Pollies families this year!
I will be at Rolly Pollies for Picture Day on two dates: Wednesday November 9th & Thursday November 10th 9am - 12pm
All class levels/ages welcome either day
Who am I?
Hi! I'm Jessica, and I'm a local family and portrait photographer. I'm also a mom of 2 little girls and a music teacher!
I'm so excited to be partnering with Rolly Pollies this year to offer Modern School Portraits. These will be a keepsake from your time at Rolly Pollies as well as a beautiful portrait of your child, captured authentically just as they are right now in this stage of their lives.
What make a Modern School Portrait?
simple, clean backdrops - no busy backdrops that take attention away from who the star of the photo is - your child! Modern School Portraits use simple backdrops, usually a solid color.
genuine expressions - no assembly line photos with only enough time to get a quick forced smile! My goal is to keep picture day fun and make each child feel comfortable enough to capture their special expressions that make them unique.
choices - Instead of the traditional system with the big box photo companies that take only one photo per child, with Modern School Portraits you will receive a small gallery of images of your child to choose from. (You also have the option to purchase all photos at a discounted rate if you can't choose, and prints and digitals are offered at competitive rates.)
So, here are the details!
I will be at Rolly Pollies to take portraits on Wednesday November 9th and Thursday November 10th from 9am-12pm.
Preschool students will be photographed at the beginning of their day (don't worry, I will get to them before they get messy in the gym!) Parents can drop off as normal.
If you have class during Picture Day, you are welcome to arrive early, stay after class, or pop back to the photo booth for a minute during class for your portraits!
If your class does not fall on either Picture Day, you are welcome to come in at any time on either date to get your child's portrait done.
What to wear: These will be head and shoulders portraits so no need to worry about anything besides the shirt! Also, these are your portraits, so feel free to ignore me and wear absolutely whatever you would like! But if you're interested in my advice, I usually recommend wearing something without large graphics, only because they can distract from the child's face. Patterns and solid colors are perfect. Our backdrop for these photos will be a beautiful deep blue. Bright colors as well as neutrals will photograph very well with blue. You could even wear a shade of blue for a monochrome look or a bright yellow or pink shirt for more of a contrast. Genuinely, I don't think you could go wrong so just wear something you and your child love!
Other things to keep in mind: The focus will be on your child's face, so I recommend making sure their hair looks the way you'd like and give their faces a little scrub before you come in for the best results. (I will have water wipes on site too in case they need a little touch-up!)
After Picture Day you will receive a link to an online ordering gallery where you can view your child's photos and choose what you'd like to order! Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive the link to your online gallery.
Have questions? Feel free to reach out any time!
Please take a moment to pre-register below. Pre-registration is not required so no worries if you forget, but it will help me with the planning to help ensure a smoother picture day and will help make sure we get to your child in a timely manner. (If you have more than one child at Rolly Pollies, please fill out separate forms for each child.)