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Sunday, October 11th 2020!

Sessions will be in the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland


School portraits are meant to capture a child as they are right now, but they don't have to be stiff or cookie cutter. Instead they should show a child's personality and zest - inqusitive, full of life, genuine and endearing. SHG Photography's goal is to capture what makes each child unique. I never force a smile, but instead provide a fun experience that enourages children to relax and be themselves. The result is raw, natural, artisitc photos that are keepsakes for years to come. 


I have had the pleasure of working with schools for the last five years providing timeless portraits with personality.
The feedback from parents has been nothing short of amazing:

"Absolutely breathtaking! Thank you Stephanie for sharing your incredible talent with our preschool community! You captured our sweet girls so perfectly." -Corrie Zemann, St. John Vianney Preschool 

"Just to let you know, every person in my class that has posted on FB has raved of their child's portraits.
So I'm not the only one crazy for them." - Melissa Chow, Inglemoor Coop

"Oh my goodness I can't even describe how much we love these photos and how much they mean to us. They literally brought tears to my husband's eyes." - Emily Anderson, Lakeview Montessori

I'm honored to have had such positive responses, and now I can't wait to share Better Than School Portraits with families who do not attend a school I work with (or who have graduated)! 

When will Fall 2020 Better Than School Portraits take place?

Sunday, Oct. 11th 2020
Time slots will be assigned after booking, but you can indicate your preferred window (10am-Noon or 1pm-3pm) in the Notes section when ordering.


Where will the event be held?

I am opening my home (garage actually) in the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland. The garage door will be open and the backdrop will be facing the open air. I ask that families wear a mask when they arrive and your child can take their mask off just before pictures begin. 

How long will it take?

Each child's session will be 5-7 mins long. 

For two individual children, plus siblings photographed together, it will take approximately 15 mins. Easy!

With each family arriving at their designated time slot, no more than two families should overlap, and with my long, wide driveway we can easily practice social distancing.

What do I get?

I photograph your children individually and together. For two children, you will receive three albums (one for each child and a third of them together). Each album will contain approx. 15 images in both color and black and white. Within 2-3 weeks of your session, you will receive a link to a full digital download of all images. These digitals are yours to keep and print whenever you like. Hello, Christmas presents!! I pride myself in capturing a variety of angles to showcase your children, telling a complete story of what they look like right now (not just a front-facing, straight-on image like traditional school portraits).

What is the cost**?

Individual child session $99 each

Siblings only session (photographed together) $169

COMBO: (2) Individual child sessions + Siblings session $249*

Please add your children's names and ages in the Notes section at checkout!
*Additional children added on to a combo session $50 each

** Prices do not include tax

***I'm a small business owner trying to make the most of the systems I already have in place! After clicking the sign up button above, you will be taken to the website I use for gallery deliveries, please sign in (so I have your email address to contact you) and then click on the shopping cart to "purchase the gallery". There you will see the session options for purchase. Let me know if you have any questions!