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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 six 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 do Better Than School Portraits take place?

Private sessions are held twice a year (typically March and October). Dates are sent to mailing list subscribers and are announced on Facebook.


Where are the sessions held?

Sessions are held at my home (specifically in my garage) in the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland.

How long does it take?

Each child's session is approx. 5 mins. For two individual children, plus siblings photographed together, it will take approximately 15 mins. Easy!

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. 10 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).

How do I sign up to be notified of upcoming sessions?

Fill out the form below to be added to the mailing list for BTSP notifications! Your information will never be shared with others, and emails only go out twice a year.