Elementary School

Photography

We provide custom photography services designed to meet your school's specific needs. Our state-of-the-art studio is located in Burnaby and is completely Covid-19 compliant.

Our dedicated professionals take the time to work with the students to create great photos and a memorable photo experience. We are committed to working for you so that you get what's best for your school.

Portraits

Portraits of students, parents, teachers and families with a variety of backgrounds, layouts, and style options. 

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Backgrounds

A variety of backgrounds to suit your needs and tastes. Students can choose their own background and order online.

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Yearbooks

Let us create a beautiful softcover yearbook for your school. 

How To Prepare For Photo Day

Parents, before your children leave for school on photo day, please remember to look them over and help them look their best. Faces that are clean and clothes that are stain-free will make for great photos!

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Clothing

Neat and

simple.

Clothing is an important part of portrait photography. Simple is always a great choice. A well-fitting collared shirt, sweater, dress, or neat t-shirt are terrific options. 

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Glasses

Glasses are cool.

 Glare is not.

Wearing glasses may result in glare and/or shadows on the face, and are more difficult to retouch. Please consider asking your child to remove their glasses for at least one photo.

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Hats

Avoid a bad

hair day.

Wearing a hat for even a short period of time before being photographed may result in "hathead”. This can be avoided if your child keeps their hat off until after their photos are taken.

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Clothing

More Advice

  1. Bright and solid colours will make for the best photos.

  2. Long-sleeves are preferred. Tank tops are not recommended.

  3. Ensure your child’s hair is neat and well-groomed.

  4. It is best to schedule haircuts at least one week before photo day.

  5. The photographer will take pictures as the child is dressed.

  6. Jackets are not recommended unless with a suit or as a prop.

 
 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHOTO FAQ

What are some tips for great photos?


Long sleeves are recommended, and solid bright colours photograph best. Avoid wearing stripes or busy patterns. Faces should be clean and hair should be neat. Wearing glasses may result in glare and/or shadows on the face, and are more difficult to retouch. Please consider asking your child to remove their glasses for at least one photo.




Is there a deadline to order?


Please order as soon as you receive your login information in order to receive your package before the holiday rush.




Where’s our class group photo?


Due to COVID, Mountain West is giving your school the option of class group composites or class group photos. Most schools that have individual portraits taken in the Fall have their group photos taken in the Spring.




I'm not 100% satisfied with my photos. Can I get retakes?


Parents will be informed by the school if a confirmed retake date is scheduled.




How can I order for more than one child in the same order?


Once you have finished ordering for the first child, go to the Cart, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter a new login code for the next child in the "enter a new login code" field.




Do you have a family plan?


Yes we do! Families with three or more children who order online will receive a 25% discount that will automatically be applied to their photo order. (All orders need to be added to the same cart for the discount to be applied.)




Are the finished enlargements exactly like the previews?


Finished enlargements and other printed products will be cropped slightly (excess background removed), and corrected for density and colour. Online preview images are low-resolution and displayed for pose and expression only. Your finished prints will be sharp and vibrant.