Hello Gobind Sarvar families! Picture Days are Jan 23 and 24. Retakes and Class Photos are June 3 Morning

I’m so excited to be back at Gobind Sarvar School to make gorgeous photos of your kiddos in January. If you’re new to Gobind Sarvar or need a refresher on how everything works, this page will help make your photo experience as easy and convenient as possible. Of course, if you have questions, please contact Rona.

Important dates

Picture Day 1: Jan 23

Jr Kinder, Kinder and Grade 2
Starting at 9am
Individual Portraits (Grades Jr. K, K and 2)

Picture Day 2: Jan 24

Grades 1, 3 and 4
Starting at 9am
Individual Portraits (Grades 1, 3 and 4)

Retakes: Monday, June 3

Group Class Photos
Individual Retakes (by appointment)

Galleries Released

Within 4 weeks from picture day

Ordering Deadline

10 days from when galleries are released

What to expect


Photos are indoors and shot on a solid wheat coloured backdrop. Please ensure your child has all pieces of their uniform. Most photos will be waist or shoulder up. Using simple backdrops and a close crop allows the focus to be purely on the child in the photo.


When photographing your child, I’ll spend a little time chatting and interacting with them to help capture natural expressions (I may even test out some of my “dad jokes” with them!). Some kids are pensive, some just want to stand quietly and others are wild and goofy. I’ll do my best to capture a range of expressions.


After images are edited, your proofs are released in a password protected online gallery (typically 4 weeks after picture day). You’ll receive an email from me and/or the school to let you know when proofs are ready. Digital orders are delivered immediately by email download link; print orders are collected and sent for printing in bulk after the ordering deadline (this helps keep costs low) and delivered to the school. See note in FAQs for late orders.

Important links

Email List

Get picture day and ordering deadline reminders, gallery release notices as well as periodic emails from Pause Photography + Design (unsubscribe at any time).

Model Release

I love to keep my portfolio current with adorable faces! To give permission for me to use your child’s photo (without their personal info), complete this release form.

Retake Registration

If your child will be absent on picture day, please sign them up for retakes.

You deserve fun, personality-filled school photos

What makes this photography different?

My goal during my short time with your child isn’t to force a cheesy smile. I’m looking for natural expressions, which range from serious and pensive, to sweet and silly. I work to keep the focus solely on the child’s face and expression.

I’ll chat and interact with your child during our time together to elicit genuine expressions. For a little fun, have your child come prepared with a joke for ME (I’m always looking to expand my dad joke repertoire)! 🙂

Are Classroom Pictures Groups or Composites?

We’re doing in-person group photos at a later date in the spring for all classes. We’re also doing a full school group photo. Group photo dates/time are TBA

What should my child wear?

Children are to be dressed in full uniform. Please ensure your child has all appropriate items to appear in a full, clean uniform, including head scarfs, turbans and ties. While some shots may be mid thigh up, most photos will be waist or shoulder up. If your child should remove a sweater or jacket, please contact Rona directly so we can make a note with your child’s name on our portrait schedule.

Please dress for the weather while avoiding large logos, hoodies, or sweatshirts.

When can I expect to see our photos?

I send out email notifications to let you know when your proofs are ready (typically within 4-6 weeks of picture day. Don’t forget to sign up to my email list so you’ll get gallery release notices and reminders!). You’ll access proofs through a password protected online gallery. You’ll have 2-5 poses in colour and black and white to choose from. Online galleries are open for 10 days. A late order handling fee of $10 is applicable to orders placed after the galleries close. No school delivery for late print orders.

Do I have to pre-purchase a package?

There’s no pre-purchase requirement or commitment to buy. After you see your online proofing gallery, you can decide what to order from the images you love. However, group class photos are going to take place later in the spring, so you will have to order the group class photo at the time you place an order for your child’s individual portrait.

How does ordering work?

After your receive your online gallery, you’ll have 10 days to place your order (LATE ORDERS: there’s a $10 late order admin fee applicable to orders placed after this deadline plus shipping charges to have prints mailed to you. No school delivery for late orders). Everything is viewed, ordered, and paid for online, so there are no paper order forms to keep track of or cash to send to school. You’ll have the option to purchase prints, image blocks, cool 3D photo shelves holding a metal print, digital images with printing rights and other personalized photo products.

Grandparents and other relatives may also place orders through the digital gallery! Just share the link and password with them.

Print orders are delivered to the centre in bulk after the ordering deadline at no charge to you. If you’d like your print order sooner, there are alternate shipping options available (charges apply).

Will there be class photos available?

You bet! Classroom photos will be available as a $5 add on to any other purchase. Due to the fact that classroom photos are taking place in the spring, pre-purchase of the class photo is required at the time you are ordering individual portraits.

How much do packages cost?

We offer prints, print packages, digital files as well as custom studio products, such as image blocks, 3D photo shelves with a metal print and framed enlargements, along with photo keychains, mugs, ornaments and more! Prints start at $15, print packages range from $25–$55, and our digital files begin at $55.

When will I get my prints?

Product orders will be delivered to the school within 3–4 weeks from the date your gallery closes (bulk printing and delivery allows us to keep costs low at no additional charge to you). If you’d like your prints sooner, there are alternate shipping options available to you when placing your order (charges apply). No school delivery for late orders; late print orders will ship to your address at current studio rates.

Speciality products

We have more than just prints! Look for these unique ways to share and display images of your kiddo when you receive your proofing gallery. Some of the most popular items include metal collage walls and mugs.