Hello Options Academy families! Welcome to your proofing gateway

I’m so excited to share your kiddo’s proofs from picture day! All proofing and ordering is handled online through our secure proofing galleries. The deadline to place your order is Wednesday, July 6. If you have questions, please contact Rona.

Important dates

Galleries Released

Wednesday, June 22

Ordering Deadline

Wednesday, July 6 at 11:59pm

Print Orders Delivered

Typically 2-4 weeks from ordering deadline

Retakes

Monday, June 27

Retake Ordering Deadline

Tuesday, July 19 at 11:59pm

Retake Print Orders Delivered

Typically 2-3 weeks from ordering deadline

By participating in picture day, you (an individual over 18, OR a parent/guardian) consent to the use of your own and/or your child’s name and images to be included in group classroom photos, class composites, yearbooks and other school related products or services that may be commissioned by the school. If you would like to withdraw your consent, you must contact the studio by email or phone 780-235-7955 before your school’s photo ordering deadline. THIS IS NOT A MODEL RELEASE.

How to order

1

Click on your child’s grade below to be redirected to the proofs for their classroom. Click on your child’s name, then enter your email address and the gallery password.

2

Select your favourite images and choose what print package, digital files or personalized photo product you’d like to order. Pay securely online.

3

Digital files are sent as an email download link as soon as you check out. This link is active for 7 days. Download immediately. Print orders are delivered to the school.

Promos and discounts

Free Class Photo

Class photos are complementary to Options Academy families.

Multi-Gallery Discount

If you purchase from two galleries, you are eligible to receive 25% off your third and subsequent gallery purchases. Contact the studio with your first two order numbers to receive a discount code. Refunds will not be issued.

Get ready for fun, personality-filled school photos
Important links

Email List

Get picture day and ordering deadline reminders 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 was absent on picture day or you need retakes for another reason, please complete this form.

Speciality products

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

Proofing gallery links

Passwords

Passwords are CaSe sEnSiTiVE. Your password is your child’s FIRST initial and the first FOUR (4) letters of their last name in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS followed by their classroom abbreviation (see abbreviation in brackets with links to classroom proofing pages). No spaces or hyphens.

Example Password

Your child’s name is Jessica Jones and they’re in the After School Academy; the password for your gallery is JJONEOSC. Suppose Jessica has two siblings, Emily is in Junior Academy and Michael is in Half Day Morning Preschool and Kinder Academy. The passwords for each gallery are unique. Emily’s password would be EJONEJR. Michael’s password would be MJONEPREKAM.

Sibling Gallery Passwords

Your password is the same as the first child listed in the gallery name

Password Exceptions

EXCEPTIONS are when your child’s last name has only two or three letters, such as “Ma”. In this case, your password will be your child’s first initial along with their full last name and their classroom abbreviation (Example: Junior Academy child’s name is Olivia Ma. The password for your gallery is OMAJR).

Find your child’s grade below. Clicking the grade will open a new page where you’ll see a grid of names. Click on your child’s name and enter your own email address along with the gallery password to view the photos.

Half Day Afternoon Pre-Kinder and Kinder Academy proofing page (PREKPM)

Pre-Kinder Academy proofing page (PK)

After School Academy proofing page (OSC)

Siblings proofing page (use the password for the first child listed in the gallery name)

Proofing gallery Video Tour

The video below is a quick walk through of how to access your proofing gallery, products offered and how to order. Skip ahead if you’re looking for help with something specific.

00:38 Entering gallery

00:56 Detailed explanation and example of passwords

01:24 Viewing proofs

01:35 Making a purchase

01:46 Packages, prints, digital files and more

02:48 How to add an image to a package purchase

03:01 IMPORTANT INFO about digital file purchases

Gallery and Shopping Cart Walkthrough

FAQs

What email address do I use to sign in to the gallery?

Use your own personal email address.

What’s a class composite?

Composites are like a mini yearbook page: each child’s name and photo appears on a single sheet with their classmates.

I missed the ordering deadline. Can I still order school photos?

You can place an order for your school photos at any time, up to 2 calendar years after picture day. Contact the studio to have your gallery recreated. There is a $10 late order handling fee applied to orders placed after the ordering deadline. There is an unarchiving fee applicable to orders placed 3 months or more past your school’s original ordering deadline.

How do I get my digital files?

After you check out, you’ll receive a download link by email for the images you ordered. This link is only active for 7 days, please ensure you download and back up your images somewhere safe. There is an unarchiving fee applicable to resending image downloads 3 months or more past your school’s original ordering deadline.

I’m locked out of my gallery, what do I do?

If you’ve entered an incorrect gallery password too many times, you will be locked out. This is a gallery safety mechanism to combat unauthorized access. Clear your browser cookies or cache and try again in a new tab. Passwords are CaSe sEnSiTiVE, please ensure you are using correct capitalization and spacing (if applicable). If you are still having trouble, contact the studio for help.

** IMPORTANT NOTE: These images are captured in a short time period with your kiddo. Due to the scheduling arranged with your child’s school, we have less than two minutes with each child. We do our best to capture a variety of expressions and conjure authenticity from your son or daughter during this short time. Some children are naturally more comfortable than others when it comes to photographs and strangers. We do not believe in forcing a child to “perform” just for the sake of capturing “the shot”; but rather we do our best to work with your kiddos, make them comfortable and enjoy that short minute or two we have. Please understand that all images are shot with the goal of being “real” – who they are in that moment. Some laugh, some stand stoic and pensive, some bounce around and giggle; we attempt to artistically capture all of this. The options included in the gallery of your son or daughter were the best shots we had on file and we hope you enjoy each of them! Thank you for your understanding.