Hello, parents of Riverbend Montessori kiddos! Picture day is May 11, and outside!

I’m so excited to be back at your centre this spring, once again offering my unique boutique style of school portraits to you. I know you’re going to love these genuine and expressive images of your kiddos! This page is designed to give you some helpful information to make your photo experience as easy and convenient as possible. Of course, if you have questions, please contact the studio.

Highlights for this spring:

To ensure we’re as mindful of everyone’s health and well-being as possible, things are going to be a little different, including:

  • Outdoor Photos. We’re moving things outdoors this spring and working with what nature has for us as the background. Let’s cross our fingers for good weather (in the case of severe weather, photos will be rescheduled).
  • No contact photos means we won’t be wiping noses, faces or smoothing hair. We’ll do our best to direct your kiddo, but they will just be totally themselves, and that’s awesome!

On this page:

Important Dates

Picture Day:

Tuesday, May 11 morning

Galleries Released:

Within 3 weeks from picture day

Ordering Deadline:

10 days from gallery release date

FAQs

What makes this photography different?

My goal during my short time with your child is not to force a cheesy smile. I’m looking for natural expressions, which will range from serious and pensive to sweet and silly. Closely cropped shots 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 time, have your child come prepared with a joke for ME (I’m always looking to expand my “dad joke” repertoire)! 🙂

What should my kiddo wear?

We’re outdoors for photos, so please dress your kiddo for the weather! The best clothing for pictures are bright and show off lovely detail in the shoulder area – sundresses, ties, collared shirts, pretty sleeves. Layers with gorgeous detail will photography beautifully as long as your kiddo’s face can easily be seen. Shots are typically waist or shoulder up. Please contact Rona directly with questions.

Please avoid large logos, hoodies, or sweatshirts. 

Will there be class photos available?

You bet! A composite class photo will be available to add on to any other gallery purchase for just $5

What about sibling photos?

If you have more than one kiddo attending, you can sign up using the form below to have your kiddos photographed together. Sibling packages are purchased separately from individual photo packages.

When can I expect to see our photos?

Proofs will be released within 3 weeks of picture day (don’t forget to sign up below to get gallery release notices and reminders for picture day!). You’ll access proofs via a private online gallery. You will have 2-5 images in both colour and black and white to select from. Online galleries are open for 10 days. A late order charge of $10 is applied to orders placed after the galleries close.

How does ordering work?

After your receive your online gallery, you will have 10 days to place your order (there is a $10 late order fee to re-open your online gallery). Everything is viewed, ordered, and paid online, so there are no paper order forms to keep up with. You will have the option to purchase prints, image blocks, cool 3D photo shelves holding a metal print and digital images with printing rights.

Grandparents and other relatives may also place orders through the digital gallery!

All prints will be delivered to the centre unless requested otherwise.

What quality are the prints?

Prints come on professional-quality paper with lustre coating.

How much do packages cost?

We offer both print packages as well as digital negatives, where parents can print themselves. Packages range from $25–$50, and our digital negative collections begin at $45. We also offer custom studio products, such as image blocks, 3D photo shelves with a metal print and framed enlargements. See the complete price list here.

When will I get my prints?

Product orders will be delivered to your kiddo’s classroom within 2–4 weeks from the date your gallery closes.

REGISTER your email to know when proofs are ready

Register your email to my mailing list below to receive picture day reminders, proofing gallery release notices, ordering deadline reminders and other important information regarding photos for your school, as well as periodic emails from Pause Photography + Design. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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Sibling Photo Sign Up Form

If you have two or more kiddos attending school together, it’s always fun to have a photograph of them together (plus, they make great grandparent gifts!). Complete the form below to have them added to the schedule.

Parent/Guardian Info*



Sibling Info

Children's School* (required)

One last thing… a Model Release

Your child’s privacy is important to me!

I occasionally like to post a sneak peek on social media from my photo day at a particular school or add new kids’ photos to my website and marketing materials. If you would be willing to give me permission to include your child’s photo (never any names) for these purposes, please complete the following release form. Thank you so much!

Parent/Guardian Info*



Children's Info*

Children's School* (required)

Release (required)

I hereby grant to Rona-Marie Harvey o/a Pause Photography + Design ("Photographer") and her employees, legal representatives, transferees and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me and the people listed for editorial, trade, advertising, commercial, publicity, illustration and any other lawful purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without any restriction; and to copyright the same for Photographer's sole and exclusive use and benefit. I hereby release Photographer and her employees, legal representatives, transferees and assigns from any and all claims and/or liability relating to said photographs. I further release Photographer and her employees, legal representatives, transferees and assigns from any and all claims and/or liability relating to all photography sessions.

Specialty 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.