Hello St. Augustine Families! School photos are outdoors on Sep 28!

I’m so excited to bring my unique boutique style of school portraits back to St. Augustine again on Tuesday, September 28! we’re keeping things outdoors again for this fall (please have your child dress for the weather!). 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 Rona at the Studio.

By participating in picture day, you (an individual over 18, a parent or guardian) consent to the use of your own and/or your child’s name and images created to be included 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 before your school’s photo ordering deadline.

Highlights for Picture Day:

To ensure we’re as mindful of everyone’s health and well-being as possible, we are continuing with our photo format from the fall, including:

  • Outdoor Photos again this fall, but we’re still keeping our signature black background. Let’s cross our fingers for good weather (in the case of severe weather, photos will be rescheduled).
  • Class Photos will be composites (think of this as a mini yearbook page: individual photos/names combined onto a single page) instead of groups
  • 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!
  • Fundraiser for the school! A portion of the profits are donated back to your daycare

On this page:

Important Dates

Picture Day:

Tues, Sep 28


Tues, Oct 26

Galleries Released:

Within 3 weeks from picture day

Ordering Deadline:

10 days from gallery release date

Retake Registration

If you missed picture day or need retakes, you must register below. If your child’s information is not received by the studio with a minimum of 1 business day advance notice, they will not be called for retakes.

    Parent/Guardian Info*

    Child(ren)'s School* (required)

    Child(ren)'s Info/Who's Getting Retakes

    Reason for Retake*


    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.

    I’ll chat and interact with your child during our short time together to elicit genuine expressions. For even more fun, 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 this year, so please have your child(ren) dress for the weather. They will remain outdoors while their classmates are photographed. Photos will be on a black background. I’m a sucker for bright clothes that really pop against the dark background, or ones that show off lovely detail in the shoulder area – sundresses (if it’s warm enough!), ties, collared shirts, pretty sleeves, etc. are all great choices. Stay away from black tops, big logos on shirts (they’ll get cut off) or small, busy patterns which end up being distracting in a portrait. All shots are waist or shoulder up. Please contact Rona directly with questions.

    Please avoid large logos, hoodies, or sweatshirts. Do not wear black.

    When is picture day?

    Tues, Sep 28: All in-person K–6 classes.

    When are retakes?

    Tues, Oct 26

    Will there be class photos available?

    You bet! A class composite picture is available to add on to any portrait purchase for just $5. Composites include the names and a small photo of each child photographed from the class, along with the grade and school year.

    What about sibling photos?

    Sibling photos are not available due to school guidelines.

    When can I expect to see our photos?

    Notification of your child’s proofs will arrive to your email within 3-4 weeks of picture day (don’t forget to sign up below to get gallery release notices and reminders for picture day direct from me!). 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.

    How does ordering work?

    Once online galleries are published, you will have 10 days to place your order (there is a $10 admin 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, metal collage walls, mugs, 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 school unless requested otherwise (shipping starts at $10 for porch drop off and $12 for Canada Post delivery [size limits apply for Canada Post]).

    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. All pricing is in your gallery.

    When will I get my prints?

    Product orders will be delivered to the school and distributed your kiddo’s classroom within 2–4 weeks from the date your gallery closes. For remote students who cannot pick up prints from the school or for families who wish to have prints delivered to their home, we offer 3 shipping options ($10–$15)
    1) Porch delivery (delivery will be made after galleries close)
    2) Canada Post (processed upon receipt)
    3) Courier (processed upon receipt)

    Email List Sign Up | Enter your email address to know when proofs are ready

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


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    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.

    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 haven’t signed a release with the school and you’d 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 (Who is this Model Release For?)*

      Children's School* (required)

      Click to accept Model 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.