School Pictures in the Studio
Many families look forward to “school pictures” as a way to capture their children’s looks and expressions each year as they grow up. Traditionally at the beginning of each school year a photo company sets up their equipment in schools and photographs each child.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and schools operating mostly remotely, many schools aren’t offering this annual portrait opportunity to their students and families.
This year, Turner Photographics is offering an enhanced school picture experience in our studio. What does that mean for your family?
Portraits by Appointment
Your family will schedule a 15-minute appointment in the studio. We’ll photograph each of your children individually during that time. If you have more than 3 kids, book two back-to-back sessions. We’re offering weekend and evening times just for school pictures, too.
Our warm and inviting studio is conveniently located just off Slater Road at I-5 between Bellingham and Ferndale. We’re easy to find and parking is free. The address is 4682 Wynn Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.
Choose Your Background
Pick from blue, red, green, purple, or grey backgrounds.
Choose Your Favorite Expression
We use an instant preview system so you can pick your favorite picture for each child before you leave the studio. You’ll have a handful of photos to choose from, and if you don’t like any of them we’ll get your kid back in front of the camera and capture a few more.
Special School Pictures Pricing
Prices for our packages are similar to what you’ve paid for school pictures in the past, starting at about $30 for the smallest package. You’re getting a personal experience and we’ll take more time with each child when they’re in front of the camera.
Review prices on our order form here. You can print the form, fill it out at home, and bring it with you to your session to save a little time.
We can offer these special prices, considerably lower than our regular prices, because all children will be photographed with the same setup. That’s very different from our usual highly customized family and individual portrait sessions.
Delivery Direct to Your Home
We’ll mail your child’s portraits direct to your home, which saves you both the time to pick them up and a potential COVID-19 contact. The shipping charge, $5.50, is the same for any size order.
Schedule Your Children’s Session
Schedule your session here. You’ll get a reminder e-mail and/or text so you don’t forget when to show up at our studio. Selected weekend and evening times are available. Only times shown in blue on the calendar are available for school pictures sessions.
Everyone coming to the studio will wear a mask. Your child will take their mask off when they’re in front of the camera for their portrait and then put it back on afterward. We have hand sanitizer available and encourage you to use it. Please arrive on time for your appointment. You may wish to wait in your vehicle until the family ahead of you leaves the studio to minimize contact with those outside your immediate family group.
Locally Owned Business
We’re a local Bellingham business, not a national operation that only shows up in town once a year with a minimally-trained photographer following a formula. Photographer Mark Turner has many years experience working with children and their families.