Welcome to a new brand of school portraits!

I am excited to have the opportunity to provide ECLC with a new brand of school portrait. My goal is to provide a better and more personal experience to all the families who attend the schools who have chosen me to photograph their children.

What is a fine art school portrait?

Fine Art School Portraits are a modern approach to school photos. No more cheesy smiles with strange backgrounds and props. The background will be black and the photos will be simple and classic. Instead of forcing a cheesy grin, the children will be encouraged to be themselves and will never be forced to smile. With the use of natural light, a beautiful portrait lens, and a clean background the focus is completely on your child for an artistic and genuine portrait.

The setup and process of Fine Art School Portraits is special needs friendly. I make sure the atmosphere and portrait area is as anxiety free as possible. We will also take the time to make your child feel safe so they can open up and be themselves in front of the camera.

When will Emily Dowell Photography be at my school?

February 5th, 6th, & 7th. Your teacher will inform you which day your child will be photographed. You are NOT required to make an order before seeing your proofs.

What should my child wear?

Please avoid graphics or neon clothing. Details around the collar and shoulders of a child's shirt look great with this type of portrait. Please contact Emily Dowell Photography if you have any questions.Photos will be taken inside with a simple backdrop. A small chair will also be used.Go for simple, classic clothes that FIT. Layers and different textures always look great in photographs.Feel free to send accessories for your childs shoot (hats, jackets, etc). Babies will be photographed in age appropriate chairs and spotted when necessary.

Don't coach your child to "say cheese." Toddlers and young children respond much better when they can be themselves. Share with them that it is a very exciting day at school tomorrow. Let them know that a grown-up is there whose job/profession (like a policeman or teacher) is to take photos of each child. It will be fun-even the teachers will get their photos taken! Remind them to be kind, listen and tell them you can't wait to see their photos!

Are siblings welcome?

Siblings are welcome! Your teacher will provide you with the procedure for bringing in additional children for sibling portraits.

How will I order?

Within two weeks of your child’s photo day, you will be e-mailed the link to a class proofing gallery. There will be 2-5 images of each child. Images will be in both color and black and white. I do not choose which photos you print; you do. You will be able to order prints, canvas wraps, and digital files directly from the viewing gallery. The ordering process is simple and secure. The gallery will be live for seven(7) days. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED IN THAT SEVEN DAY PERIOD.

When will I receive my photos?

4 weeks after the last day of ordering.

Fine Art School Portraits are a fundraiser for your school! 10% of each $ you spend will will directly benefit ECLC.


Price List

I want to make ordering as convenient as possible. So everything on the menu is a la carte. That way you can get exactly what you want.

Gift Prints:
1 4X6 $6.00
1 5x7 $8.00
2 5x7 $10.00
1 8x10 $10.00

Wall Prints:
1 11x14 $20.00

1 16X20 $30.00

Digital Files:

One high resolution digital file = $30.00

Your child's entire gallery (sibling galleries are sold separatly)= $60.00.

Sibling Gallery=$60.00

For each additional gallery you purchase you will receive 10% off. Example: Purchase 2 galleries and receive 10%OFF, purchase 3 galleries and receive 20%OFF, Purchase 4 galleries and receive 30%OFF

Canvas Gallery Wraps:

8x10 | $50.00

11x14 | $63.00

16x20 | $78.00

Metal prints: