Schooled Online


Schooled Online

What didn’t I learn from this course? I’m so excited to have all the tools and confidence to go out and present a valuable product I believe in. Elena leaves no stone unturned and I’m sure Fine Art School Portraits is the key to taking my new business to the next level.” “What didn’t I learn from this course? I’m so excited to have all the tools and confidence to go out and present a valuable product I believe in. Elena leaves no stone unturned and I’m sure Fine Art School Portraits is the key to taking my new business to the next level.
— Emily Dowell

schooled | an online course

Would you like to make significant income while simultaneously eliminating a slow season for your business? 

Do you love photographing babies, children and even tweens and teens and  want to get more kiddos in front of your camera? 

Are you a family, newborn, or senior photographer who really wants to grow a thriving business, one that makes six figures or more? 

Are you just starting your business and need to get more clients inquiries in your inbox and more money in the bank?

Are you ready to offer something fresh and fun?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you! 

Feb 7th- Feb 21st

First time ever available online! 

Shoot, enrollment is closed! 


How This Class Works

How This Class Works

So how is this going to work?

You are going to have access to a private page on my website. You will immediately have access to all the materials! You can download all the material and keep it for life.

The course is broken up into four modules. The modules are videos. All the content will also be available via PDF if you prefer to read instead of watch, however there are a few lessons that you will need to watch for maximum benefit and I do reccomend you watch or listen to the videos. They can be downloaded and listened to like a podcast. 

You will also get access to all my School Photography templates including emails, model releases, contracts, checklists, and more! 

You will have access to a private Facebook group where I will be available for Q&A and you can learn and grow with your peers. 

The class will be officially live for two weeks. During this time I will host Facebook live webinars once or twice a week where I will answer ALL and ANY of your questions. 

Once the official three week course has run the Facebook group will remain active for life so you can continue to grow as a community. While I will pop in and chat with you regularly, I won't be available for immediate or constant Q&A once the course is over. 

what exactly am I going to learn?

How to get started

How to contact schools complete with email templates

What equipment you need and where you can buy it

How to prep for photo day

Technicalities on photo day like lighting (both natural and artificial), camera settings so you get the images right straight out of camera.

How to organize photo day with many students

How to organize files

How to edit files quickly and consistently

How to organize files for upload to proofing galleries

How I present proofs to families


What to offer to schools as far as services

How to fill large volume orders

How to do all of this with a very tight turn around. I have the photo galleries ready to view in less than a week from shoot day. My systems are tidy and fast and super easy to follow. I promise.


Photo delivery both digital and physical prints

So basically EVERYTHING you need to know. 

I always thought that “Fine Art” photography was too stiff and formal for me, but I was SO wrong! Elena shares an incredible amount of information in this course, from planning & marketing, to shooting & processing, to bringing in orders & wrapping up. She pours out her heart to encourage other photographers to be open minded enough to take a leap of faith and give school portraits a try. I have gone from apprehensive and even scared to excited and motivated all because of this course! Thank you Elena!
— Ashley Steers Volker

A Complete Guide To School Photography

A Complete Guide To School Photography

Module 1 

In the first module we discuss everything you need to get started. Even if you aren't yet in business, I got you covered.

  • You will learn what equipment you need, my recommended editing and proofing software, and how to set up your website.
  • You will learn how to build a portfolio (even if you have never done this before.)
  • You will learn how to set up pricing for profit and simplicity.
  • Then I will teach you how to actually get schools to photograph and how to communicate with them. 

Module 2 

In the module we will go into everything that is necessary to prepare for photo day.

  •  What you need from the school
  • Scouting locations at the school
  • File preparation and organization
  • This section is complete with timelines and checklists. 

module 3 

In this module we will dive into everything you need to know to have a successful photo day.

  • Lighting
  • Technical tips like camera settings etc
  • Child interaction
  • How to propperly keep large volume shooting organized
  • working with an assitant 

module 4 

In this module you will learn everything you need to do after the shoot is complete.

  • File organization
  • Editing in large volumes efficiently
  • Proofing for parents and schools
  • Product ordering
  • Packaging
  • Product delivery

plus more videos and templates!

Elena’s course was a game-changer for me and my business. My school portrait business has already begun to grow, with two schools already booked and thrilled about what they will offer to their families! Elena’s style is direct and encouraging, and the instructions and tutorials are so easy to follow. This comprehensive course is fantastic and I’m grateful for Elena putting her heart into it and into the student community.
— Jennifer Bauldree

How much

How much

I wanted this course to be accessible to all photographers, even those who don't have thriving business because I know this offering will bring you success! This is a very valuable course giving you all the info I know! 


registration closed 

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