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 you can ask quesitons and interact with your peers. This is a self paced class so Elena will not be available regularly to answer questions, however she will do periodic Facebook lives to answer questions that are submitted in the Q & A thread. 


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