Portrait Palooza

Frequently asked questions about Portrait Palooza:

  • Why are you donating part of the Portrait Palooza sessions fees to the Bulldog Backpack program?  After a long standing partnership with the Alliance Kiwanis I had to choose a new organization because the Alliance Kiwanis is now dormant.
  • What is the Bulldog Backpack Program in Alliance?  The Bulldog Backpack Program began November 17, 2010.  They are in their 10th year of operation. The program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children in Alliance.  It provides food when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.  The food is nutritious, child friendly and easily consumed.  At the beginning of the school year, school counselors identify children in need.  In 2020 they are serving 160+  Alliance Public School students from Early Childhood to the Alternative school.
  • Can we do more than one “scene”? Yes!  Multiple ‘scenes’ are encouraged and lots of fun.  Each session you do enters you into the Palooza box.
  • Can I enter more than one child in the Palooza drawing box?  Yes you can enter as many children as you like in the contest.
  • Can all my children be photographed together?  Yes and group portraits welcome!
  • Can we do a Portrait Palooza Session with no “scene”?  Of course! Classic sessions are available any week that there is no “scene” scheduled.
  • Can I bring my own props?  Yes!! We love props from home!
  • Can I bring live animals to my child’s session?  Yes we welcome all fur babies here at Steph’s Studio.  Please let us know ahead of time that they will be visiting us.
  • How many outfits do I bring?  Depends on the session selected.   One outfit for a 1/2 session.  Two outfits for a Full Session and 3-4 outfits for the Deluxe Session.  If you are unsure of what outfit to bring, please bring more than one and we can discuss them before your session or get in touch with Steph beforehand and discuss outfits.  She is always willing to help! 
  • How soon do I see my portraits?  After your session we will schedule a time for you to come back in and view your portraits.  This is usually as soon as the next day.
  • Do I order right away or later?  At your viewing you will be asked to narrow down your selection.  There is no magic number, this is just to get your photos to an amount you are comfortable with.  If your session includes a contact sheet or you pay the minimum order with the 1/2 session, you will be able to have a contact sheet picked up later to make your order selections from.  With any session you are welcome to make your selections from the monitor and place an order at any time.
  • Can I order online?  We do have a password protected online viewing site to post the portraits online.  You can use this site to share your portraits or even place your order there.
  • Can other members of my family order portraits?  Yes, we encourage family members to order with your permission.