San Francisco Bay Area Fine Art School Photographer

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Outdoor settings available in addition to backdrops.

Outdoor fine art school photographer serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area

My goal is to provide a personable and professional experience to all families, striving for genuine connection with each child that steps in front of my lens.

Because when you look back years from now, it’s the authentic moments captured during your school portraits that will make you smile.

I will provide the same level of service across all platforms.

Whether you’re a school looking for a customizable experience, a homeschool pod wanting traditional school photos, or an individual parent who is tired of the photos from those large, big box corporations, school portraits by Lisa Winner Photography will provide superior customer service and timeless images for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

My aim is to allow the child’s personality to shine through.

I will never force a smile. No awkward poses or faces, just your child being their authentic self. The results are genuine portraits that are far from the traditional cheesy photos we have become accustomed to with bright flashes and unflattering, busy backgrounds.  I provide a light and fun experience for your children and take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves.
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Services offered


We are a completely online operation. Families are linked to password-protected online ordering galleries. Galleries are set up according to grade, homeroom, advisory, or whatever grouping which makes to the school or homeschool pod. Parents who attend individual portrait sessions will receive their own personal gallery.

Each child will be provided with a minimum of 3 images. The family gets to decide which image(s) they’d like printed. Prints, Wall Art, and digital images are available for purchase. A PDF describing ordering procedures will be provided to each school or family prior to photo day.

Product prices are comparable to other large school picture corporations, and nothing is due up front for schools and homeschool pods. For individual family appointments, a small deposit of $25 is required to reserve your spot, however this money is used as a print credit towards a product purchase once the photo gallery has been delivered.

We provide the school with all high-resolution digital files to use for yearbooks, website, school ID’s, or however the school wishes to use the images.

We take staff and class photos depending on the school’s needs.

COVID-19 information

Here is an overview of the procedures I follow to ensure the safety of your family and mine:

  • There will be a no contact temperature check prior to the start of each photo shoot of all participating family members.
  • All photo shoots will take place outdoors, wearing a mask, and shooting from a distance of at least 6′ feet, if not more. If we are on your private property or where masks are not required, I am comfortable with you not being masked; however, I will still wear one for your protection.
  • Any props or photo accessories used during a shoot will be sanitized and disinfected between each shoot.
  • If you have come in contact with a known case of COVID-19, you must contact me immediately to reschedule your shoot.

Your health and safety (as well as that of my family’s) is my biggest priority. I will do my best to ensure the safest possible environment for our photo shoot, without diminishing the artistic quality of your images.

What are next steps?


Let’s chat

We’ll discuss your school or homeschool situation, finalize logistics, and mark your date on the calendar.


Photo Day Arrives

I’ll arrive at the designated location, ready to photograph your children. I will set up the backdrop either outside in the shade/under an overhang, or inside a large room with windows and doors open, allowing all of the magical natural light.


Online viewing and ordering

Within two weeks an online gallery will be delivered to all the families included in photo day. The families will place an online order for their products or digital images. All prints will be delivered to the families within 4 weeks.

No stress. No drama. Seamless.

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