Christmas Party 2021

A Photo Expressions Portrait Event 

November 19th – December 5th

Christmas Event 2021

Join us for some portraits to celebrate Christmas 2021! We’ve spent too much time not celebrating over the past 2 years, it’s time to party!

Covid safety protocols are in full effect at Photo Expressions to keep our staff and guests safe.  We have added extra precautions for studio portraits that you can see below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Much? There is a $20 Sitting Fee for the Christmas Event Portraits, payable upon booking. This covers your 15 minute studio portrait session.  You will be able to view your portraits at home on your phone or computer. After that, you can order portrait prints, Christmas cards, ornaments, photo gifts, wall prints, digital files and more!  Here is a link to the price menu.

Can I order right away? To keep Covid protocols, previewing in store service won’t be available. However, we will have your portraits uploaded to you within a few days so you can view and order them from the comfort of your home. You can pick up your order safely in store, use or curbside pickup or we can ship your order to you.

I heard we could combine this event with a School Family Photo Fundraiser? Yes! Simply book a Christmas Event Sitting, and in the dropdown box provided please select your school – and $15 of your sitting fee will be donated to your school!  (please note: no free 8×10 is available with this premium event)

Do you have props available? We will have a limited amount of props available, which can be sanitized between sessions.

We recommend you bring in your own “props”  to make your photo unique. We suggest: Scarves, touques, mistletoe, a green wreath to hold in your hands, mini trees for kids to hold or a mini wrapped present, hot chocolate mugs (empty please), small Christmas Gnome stuffies, favourite Christmas stuffie, santa hats, or any special Christmas decor item that is important to your family. A Christmas blanket to wrap up in is also a great prop.

Where are you located?  We are located in Port Coquitlam in Fremont Village – kitty corner behind Walmart, next to Jungle Jacs. Map.

What Covid Safety Protocols have you put in place? Our studio is very large and you will be entering and exiting from a different door than our photographer. The studio will have the doors open to allow for air flow and we have installed a Dyson Air Purifier with a Hepa filter to keep the air quality as pure as possible.  There aren’t as many appointments available as usual, to keep the number of people in the store at one time to a minimum and to allow time for sanitizing. It is imperative that you are on time and ready to go for your photo session. The photographer will be wearing a mask and be socially distanced from you.

Our photographers and all of our staff are temperature checked every morning and wear masks.  All frequently touched areas are sanitized frequently. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is observed.

We ask that you wear a mask to your appointment and once your photos are finished as you are leaving the studio and store.  We also suggest wearing your mask for at least one of your pictures because this is definitely a picture to look back on!  We also ask that if you are feeling unwell or have come in contact with someone who has covid, to remain at home and we can reschedule your appointment.

Can we get a large family portrait? Sittings are limited to anyone that lives in your household, maximum 6 people. While we appreciate the desire to have other relatives and friends in your photos, we have to follow these strict guidelines at this time both for your safety and the safety of our photographers.

I’d like portraits of the full family, plus just the kids, and maybe some individual portraits (and maybe the cat).  Can we do this? Yes! We can cover all options of your immediate household bubble during your sitting. We will consult at the beginning of your sitting to make sure we can fit everything in. Remember though, that these variations are of just the people in your immediate household bubble.  We can take multipe family bubble portraits in different portrait sessions and make a collage print for grandparents (fees apply.)

What should we wear? Whatever you are comfortable in, this will give you the best photos.  Jeans and a sweater, Matching Family Pajamas, Pants and a Jacket, mittens, scarf and toque are all great ideas. Heck this is a great year to wear your best ugly Christmas sweater! Just make sure you are comfortable.  We’ve put together an Ideas for Front Porch Photos Pinterest Board to give you some ideas. Simple timeless clothing that is not too busy will work the best.

Any other questions?  Please call us at 604-463-3654 or email studio(@)photoexpressions.ca.