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SUB Photo will remain open after the new COVID-19 protocols on May 5th, 2021.

FAQ: Photo Sessions from SUB Photo

Updated February 22, 2021

What kind of Photo Sessions can I get at SUB Photo?

We have a lot of photography services!  At our studio, grad photos are the most popular of course.  We also offer professional headshots, passport photos, and family portraits - some of our photographers even specialize in weddings! 

Scroll through the session types below and click the title bars to get more information.  If you don't see what you need please Contact Us - our goal is to create the photos YOU want, so let us know what you have in mind!

Before booking, please read our
COVID-19 Safety guidelines.

An "ENHANCED Grad Photo Session" may include ONE additional household member.  OUTDOOR Grad Photos may include up to FOUR additional people.  Details below; note that masks will be required to enter the building. 


This is our specialty, and we are genuinely excited to be able to capture this milestone for you!  All grad photo sessions include some basics: we will provide you with a cap & gown, some small props you can use (including real roses!) and photographers who listen. 

A note about graduation gowns: We specialize in photos for the University of Alberta, but we're open to anyone!  If you are from another school, the only tricky part might be getting the right cap & gown for you.  We have everything for U of A students, of course, and we have the right outfit for many other schools - but not all of them!  Please check with us first if you are concerned about having an exact match.

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BASIC Grad Photo Session:   $25

University of Calgary Grad Photo

Classic grad photos for yourself.

A Basic Grad Session is the most common choice for students who want cap & gown portraits.  You will receive a variety of poses - roughly 15 different images - including different backgrounds, props, and some “fun” poses if you wish!

Your photos will be uploaded to a password-protected gallery where you can view them and choose your favourites.  You will then be able to purchase prints, downloads and packages.

ENHANCED Grad Photo Session:   $35

University of Alberta Nursing Graduation Photo

More poses, more variety ... more fun!

Choosing the Enhanced Grad Session is for those who want to add something extra to their portrait session.  You'll get everything in the Basic Session, plus another 10-15 photos to open the door to some creative ideas!

With your extra poses you could try a different outfit (professional headshots, perhaps), or add a few photos with someone significant - person or pet!  A musical instrument, sports equipment, or anything that was part of your journey is welcome. 

Due to COVID-19 occupancy limits, you may bring only one additional guest with you to our studio.  Larger family photos are possible only with outdoor sesssions at this time.

Sample Photo Gallery:
Appointment Calendar:
View photos from a typical grad session at our studio, and check out how ordering your photos will work. 
Click below to book your photo session at SUB Photo, located on campus at the University of Alberta.

What's included:  Outdoor session fees include a longer amount of time with a photographer, use of the graduation gown and some props, and an online gallery of at least 50 proofs (unedited photos) from which to order.  Prints and downloads are not included, but you may choose to pre-purchase your downloads for an additional $199 at the time of your session.

Bad weather:  Outdoor sessions have a risk of being delayed by poor weather; if it is raining or very windy we may need to reschedule your session or move to an indoor location. 

Gathering Restrictions:  Until further notice, outdoor gatherings are limited by Alberta law to a maximum of 5 people.  Please limit your group to people FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD and do not ask us to make exceptions (there's a $2000 fine).  For the most current info visit:

U of A Campus Sessions:   $99

Outdoor Grad Photos

Bring your family to see the campus!

Explore the beautiful University of Alberta campus with us and capture some grad photos in your favourite locations.  We will spend approximately 45 minutes with you, capturing photos in your cap & gown and other clothing if you wish - bring your grad suit or dress, or another favourite outfit.  Let's have some fun!

All photos take place on the U of A campus; you can choose to start with a 'Basic' session in our studio before heading outside, or take all your photos outdoors. 

Family is welcome, subject to the gathering restrictions mentioned above.  It's time to celebrate!

Edmonton Outdoor Grad Photos:   $199

Outdoor Graduation Photos

Visit your favourite places!

Want to visit the Alberta Legislature grounds?  Have photos taken at your home?  How about while riding the Strathcona Streetcar?  With this session, any location in the Edmonton area is an option! 

We will meet you at the location of your choice and spend up to 90 minutes creating and capturing your memories.  We will bring a cap & gown along, but these don't have to be grad photos - this session is perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends.  (Sessions are subject to the gathering restrictions mentioned above.)

Please Contact Us to make arrangements for this session.

Sample Photo Gallery:
Appointment Calendar:
View some photos from our outdoor sessions - get some ideas and inspiration! 
Click below to book your photo session at SUB Photo, located on campus at the University of Alberta.


Right next to graduation photos, we take pride in capturing top-quality headshots at a very affordable price.  Whether you need to update your LinkedIn account, add a photo to your résumé, or add a photo to your profile - we can help! 

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Professional Headshots:   $149

Professional Headshots in Edmonton

Our Professional Headshot session is an affordable way to get high quality photos for your online presence.  Look good for the job hunt, and have the best profile photo in all your online chats!

This session includes downloads of all your photos, and retouching of your favourite one!  These portraits are designed to present you as a professional, so you'll get photos taken in a few different styles.  We can even match the "look" of your photos to a corporate theme if you require it.

U of A Discount: $50 off
For all staff, students, faculty, and alumni

Sample Photos:
Appointment Calendar:
View some sample business portraits and learn more about what we do. 
Click below to book your photo session at SUB Photo, located on campus at the University of Alberta.

CaRMS Portraits:   $69

CaRMS Photos

Special offer for Medical Student applications

The Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) matches Canadian Medical students to programs across Canada where they can be placed for their residency.  These applications need to be accompanied by a digital photo; we help students raise the standard with professional 'headshot' portraits.

Create portraits with us using a variety of options only available in a photo studio: creative lighting, backdrops, and photo angles will all be selected to suit you. You will be able to review the images at the session, as well as share them online afterwards.  One digital photo will be retouched for you to download and use as you wish.

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A bit more information about CaRMS photos. 
Click below to book your photo session at SUB Photo, located on campus at the University of Alberta.

Photos for Organizations

Outdoor Grad Photos

Volume pricing for Organizations, Faculties, and Fraternities

The "Organization" session is designed for companies and campus groups that want matching portraits for their group purposes.  This includes fraternities and sororites which are making photo composites; companies producing a photo directory of their staff; and classes that require a set of yearbook photos.

If your group wants to arrange portraits for a similar purpose please let us know! We work with many groups across campus and around the city to create great photos for websites, publications and annual reports.

For pricing please contact us; often we will invoice your company or group and individual bookings will then be free.

Sample Photo Gallery:
Appointment Calendar:
View photos from other people's sessions - get some ideas and inspiration! 
Click below to book your photo session at SUB Photo, located on campus at the University of Alberta.



Edmonton Passport Photos

Photos for Canada and International Immigration

View a full breakdown on our passport services at:

SCHOOL PHOTOS - Kindergarten to Grade 12

Photo retakes for school pictures are available here!  We will take longer with each person and give you the chance to preview your child's portrait before you leave the studio.  These photos are only available from August to December.  (They are NOT available during our peak season from January to June.)

Visit some of our other pages for tips on getting ready for your photos, and view our portfolio galleries (on our home page) for samples and ideas!


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