FAQ: Photo Sessions from SUB Photo

Updated June 30, 2021

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

We offer 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 show (or hide) the details.  If you don't see what you need please Contact Us - our goal is to create the photos you need, so let us know what you have in mind!

COVID-19 Guest Limits
Updated July 2, 2021

STUDIO Photo Sessions may include family members only (not friends, yet).
OUTDOOR Photos may include anyone you wish!  Details below.

We anticipate being at full capacity by the beginning of the fall semester.


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. 

For the time being you may bring up to four family members with you to our studio.  Larger groups and photos with friends 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 approximately 50 proofs (unedited photos) from which to order.  Prints and downloads are not included, but will be available to purchase from your gallery when the photos are ready.

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:  Alberta has lifted health restrictions except in specific situations.  Our studio will transition gradually to full operation while our staff complete their 2nd round of vaccinations; families are welcome but friend groups are still not allowed at this time.

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. 

Your family and friends are welcome, as are your pets.  It's time to celebrate!

Edmonton & Area 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.

Outdoor Samples:
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  $99

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.

Regular price: $149  
U of A Discount: $50 off for all staff, students, faculty, and alumni

CaRMS Portraits:   $69

CaRMS Photos

Special offer for Medical Student applications

The Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) matches Canadian Medical students to their residency sites.  These applications need to be accompanied by a digital photo; we help students raise the standard with professional 'headshot' portraits.

You can choose to look formal or more casual - we will help you make the impression you want to!  You can preview the photos immediately; retouching and a high-quality download of your favourite photo is included.

Add on some passport-style photos for your exam applications while you're here!

Group Rates

Outdoor Grad Photos

Organizations, Faculties, and Fraternities

The "Organization" session is for companies and campus groups that want portraits of their membership.  If you want a set of matching photos for your website, a framed print of this year's board or faculty, or even a photo directory of your group, book with us en masse to get volume pricing.

We can also set up on-site to capture photos of attendees at an event or seminar!  We've worked with many companies and organizations and we'd be happy to help you too!

Please contact us for details.

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.


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School Photos in a Studio

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.)

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School Photos in a Studio

Let's get your school photo done right!

If your school photos were disappointing this year, your kids were learning at home all year, or you've just stopped hoping that the bulk photo companies will get a decent photo of your kids ... that's where we come in.

We will take more time with your child than they could ever get at the school, and we let you view the photos as we take them so you know we've captured exactly what you want.  Plus, our photographers care about the details and will take time to get them right.  (Shouldn't that be the standard?)

What's included:

  • Up to 10 minutes per child (vs less than a minute at school)
  • Live previews of photos as they are taken
  • Online gallery, choose your photo background
  • Digital files included

For children with autistm or other special gifts, please contact us in advance of your session so we can book extra time for you.

School Photo Gallery:
Appointment Calendar:
Take a look at our school photo gallery and play with replacing the background.
Click below to book your photo session at SUB Photo, located on campus at the University of Alberta.

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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