Studio Hours

SUB Photo creates grad photos at the University of Alberta. Along with U of A grad photos we take passport photos, government and university IDs, and professional headshots.

Weekdays, 9:00am - 4:30pm
• Open late most Wednesdays
• Closed on most statutory holidays.
Click here to view available photo appointments on our calendar.

(One-time changes to our availability)
Monday Feb 18:
    Closed for Family Day
Friday Apr 19:
    Closed for Good Friday
Monday Apr 22:
    Closed for Easter

Appointments are required for all sessions except passport photos. To book an appointment click here.

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FAQ: Photo sessions

July 27, 2016

What types of sessions are there?

SUB Photo offers a wide range of photography services - grad photos are definitely our most popular of course!  Our professional photographers also have experience with a wide variety of other photography, so take a look through the session options here and see if something else here suits you.


BASIC Grad Session  -  $20

Easy cap & gown portraits

The “Basic” grad session ($20.00 +GST) is the most common choice for students who require cap & gown portraits.  You will receive a variety of poses (roughly 12 different images) including different backgrounds, props, and some “fun” poses if you wish!

Special note: in 2018, the Interdisciplinary Science Students' Society (ISSS) is covering this fee for their members - so Bachelor of Science students get a FREE SESSION!


ENHANCED Grad Session  -  $30

More choice, more options, more people?

An “Enhanced” grad session ($30.00 +GST) adds about 50% more poses, and is perfect if you want to take portraits with friends, pets or family members.  You could also take photos in a different outfit, such as your grad suit or dress, or simply add extra poses and variety to your cap & gown session.



Get your LinkedIn profile ready for the job hunt!

Our "Portfolio" or headshot session is ideal for LinkedIn and other profiles; these portraits are designed to  present you as a professional!  Many faculty and staff choose this session as well for self promotion and website purposes.  We take a small selection of poses for you to review on-site; your favourite image will be retouched and all photos can be downloaded (watermark-free) from an online gallery.

Professional photo sessions cost $150; University of Alberta students and staff receive a 50% discount.


OUTDOOR Portraits - $149

Fresh air and a fresh look for your portraits

Our "Outdoor" session ($149.00 +GST) costs more but includes quite a bit more, and so requires contacting the studio directly to book your time.  We will take you and your family or friends "on location" around the U of A - indoors or outdoors on campus.  We know a few great spots, or you can choose; your session will last between 30 and 60 minutes and include a wide variety of photos.  You receive an online gallery of your portraits which you can share online, and a print credit that's enough for an 8x10" print or a number of other products.  Note that this isn't just for grad photos - it could be photos of yourself, or with your family, pets, or sweetheart too!

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When you've been told to book a session here :-)

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 wall 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.  


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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