FAQ: Photo sessions
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 lot of other photo types - we specialize in photos of people in all forms. Please take a look through the session options here and see which option suits you best!
BASIC Grad Session
Easy cap & gown portraits
The “Basic” grad session is the most common choice for students who require cap & gown portraits. You will receive a variety of poses (roughly 12 to 15 different images) including different backgrounds, props, and some “fun” poses if you wish!
The price for this varies from program to program; most often the cost is $20.00 +GST. In some cases it is higher if your class has added a fundraising component to the price; and in some cases it is lower - the Interdisciplinary Science Students' Society (ISSS) has arranged it so most Science faculty students will receive this session FREE!
ENHANCED Grad Session
More choice, more options ... more people?
Choosing an “Enhanced” grad session basically means you're getting more photos! This session is designed for people who want to add something extra - like casual poses, a headshot for LinkedIn, or to bring along friends, pets or other family members. You could also simply add extra poses for more variety in your cap & gown session.
This session typically costs $10 more than a Basic Session and adds roughly another 10 images to your set.
PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS - 50% off at U of A
Get your LinkedIn profile ready for the job hunt!
Our "Professional headshot" session is a very affordable way to get high quality photos for your online profiles. These portraits are designed to present you as a professional! You'll get photos in a few different styles; your favourite image will be retouched and you may download them all from an online gallery. We can even match the "look" of your photos to a corporate theme if you require it.
These sessions cost $150 +GST. University of Alberta staff, students, and alumni will receive a 50% discount!
Fresh air and a fresh look
Outdoor photo sessions are one of our favourite things to do. We'll take you for a walk around campus capturing you in your favourite spots. Bring your sweetheart, your friends, or your family if you like! Sessions last a lot longer than studio sessions of course, and you'll end up with a lot more photos as well.
Also - these don't have to be outdoor grad photos! We take a lot of couples and engagement portraits on campus. The grounds are very beautiful here and the photo opportunities are almost endless.
You'll receive a shareable online gallery of your portraits and a credit you can use towards downloads or prints.
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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!