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

WE'RE BACK: Although COVID-19 closed our doors for a while, we've returned to a 'new normal' operation at our studio. Please take a look at the new rules in place before booking a session.

Regular Hours:
Weekdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm
• Closed on most statutory holidays.
Click here to view all the available sessions on our studio calendar.

(One-time changes to our availability)
Monday Sept. 7:
    Reduced hours for Labour Day
Monday Oct 12:
Closed for Thanksgiving
Appointments are required for all sessions including passport photos. To book an appointment click here.

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Health-Conscious Grad Photos

Updated June 18, 2020

Grad photos are happening now!  For everyone's protection, please look through these changes and safety rules before booking your appointment.

Welcome back!  Edmonton's COVID-19 'curve' is doing ok at the moment, and as Alberta businesses re-open we are also bringing back grad photos... carefully.

The virus is still out there though - so if you are concerned about your own safety it's OK to stay home!  We will still be here when you're ready.

Help us comply with Alberta law, and reduce the health risk to you and your family, by reading through the following rules and requests before you book a photo session.

You'll have to touch stuff.

Academic Costume (Cap & Gown)

Obviously wearing the graduation robe is a big part of having grad photos taken!  Normally it's ok that the gown was touched by other people - but what about now in covidland?

We did some research.  First of all, touching things is allowed - it's ok to try on clothes in a store, for example.  Clean hands are an important factor, so we will be providing hand sanitizer for everyone as they enter and leave our studio. 

So far, there's no documented cases of the virus transferring via clothing.  Of course we'll still be rotating our gowns and washing them frequently - but if putting on a robe or hat that isn't yours makes you uncomfortable, we don't have a great answer at this time.

Some schools have sent out hats by mail, as grad gifts - so if you like, you could bring your own cap.  It's also possible to purchase your own gown & hood although the complete outfit costs over $200.

Photo Props

Often graduates hold a bouquet of flowers, a degree scroll, or other accessories as part of their photo session.  That's still possible!  We will continue providing fresh roses (with a disposable sleeve on the stems)  and other accessores that have been sanitized.  You're welcome to bring your own props along as well.

No Group Photos.

Family, not Friends

Our studio is designed for individuals and small families, not large groups.  Please ONLY bring immediate family members with you - people you live with.  Friend groups and extended families will break the Alberta Government recommendations to help Prevent the Spread.

If you really want a larger-sized group photo, please book one of our outdoor sessions (coming soon).

Hockey, fencing and COVID-19 ...

... masks on for protection.

Please bring your protective face mask along with you.  U of A buildings (S.U.B. included) are now asking visitors and staff to 'mask up' in shared spaces like hallways and seating areas.

In our studio, of course, it's ok to remove your mask for photos.  Our staff will maintain social distance as much as possible, and wear a protective mask whenever we need to approach you. 

Don't Hesitate: Procrastinate!

If you're feeling sick, please stay home.

No doubt you've heard it already - this is not the time to 'push through' it if you feel sick.  Even if it's just the sniffles, we ask that you postpone your photo session.  You won't miss out - we will find another time to fit you in.

It's not just for you, of course - if our staff get sick, many other graduates will have their sessions cancelled.  Because of this, we will refuse to let you enter the studio if you or anyone you arrive with is showing signs of sickness.  Please don't ask us to make exceptions; right now it just isn't worth the risk.

Are you ok with all that?

Let's sign you up!

Thank you for reviewing those changes.  We want you to have a great experience in our studio, and avoiding any unpleasant surprises will help.  Ready?  You know what to do:


Got Questions?

So do we.

We know we don't have all the answers - even the world's best scientists still have a lot to learn about this virus.  We believe that we can provide grad photos safely at SUB Photo, as long as everyone agrees to follow the rules.

If you have questions, though, send them to us! Use the form below, or visit our Contact Us page for more details.

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