SUB Photo Hours

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.


• 9:30am - 4:30pm

Available Evenings:
• Tues. Jan 12: 5:00 - 7:00pm
• Tues. Jan 26: 5:00 - 7:00pm
• Tues. Feb 9: 5:00 - 7:00pm
• Tues. Feb 23: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Available Weekends:
• Saturday Jan 16
• More to come!

Photo appointments must be made in advance. Click here to visit our booking calendar.

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FAQ: Photo Sessions from SUB Photo

Updated December 8, 2020

Before booking a session, please look over our COVID-19 Safety guidelines.  New rules in our studio and on campus are in place to help us all stay healthy.

Which photo session is right for you?

SUB Photo offers a wide range of photography services.  At our studio, grad photos are the most popular of course!  Below is our listing of sessions available from SUB Photo, what's included in each type of photo appointment, and links to some sample galleries to help you imagine and plan your own portraits.

If you have an event or a research project to photograph, our award-winning professionals are up to the task.  Let us know if you have ideas that aren't listed below - if it's about photography, we can help!

UPDATED DEC 8, 2020: the province of Alberta has imposed new mandatory restrictions on gatherings and business operations.  While photo studios are not required to close, the reduced occupancy means we can not accept group or family photos.  We have added a short break between photo sessions to reduce contact between clients, and we will be strictly refusing entrance to groups. 

Please note that masks will be REQUIRED to enter the building; Peace Officers are making periodic checks.  If you are not willing to wear a mask to walk through the building, please postpone your session until these restrictions can be lifted.

BASIC Grad Session:  $25.00

University of 
	Calgary graduate Easy Cap & Gown Portraits

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.

We provide the official grad cap & gown for University of Alberta and Athabasca University graduates.  Other schools use similar attire so we can usually find a solution for anyone; please check with us first if you have questions.

ENHANCED Grad Session:  $35.00

University of 
	Alberta Nursing Grad Photo More Photos, More Variety ... More People?

Choosing the Enhanced Grad Session is for those who want to add something extra to their portraits.  You're dressed up anyway - let's make the best of it!  You'll get everything in the Basic Session, plus another 10-15 photos to open the door to some variety.

You could bring your grad dress, professional attire for some headshots, or clothing related to your studies such as a nurse's scrub top.  Many people bring along a couple friends or their family members - even pets!  You could also simply add more poses in the cap & gown - you've earned it, you may as well show it off!

OUTDOOR Photo Sessions:  from $99.00

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 and you'll end up with more photos as well.

U of A Outdoor Sessions - $99

Outdoor grad photo Book this session to have a mix of traditional studio grad photos and outdoor photos on campus.  We will start in the studio with a 10-15 minute 'Basic Session' (see above), and then head outdoors for another 30-40 minutes of photos - whatever you want!  Family photos and groups, formal or casual photos - almost anything goes!

Edmonton Outdoor Sessions - $199 Outdoor Portrait in Edmonton

Want to visit the Alberta Legislature grounds?  With this session, any location within Edmonton is an option!  We will meet you at the location of your choice and spend up to 90 minutes creating great photos!  We can 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; there are so many great spots around Edmonton that make for great photos.  Contact Us to make arrangements for this session.

Professional Headshots:   $149   $99.00

Start strong with a good impression online!

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 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.

These sessions cost $149 +GST.  University of Alberta staff, students, and alumni will receive a $50 discount!


Bring your office, group, club, team...

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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