Studio 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.

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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FAQ: Photo Sessions from SUB Photo

Updated July 1, 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.

Summer 2020: PhD Gowns have arrived! Available for a limited time.

SUB Photo offers a wide range of photography services.  At our studio, grad photos are our 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 for your own portraits.

If you have a faculty event or a research project to photograph, our team includes award-winning professionals with certifications in a variety of photography - including event and commercial work.  If what you need isn't listed below, get in touch with us: we can help!

BASIC Grad Session: $25.00

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 12 to 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 favourite photos to purchase.  Prints, downloads, and combo packages are available.

We provide a cap & gown for you to wear; we have the official attire for University of Alberta and Athabasca University graduates. We also have hoods and stoles from a variety of other schools - if you aren't from the U of A, please check with us.

ENHANCED Grad Session: $35.00

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 Portraits: 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 of course, and you'll end up with a lot more photos as well.

U of A Outdoor Sessions - $99

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, photos in the cap & gown or your grad dress - almost anything goes!

Edmonton Outdoor Sessions - $199

Want to visit the Alberta Legislature grounds?  With this session, any location within the City of Edmonton and area is an option!  We will meet you at the location of your choice and you'll get up to 90 minutes of photos. We can bring a cap & gown for you, but these don't have to be grad photos!  We take a lot of couples and engagement portraits; there are many events worth capturing and so many great spots around Edmonton to visit.  Contact Us for details and 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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