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Since 1980, Mountain West Studios has built a solid reputation as a quality provider of school portraits in Western Canada. Our managers, experienced lab staff, and knowledgeable customer service representatives play an important role in our success. The benefits of being family owned and operated are evident in our quick response times - important decisions are made in a timely manner.


"I was incredibly impressed with the photographer who photographed my daughter (who happens to have autism); she really took the time to make sure [my daughter] was comfortable and we were able to get 2 amazing photos."
Amanda, Another happy parent; a Surrey elementary school
"In our nineteen year association, I have not had one instance where we ever considered changing vendors. Peter communicates regularly and accommodates our requests in a prompt and professional manner. Due to the quality of photos, the excellent support of the technical staff at the plant, and the professional support we receive from Peter, Skaha Lake will continue a long partnership with Mountain West Studios."
Dave Brunelle, Principal; Skaha Lake Middle
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jon and his team for the past seven years. During this time Jon has been professional in every sense of the word. Jon has been the photographer for our grads and I have nothing but praise for how well the day goes; the pictures are always of great quality. What I really appreciate about Jon and his team is that I do not have to worry about anything. Once the date and time is picked, I know Jon will do the rest; there are never any issues or concerns. Jon is always very pleasant to deal with- he always has a smile on his face and is able to communicate in a way that is friendly and business-like, which I really appreciate. I would one hundred percent endorse and support Jon as my dealings with him have all been extremely positive."
Mr L. Evans, Holy Cross Collegiate (Strathmore, AB)
"My youngest daughter just had grad photos and Katie went above and beyond to custom make a package for her similar to my other 2 who had [your competitor] do their school grad pictures. So happy with what we are getting and can't wait to put them up!! Plus we've never had such good customer service. Hats off to her."
Mrs. Bea T, Another Pleased Parent
"Peter takes personal pride in his craft. He knows he is making a memory for lifetime and takes pride in making the memory perfect. He understands our youth and is able to smoothly and cheerfully guide them through the massive school photography process with only smiles. Peter is an outstanding photographer and professional of the highest service."
Malcolm Reid, Principal; Vernon Secondary
"MWS has provided exemplary photography services for the graduating students at Red Deer College for several years. I have personally worked with Jon in this capacity since he was involved with the College’s Convocation event 8 years ago. The service we have received is professional, excellent quality, timely, and very reasonably priced. When looking for a photography service, we look for the best quality, service, and pricing that will benefit our graduates; we have always found that with Mountain West Studios. It has been a true pleasure to work with Mountain West Studios and Jon Jewel and I look forward to continuing the relationship."
Joyce Fox, Director, Marketing and Communications; Red Deer College
"I have worked with Peter in the capacity of Yearbook teacher and Grad Coordinator [whose] knowledge and attention to detail have contributed greatly to our school’s success. Students find the package pricing to be fair and photo quality exceptional. I have found them very professional, fair, and hardworking, contributing to the success of [our school] on many fronts."
Christopher Schielke, Teacher and Graduation Coordinator; Salmon Arm Secondary
"The alumni and development department’s main objectives at convocation are to provide an enjoyable experience for the graduates and their families and we want the grads to be feel proud of their accomplishment. MWS helped us achieve both of those objectives. We believe that students who sit for grad photos are exhibiting pride in their alma mater and their accomplishments; Jon and his team managed to increase the number of students who sat for photos by 20%... Jon and his team are not only professional, but a pleasure to work with. During the convocation ceremonies, Jon and his team need no hand-holding and are professional beyond description. It’s such a pleasure to have one less thing to worry about during the whirlwind of convocation."
Courtney Garlough, Student and New Alumni Coordinator; SAIT Polytechnic
"What sets Mountain West [and Peter] apart for me as the administrator of this school is their service and attention to detail and quality. The photographers interact extremely well with our students and do a fabulous job with the individual grad sittings and group shots."
Tim Huttemann, Principal; LV Rogers Secondary
"Rod from Mountain West Studios and photographer Jordan are a pleasure to work with!  Rod is very quick to reply to our inquiries, and is very accommodating with our busy school schedule. Your photographer Jordan was a delight to work with during our most recent class photo day!  Fast, professional and friendly, he got the job done with a smile on his face.   Thank you!"  
Carly Spence, Senior Administrative Assistant; Quilchena Elementary School
"Peter’s professional, enthusiastic approach puts people at ease and makes capturing the spirit of an event look easy."
Shannon Jolley, Annual Giving Coordinator; Canadian Cancer Society ( BC/Yukon Division )
"Peter and his team take pride in the work they do; they are committed to ensuring the highest quality product at competitive prices. Peter is always genuine and sincere in his dealings with us; he is enthusiastic about the business of school photography and concerned about maintaining the very highest levels of customer satisfaction. I can assure you that regardless of school size you will be pleased with the end result; Peter and his team take all the guess work out of the [school photography] process and create a timeless, worry free product for staff, parents, and students alike that will be valued and enjoyed for years to come."
Alan Stel, Principal; Penticton Secondary School
"This is my eighth year as administrator at KVR Middle School, where Peter and the Mountain West team has handled our school photography account; we have always been very pleased with the service provided. Peter has always demonstrated professionalism in dealing with our individual student and class photographs; he is reliable, accountable, and flexible; his team of photographers are efficient, organized, and consistently have positive interactions with our students. The quality of the product is excellent; we are pleased with the photographs, and families are satisfied with not only the product but the value. It is without hesitation that I endorse Peter Joyce and his team; we always look forward to having them in our building."
Steven Devito, Principal; KVR Middle School
"Peter Joyce and Mountain West Studios have been our school photographer here at Parkway Elementary for the past 4 years. We had previously gone through a number of photography companies over a 3-4 year stretch but have been very happy with the service and quality that Peter provides and have just signed another [multi] year contract. Our PAC, parents and staff have been extremely pleased with the quality of photos taken and with the excellent service. Peter has been an outstanding individual to do business with and my secretary and PAC presidents have been thrilled with all of their dealings with him as well. Mountain West Studios has proven to be organized, reliable and best of all, their photos and photographers have been excellent. I would highly recommend Peter and his staff to any school looking for a school photographer or looking to make a change; you won’t be disappointed."
Kelly Jones, Principal; Parkway Elementary School
"MWS photographers are organized and punctual when they come to your school."
Lloyd Lindsay, Principal; McNicoll Park Middle School
"Once again, our family photo night was quite successful this year! I have heard nothing but compliments for the photographs as well as the entire experience during the photo sessions. Your photographer is a consummate professional and was able to place all our families at ease during the photo sessions, as well as entice smiles from everyone- even our youngest students! His attention to detail and his expertise made all the families feel comfortable during the experience. We hope we will have the same photographer for future photo sessions!"
Bernadette, A pleased parent; Annie B. Jamieson Elementary School

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