Celebrate life's important milestones with photos that have everyone graduating with honours. Our grad photography, products and services are some of the best in BC but are more affordable with no extra fees!

Our contemporary photography celebrates you and is a fun and memorable experience. We want your Graduation photos to be a true reflection of who you are so we offer a wide variety of options.

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Online Ordering

Choose from the many convenient payment programs and grad packages available to your school.

Cap + Gown

Classic photos are a must-have for any grad. Styles that are sure to please your parents and impress future colleagues. 

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Fashion Forward

The classics are cool but fashion is more important than ever. Stand out and celebrate the real you. 

Group Photos

Celebrate your crew with awesome group photos that will stand the test of time and so you always look amazing. 

We make your convocation or on-location shoot easy and worry-free. We handle all the equipment and details so you can focus on looking your best.

Please be sure that you book an appointment with one of our representatives well in advance of your desired shoot date. 

How To Prepare For Photo Day

Please arrive at your appointment 15 minutes early. You want to be relaxed and ready for your photo session. Ensure that you allow enough time to prepare and to discuss your poses and backgrounds with the photographer.

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Clothing

Traditional - Formal - Casual

During your Graduation portrait sitting, we will take 'traditional' photos, with the grad robe and sash in your school's colours; others may be 'contemporary' poses in formal (or casual) attire.

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Make Up

Natural is best

Thick and heavy foundation or cosmetics is not recommended. Natural is best for great photos. Use a bit of loose powder to remove shine and a bit of concealer to lighten up dark spots and cover blemishes.

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Hair

Avoid a bad hair day.

Different or new hairstyles are not the best for photo day. If you want to get a haircut, we recommend a trim so that you feel comfortable. Hair cuts should be booked one week before photo day. No hats please.

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Shaving

Keep it fresh

5 o'clock shadow can't be removed. Even light stubble is picked up by the camera. Please shave before your session. Cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any oiliness and to prevent shine.

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Props

Celebrate you

Celebrate who you are and bring any accessories that scream you. Items such as musical instruments, sports equipment are great props that will express the real you and help your photos stand out. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Contact us for more details. 

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Grad Gown

What to wear under

Do not wear anything that will detract from your face or neckline. A V-neck or scoop neck top works perfectly. For a suit and tie, wear a white or light-coloured dress shirt and a tie that works with the colours of your school's sash and gown.

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Clothing

  1. Neatly press and hang clothing for photos.

  2. Clothing changes are allowed, time permitting.

  3. Avoid white or light-coloured clothing.

  4. Solid, medium and dark colours look best on camera.

  5. Busy patterns, stripes or logos will be distracting.

What to bring

  1. A couple of changes of clothing that reflect your personality.

  2. Hair and makeup products (comb, hairspray, powder).

  3. General grooming supplies.

  4. Props and accessories.

 
 

GRAD PHOTO FAQ

How long does a typical photo session take?


Depending on the type of session you choose, they range from 12 to 20 minutes.




How long will it take to receive my order?


Average order preparation and mailing time is 3-4 weeks.




Will my finished portrait look just like my preview?


Finished enlargements and other printed products will be corrected for density and colour and cropped slightly (excess background removed). Online preview images are low-resolution and displayed for pose and expression only. Your finished prints will be sharp and vibrant.




What if I don't like my previews?


Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please contact your school to inquire about retake sessions or email us at grads@mountainwest.ca.




Do you do digital retouching?


Our photo-finishing experts digitally retouch each graduation portrait, softening fine lines, and removing facial blemishes and discolourations. Each finished portrait will be colour-corrected and balanced for a natural colour tone. As an added value, we will attempt to reduce glare from glasses for prints sized 5"x 7" or larger. We also provide more extensive retouching (e.g.: removing hair, shadows, under eye circles, wrinkles, etc...) for an extra charge. All pricing is available on our ordering website For custom retouching questions, chat with us or contact our Graduation Department at 604-433-0551 ext.126 or toll-free at 1-888-644-4494 ext.126.




How do I order after my photo session?


Your photographer will give you a unique login code on your photo day. Please visit myorder.mountainwest.ca 5-7 business after your session to view and order your photos.





CONVOCATION PHOTO FAQ

When should I book convocation photos?


Please check with your school as to the date and time of your ceremony. You are not required to book online unless specified by your school.




How do I order my photos?


Within two weeks following your appointment you will receive your login information via email, after which time you will be able to go online and order your photos.




How long will it take to view my photos?


Usually, login codes are distrubuted to students on the day of the ceremony. For any further information, please email grads@mountainwest.ca.




Will my finished portrait look just like my preview?


No. Previews are intended to show pose and expression only. Your previews are not retouched or colour balanced, but will guide you in visualizing the true beauty of your finished portraits.




Do you do digital retouching?


Our photo-finishing experts digitally retouch each graduation portrait, softening fine lines, and removing facial blemishes and discolourations. Each finished portrait will be colour-corrected and balanced for a natural colour tone. As an added value, we will attempt to reduce glare from glasses for prints sized 5"x 7" or larger. We also provide more extensive retouching (e.g.: removing hair, shadows, under eye circles, wrinkles, etc...) for an extra charge. For more information, please contact our Graduation Department at 604-433-0551 ext.126 or toll-free at 1-888-644-4494 ext.126.




Can I download my convocation photo digitally?


Yes, once you receive your login code you may download it digitally.