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Celebrate life's important milestones with treasured photos!

Our photography, products and services are some of the best in BC but are much more affordable than the competition.

Lower Mainland/

Vancouver Island

Photo Session Calendar

Northern B.C./

Okanagan

Photo Session Calendar

Our contemporary photography celebrates you and is a fun and memorable experience. We want your 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 packages available.

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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Mountain West Studios School Grad Photos Professional Headshots School day photos corporate photography British Columbia Alberta Services Convocation

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, 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 your favourite accessories. Items such as musical instruments, sports gear, etc... are great props that will make your photos shine! 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 Prep
Grad FAQ
  • What is a Student Data File?
    This is a file which is generated by your school administration software, and contains student information such as firstname, lastname, grade, division, and student#.
  • What is an ASCII file?
    An ASCII file is another name for a Student Data File (see above). It's a plain-text file, readable by all computer types and operating systems. It does not contain any formatting (ie. boldface, page breaks, etc.) except for carriage returns. "ASCII" (pronounced "ASS-key") stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
  • Who needs to do this?
    If you are requesting digital services, it is imperative that we receive information about your students in order for us to identify them. If we do not receive this information, we cannot produce digital services for your school.
  • When should we do this?
    We require your data file at least 10 days prior to your photo day. We appreciate that school administrators are extremely busy, particularly in the first weeks of school, but without this data we will not know the identities of the students and will not be able to produce the services that you have requested.
  • What if not all of the students have registered yet?
    If we receive a file with "most" of the students, we can work around it by manually adding those students on photo day. If we receive "no" information we cannot create any digital services.
  • What is a Student Data File?
    This is a file which is generated by your school administration software, and contains student information such as firstname, lastname, grade, division, and student#.
  • What is an ASCII file?
    An ASCII file is another name for a Student Data File (see above). It's a plain-text file, readable by all computer types and operating systems. It does not contain any formatting (ie. boldface, page breaks, etc.) except for carriage returns. "ASCII" (pronounced "ASS-key") stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
  • Who needs to do this?
    If you are requesting digital services, it is imperative that we receive information about your students in order for us to identify them. If we do not receive this information, we cannot produce digital services for your school.
  • When should we do this?
    We require your data file at least 10 days prior to your photo day. We appreciate that school administrators are extremely busy, particularly in the first weeks of school, but without this data we will not know the identities of the students and will not be able to produce the services that you have requested.
  • What if not all of the students have registered yet?
    If we receive a file with "most" of the students, we can work around it by manually adding those students on photo day. If we receive "no" information we cannot create any digital services.
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