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Unpacking the Value of Grad Photography: Why It's Worth Every Penny

Updated: Feb 26


Hey there, grads-to-be and proud parents!


We get it. Graduation season rolls around, and suddenly, everything seems to come with a price tag, especially those cherished grad photos. You might be wondering, "Why does grad photography seem so much pricier than regular school day photos?" Well, allow us to shed some light on the matter.


First things first, let's address the elephant in the room: the cost. We understand that at first glance, our grad pricing might raise an eyebrow or two. We're here to assure you that our prices are not just fair—they're competitive within the industry. Here's why.


When you invest in your grad photos, you're not just paying for a piece of paper with your face on it. You're investing in a whole experience. From the meticulously tailored caps and gowns that must be regularly cleaned and maintained, to the top-notch photography equipment and props (and keeping those props in top-notch condition), there's a lot that goes into capturing those picture-perfect moments.


On the big day itself, our team goes into overdrive. For graduation sessions, we bring in extra staff, including greeters and dressers, to ensure that everything runs smoothly. And let's not forget about the photographers—each grad gets quality time in front of the lens, with sessions lasting up to 30 minutes per student. That's a far cry from a typical school day session, where each student gets about a minute of camera time.


We capture a greater number of photos during grad sessions than we do for a typical school day and our team also spends additional time editing your graduation photos. Our photo editing and retouching teams dedicate extra time to carefully curate and enhance each graduation image to ensure it meets our high standards.


Now, let's talk talent. Our grad photographers aren't just your average shutterbugs. Our photography staff are seasoned professionals, with years of experience and training under their belts. We handpick only the best in the business because when it comes to capturing your most memorable moments, we believe in nothing but the best.


And what about those extra products that come with your sitting fee? From walk-across photos to elegant graduation folios with photo certificates and class group prints, we make sure you walk away with more than just a handful of photos.

So, there you have it—that's why grad photography might seem a tad pricier than your average school day snapshots. We hope this gives you a better understanding of the value you're getting with your grad photo experience here at Mountain West.


Still have questions or want to chat about our services? Send us an email at support@mountainwest.ca anytime. We're always here to help make your graduation memories ones to cherish forever.


Cheers to the graduating class of 2024! 🎓





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