Graduation Portrait Booking and Rate Information

Select your date and time

Most sittings require a 30 minute appointment.

Do you require a longer appointment?

Book a 45 minute session only if:

  • You are a graduating nurse who wishes to be photographed in scrubs and gown.
  • Your hair is longer than shoulder-length.
  • You would like photographs in two looks (glasses on/off, double major with two different hoods).
  • High school graduation portraits

Please register with an email address you check regularly and will be in use after graduation.

What to Expect:

Appointment times generally run from about 20-40 minutes. It’s best to show up right on time to avoid running into another person’s appointment. I move you through four physical orientations and within each of those, three or four facial expressions. All the expressions generated are natural, and all the direction you need is provided. After the shoot, I review the images on the back of my camera with you. There’s always an opportunity to re-shoot a sequence on the spot to make any changes you want.

Proofs are usually emailed to you within 48 hours after the shoot. The images have a screen sized resolution, are watermarked and are not yet re-touched. Once the image or images are selected and ordered, we’ll send the printable, high-resolution version of the image or images off to our graphic designers for professional retouching. Retouched images are ready within three weeks. A screen resolution version of that image, without any watermark is sent to you to review and if you wish, share on social media. The printable resolution of the image is sent to the dedicated printers and is usually ready for shipping withing three to six weeks. There are no additional charges for retouching.

Basic professional retouching is applied to all the images that have been ordered. Basic retouching includes: gentle skin smoothing and blemish removal, fly-away hair removal, (sometimes) teeth whitening. Any other retouching can be done free of charge once it’s been specifically requested. This can include braces removal (when possible), glasses glare removal (when necessary), scar removal, etc..

We do provide the gown and hoods for all STFX undergraduate hoods. All other schools and high schools can rent the gown/hood from their school and I’ll waive the sitting fee to help cover the expense.

Traditionally, women wear a low collared shirt that won’t show at the top of the gown. It’s also recommended that make-up be applied lightly, especially foundation and concealer, as it can appear quite pronounced in high resolution photography. Traditionally men have been advised to wear a white collared shirt and a (black) tie, and to be freshly shaven, or otherwise well groomed.

If you need a reshoot, please advise by email that your gallery can be removed and book your next appointment as soon as possible to ensure appointment availability.

A missed appointment fee is $55 and the sitting fee is still required.  If you know you won’t be able to make the appointment, provide at least 12 hours notice to avoid the missed appointment fee.

Rate Information


Build your own portrait package by selecting from these four different types of units (sheets of images).


1 pose



2 poses



2 poses



3 poses



3 poses



3 poses and digital files



4 poses and digital files



Digital file added to package … $130
Digital file alone … $230
Each additional digital file … $55


11×14 … $167 without a package
… $73 with a package

16×24 … $223 without a package
… $157 with a package


16 X 24 …$343
20 x 30 …$ 477

Allow 2-6 weeks for your completed order.
Free screen-resolution file, free basic retouching
Basic Retouching: includes smoothing of clothing, skin and hair.
Specialty Retouching: includes dramatic changes to appearance.