The More We Get Together: All About Group Sessions



Have a lot of friends? Want a photo with just your significant other? Play a sport and need a team photo? We're here to help! Our group sessions are the perfect mini session for groups of all sizes. Here's what you need to know:

Who can come: Anyone who wants a mini session with 2-15 people — you don't even have to be a student! If you happen to have more than 15 people, just let us know and we'll book you an extra long spot. Please note that group sessions at our mobile studio have a maximum of 8 people due to limited space.

Cost: $20 per person for one high-res download or $25 per person for four high-res downloads for the group. You can pay by cash, debit or credit.

Location: Group sessions are available at our studio at 353 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We also do on-location group sessions at different schools throughout the year. Click here to search your school's page and see if we are coming to you.

How it works: Once you arrive at our studio,  you and your friends will sign in. Please come at least 15 minutes early to allow enough time. The group session itself is about 10 minutes and you'll take at least 4 unique poses, depending on the size of your group.

How to get the photos: Once the photos are taken, we will send login details to the person who booked the appointment   we call them the group leader. The photos will be available to view within just a few days. It's up to the group leader to send the login details to the rest of the group. If you decide to order more photos later on, we have lots of print and digital packages available.


How to book: If you're a student at one of the schools we photograph, you can book here. If not, please get in touch with our customer service team here to make an appointment. You are welcome to book multiple appointments.

What to bring: You can definitely bring props, such as signs, trophies or even your favourite food. The general rule is if you wouldn't bring it to school, please don't bring it to our studio! We also have some props available for you to use, too.

The fine print: Each group member must be in all the photos. That means you won't be able to take different photos with different people in one appointment. All group sessions are final sale and digital images are non-refundable, transferrable or returnable. Digital download selections are final and can not be changed. It is up to the group leader to make sure the correct images are selected for the group.

We hope to see you and your crew in our studio soon! If you have any questions, feel free to leave us a comment below or get in touch with us here.



All about Grad Photos at Capilano University

Preparing for graduation is such an exciting time. All those papers, exams and late nights have led to this point and now, it's almost time to cross the stage. There are a lot of things to do to prepare, including taking your grad photos so you make it on the school composite. We'll be doing sessions at your school later this month, so you don't even have to come to our main studio! Here's everything you need to know about getting your grad photos with Artona:


Date: November 25 and 26, 2019

Location: LB 145

Cost: $60 deposit + $15 sitting fee.  You can pay by cash, debit or credit.

About the session: We take a mix of traditional cap and gown photos with two of our classic backgrounds, as well as some casual photos in your own outfit. You can also take a friendship or family photo and we will even have some props for you to use.

How to order: Once your photos are taken, we'll send you access to a private online gallery on our website within 3-5 days. This is where you can view your photos and create a custom order  we sell both digital and printed image packages, individual sheets and custom collages.

About the deposit: You can apply the $60 deposit toward your order like a credit. The $15 sitting fee is collected for student services. If you decide not to order, we will refund your deposit within 30 days. To read more about our refund policy, please visit our website here.

This sounds great! How do I book? To make an appointment, please click here. If you aren't able to make it on these dates, you can always book a session at our studio in Vancouver by getting in touch with our customer service team here

Congratulations graduate! We can't wait to see you on campus. 

What to Expect at Convocation - University of Saskatchewan


Photo by the University of Saskatchewan
The time has finally come to officially graduate! You've waited four (or more) years for this big moment and we can't wait to capture it for you. Here's what you can expect from us at the fall convocation:

We take two photos during the ceremony one photo on-stage and another off-stage, proudly displaying your degree!

Date: November 13, 2019

Cost: No sitting fee required

How to register: No need to register — we will photograph everyone who crosses the stage. You can opt-in to receive emails from us with student services.

How to order: About a week after the ceremony, we'll send a link to your USask email address with access to your online gallery on our website. We sell both digital and printed images, with most orders ranging between $50-$150.

Congratulations graduate! We can't wait to see you on the big day.

Additional information:


What to Expect at Convocation - University of Calgary


The time has finally come to officially graduate! You've waited four (or more) years for this big moment and we can't wait to capture it for you. Here's what you can expect from us at convocation on November 15, 2019:

1. We take two photos during the ceremony

The first photo we take is on-stage right after you receive your degree (finally!) and shake the Dean's hand. After you cross the stage, we'll snap a quick photo off-stage:
Cost: No sitting fee required

How to register: No need to register. You may opt-in to receive emails from us with student services.

How to order: After convocation, we'll send information to your student email address on how to access your online gallery and create your order. We sell both digital and printed images and most orders range between $50-$150.

2. Want more photos? You can sign up to do a mini session called "4-Pose"

These sessions are just like our full portrait sessions but without the casual shots. You'll take four unique poses in your cap and gown with two of our classic backgrounds. You can even take a photo with your family or friends. Students love this option, since everyone will be together to celebrate!

Cost: $60 deposit + $15 sitting fee to support student services. Please note only credit card payments will be accepted.

Where to find us: We will be doing 4-pose sessions at the Oval Observation Deck before and after each ceremony.

How to register: There's no need to make an appointment students can register on the day of convocation on a first come, first served basis. Sessions will stop 30 minutes before each ceremony and resume after the ceremony finishes. Once you register, we'll hold your spot.

How to order: After your 4 pose session, you'll have access to a private online gallery so you can create your order and apply the $60 deposit like a credit. We sell both digital and printed images and most orders range between $50-$150.
Can't make it on the day of convocation? No problem! We will be doing individual portrait sessions at your school from November 16 - December 4, 2019. The cost is the same as a 4-pose session but you get more time with our photographers and more photos, including casual shots. To book an appointment, please click here.

Congratulations graduate! We can't wait to see you on the big day.


Additional information:
https://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/graduation/convocation/convocation-dates
https://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/graduation/photography-memorabilia


What to Expect at Convocation - Trinity Western University


The time has finally come to officially graduate! You've waited four (or more) years for this big moment and we can't wait to capture it for you. Here's what you can expect from us at convocation on November 2, 2019:

1. We take two photos during the ceremony

We'll snap one photo on-stage and another off-stage, proudly displaying your degree!
Cost: No sitting fee required

How to register: No need to register. We will send your previews to the email and home address you have provided to the school.

How to order: After convocation, we'll send a link to access your online gallery within about a week. We sell both digital and printed images, with most orders ranging between $50-$150.

2. Want more photos? You can book an individual portrait session with us on campus

These sessions are just like what we do at our main studio but on location. You'll take a mix of traditional cap and gown photos, with the option to take casual photos too. You can even take a photo with your family or friends!

Cost: $60 deposit + $15 sitting fee to support student services. You can pay by cash, debit or credit.

Where to find us: Skidmore Hall Residence Lounge at the Langley campus


How to register: You can book an appointment on our website here

How to order: After your session, you'll have access to a private online gallery so you can create an order and apply the $60 deposit like a credit. We sell both digital and printed images, with most orders ranging between $50-$150.

Congratulations graduate! We can't wait to see you on the big day.


What to Expect at Convocation - University of Victoria


Photo by the University of Victoria

The time has finally come to officially graduate! You've waited four (or more) years for this big moment and we can't wait to capture it for you. Here's what you can expect from us at convocation in November 2019:

1. We take two photos during the ceremony

We'll snap two photos on-stage:
Cost: No sitting fee required

How to register: No need to register. We'll send your previews to the email and home address you used when registering for the ceremony.

How to order: After convocation, we'll send information to your student email address on how to access your online gallery and create an order. We sell both digital and printed images and most orders cost between $50-$150.

2. Want more photos? You can sign up to do a mini session called "4-Pose"

These sessions are just like our full portrait sessions but without the casual shots. You'll take 4 unique poses in your cap and gown with one of our classic backgrounds. You can even take a photo with family or friends. Students love this option, since everyone will be together for the ceremony anyway!

Cost: $60 deposit + $15 sitting fee to support student services. You can pay by cash, debit or credit.

Where to find us: Before and after each ceremony in the Welcome Centre

How to register: There's no need to make an appointment students can register on the day of convocation on a first come, first served basis. Once you register, we'll hold your spot.

How to order: After your 4 pose session, you'll have access to a private online gallery so you can create your order and apply the $60 deposit like a credit. We sell both digital and printed images and most orders are between $50-$150.
Can't make it on the day of convocation? You can always book a session at our studio in Vancouver. Everything is the same as the sessions we do at the school, including the cost. To make an appointment, please click here.

Congratulations graduate! We can't wait to see you on the big day.


Additional information:
https://www.uvic.ca/ceremonies/convocation/


What to Expect at Convocation - Vancouver Community College


The time has come to officially graduate! You've waited years for this big moment and we can't wait to capture it for you. Here's what you can expect from us at your convocation ceremony on November 7, 2019:

1. We take two photos during the ceremony

We take one photo on-stage right after you receive your degree, and one photo off-stage:

Cost: No sitting fee required

How to register: No need to register. You opt-in to receive emails from us when registering for convocation.

How to order: After convocation, we'll send information to your student email address on how to access your online gallery and create your order. We sell both digital and printed images and most orders start cost between $50-$150.

2. Want more photos? You can sign up to do a mini session called "4 Pose"

These sessions are similar to what we offer in our studios but on location. You'll take 4 unique poses in your cap and gown with two of our classic backgrounds. You can even take a friendship or family photo, too!

Cost: $60 deposit. You can pay by cash, debit or credit.

Where to find us: Main lobby in front of the library before and after the ceremony

How to register: There's no need to make an appointment - students can register on the day of convocation on a first come, first served basis. Once you register, we'll hold your spot for after the ceremony.

How to order: After your session, you'll have access to a private online gallery so you can create an order and apply the $60 deposit like a credit. We sell both digital and printed images, with most orders ranging between $50-$150.
Can't make it on the day of convocation? No problem! You can book a full session at our studio in Vancouver by clicking here.

Congratulations graduate! We can't wait to see you on the big day.

More information: https://www.vcc.ca/services/current-students/convocation/