February 15, 2017 Artona 0 Comments

High school grad photos: deposits, no sitting fees

We often get asked why we collect a deposit when you book a session. The answer is simple: it’s more of a guarantee for your session and is 100% refundable.

We believe that you’ll love your photos so we don’t need to charge a sitting fee.

Different from the other guys

At Artona, we don’t believe in charging you to come get your photos taken. Many other photography studios will charge a sitting fee – this only covers you coming through the doors and getting your pictures taken.  This does not include any orders you might want after the fact. So if you decide to order photos or specialty products, you’d pay an additional fee later.

Using the deposit as credit

What you do pay is a refundable deposit. A $60 deposit per session guarantees your time with us.  And if you decide not to order any photos, you can request a refund on your deposit within 30 days of your session. It’s that simple.  However, if you choose to order any photos, you can apply your $60 deposit towards any package you order within 90 days of your photo session. Think of it as a credit at this point.

If you decide to order photos, you can order them online. A $60 coupon code will be automatically applied to your order at checkout. You will also find a coupon code in your preview booklet and in your confirmation email when you register.

To learn more about our deposit structure visit our FAQ page here

Or, to get in touch with us directly for any questions or more information email us at or call us at (604) 872- 7272