Graduation sessions take place all year round. They can be scheduled after your final exams and end of the school term. They can also be scheduled after convocation and Bar exams.
( Note on class photo: In order to be on the class photo, you must have your class headshot taken at Portraits Now prior to their deadline )
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
(And if you’re in a rush, the prices are at the very bottom)
1. How do I book an appointment?
Contact us directly letting us know what days and times work best for you. We can be reached by phone at 613-869-6775 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can additionally contact us through the form you can find on our Contact Page.
We adjust to individual needs of our clients, so we book appointments all days of the week (Monday to Sunday) at all hours of the day, including evenings.
2. Where is the studio located?
The studio is located at 179 Murray Street, Studio E (upstairs), inside of the famous Rectory Art House.
The front door of the building is often locked. On your left hand side you will find large doorbells. Ring “Neon Lilith Photography” and someone will come greet you and take you up to the studio.
NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY: The studio has stairs and is thus not wheelchair accessible. For anyone unable to access our studio, a location can be arranged in a fully accessible environment. We apologize for any inconvenience.
3. What should I wear to the session?
A plain t-shirt usually works best. You will be provided with a court style button up shirt to go over your t-shirt. Majority of your outfit will be covered up by the gown, and on most people it is down to mid calf. Your portrait session will generally include photos from waist up, unless you request a full body shot.
Notes on makeup: Please do not put makeup on your neck. The collar of the court style shirt buttons all the way up your neck and your makeup will seep into the shirt giving it an orange rim that will show up on your photographs. If your session is at the studio, we will be using flash photography, so a matte finish is recommended. Avoid HD Powder as it will cause flashback.
4. How long does the session take?
When you receive your booking confirmation for a studio session, it will display your time slot as 1 hour, though most appointments take 25-30 minutes from the time you arrive to the time you leave, with estimated 20 minutes in front of the camera.
We schedule appointments as 1 hour long time slots in order to let us accommodate you better and so that you are never rushed. We want to give you the chance to check your hair or makeup and do touch ups if you find they’re necessary. Sessions with friends or family take a little longer as group photos are taken in addition to your individual portraits. In the event that you are a few minutes late, we can hold your appointment so that you don’t miss your session. Lastly, once we have taken all of your photographs, we will go over the ordering process for your photos. This extra time gives us the chance to answer any questions you might have.
5. I would like my session outside rather than in the studio. Is that possible?
Yes! If you would like a more personalized session, it is an option. Whether you would like the photos around campus, in a park, or in your favourite bar, for additional $20 we can make it to your location (some conditions apply, of course). Contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. Additionally, split sessions, half in studio, half on location, are also possible for $30 charge and can be done on the same day or on separate days.
If you wish to have your session outdoors or on location, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can make all necessary arrangements.
6. Can I bring family/friends/pets or props to my photo session?
Of course! If you are planning on bringing friends or family please let us know at the time of the booking so we can set up accordingly. If you're bringing friends who are also in the JD Law program, we have a limited amount of gowns, so check in with us to make sure we can accommodate.
We encourage bringing props to make your session more personalized. Whether it's your own textbook or a glass and a bottle of wine that helped you get through Legal Writing or Evidence class, we will be happy to photograph you with it.
If you are bringing in pets, let us know in advance so we can prepare accordingly. We do request that you disclose to us if your pet has a history of aggressive behaviour.
7. Where can I view the photos after the session?
After your session, you will be given a unique link for you to follow and share with friends and family. Your sample photos will be available online for preview within 24 hours from your shoot. The sample photos will not be retouched, and will be watermarked. Once you have made your selection, the photos will be retouched and can be cropped to your liking.
8. What is the sitting fee?
There are no sitting fees the day of your photoshoot. You only pay for the finished package of your choice which has all the fees included.
PRICES AND PACKAGE OPTIONS
The more images you buy, the cheaper it gets per print/digital file. The packages below were made by us to make ordering easier for you and with cost effectiveness in mind. If they don’t quite match what you are looking for, treat them like helpful suggestions as some modifications can be made while keeping the price the same or for a minimal fee. Add-ons are also available.
If none of these packages are what you are looking for, simply contact us and we will create your package for you. Give us a list of images, their format (print or digital), and print size (for prints, your digitals will all be in high res) that you are looking for and we will follow up with a quote.