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What to Wear for Grad Photos

We get a lot of questions about what to wear for Grad photos, so we’ve put together this list of suggestions and outfit ideas to get you inspired. Please know that no matter what you choose to wear, you and your academic achievements are what matters. You’ve worked really hard for this moment and you should be proud of it. That’s what Grad photos are intended to capture. Buying an “Artona Dress” might be an option for some, but it’s not a necessity. Your outfit doesn’t have to be trendy or brand new — just wear something that reflects who you are.

That being said, since Graduation is such an important milestone, it is a good idea to dress up a bit. It really is up to you how fancy you want to be, but keep in mind that this is a formal occasion.

For your individual session, don't worry about bringing the cap and gown — we have you covered. The only thing to keep in mind is the V neckline. Wearing a collared shirt or a high neckline will show when wearing the gown. If you don't w…

#2018 Grads! Have you booked yet?

Now that we are settling in to the new school year, you're probably starting to prepare for graduation. This includes taking your grad photos!
Here’s how to book an appointment with Artona:
Go Indicate what school you are from It will ask what event you are looking for, click “Graduation” This will bring up the information for your school’s graduation portrait sessions. Click “Book this Sitting” under Individual Photo Session to reserve your spot. You will need your student number(Note: If you are looking to book a group photo, please book under Group Photo Session. Not sure what the difference is? Click here) Once you’ve entered all your information, you can select an appointment time You will receive an email to confirm your booking. Now all you have to do is pick out an outfit!
Don’t see a date or time that works for you? Let us knowand we will do our best to accommodate you.

Not sure what to wear or what to bring? Check out this recent post for some ideas.

Still not sur…

Thankful at Thanksgiving

A Gratitude Guide for Students
Being a student isn’t easy. The workload, the pressure to do well, the need to keep up — it’s a lot to manage. There really isn’t much time to pause and reflect on why you’re doing it all in the first place. With pumpkin spice in the air and midterms looming, Thanksgiving is a welcomed break. A chance to reconnect with family and friends and some extra time to catch up on those readings. A moment to catch your breath, if only over the long weekend. It’s also a great time to be thankful for how far you’ve come and for all the stepping stones to your success.
Think about a teacher who really made a difference in your life. Consider the various opportunities that have led you to where you are today. Remember that really awesome grade you got on that project and how good it made you feel. Think about what you’ve learned inside and outside the classroom, and how you can use your knowledge and skills to help others. In addition to celebrating your wins, this is …

Join Our Team!

As British Columbia's premier destination for graduation, school, family, and corporate portraits. Our company is growing and we are looking for outgoing, positive and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as a Customer Service Representative. Customer service is often the first point of contact between a client and a company. How individuals perceive a business is related to the service they receive and their overall experience. Duties include but are not limited to: Enhancing customer experience by communicating and problem solving with clients in-person, by phone, on social media, and by emailDriving inside sales by understanding customer needs and matching with our productsAdministrative tasks such as maintaining detailed customer records and processing orders The ideal candidate should be a reliable team player who possesses the following: Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced and high volume environmentProfessional communication etiquetteAbility to work with minimum…

The 411 on retakes

If you’ve received your preview package in the mail and you’re not happy – don’t worry! Maybe you made the wrong outfit choice or you wish you had worn your hair differently. Don’t fret, retakes are always an option at Artona.
We can retake individual portraits, group sessions, grad portraits or any other portrait session we offer.
After your retake session, the new images will be uploaded online within 5-7 business days. With your online account, you will be able to view both your original and retake images. 
To arrange a retake simple call Artona at (604) 872-7272 and have all of your school and personal information prepared.Retake Fees do apply.
If you have any questions pleasecontact us at, (604) 872-7272 or @artona on Twitter and @ArtonaGroup on Facebook with any questions.

Benefits of taking on an Internship

Whether you have just graduated and are entering the professional work force or you are student trying to determine the best use of your summer, the thought of an internship may have crossed your mind.
Internships are always a hard decision because it is so easy to feel as though you are being taken advantage of or wasting your time and that can leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Internships are great for many reasons and are often a much better choice than taking an irrelevant, poorly paying job if you are a new grad.
They help you build experience This is a given, this is why we all consider taking an internship. It is a great way to build experience in an industry and gain some credibility so that you can have something to put on your resume when you are applying for jobs.
Make connections Although experience is important that’s not all that internships are about. Internships are an opportunity to build a personal network. If you choose to take on an internship we’re not saying you sho…