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High School Graduation Portrait Checklist

High school graduation portraits resurface for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, time travel still doesn’t exist. We’re here to make sure you’re prepared for the big day. Some things you might have missed:
Get your friends involved Make your high school memories last by getting portraits with the people who were by your side for some of the most memorable years of your life. 
Preparing for your portraits can be expensive. Many of you will invest time and money into getting your hair and makeup done, you may possibly take an afternoon off work or away from practice for your portrait session. It’s important to be smart when scheduling your portrait session to get the most out of it.

Do yourself a favour and coordinate your portrait session time with your friends. If everyone gets their portrait session done on the same day, you can join each other for a friendship shot (one pose of 3 people) or go for coffee or dinner afterwards. While we’re on the topic, don’t forget to take your outf…

Out with the old and in with the new

Family portraits can be a great way to capture memories over the years as children grow up and families expand. We’ve all seen the typical family portrait where everyone is wearing their Sunday best. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but if you're willing to switch it up, we’ve got some fun ideas for you to consider. Below is a collection of some of the most popular themes we have come across for family portraits, plus some creative ideas of our own.

Be monochromatic You can’t go wrong with having everyone dress in all white or all black. It makes a statement every time and brings the focus in on the family. Monochromatic themes are very elegant and clean. They can make any portrait feel more modern. Try experimenting with different colours, keeping in mind where you’ll be displaying the portrait. For example, if your home has red accents why not have outfits in different shades of red? The portrait will complement your home and stand out all at the same time. A spin on …

Getting to Artona for your Session

The day of your portrait session, please make sure you arrive between 15 to 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will give us plenty of time to get acquainted and register you. We also need a little time to prepare before each session.
Late? If you arrive late, we won’t be able to honour the same time slot. We will try our best to squeeze you in if there is availability that day. Keep in mind – everyone wants their portrait sessions around the same time, so we do get quite busy.
Location? Sure thing! Our studio is located at 353 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver. We are located on the east corner of Yukon Street. Please check your confirmation email to ensure you know the exact location of your appointment (not all appointments are scheduled at our Vancouver studio).
If you need specific directions, just visit Google Maps and you can get directions via bus, train or car!