University of Guelph Grad Photos & Class Composites

Official University of Guelph photographer since 1995

Effective Wednesday, March 18 the on-campus graduation studio will be closed. All booked appointments have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a time that makes sense given the evolving situation around COVID-19.

Session Details

Your $50 sit fee includes:

Part One: Traditional graduation photos (indoor) – “Parent Pleasers”

  • 4 backgrounds, variety of poses
  • Cap and gown portraits, complete with props like flowers and diplomas
  • One headshot will be used for the official class composite

Part Two: University of Guelph outdoor session (optional) – “Iconic”

  • Have your photos taken outdoors in a variety of poses at locations all around campus

FREE Class Composite

Other Session Options


This mini photo session provides you with the essentials: 10-12 cap-and-gown photos taken at our indoor, on-campus studio. Your portrait will be featured on your graduating class composite, which will be hung in the halls of the university for years to come. You will also receive a free 11×14 copy of your composite.

Start your career off by putting your best face forward. Make a good impression on employers with a professional headshot on your LinkedIn or business cards. This session is available to all students.

Group Pictures

The friends we make in university are the ones that last a lifetime. Make your grad photo shoot a truly memorable experience by including some of your best friends.

  • Anderson-Coats is happy to add group photos to your individual photo session
  • Any students who have already paid for their portrait session may jump in for free; otherwise, we charge a $10 fee per jump-in, payable at the camera
  • Feel free to bring your friends, parents, or even pets as jump-ins

What is a “jump-in”? A jump-in is someone who did not pay for their own portrait session, but would like to jump in to a friend’s photo session for some group pictures.

How to book a group appointment

  • Each student needs to book their own appointment using the tool below if they will require a gown and sash
  • Select a date and time available for your group size

For groups over 6, please contact the studio to schedule an appointment. Otherwise, please use the booking tool at the bottom of this page.

Book your appointment online

  • Click the button below and enter code UOU
  • Select an available date and time
  • Include any jump-ins in the note section and whether they require a gown and sash.
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