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Calgary grad photos

June 19, 2020

Calgary graduate on Stephen Avenue captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

A big congratulations to all of the graduating students out there. You did it! Back in January, I’m sure you had big plans that involved gowns, limos and celebrations with friends.  No doubt COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into your plans but here’s a few tips for making your graduation memorable.

Book Calgary grad photos

Don’t let this important milestone go by without capturing it on camera. I offer packages for graduates and their families that include up to 1.5 hrs of photography and the high resolution images uploaded to an online gallery.  

Graduate in her grad dress on Stephen Avenue captured by Tara Whittaker Photographygraduate poses with a blossoming tree captured by Tara Whittaker Photographygraduate tosses her cap captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Wear a cap & gown

Be sure to get some photographs with your cap and gown.  This is one of those times where you simply MUST throw your cap up in the air, even if it’s not surrounded by all of your peers. Pre-COVID, this was typically arranged by your school but some of my grads are arranging their own caps and gowns through Canadian Caps & Gowns.

Graduate wearing her cap and gown captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Let’s see your grad outfit

You spent all of that time and money picking out the perfect grad outfit, let’s be sure to capture it.  In Calgary, the Peace Bridge is a popular spot for grads but I’m happy to make other location recommendations as well.

graduate on the peace bridge in Calgary captured by Tara Whittaker PhtoographyCalgary graduate wearing her halter-style dress captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Make your Mom happy

She’s usually the person behind the camera so be sure to get photos with your family at this important time.  We’ll be sure to be mindful of social distancing requirements and guidelines for group gatherings.

grad and her mom pose for photos on Stephen Avenue captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Make it special

I’ve seen so many fun ideas for planning a noteworthy graduation party.  Check out a few online resources including Martha Stewart, for ideas on adding a little pomp and circumstance to the day. How cute is this grad with her balloon bouquet?

graduate carrying pink balloons on the way to her grad captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

I’d love to chat with you about options for your graduate.  Give me a shout!

Here’s a family portrait session at Sandy Beach, if you’d like to see.

Calgary grad photos captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker

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