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Faqs during covid-19
Do I need to fill out a self-assessment before coming to your studio?
Yes. In light of the new health orders
to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we are now asking all staff, students and accompanying parents or guardians to complete a self-assessment before they come to our studio.
What measures are you taking to ensure that it is safe to come to your studio?
Do I need to do anything different to prepare for my grad session?
Yes. We have strict requirements for coming to our studio. If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 or traveled outside of BC within the last 14 days, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
To read more about what to expect at upcoming sessions, please visit our blog here: https://www.blog.artona.com/post/safety-at-our-studios
What safety measures are you going to take at photo day?
Are you still taking school photos this year?
Yes! The impact of Covid-19 has reminded us of something we've known all along — school photos matter. To see when we are taking photos at your school, search your school's name here
. If you don't see this year's date, please let us know
Booking for grad 2021
How do high school graduation portrait sessions work?
Getting your grad photos with Artona has a lot of perks. Not only do you get a personalized and professional 30 minute portrait session, you also get to be included in the yearbook and wall composite at your school.
For high school graduation portrait sessions, we don't charge a sitting fee — all you pay is a $60 deposit. This can be applied toward your order later on like a credit, or refunded if you choose not to order. You can pay the deposit when you arrive for your session by cash, debit or credit.
During your portrait session, you get to take photos in four different rooms with lots of background options and up to 16 different looks. You can also take a family photo (parents or guardians only) and bring a small prop to be photographed with.
We reserve sessions for each school at our studios throughout the school year. To see your school's dates and book an appointment, click here
How can I book an appointment?
We reserve dates for each school to make sure all students are photographed in time for the yearbook. To search your school's dates and book an appointment, search for your school here: https://artona.com/schools/book
How can I reschedule my appointment?
Appointments are limited due to our reduced capacity with Covid-19. If you need to reschedule, we kindly ask you do it more than 24 hours in advance so another student can take your spot. To reschedule your appointment, click here
Are you offering group sessions?
We are working on finding a way to offer group sessions that are safe. To get on our mailing list, please fill out this form
. We'll be in touch once group sessions are available to book!
Do you offer sensory friendly grad portrait sessions?
I don't see any dates or times available for my school. How can I book?
We might not have the sessions available to book yet. Please fill out this form
and we will be in touch when they are open!
Ordering graduation photos
What is enhanced retouching?
Enhanced retouching removes blemishes, darkness under the eyes and flyaway hairs. If you are looking to remove braces or whiten teeth, please select this as an additional service for each pose.
Receiving graduation photos
There was a problem with my order. How can I get it fixed?
If you received the wrong order, or if your order was damaged, please send an email to email@example.com with the following details:
- Customer ID
- Description of what happened
- Your address and phone number
- Photo of proof of damage (if applicable)
Once we receive this, we will be in touch with the next steps on making things right.
Satisfaction guarantee, order cancellation/change & return policy
What is your return policy?
1. Digital Download Products are final sale, as they contain full copyright release. No refunds, exchanges or store credit will be given.
2. All images can be viewed prior to purchase, are copyright protected and of a personal nature, therefore all photographs purchased are not eligible for refund, exchange or store credit.
3. Custom Souvenir Frames cannot be returned for refund, exchange or store credit.
4. Frames which are included with Artona Art Pieces purchased, cannot be returned for refund, exchange or store credit
5. Frames purchased as “add-ons” (without images included) may be returned, within 30 days of order shipment, in original packaging, for exchange only.
What is your order change or cancellation policy?
Please understand, once your order is placed and
confirmation received, it begins many automated and custom stages. To cancel or change it, requires manual
intervention, therefore a fee will be charged.
To avoid this fee – simply contact us prior to placing your order,
with any questions you may have.
What is your satisfaction guarantee?
Thank you for allowing us to photograph
you. Your satisfaction with the “Artona Experience”
is our #1 priority. We guarantee to work with you to capture images and produce
products you will cherish for years to come. We are happy to discuss your expectations and
work with you to meet them.
School day photos
When can I expect my school day order?
We are currently shipping school day orders within 4 weeks. If you ordered before our holiday cutoff on November 18th, you will receive your order before December 24th. If you ordered after November 18th, we can not guarantee holiday delivery due to the high volume of orders we are processing, as well as possible delays with Canada Post.
If you are looking to order school photos for the holidays, we recommend purchasing the digital download. You will receive it right away and can have it printed anywhere you like. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team here
What safety measures are you going to take at photo day?
I am not attending school in person but I still want my school photo. What can I do?
Please fill out this form
. We will be in touch to let you know what we can do!
How can I order school photos?
Please log in here
using your student number and birth date. (For example, if your student number is 12345 and your birth date is April 4th, your online code would be 1234504. If you were born on June 26th, your online code would be 1234526).
What is my online code or keyword?
To access your school day photo, please enter your student number and birth date here
. (For example, if you were born on April 4th and your student number is 12345, your online code would be 1234504. If you were born on June 26th, your online code would be 1234526)
If you have any trouble accessing your account, please let us know
When is photo day at my school?
We are still confirming picture days with all our schools. To see when we are coming to you, search your school's name here
, then select School Day. If you don't see this year's dates, let us know
When will my school photo be online?
Your school photos will be available to view and order here
within 48 hours of the time they were taken.
Do you sell Zaino Products?
Yes, Artona sells Zaino products! Please contact Michael at 604-723-6944 or firstname.lastname@example.org or simply come to our studio at 353 West 7 Avenue in Vancouver. All products are at the front counter for purchase and pickup, with the same prices reflected here.
Preparing for your graduation portrait session
What do I need to bring to my grad session?
There are a few things to do to prepare. To read about what to bring to your grad session, check out our blog here
Can I bring a prop?
Yes! As long as it can fit in a 55 cm x 39 cm container, you can bring it. We will be sanitizing all prop containers after each use and will have extra sanitizing supplies available. We can’t wait to photograph you and your treasures!
Can I bring friends or family to my grad session?
Unfortunately, we are not allowing friendship or family photos at this time due to Covid-19. We know how important these photos are and would love to have you back when things are safer. If you're interested in either group or family photos, please get on our mailing list
. We will be in touch when these sessions are up and running!
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