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An overview of cap & gown portraits at grad fairs

Each year, GradImages takes cap & gown pictures at hundreds of events across North America. If you’re a graduating senior who will be attending your school’s upcoming grad fair, here’s what you can expect in the way of our portrait services.

50318604-00201-0045No Appointments Needed

Appointments for cap & gown portraits taken by GradImages are not necessary. Feel free come at your convenience anytime during the grad fair.  Earlier is usually better, as lines can be longer towards the end of the event.

Clothing and Regalia

Simply arrive in your everyday clothing. We’ll provide a cap & gown for you to use during your portrait session, as well as any regalia for the various degree programs and accolades at your school.

Changing rooms are not necessary, because our graduation gowns simply fit on top of your existing clothing. For women, it’s best to wear a shirt with a slight V-neck. For men, an easy-on, easy-off white button-down shirt and black tie is provided, which also slides on top of your clothes.

No Sitting Fee and No Obligation

It does not cost anything to simply have our professional photographer take your pictures at the grad fair. Additionally, there is never a sales pitch, and you’re under no obligation to order. In fact, orders are not accepted at the actual event. If you like your cap & gown portraits and wish to purchase, you can do so online or by phone after the event.

At the Event

Upon arriving at the grad fair, you’ll first sign in with our photographer. Here you’ll provide your email and mailing address so we can deliver your proofs. (Your information will be kept private, and will not be shared or sold.)

Next, we’ll help you with the cap & gown. Our portrait photographers are great at making sure students are perfectly dressed for these types of portraits. Hair and makeup mirrors will also be available for you to use.

Once ready, we’ll take a short series of portraits, both with and without a diploma cover, when available, and props if the graduate is interested.  Here's a video overview of the experience:


After Portraits are Taken

Instructions for viewing cap & gown proofs online will be emailed to the address you provided at sign-in, and will come from Paper proofs will be mailed to your home address.

You can also find your images online at 2-3 days after the grad fair. If you have any trouble finding your proofs, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service department.

Available Products

GradImages is pleased to offer a wide variety of professional prints, digital downloads, and specialty products to fit any budget. Product offerings for your institution are displayed while viewing your proofs online, and are also shown on the paper proof card mailed to your home.

For Questions

If you have any questions about cap & gown portraits at your school’s upcoming career fair, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you at the grad fair!

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