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Lifetouch Photography Sessions

Lifetouch Photography will be on the Nanaimo campus March 7 - 25, 2022 to take graduation portraits for interested graduates. Appointments must be booked in advance through Appointment Plus.

Go to the Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch Appointment Plus booking system and select a session type, then choose an available appointment date and time. Please note that they may not open all appointment dates at first; more will open once the earlier sessions fill up.

Photography sessions will be held in Room 170 A/B in Building 255 Centre for International Education. See campus map.

You will need to bring $25 cash or cheque (payable to Lifetouch Photography) to your appointment to pay for the session. Prints are ordered later.

Suggested attire for the formal portraits is a shirt and tie or V-neck or scoop neck top.

Lifetouch will supply the proper regalia (cap, gown, etc.) for your program, for the photo. If graduates are bringing a change of outfits please limit it to one change.

See VIU Graduation Hood Colors to find the color to match your degree, certificate or diploma.

Lifetouch COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Vancouver Island University has worked closely with Lifetouch to ensure COVID-19 health and safety protocols meet the current standards as defined by the Provincial Health Guidelines.

To keep everyone as safe as possible, Lifetouch has implemented numerous safety protocols.  Photographers will wear masks the entire time and your photo session will be completely contactless.   

  • At this time, Lifetouch will not be including pets, friends or family members in portrait sittings. Please come to your photo session by yourself.
  • Photographers will be wearing masks at all times and customers are expected to wear a mask until they enter the designated photos session area.
  • Grad gowns and caps are steam-cleaned after each use, then returned to a separate rack for disinfecting after each session.
  • The use of props provided by Lifetouch is voluntary. We have implemented safety protocols for sanitizing props or will provide one time use props for each sitting.  Graduates may bring appropriate props to be included in their sitting.

Lifetouch Picture Day Safety Video