Professional Graduation Photography close to Belfast City Centre

No need to bring your own gown! Gowns included for Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University, Open University & More

Get a more personalised Graduation Photography experience – only minutes from Belfast City Centre

Congratulations on your achievement! If you missed your official graduation photos or were dissatisfied with the university’s impersonal service, our personalized sessions are the answer. With us, you’re not just a number. Enjoy a queue-free experience, immediate photo viewing, and the freedom to choose your pictures during the session. We have a wide range of gowns similar to universities’, and there are no restrictions on who you bring along, including family and pets. Plus, you won’t wait weeks for your finished pictures—we can print them on the same day! This experience is all about YOU.

Includes gown, cap, scroll & hood for most popular Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), University of Ulster (UU), Open University (OU) & Edinburgh Napier (EN) degrees

Ulster University Graduation Photograph

We've photographed more than 3000+ graduates

We've extensive experience with professional graduation photography, with over 3000+ graduates coming through our doors. We take the time to get it right and make sure you look your best. That's why we're Northern Ireland's most trusted independent graduation photography studio.


We’ve Northern Ireland’s largest collection of gowns outside of the universities

You’ve done the hard work, now let us make it easy for you. In our studio, we have the largest range of academic gowns and hoods outside of the universities and have a permanent collection of a huge range of academic gowns and hoods for Queen’s University, Ulster University, Open University and more. We clean these between sessions and take great care of them. We’ve been told many times, that often our gowns are in better condition than those at the universities. For hoods we do not have, we are able to easilly colour change similar hoods to maintain accuracy. We also have mortarboards (caps), scrolls and gowns. If you have a question about your hood choice please get in touch.

Queen's University Belfast Gowns

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Work/Social Sciences
  • Bachelor Bachelor of of Engineering
  • General Studies (BA)
  • Bachelor of Medicine (MB)
  • Bachelor of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Management/Finance/Economics
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Diploma in Nursing Studies
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Master of Midwifery
  • Master in Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Master in Chemistry
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Medical Science
  • Master of Management/Finance/Economics
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Master in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master of Surgery
  • Master of Law
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Nursing Sciences
  • Master in Maths
  • Master of Research
  • Master of Science (MSc Sci)
  • Master of Engineering (Master of Science MSc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Social Work/Social Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/DPhil)

Ulster University Gowns

  • Bachelor of Arts – BA/FdA
  • Bachelor of Science – BSc/FdSc
  • Bachelor of Engineering – BEng/FdEng
  • Bachelor of Education – BEd
  • Bachelor of Law – LLB
  • Master of Arts – MA
  • Master of Science – MSc
  • Master of Engineering – MEng

If your Ulster University award isn’t listed above – we may still be able to help – just get in touch to find out how

Other Gowns

We also have the following gowns:

  • Open University
  • BTec
  • Edinburgh Napier
  • Strathclyde University

We also have a large range of other coloured hoods, not associated with any particular universities

Let's get you booked in for your graduation portrait experience...

Our graduation sessions take place at our studio, and you are welcome to include your family and pets too! We don't rush you and take our time to get it right. We've got the gowns for most NI degrees, so there's no need to bring your own. Our graduation portrait sessions start from £35 and include:

  • One hour studio graduation session with Graham
  • Use of our gowns from our extensive range - no need to bring your own
  • Family and pets are also welcome to be in your photos too!
  • See your pictures as they're being taken - so you can make sure you're happy with how you look
  • Choose what you want turned in to printed photographs at the end of the session
  • There’s no pressure and no hard sell – just order what you want - prints start from £50 and print packs start from £95


Upgrade to our 'Premium Graduation Experience'...

  • A longer session, allowing you to really take your time
  • Same day printing available for the prints you order
  • Retouching included for everyone in your photographs
  • Bigger range of backgrounds - including from our 'virtual' background collection
  • Includes a professional LinkedIn headshot photograph too
Graduation Brochure

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How it works… and how we’re different from the universities

We have the gowns – do we have yours?

At our studio we have the largest collection of academic gowns for the Northern Irish universities outside of the universities themselves – meaning you don’t need to get your gown from your university. Check out our collection to see if we have yours. If we don’t, we may still be able to help you or give you advice on where you can obtain the correct academic gown for your award. If you have your own already, you can also bring that with you to be photographed in it. Oftentimes, the gowns we have are in better condition than those supplied by the universities.


Graduation Photographs with Family
Queen's University Belfast Graduation Photography

Book your session over the phone or online – it’s easy

It’s super easy to book your session with us. Our friendly booking team can answer any questions you have and can find a time that suits you. If you’re more tech savvy, you can also book your session online using our automated web booking system. Either way, don’t forget – we’re here to help. Our sessions last an hour, and we’ve slots available Tuesday to Saturday. We also have some late night appointments, and same day appointments available too.


You can include everyone

Your session takes place at our state-of-the-art Belfast studio. You can take your time, and we will make sure you look your best. Most families like to be part of that, and that’s why you can include your family, friends and even your pets in your photos. We will take a range of different combinations, such as parents with the graduate, grandparents etc. You are also not limited by the number of people you’d like to include. The whole thing lasts around an hour (just so you know, in case you’re planner dinner afterwards!). You also don’t need to come back to see your images – you’ll see them as they’re taken.


Ulster University Graduation with Dog
Premium Graduation Photography Experience

It’s a better experience

During your session, you’ll see the images we take, live, on our big screen. We want to make sure you are happy, and seeing your images as they’re taken allows us to tweak things as we go. You’ll also get to choose the images you want to order at the end of the session, before you leave. We also offer a range of additional services including retouching, same day printing and professional head-shot add-ons to get you ready for your career.


Products & Pricing

We charge a session fee to cover your time with us. Our ‘standard’ session is £35 and our ‘premium’ session is £125. We offer a range of different options for printed photographs and digital images. Individual printed photographs start from £50. Packs of printed photographs start from £95. Digital images start from £125. You’ll find complete information in the downloadable brochure.


Queen's University & Ulster University Graduation Printed Photographs


Other stuff we feel is important


You've got the gowns? Right?
In most cases, when you come to us there is no need to bring your own gown, hood, mortarboard or scroll. We can provide these for the most popular QUB, UU, OU and other universities. You will find further details and a complete list of the gowns we stock in our downloadable brochure.
I'd like to include family (and even the dog!), is this possible?
Yes, we would encourage you to bring family (and even your trusty pets too). We can accommodate even large groups at our studio.
Sensory awareness
If you or any of your party have any particular needs that you would like to make us aware of, please let us know in advance of your session. We are sensory aware, with all our staff having completed training and examinations with Autism NI. If you need us to turn the lights down, quiet the music, or just want to come to see us before your session – we’re here for you.
Are prints/digital images included?
None of our sessions include prints or digital images. Your session fee covers the time of the photographer and the use of our gowns only. In the same way the universities do, prints and digital images are available to purchase at the end of your session. Orders must be placed on the day and cannot be purchased after the session. Your booking fee is not a “deposit” and will not come off your order.


Remember, it’s your experience and we want to make it the best one.





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Our location

Located on the bustling Castlereagh Road in the heart of Belfast, our studio is perfectly positioned for easy access from a host of nearby towns and areas. Nestled in the vibrant capital of Northern Ireland, we’re just a stone’s throw away from key localities like Newtownards, Bangor, Lisburn, and the greater Belfast area. Our prime location on Castlereagh Road ensures we’re a convenient choice for clients coming from East Belfast and beyond, including the surrounding suburbs and communities. Whether you’re traveling from the coastal charm of Bangor, the historic streets of Lisburn, or the lively neighborhoods of Newtownards, our Belfast studio on Castlereagh Road is easily reachable. It’s an ideal spot for anyone seeking professional photography services from across Northern Ireland.