Quality. Innovation. Creativity.

Since 1980, Mountain West Studios has built a solid reputation as a quality provider of school portraits in Western Canada. Our managers, experienced lab staff, and knowledgeable customer service representatives play an important role in our success. The benefits of being family owned and operated are evident in our quick response times - important decisions are made in a timely manner.


"I was incredibly impressed with the photographer who photographed my daughter (who happens to have autism); she really took the time to make sure [my daughter] was comfortable and we were able to get 2 amazing photos."
Amanda, parent; a Surrey elementary school
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jon and his team for the past seven years. During this time Jon has been professional in every sense of the word. Jon has been the photographer for our grads and I have nothing but praise for how well the day goes; the pictures are always of great quality. What I really appreciate about Jon and his team is that I do not have to worry about anything. Once the date and time is picked, I know Jon will do the rest; there are never any issues or concerns. Jon is always very pleasant to deal with- he always has a smile on his face and is able to communicate in a way that is friendly and business-like, which I really appreciate. I would one hundred percent endorse and support Jon as my dealings with him have all been extremely positive."
Mr L. Evans, Holy Cross Collegiate (Strathmore, AB)
"My youngest daughter just had grad photos and your customer experience staff went above and beyond to custom make a package for her similar to my other 2 who had [your competitor] do their school grad pictures. So happy with what we are getting and can't wait to put them up!! Plus we've never had such good customer service. Hats off to her."
Mrs. Bea T, Parent
"Our rep takes personal pride in his craft. He knows he is making a memory for lifetime and takes pride in making the memory perfect. He understands our youth and is able to smoothly and cheerfully guide them through the massive school photography process with only smiles. Our rep is an outstanding photographer and professional of the highest service."
Malcolm Reid, Principal; Vernon Secondary
"I have worked with our rep in the capacity of Yearbook teacher and Grad Coordinator [whose] knowledge and attention to detail have contributed greatly to our school’s success. Students find the package pricing to be fair and photo quality exceptional. I have found them very professional, fair, and hardworking, contributing to the success of [our school] on many fronts."
Christopher Schielke, Teacher and Graduation Coordinator; Salmon Arm Secondary
"The alumni and development department’s main objectives at convocation are to provide an enjoyable experience for the graduates and their families and we want the grads to be feel proud of their accomplishment. MWS helped us achieve both of those objectives. We believe that students who sit for grad photos are exhibiting pride in their alma mater and their accomplishments; Jon and his team managed to increase the number of students who sat for photos by 20%... Jon and his team are not only professional, but a pleasure to work with. During the convocation ceremonies, Jon and his team need no hand-holding and are professional beyond description. It’s such a pleasure to have one less thing to worry about during the whirlwind of convocation."
Courtney Garlough, Student and New Alumni Coordinator; SAIT Polytechnic
"What sets Mountain West apart for me as the administrator of this school is their service and attention to detail and quality. The photographers interact extremely well with our students and do a fabulous job with the individual grad sittings and group shots."
Tim Huttemann, Principal; LV Rogers Secondary
"Our reps and photographers from Mountain West Studios are a pleasure to work with!  They are very quick to reply to our inquiries, and very accommodating with our busy school schedule. Your photographer was a delight to work with during our most recent class photo day!  Fast, professional and friendly, he got the job done with a smile on his face.   Thank you!"  
Carly Spence, Senior Administrative Assistant; Quilchena Elementary School
"The MWS team take pride in the work they do; they are committed to ensuring the highest quality product at competitive prices. Our rep is always genuine and sincere in his dealings with us; he is enthusiastic about the business of school photography and concerned about maintaining the very highest levels of customer satisfaction. I can assure you that regardless of school size you will be pleased with the end result; our rep and his team take all the guess work out of the [school photography] process and create a timeless, worry free product for staff, parents, and students alike that will be valued and enjoyed for years to come."
Alan Stel, Principal; Penticton Secondary School
"Mountain West Studios has been our school photographer here at Parkway Elementary for the past 4 years. We had previously gone through a number of photography companies over a 3-4 year stretch but have been very happy with the service and quality that Mountain West provides and have just signed another [multi] year contract. Our PAC, parents and staff have been extremely pleased with the quality of photos taken and with the excellent service. They have been outstanding to do business with and my secretary and PAC presidents have been thrilled with all of their dealings with them as well. Mountain West Studios has proven to be organized, reliable and best of all, their photos and photographers have been excellent. I would highly recommend them to any school looking for a school photographer or looking to make a change; you won’t be disappointed."
Kelly Jones, Principal; Parkway Elementary School
"Once again, our family photo night was quite successful this year! I have heard nothing but compliments for the photographs as well as the entire experience during the photo sessions. Your photographer is a consummate professional and was able to place all our families at ease during the photo sessions, as well as entice smiles from everyone- even our youngest students! His attention to detail and his expertise made all the families feel comfortable during the experience. We hope we will have the same photographer for future photo sessions!"
Bernadette, A pleased parent; Annie B. Jamieson Elementary School