501 K Street
Davis, CA 95616






1. Choose your session type

2. Make your appointment

3. Photoshoot time!

4. View images

5. Pick your package and place your order!

SAVE with Early Bird Specials, Social Media and Referrals!

6. Pick Up or have your order shipped!

1) Choose the type of session you would like to have. Remember you can always upgrade the day of your session.
Exception: OUR new UC Davis Session and Portrait Package. Read more about this newly unveiled offering in our FAQ section.


  • BASIC – One outfit
  • SILVER – Two outfits
  • PLATINUM – Three outfits OR two outfits and bring a friend.
  • FRIENDS AND FAMILY – Three outfits AND bring family members, friends, and pets (up to 4 people).
  • UC DAVIS – Four outfits at locations of your choice on campus and around Davis.
    Included is one image chosen by the studio that is artistically rendered and printed to 11×14 and Package “E” or its equivalent in value.
    Package “E” includes 2 poses, 1 – 8×10 each, 2 – 5x7s each, and 12 wallets each, all with basic retouching.

2) CLICK on APPOINTMENT and follow the prompts – Session appointments are currently available TUESDAY and FRIDAY afternnoons at V.I.P. Studios Photography at 501 K Street Davis, CA 95616. UC Davis Sessions start at the studio and go on locations of your choice. If you cannot make those appointment days and times, please contact the studio. Cancellations within 1 week prior to your appointment is elgible for 50% refund or credit.

3) Photoshoot time! Come a few minutes before your appointment time. You’re welcome to bring make up, hair products, and clothes to change into. The studio will supply cap & gown for undergraduates and the graduation regalia (PhD gown, hood, tassle and cap). Law and medical school tassle are not supplied.

4) View your images within 24 hours of your session! A password protected online gallery of your graduation portraits will be available for viewing. You will receive an email notification with ordering details at that time. Package information can be found in the FAQ section under question #1.

5) Placing your order. Follow the instructions in the email for placing your order. If you prefer to order through the studio directly, you may email us your choices at vipstudiosfoto@gmail.com. We will contact you to finalize everything and arrange for payment. Orders will not be started without a 50% deposit. You can pay for your graduation portraits online securely at your convenience. Place your order by the early bird deadline for maximum savings!

6) When we receive your order and payment, we will begin processing your images. Your prints will be ready within 7-10 days. We will mail the order to you if you choose to have it shipped or call you when it is ready to be picked up. You may rush your order and reduce the turnaround significantly for a RUSH fee of 15%. Rush orders are guaranteed for pickup from the studio within 5 working days. Add an additional day if package is shipped in state, two days outside. Packages are tracked and insured.



Choose your session type!



Make your appointment!



Photoshoot time!



View your images!



Place your order!



Pick up or have your order shipped!

Frequently Asked Questions

What the packages and products you offer and what is the cost?

We offer a variety of packagesgraduation frames, and digital specialty items. For a complete menu of our products and services, click on this link. When you are ready to place your order, use our order form and either call at (530) 757-2187 or email your order to vipstudiosfoto@gmail.com.

What if I don't know which session to choose?
Read the description of each session and ask yourself whether you want to be photographed in just CAP & GOWN (Basic Session). C&G and another outfit (Silver Session). C&G and two of the following: casual  outfit or formal outfit or pictures with a friend (Platinum Session). C&G, casual and formal outfits,  AND pictures with loved ones (Friends and Family Session). Remember you can always upgrade at your session.

**NEW Session to Commemorate your UC Davis experience**
The UC DAVIS Session and Package – $349 Prints only $399 Prints and ALL digital files
Commemorate your college experience with our newly unveiled UC Davis Session: Images are created  at your favorite places on campus and around town. Roommates, friends and pets welcome. Four outfits of your choice.Includes one images chosen by the studio that is artistically rendered and printed to 11×14 or 14×11. Also  included is the The Aggie Package “E” which includes 2 poses. 1-8×10 each, 2-5x7s each, and 12 wallets each, all with basic retouching for a total of 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 24 wallets.
Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes, appointments are highly recommended. You may have to wait if you walk in. Day of appointments are taken based on availability. You may call studio at 530-757-2187. 

How do I view my portraits?

Your images are posted on a password protected gallery within 24 hours. You will get an email notification once they are posted which includes details on how to order, order incentives and discounts to take advantage of.

What if I have an appointment and can't make it?

Please email the studio as soon as you know at vipstudiosfoto@gmail.com. Please put in the subject line:
“Gradfair Appointment Change Request”. The studio will contact you to reschedule your appointment.  Your session fee is transferable to the rescheduled appointment as long as you reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your original appointment.  Cancellations within 1 week prior to your appointment will receive only 50% credit back. New for 2017 is all registered appointments may change their appointments online!

Will the session prices change in the studio?

No, your session price will remain the same. Your session price will change in the studio only if you upgrade your session to a silver or platinum session or or if you add a location to your session. We recommend that you call the studio at 530-757-2187 if you want to change the type of session. 

Is digital retouching available?

Yes, please add $15.00 to your order for basic retouching, which includes blemishes and clothing corrections. For extensive retouching, such as, stray hairs, clothing, or glare please add $20.00. Combination retouching is available for $25.00, and includes both basic and extensive retouching features.

What is the turnaround time for my portraits?

Your portraits will be mailed priority in 7-10 business days. Please add 15% for rush orders which will guarantee your portraits in 5 business days.

How do I SAVE on my graduation portraits?

”Like” our Gradfair – UCDavis Facebook AND “Check-in” on Facebook during your portrait session to  receive $5 off your portrait order. Also, take advantage of our EARLY BIRD Specials for orders placed  within a week of your session. Those specials will vary and will be given to you in the email following  your session; the same email letting you know your images are ready and available to view online.

Will a cap and gown be provided?

Yes! The new UC Davis cap and gown will be provided with the appropriate tassel, UC Davis appreciation  stoll, diploma cover and scroll. For Masters and PhD candidates, the studio has purchased a black full  length gown with the University of California colored hood and doctorate cap with tassel.

Can I order my images online?

Not at this time. For package ordering and digital specialty items, please download a menu of items and an order form. You can then place your order by calling or emailing the studio.

What is the UC Davis Session/Package?

Commemorate your college experience with a UC Davis Session/Package! Images are created at your favorite places on
campus and around town. Roommates, friends and pets welcome. Four outfits of your choice. Includes one image chosen by the studio that is artistically rendered and printed to 11×14. Also included is package “E” or its equivalent in value.
The Aggie Package “E” which has 2 poses. 1-8×10 each, 2-5x7s each, and 12 wallets each, all with basic retouching is included!

How do I purchase digital copies or soft copies of my graduation portraits?

When you purchase your files, you will have unlimited print rights. All files are high resolution and color corrected. They are full resolution and are made available to you via drop box or a flash drive that you provide. 

There are three ways to purchase your graduation portrait digital files:

1) Aggie Package plus $32 = $250 plus tax

2) Graduate Package plus $22 = $290 plus tax

3) NEW: Single Photo License – not on shopping cart options. Single File: $149 plus tax – $100 in a la carte or package print credit. In other words, use the $100 to purchase additional prints. This option includes FREE retouching on the single file you are purchasing the rights to.

Do you offer announcements?

Yes, I offer a two sided custom 6×4 or 4×6 announcement printed with various finishes. Includes envelopes. Starting at $1.75 each minimum purchase of 30. Design fee varies $40 depending on your package order. If you have something specific in mind, email me at vipstudiosfoto@gmail.com.

Graduation Portraits

501 K Street
Davis, CA  95616

(530) 757-2187