How quickly times can change – as we are now in the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic we will remember for generations, at Photo Expressions we are doing what we can to help you through the crisis. Here is where you will find the most up to date information:
Face Masks and Shields:
As of today, we remain OPEN, Monday to Friday, 11am-5pm and Saturdays 12-4pm at our location at 140-2550 Fremont St, Port Coquitlam. All of our staff are wearing masks and we temperature check all staff and photographers every morning. We require customers to wear masks also, except while having a passport taken or a studio portrait taken. (order your own custom face masks here). Please do be sensible with social distancing and self-isolation if necessary, and please do not visit in person if you are feeling any symptoms of the virus. There is a maximum of 4 customers in the store at a time to allow for social distancing. We have installed plexiglass sneeze guards at the front counter and have hand sanitizer available and the store is sanitized after each customer visit and in between studio appointments.
We are disinfecting all touch points thoroughly. So you are welcome to come in for emergency passport/ ID photos, or to pick up a Gather Box for prints/slides/negs (more on that below). You can also use our photo kiosks (both instant prints or lab prints). However, may we recommend:
Website ordering remains open 24/7
Our website as always is open 24/7/365 to accept photo prints!
We have curbside pickup (see below), and FREE shipping on retail 4″ print overs over $20, anywhere in Canada!
Safe at home? Then now is the time to finally get caught up on your photo printing!
Here is a video that shows you how very simple it is to order prints (or photo gifts, photo books, etc.) straight off your phone: https://youtu.be/H8SJBXfNCb4
You can also use your desktop or laptop computer of course, and you can get prints straight from your social media feeds or hard drives.
Questions? Email lab @ photoexpressions.ca and we will help you out, or call 604-463-3654 during business hours.
Curbside Service and Shipping
Remember when “social distancing” wasn’t a thing yet? We were offering curbside pick-up then too!
When your print order is ready, you will receive an email. You can then drive up to the store, call 604-463-3654 and we will bring your order out to your car. Please note, if using this service you must pay online via credit card when placing your order.
Also, you can have your print orders shipped to you (or anywhere in Canada – wouldn’t Grandma like a few prints right about now?) – for $5! Or, for retail print orders over $20 – FREE Shipping anywhere in Canada! Just choose the option at checkout.
Passport photos, ID photos, Permanent Resident, Visas, Firearms application photos, are all available, no appointment necessary, from Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm.
Baby Passports: are now available again Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm, no appointment necessary. Please bring a baby blanket (not white) to hold your little one’s hands out of the photo, and we will be asking for parent participation, as we can’t do our usual snuggles!
Current status is OPEN
The portrait studio is open, by appointment only. Photographers and clients will use separate entrances/exits, social distance will be maintained, and the studio will be sanitized between sittings with limited sittings available to allow for sanitizing and to limit the number of people in the store at one time. The photographers have been temperature checked every morning and will be wearing masks during your photoshoot. We have also installed a Dyson Purifier with Hepa filter to help purify the studio air. Your portraits will be available for viewing from your computer at home. Portrait sittings are limited to your direct household bubble only (only people that live with you), maximum 6 people.
School / Sports Portraits and Yearbooks
School and preschool portraits that we have already taken, are available for order online as always. Just visit shop.photoexpressions.ca. You will need your unique Access Code, if you don’t know it just contact studio @ photoexpressions.ca or call 604-463-3654.
For school, preschool and sports photos we have already taken, we are offering free shipping on orders $45+, and reduced shipping of $5 on all other orders within Canada for the duration of the Covid crisis.
We are currently setting up online ordering for all school yearbook projects, so that families can still order yearbooks that are well under way. Emails will come from your school when orders can be placed.
Gather Box – Digitize your photos, negatives and slides
You know how you can never find time to do those pesky little chores? Like getting old/inherited prints, negatives and slides scanned to digital? Well there is no better time than the present!
You can purchase a Gather Box online here. You can have it shipped to you or use our curbside drop-off to pick it up. It is like a shoebox that you fill with either prints, or slides and negatives. Then you return the box to us (mail or curbside drop off service), and we scan everything for you!
This is perfect if you thinking about downsizing (or already have), or want to be able to do something with all those memories in the digital realm.
Pricing as follows:
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Online Photography Education – Shoot Like The Pros
Did you know we have already taken photo classes online?
(School teachers, contact ron @ photoexpressions.ca to inquire about getting this program for free for your students)
More photo resources are coming soon, so check back!
We would like to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all of our loyal clients and partners for your support. As a small, family-owned local business since 1983, we have seen the photography industry literally get turned on its head, and have evolved, survived and thrived with the help of you – our customers – and our awesome staff.
Please rest assured, we will survive this crisis as well, all of our employees will be taken care of, and we will be here for you in any capacity we can be! Stay safe, stay healthy – and get to work catching up on those memories!