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FAQ

What is an Instagram Husband?

An Instagram Husband refers simply to “a person behind the camera” (no, it’s not anyone’s actual husband!). We have a team of pro photographers from SNAP Foto who are on site to capture some great shots of you while you have fun! Their photos are available for optional purchase at the end of your visit. Instagram Husbands are also there to lend a hand by snapping a group shot or two of you and your friends on your phone or personal camera.

 

IG Husband Photo Packages:

1 photo – $5.00 (+GST)

5 photos – $20.00 (+GST)

10 photos – $40.00 (+GST)

25 photos – $80.00 (+GST)

Full Album – $100.00 (+GST)

 

Please note there is no guarantee for the number of photos that will be taken of you (Unless you pre purchased a package). It is dependent on IG husband availability.

What is SNAP Foto Club?

SNAP Foto Club is a unique self serve (selfie) photo studio designed for everyone. We host over 30 photography experiences with professional grade lighting for you to use to get amazing pictures, no appointment necessary! Our backdrops will be rotated with new experiences popping up frequently so stay tuned in on our social media.

 

We are a great spot to spend time with friends and family, host a party, or enjoy a night out with that special someone. The possibilities are endless!

Do I need to be a member?

No! SNAP Foto Club is for everyone! Whether you’re a professional photographer, a hobbyist, looking for fresh shots for your socials, or looking for a fun night out, we’ve got you covered.

How do I pay?

We accept credit card, Interac, and cash onsite. Online ticket bookings are credit card only. We accept e-transfers for private events or large groups.

Do you serve alcohol?

Yes, we have a limited selection of beer, wine, and sparkling wine.

Where are you located? Is there parking?

SNAP Foto Club is located in the heart of downtown Calgary on the Stephen Avenue mall. Our address is 200-118 8th Avenue SW. We are on the second floor.

 

There is no dedicated onsite parking due to the location. There are several parkades in the area including the Telus Convention Centre and the Core Shopping Centre. Street parking is available downtown but Stephen Avenue is currently closed to vehicles. Downtown street parking is free after 6PM on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays(select areas). If you’re dropping people off, centre street at 8th Avenue has several 15 minute loading zones.

 

Don’t want to drive? No problem! We are located one block from the C-Train line. Hop off at 3rd or Centre Street coming from the W/NW or 1st Street coming from NE/S.

What should I bring?

You can bring small personal props and cameras, off-camera lighting, tripods, or stands.

 

We are on the second floor so you need to be able to carry your gear up the stairs. Please keep your gear with you at all times during your visit.

 

We do offer glam stations to make sure you are looking your absolute best before entering the photo space!

 

We kindly ask that you do not bring outside food or drink into the space.

What rentals do you offer?

We have DSLR and Instax instant print cameras available for rent. These are in limited quantity and are subject to availability.

 

We also have ring lights available for rent. These easy to use lights provide that insta-perfect look and are the secret behind every influencer out there! Rentals are subject to availability and provide 45 minutes of light per battery charge.

 

Are you a pro? Our studio strobes are available to rent during your visit. We have wireless triggers for Sony, Nikon, and Canon.

Is SNAP Foto Club for all ages?

SNAP Foto Club is open for all ages (unless there is a private adult only event). Our goal is to provide a fun, family friendly environment for Calgarians to enjoy. Children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times while using the facility.

Are your experiences always the same?

No! We have a core set of popular experiences that will be in the space long term but there will be new and seasonal experiences added frequently. Check our website and social media for updates on our experiences.

 

Have a great idea for an experience? Let us know! We want SNAP Foto Club to be a space Calgarians feel connected to. Our space is your space.

Can I touch the walls?

Some of our experiences are interactive and we encourage you to take full advantage, but we ask that you please be respectful of the walls that are not designed to be touched. We want our experiences to be enjoyed for a long time. We thank you in advance for keeping our space in great shape for everyone to enjoy!

I’m a professional photographer, can I use your space for my clients?

Absolutely, as professional photographers we wanted to create a studio space that caters to the professional as well as the general public.

Traditional shooters with seamless paper backgrounds can visit our SNAP Foto Studio page for booking info.

I sell products, can I use your space to create content for my website and social media?

Absolutely. We have gear dedicated to making product photography easy and quick.

Do you offer professional photography services?

Yes, we have a 2 person photography team on staff that can be hired for photoshoots at SNAP Foto Club or they can be booked for offsite work. We can cover all of your photography needs including weddings, engagement, corporate work, headshots, newborns, and portraits. Please visit SNAP Foto for more info.

Do you have change rooms?

We have one changing area available upon request.

 

Due to time constraints during your booking we highly recommend that you arrive dressed and ready to take your pictures!

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds at Snap Foto Club. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, rentals, prints, Instagram Husband photos, and food and drink.

Does everyone in my group have to buy a ticket?

Yes, everyone who enters SNAP Foto Club needs a ticket. This includes photographers, parents taking pictures of their kids, and people who just want to tag along to hang out with friends and family. Why? Because everyone wants in on the fun!

 

We operate with a limited capacity to ensure everyone has a fun and relaxed time at SNAP Foto Club. Because of this only those holding a ticket will be given access to our facility.

Can I print my photos?

Yes! We have an in house photo printer. You can get 1 print for $1 or 10 prints for $8.

Do I need to book an appointment?

No, but during COVID times it is recommended that you reserve your time slot online.

We are, however, still open to walk-ins on Stephen Avenue.

Can I bring a photographer?

Sure! Your photographer will need to purchase an admission ticket.

Are pets allowed?

During COVID times we are allowing dogs on Saturdays and Sundays. A dog ticket is $10. Please reach out to us after you have booked to let us know that you will be bringing man’s best friend.

We can also book pro shoots with your pets. Please visit the SNAP Foto website for pet shoot information.

What about light?

During daylight SNAP Foto Club has some of the best indoor light you can get. We have large windows, and huge skylights, and if you’re fortunate enough to come when the sun is out, our stained glass windows cast beautiful rainbow colored light into our studio space. All of this light is strengthened by our soft artificial light that is customized for each experience. At night time our daylight balanced lights take over and provide even light distribution throughout the studio to ensure you can get great shots when there is no natural light. Having trouble finding SNAP Foto Club? Just look for the brightest 2nd floor on Stephen Avenue.

Should I buy tickets online or at the door?

During COVID, SNAP Foto Club operates on a limited and private capacity model, so if you want to ensure your spot at a specific time, please book online. However, if you happen to be on Stephen Avenue feel free to come up and say hello, we will do our best to fit you in.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, please visit our gift certificate section of our website.

Why do I not see available tickets for my future date?

Occasionally SNAP Foto Club hosts private events and private photo shoots. To ensure there are no scheduling mix ups we only sell tickets a maximum of 4 weeks in advance. Check back often to see if your desired date has been added. We will also announce new dates on our social media.

Are you a temporary pop-up?

No! Our backgrounds, props, and colors change but our address does not. We are here to stay.