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Wedding Photography Magic

On occasion, we have locations that may not photograph how we prefer, this is where our wedding photography magic comes in.

It’s been a little while since we last posted, unfortunately the downside of having a business is trying to get ready for tax season…as much work as wedding season but without the awesome caterers and DJs ). However we are starting a new social media push so be sure to watch here and our Instagram feed. Myself and Erin will be starting a regular viewing party for all of you showing the details and magic.

How we deal with ‘small rooms’ or ‘ugly rooms’, etc. when doing wedding photography is a common question. We have some great techniques, one of which we are going to show you here. Roni was getting ready in an awesome room downtown however the bathroom didn’t have quite the pop I wanted. The mirror was great with a super cool backlight, however it was BRIGHT white. The bright white light just didn’t fit my idea for the photo.


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To get around this, I adjusted settings in the camera to really darken the room down. I then placed a flash pointed at our groom, with a tight focus to only light him up. To tone down the bright white light I actually placed a blue gel over the flash pointed at our groom. I took the picture of our white mirror light and now blue groom and brought it into our software. By simply adjusting the color temperature, our blue flash became white. The color shift brought our groom back to the proper color. This shift also pushed our mirror light to a much nicer yellow / orange. The tightly focused beam also kept the room dark to keep our groom the center of attention. You can see the final photo followed by the ‘blue’ original with the white mirror light in the photo following.

Having an understanding of color shifting as well as off camera flash allows us to take an otherwise ordinary photo and give it a great edge.

Beautiful Wedding in the Rockies

Meet Jen and Sean, two fun loving amazing people who have been living their lives to the fullest.  Their amazing wedding in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains was nothing short of stunning.  The bride and groom got ready at the fantastic Silver Creek Lodge. Miranda with M-Slay Studios was amazing with the bride’s hair. Similarly, the incredible Julia Joy Makeup Artistry did the bride’s make-up. We were thrilled to work with several vendors that we recognized and always provide incredible service.

The amazing Canmore Golf and Country Club, provided an amazing location for our wedding. We encourage all our Canmore couples to look at this fantastic facility.   The Flower House provided the incredibly beautiful flower bouquets. EPH Apparel made our groom and groomsmen look their absolute best. Similarly, The Bridal Boutique provided gorgeous dresses for our stunning bride and bridesmaids.  The amazing music was provided by the great people at Outright Entertainment.  One of the best DJ services in the city, we love seeing Outright Entertainment. You can be sure a great time is sure to follow when they are on site.

This is a couple that loves being in the outdoors. With this in mind, we visited several beautiful locations. The scenery of the Bow River and mountains is one of a kind. Similarly, the Canmore Reservoir backdrop can not be beat. Incredible scenery, blue sky, and a wonderful couple made this a photographers dream.

Meanwhile, the party was in full swing as we packed up and left for the night. Ultimately, it was a magical night under the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.


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Valley Ridge Incredible Wedding

What can I say about Lyndsey and Jordan’s Valley Ridge wedding other than……AMAZING!!!! From the moment we met these two for their engagement session in the mountains, I knew they were going to be so much fun to work with…and that energy continued through their wedding day. From scrambling across a river on their engagement session to literally climbing across a fallen log in her wedding dress…Lyndsey and Jordan are the definition of adventure session.

The day started with the girls getting ready at the INCREDIBLE Honeymoon Suite at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West in Bowness. If you are looking for an incredible room to get ready in….this is it!! The ceremony and reception were at the stunning Valley Ridge Golf Club. The outside venue is beautiful and their incredible dinner service makes this one of my favorite venues in the city. Alberta Marriage Commissioner – Pam Davidson officiated the service, her amazing demeanor provided the perfect touch to the incredible ceremony. Bowness park provided the perfect background for their photos with AMPM Limousines providing limo service. Split Circuit Sound Dj Service provided a great party which lasted well into the wee hours. Definitely check out the amazing vendors from this wedding, every single one provided a level of service that was incredible!!! From the beautiful hair and make-up provided by Bellamore Beauty to the stunning dresses Novia Mia Bridal Boutique for the bride’s dress and Cameo & Cufflinks for the beautiful bridesmaids dress, and The Bridal Centre for the groom and groomsmen suits, and Pretty Petals Floral Designs every person we worked with truly set a new standard for incredible service.

We hope you love your photos as much as we loved taking them!! If looking for a beautiful wedding venue, we highly recommend Valley Ridge Golf and Country Club.

Kananaskis Waterfall Engagement

One of the best things about being wedding photographers based out of Calgary, is the incredible locations a short drive out of the city, such as Kananaskis.  Alissa and Kevin are a super adventurous couple who have a love for travel.  With this in mind, waterfalls and mountains fit perfectly with their love for the outdoors.  While we were not able to find the ‘hidden falls’ we did spend time at one of our favourite locations.

We are looking forward to their ranch wedding next year and have no doubt it will be a great wedding.

Kananaskis engagement session with trees and mountains
Kananaskis engagement session with trees and mountains
Engagement session with couple sat on rock
Engagement session with couple sat on rock
Engagement session with couple in the trees
Engagement session with couple in the trees
Engagement photograph of a couple under a waterfall
Engagement photograph of a couple under a waterfall
Engaged couple near a river in Kananaskis
Engaged couple near a river in Kananaskis

Contact us anytime to discuss having us photograph your engagement or wedding.

Beautiful Wedding in Downtown Calgary (2019)

Ashleigh and Steve’s wedding in downtown Calgary was an incredible experience.  A beautiful venue in downtown followed by photos at St. Patrick’s Island followed by the new downtown library offered a set of photos with both the natural beauty of downtown along with some of the incredible new architecture.

Wedding in Downtown Calgary

The couple’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception took place at the incredible Modern Steak restaurant. Situated in the center of downtown Calgary, right on Stephen Avenue, it is a dream venue. This amazing venue allowed us easy access to some of the great photo locations downtown Calgary and East Village have to offer. Next, we travelled to the nearby St. Patrick’s Island ensured we captured some amazing images as storm clouds slowly worked their way over. Lastly, a quick stop at the nearby National Music Center and even the downtown library rounded out photo locations.

Afterwards, the reception was held at one of Calgary’s newer steak houses. Modern Steak offers a wide variety of foods, with their Modern Ocean and Modern Burger menus. Undoubtedly, no matter what your taste may be, this location has it.

With our 2020 wedding photography season starting, we are excited to be introducing some new techniques we have been busy learning and perfecting.  We will be covering weddings from Invermere, BC to the always incredible Canmore in the Rocky Mountains.  Watch for some amazing new images in the coming days as we start shooting this week with a winter engagement session. If you are engaged, or thinking of getting engaged, give us a call to find out how you can have us photograph your engagement session and wedding. Check out our wedding information on our wedding photography page

Calgary bride quiet moment alone on treed path
Calgary bride quiet moment alone on treed path
Soft image of bride and groom under veil
Soft image of bride and groom under veil
White and purple wedding bouquet
White and purple wedding bouquet
Bride and groom on bridge with dramatic sky
Wedding in downtown Calgary
Wedding bride and groom cuddling on bridge
Wedding bride and groom cuddling on bridge
Calgary bride and groom in front of textured metal wall
Calgary bride and groom in front of textured metal wall
Calgary bride in front of metal textured wall
Calgary bride in front of metal textured wall
Calgary bride and groom in front of curved wooden wall
Bride and groom in front of curved wooden wall
Calgary first dance at downtown restaurant2
Calgary first dance at downtown restaurant2