Happy Friday! Here in Calgary we can’t expect spring to arrive for a few weeks, but with spring technically only days away, this colorful engagement session is reminding us of warm and color-filled days ahead.
We took this couple down to the East Village for their engagement session. We shared many laughs walking through this up-and-coming area while creating these gorgeous images.
Family photos can be stressful & a lot of work to get everyone organized! Trust us, it’s worth it. We love to have fun with all of our clients and that allows us to create some great images of families together that will be lasting memories for many years to come.
Here are a few images from a wonderful family session last fall. Enjoy!
This past July we had the pleasure of photographing Jen & Gerry’s wedding. The ceremony took place on one of the only sunny days in the middle of many unusually rainy days in North Glenmore Park. The beautiful scenery as well as great family support truly made this ceremony super special.
The reception was held in the Railway Café at Heritage Park. Although the Rainy weather decided to join us again nothing could wash out Gerry & Jen’s love for each other on their special day.
After many years of experience, and over 6 years in business, you would think that we would settle down into a habit of doing the same sessions over & over…..That isn’t the case though! We continually meet wonderful new clients & have repeat clients with new ideas!
As a follow up to one of our most popular posts Our Top 10 Favorite Photography Spots in Calgary we thought we would share 10 more locations we have discovered an completely fallen in love with!! Some of these locations are hidden gems, and others we seem to pass by everyday without taking a closer look.
1. Reader Rock Gardens
The Reader Rock Gardens are located to the South of Calgary’s Stampede Park. This quiet park is filled with gorgeous landscaping in a serene setting next to Union Cemetery. “This historic garden is a tribute to one man’s passion for plants and beauty. William Roland Reader was the Superintendent for The City of Calgary Parks from 1913 – 1942 who transformed a bare hillside into an internationally-acclaimed garden.”
We love this location for it’s gorgeous scenery year-round & fantastic photo areas. Definitely a hidden gemstone of Calgary!
2. Calgary East Village
The East Village is located on the East side of downtown Calgary. This area has a fantastic combination of old history & revitalized modern shops, businesses & art pieces. This area is a photographer’s playground and makes getting some urban feeling photos.
3. North & South Glenmore Park
The Glenmore Reservoir is home to many locations & activities on both the North & South sides. This location is a perfect spot for gorgeous natural settings with a mixture of native Alberta plants, a wide spread body of water, docks & much more.
For your next session, why not come and explore the park even more with us?
4. Lougheed House
The Lougheed House is a “…grand sandstone prairie mansion [that] was built in 1891 and enlarged in 1907.”(Lougheed house). This gorgeous structure is a magnificent backdrop for all types of sessions, and year-round. There are stunning landscaped gardens amongst the cascading steps in front of the house. A perfect photography spot with hints of old Calgary beauty.
5. Bowness Park
Bowness Park is located in the Northwest quadrant of the City next to the Bow River. After the 2013 floods a lot of work was done to revitalize the park back into a place for everyone to enjoy. Since the completion of the work, the park once again features may beautiful areas. Some of our favorites include the tea house, the train, the lagoon and the views by the river.
This location offers so much and we simply love it for it’s versatility.
Cranston is a gorgeous new neighborhood in Southeast Calgary. Along with many of the new area in Southeast Calgary there are a few great areas that provide an excellent backdrop!
7. Princes’ Island Park
Prince‘s Island Park is considered to be Calgary’s Urban Oasis. Built originally in the 1950s this park is home to many festivals & events. Due to its central location, gorgeous natural areas next to the river & historic buildings of downtown Calgary, it is the perfect spot for photographs. We love this area in every season too!!
8. McDougall Center
The McDougall Center is another great location in downtown Calgary. The building itself is a great sample of Calgary’s sandstone building history. We love this location for it’s historical building architecture, surround water features & urban setting.A hidden gem amongst the hustle & bustle of downtown its perfect for weddings & engagements.
9. Fort Calgary
Fort Calgary is truly a historic site for Calgary & offers fantastic backdrops both inside and out. We have had the privilege to watch as extensive restoration efforts have taken place. With each project the area gains more beauty. With a true reflection of the scarlet redof the North West Mounted Police evident throughout accents around the fort it offers a unique and exciting backdrop for your photographs.
10. Edworthy Park
Edworthy Park has to be one of our favorite locations on the west side of the city. This location offers the most beautiful view of downtown Calgary as well as parks, historic Douglas Fir trees & of course the Bow River. We love this location for its versatility for everyone and every age.
So there you have it, another 10 great locations for your session in Calgary! Of course, we are always searching & hunting for new spots, what are your favorite locations? Let us know by commenting below!
We are looking for a couple in love who would like to participate in a stylized wedding shoot!
First – What is a Stylized Wedding Shoot?
A Stylized Wedding is a mock up of wedding featuring some awesome vendors from around Calgary. The purpose is to feature these great vendors so that future couples will be able to see all the talent each vendor provides.
Second – Am I eligible to be the model?
Do you have an awesome significant other?
Do you want to be featured in some of Calgary’s premium magazines and websites?
Preferably – Are you engaged or already married?
If the answer is ye, then absolutely!!
Third – What will be required from us?
You will need to be available on the day of the session for approximately 4 hours. Our shoot will happen sometime the first or third weekend in April 2016. Hair & make-up will be provided and the actual photo shoot will be 1.5-2 hours long. Based on the request of the vendors providing attire, you may need to go into their location to make sure that the attire fits correctly for the shoot. Finally, we will require a signed model release for all vendors to use the images for themselves as well as a publication release for us.
Best part?? You get a copy of all the edited images as a thank you for participating!
Forth – How do we apply?
Simple! Send us an email, email@example.com, to let us know you are interested. If you have a photo of you two love birds please send that along with your email so that our vendors can start styling accordingly. We will provide you with more details when you email us.
Thank you so much for your interest! We would love to hear from you.