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Mother’s Day Mini Sessions!

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

This May 5th, supporting Rides for Relief

We are so excited to be bringing back our Mother’s day mini sessions this May in Calgary! With spring hitting us a little earlier this year we are going to be headed outside and working with the cutest truck you’ve ever seen. So it’s time to get cosy with mom and finally update those family photos that you’ve been talking about for ages!

We are also really happy to be working with Keri and Tracy of Moms, For Real / Rides For Relief, a couple of amazing women who are putting on their second annual Car Show Fundraiser to support women and families who are dealing with domestic abuse. We will be donating $50 from each session towards their organization! So not only are you getting something beautiful, you’re giving a new chance for someone in need. Read more about them and their work after the jump.

We got a sneak peek of our set up with Darylann’s truck and just had to get Keri and her 2 amazing boys in for a quick session.

We are making a full day event out of this and will have 15 minute sessions for each family with our adorable truck set, you’ll be greeted by Keri and Tracy of Moms, For Real / Rides for Relief and you’ll be working with Kaela of K&E Imaging to photograph some cute moments together! You’ll also receive snacks and water from us after your shoot leaving your bellies full and hydrated!

So to break it down, your session includes:

15 minutes on set with K&E Imaging
An easy online gallery to choose your images and share
5 edited images
Snacks
$50 donated to Rides for Relief

All for $230.00 + GST

Get your ticket from our event page on Facebook !

What to wear!

We have some really great inspiration from our mini shoot with Keri of Rides for Relief and her two sweet boys. She came all matchy matchy to the mustard yellow truck! 
Here’s a link for some more ideas for you and your family 
K&E Pinterest Page

Here’s a little more from Keri and Tracy from Moms, For Real

Domestic abuse is a very serious, and secretive topic, and Moms, For Real Tracy & Keri, have some very personal ties to this cause.

Why us?

We are women. We are moms. And, Why Not? We know that Domestic Abuse is a topic no one wants to speak about – and we are dedicated to it’s uncovering in order to bring air and light to help those who need it the VERY MOST:  THE SURVIVORS.

We are pioneers of the “Moms for REAL” movement: a group of people who believe – at the very core of our being – that a strong, healed, supported, and well nourished family will change the world.

We believe that a strong community makes that possible. Giving humans the skills to PROVIDE for themselves while in crisis, is a PRIORITY for us, as systems continue to apparently have some of them falling through cracks.
What is possible when we gather, fortify, and devote ourselves to the celebration of COMMUNITY LIFE?

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Brianna & Dave Canmore E-Session

Canmore E-Session
Brianna & David

I adore engagement sessions especially when we get to head out to the mountains! Canmore is my future living spot… Anyways! Photographing Brianna & Dave was so much fun. These two know how to goof around and I don’t think we stopped laughing. Dave is the king of Dad jokes and a good thing too with 2 little girls. Here are some awesome facts about Brianna & Dave. 

Tell us where and when you first met
We first met when Dave came into the Husky restaurant while I was serving breakfast one more. It was an instant connection.

Tell us about your first date. Where? When? What did you feel?
We went to Toad & Turtle and spent 5-6 hours just talking and laughing. We didn’t even realize how many hours we’d been there for!

When did you know your fiance was the one?
The first time we talked

When did you get engaged?
Dec 20, 2016

Tell us about the proposal (from your own point of view) Details please! (we’re sappy for this stuff)
It was hilarious and not romantic at all at first lmao (The only thing romantic was what he said when he asked lol). We had just come home from dinner with my family for my nephew’s birthday. *please be prepared for rude humor* haha….I was *ahem* peeing and was at the perfect height to look like I was going to propose to Dave. So, naturally I grabbed his hand while I was peeing and jokingly asked him “will you marry me?” Then I, as normal, let a big one rip and yelled “blow dry!!” hehehehe!!!! He laughed so hard and then walked around the corner to the bedroom. I was washing my hands and he kept grabbing me and telling me he loved me so much and I was laughing, asking him if I could wash my hands please! Haha. He took my hand and walked me to the bed and then got on one knee. Dave told me how he never thought he would want to get married until the day he met me, how I am the girl of his dreams and nothing could make him happier then to spend the rest of his life with me. We cried our little sappy eyes out and hugged and I jumped up and down haha. Obviously, I said yes! Who wouldn’t say yes to such an amazing man?! 😁 We called everyone and then I told him he can hang out with his friends now….lmao jkjk. It is a fantastic memory and I wouldn’t change anything.

What do you do together for fun? Watch sports? Drink coffee? Play games? Cook? Movies? Workout? etc…
We love to cook and watch movies together! We’re definitely into fitness and Dave is all about MMA and boxing. He used to box competitively. We also love to go out for dinner and enjoy a nice brewski here and there as well.

What is your favourite kind of wine?
Red wine….bear flag, cupcake, dreaming tree,

What are your favourite snack foods?
Chips & Candy!! Dave loves sour candies, dill pickle & ketchup chips. I love anything! Gummies and sour, all chips…I buy a lot of healthy/organic snacks

If you were to have a “ME” day, what 3 things would you do for yourself?
Massage, Spa (hair & nails), nap 😊👌🏼

What’s one thing you think we should know about you that has defined who you are today?
I feel like I have been through a lot of adversity in my life but I have come out stronger every time. Through everything, I can still see the good in people and laugh about life.

What 3 qualities best describe your fiance?
He is so fun loving, thoughtful and just loving

What would your fiance say are your best 3 qualities?
His unconditional love, his crazy sense of humour ( he always knows how to make me smile, even when I don’t feel like smiling), and how much of a hard worker he is. He is such a helpful man and I love having him around!

Tell us about your personal style. Are you modern, vintage, romantic, trendy, athletic, etc…
We are definitely romance with rustic I’d say

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
Just marrying this wonderful man and spending my life with him. Knowing that we get to be old, saggy people together.

 

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Marlene & Mark – Gold Geometric Calgary Wedding

Marlene & Mark

Calgary Wedding at Al Azhar Shriner Centre

Calgary Wedding season has slowed down a bit for K&E Imaging so now it’s time for me to catch up on posting our awesome clients on our blog! I am super stoked to share Marlene & Mark’s wedding day at the Al Azhar Shriner’s club in beautiful North Calgary. It’s such a treat when the sun is shining for such a wonderful couple. We asked them a few questions about their experience on their wedding day and what they experience with us was like! 

What was your most anticipated part of the day?
Mark: Seeing Marlene in her dress for the first time.
Marlene: I was so excited to see Mark for the first time and get through the ceremony and begin the celebration! Also cake….always cake!

Did anything unexpected happen? What was the outcome?
Mark: Family that I didn’t expect to make it managed to come!
Marlene: The whole day went so smoothly and there were no disasters…. that we knew of! It was so perfect!

What ended up being your favourite part of the day?
Mark: The speeches and the dance.
Marlene: The speeches and Marks parents slide show were definite highlights. I also loved at the end of the evening being driven to our hotel by one of Mark’s good longtime friends, he made sure there was nice music playing and was so kind to give us a ride…. since we didn’t have a plan, other than calling a cab! It really topped off the night and made us feel so special! I also loved going over all the moments and memories with Mark and sharing the few pictures we snapped throughout the day. We tried to stay together so we would have all the same memories but there were a few moments we had to catch up on; it was so wonderful to hear his version of the day and relive it through the stories he had!

In your own words describe how you felt during the most special moments of the day. IE: Getting ready, during the ceremony, right before you said “I do”
Mark: Terrible amounts of anticipation during the first reveal and stressing out over my vows. After that everything was a breeze.
Marlene: I loved getting ready with my bridal party at my parents house! I made sure to wake up early and have a coffee alone on the deck before the madness began, it gave me a sense of calm and control (definitely took some deep breaths lol). It was such a special moment for me to reflect on what was to become the best day EVER! I also loved the time Mark and I spent together getting our photos taken, it was really the only time we had alone the whole day and you both (Kaela and Elijah) made us feel so comfortable that it was nice to hug and kiss and just love on each other…. even while pictures were being snapped. I felt so overwhelmed by love and support at the end of the night, the DJ played the last song twice because no one wanted to stop dancing and having fun! Our guests surrounded us and danced around us in a big circle…. it was so incredible and I have never felt so much love! That was AMAZING! The last song was Journey, Don’t Stop Believing and it was the perfect classic sing -a-long feel good song to end the night on!

What was your wedding inspiration?
Mark: I’m going to guess Pinterest…
Marlene: I wanted to keep it simple, modern and elegant and not fuss with too many decor details and knick-knacks. I wanted the day to feel warm and welcoming… and a little bit of Pin-spo.

What song did you walk down the aisle to?
All of Me – John Legend

What song played for your first dance?
Say You Wont Let Go – James Arthur

How did you feel at the end of the day?
Mark: Thankful for all the effort that our friends, family and vendors put into our day.
Marlene: So overwhelmed with love and support and so grateful to all of our family and friends for showing us such kindness and generosity! BEST DAY EVER!

What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?
Mark: Make an effort to stay together all night. Call a cab early or make sure you have a friend with room in the backseat and a romantic playlist.
Marlene: Hire professionals. Make sure you have a few moments with your spouse alone. Take a moment to step back and just watch the party and all your loved ones having fun- its so cool to see the people you love enjoying themselves! Try and stay together so that you share all the same memories and moments!

What did you like most about working with us on your wedding day?
Mark: I really appreciated that you took time to go over the moments we thought were extra important and ensured they were captured on film. (haha film…) 
Marlene: The process leading up to our day put our minds at ease that you would capture the moments we felt were most important. You spent time getting to know us and gathering information on what we wanted. You were also so kind and gracious that being in front of the camera was not awkward and we didn’t feel posed or forced to be anything other than ourselves. All the fun little catch phrases, tricks and tactics you have to get great pictures also made for a really fun time for us and the whole wedding party! Having two “shooters” is also a HUGE plus – that many more chances to capture all the fun!

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Vendors: 

Ceremony & Reception/ Catering: Al Azhar Shriner Centre
Wedding Coordinator/ Decor: Love Crush Weddings
Flowers: Philip Chong Flower Bar
DJ: Dance! Shout! Productions
Makeup/ Hair: The Pretty Haus INC
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Moore’s 
Stationary: Pink Umbrella Designs
Rings: Ben Moss & EMBR 

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Canada Day Proposal with One & Only

A One & Only Downtown Calgary Proposal

You know its going to be a good day when Sibyl from One & Only Proposals messages you and asks you to photograph one of their next proposals. She explained one of their first dates that was on a roof top and wanted to recreate that feeling in Downtown Calgary at Hotel Le Germain

Canada Day was a little bit blustery and raining but I so wanted this to happen out on the patio for Amaan & Natasha. We pushed it to the very last minute to set up the lights and the table from Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals before they arrived. Elijah and I hid behind the pillars for when Amaan would lead her out to the spot where he would ask her to be his wife! In no time they arrived, Amaan gave a beautiful heartfelt speech, got down on one knee, and she said YES! 

My favourite part about photographing proposals is the pure emotion that comes out, there is nothing but that excitement happening and the world dissolves around them (coming from experience) Amaan told us he was afraid it would be awkward to have us there but he didn’t notice us snapping away at all. 

We are so excited for these two and definitely hope they contact us for their wedding 😉 

 
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Dana & Dylan Engagement Session

Engagement Love in the Park
A Fall Calgary Engagement Session 

Fall is such a beautiful time to photograph couples in Calgary! The colours, the light, and just everything about these sessions make me so excited. We were thrilled to meet with Dana & Dylan last August and hear about their Carriage House Inn wedding coming up in just a few days! These two love to laugh and be goofy and are always up to try something new like dance classes (first dance hint??), cooking, or painting. 

We loved that they brought their little rescue pup Frankie, who is just the sweetest little pup you’ll ever meet. We hope we’ll be seeing a bit of her on the wedding day! 

We just know this day is going to be a day filled with laughter, family, friends, and love. Have a look back at their engagement session