Things to do in Calgary: Velour Clothing Exchange

One of the things I love about living in Calgary is how small businesses are thriving. In a time when other sectors are experiencing a slump, handmade, vintage, and small are being supported by and in turn are supporting the community. This series is going to take a look at those businesses!

Vintage-fashion lover Myra Miller recently took her clothing curations to the next level and has opened up her own brick & mortar shop on 17th Ave. Velour Clothing Exchange is a beautiful and bright space, filled with fantastically unique pieces, carefully selected by Myra herself. There’s handmade art pieces hanging on the walls, and all of the fittings are locally made. Continue reading Things to do in Calgary: Velour Clothing Exchange

Makers in the Raw: Knitatude

Hands up if you have warm, happy feelings associated with yarn! There’s just something about that squishy fibre that’s so easy to love. It keeps us warm, comes in gorgeous colours, and can be expertly crafted into functional yet beautiful patterns to enjoy.

This is the world Chantal of Knitatude lives in. In her bright apartment, there’s a shrine-like quality to her studio. Nested in a large papasan chair, her hands move quickly to crank out beanies, scarves, and even purses in beautiful, brightly coloured yarn. Continue reading Makers in the Raw: Knitatude

Maple and Oak Designs Lookbook 2016

It is 100% no secret that I love the products Leonie comes up with for her Maple and Oak Designs line of fashion accessories. There is literally something for everyone, which makes shooting a lookbook dynamic and fun!

After hunting around for a great location, we started the day off in Inglewood after discovering a great deep turquoise wall. The stunning deep colour was the perfect backdrop to give great contrast to all the Spring looks, like bright pastels and beautiful florals. Continue reading Maple and Oak Designs Lookbook 2016

Makers in the Raw: Agnes in August

With a motto like “nature simplified,” it’s easy to see how Kourtney Branagan’s Agnes in August line of modern string art pieces draw the essence of the Albertan wild indoors. The soft wood grains of the boards, lovingly sanded and finished, are contrasted with the perfect angles of stringed peaks, making artworks that are wonderful additions to the walls of every outdoor enthusiast’s home.

Born in Red Deer, but living in Calgary since she was four, Kourtney has always enjoyed everything the outdoors had to offer. Adventures with her mom took her and her brother snowshoeing through the snowy wilderness in winter and camping throughout her summers. Continue reading Makers in the Raw: Agnes in August

Stephanie & Neil’s Wedding Photographs

Stephanie & Neil were married in a lovely, personalized ceremony at Knox United Church in Calgary. They followed it up with a fun and intimate reception at the historic Lougheed House. It was a very beautiful, fun, and happy day. We wish them all the love in the world!

Therese & Barry’s Wedding Day!

Therese & Barry were married on August 28th, 2013 in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The entire day was sweet, light and full of love. We wish them many many years of happiness!

For the highlights of their day, check out the slideshow below! Continue reading Therese & Barry’s Wedding Day!

Therese & Barry

Therese and Barry got engaged this year and are busy planning for their wedding next August. With the first bits of beautiful snowfall this season, we went through Prince’s Island Park for some celebratory engagement photos.

They are a very adorable couple and I had so much fun photographing them!

Erin & Alex Maslek

Erin and Alex are settling in to married life, but it’s fun to look back on their wonderful day. Set on the beautiful grounds of the Calgary Zoo, Erin and Alex were married in a sweet ceremony before their family and friends.

We had a great time photographing the pair and wish them many years of happiness!

One Year / Twelve Cameras – Canon Rebel K2 (September)

For September, I was away for the majority of it in Bulgaria. This effected my choice of camera quite a bit, since I didn’t want to take something that was too bulky or that wouldn’t offer the quality of photos I’d want from travelling.

So, I pretty much took the film version of my 5D: the Canon Rebel K2. It was a pretty safe bet and I kind of don’t regret that. It was really nice to have to feel of film for that month, analogue felt appropriate for a former Soviet bloc country. Continue reading One Year / Twelve Cameras – Canon Rebel K2 (September)