Weddings are Kara Selby's passion. She's been the bride in one, a guest at several, and the lead photographer at more than 50 matrimonial celebrations. This extensive experience has imbued Kara with an instinctive understanding of these events as a whole, and has trained her to avoid common glitches, such as forgetting to blur the face of an undercover best man. With the help of other shutterbugs at Inspired Photography, Kara captures the intimate details of a bride's big day, from close-up shots of bridal jewellery and bouquets to posed portraits of the wedding party and candid shots of the couple's first dance.
Kara also exports her signature style to portrait photography, snapping heartwarming photos of pregnant mothers, newborns, and families. She frequently swaps traditional eye-level portraits for quirky canted angles and aerial shots of sleeping babies in colour and black and white. Her studio also plays host to playful boudoir shoots that often incorporate props ranging from stilettos and pearls to guitars and umbrellas.
Not content merely to stay behind the lens, Kara passes her substantial image savvy on to pupils via hands-on, in-studio workshops that help nascent photographers get acquainted with their camera’s operations and functions through interactive tutorials and by reading embarrassing diary entries from the operations manual.
Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.
Helmed by a nationally accredited photographer, Bumblebee Photography strives to capture the special moments of everyday life. Photographers create an informal, laid-back atmosphere for sittings, as they photograph memories for occasions such as weddings, graduations, or portraits of families or couples.
Photographer Shalene Cennon begins each appointment with a consultation to determine exactly what kind of shoot her clients are after. She adapts her professional eye to suit their desires and capture portraits of children, couples, and families of up to six. Shalene might turn her lens on a simple day at the park, or preserve memories from a truly special event, such as an engagement. She also takes more traditional headshots for use in a corporate setting, applied to business cards, resumes, or company bios. She takes the name of her business—Creatively Speaking Photography—from the amalgamation of her expertise with the customer’s style, a recipe she has successfully produced for more than 17 years.
Many ancient cultures feared photographs would capture their subject's soul. Though seasoned photographer Jamie Lawrence leaves her subjects' souls intact, her camera lures and captures their personalities like so many photogenic moths to a flashbulb flame. Lawrence's own background includes experience as a model, and her work behind the lens has taken her around the world, from destination weddings at Riviera Maya to outdoor shoots in Italy. She loves to work in the places that mean the most to her clients, capturing bold colour and black and white poses set against parks and cityscapes.
Charisma Studio frames subjects in memorable poses, turning fleeting moments into timeless keepsakes or decorative items. Each photo in their portfolio bursts with life, capturing moments such as kids playing hide-and-seek or newlyweds walking arm-and-arm on the beach. The studio offers photography services for all occasions, including portrait packages, boudoir photo shoots, and wedding photography.