Calgary Wedding Photographer

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Calgary, Alberta is your home and you have selected this fabulous city as your location to get married, fantastic.  Could it be any better, you have a gorgeous city and located in the background is the Canadian Rockies! 

Now what?

Here are some thoughts, questions and ideas to get you started

Where in Calgary will you become married! Do you need a wedding planner? How about your flowers?   Who will photograph your wedding day? Do we get uncle Bob or should we go cheap and hope for the best or should I invest in a professional wedding photographer!  Well, rest assured, when you commission me I will do my very best to help you or point you towards the correct and reliable vendors in question. After all, I am a professional Calgary wedding photographer and I believe in maintaining an open door policy.  One thing is for sure, you now have many exciting things to keep you busy up to your wedding day. This journey of yours is truly incredible and I’m frankly very excited for you. 

With Canmore and Banff National Park both set within The Canadian Rockies you will find your out of town friends and family members will likely make a mini vacation of your wedding celebration. That's right, it's very probable they will explore Banff and Canmore either prior your Calgary wedding celebration. Perfect!  Click on either Banff or Canmore to learn more about those locations.

A Few Words About Me

My fashion approach to wedding photography with the bride and groom and the bridal party is an aspect of my photography that I am exceedingly proud of. 

London, England was my home and growing up in a fast moving world of fashion has allowed me to express my vision into my photography. Also taking inspiration from leading magazines like Vogue truly opens the creative avenues with the way I see photography. 

Transforming my imagination into images is so much fun and having the trust of my clients to create images that are timeless is extremely rewarding. When you employ a photographer like me, you don’t get someone to just turn up for your wedding day but you will receive an experience.

Calgary Wedding Locations

How quickly do key venues book up a year?  Key venues will book up a year to two years in advance! Yikes…. If you’re in a rush to get married in Calgary you might have to become very creative with venue locations. However, if you have time on your hands there is no need to rush.. Phew…  But, you will need to be organized otherwise time will vanish on your and before you cognize it, you’ll have no choices left!

Calgary wedding couples can choose from hotels to parks or restaurants all over Calgary. A number of wonderfulcp pavillion calgary wedding venues reception photos restaurant venues in Calgary to think about are: Blink Restaurant & Bar, River Cafe, Teatro, Murrietas Bar & Grill, Bonterra Trattoria, Quails Gate Winery, Lougheed House, Calgary Zoo. There are also several spectacular hotels to select from when booking your reception. Hotel Arts, The Westin Calgary, The Fairmont Palliser, Sheraton Eau Clair Hotel, Calgary Hyatt, The Marriott are just some of the most popular Calgary restaurant locations to think about for your wedding day reception.

Calgary offers many gorgeous locations and to photograph the bride and groom, but it does come down to the amount of time the photographer is given to get the most images on your wedding day. Creative sessions often run much smoother when an engagement shoot is done before the wedding day. It allows me, your photographer and yourselves time to get comfy with each other and then the tension is gone and only beautiful images result on your wedding day.

Calgary Wedding Planners

This is a big one. Way too often people think they can do everything themselves and won’t even contemplate hiring a wedding planner. Planning a wedding is very exciting, but it does involve a lot of work. Way more than you can even comprehend right now. 

Don’t let the fun be taken away from your wedding because the planning is getting in Reception Designed by Design Evelyn Clark Weddingthe way. I have too often seen the bride, so worn and exhausted on her wedding day that she wasn’t able to fully enjoy the day all because of the planning was way too much. In conjunction with planning the bride and groom also felt that they had to please too many people. Try not allow your wedding day celebration be lost in the planning process. This is your day! 

If you know that you’re the type of individual who will need help organizing things, don’t be afraid of getting in touch with a wedding planner.  They actually cost way less that you might be thinking. Calgary has many fantastic wedding planners to select from. I have been really fortunate to work with some of the best. Please contact me personally if you would like a referral to a wedding planner or take a look at my referral list page by clicking here.

Calgary Wedding Dresses

Calgary Wedding Photographer

My wife laughs at me as I talk about dresses way too much. I love them. Think of it this way, your day is this huge celebration and all eyes are on the bride and groom. Once your dress goes on it’s like you’re on a different planet. It’s magical and you’ll be floating all day long. Love your dress, find styles that you enjoy and seek out fabulous vendors or shops. I’ve even had a bride who found her dress accidentally when she was on vacation in Scotland. 

When you buy your wedding dress in Calgary, Alberta it should be a super fun process. Why not check out these locations: Bridal Centre, Ethos Bridal Group, Beautiful Bride, Bellezza Bridal Shop, Sonias Bridal Studio, JBR Bridal and Novia Mia.

Calgary Engagement Photography

I absolutely love photographing engagement shoots.  It’s during this time that you have time to relax and have photographs taken with no real worry about time. 

Calgary Sunset Engagement & Wedding Photos

Your wedding day is a busy day, really busy and super fun.  The engagement shoots that I offer are amazing. 

You’ll learn about posing, good angles, how to work your lines in front of the camera and so much more. I believe in empowering my clients with knowledge so do their wedding day they have the confidence and knowledge in looking fabulous in front of the camera. 

Locations for your shoot could be downtown Calgary, Bragg Creek, Okotoks or we could go out to Banff, Canmore. Not sure if you need or want an engagement session, read this article to find out more.

I'd love to hear from you today.  Contact me at Geoff Wilkings Photography to just chat or go ahead and book in your Engagement Photo session and get your wedding photography plans started.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.



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