Wedding Photography in Calgary Alberta
Wedding Photography is a specialty in photography. It is based on photographing the events around a wedding. It can range from photos of your engagement, wedding announcements/invites, to photos of your actual wedding and reception. Photographers often take a mix of planned and posed shots as well as catching the action on the dance floor at the reception.
How much does wedding photography cost?
The cost of photography for your wedding varies depending on the photographer’s experience, location, date, hours of service and/or package choice. Wedding photography prices in Calgary vary from $1500 – $6000+ with most packages averaging $3000 – $4000. If you are looking for affordable wedding photography, make sure you contact a few different companies to find the right fit for your specific needs.
Questions to ask photographers
Some ideas of things to ask potential wedding photographers are as follows:
How many weddings have you photographed?
Do you specialize in a specific style?
When should I book to secure my date?
Will you travel out of town?
What equipment do you use?
Are there wedding photography packages?
What do your packages include?
Is there a deposit?
How much is the total cost?
Always ask to see some of the photographer’s previous work. This will give you an idea of what types of photos they take and if it is a fit for what you imagine for your own special day! Also, make sure to get a copy of your wedding photography contract.
How to get to your photo locations
Often times there are a variety of locations the photographer or the bride and groom have chosen. This involves loading everyone up into vehicles to get from location to location. Sometimes getting in and out of standard vehicles can be tricky in your wedding dress.
One great way to handle this is to book a limousine or a party bus. This way you can transport large groups of people to each photo spot together, ensuring time efficiency and no one getting lost when following directions.
Travel in style with luxury SUV style limousines that are much easier to step in and out of. Party Buses make for easy access for all, including having the headroom for taller guests. This way, you can relax and have some champagne on board to your photo destinations.
Many times you can get a limousine or party bus package that will include taking the bride and groom (and wedding party) to the wedding ceremony and to the reception after the photos as well. Whatever the wedding photography timeline, the limousine company can provide transportation services to follow.
Wedding photography ideas in Calgary
There are many unique locations and parks in Calgary to take beautiful wedding photos. For ideas on photo locations for your special event, please see our Wedding Photo Blog
You can ask your friends and family who they have used in the past as references from personal experience are always the best. Alternatively, we have compiled a list of some of the Calgary Wedding Photography services below. Contact directly for pricing.
Edward Ross Photography has photographed over 1000 weddings, with approximately 30 – 35 weddings booked each year. They offer service throughout western Canada and will also travel for destination weddings. They offer a variety of packages as well as custom options. Price ranges from $2500 – $5000.
Kristi Sneddon has shot hundreds of weddings over her 20-years of experience. She limits herself to 15 weddings per year. She offers services in Calgary and surrounding areas, as well as B.C. and even some international destination weddings.
She offers both hourly rates as well as package options. All photography includes two photographers, engagement session, wedding day digital files and options to add albums, wall art and gifts. Price varies depending on your needs but average around $3000 – $5000.
Reminiscences Wedding Studios has over 12 photographers and they have shot over 400 weddings in nine countries. They are Calgary wedding photographers but offer service throughout Canada and the USA and will also do custom quotes for destination weddings.
They offer hourly packages for single day weddings. They are a popular choice for Indian wedding photography as they do have multi-day wedding packages as well. Prices start from $4850.
Ashley Daphne Photography is a husband and wife photography duo and they photograph 12 – 16 wedding a year. They are based in Calgary but provide service throughout Alberta, B.C. and will travel for destination weddings. They offer a variety of packages as well as custom packages to capture exactly what a couple is looking for.
Chinook Photography shoots approximately 50 – 60 weddings a year with 12 years of experience. They offer services local to Calgary as well as out of town. They have an hourly charge and are very flexible when it comes to working with clients and will certainly find something that will work just for your needs. A $500 deposit is required when booking.
RENKOR Photography is a husband and wife photographer team. They have shot over 60 weddings in the last 10 years and offer service in Calgary as well as out of town. They offer both hourly rates and package rates, depending on your needs. A 50% deposit is required when booking.
White Sneaker Weddings have shot approximately 100 weddings and an average of 11 weddings per year. They are based in Calgary but do offer out of town service for additional fees. They offer 4 different packages ranging from $3500 – $4600 with a non-refundable deposit of $1000.
Carly Hill Photography has photographed over 40 weddings. Carly mostly services Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis and Calgary area but she has also travelled internationally for destination weddings as well.
She offers packages rather than hourly rates so that guests do not need to worry about time on their big day. All packages include full-day coverage with two photographers. Average cost is $4200.
Connor Esau is new to the wedding industry, having shot 5 weddings so far. However, he also has quite a bit of experience doing corporate work for various companies. He offers service in Calgary as well as out of town.
There are standard packages to choose from as well as custom service available. This is strictly a videography service, not photography. Prices start at $1590.
Tyler Duffy has 5 years of experience in the film industry both in front of and behind the camera, giving his wedding videos a more cinematic feel. He started shooting weddings in 2019 and will travel to any location, including international destination weddings. After a personal consultation on your specific needs, you can get a price quote but packages start at $1500 with various options that can be added to the package.