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Big Love


days that make your cheeks hurt and your heart sing

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Big Love


days that make your cheeks hurt and your heart sing

Best part of my job? Being around big love.

I believe the photos should be about the wedding day, rather than the wedding day being about the photos. You can trust me to make it all look good, or fun, or funny, or emotional, or whatever is real on your day. Because real is the best thing going.

If you’re making plans to marry your best friend on a beach, on a mountaintop, amidst friends, or all alone, I'd love to hear about your big love. Get in touch


I haven’t taken time to thank you for the amazing job you did of capturing our day. So, thank you!!!  I felt so comfortable with you the entire day, and that was something I always assumed I would have trouble with. But you made it easy and fun and, of course, I love the photos.  Maybe too much… having a tough time deciding for the album!   Greg Anderson

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Kicking Horse


feel like you're on top of the world. look like it too. 

Kicking Horse


feel like you're on top of the world. look like it too. 

Kicking Horse Resort. Elevated elegance sums it up nicely.

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Golden BC


a darned good place to get hitched.

Golden BC


a darned good place to get hitched.

Golden is a humble little town

A bit farther off the beaten track, a bit less trampled than Banff. With big views and kind-hearted locals, with lots of adventuring and some damn fine dining. It's a great mini-destination. And for a tiny town, Golden has a hard-working and professional posse of wedding vendors. They impress. I'm not a wedding planner, but I know some good people, so get in touch for vendor or venue ideas.


The pics are truly incredible. Thank you so so much. I can’t express my gratitude enough for all of the little moments and details you included… looking through them I feel like I’m experiencing the day over and over… which I wish I could!  And… drumroll… Stephan (who, if you can remember, argued getting a photographer would be a total waste of money), completely agrees! Thanks for coping with the constant chaos like a champion and (somehow) managing to capture pretty much everyone who was there! Amazing! Everyone looks so natural and happy and in the moment… exactly what we were looking for.   Andrea Moir
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Will Travel


with bells on. not literally. that would be loud.

Will Travel


with bells on. not literally. that would be loud.

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list Susan Sontag

Back before I dropped some roots in Golden BC, I was on the road. Traveling as much as possible. I love it nearly as much as I love making photographs. And to do the two together? The best. 

I've shot weddings from Maine to Nicaragua, Jackson Hole to Cuba, Wisconsin to Savary Island, and I'm always game for an adventure. Además, hablo español (what's more, I speak Spanish).

Travel to weddings in the Canadian Rockies is often free of charge, including venues like Emerald Lake, Cathedral Mountain Lodge, and locations in Lake Louise, Banff, and Canmore. The same goes for weddings in the Columbia Valley, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, and Panorama.

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Details


questions, answered.

Details


questions, answered.

What's your style?

My style combines a big emphasis on candid, photojournalistic shooting, a bit of guided posing (not everyone knows what to do in front of the camera), and always an eye for the small moments and details that help tell the story of the day. For the most part, I try to blend into the background, but I know when to step up and wrangle the wild groomsmen too. 

Am I going to have to pose and smile for hours to get a good shot?

Not at all. I'm a big believer that your wedding day should be spent with your crew, all those great people that came from far and wide to see you and love you up. I'm quick. And I'm sneaky about fitting in a few posed portraits here and there, so that it never feels like a chore. 

DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?

Yep. And they can be a great way to warm up to the camera. No practice is required, we'll make great photos either way. But if you're extra nervous about how it might all shake down on the wedding day, an engagement session can put you at ease.

How much is this going to cost me?

Wedding packages start at $3450. Elopements start at $1850. I also have creative suggestions on how you can afford a real investment in wedding photography. After all, you'll want your photos be around for generations, long after any other remnant of your wedding day (other than your love, of course). All packages include print-ready digital files and the option of adding a beautifully crafted flushmount album.

MY Man is Camera Shy, IS THAT A PROBLEM?

I am too, so I understand. I do everything I can to put people at ease, and I've been told I have the ability to pull folks out of their shell when the camera is around. 

How far in advance do we have to book?

I love the privilege of documenting weddings, but I only take a limited number of bookings each year. Sometimes that means I'm booked a year in advance, sometimes I can fit in an elopement next week. There's no hard and fast rule, so when you know your date, get in touch


This sounds right up my alley. How do we book?

Start by sending me a quick message with the date and location of your wedding to check my availability. From there, we can set up a time to chat by phone or in person to be sure it's a good fit. When we've settled on which package is going to work best for you (or crafted a custom package to meet your needs), I'll send you a contract to firm things up. The booking process is complete when I've received the signed contract and your deposit. Then the date is all yours, meaning you can cross a big item off the planning list and kick back with a glass of wine. Yes.


Adam and I couldn't have been happier with Claire as our wedding photographer.  Claire's professional and fun attitude throughout the day put both of us at ease and made us feel confident that all our special moments would be captured.   Adriann Legate