Fairytale Photography | Cosplay Photographer in Didsbury

Fairytale Photography | Cosplay Photographer in Didsbury

In an enchanted forest just West of Didsbury, AB hides a secret location.  If you stand very still you can hear the tinkling of tiny bells on little feet, smell the unmistakable scent of mint leaves and maybe … just maybe see a beautiful fairy flitting through the sun drenched fields.

Wood fairy holding a mirror reflecting the grass

Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? The knight in shining armor that rescues a damsel in distress. Or a beautiful maiden that pushes past the gruff exterior of a devilishly handsome brute, only to discover he has a tender side.  Open the door to your imagination and step into the intriguing world of Cosplay.

Fairy blowing dandelions into the wind

Here at the Elegant Images studios, we had a chance to jump head first into this fantastic world of fantasy with the stunning Rose Chantal.  Rose is no stranger to Cosplay or the arts.  In our photo session with her, Rose helped us gently push the boundaries of this area of make believe.

Nightingale fairy hugging spring flowersFrom the images you can see, we were able to create a magical feel of innocence in conjunction with a portrait of evil that often exists in the realm of childhood fairy tales.

Fairytale photoshoot princess with her white horse kissing her neck

Through excellent costuming, subtle props and a bit of imagination Shane & Rose were able to construct a set of breathtaking images, that feel like you have stepped into a secret enchanted world.

Fairytale queen holding a hand mirror looking over her shoulder

Angry fairytale queen

Looking to create your own glamorous fairytale photo shoot?  Call us, we have the perfect location. 403-617-7280

Spring Fairy hugging spring flowers

Sexy Cowgirl Boudoir Photography Alberta Style

Sexy Cowgirl Boudoir Photography Alberta Style

Are you a Country girl at heart?  Would you rather drive a pickup than a sports car? How about drive a tree lined lane rather than the hussel and bussel of the concrete jungle? Or how about dipping your fishing line in the river rather than trolling the malls? Daisy dukes or formal dress? ……  You get what we are Saying.  Are you a Country girl?

Glamour Boudour cowgirl photoshoot

At Elegant Images we understand, cause we love shooting the Country girl too.  We are already out in the rural country. We can do your sexy boudoir shoot in a field, a river, near a waterfall or even on top of a mountain if that is what you want for your backdrop to you epic Sexy Country girl Shoot. Or we can do it right here on the farm with some horses to shoot with.  If you don’t want to show as much skin as some of our other clients, then you can always wear your daisy dukes and a nice flannel shirt can be a amazingly sexy combination. The possibilities are endless….. if you can think it we can shoot it…

So if you want to book a sexy Cowgirl boudoir or Glamour type shoot just give Natalie a call at 403 617-7280 to schedule you pre consult today!

 

 

Mother & Daughter Portrait Session

Mother & Daughter Portrait Session

A Glamorous Mother & Daughter Portrait Session

With Wendy & Amanda from Didsbury, AB

There is something so beautiful about photographing a Mother with her Daughter; the glow of motherly pride, the shared tender smiles and the genuine bursts of laughter.

A couple of weeks back, Amanda contacted us.  Her goal was to create an irreplaceable birthday present for her mom, Wendy. Amanda wanted to give her mom the unique gift of seeing herself through the eyes of her husband, her children and her grandchildren.  To show her the beauty they see EVERYDAY…  inside and out.

With that in mind, we set out to create a full-blown luxury experience for Amanda & Wendy.  We called in our team of hair & make-up artists, ordered the champagne & chocolate dipped strawberries and made sure our led photographer was primed and ready to go

Their day began with being pampered!  Nibbling on a few goodies, sipping wine and having their hair and make-up done like a movie star.

We spent the hour getting to know them better. We learned that Wendy is an avid motorcyclist and Amanda is a local artist that uses high voltage electricity to create art on wood. (check out her Facebook page @letyourarcflow)

Mother daughter photo shoot in pinkThen we asked the girls our favorite question, “when was the last time you were professionally photographed?”  We were shocked to learn that Wendy had never been professionally photographed!  Not only that, but she timidly admitted to us, that she only appeared in a handful of images throughout the years.  This warm, caring, nurturing mother was essentially missing from the pictures that her children and grandchildren would lovingly remember her with.  We were determined to change that for her!

A couple of times throughout the shoot, Shane and I caught ourselves commenting to each other about how relaxed the day felt.  As he clicked away, we could see their initial shyness melting away. There was no fuss or frenzy, just a happy playfulness attitude that surfaced.  They coordinated outfits and colors, recommended a lipstick change or foundation touch up, and when they were asked lean into the camera; the ladies would strategically cocked an eyebrow and burst into melodious laughter.

Toward the end of their session, the two strong men in their lives arrived to join in the fun.  We were thrilled to see Wendy’s husband Doug carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the birthday girl and a few selected pieces from their favorite pastime, tucked under his arm.

Seriously, what photographer could resist taking a couple of shots of this adventurous couple in their Motorcycle Leathers?

Even Tom, Amanda’s fiancee was sweep into playful spirit of the day. He was even willing to venture outside in minus 25 degree weather to have a few photos taken with the horses and meet our pet turkey. It was compelling to watch the uncomplicated love and pride these gentlemen had for these ladies.

Shane and I are honoured to spend a few hours photographing this wonderful group of people.  I believe the best thing we can give each other is the gift of time. Time spent making memories, and having those moments captured for all time.

If you would like us to create a luxury experience, complete with heirloom portraits with your mom, contact us today.  It’s not just the portraits you walk away with, but the memory of the time you’ve spent together.

A big thank you to our team! Margaret Rohanchuk – Makeup artist & Caitlan Hunter – Hair stylist. Thanks ladies fantastic job!

 

What is Glamour Photography?

What is Glamour Photography?

What does Wikipedia say about Glamour photography?

Glamour photography is a genre of photography in which the subjects are portrayed in erotic poses ranging from fully clothed to nude. The term may be a euphemism for erotic photography.

Umm…. I am not sure, but that is not what we mean when we say we are a Glamour photographer.  We want to photograph women of all ages and sizes and we strive to make them feel beautiful.  Alot of the time you are behind the camera capturing the moments that matter, but now is you time.  It is your time to feel like the most important person in the room.  This time is all about you. We believe you should be in pictures for your kids and grandkids to cherish for all time.

Most of us are very critical of the way we look. I don’t think many of us wake up in the morning and say “Damn I look Good! I had better go do another photoshoot.”  Our friends and family love us no matter what, they do not see the tiny flaws that we sometimes obsess about.  No… they see only the sparkle in your eye and your beautiful personality. And that sparkle is what we love to capture!

We believe that everyone should have a chance to be photographed in the most glamorous way possible. Your children and grandkids will cherish the photos forever. Now is the time to book that photo that will last a lifetime.  Call  Natalie at

403 617-7280 today.

Shoot & Share Photo Contest for 2017

Shoot & Share Photo Contest for 2017

The results are in and Elegant Images is extremely proud to announce that we are among this year’s winners of the Shoot & Share photo contest!

With over 330,000+ photo submissions Shane’s picture of Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park placed 19th  (see above) in the Wanderlust category.  At the same time, three of his other photo entries were selected as finalist, which means those pictures also made it all the way to the end.

Lake Louise viewing googles

Ground Squirrel eating an almond

The Natural Bridge

Out of the 50 breathtaking images Shane submitted, a number of them landed in the top 10%, 20% and 30% of all photos submitted.  It is an incredible honor to be named on such an illustrious list, considering the fierce competition he faced in all categories.

Great Grey in the snow

The Shoot & Share photo contest is billed as “The World’s Fairest Photo Contest.”  Competitors can enter up to 50 photos in 25 different categories; pitting their talent and skills against 75,000+ exhibitors in over 150 different countries.  There is a whole host of prizes that can be won, ranging from free memberships, free software, workshops, even a cash prize or two.

Max a cute puppy

This photo contest is unique in that each photo is displayed an equal number of times during the entire competition. The photographer’s name is never displayed, ensuring that each photo will be judged on its own merits.  This method of blind judging helps level the playing field for all competitors, so that a well-known artist cannot rally support from his/ her current followers or via social media.

Beautiful Sarah Butterfly Portrait Shoot

But the best part has to be that voting is open to everyone.  Shane’s top images were selected by people just like you. Thanks to everyone that voted Shane will be receiving a Badge for his 19th place finish and the acknowledgement of a job well done.

We would like to congratulate this year’s winners, and give a hardy slap on the back to all the other participants.  We know how hard it is to put yourself out there and compete on such a grand scale.  Magnificent work everybody! We will see you all again next year!