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Our Gift

To us, photography is more than a career or talent, it is an art.

[IS] believes that photography is about you. Our signature imagery is truly inspired by your chemistry and unique personalities. We believe in building relationships with our clients, so our images speak to the true emotion and meaning you've inspired; poetic photography is our gift.

Our Service

Professional, dazzling, and fresh imagery. At [IS], we are committed to creating the finest images possible. Getting to know and understand our clients enable us to provide a full service approach that is tailored for their specific needs. We are grateful that our clients recognize our artistic vision and entrust us with their story to tell in our poetic style.

Awards

Best of the Best 2013 Engagements Collection - 50 World's Best Engagement Photographers by Junebug Weddings

2013  Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Awards
+ 2013 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (Won 1st Place - Wedding Album - Wedding Album Multi-Shooter)
+ 2013 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (Won 1st Place - Engagement Album)
+ 2013 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (Won 3rd Place - Engagement Album)
+ 2013 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (Won 3rd Place - Informal & Formal Album)
+ 2013 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Prints (1 x Accolades of Excellence - Bride & Groom only)

Top 25 Wedding Photographers of 2013 by WeddingBells Canada

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Best of the Best 2012 - 50 World's Best Wedding Photographers by Junebug Weddings

2012  Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Awards
+ 2012 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (Won 3rd Place - Engagement Album)
+ 2012 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (3 x Accolades of Excellence - Wedding Album Multi-Shooter and Informal Albums)

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Best of the Best 2011 -  50 World's Best Wedding Photographers by Junebug Weddings

2011  Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Awards
+ 2011 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (Won 3rd Place - Informal Album)
+ 2011 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (5 x Accolades of Excellence - Wedding Album Multi-Shooter and Informal Albums)
+ 2011 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (4 x Accolade of Excellence - Engagement, Bride & Groom Together Category)

2011  Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association 
+ 2011 AGWPJA Q2 Contest (2x Reception)

2011  Wedding Photojournalist Association 
+ 2011 WPJA Q1 Contest (Creative)
+ 2011 WPJA Q2 Contest (Reception)
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2010 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Awards
+ 2011 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (7 x Accolades of Excellence - Engagement, Bride & Groom Together and Glamour Category)
+ 2010 W.P.P.I (Los Angeles, USA) Q1 (1x Bride & Groom)
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2009  Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Awards
+ 2009 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (Won 3rd Place - Premier)
+ 2009 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Print Awards (3 x Accolade of Excellence - Engagement, Bride & Groom Together Category)
+ 2009 W.P.P.I (Las Vegas, USA) Album Awards (1x Accolade of Excellence – Wedding Album Multi-shooter)

2009  Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association
+ 2009 AGWPJA Q1 Contest (Ceremony)

2009  Wedding Photojournalist Association
+ 2009 WPJA Q4 Contest (Off-Camera Flash/Strobe)
+ 2009 WPJA Q4 Contest (Engagement Portrait)

Professional Affiliations

Features Works / Publications / Press

+ Perfect Wedding
+ Rangefinder
+ Wedluxe
+ Wedding Obsession
+ Best Of Wedding Photography
+ Cake and Pictures
+ A Million Little Details
+ Travel I Do
+ Style Me Pretty
+ Junebug Weddings
+ Wedding Bells

We are active members of the following professional affiliations:
+ Style Me Pretty (SMP)
+ Wedluxe: Glitterati - Leaders and Trendsetters of Canada's Wedding Industry
+ Wedding Photojournalist Assc' (WPJA)
+ Artistic Guild of WPJA [AG](WPJA)
+ Wedding and Portrait Photographers Int'l  (WPPI)
+ Professional Photographers of America  (PPA)
+ Graphic Designers of Canada  (GDC)

Caroline + Chris Wedding :: Butterflies (Calgary, AB) Part II of II

Words by Maureen Young

Edmonton Wedding Photographers

Dance with me
Don’t say a word just dance with me
Let the world outside dissapear
Baby, what we got here is all we need
Dance with me
~ Dance with me, Johnny Reid

The zoo provided ample backdrops to catch Caroline + Chris being at times a picture of love and at others goofy and fun-loving. The butterfly pavilion in particular was the an ideal setting for Caroline + Chris, as they too go together and never drift apart.  Self-described Bridezilla Caroline had her cousin Matthew tagging along acting as her keeper (the only Bridezilla thing about her!).  Matthew was a huge help when it came to helping us with our equipment – thanks dude!

As the newlyweds walked around the zoo other visitors offered their congratulations and the little girls screamed about how pretty Caroline’s dress was.   A peacock strutting his stuff tried to steal the show but even he couldn’t flaunt his feathers to outshine the bride.  Realising defeat, he walked off.

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Edmonton Wedding Photography

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Calgary Wedding Photographer

Calgary Wedding Photographer

Calgary Wedding Photography

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Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Edmonton Wedding Photography

The reception took place beside the butterfly pavilion, orchids decorated the tables where their petals looked like the soaring wings of a butterfly.  Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception prior to dinner, where having a foodie couple meant the food was particularly delicious.

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Calgary Wedding Photographers

Calgary Wedding Photographer

Calgary Wedding Photography

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Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Caroline’s brother did a speech, offering advice to Chris on living with Caroline.  A bond already established, he told Chris he could always talk to him when Caroline was having a hissy fit.  Melissa, Caroline’s best friend from elementary, gave a heartfelt speech about her best friend and their friendship, bringing tears to Caroline’s eyes.

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Caroline’s mom asked her nephews to narrate the story behind the Chinese wedding tradition so Chris’ family could better understand it.  Alvin narrated while Alfred and Alex helped the newlyweds with costumes and through the motions.  Chris was wrapped in a red bow, topped off with a Chinese style hat, while Caroline had a red silk cloth put over her head.  Chris’ parents sat on chairs, red pockets of money in hand, as Caroline + Chris bowed 3 times.

The 3 bows were to:
1) Heaven & Mother Earth to show respect for nature
2) New Parents – Caroline is being wed into the Watson’s family
3) Groom Facing Bride – to show respect for each other

In Chinese weddings the colour red is used to symbolise prosperity and good fortune.  As in other wedding ceremonies, guests preside as witnesses to affirm the couple’s commitment to one another.

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Calgary Wedding Photographer

The dance floor opened with the newlyweds holding each other tightly and swaying to ‘Dance with me’ by Johnny Reid.  Guests were all smiles in the background as they watched the couple savour their first dance.  Caroline then took to the dance floor with her dad and Chris with his mom before all the guests joined in.   Caroline’s side of the family showed us Chinese style dancing.

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Edmonton Wedding Photography

Edmonton Wedding Photographers

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Edmonton Wedding Photographers

Caroline +Chris, thank you for the great hospitality in Calgary.  We loved having the chance to meet both sides of your family and making new quirky and fun friends from overseas.  Hope you have a great honeymoon in Hawaii and we can’t wait to compare island stories when you’re back!  How amazing is Hawaiian food!

Love
Anthony and Rina