Roisin + Ian Engagement | St. Patrick's Island | Calgary Wedding Photographers

We met these two for a walk around St. Patrick's Island (just as the leaves had fully come alive!). The forecast was showing thundershowers but we decided to pack some umbrella's and go for it anyway... and we're SO glad that we did.

As we wandered through the Island, some clouds slowly rolled in, giving us some dynamic lighting and beautiful skies! It was almost like there was a sense of magic in the air (Yes, corny we know...).

Roisin + Ian, you guys really do have such great chemistry and are an obvious match! Thanks for hanging with us, we can't wait for your big day :)

Kendal + Kevin | Calgary Husband and Wife Photographers

ENDLESS WANDERERS, SERIOUS PICNICKERS + RED WINE DRINKERS

Hey guys, I’m Kendal and that tall guy under me is my husband, Kevin. We are based on the edge of the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta. We are lifestyle photographers who capture life and love just as we see it - nothing overdone, over-processed or over-posed. We love to explore and are equally inspired by passionate people and the great outdoors. 

It's been awhile so we feel it's time to share a little more about ourselves and give you an insider’s look at K+K. We’ve been using the following 3 questions as a way to get to know our clients and so we figured we would flip things around and put ourselves in the spotlight. 

1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

Kevin: Any of the Nordic countries. Our stop in Iceland a couple of years ago has me hooked!

Kendal: Canada! Haha. I’ve travelled a lot but really feel that I haven’t seen enough of my own country. I’d love to visit some of the Atlantic Provinces, the east coast looks beautiful!

2. What’s your favourite place to eat in YYC?

Kevin: Notable. Kendal took me out for my birthday one year and it’s been my favourite ever since.

Kendal: This is a tough one, but if I had to choose I would say Anju (I was heartbroken when the old location shut, but luckily it was only temporary). Second place would be Sidewalk Citizen Bakery... you can find us there most mornings.

3. What’s your go-to song/artist at the moment?

Kevin: The National. Hard to resist those silky smooth vocals.

Kendal: The XX for me. I’m pretty obsessed with their latest album ‘I See You’.

There’s a quick look at us - travel, music + food are three pretty key parts in who we are. But what about photography? 


Why are there TWO of you?

Well, it's quite simple - we started shooting as a couple and have never stopped. Now we couldn’t see it any other way. We’re both able to ‘run the show’ but we work best as a team. You could say we’re that annoying married couple that just ‘gets’ each other and we bounce ideas off one another on the fly. Plus, you get two unique perspectives throughout the entire day. 

Any tips for choosing a wedding photographer?

Actually...We have an entire guide devoted to finding the right photographer for your wedding. Everyone is different and finding your perfect match is key. 

Just head to kendalandkevin.ca/kk-guide and put on your reading pants :)

How do you deal with bad weather during your shoots?

We don’t. Haha! Truthfully, we always come up with a ‘plan b’ but we almost never use it. Instead, we encourage our couples to embrace the weather, no matter how scary that sounds. Wind, rain, snow... all good stuff. If you have a beautiful outdoor space and there’s a chance of rain, grab an umbrella. It will help define your day and your photos will be stunning!

What would be your ‘ideal’ Wedding to shoot?

Our ideal wedding could take many forms and shapes as we really love when couples follow their own unique vision! That said, we’re always excited about a small, intimate ceremony outdoors - with friends and family united for the day. Simple, yet elegant. (And oh yeah, good food is a must!)

Into the Wild | Canadian Rockies Elopement

‘Into The Wild’ showcases everything we love about elopements - unimpeded love with no distractions. 

Photographers: Kendal + Kevin Photography | www.kendalandkevin.ca | @kendalandkevin

Bride’s Attire: The Bridal Boutique YYC | www.thebridalboutique.ca | @thebridalboutiqueyyc

Groom’s Attire: Zara | www.zara.com/ca | @zara

Models Sophia Models International | www.sophiamodels.com | @sophiamodelsint | Bride: Shantel Kyle | Groom: Erik Ness 

Jewels: Joydrop | www.joydrop.ca | @joydropyyc

Hair + Makeup: Botega Hair Salon  | www.botegahair.com | @botega_banff

Floral Designs: Flower Chix | www.flowerchix.com | @flowerchixyyc

Vintage Pieces: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling + Rentals | www.orangetrunk.ca | @orangetrunk

Bottle of Bubbly: Bricks Wine Company | www.brickswine.ca | @brickswineco

Assistant: Michelle Johnson | www.mjay.ca | @mjay.ca

Rachelle + Dan | The Lake House | Calgary Wedding Photographers

One of our favourite venues in Calgary is The Lake House at Lake Bonavista. It is such a gorgeous spot, nestled up against the lake. As part of CRMR, the atmosphere and food combine to make the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Add Rachelle + Dan to the mix and you've got the perfect setup for a special day.

One of our favourite parts of the day was the first look in the early afternoon. We set them up along the water's edge at the Mahogany Wetlands (minutes away from their home). Seeing the joy in Dan's face as he walked towards Rachelle was priceless and their happiness was infectious - we couldn't wipe the giant smiles on our faces. Such a beautiful moment!

Their ceremony at The Lake House was simply stunning. The aisle led directly into the fireplace with natural light pouring in from the windows, just enough to create a subtle romantic mood. As the evening progressed into the dinner and speeches, soft snow started to come down (those really big 'magical' snowflakes) so we decided to steal R+D away for some photos outside. It was too good to pass up! 

All in all, it was an amazing day and we're extremely grateful to be there to capture it for such an incredible couple! We hope you guys are enjoying married life and hope to see you around town (maybe some cocktails at The Nash :) ) 

Thanks to our team of vendors:

Day-of-Planner | Wedding Worx

Floral Designs | Pretty Petals Floral Design

Venue | The Lake House

DJ | Sounds Unlimited

Makeup | Valerie Guzman

Mirna, Jamie + Baby Luka | In-Home Lifestyle Family Session

While we love working outdoors, sometimes we switch things up completely and stick inside. Our in-home family sessions are a good example and truthfully, we adore them! We want to capture you where you're most comfortable, whether it's going for a hike in the mountains or just hanging at home as a family. Photo shoots shouldn't be stressful (they should be fun!) and we want to capture your family doing what you do best, just being together.  

Mirna + Jamie welcomed their beautiful boy Luka into their family at the end of 2016, so we met up with them at their place for a wonderful lifestyle family session.. Recently having a little boy of our own (hey Brighton!), this shoot was extra special and really hit home for us. We loved seeing their new 'family of three' dynamics and saw a lot of similarities with our own family. It really is so amazing creating little humans grow, evolve and learn new things!

Mirna, Jamie + Luka - It was such a pleasure meeting you all and thanks again for inviting us in to your home :)

Devon + Brock | Starbelly Winter Wedding | Calgary Wedding Photographers

We knew as soon as we met with Devon + Brock last year that their wedding would be a blast and full of joy. The pair give off such positive and infectious energy, we couldn't wait to be a part of it!

On the day of, we led the wedding party to a couple of our favourite spots along the Elbow River (Stanley Park + Sandy Beach). Luckily the weather had been warm enough in the weeks prior that the river wasn't totally frozen over... giving us some stunning backdrops. 

Their ceremony + reception were down south at Starbelly - a beautiful new restaurant in Seton and a wonderful wedding venue. The space is nicely lit with natural beams of light pouring in and the interior has a unique + funky atmosphere. The ceremony was a perfect mix of laughter and tears  (we don't think we've ever captured so many genuine smiles - it's clear that D+B are quite well loved). 

The evening continued into a family style dinner with speeches and a bumpin' party to follow! Devon + Brock- Thanks so much for having us capture this special day and we hope you guys are enjoying the first couple months of married life! 

And once again, we need to thank Riana Khem for second shooting with us this winter as Kendal tended to our new little man! We loved having you as part of our team :)