Sarah + Chris | Rocky Mountain Wedding | Canmore Wedding Photographers

We've had such an amazing (+ busy) stretch from late May to now, and Sarah + Chris's Canmore wedding is what started it all! This was pretty much the definition of a fun wedding. No negative or nervous energy, just good vibes all around. 

Congrats again Sarah + Chris, we are so happy for you both and it was a pleasure being a part of your day! 

 

Floral Designer: Willow Flower Company | willowflowercompany.ca 

Ceremony Venue: Rundleview Parkette | Town of Canmore | canmore.ca

Reception Venue: Cornerstone Theatre | cornerstonecanmore.com 

Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Pretty Haus | theprettyhaus.com 

Cake: Cake Creations | cakecreations.ca 

 

Make sure to hit play below, relax and enjoy Sarah + Chris's Story:

Nancy + Robby | Lake Minnewanka Engagement Banff National Park

Time for a little backstory... as told by Kendal.

Once upon a time, long ago... (well before K+K Photography was our jam) Kevin started his very first photo blog. Music + photography were very big passions of his at the time (and still are), and so the concept of his blog was to share his photos and whatever music he happened to be listening to at the time. Each post had a feature song, paired with some photos. In naming this lovely little blog, he came up with the ingenious title of 'Photo and a Song'. Sadly, after a year or so, this creative venture was put away to make room for bigger and better things.

Music is still a big part of our lives, inspiring us in almost everything that we do. It can be wonderfully powerful, especially when paired with visuals. Moving forward we're going to be pairing our Love Story posts with a song, carefully curated to add to your story. Isn't everything better with a little music? We think so :) 

And so here we are, reviving Kevin's original concept - it's like we're coming full circle (and Kevin is prrretttty pumped). 

Make sure to hit play, relax and enjoy Nancy + Robby's story:

Kendal + Kevin Photography | YYC Shout Out | Rosso Coffee Roasters

We call Inglewood home and we couldn’t be happier. A large part of what makes the community tick is the historic 9th Avenue and the awesome local and creative businesses. 

If you know us well, you'll know that we love our coffee. We miiiighhttt even spend a little too much time drinking coffee (especially now that we have a baby!) Rosso Coffee Roasters started their story in neighbouring Ramsay and have since setup their flagship location on 9th (only 2 blocks away from our house!). We chatted with Jessie from Rosso to learn more. 

Tell us the history of Rosso Coffee Roasters. When and where did it first launch? Owned and operated by two brothers, David Crosby and Cole Torode, Rosso’s first location opened in Ramsay’s Dominion Bridge site in 2007. 

What is the aim of Rosso and how do you position yourselves in the Calgary coffee scene? Calgary has an amazing and diverse coffee culture that we are proud to be a part of! Our goal is to source, roast and brew the best coffee possible, while creating a community gathering space with a focus on total customer service. 

Tell us about your Inglewood flagship location. On your website you say that you’re community oriented - why did you choose Inglewood? What about the neighbourhood attracted you to this space on the historic 9th ave? Inglewood was a natural fit for us. Being a stones throw from our original cafe/roasterie we were already very familiar and engaged in the community. 

You also have a very cool coffee subscription service, can you tell us a little more about this program? Rosso’s coffee subscription brings freshly roasted coffee to your door as frequently as you would like. It is always roasters choice, unless you specify a favourite, so you have the opportunity to try new and exciting coffees throughout the year. Delivery is free within the city limits

What 3 items are must-haves for YYC coffee lovers? Freshly roasted coffee is a must, a quality burr grinder and your favourite brewing device . 

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!)