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Wedding in The Mountains: Kelsey & Ryan

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-5d-mark-iii-24-70mm-f2-8-lI had such a wonderful time shooting this wedding! I won’t bore with all the reasons why, but in short Ryan is family, he’s a cool guy along with his wife and all their friends were fun to be around. Now clearly Kelsey & Ryan chose a beautiful location for their wedding. Anytime in Banff is a good time, but when your shooting photo of people you know and love, it is extra special and that is exactly how this day went.

Straight away in the morning I went over to Ryan’s hotel room where the men were getting ready. These guys were having a time as the men tend to do, cheers’n and watching “How to tie a tie” videos on YouTube and what not ;). I tried not to get in the way, shot some photos and then scooted over to the room where Kelsey and the ladies were getting ready. The good times were also rolling over there, although a little more civilized fun times were defiantly going on.

The ceremony was beautiful as you would expect a Banff ceremony to be. This was followed by some group shots and then the wedding party and I took off to our first location which was just behind the hotel. Now you couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, except for this little breeze that was causing a bit of a ruckus. Right as we were set up to shoot one of our first formal photos the wind got so crazy my very heavy tripod with its flash blew right over, I turned to see it fall and when I looked back up Kelsey’s veil was flying off in the wind down the steep hill behind her! Lucky for the fast action of Ryan and his brother they were able to retrieve the veil without tumbling down the hill themselves. That veil taking off ended up working out though, as I think the shot we got was better without it.

Our next location was up a gondola to the top of a beautiful mountain overlooking the Rockies! Again, the location was out of this world and again, , , so was that wind!😅 Right when we got there we had this group of tourists ask to take a picture with the bridesmaids (bride & groom were MIA), that was hilarious, then another couple ask to get some shots with the bride and groom! Celebrity status was going down on that mountain for sure. Anyhow, the views were amazing and the walk to the peak was filled with laughter and joy. Shooting photos was easy up there, because when you have a beautiful couple and a backdrop to die for the book kind of writes itself.

I could go on and on about this wedding, but I won’t because this post is already insanely long. I will leave you with this, if you want to have the wedding of a life time, get your family together and head to Banff, Alberta Canada! Congratulations Ryan & Kelsey and thanks for taking me a long for the ride. 😉

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Lake House Wedding: Sunyoung & Santi

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-24-70mm-f2-8-l-5d-mark-iiiAnytime I book a wedding in late October or early November in Calgary I worry about how the weather will be. Usually this time of year we are walking around in snow! Sunyoung and Santi’s November wedding definitely had me concerned about what kind of weather we were going to be dealing with. Lucky for us, the weather was great! Well, at first it was decent, as in not snowing or cold. Since the ceremony was indoors the overcast sky didn’t really bother me.

Of course the ceremony went wonderful and since this was a day wedding we had an amazing lunch at the Lake House at Lake Bonavista. As usual I was moving around the venue shooting my photos, all while keeping my eye on the windows to see how the skies were looking. Once it was time for us to leave the venue to our photo shoot the skies had yet to clear up. Overcast can be a wonderful friend while shooting wedding photos, but some blue sky and sun is always nice too. Either way I’ll make it work, but then I saw a few breaks in the sky and had my fingers crossed for a bit of sun.

As luck would have it, about 20 minutes into our photo shoot the sun decided to make an appearance and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! We had just finished setting up by the river and wa-la, the sun! I couldn’t have been happier and I am sure Sunyoung & Santi feel the same way.

All photos shot with a Canon 5D mark iii, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 & 1 580EXii Speedlite

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New West Wedding Styles

exif-data-rob-moses-canon-7d-10-20mmI have a bunch of wedding photos that I posted to my old blog that shall never see the light of day again. I thought I would grab some of my favourite ones and post them on here from time to time.

I shot this one a while back in New Westminster, BC. The location was one that I often used and is one of my favourite locations in the city of Vancouver. I used one Canon Speedlite (Probably a 550EX) shot through a white umbrella to camera right. I used to shoot a lot more off camera flash back then, something I plan on doing more of these days.

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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Wedding Days – Marae & Travis

It’s been a while since I shot a wedding! In fact this is the first wedding I ever shot in Calgary. I just happen to work with Marae at the the real estate company I shoot photos and videos for and ended up shooting her wedding 🙂

I started the day out at the Marae’s mom’s house and everyone was having fun getting ready. I shot some candids and shot some of the details (shoes, dress & such). Once the dress was on, we were on our way! The church they got married in was huge! The lighting wasn’t to bad, excepts for at the back where they came in and out, but a quick ISO adjustment sorted that part out.

Before the formals we made a quick stop at Starbucks (my fav!) for a little coffee action and a couple quick pictures. Fresh on a caffeine high we ripped it out to a ranch location that Marae and Travis picked out. The sun was blazing right when we got there so the lighting was brutal (harsh shadows), but thankfully some clouds showed up to defuse the sun from time to time. We had a lot of time a the location so the shoot was relaxed and fun 🙂 After the the shoot everyone headed to the reception and a good time was definitely had by all, my self included 😀

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Promotion – Wedding Wire Gets Bad Reviews

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Since I am starting over again from square one regarding getting my name out to Calgarians as a wedding photographer, I am looking to explore other options to try and fast track this process. When I started out in Vancouver, I took whatever weddings I could get and built my name up over the years. This process is great and word of mouth business is the best, but as I said, it takes YEARS!

Durring all my years as a wedding photographer I only ever took out one add in a magazine. It was a small 1/4th size add. With the add came an online add spaces on the magazines website. I found I got more leads off of the small website add then I did from the actual magazine it self. So with this experience I thought it might be good idea to skip the magazine adds all together and just get listed on the magazines sites.

After some research I found the website Wedding Wire. You make a little add and they put it on a number of magazines websites under their “vendor” section. You can make a free add but to get better page placement the adds start at $60. per month to $125. per month. I started building my add and profile and was ready to sign up, then I found that you have to sign up for a year subscription. So before I did that decided to do a little extra research on the company. After I read some reviews I found that a lot of people have had a lot of issues with the company and I found a lot of warnings to stay away. A number of people reported people leaving fake bad reviews of weddings they never shot. When they brought this up to wedding wire with proof they did not shoot said wedding (showing they where shooting another wedding on that date) wedding wire would refuse to take down the fake review unless a substantial payment was made to do so.

After reading all the bad reviews I have decided not to subscribe to wedding wire and am even considering deleting my free account (advice I read in a review). So bad to the drawing board of getting my name out there for the time being.

Thanks for Reading, Rob

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A Favourite Few

Just to kick things off here I thought I’d add a few photos from my most favourite wedding I did back in Vancouver. The couple is Nicole and Terence. We did our shoot in New Westminster in a few different locations. The photos posted here where shot on Front street, one of my favourite locations to shoot any type of photos in Vancouver.

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