Neil & Mel

It rained. It stopped. It poured. It stopped. It REALLY poured. It drizzled. It stopped. It shone! It rained. It stopped.

What a roller-coaster of a wedding day for Neil and Mel, and all the while the time was spent with laughs and tears and everything in between. Knowing the weather might throw us for a loop, we made sure to plan a pub stop in the middle of the day so we could grab some food and drink, get out of the down pour and take a breath. This time, the good folks at Biera played host.

What an amazing building! So many different nooks and crannies, both inside and out. From there we headed out to Mill Creek ravine for some mandatory bridge shots, then to Remedy Cafe for another quick warm up before heading to the reception. The added bonus about our quick cafe stop, is that Remedy is where Neil and Mel met when he was a server there. It was fun recreating that moment.

Our evening ended at the Pleasantview Community League where we were witness to heartfelt speeches, tons of laughter, and an off the hook dance floor.

We hope you enjoy this peak at Neil & Mel’s amazing day.

Congrats!

Natalie & Ryan

Our last wedding of the year was a fun one.

We spent a beautiful fall day with Natalie and Ryan starting at the Matrix Hotel for the getting ready and the ceremony, then heading to Local on Jasper for a much needed pub stop, where we got some great casual photos of the bridal team, before heading back to the Matrix to dance the night away. 

Finding all the spots at Local was fun. Because of the cloudy day, we sat at a long table on the patio and used that as a staging area and after getting a few drinks and nachos (our favourite), we ran around the place finding all the cool spots to feature this good looking group of people.

The night was full of great speeches, real emotion, and great food. 

Congratulations Natalie & Ryan! Thanks for letting us hang out with you for the day!

The Aliens

We got the chance to work with What It Is Productions again on their latest theatrical outing. In the past we've done work for such projects as Ligature Marks and Nighthawk Rules which both premiered at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. The Aliens, is their first foray into a main season production as part of Theatre Network's Roxy Performance Series, and we couldn't be happier to be a part of it. 

The main poster design was a fun one to shoot. As the show takes place behind a cafe, we wanted to capture several of the moments of the show in an overlapping composite image. 

They open tonight! Got check them out. Details below. 

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What It Is Productions presents

THE ALIENS
by Annie Baker
Original Music & Lyrics by Michael Chernus, Patch Darragh and Eric Gann

October 10 - 22, 2017
Previews: Oct 10 & 11
Opening Night: Oct. 12

The Roxy on Gateway - 8529 Gateway Blvd.
Presented as part of Theatre Network's Roxy Performance Series

Featuring: Chris W. Cook, Evan Hall & Michael Vetsch

Two best friends in their early 30s hang out behind a Vermont coffee house to play music and discuss Bukowski when an impressionable young employee of the shop stumbles upon them. The shy young man becomes enamored with the pair, and the two 30-somethings set out to teach him “everything they know.” The Aliens is a story about the humour and heartbreak of growing up.

Director: Taylor Chadwick
Production Designer: Liza Xenzova
Musical Director/Sound Design: Brian Bergum
Stage Manager: Andrea Murphy

Photography & Design: Dave DeGagné & Brad Gibbons - dbphotographics.ca

Tickets & Info: https://theatrenetwork.ca/shows/season/season-43/the-aliens/

Misha & Caleb

It feels like every time you go downtown, another mural has graced the side of building, adding such personality to the neighbourhood. For Misha and Caleb's session, we headed to 104 St, one of our favourite spots in the city and just walked around the block taking advantage of the varying architecture in such a small radius.

We spent some time with the dogs then dropped them off to explore the rest of the block. Pretty happy with how these shots turned out. Enjoy!

Liz & Greg

My sister is getting married!

Having worked so many weddings in the last few years, you forget all that gets put into pulling off these events. Our family has been consumed with wedding talk for the better part of 2017, and the big day is almost here. Even though I am part of the family, by nature I had a hard time letting anyone else photograph the big day.  Brad and I will be there with bells on to document the fun.

As with any couple about to be married, we ALWAYS recommend an engagement session. When we were talking about this with Liz and Greg, my mom kept chiming in, "I don't get it. Why do you do engagement photos? We never did those." 

Well mom, beyond the added bonus of getting some photos the couple could use for invitations, or to post on social media, how many couples have ever had professional photos taken of themselves BEFORE their wedding? Would you really want the first time to be on the day where you are coordinating family, time pressures, caterers, flowers, music, decorations,  etc...? 

An engagement session is really about being comfortable having your picture taken without the pressure of the big day. We get a quick sense of what the couple likes and what they are not into. Additionally, it allows for photos in locations you may not be able to get to on the big day.

In this case, Liz and Greg are getting married at the Calgary Zoo and their reception is there as well. So for their engagement session we got to hit one of our favourite urban spots.

Can't wait for the big day and to share the photos with y'all. 

Does it make sense now mom?

- dave

With Glowing Hearts: Production Photos

You've seen the promo photos. Now here's a sneak peak inside the production. With Glowing Hearts is a unique Fringe experience that combines Canadian female trailblazers with the fantastic world of burlesque. 

Swing by for a hoot and a holler!

SEND IN THE GIRLS BURLESQUE presents
WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue

Edmonton International Fringe Festival
BYOV 22 – Garneau Theatre

Friday, August 25 at 5:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 pm

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Tickets and information please visit www.fringetheatre.ca

For more information about Send in the Girls Burlesque click on our webiste at www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com

Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls Production Shots

Along with the promotional material we designed for this production, featured here, we got the chance to shoot some pictures of the show itself.

If you haven't had the chance, get yourself and your childern down to Old Strathcona and make sure you catch this show ASAP. 

Here are the details again. 

PRINCESS CONFIDENTIAL: FORTRESS FALLS
VENUE #11 Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns

Saturday, August 26 at 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 am

Written and Directed by Ellen Chorley
Featuring Merran Carr-Wiggin and Neil Kuefler

Special Appearance by Evan Edward Hall

For tickets and information on the Edmonton Fringe visiy:

www.fringetheatre.ca or call (780) 409-1910

Pompeii, L.A.

In addition to design work during the Edmonton Fringe Festival, we also found time to shoot some production photos. We wanted to show you some images from Pompeii, L.A. a production by Edmonton's Cardiac Theatre. So far, we've heard nothing but great things about this show. Swing on by the Walterdale if you're interested in checking it out.

Cardiac Theatre presents:

POMPEII, L.A. by Declan Greene
 

A darkly funny fever dream that follows a burnt-out child star in the wake of an accident. Inspired by the suicide of ‘90s child star/heartthrob Jonathan Brandis, POMPEII, L.A. leads audiences through a gallery of bright young stars who were broken by the Hollywood machine: Johnathan Brandis auditions for the role of his life. Judy Garland is backstage at the Johnny Carson show. Meanwhile, a volcano bubbles up beneath the streets of Los Angeles.


"Look behind you. America is burning."
 

 

Venue #3 - Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Ave)
Running Time: 80 minutes

- Thursday, Aug 17 @ 11:59pm
- Sunday, Aug 20 @ 2:30pm
- Monday, Aug 21 @ 12:30pm
- Wednesday, Aug 23 @ 6:45pm
- Thursday, Aug 24 @ 4:15pm
- Saturday, Aug 26 @ 9:00pm

Featuring: Morgan Grau, James Hamilton, Nikki Hulowski, Cody Porter, Elena Porter, and Sam Stralak

Directed by Harley Morison
Production Design by Brianna Kolybaba
Stage Management by Jessica Glover
Graphic Design by Giselle Boehm of Foolish, Art & Design Work

Tickets available through the Fringe Theatre box office ($13+fees).

SEND IN THE GIRLS BURLESQUE presents WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue

Send in the Girls is back with an entirely Canadian themed show.

The 2nd show we worked on this year belongs to the production company we have partnered with the longest.

Check 'em out soon as they will sell out quickly!

SEND IN THE GIRLS BURLESQUE presents
WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue

Edmonton International Fringe Festival
BYOV 22 – Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street

"With glowing hearts, we see thee rise!" 

Send in the Girls Burlesque, Edmonton's award winning smart, sexy, storytellers brings their newest show - With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue to Edmonton for the Fringe Festival. 

Celebrating the local history and the untold story of Canadian feminists, heroines, and trail blazers, With Glowing Hearts is a Burlesque revue extravaganza celebrating Canadian women throughout history.With a rocking CANCON (that's all Canadian songs) soundtrack, and performances from Delia Barnett, Sarah Jackson, Madelaine Knight, Kiki Quinn and Sydney Parcey, choreography by Leah Paterson and hosted by the incomparable Albertan feminist Nellie McClung (Ellen Chorley)- you won't want to miss this patriotic party!

WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue
Saturday, August 19 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 7:45 pm
Monday, August 21 at 10:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30 pm
Friday, August 25 at 5:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 pm

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Tickets and information please visit www.fringetheatre.ca

For more information about Send in the Girls Burlesque click on our webiste at www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com

Spring Portrait Blitz - Team Shereka

While it's always awesome to see some of our favourite clients at each of our blitzes, it is also nice to meet some new faces. Shereka and her crew found us through a referral and we couldn't have been happier spending some time with them.

A lot of laughs were had as we toured the Le Marchand Manor capturing this family in a moment in time. Hope to see you all again soon!

Ashley & Adam

This was a wedding for the books!

We loved working with Ashley and Adam. While the original plan had been a warm, fall wedding, that is not something you can bet on in mid-October in Edmonton. We woke up that day to a blanket of snow across the city. What that gave us, was a really cool mix of fresh, white snow and the still green leaves of the river valley.

The ceremony was held downtown in the beautiful St. Joachim Catholic Church. This was walking distance to one of our favourite street art locations in the city. From there we headed to Louise McKinney Park to take advantage of the newly fallen snow on the promenade. Before heading to the reception at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex, we made a quick stop at Local in Sherwood Park for a bite to eat and some casual photos. We say it time and time again, when it comes to weddings, plan a stop at a local eatery. It allows for the day to slow down bit and doubles as a great backup plan in case it rains. Curious to know more? Check out our video on Maximizing Time for your wedding.

The literal icing on the cake of this wedding was that it was Dave's birthday and these two went out of their way to pick up a delicious chocolate cake at Duchess Bake Shop and sing Happy Birthday in the middle of their big day.

We have THE BEST clients. Enjoy some shots from the day.