Calgary Engagement Session with Jayme and Matt

Yesterday i had the honour to shooting an Engagement session with Jayme and Matt. I have worked with Matt before as he a professional MMA fighter and boxer. I have covered a good many of his fights as well as did a few promo shoots for him.

Matt and Jayme got Engaged on New Years Eve and i had seen Matt at an event not long after and we started talking about doing their session. In January it’s not the best time for pictures outside living in Calgary. One day it can be +10 and the next it can be a snow storm and -40 so we talked about doing it in the spring once it warmed up.

Yesterday it was +15 here sun was out in full force and it was awesome to be out shooting.  They picked Inglewood Bird Sanctuary for the location of the session and it was amazing.  Old buildings to shoot by, Bridges, ponds, trees and a walk along the Bow river and wildlife what more could you want as a photographer.

We spent about 2 hours walking around the park chatting and picking spots to shoot at watching the birds fly around and came to a nice spot with a beautiful tree that we wanted to shoot with. As we were setting up my wife said hey there is a Deer right beside you. As we turned around to look we were standing about 6 feet away from 4 deer laying down in the grass.

We got a couple of shots with the deer that stayed around and then went about our shooting and he just laid there enjoying the sun and watching us.

It was a great day spent with some great people.

Cheers
Darren

 

Fitness Couple

Was a great shoot last night with Dave and Brittany at SMASH fitness here in Calgary. I have worked with Dave a few times before and this time he wanted to do a couples fitness shoot with his wife.

Dave is a MMA fighter and his wife competed as a Bikini fitness model so this shoot was a lot of fun. Both of them are in amazing shape and had a ton of ideas on what they wanted to do with the session. The shots turned out amazing and we got the darker look we were looking for.

I love shooting at SMASH here in Calgary. It’s not a gym with all the fancy equipment, It’s an old school hardcore kick your ass and make you puke gym and it works very well for the people that go there. The owner of the gym is Zachary Chalmers and the gym is located in SW Calgary. If your looking for a spot to do strength and conditioning hit him up and see what he has to offer.

Hope you enjoy the shots!

Cheers

Darren