Choosing your Calgary Wedding Photographer

I want to introduce you to one of my new wedding couples, Samantha and Pete.  They recently hired me to photograph their June wedding and I basically did a happy dance around my office.  I’m introducing them today because we’re going to try something completely new and different on the blog.  They have agreed to a behind-the-scenes look at their wedding planning process, with a focus on their wedding photography.  My readers will get to hear firsthand how they plan their winter engagement session, meet with other wedding vendors, decide on wedding details and make decisions about their wedding photographs.  Our plan is to feature Sam and Pete’s ongoing plans once per month between now and their wedding in June.  I hope you’ll pop back regularly and follow this adorable couple.


I know that there are lots of ladies out there with sparkly new additions to their left hands.  Warm congratulations to all of you.  Choosing your Calgary wedding photographer can be a daunting task but I’m here to take some of the mystery out of it.  Through Samantha and Pete, you’ll be able to see what it’s like to have Tara Whittaker Photography on your team.   Without further ado, let me introduce  Samantha and Pete.

From the moment that I laid eyes on Pete, I knew he was someone special that I just had to get to know better.  We met at a social function through a mutual friend, and the rest was history!  The old cliche “You complete me”…is well, cliche.  However it is exactly how I feel about Pete.  We make each other better people, and our personalities are a perfect compliment for each other.

Our wedding will be an exact reflection of who we are: non-traditional, eclectic, and very colorful!  Since we are fans of the outdoors, we have chosen a spot just outside of the city limits where our intimate ceremony will be held.  I am a detail orientated, planning type of a person, and Pete is more laid back, so we are incorporating the small details that I enjoy, with a relaxed environment that Pete enjoys.  Our guests will be seated on picnic blankets and chairs, surrounded by a beautiful landscape and an old schoolhouse.  To finish off the day, we will be having a small family dinner at a restaurant in Calgary to keep the intimacy of the day in tact.
We are so very excited for the journey that lies ahead of us, and we are thrilled to be working with Tara on our special day!


I knew that Samantha was a bride after my own heart when she sent their wedding inspiration board in our first email communication.  Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s in store.


I’m a huge fan of inspiration boards.  Whenever I’m working on a project, I always collect photos and swatches that help me prioritize and keep on track.  If you need a little help with an inspiration board of your own, check out the wedding blog Snippet & Ink


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