Downtown Calgary engagement session

This downtown Calgary engagement session is a pretty special one for me.  I have come to know Emily (the bride) through Adorn Boutique in Inglewood and we have done several photo shoots together over the last year or so.  When I saw on Instagram that Emily was engaged to her love Aaron, my heart skipped a beat.  I’m beyond excited that they chose me to photograph their wedding at The Lakehouse next fall.  Knowing Emily, it’s gonna be a good one!  I’m already picturing their romantic ceremony in front of that great stone fireplace.  In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek from their engagement shoot last week…

engagement session on Stephen Avenue captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

We stopped for a shot or two at the iconic head sculpture in front of the Bow Building on 6th Avenue.

engaged couple at Bow Building Calgary captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Stephen Avenue

Emily and Aaron are having a fall wedding and wanted a completely different look for their engagement session.  For an urban feel, they chose Stephen Avenue as a backdrop that day.  What I love about Stephen Avenue is the “busyness” of it.  Yes there are beautiful sandstone buildings, but there’s also people milling about, sidewalk cafes and taxis idling at the curbs.  It really adds that big city charm to the photographs.

couple on Stephen Avenue for engagement session Calgary captured by Tara Whittaker Photography downtown Calgary engagement session captured by Tara Whittaker Photography engagement session in downtown Calgary captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Emily was part of my Stampede party shoot, recently featured in the July issue of Avenue Magazine.  Ironically, she played the bride that day.  Coincidence?

Here’s a coffee shop engagement session from July, if you’d like to see.

Downtown Calgary engagement session photographed by Tara Whittaker

  1. Christine Pope says:

    Love this shoot Tara! Looks wonderful!

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