Cole Hofstra

Cole Hofstra

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I have a passion for life and love, and the opportunity to capture those moments for others within single frames is a magnificent opportunity. I shoot with creativity and never hold back, you'll find me in the dirt or on top of the table trying to capture the beauty and excitement of the day that is as unique as you are. Wedding days are a story, your story! One that needs to be told in detail and extravagance! My goal, is with a photo journalistic style is to capture that story so it can be told through time.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I don't charge for travel anywhere in the world

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been a wedding photographer for 10 years. I have independently photographed over 350 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I am fun and outgoing and I use a big personality to bring a light feeling to the day. I like to capture the candid feel, and small moments of the over all day. When you look back 20 years from now you should remember the day how it was, not how it was posed.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

My typical wedding is 10 hours of coverage, it includes an adventure engagement session plus an album.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I have a studio located in Calgary AB, Canada. I conduct meetings through Skype, and Facebook calling.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Diploma in Photography from Western Academy of Photography Victoria BC 
Degree in Design Grant MacEwan University  
Product specialist Canon Canada for one year

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22 Real Recommendations

Cole was an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional and responsive in the lead up to our big day, he thought of so many great locations and photo ideas for us. On the actual day, he arrived early, implemented all of his good ideas, and was ready at every turn to capture our special moments. The previews we received the next day! And they were incredible. Can't way to see the remaining photos. We would recommend Cole to anyone
- MATT + LIZ - December 31, 2019
When you hear the phrase "I will do anything for love", you should think Cole Hofstra photography. Cole has a way of connecting not only with his clients but with everyone that he interacts with. The care he took making sure we got the best was what set him apart. When we first met we could tell that he was a good photographer, after working with him we found out that capturing love is what he is passionate about. We had so many compliments from our guests and our vendors regarding his professionalism and fun natured character. His photo style is unique and if you are willing to let him be Read More creative he will give you many different styles. When we first met with Cole he was giving us tips on the type of lighting that should be used for our venue that we were getting married in. He was more concerned that we had the right lighting and cameras for the venue, then himself getting the job. He's super flexible with photos that we wanted and easy to communicate with, he makes the day fun and we have so many memories from his work. If you want fun, exciting and beautiful candid portraits for your wedding Cole will make it happen! Thank you so much!
- ASHLEY + KYLE - November 23, 2019
My wife and I had an ambitious and complicated wedding plan: a one hundred thirty-guest, multicultural (Hindu/Jewish) destination wedding with two separate ceremonies and lunch, cocktails, and dinner. Not only was Cole more than up to the challenge of capturing our wedding, he was able to make everything easier, smoother, and more efficient, helping us be fully present on our big day and helping guide us on our journey there. From the first time we contacted him, Cole was incredibly kind and helpful. Aside from being an amazing photographer, he is also a highly respected and connected member Read More of the Calgary wedding industry. He helped point us to other vendors offered us tips on how to navigate the ones we had already hired.

Our engagement shoot with Cole sealed the deal, and we booked him for our wedding not long after. When our wedding day came, Cole turned it up to eleven. He was completely unobtrusive - I don’t recall seeing him during either of our ceremonies, but stepped in immediately when needed to round up our families once it was time to take photos. Just like on our engagement shoot, Cole found some gorgeous backgrounds for our photos. With his help, we ran ahead of schedule, even with our tight windows for group photos. Cole even has an amazing trick to get babies to smile at the camera - it works on adults just as well!

Most amazingly, Cole delivered a huge set of stunning pictures within a week of our wedding. I would never have believed my wedding could have looked so beautiful, and I only believe it because I was there!
- BEN + JANANI - November 3, 2019
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