Cole Hofstra


Cole Hofstra Photography
Cole Hofstra
Fearless since 2013
32 Recommendations
45 Featured Couples
0 Honorable Mentions

Contact Cole Hofstra

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


45 Featured Couples


32 Recommendations

If there was an option for 6 Stars I would give Cole 7. He was an absolute rock star for my wife and I when our wedding got postponed in April amidst the COVID craziness. He stayed in touch with us regularly and when we decided after six months of postponement that we would do a small family elopement and we asked him to officiate and photograph the smaller ceremony he graciously accepted and made a new date work with amazing flexibility.

His fun and energy made the day memorable and truly special. His photography skills and artistic eye are only matched by his uncanny ability to read Read More people and make things flow and work on the fly. He made the whole day stress free and kept us smiling and laughing throughout an amazing experience together.
When I was part of a dear friend’s wedding a few years ago, I was able to see Cole in action, and for my husband and I, it was a no-brainer for us to want to have Cole photograph us for our day as well.

We emailed Cole, and he responded quickly with all of his information and was willing to give us a call or FaceTime conversation. When we spoke with him, and when you meet him for the first time, it’s as though you have known him for many years.

We set a date for our engagement photos in early 2020 (little did we know the chaos that was about to ensue soon after). We went out to Read More Canmore, strapped on our boots and went on what was truly an adventure engagement shoot. These moments with Cole really told us that we made the best decision. Cole made us feel comfortable while still directing us during our engagement shoot. He is so passionate about his work, he even placed himself in compromising positions (ie laying in the snow) to get the most amazing shots.

When the unthinkable happened, and we were placed in the situation where we had to decrease our numbers for our wedding day, Cole was still able to accommodate us fully. We knew how important capturing every small detail would be, and Cole was able to provide us this gift of these treasured moments with photographs.

Cole, we were honoured to have you photograph our special day, and we are SO excited to see you again to photograph our reception when everything settles down. Your passion and dedication to your craft is like nothing we have seen before.

We cannot thank you enough!!
I could not have asked for a better photographer for my wedding. Cole was absolutely superb. He communicated thoroughly before, during and after the wedding and exceeded all of my expectations! On the wedding day, he fit our vibe perfectly and directed our group fantastically! I was surprised to have received sneak peak photos the SAME DAY of the wedding! All in all, I highly recommend Cole!

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