Cole Hofstra


Cole Hofstra Photography
Cole Hofstra
Fearless since 2013
39 Recommendations
45 Featured Couples

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 500 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


39 Recommendations

I really can’t say enough about how wonderful Cole is. We struggled through postponements and changes to covid restrictions and he kept our minds at ease and was always super responsive and flexible. His photos are incredible and his energy brought so much fun and positivity to our wedding day! He was incredibly professional and knew exactly what to do and where to go for the best photos and awesome experience. Our guests even commented on how great he was! I am so thankful for everything that he did and I would recommend him to anyone for their perfect day!
Cole was absolutely AMAZING. Answering all our emails, making us feel so special, hilarious and captured the most stunning photos i have ever seen (not just because my husband is in them :)). He knew exactly where to go, had the snow trampled down for us, told us where to go and made the entire experience memorable and stunning. I've never seen an album with so many backgrounds. I am in awe. Everything was at the highest level of professionalism and i recommend Cole 100000%!
I can’t say enough amazing things about Cole Hofstra Photography. His work truly speak for itself. Cole is fun, passionate and enthusiastic. He added such a great energy to our wedding day!

Originally we had hired Cole to travel to NS with us for our wedding planed for July 2020. When the event had to be canceled due to COVID-19, Cole was super understanding and worked with us to schedule a new date closer to home in Banff AB. Cole was great to communicate and plan with and we completely trusted his judgment due to his extensive experience in the wedding industry.

Days after our wedding Read More he sent us a few sneak peaks that really set the stage for what’s to come. Cole captured us in the moment and helped us feel as natural and relaxed as possible throughout the day! We didn’t feel staged at all and were really able to take in every moment together. Many people were shocked that I didn’t complain once about being out in the cold all day, I credit Cole for this because he kept us moving and motivated! Cole was super professional and prepared the day of our wedding. I felt relieved knowing that he had things in control.

Cole is SO talented that he actually did double duty for our wedding day. Not only did he take amazing photos of us, he also conducted a beautifully personalized wedding ceremony (Married by Cole). This guy is beyond talented!!!

If you are looking for a wedding / elopement photographer, engagement photos, family photos - trust me, look no further. Cole is your guy!

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