Cole Hofstra


Cole Hofstra Photography
Cole Hofstra
Fearless since 2013
36 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 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


36 Recommendations

Wow. Where do we start? From start to finish, we were so thankful we picked Cole! We scoured many websites of photographers in the Calgary area and were apprehensive whether the portfolios of photographers would actually translate to great photos at our wedding. We can now say unequivocally that Cole’s gorgeous portfolio translates to his wedding work. We love our wedding photos!

Cole was exceptional throughout. He managed to capture so many sweet and candid moments. When our 4-year-old nephew refused to smile or even appear in photos, Cole worked his magic to melt the little guy’s Read More grumpiness and had him actually enjoying the photos with a big smile by the end! His professional yet relaxed approach put us and our families at ease. We were thrilled with Cole’s skill in composing the family portraits but also capturing the candid moments from the day. Our only complaint is that we’re finding it impossible to decide which photos to frame!

While our wedding was subject to the wild ride of Covid and its inherent complications and limitations, Cole was instrumental in helping us roll with the punches and rework plans in the weeks leading up to the wedding. We truly appreciated his flexibility with last minute changes and supportiveness throughout. On the day of the wedding, he was so conscientious when it came to Covid precautions. It was comforting that we were all on the same page when it came to prioritizing safety.

We would not hesitate to recommend Cole as a wedding photographer. Thank you, Cole, for capturing so many special moments, we will treasure your photos forever.
I can't recommend Cole enough, I would gladly give him more than 5 stars if I could! Especially coming from a couple who are not used to being in front of the camera, Cole made us feel very comfortable and we even forgot at times we were having our photo taken; it was as if we were chatting with an old friend! He sent us photo samples right away that are absolutely breathtaking and we are so excited to see the rest! Highly recommended!!
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.

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