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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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9 Recommendations

Cole is absolutely amazing! Not only is he super talented he is so fun to work with. He makes everyone so comfortable in front of the camera, and his jokes are hilarious. All our bridal party and guest had nothing but amazing things to say about him. Gets alone with everyone and is the life of the party! His work is unbelievable. We feel so lucky to have him as our photographer for our wedding day! Thank you so much
- KEERSTYN + ADAM - November 17, 2018
I was familiar with Cole's work through friends who have had him capture everything from Family to Wedding photos. What my husband and I both loved was that his photos weren't overly staged & had plenty of candid shots, because we wanted the real us captured in our wedding. He worked with us to get the package that worked best for our day and our budget - and there was no hidden fee for the files! We had a pretty lively wedding party, and Cole didn't miss a beat with any of it, all while making sure we were getting everything we wanted. Simply put - you won't regret choosing Cole as your Read More wedding photographer.
- KASSIE + OREN - October 6, 2018
Lisa + Colin
After comparing a lot of different photographers, their portfolios, and pricing, we chose to work with Cole because we loved his photography style, his previous work looked amazing, he was very professional, adventurous and willing to go the extra mile to capture special moments and our personalities. Capturing our wedding day with great photos was an important aspect for us, and we liked that Cole is a full time professional photographer. We did our engagement photos with him first, and even though we are pretty awkward in front of a camera and had no idea what to do, Cole guided us to make Read More everything look natural, captured candid moments, and made it super fun. On our wedding day, Cole was efficient, knew what needed to happen, and adjusted on the fly to unexpected changes so that we had one less thing to worry about, all while being laid back and really fun to work with. He checked out locations ahead of time and even with a short time frame we got photos in 4-5 different places for a variety of backdrops. Our photos turned out to be the best wedding photos I've ever seen, all of our friends and family were blown away even by the few "preview" photos he sent us. He captured so many details, intimate and candid moments, and also amazing backdrops for really breathtaking photos. We could not be happier with our whole experience working with Cole, and I would 100% recommend him and work with him again.
- LISA + COLIN - September 22, 2018
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