On a crisp October evening, Dez and Kiersten- a hilarious, laidback and queer couple, joined me for an unforgettable photo session on the outskirts of Calgary near the green space of Griffith Woods. Against the backdrop of the quiet river bed, we celebrated their enduring love and the joy of being together.
Looking at my time with Dez and Kiersten, remembering how they spoke of their journey, encompassing years of long-distance challenges, making their bond even stronger makes me feel so many feelings. As a queer-friendly photographer in Calgary and Alberta, I always strive create a safe and inclusive space for all couples and to hold space for all humans as they are and just as they show up. Working with Dez and Kiersten was an honor and a celebration of love in its purest form and being able to be the one to photograph them for the first time was such a treat *low key waiting for the elopement email to come.*
In the quiet setting of watching the water go by and the leaves fall as the wind flickered by, they laughed, embraced, and enjoyed their favorite beer, savoring one of simple pleasures. Each frame captured their genuine connection and the happiness that radiated from within, an intimate evening of being seen, being heard and celebrating all humans and in all forms.
As a queer photographer, I understand the importance of representation and honoring diverse love stories. So know that if you or someone you know is searching for a queer-friendly photographer in Calgary or Alberta, I'm here to capture your journey, your love and to celebrate the beautiful diversity of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Your love story is yours, contact me on my booking page today to talk about how to get your own session that feels even better than how great it'll look.