East Village Engagement Photos

I first met Travis & Chelsea last summer at Chris & Kristina’s Wedding at Apple Creek Golf Course in Airdrie. They were both in the bridal party and we had such a fun day together making memories with their entire group of friends. I was thrilled when they contacted me to photograph their wedding this fall, and we spent a gorgeous summer night strolling around East Village and laughing until our stomachs hurt;)

These two randomly met one summer during a camping trip with their respective friends. Somehow they ended up exchanging numbers and several weeks later Travis asked Chelsea out on a date, and the rest is history!

Travis & Chelsea – thank you for rolling with all the crazy things I asked you to do and for embracing the awkward! You guys seriously rocked this out and I’m so excited to do it again in a couple months as you become husband and wife. Much Love, Carlin

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Photography by Carlin Anquist. Calgary Wedding Photographer. Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! I am currently booking for the 2018 wedding season in Calgary and surrounding area, and am always available for destination weddings. I would love to connect with you and chat about how we can create some beautiful and authentic images together. Get in touch at hello@carlinanquist.com and make sure to follow along on social media:

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Baby Alexis | Calgary Baby Photographer

Introducing my newest little niece, Alexis!

Alexis is such a calm baby, and has the most perfect little bow lips. I got to photograph her when she was just 12 days old and she was perfectly content to be moved around or to just lay in her crib. Jennifer is so excited to have a baby sister and regularly asks to hold “baby Lexi”.

I love how Daniel & Jessica decorated Lexi’s nursery in pinks and golds with wood accents. The pallet wood name plaque surrounded by gold polka dots is such a great feature wall, and gives the space a bright and cheerful feel.

Welcome to the world Alexis! You are so dearly loved already and I can’t wait to take you on an Auntie-Niece date!

Love, Auntie Carlin

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Photography by Carlin Anquist, Calgary Baby Photographer. I love the newness of a brand new baby; their soft skin, their tiny toes, and their endless expressions. I would love to be able to capture all those tiny details for you to look back on when they’re all grown up. Get in touch at hello@carlinanquist.com to inquire about availability. Newborn sessions are typically scheduled in baby’s first 10-14 days.

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If you’d like to see what baby Alexis looked like inside her momma’s tummy, you can check out Daniel & Jessica’s Maternity Session here.

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Glencoe Club Wedding Photographer | Arts Common Wedding

One of the hardest parts of photographing a wedding is writing the blog post. Not because I don’t have anything to say about the gorgeous weddings that I photograph, or about my brides and grooms, but because I could ramble on and on about how great they are because they’re just. that. awesome.

Seriously. How do I sum up a wedding – the bringing together of two lives, two families, into just a few short words? How can I describe how amazing it is that these families open up their homes and lives to me? How can I begin to describe just how caring and gracious my clients are to care about me and my wellbeing on their wedding day?

When people first learn that I am a wedding photographer, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “do you deal with a lot of bridezillas?”

And I laugh. Not because it’s true, but because nothing could be further from the truth.

Sarah & Warren are two of the most kind and thoughtful people that I have ever had the privilege of meeting. Their wedding day was filled with so much love and joy that it literally burst out of them and spilled into the beaming smiles you’ll see in their photos. I’m sure that their cheeks were hurting by the end of the night.

The look in Warren’s eyes as he watched Sarah walk down the aisle at the Engineered Air Theatre was one of pure admiration. They read their vows, the minister helped them freshen their breath, and they had their first kiss as husband and wife:)

We took photos in downtown Calgary, where we were stopped numerous times. A few people snapped pictures, one guy took a selfie with the bridal party, and a woman literally stopped in her tracks to tell Sarah that she was the most beautiful bride she had ever seen.

Warren & Sarah entered their reception at the Glencoe Club rocking out to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I really like you.” The food was incredible, the speeches were hilarious and heartfelt, and the music kept the party going strong all night long.

Warren & Sarah – it was my absolute privilege and honour to spend your wedding day with you and document these memories. Thank you for trusting me and allowing me to tell your story!

Much love, Carlin

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Photography by Carlin Anquist, Calgary Wedding Photographer for couples in real, happy, let’s be silly together, love.

Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! I am now accepting bookings for the 2018 wedding season. I would love to take you out for coffee and hear about your love story! Get in touch at hello@carlinanquist.com and follow along on social media:

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And a HUGE thank you to all the amazing vendors that did such a spectacular job making Warren & Sarah’s wedding day so memorable:

Second Shooter | Stefan Makwana

Hair & Makeup | Heather & Amanda at Obsidian Artistry

Guys Hair & Hot Shaves | Chin Whiskey

Wedding Coordination | Lisa LaPlante at Everlasting Impressions

Minister | Greg Boyle

Ceremony Venue | Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Common

Reception Venue | The Glencoe Club

Florals & Decor | Tasha at Expressive Events and Decor

Bridal Gown | Stella York from Novia Mia

Bridesmaids Dresses | Custom Made by Cindy Wong

Grooms Suit | Hugo Boss

Groomsmen Suits | Huey Lam Bespoke

Bride’s Shoes | Macy’s

Rings | Hers – Kehoe Agate, Montana, His – Costco

Stationary | Cards and Pockets, designed by the Bride

Ceremony Music | Judy Threet

Cocktail Music | Adrian Haggis

Reception Music | Side One Band

Want to see more of Warren & Sarah? Check out their Winter Engagement Photos at Edworthy Park here.

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“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there too.”
-Kristen Martz

Growing up going to summer camp, I fell in love with riding horses. Even though I’ve lived most of my life in the city, there’s something about horses that calls to my country soul. On particularly hard days, I wish that I could just get on a horse and ride into the horizon; feeling the wind across my face and the rhythm of a smooth gallop under my feet.

I was so thrilled when Sam asked me to photograph her with her horse, Bruno. She has had him since he was a couple years old. They’ve grown up together. And while he bears the scars of being mistreated as a foal, Sam has gained Bruno’s trust and has cared for him so well.

Bruno has his own little barn on their property. If he starts to feel unsettled, Sam will take him in there and he instantly calms down. She whispers into his ear, feeds him from her hand, and blows kisses into his cheeks. He is loved. He is home.

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Photography by Carlin Anquist. I am a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Calgary, AB. I absolutely loved this relaxed equestrian session with Sam and her horse Bruno. If you are hoping to create memories like this with your horse, please get in touch at hello@carlinanquist.com. You can also follow along my most recent work on social media:

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Sandy Beach Park Engagement Photos

Nathan & Emily are getting married tomorrow! They’ve spent a lot of time together swing dancing, so their engagement photo outfits were just perfect. Nathan teaches swing dancing at the University of Alberta and I’m pretty sure that they’re going to have the most fun and epic first dance at their wedding:)

These two are so sweet together, and they couldn’t stop smiling for our entire session together at Sandy Beach Park. I have no doubt that their smiles will be even bigger tomorrow when they will become husband and wife!

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Photography by Carlin Anquist. I am a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Calgary, AB. I am available for travel across Alberta and BC, and I always have my passport ready if you want to elope somewhere tropical! To inquire about availability, please email me at hello@carlinanquist.com. You can also find me on social media:

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