Holi Powder Gender Reveal Session

Daniel & Jessica are having another little GIRL! Jenny gets a little sister, and I get another sweet niece to spoil:)

They wanted a fun way to announce the news, so we decided to break out the holi powder and have a party! We did the Colour Me Rad race together a few years back and had an absolute blast – so this time it was Jenny’s turn to get doused in colourful powder. She wasn’t too sure about it to begin with, but soon found so much excitement in getting dirty and we ended up with some really fun images.

I’m SO excited for you all and I can’t wait to meet your new little bean.

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Thanks for visiting! My name is Carlin and I am a wedding & lifestyle photographer based in Calgary, AB. I would love to work with you to create a unique photo experience that you can look back on and remember for years to come. If you are expecting and would like to schedule a holi powder gender reveal session like this one, contact me at hello@carlinanquist.com! I’d love to hear from you! You can also follow along my most recent work on social media:

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“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing…”

I once again had the privilege of photographing the Ginn Family in their home. Cleo has grown lots since her newborn session and her sweet blue eyes just melt my heart. I’m sure she’ll soon be able to keep up with her big brother Tommy. That’s probably a really scary thought for her parents though, hey Tom & Shauna? Tommy is one of the most energetic, outgoing little guys I’ve ever met. He brings me such joy, and he even let me throw snow at his face at the end of our session as he squealed with delight.

It was Shauna’s request that we could somehow incorporate her grandmother’s old piano into the photos. It was built in 1908 and has been in her family for 3 generations. Now, it is showing its wear and is ready to be passed along to a new family. This piano has been instrumental (<–see what I did there? I think Tom’s humour is rubbing off on me…) in shaping Shauna into lovely musician with a heart for God and for leading others into worship. I’m so blessed to be able to call this family my friends. Thank you all once again for allowing me into your home to capture these memories for you. Much love, Carlin

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Winter Engagement Photos at Edworthy Park

If you live in Calgary then you know that one really can’t plan on our weather. We can have sweltering heat in October or a blizzard in July. While our winters are typically pretty cold, we can have weeks of nothing but brown slush leftover from melting snow and dirty cars. Not exactly the most picturesque winter scenery.

So when I woke up to a winter wonderland of fresh snow just in time for Warren & Sarah’s engagement session – I squealed with delight. And even though we were all freezing our tushies off, we had the best time and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face all day.

Warren & Sarah are so natural together. They are playful and romantic and it was obvious to me that they are each others best friend. They met a few years back playing softball, where their sporty friendship blossomed into love. Warren proposed on that softball field where they used to play with the most stunning pink engagement ring. Now they are planning a spring wedding in Calgary on the anniversary of their first date! How amazing is that? I cannot wait to see these two tie the knot. With Sarah being a wedding planner, I’m sure their wedding will be absolutely impeccable.

Thanks for a great afternoon you two! I loved every minute of our time together and I can’t wait to do it again (hopefully with sunshine and warmth this time)!

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Photography by Carlin Anquist. Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! I am a Wedding & Lifestyle Photography based in Calgary, Alberta. I love beautiful, honest photos that capture genuine emotion.

I am available for weddings in Calgary, Kelowna, and Destinations and I would love to meet you and hear about your wedding plans! I am booking 2017 and 2018 wedding dates with limited space so make sure to inquire early! Keep in touch by email – hello@carlinanquist.com and via social media:

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  • Omg, these are AMAZING!!! Love this snowy session. So good!!!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thank you so much Michele!!!! I can’t say I love winter but when it’s this pretty I’m so happy for the snow!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful photos and great story!!!ReplyCancel

  • People pay bookoo bucks for sessions like this and you woke up to it! That’s amazing. I think THIS needs to be somewhere shared for EVERYONE. It’s amazing. Makes me *almost* regret getting married in the summer. LOVE this!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks Meg! I know hey! If I was guaranteed not *too* cold weather and beautiful softly falling snow I would want a winter wedding too!ReplyCancel

  • Seriouslyt every winter engagement dreams of looking like this one Completely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • STUNING! This has me aching for snow in Baltimore. <3ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thanks Ashton! Feel free to come to Canada to get your fill of snow!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful work! I think I’m equal parts impressed with your images and that she stayed looking so flawless in the snow throughout the session!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Thank you Erika! Sarah sure is stunning – inside and out!ReplyCancel

  • These are so beautiful! And it looks like they had a ton of fun!ReplyCancel

    • Carlin Anquist

      Gotta have fun! Thanks Stephanie!ReplyCancel

  • This is amazing! It looks like it is straight out of a movie!ReplyCancel

Calgary Bride Photographer

I absolutely LOVE shooting weddings. I thrive on chaos and spontaneity, and produce some of my best work under wedding day pressure. However, there is typically not a lot of wiggle room in a wedding timeline. So whenever I have the opportunity to photograph a bride on a random day, and not have to stick to a schedule, I jump at the opportunity.

On a cold and foggy morning, Brynn and I headed out to a nearby field to capture some bridal portraits. We had no time constraints (other than making sure we didn’t get frostbite). We got to just play and create together, and Brynn got to wear her gorgeous wedding gown a second time. These types of photoshoots are sometimes called “Trash the Dress” or “Day After” sessions. They are completely customizable and allow us so much creative control.

And why not? You spend so much time and money on picking out the perfect wedding dress. Why should it sit around in your closet collecting dust? I’m always happy to photograph brides and couples after the wedding is over.

These creative sessions can happen in some awesome locations that you would never have time to go on the wedding day. We can shoot at the top of a mountain, climb into a canyon, or just play around in the city and get your dress a little dirtier than you did on your wedding day.

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Photography by Carlin Anquist – based in Calgary and available for travel! Keep in touch by email: hello@carlinanquist.com and on social media:

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Central Park New York Couples Portraits

One of the most amazing things about the photography community is that you have friends wherever you go. On my recent trip to NYC, I was able to connect with a New Jersey photographer, Lauren Ashley, and her boyfriend PJ for some Central Park New York Couples Portraits. We met at the incredible Bethesda Fountain & Terrace and spent some time together on a beautiful November day.

The air was filled with accordion music and the streets were lined with horse-drawn carriages. Street performers breakdanced for the crowds, and Buddhist monks wished blessings on those that passed by. It was an amalgamation of culture and history that is the beauty of New York City.

Lauren & PJ were so stunning together and they drew the attention of all the tourists in Central Park. Everyone snapped a few photos behind me as we laughed and danced our way through the gorgeous autumn light.

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Thanks for visiting! My name is Carlin and I am a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Calgary, AB, Canada. I have a bad case of wanderlust and my recent trip to NYC inspired me so much and has me anxious to explore more of this amazing world! I am currently booking 2017 weddings and sessions in Calgary, Kelowna and other awesome places! Check out the main site, contact me at hello@carlinanquist.com and make sure to follow me on social media for my most recent work. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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