September 2019 - Maternity and Newborn photoshoots

I was honoured to have another opportunity to take maternity photos - this time for a couple in Calgary, and then the newborn photos when the baby was just about 2 weeks old. Both shoots went really well, Hawley and Connor were lots of fun to hang out with and Walton was totally cool too ;)

SPECIAL ONE-DAY-EVENT, SUNDAY OCT 6TH 2019

Because our September event was so popular, SUNDAY OCTOBER 6TH, JAMES AND DAVID WILL BE DOING FAMILY GROUP PHOTOS AT A SPECIAL PRICING. IT WILL BE A HALF-HOUR TIMESLOT FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT, THEN WE WILL PROCESS THE PHOTOS: YOU WILL RECEIVE 20 HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES WITHIN 2 WEEKS. Call or email to book your slot for family photos outdoors, the location will be in NW Calgary. (If the weather is not good on the 6th, we will move it to a different day.)

david@sweetcalgaryportraits.com

IMG_5342-tiny-water.jpg

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2019!!!

This was an awesome day, James and I were thrilled at the response to this event and the day went off without a hitch! It was too short of a time to really chat and catch up with everyone as much as I would have liked to but it was great to see you all, and you all did excellent work as models on that nice day in the fall!

SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT - SUNDAY SEPT 8, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT - SUNDAY SEPT 8, 2019 - JAMES AND DAVID ARE DOING FAMILY GROUP PHOTOS IN CALGARY - LOWEST PRICE EVER - BOOK YOUR 30 MINUTE SLOT!

INCLUDES 20 HIGH RESOLUTION PROCESSED PHOTOS.

david@sweetcalgaryportraits.com

August 2019 - Newborn photos in Ontario

Feels great to swoop into a different city for a photoshoot - and this time it’s not for a wedding, it’s a newborn photo session. What a beautiful environment this little person is growing up in! This little child is going to soar to high heights - I can just tell. And the house was so beautiful and bright it could be a studio! It made my job easy, which was a huge relief because I was travelling and didn’t have my backdrops and props with me. This was a super calm and fun baby portrait session - I loved every minute of it.

June 2019 - Wedding at Botanical Gardens and Alberta Beach

We (James and David) had so much fun photographing this wonderful wedding in beautiful locations including the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens! Overall, it was a really great day. The ceremony venue was an outdoor shelter, open on four sides so we were able to get lots of different angles without getting in anyone’s way. The Officiator told us she didn’t even notice we were there, so we are glad to hear that we were able to get such great shots without intruding on the ceremony at all.

Fall 2018 - Family time

Yes, the last part of the year is when we all start focussing on family again. The mother of this family was organized! Getting family photos with plenty of time to spare for Christmas - and what a great idea to get the Christmas photos done while we still have the pretty autumn leaves on the trees. This family was a pleasure to work with …it wasn’t work really, just smiles all round, I took a few photos and then we caught up over lunch! That’s Carburn Park by the way - there’s so many great natural backdrops around Calgary. There’s a few that I haven’t tried out yet for family photos which I look forward to checking out in Summer 2019.

Fall 2018 - Maternity and Newborn

This wonderful family made shooting a breeze. I have worked with these clients in the past and I always look forward to working with them, and visiting with them. Days like this make family photography truly a dream job!



June 2018 - Summer in the park

This photo says it all. I love doing outdoor portrait sessions, and I get to meet lots of great Calgary families all the time!

IMG_4846-tiny-water.jpg

May 2018 - Newborn!

This little beauty is only 10 days old. Welcome to the world! And what a wonderful family and home atmosphere to be born into! In this case, the plan was casual with no outside props - just the family at home with the new baby. I feel so lucky to be able to share these special moments since I'm sure not everyone gets the opportunity to see babies, such as Anna, at just 10 days old! On days like this, I am honoured to have this job. I take what I know about lighting and composition and apply it to capture those special moments in the life of a family.

Cheers!

David

April 2018 - Casual Maternity

I enjoyed a lovely day both indoors and outdoors with this wonderful family, capturing natural moments with a family so clearly full of love and joy!

IMG_2288-tiny-water.jpg

March 2018 - Tips for New Photographers

March 2018 - Tips for New Photographers

Often, people ask me questions about the SLR they just bought or have had for a long time but haven't used much; or they ask me which camera and lens they should buy. To help new photographers, I decided to make a page that lists my main pointers  - check it out! (In my main navigation, at the top, there is a new page: "Tips for Novices and Equipment Reviews").

Enjoy!

David

June 2017 - Owen Sound Wedding

This wedding was an amazing day, beautiful weather in Owen Sound, and I couldn't be happier for the bride and groom - they are just so perfect together! It was an honour to be there for them at this beautiful little picturesque wedding on the edge of Georgian Bay. I got up at 5:30am to shoot some photos of a local family of Canadian geese with the wedding gazebo as a backdrop. And we had fun creating some original compositions of the bride, groom, and bouquet,  meanwhile harp music played in the background! As a bonus I got to get some shots in at dinner the day before the wedding with many of the wedding party in attendance, and I relished my opportunity to get some iconic group shots of the groom's family the day after the wedding at a family BBQ. Overall, this was a memorable trip to the beautiful Owen Sound, and a lovely summer adventure in the Ontario countryside! Congratulations to Dana and Jon!

May 2017 - Model shoot

Kicking his career into high gear! For this shoot, we had natural window light to the left. The stronger main light is a flash in a shoot-through umbrella just out of the frame to the right. White backdrop.

January 2017

Impromptu family portrait session with some friends!  :)

Happy New Year for 2017!

Capturing the last sunrise of 2016 with James Davidson (www.davidsonphoto.ca), in Banff, where I met Explore Capture Repeat (www.explorecapturerepeat.com). 

December 2016

Don, a member of our network of photographers here at David's Portraits, had a blast photographing this wonderful family group for a Christmas get-together!