1. What is your favorite part about photographing weddings?
It is having the opportunity to capture those emotional moments throughout the special day. It’s easy to set up a great shot between the bride and groom during the photo shoot after the ceremony, but it’s the unexpected photos with true emotions that really get me. A special moment between a bride and her father, a loving look that the groom gives his bride as he sees her for the first time when she walks down the aisle, and so many more moments. It’s those parts alone that really make photographing weddings so enjoyable.
2. When did you realize that you wanted to be a photographer?
I have always enjoyed taking photos but it wasn’t until I was in high school that I realized it was my passion. I didn’t follow my dreams right away and after my first year of university, I realized I was unhappy and that I needed to switch my career path. I am so fortunate that I changed my mind because I now wake up every morning with a new adventure. I have the pleasure of meeting all of these fantastic couples that want to spend the rest of their lives together and I am the one that gets to witness and capture all of the special moments along the way.
3. What inspires you when shooting a wedding?
Love. I know it sounds cheesy but it is the truth. Capturing moments between the bride and groom keep me going throughout the day. Getting to see the true love they have for one another just makes my heart melt and it makes it all worth it.
4. Do you have a memorable moment from a wedding that you photographed?
There are so many memorable moments but one stands out specifically in my mind. Sarina and I photographed Tamara and Daniel’s wedding this past July, and it had been pouring rain the entire day. The wedding ceremony got pushed back in hopes the rain would led up, but no such luck. Tamara had been crying as she was upset with the weather but half way through the ceremony, the rain suddenly stopped and the sun came out brighter than ever. Her formal photographs turned out amazing, as the lighting was finally perfect! I could tell she was worried about how the photos would turn out, so we gave her a little sneak peek on the back of our camera. After seeing the photo, her concerns disappeared and she completely lit up. Bringing her that joy and seeing her so happy, that moment I will never forget.
5. What kind of gear do you use when working?
I shoot with a 5D Mark III canon body and rotate between a few different lenses (24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8, & 100mm F1.4). I also use Canon Speedlites and I have two 580EXII flashes that I use.
6. Tell us a little bit about yourself Calie
I was born and raised in Edmonton, AB and I love travelling and playing all kinds of sports. I have been in the photography business for 3 years now and I also spent 2 informative years at NAIT studying photography. I have been with the man of my dreams for over 5 years now and I can’t wait to be a bride and have my turn in front of the lens. When that special time in my life comes, I would love nothing more than to have Sarina photograph my wedding. Her and I met each other 2 years ago and from that moment, we knew it was a match made in heaven and the magic began! We both started out with our Boudoir sector, Pink Blush Boudoir, and after getting along so well we decided to start up our wedding photography business, In White. I am so lucky to have met Sarina, she is an absolute gem to work with and I couldn’t think of any one else to spend my days with.