It’s a happy Thursday when you wake up to warm temps and pretty pics! This is about the time of year in YYC where you start to question whether or not you should take your snow tires off but know that doing so will most definitely jinx Mother Nature so instead we wear flip flops once the temperature reaches 5 degrees or above! Am I right?!
5 4114 hours ago
After two weeks of holidays laying in a hammock is about all I feel like doing 😂 BUT I am also super excited to get back to routine and the next few weeks are going to be amazing! We have some super gorgeous weddings and shoots coming up this month so stay tuned for lots of new posts.
I had so much fun with this couple!! Between the beauty of this bride, this couples love for each other, and the elegant Fairmont Banff Springs- their wedding was simply stunning. I’m excited to share more of their Fairmont Banff Springs wedding with you!
6 4427 February, 2020
Everything about this session was absolutely amazing! The couple was crazy in love, their connection was so authentic and real! The vendor team was so dreamy and that sunset was perfection! .
🙏🏻 @psandcoevents @oreandbone
2 5327 February, 2020
I have never really liked pop / soda (except for some A&W rootbeer every blue moon), but my brother left some raspberry bubly at my house, and I didn’t want it to go to waste so I tried it and now I’m a fan????? I have now tried coconut, mango, and orange la croix, and also like peach and strawberry bubly. I don’t even recognize myself tbh. what’s your fave soda water flavour?! I need to know what other flavours I should be trying to feed this budding addiction hahaha
23 11926 February, 2020
How many times do you find an incredible photographer on instagram and LOVE their work but don’t even know their name, what they look like or anything about them?!🙈Especially when you’re looking for your wedding photographer, you want to get to know them fast and click!
So I just wanted to say HEYYYYYY! This is my face and and my mom bod but hey, I’m learning to love it!
Some fun facts about me:
⋒ I’m an old soul, a flower child.. as my mom has called me! I love everything from the 60’s, 70’s, vintage, vinyl + antique collector! I just love to surround myself and my home with things that tell a story!
⋒ Being outside is my favourite place to be. We live on 4 acres about 30 mins north of Edmonton and spend most of my free time playing in my gardens, the sandbox or with anything that’s has a motor or a board! Snowmobiling, dirt biking, snowboarding, wake surfing…these are my faves! But man…these things hurt more when you turn 30! LOL
⋒ Flowers and plants are my therapy. I can almost smell spring and that means its almost time to get digging! Gardening is the only thing I’ve ever had patience with. OH! And home decor. I LOVE making a house a home and if I could pick another career path, it would be interiors!
⋒ I’m an East Coaster, I love to talk and am a big oversharer! Haha I’m not a small talk kinda gal. I’ll get to know you and what makes you smile and what makes you tick within a few minutes if you let me :)
⋒ Aquarius girl here. I love hard. I feel hard. I’m constantly growing and changing. This is both a blessing and a curse but I embrace it!
For those of you out there who know me or who follow my work - how would you describe my work in one word!? How does it make you feel?? (But lets keep it to the positive vibes! Haha)
Should you include your DOGS/PETS in your photos?!? 🐶
Absolutelyyyyyyyyy. Yes yes yes.
If your dog/dogs are a significant part of your life, then YES bring them to our shoot. I wanna capture (and give you) photographs that not only will be meaningful to you 5+ years from now, but will also 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 — so if having your dogs be a part of our shoot will bring that much more meaning to your photos, bring + include them!!
And guess what? It gets better 👇🏼
Are you + your partner a little nervous about your shoot??
Your dogs are gonna help with your NERVES. Most people aren’t super confident/relaxed in front of the camera — by bringing your dog/dogs to our photoshoot, it gives you something to focus on + get distracted by! By focusing on interacting with your dog, you’re gonna be less aware of the sound of my camera clicking = the candid photos of your DREAMS 😉🙌🏼
PLUS, look how much cuter they make your photos!? 😍
‘When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.’
- Arrigo Boito
This quote probably reminds so many of when they first met their person... I know this is how I felt too when I first saw Travis. I was smiling and then laughing to myself because he waved at me on the outside of a Tim Hortons window during my lunch break and then walked away (and Facebook messaged me later to apologize if that was awkward) and that was that. I’ve had a smile on my face ever since. .
This sweet couple. They were smiling and laughing and we all just had such a good time during their engagement session. They were just so genuinely happy together, they made my job easy🤍 I can’t wait for their wedding day!
5 4725 February, 2020
yoooo ya girl is killing it with her reading goalzzz so far this year! I know that I won’t have time for reading in the summer and fall, so I’m crushing it now during my slow szn. I am halfway through book number six rn and once it’s done, I have no idea what I should read next! what would you recommend?! I’m down for whatever genre!
49 10025 February, 2020
After much time and creative juices, I am absolutely STOKED to say:⠀
MY WEBSITE IS LIVE 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼⠀
That’s right folks! Head over to the link in my bio to check it out. All of my pricing, how to contact me and more of the goods can now be found on there!!!⠀
I’m stoked to finally be able to release this and I hope this makes the process for booking me or learning about me WAYYYY more simple for you! ⠀
This is just a slice of how I believe I can serve you, as my client (and hopeful future friend if we aren’t yet 😉), the absolute best!⠀
So go take a looksie and let me know what ya think! 🥳😋⠀
PS. While you’re at it you can check out the shots from more of these love birds 🙈🙈🙈
16 10524 February, 2020
First look or no first look? For my own wedding, I originally wanted a first look for the photo opp and chance to take in the moment without an audience.. but husband wanted his first look of me to be at the aisle because he felt it would be more special! Both options offer legitimate benefits and ultimately it’s a very personal decision..which team are you on?
Last night we went on a date to dinner and a movie. Our first time doing that in almost a year since having vienna- it was so nice! Hope you all are having a good weekend. 🎉
1 5523 February, 2020
Hi 👋 it’s me, the girl behind the camera! I’m very comfortable behind the camera snapping photos, but when I’m in front of it I get so awkward. I think most photographers struggle with the same thing. I have a few new followers and clients, thought I’d introduce myself again.
I was born in Romania and moved to Canada at the age of 16. Never lost my Eastern European accent. Growing up I tried so hard to fit in and “lose the accent”. Now as an adult, I am so grateful I didn’t, it sets me apart and it makes me ME!.
I find it very easy to make friends, I am so blessed to have friends in so many countries around the world. I was very active volunteering in a university and made so many awesome friends that are up to great things!.
Ottawa was my home for 12 years prior to moving to Calgary. I’m married to my soulmate and together we have a 3.5 yrs old toddler. He calls the shots in our household, he’s the boss baby!.
My least favourite thing is folding the clean clothes that come out of the dryer 😅 takes me forever to fold them and put them away. Thankfully my hubby is the exact opposite and takes care of it ASAP.
🚨Tell me something fun/unique about you! Are you born and raised in Calgary?🚨
This is THREE years of💍! We took a road trip out to #Banff this past summer for our anniversary and I’m so happy we met up with @amanda.roy photography while we were camping there! When I go through our adventures over the past few years we have so many photos of us individually but it’s super rare we are in a photo together. My heart is exploding.
Now just have to decide which one(s) I should frame🤗 1-9, help me out in the comments ⬇️ :)
6 3322 February, 2020
Smiling portraits are a must! I love being creative but getting a few good classic portraits of the bride & groom are my first priority! 💕
5 13222 February, 2020
I have spent the past two days working on this wedding and I have smiled, laughed and cried while doing so. This day was so special and I love reliving it through the photographs. I can’t wait to finish the rest and get this gallery sent off! Happy Friday folks! #teamkraxton
When we say we will have fun during your engagement session- we mean it!
We include them with every wedding package because we think it’s so valuable to spend time with our couples and get you comfortable behind the camera before your big day! 😊
Thank you so much for all your support for Lewis and Company! We are so excited to be featuring both of our work on one account for you guys - including this gorgeous wedding film! Every last detail of Jordan and Teagan's Saskatoon farm wedding was so beautiful and thoughtfully planned, it was definitely one for the books.
To top it all off, we are so stoked to hear these two are expecting this May!
Photography: Madison Jamie Photography @madisonjoue and @jackieKalch
Video: @iamgarylewis and @ron.pagz
1 1121 February, 2020
Smiles and pure happiness 😊
1 2621 February, 2020
Guys...this past week has been good for my soul. My little(big) sister came out from Ontario to visit, have sissy sleepovers, do all the things with the boys and I and make more memories with our “family field trips”. We def’s miss her living with us and secretly hope she will move to Alberta to live in our basement!
6 5521 February, 2020
A little throwback to one of my favourite winter shoots! The picture-perfect snowfall began right as we were finishing our session! ✨
17 23621 February, 2020
Kaytlyn and Paul’s engagement session with a beautiful horses in b&w. We cannot wait to photograph their wedding in Canmore 👍
These past two weeks flew by....I wish I had 24 more hours to add to each day. I am in the process of making major life changes and it’s been consuming all my free time, I will share more when it’s appropriate to do so!
Until then, my apologies for slacking off with the postings. The photography community advises to post every day to drive up engagement, but honestly that sounds exhausting. There’s life outside Instagram and so far my clients don’t seem to mind ❤️
5 6221 February, 2020
The day is finally here! We have been dreaming about this ever since we were dating.
We are now officially branding together as Lewis and Company. A photo and video team specializing in telling compelling stories through lifestyle, weddings, and businesses! Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far and we can’t wait to see where this takes us. Be prepared to see a lot more video on this account! 😊
My husband is currently in Cabo. Golfing and enjoying the sun. While i’m stuck at home, pregnant AF. wishing I could throw a snowball right in his face at the moment!
Enjoyed spending some time with these cuties over the weekend! Can’t wait for their mountain wedding!
You know you’re out of shape when you wake up the day after the trampoline park and every muscle in your body hurts.....How do kids do it?! Side note- are we counting down the days for summer nights yet?!
“Alright alright alright!⠀
Okay, now ladies!⠀
Now we gonna break this thang down for just a few seconds⠀
Now don't have me break this thang down for nothin'...”⠀
Okay jk I’m talking to you gentleman out there too and if you don’t know what’s cooler than being cool (answer is ice cool) than you need to find more music and get cultured 😌 just saying...⠀
Okay though time for real talk!⠀
If you’ve noticed a change around my account here that’s because I’ve been switching gears to centralize this as my photography business platform! YAY! fun right!?⠀
Yes, it is fun! And right now I’m working my booty off to keep making it more fun and to put out the kinda material you are going to keep loving! 😍⠀
Now Instagram is a doosey to perfect HOWEVER!!! that’s why God gave us friends and rad people! There are a few things that you can be a part of to help me grow this lil biz of mine 😋 orrrr if you have other awesome friends running businesses and want to support them here are some tips!! ⠀
a) likes👍🏻, comments 📙, and shares📣!!! These are a big one! If you’re digging my content please do this so I know it’s what you’re into and my content can reach a greater audience like you!!!⠀
b) SAVE IT!!! 🗂 file that bad boy for when you wanna come back to it or use it as a reference! When you save a post (bottom right corner of a post) you can categorize them by making folders which allow you to permanently find them without crazy person searching all over for that account that you forgot the name of 😉👉🏻⠀
c) DM me or reply! On stories or posts!!!Tell me your thoughts and share your questions! I’m here for YOU and I LOVE COMMUNITY so even if we become online besties cause you also love cute golden retriever videos then heck send them all and send heart eyes when I share ‘em 😅!⠀
Instagram businesses rely A TON on online engagement so do it and be ice cool like OUTKAST😎❄️⠀
Do you like learning little tidbits like this??? Did this help you see how you can help support other friends & small businesses you like??? Let me know 😋⠀
song lyrics by OutKast: Hey Ya! (do yourself a favor and give it a listen if you have never)
11 23118 February, 2020
Can’t wait to share some big news with you all tomorrow!✨
3 4318 February, 2020
I would love to book more winery weddings & sessions! If that sounds like something you’d love too, shoot me a message! 💕
3 12018 February, 2020
| Happy family day everyone!! Hope you spent it with those near and dear to your hearts 🖤✨|
2 9718 February, 2020
Today is for movies, chocolate chip cookies, and naps. We are fans of long weekends. 🙌🏻
You know what doesn't make sense? Rain on a day with no clouds. You know what else doesn't make sense? How the weirdest, most unexpected locations result in the best photos. But you know what does make sense? These two sun kissed gems. Aren't they damn beautiful? Cant think of a better way to spend my birthday eve than some love filled adventures
22 17019 August, 2019
You might remember I alluded to some exciting news a couple weeks back... and I’ll be announcing that news later this week!!! I’m so excited to share this new adventure, so stay tuned 🤩
6 12314 November, 2018
Back into the editing cave we go after a packed full weekend of shooting. Good thing I got these two babes on my screen 🤩
Harsh light, dark shadows, and deep love is what I'm feeling for these two special creatures in this scenically arousing place. You?
19 11016 September, 2019
Oh these two - can you see the longing love or is it just me? I know this look very well... it's the same one I have when I look at any sort of chocolate or pastry - or chocolate pastry. But in all seriousness, this location, this couple, they took my breath away.
19 11425 July, 2019
Recently I heard (on The Bachelorette to be exact) that love is the closest thing to magic on Earth and it really made me think why that is. But really, how crazy is it that when you meet that one person, your person, it's as if you've known each other forever? Suddenly, everything becomes a little more bearable, a little more real, and a whole heck of a lot more exciting. Magic ✨