Moment to Moment Coverage
Lots of Feels
Magazine Caliber Portraits
I never actually planned on becoming a wedding photographer. I went to Vancouver Film School back in 2004 to study film production. Upon graduating I moved to Edmonton and worked as a stage hand, pushing boxes/building stages for a variety of shows: everything from Nine Inch Nails to Beyoncé. I then landed a job gripping for Lions Gate Films. I was essentially a hammer: fetching gear, rigging, shaping light. I had no creative input whatsoever during this time but I did get to work with some fantastic people and see how sets could be lit. On that show, despite my best intentions, I fell in love with an amazing woman working in costumes. Every morning we'd drive to set together, drink coffee and talk movies. Long story short, we moved to Red Deer for her new career. The only problem was, Red Deer didn't have much film or stage work. I got into wedding photography because I loved cinematography and I just wanted to keep working in that field. I didn't expect how much I'd love it and since have worked to refine a modern cinematic alternative to traditional wedding photography.
1. Your photos are yours. All collections are delivered free of watermark in two sizes: full resolution and social media friendly.
2. Story is the most important thing. I work very hard to deliver what will feel like moment to moment coverage as well as magazine caliber portraits.
3. The whole process should be easy (for you). I take care of every photographic detail from location scouting to progress reports.
4. Pricing should be consistent. For this reason (and to save you time) I publish my packages online:
Three Hours of Coverage
Soft Cover Photo Book
Six Hours of Coverage
Hard Cover Photo Book
Nine Hours of Coverage
Lay Flat Photo Book
Prices are all-inclusive. Custom packages will be calculated in line with the above rates. Due to the time it takes to create a well rounded and detailed wedding collection, KCPco no longer offers engagement shoots. As I do not charge for the designing of the books, proofs are not submitted to clients prior to print. To book, I simply require a signed contract and deposit to hold your date.
MINIMALISTIC STYLE. DETAILED COVERAGE.
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"Kingdom Come Photography (Joel) gave us more than just photos, he gave us a beautiful, artistic embodiment of our wedding experience. We had seen his photos from previous weddings and knew he would deliver something different and unique. What we didn’t expect, though, was for him to capture so many genuine moments, and to do so with the cinematic eye and attention to detail that he did. He was patient, kind, unobtrusive (in fact, multiple people mentioned they don’t remember ever seeing a photographer), and a calm presence to have next to us for what could have been pure chaos. His professionalism and class mixed with his sense of humor and candor was the perfect combination to put us at ease. It wasn’t a photographer directing two people; it was a friend there with us. He never seemed stressed or hurried. He never expressed frustration or fatigue. He listened to what we wanted, but really, he delivered what we never knew we could have.
Not being the super serious couple, there was a concern that it might be difficult to capture that in a cinematic/artistic way. But, we soon realized that Joel works with the personality of his clients. It is about capturing real moments and honest emotions with KCP, regardless if those moments are laughing, crying, or just being there in that instant.
His professionalism wasn’t just displayed at the wedding itself. Joel was extremely thorough and succinct in his communication throughout the entire wedding process (that includes the year before, the wedding itself, and in the weeks/months after). We never went a week after the wedding without hearing from Joel, getting updates, and seeing beautiful teaser images. In planning a wedding (especially from a different country), you talk and email with a lot of vendors, and I can say with all honesty that Joel’s communication and attentiveness is unparalleled. It shows the care and time he gives every client.
The delivery of the final product was breathtaking… a wax sealed package, a handwritten card, a thoughtfully constructed (high-quality) personalized book, and a flash drive filled with every amazing picture (already sorted into folders, with two image sizes of each). While we had originally hoped to get one or two of those frame-worthy, envy-causing “Joel shots”, we now have so many to choose from that we can’t decide which to print.
The only regret we have is not hiring him for longer, as we would have loved to have him with us for the entire weekend, even. We are now considering planning a second wedding just to get the chance to work with him again. We are so grateful to have met such an amazing photographer, who we can now call our friend."
Rocky Mountain Wedding Photography
KINGDOM COME PHOTOGRAPHY CO | CANMORE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | 901 MOUNTAIN ST, CANMORE, ALBERTA, CANADA, T1W 0C9 | HAVE CAMERA, WILL TRAVEL