Weddings

Barbara Rahal Photography

Edmonton, Alberta View map

About

I used to shoot big weddings but Intimate wedding and elopement photography have become my life raft. It intersects all of the things I love most about being human: depth of emotion, connection and dare I say imperfection.

I will always choose interesting over boring. I tend to avoid cliches. I believe in authenticity and embracing your inner weirdo.

Wedding photography has little to do with me and everything to do with you.

I'm not here to make assumptions about your relationship or pose you in an unnatural way. I want to get to know the real you and create meaningful images that will stand the test of time.

This is all for you. Because this is your story to tell, not mine.

I'm going to ask you some light-hearted personality questions: What are your enneagram numbers? Myers-Briggs types? Love languages? (I'm an ENFP-A, a 6w9, and I love acts of service).

Along with the hard-hitting existential ones: What are the things that make your heart beat faster? Who are you when you think nobody's watching?

I want you to know, I’m all in.

No matter what your love looks like, I'm here for you. Wild family dynamics? I'm here for that too.

I want to truly intertwine with your people and become friends with my couples.

Our connection will play a huge role in this, from the very beginning. We've got to meet each other in the middle and you have to be able to trust me...

If you would like to learn more about working together, I would love to hear from you, drop me a line and let's start the conversation.

Highlights

Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations, slideshow

Starting Package

$2,000

Most Popular Package

$4,600

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Prints
Thank you cards

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Digital files
High-res

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage

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    Taylor W. Married on 28/12/2020
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    Amazing photographer and person

    Absolutely in love with all the pictures Barb has capture of my husband and I. First she blew us away with our engagement photos. We are absolutely thrilled with wedding portraits she captured of us after our intimate ceremony. Barb has been through it all with us with constantly changing gathering restrictions and many postponements. She was so easy to deal with and reschedule and made the time to come out on our wedding day and capture us
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    Amanda D. Married on 03/03/2018
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    Amazing talent

    Barb was our second shooter for Megan Kemshead. She did most of the photos for the boys in the morning and teamed up with Megan for the remainder of our day. Barb went above and beyond and we couldn't have asked for a better second shooter. She mostly does her own photography work but I think it's amazing that photographers help each other especially for special events like weddings. I would definitely recommend Barb to anyone and I can't wait to use her for more photo sessions down the road!
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    Chelsea S. Married on 01/07/2020
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    Stop your search here and pick Barb she is the best!

    Barb has been absolutely amazing to my husband and I! From driving all the way to the mountains for us to shoot our engagement session, to helping us when the wedding plans changed to a COVID wedding. Barb has gone above and beyond to make my husband and I feel special and she is more like a friend to us then a wedding photographer. A lot of brides say they want to splurge on their photographer and if that's the case I highly recommend Barb! I don't think it gets any better than her. Her skills, professionalism, and personality make the wedding experience a much brighter one, which is more then I thought you could get from a wedding photographer. I could not be happier with my photos from Barb or her generosity to my husband and I by offering to shoot our small COVID wedding in addition to our postponed wedding/vow renewal next year (Both of which are on the date of her own wedding anniversary). I am so grateful to have chosen Barb to be a part of our wedding journey and I will most defiantly continue to utilize her talents in the future. Barb already comes highly recommended, but you get so much more than your money's worth of beautiful photos with Barb as your photographer.
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    Jackie P. Married on 05/12/2015
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    We have had an amazing experience with Barb. It all began with our engagement photos, which were better then we could have ever imagined. You can tell that Barb truly has a passion for photography. As we got closer to our wedding day she sent us questions and reviewed the timeline of our big day to ensure that she was providing us with exactly what we wanted. Barb has been very flexible, and even strapped on ski's to get the photo we wanted even though she hasn't skied in years. She captured our love from a variety of angles all throughout our day. I highly recommend Barbara for anyone seeking a photographer. She is phenomenal!
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    Deegee Married on 03/09/2017
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    Barb was amazing! She shot our wedding this past labour day weekend and did a fantastic job. Barb was very diligent and detailed in her preparation for our wedding. Barb made sure she that she knew what we wanted and we got a ton of compliments from our guests about how impressed they were with Barb's willingness to do whatever it took to get the shot. We have not received all the photos yet but she sent us a preview a couple days after the wedding and the photos are stunning! We highly recommend Barb to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer!
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    Samantha R. Married on 11/07/2017
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    Barb is the most amazing photographer and person! She has been so helpful and responsive to all questions and has the most beautiful photos. I have worked with her in the past and cannot recommend her enough!
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    June M. Married on 25/06/2016
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    Barbara's photo 's are amazing. We loved working with her and her partner Megan.
    She is a beautiful person inside and out and wanted everyone to be happy with her service. She was professional and we would highly recommend her services.
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    Reb Married on 01/02/2016
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    Choosing Barb as our photographer was the easiest choice we made when wedding planning. A year prior to our own wedding, Barb shot my sisters wedding and we knew we wanted her back! Barb's personality, passion, artistic eye, and professionalism made her an easy choice.

    Barb is a gem in the wedding photography world, and we highly recommend her to the rest of our friends and family. The instant Barb walked in the room her love of wedding photography was evident and her personality makes you feel as though a long time friend has just arrived to shoot your wedding.

    Barb will never leave without getting that perfect shot, and she takes great time and dedication to get to know the couple and their style prior to your big day, so your own personality shows. We were blown away by Barbs dedication to make sure our vision, our priorities and our personality as a couple came through in our photos. Barb is enthusiastically willing to work around any ideas, and will make them better then you even imagined.

    And all well showing our own personalities, Barb is able to tactfully and timely direct the couple and the wedding party. She will never leave you feeling awkward or shoot an entire day with your hair or dress out of place. Barb has a fine eye for detail and it shows in her photo's. Barb makes every pose feel comfortable, even to the non-professional and first time wedding models. Her sense of humour lightens the mood and creates a comfortable atmosphere. Every member of our wedding party commented on Barb's strong ability to direct and passionate attitude towards photography.

    Barb went above and beyond for our wedding, and we hope our paths will soon cross again. We would hire her again in a heart beat.
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    Nicole S. Married on 19/09/2015
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    Barb is an amazing photographer!! She did our newborn, engagement, and wedding photos and she get's a beautiful shot even when it is utter chaos with children crying lol! She is absolutely unbelievable!! Her artistic creativity and fun and relaxed personality made our experience with her so memorable and I would totally recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!

    Barbara Rahal Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Nicole, it was a real pleasure to see your family grow and finally get you and your soulmate tie the knot. I feel so honoured for people like you to open up their hearts and trust me with such task. Thanks Barb
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    Courtney M. Married on 30/05/2015
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    Barb is absolutely wonderful! She showed up on time (early even) and immediately got to work prepping the room for our first look pictures. She brought an assistant which allowed us to get pictures from many angles. She is very friendly and easy to pose for and we both felt very comfortable with Barb. We had many compliments from family and the wedding party after the wedding on how they enjoyed the photographer and couldn't wait to see the pictures. We received the final pictures in a very timely manner and they are beyond perfect! Will definitely be using Barb in the future!

    Barbara Rahal Photography's reply:

    Dear Courtney, I am so happy to hear your lovely words. It was wonderful to be there for you and Ian, to capture these memories that will last a lifetime. Your friends and family are such wonderful and warming people, it makes my heart sing to hear your feedback and knowing everything worked out so wonderfully in such a special day in your life. Thank you! Barb

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