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Cole Hofstra Photography

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About

Situated in Calgary, Alberta, Cole Hofstra is a passionate and exciting person whose zest for life can be seen in his approach to photography. Cole is not afraid to get down in the dirt if that is what gives him the perfect shot. He strives to capture every single moment of your special day. Cole covers both destination and local weddings. He pours out all his creativity during his shoots and specializes in photojournalistic and portraiture styles.

Experience

Cole’s work has been featured in several publications such as Bridal Fantasy, Confetti Ireland, FFWD Magazine, Medicine Hat News, Sannich News, and more. He has also been a featured artist at Canon Canada Magazine in 2013. Cole has also achieved the following accomplishments:

  • Official Photographer for Canadian Freestyle Ski Team
  • Participant “Exposure Festival” Calgary
  • Educator / Instructor at Canon Canada
  • Western Academy of Photography graduate
  • Internship with Medicine Hat News
  • Design Studies, Grant MacEwan University

Services offered

Wedding packages are offered by Cole Hofstra that can be easily customized to the client's needs. The business is liability insured and only covers one event per day, to ensure that full attention is given to the client. The following services and photography items are also available:

  • Second shooter
  • Additional hours
  • Custom graphics
  • High-resolution images
  • Digital files
  • Save the dates
  • Thank you cards
  • Albums
  • Canvas prints

Other services

Cole has the experience in both portraiture and photojournalism photography. He also specializes in corporate, lifestyle, sports photography, and outdoor adventure photography. Packages for engagement, infant, child, and family sessions are also offered. Each of these includes an online viewing gallery and online print ordering. Engagement, trash the dress, and boudoir shoots are also covered by Cole Hofstra.

Highlights

Photography Services

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

Starting Package

C$ 2,000.00

Most Popular Package

C$ 3,500.00

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the date
Thank you cards

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Albums
Engagement shoot
High-res
Multi. locations
Prints
Slideshow
Trash the dress

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

One event per day
2nd shooter
Albums
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Flush mount
Hand-colouring
High-res
Multi. locations
Prints
Slideshow / montage
Toning
Trash the dress

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  • Laura
    Laura Z. Getting married on 07/04/2022
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    A Perfect Choice for a FUN, CANDID Engagement Shoot in the Mountains!

    Cole was referred to us by some friends for our engagement photos back in January – and we are so thankful for that!

    We wanted to do this shoot to help us get more comfortable in front of the camera, and also so that we would have some photos to treasure and celebrate our engagement while our wedding plans were on hold. Right from our first call with Cole we could tell that he would help us feel comfortable and that we would have a great time the day of our session – indeed, we had such a fun afternoon, and Cole perfectly captured some really wonderful moments. We’re so happy and thankful for Cole’s expertise and patience to help us accomplish all of this.

    Each time we’ve gone back through the photos, we find something else about them to love. We appreciated Cole’s keen eye in identifying elements around the lake to incorporate into our photos – some of the shots at spots he found while we were exploring are some of our favourites!

    Any opportunity that we might have to recommend Cole to others, for photography or officiating, Cole can count on it!
  • Leah
    Leah Married on 17/04/2021
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    The best day ever!

    I really can’t say enough about how wonderful Cole is. We struggled through postponements and changes to covid restrictions and he kept our minds at ease and was always super responsive and flexible. His photos are incredible and his energy brought so much fun and positivity to our wedding day! He was incredibly professional and knew exactly what to do and where to go for the best photos and awesome experience. Our guests even commented on how great he was! I am so thankful for everything that he did and I would recommend him to anyone for their perfect day!
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    Ashley S. Married on 06/11/2020
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    Highly Recommended!

    I can't recommend Cole enough, I would gladly give him more than 5 stars if I could! Especially coming from a couple who are not used to being in front of the camera, Cole made us feel very comfortable and we even forgot at times we were having our photo taken; it was as if we were chatting with an old friend! He sent us photo samples right away that are absolutely breathtaking and we are so excited to see the rest! Highly recommended!!
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    George G. Married on 11/10/2020
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    Memories to last a lifetime

    If there was an option for 6 Stars I would give Cole 7.

    He was an absolute rock star for my wife and I when our wedding got postponed in April amidst the COVID craziness. He stayed in touch with us regularly and when we decided after six months of postponement that we would do a small family elopement and we asked him to officiate and photograph the smaller ceremony he graciously accepted and made a new date work with amazing flexibility.

    His fun and energy made the day memorable and truly special. His photography skills and artistic eye are only matched by his uncanny ability to read people and make things flow and work on the fly.

    He made the whole day stress free and kept us smiling and laughing throughout an amazing experience together.
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    Maria F. Married on 03/10/2020
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    Highly recommended ❤️

    Cole was absolutely amazing to work with. We planned a last minute covid wedding last month and he was nothing but helpful and patient. He even suggested some good spots for an intimate ceremony which was really helpful. He was extremely prompt the day of the wedding, and made everyone comfortable and relaxed while taking photos. He was professional and down to earth and his work is absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend Cole to anyone needing a wedding photographer.
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    Christine G. Married on 23/08/2020
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    Fantastic photos from a talented guy!!!

    Wowza, I can't even begin to say all the wonderful things my husband and I think about Cole, I would give him a 10/5 if I could! He was a fantastic photographer for our small intimate COVID wedding ceremony. He is definitely experienced, professional and knows what he is doing. He provides excellent direction to his photo subjects (me and my husband!!!) when they have no idea what to do when getting professional photos done that results in BEAUTIFUL photos!!! Cole is also very careful and proactive about social distancing during this pandemic. We had a very easy time keeping six feet away from one another and he wore a mask the whole time when our other family members were around during the wedding ceremony. He is also great at directing family members for family portraits and working with little ones! You would be lucky to have him working with you on your special day or for any occasion! I definitely hope I can have Cole take photos with us again in the future. :) Thank you so so much!
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    Lyndsey M. Married on 01/08/2020
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    When a rating of 'Excellent' doesn't quite seem enough, you know you are lucky to have had such an incredible photographer!

    Cole's work is a truly an art form. The moments he's given us to treasure through our gorgeous, candid, expressive photos that perfectly allow us to relive each moment of our wedding day are truly priceless. He brings the most precious moments to life in each and every photo. We were truly honoured by his passion, creativity and sincere care for his craft that will allow us memories to last a lifetime.

    I first met Cole during my best friend's wedding. The moment you meet him, if feels like you've been friends for years. He immediately makes you feel comfortable to be yourself. When it came time for my own wedding, without a doubt, we knew it had to be Mr. Cole Hofstra!

    During Covid, having to change our guest list from 150 to 30, we knew how incredibly important it was to capture every little detail, every smile, laugh and tear to be able to share with our family who couldn't attend. With so many uncertainties, and anxiety running high, it was an absolute blessing to know that no matter what, we were in good hands with Cole, knowing he would bring each special moment to life behind his lens.

    With every photo, you are transported back to the moment. Anytime you would turn your head, he was already two steps ahead of you to capture the moment. Cole captured our special day absolutely perfectly and we would recommend him to anyone we know, a million times over.

    Not to mention, we've called him the photo-wizard, because within DAYS we had sneak peeks and in less than 2 weeks we had the whole album! This is truly unheard of and we know that he went above and beyond to make that happen for us! But this is no surprise, because he gives the same attention, love and detail to every client he encounters.

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Cole!
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    Elizabeth C. Married on 31/12/2019
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    NYE wedding made Magical

    I can not say enough about Cole, he is so experienced and professional. We had him for over 12 hours during our NYE wedding. He arranged our first look, took us across downtown for photos, captured every moment of our day from noon to midnight. Cole takes the kind of photos you would see in a wedding magazine- elegant, timeless, breath taking. He has an amazing eye for back drops too. He knows all the great spots in the city and can make you look both elegant and bad ass posing in front of a graffiti wall.
    He sent us about 35 photos the next morning as a preview and we were blown away with them.
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    Karlyn Married on 02/11/2019
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    Cole photographed our wedding in Lethbridge on November 2nd and he was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only is he an absolute master of his craft, but he also kept things fun and light the whole time. He brought amazing ideas for shots and provided us direction, which we definitely needed as a couple. Cole’s personality kept us laughing and smiling the whole day. We couldn’t be happier with our choice in a photographer and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone to capture their wedding. 10/10 - Chris and Karlyn
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    Danielle T. Married on 27/10/2018
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    Absolutely breathtaking pictures and SO MUCH FUN!

    We would 100% recommend Cole every time. We had such an amazing time shooting both our engagement photos and wedding photos with Cole. He is so easy going and makes everything so much fun! His photos are all absolutely breathtaking and I can't stop looking at them. Cole is fantastic at finding the best spots with the perfect lighting and the perfect backdrop, as well as coming up with the coolest ideas on how to take some of the best photos I've ever seen! We couldn't be happier with having Cole photograph our adventures and we will be using him for any and all future life milestones! Cole went above and beyond what I could have ever expected, was able to get amazing candid shots of all our friends and family and got a long with every single guest at the wedding. Our guests were all so impressed with his ease of fitting in with everyone they had assumed he was a friend that we had known way before the wedding! Cole is amazing!! Book with him asap as he books up fast!!! Best photographer out there if you're looking for someone to make wedding photography fun and to take incredible pictures that you will want to show everyone you know!!

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