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.
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:
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:
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.
127 Reviews for Cole Hofstra Photography
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Ashley Stoilkovski · Married on 06/11/2020
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!!Sent on 04/12/2020
George Guerette · Married on 11/10/2020
Memories to last a lifetime
If there was an option for 6 Stars I would give Cole 7.Sent on 12/10/2020
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.
Maria Fisher · Married on 03/10/2020
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.Sent on 10/11/2020
Christine Granley · Married on 23/08/2020
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!Sent on 11/09/2020
Lyndsey Manyluk · Married on 01/08/2020
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!Sent on 17/08/2020
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