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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:

  • 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Save the date
Thank you cards

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


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

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Flush mount
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage
Trash the dress
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Reviews for Cole Hofstra Photography

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Sarah D. Sent on 11/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

All Around Outstanding experience!

Cole is amazing. He is so personable and great to work with. I forgot to provide a list of family shots I wanted and he was so incredibly efficient to get them done quickly so we could go off and do our wedding party photos. We were able to actually go to a park close by (he provided with multiple options for us) and take a variety of shots. His ability to see a space and find the right photo is truly an unbelievable talent. I know he said he also does officiating and I would definitely recommend him for this too- his personalty is easy-going to work with, funny, and flexible.
Laura Z. Sent on 03/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 19/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jenna H. Sent on 08/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Made our day so special

Cole was absolutely AMAZING. Answering all our emails, making us feel so special, hilarious and captured the most stunning photos i have ever seen (not just because my husband is in them :)). He knew exactly where to go, had the snow trampled down for us, told us where to go and made the entire experience memorable and stunning. I've never seen an album with so many backgrounds. I am in awe. Everything was at the highest level of professionalism and i recommend Cole 100000%!
Ashley S. Sent on 04/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
Maria F. Sent on 10/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
George G. Sent on 12/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Laura B. Sent on 27/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Cole is spectacular!

When I was part of a dear friend’s wedding a few years ago, I was able to see Cole in action, and for my husband and I, it was a no-brainer for us to want to have Cole photograph us for our day as well.

We emailed Cole, and he responded quickly with all of his information and was willing to give us a call or FaceTime conversation. When we spoke with him, and when you meet him for the first time, it’s as though you have known him for many years.

We set a date for our engagement photos in early 2020 (little did we know the chaos that was about to ensue soon after). We went out to Canmore, strapped on our boots and went on what was truly an adventure engagement shoot. These moments with Cole really told us that we made the best decision. Cole made us feel comfortable while still directing us during our engagement shoot. He is so passionate about his work, he even placed himself in compromising positions (ie laying in the snow) to get the most amazing shots.

When the unthinkable happened, and we were placed in the situation where we had to decrease our numbers for our wedding day, Cole was still able to accommodate us fully. We knew how important capturing every small detail would be, and Cole was able to provide us this gift of these treasured moments with photographs.

Cole, we were honoured to have you photograph our special day, and we are SO excited to see you again to photograph our reception when everything settles down. Your passion and dedication to your craft is like nothing we have seen before.

We cannot thank you enough!!
Christine G. Sent on 11/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Shannon Sent on 09/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding photographer

I could not have asked for a better photographer for my wedding. Cole was absolutely superb. He communicated thoroughly before, during and after the wedding and exceeded all of my expectations!

On the wedding day, he fit our vibe perfectly and directed our group fantastically! I was surprised to have received sneak peak photos the SAME DAY of the wedding! All in all, I highly recommend Cole!
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