About Cole Hofstra Photography
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.
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Elizabeth Cornfield · Married on 31/12/2019
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.Sent on 06/01/2020
Karlyn · Married on 02/11/2019
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 KarlynSent on 27/11/2019
Danielle Tocher · Married on 27/10/2018
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!!Sent on 30/10/2018
Nicholas · Married on 06/10/2018
Cole was great to work with. Considering how this was our first time doing this sort of thing. (I am sure it is and will be for many.) Cole’s amazing high energy made it comfortable for us! Even his cheesy jokes helped a lot! We really enjoyed the photos he took for us and we appreciate the short turn around time! We would be more than happy to recommend him to anyone for any occasion! Thanks again Cole!Sent on 23/08/2018
Chris Rodrigues · Married on 29/09/2018
Cole made the day
Having little experience with wedding planning and all that goes with it, my wife and I were totally overwhelmed and really had no idea what we wanted. We googled questions to ask photographers, looked at countless albums, and finally booked a meeting with Cole.
After 5 minutes of chatting with him, there was no doubt that he was the perfect choice. His approachable attitude made it easy to talk to him and we were blown away with his professionalism. Before we even had a chance to look down at our questions, he had patiently walked us through his working style, put all of our worries to rest, and gotten us incredibly excited about our wedding pictures to come.
During the engagement shoot, we were able to see Cole in action and we definitely not disappointing. We had described what we were looking for, and he helped us choose the perfect location. Despite the freezing weather, we had a great time running around in the snow, laughing, and taking pictures (which was surprising because I normally hate having pictures taken).
On the day of our wedding, Cole was a rockstar from he showed up in the morning. He helped to calm both of our wedding day nerves and his ability to wrangle all of our parties took a huge weight off our shoulders. Whether it was setting up fun, amazing group shots or sneakily stealing us away for some romantic, intimate ones, Cole helped us make the most of our wedding day. Even during the dinner, the guests at his table couldn't stop raving about how amazing he was.
On top of being a blast at the wedding, Cole was one of the first emails in our inbox the next day, wishing us congratulations and giving us a preview of some of the most beautiful shots you could imagine. In just those few preview shots that he shared, he captured everything we could have imagined and more. Needless to say, there were a few happy tears as we went through those pictures.
Looking back on the wedding, we were lucky and most of our vendors did an great. That being said, there was no one there (even counting our maid of honor/best man) who was able to anticipate our needs, fix problems before we saw them, and put our minds to ease, more than Cole.
@Cole- If you see this, you were truly the highlight of our wedding and our entire wedding party will be calling you when they get married. :)Sent on 09/11/2018
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