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On WeddingWire since 2021

Last update: March 2023

Hey Lover is a Montreal, Quebec-based business moving to Calgary in June 2023 that specialises in capturing wedding day memories through still imagery. Elena & Jesse are a down to earth duo passionate about documenting people in their most authentic moments. For couples who stand out from the crowd, Elena & Jesse understand that each wedding is unique and they take great care to reflect each couple's individual energy both in their editing and shooting style. Their focus is on producing the most natural photographs that accurately tell the story of your big day. Leaning towards a clean and contemporary true-to-life style, Hey Lover is committed to producing an eye-catching gallery that feels stylish yet timeless. Elena & Jesse are also now offering film photography and polaroids, for those seeking a little extra nostalgic and aesthetic value.

Services Offered

You and your spouse-to-be can look forward to a personalized and professional planning experience. Elena & Jesse offer you the opportunity to create a custom wedding package to fit your unique needs and to help you get the most out of your investment. Furthermore, they are committed to providing a quick turnaround time and hand-edited images using industry-standard software. Pictures are received in the form of an online digital gallery that makes it easy for you to share with your loved ones. Additionally, a backup thumb drive is mailed to you for safekeeping. Don't hesitate to ask Elena & Jesse for extra photoshoot sessions that can include but are not limited to:

  • Engagements
  • Half-Day sessions
  • Post-courthouse
  • Showers
  • Family Portraits
  • Film photography & Polaroids

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Thank you cards

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Digital files

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
Add'l hours
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
Save the date
Slideshow / montage
Thank you cards

Served in

Alberta and Quebec

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Tatiana B. Married on 27/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Elena and Jesse captured our small, intimate backyard wedding vibe perfectly

We hired Elena and Jesse to capture our big day in photos, because we wanted someone who would do our small, intimate, backyard summer wedding justice. They spent the day with us, and we could not have asked for more beautiful, natural, pictures. They understood what we wanted and delivered above and beyond. Everyone who has looked at our photos has said they hands down have never seen wedding pictures that captured such real, raw joy and special moments. No posing or awkwardness. Can’t thank Elena enough for everything she put together.
Lori M. Married on 20/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous photography

Hey Lover captured our wedding day with perfection. You would have never even know they were there, but they created the most beautiful and sentimental photos of or incredible day ❤️
Marissa M. Married on 11/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unreal experience

First off, Elena Rae has the coolest most unique photography aesthetic. She's also a great, calming energy to have on your wedding day. She's super responsive and flexible, and I found she really went out of her way to be organized. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a reliable and talented wedding photographer! (+videographer!)
Rachel Married on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most delightful photographer

It was such a pleasure working with Elena and Jesse. We hired them to shoot film and digital photography at both of our wedding celebrations. They did an incredible job capturing gorgeous candid photos. Eric and I are in complete awe of the outcome of our wedding photos. They are timeless and natural. We wanted to work with a photographer that would capture who Eric and I really are and who would make us feel at ease. Elena and Jesse did just that. They are so kind and professional. We are grateful to have these photos that we will cherish forever.
Bettin Married on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best surprised after the wedding

Loved Elena the second I messaged her. She focused on making sure you find the right photographer for you. She made sure we know what to look for and to make sure she was the right one for us. We had our engagement and wedding pictures taken with her. She just made everything work. My husband and I are both very shy, but we both felt very comfortable and natural with Elena.
And best thing after the wedding is having these amazing pictures to remind us of the day!! Thank you Elena! =)
Michaila M. Married on 20/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best photographer ever :)

Elena is hands down the best photographer I’ve ever worked with! She makes you incredible comfortable, there are NO awkward poses with her!!!! She blends right in, half the time I didn’t even realize she was there lol I just wish I had more reasons to hire her!!!

Shannon Married on 11/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Completely understood the vibe

I hired Elena and her partner for my wedding in Fall 2019. I had previously been stalking their work and loved it.

I didn't have too many details to give them, as I wanted the photos to feel natural. I had a few conversations on the type of wedding I was having, which was fairly low-key, and they completely understood the vibe I was going for. I had so many beautiful photos that suited the atmosphere of the venue and the season.

They gave me all the photos for a VERY good price within a reasonable time after my wedding date. Super lovely humans with a good eye! I would HIGHLY recommend.
Morganne K. Married on 14/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos!

Neither my partner now I are super comfortable having our photos taken, but right from our first call, Elena made us feel so comfortable. Her professionalism, kindness, and humour put us right at ease and we had a great time at our engagement session. And then when we saw our wedding photos we were blown away. We really wanted to capture candid moments among our friends and family there with us and Elena delivered a thousand percent! It was great having her there, trying us through the day and then delivering such amazing photos. She gave us more than what we had hoped for and it was a great experience for us.
Vanessa N. Married on 07/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend! Elena made our day that much more special

We reached out to Elena because we love the natural look, colours and style of her photos. We wanted to remember our day looking and feeling like ourselves and that’s exactly what we got. From the very first time we spoke to Elena, we felt very comfortable with her. We knew she would make us and our loved ones feel at ease. This was super important to us as posing for photos can feel very awkward and so you want to feel and look your best. She sent us our photos quickly and we were thrilled with the results. We loved every part of our experience with Elena!
Stephanie Z. Married on 09/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing person and amazing photos!

Elena was fantastic to work with for our 1st anniversary photos! Because of COVID, my grandparents did not attend our wedding in 2020. We decided to have a 1st anniversary photoshoot with my grandparents and our photos were everything we asked for, and more! She was so personable and helpful up to our shoot. At our shoot, she matched our family's energy and was open to our last minute ideas. Our photos were sent to us within a month and we loved each and every one. Thank you Elena!!
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Meet the team

Owner/Lead Photographer

Hi! I'm Elena, lead photographer here. I'll be there on your special day to capture all those precious moments.

2nd Photographer/Lead Videographer

Hi! I'm Jesse, Elena's fiancé and partner, I'm also the lead videographer/video editor and I'll be her 2nd photographer for photo only weddings.


Calgary T2G 0B7 Calgary (Alberta)

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