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At Studio Lumen, the goal is for you, their client, to keep the memories of your wedding fresh in your minds for the rest of your lives, using the only thing from your big day, besides your marriage, that increases in value with time: the photographs. As your photographers, they believe in that importance, and they have the experience, skill, artistry, and work ethic to make that happen.

Studio Lumen engages with you, so that your images will be more authentic, and are participants rather than just observers, for more intimate moments. They do that by getting to know you, before and during your wedding, so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the lens, have more fun, and be able to look back at those images and relive how you truly felt on your wedding day. Inquire to find out what dates are available.

One of their main goals is to try to make things easier for you, as much as they possibly can.

Services Offered

They have several service levels, including Associate & Partner Lead, Associate Lead + 2nd, or Partner Lead+2nd, and Associate or Partner Lead Only (in very limited scenarios). These are described below.

Associate + Partner Lead

Our lead shooters have lead photography teams for years. They are individually capable of complete and stunning coverage of any aspect of a wedding day, such as portraits of the bridal party, bride & groom, family photos, decor, ceremony, getting ready, etc. Working as co-leads since 2015, they have developed a unique and fun way of combining their experience, vision and creativity into one team. That means more seamless and complete coverage of events as they unfold, if needed simultaneous coverage of various aspects of a wedding day (e.g., simultaneous coverage of family photos and reception decor), and more creative ideas and feedback from each other so that their clients get the absolute best wedding photography on offer.

Associate or Partner Lead+2nd

The Lead+2nd option is the industry standard. It includes full and complete coverage by one of their lead shooters, with one of their trusted and talented second shooters, capturing 2nd angles, simultaneous moments, candids, group shots, and getting ready shots.

Associate or Partner Lead Only
The Lead Only option is only available for four (4) hours of coverage or less, only for certain weddings such as elopements or very intimate casual weddings. Inquire to learn if yours could be covered with one photographer.

How they work

The photos are important, and they take their job seriously, so they want each of their clients to get the attention and effort they deserve. As such they limit the number of weddings they do each year, so that they can deliver the top quality work that they expect of themselves - and more importantly develop the warm relationship that they feel is best for you, their clients.

On the job, their photographers are easy-going and fun, and along with their expertise working with other couples just like you, who are not professional models, their aim is to not only make you look great, but also for you to have a wonderful and fun time, whether during portraits or documenting the events. Combine that with the expertise and skill, developed over many years in the business, Studio Lumen wants you to trust that they are working hard not to miss a thing, and that they will capture truly authentic, emotional, memorable, and stunning images.

Other services
Optional services include:

Completely Customized Coverage
Artistically put-together slideshows within two weeks of the wedding
Canvas, metallic, or other prints
Travel outside of Calgary

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
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations

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?

2nd shooter
Digital files
Multi. locations

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?

2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
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Reviews for Studio Lumen

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Kimberly W. Sent on 26/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing work!

I found Studio Lumen to be very unique. Before they would let us book and pay, we had a zoom call to go over our vision for our wedding and the things that were important for us, styles we liked, etc. to make sure that we were a good fit for them. I truly appreciated this because so many others just wanted to take the money to book before even trying to have a discussion at all. Jean-Marc and Fawzia took time to get to know us and wanted to help tell our story. We booked an engagement session and we’re so happy with our photos. Jean-Marc arrived early both to the engagement shoot and on our wedding day. He worked hard to get literally hundreds of images and moments to remember. We got married in Banff and he was familiar with our venue and nearby photo spots. He helped us to avoid the crowds in Banff and was super organized, didn’t rush, and made sure to take all the photos we wanted. He even offered to stay later if we needed. Studio Lumen truly cares about you as the customer and Jean-Marc made us feel like friends/family. We are so happy to have found them and we would definitely recommend them!
Corina I. Sent on 20/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exciting and making things easier for us!

Interested in our needs, building our story as they wanted to know us first;
We didnt felt them as pressure during the day!
Highly proffesional and very nice outcome pictures
Daela S. Sent on 05/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

Jean-Marc made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process, from our first meeting, till the laat picture was taken. I can not recommend studio lumen enough! Thank you so much for being a part of our day! I cant wait to see the pictures!
Rox F. Sent on 28/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

I like their “ninja moves”

Professionalism of the the Studio Lumen team is so exceptional. Jean Marc and Poppy are great! There are so much positive things to say about them. We feel that we are well taken cared of during the wedding. And not to mention, they were able to catch the our “real” emotions and the emotions of all the people in the event. You should not have second thoughts of getting their services. Promise, it will be worth it. 🥰🥰
Amy L. Sent on 11/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographers!

We had the privilege to work with the amazing Jean-Marc and Gillian for our wedding and we had an absolute blast. We always had prompt replies to emails and questions, and it was easy to see from the start (our first meeting) that they both love photography and wished to help make our wedding photography exactly what we wanted it to be. They were so much fun to be around that there was no awkwardness during the photo taking and their personalities were so bright and energetic. They also handled the kids and family very well, so that the many many family photos that we had to do were done in a flash. They were also very open to all our crazy photo ideas and gave just as many ideas in return. When all was said and done, we received our photos super quickly and there were so many! They gave us many options of key shots so that we could pick exactly which position or expression we liked best. We had such a great experience with them and are so happy with their work, we couldn't recommend them more!
Max I. Sent on 09/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We can't thank Gillian and Jean Marc enough for their attentive work on our wedding photos. From the moment we met them we felt instantly connected. We were all on the same page right away. They bring their enthusiasm and expertise to the table and it was so easy to work with them. What they do is truly art and we made the best decision in working with them. Our photos were sent to us in a timely fashion and they are all pure magic. We can't wait to work with them again.

Thank you guys! We are so happy!
Katherine Sent on 25/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Gillian & Jean-Marc were an absolute pleasure to work with. Minutes into our consultation we were ready to hire them as our photographers. They are both extremely personable, friendly, and professional. Both Gillian & Jean-Marc were extremely responsive to emails and inquiries, making the planning run extremely smoothly. I highly recommend scheduling an engagement shoot as it gives you an opportunity to get a feel for their style, and in turn get some amazing photos. Gillian & Jean-Marc are both extremely talented photographers and will make you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Leading up to the wedding we did a site visit of our wedding venue so that they would know where to get some of the best shots. On the day of our wedding they were beyond amazing. Every moment was captured perfectly and the photos turned out amazing. We booked them for the full 8 hours (beginning at 2:00 for some getting ready photos, ceremony beginning at 3:00). This was the perfect amount of time as they were able to capture some amazing photos from the dance in addition to all of the Ceremony, Portrait, and Reception photos. Our guests were even raving about how awesome our photographers were, and that they could not wait to see all of the pictures. All of our pictures turned out amazing - and each time I look at them I get to relive each tiny moment that happened on our big day. Highly recommend!

Check out some of the client slideshows on their website to get an idea of their work:
Karin N. Sent on 07/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic to work with!

I am so glad we chose Studio Lumen as our photographers. Gillian and everyone else we dealt with were fantastic to work with, and very flexible when we had to change our plans. Their style is exactly what we were looking for, and we had so much fun working with them! We've gotten so many compliments on our photos, and are happy to have our memories captured so beautifully.
Holly Sent on 17/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful to work with, beautiful photos!

Gillian and Jean-Marc were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding photography experience so smooth and fun! We purchased their small wedding 4-hour package with a principal and assistant photographer. As we lived out of town, Gillian and Jean-March were happy to meet me with me on Skype to answer any questions and talk about the vision for the day. They were really friendly, personal, professional and attentive and I was bowled over by the customer service. It's so important to have responsive vendors when planning a wedding! Moreover, their pricing was very good value and they had a number of package options depending on length of coverage, number of photographers etc.

I would really recommend paying for the additional photographer, as you get so many more photos from a different perspective. Very much worth the money.

Gillian and Jean-Marc kept in touch throughout the planning and answered any questions promptly. They were even lovely enough to ask a makeup artist for some advice for me, as I was doing my own wedding makeup and was worried about photo flash (not an issue, it turns out).

On the day, Gillian and her assistant photographer arrived well on time and were great fun to work with. They blended in and managed to capture everything as it was, which is exactly what we had asked for. They picked out a good spot for us to take some portraits with a mountain view, and showed a lot of concern for keeping me warm on the freezing cold day! They were good humoured and provided good direction to help us get good shots. They also kept everything on time and made sure we got to actually take part in enjoying our wedding day!

We received an online low-res gallery around 7 weeks after the wedding, followed by a USB stick with all the high-res copies (around 1200 photos) the week after.

The photos are beautiful and our friends and family loved them. The photos of our speeches/speech reactions in particular are priceless.

All in all, Studio Lumen made the photography one of the most stress-free and happy aspects of our wedding experience!
Khrystyna O. Sent on 06/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Jean-Marc took our engagement photos and our wedding photos. He was amazing to work with! He is very professional, and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. He took lots of beautiful candid shots that captured the emotion from our wedding day. He also helped to position us so that we caught the best light, and that our pictures were amazing. He is very creative with the angles of that he uses so that the pictures are truly one of a kind and very beautiful. He is very responsive to emails and questions and very helpful in finding the best place to take pictures for your vision. He even met us for coffee before our engagement shoot so that we could go over our vision for the shoot and what we wanted to capture. The pictures turned out amazing, and we are always getting compliments on them. We would recommend him to everyone!
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