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 be 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.
They have several service levels, including Lead+Lead or a Lead+2nd, described below.
Gillian and Jean-Marc worked as separate lead shooters for nearly ten 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 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.
The Lead+2nd option is the industry standard. It includes full and complete coverage by one of either Gillian or Jean-Marc, with one of their trusted and talented second shooters, capturing 2nd angles, candids, group shots, and getting ready shots.
The Lead Only option is only available for four (4) hours of coverage or less, only for certain 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.
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
30 Reviews for Studio Lumen
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Rox F. · Married on 18/01/2020
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. 🥰🥰Sent on 28/02/2020
Max I. · Married on 23/11/2017
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!Sent on 09/01/2018
Karin N. · Married on 12/09/2020
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.Sent on 07/11/2020
Studio Lumen's reply:Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to photograph part 1 of your wedding, and we can't wait for part 2!
Amy L. · Married on 30/06/2019
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!Sent on 11/08/2019
Studio Lumen's reply:Thank you Amy and Evan for these amazing comments, it means so much to us to hear how your experience was and for you to share it. We both had such a great time with you! Thank you again for trusting us to photograph possibly the most important day of your lives!
Katherine · Married on 03/09/2016
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!Sent on 25/11/2016
Check out some of the client slideshows on their website to get an idea of their work:
Studio Lumen awards
Studio Lumen Real Weddings
Businesses who collaborate with Studio Lumen