Laura Parry, founder and lead photographer of Wild Heart Photography is passionate about watching Veep and sipping sparkling rosé when she's not enthusiastically documenting her couple's love stories. Named after her favourite movie of all time, Wild Heart Photography is centered on creating images that capture emotion and authentic experiences beautifully and artistically. To successfully shoot in a photojournalistic style, Laura makes it a top priority to help couples make the most of their wedding day. She helps prepare and plan with couples in advance and brings joyful energy to the day of to ensure an experience that is nothing short of amazing!
Laura has been a wedding photographer for 10 years. She married her husband, Tom, in 2016 in an intimate wedding with friends & family in San Fransisco. They live in Calgary with their two wild children, Ozzie and Cal.
Wild Heart Photography offers wedding packages with services that include coverage from a 3 hour elopement or micro wedding coverage to 10 hour full wedding day coverage. Packages can include an urban engagement or adventure session, and all come with a completely curated gallery of expertly edited and retouched high-resolution images. Personality fit is a key peice to creating images her clients love and Laura understands when couples feel relaxed in her presence that is when she is able to capture them best. Couples can can expect a mix of candid images and gently posed portraits. She loves shooting weddings in Calgary and is happy to travel to central and southern alberta, the Rockies and the Okanagan.
5 Reviews for Wild Heart Photography
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Kaela D. · Married on 05/07/2019
Authentic moments beautifully captured
We have worked with Laura on four separate photo shoots - newborn, engagement, wedding and newborn / family. We absolutely love her candid style of photography and each time we have been so impressed with her ability to capture so many beautiful candid moments that truly represent our personalities. My husband and I both consider ourselves to be awkward when taking photos and Laura has always been able to coach us to interact naturally with each other so that we’ve felt more comfortable and as a result the photos are very natural and not posed. The photos always end up truly representing ‘us’ - our natural smiles, postures and how we interact with one another - which is what makes the photos so special. Looking through our wedding photos I also love how I can see the story of our day being told through moments, some small but still so meaningful, both in the photos of my husband and I and of our guests.
In addition to her talent, she is an absolute delight to work with. She is very responsive in her communications, is easy to chat to in person, always shows up on time and overall delivers a very seamless experience. She delivers both ‘sneak peek’ photos and the full gallery very timely after the shoot so we never feel like we have to wait long for the photos. We also really appreciated the added detail of having a USB stick of all our wedding photos in addition to the online gallery so we have had a backup copy of those photos from the onset - so comforting!
We highly recommend Laura of Wild Heart Photography and look forward to the next time we work with her! Thank you Laura!
Sent on 05/03/2021
Wild Heart Photography's reply:Kaela!!! Oh my goodness this is such a thoughtful and thorough review. Thank you so very much for such kind words, you are amazing!
Miranda · Married on 29/09/2018
An amazing and effortless experience
Laura was incredible to work with. From the moment we met her, we knew that she needed to be our photographer. She was laid back and easy to get along with, but also quite organized and professional, ensuring she asked us about all the details of our wedding.Sent on 06/02/2019
She showed us her portfolio when we met, something that not a lot of other photographers we had also met with did. Her style of photography matched what we wanted - to capture us, and not have stiff poses or dramatic photos. She was approachable throughout the entire process, responded to emails in a timely manner, and eased a lot of nerves around our engagement photos and the weather on our wedding day. She has many different types of photography packages and we found the one we wanted, with all the things we wanted to be within our budget. I will also note that she was not pushy about her packages, like some of the other photographers we had been interested in initially.
Laura was very timely with getting both our engagement photos and wedding photos back to us. Our engagement and wedding photos are unbelievable and we get compliments on how stunning they are all the time! We are so pleased with all of the photos that we had to go out and buy a digital photo frame to display them all as we couldn't decide which ones specifically we wanted to print and display!
So, if you want someone who is amazing to work with, easy to get along with, organized, professional and produces an amazing final product that you will be happy with for years to come, book Laura of Wild Heart Photography - I promise that you won't regret it!
Lindsay D. · Married on 17/07/2021
Very inflexible with COVID
Read the contract VERY carefully. You will not get to move your deposit to a new date unless COVID restrictions are present during the date of your wedding (which means you have to wait until 3 weeks prior to wedding to postpone). This was not communicated to me during the original meeting when I asked about COVID and I did not read the contract clearly enough. We decided to postpone our wedding due to COVID being so bad and were happy to pay a penalty to change the date but we ended up loosing our entire deposit. Unless you are 100% set on your wedding date regardless of COVID restrictions do not book with this vendor.Sent on 19/05/2021
Wild Heart Photography's reply:Hi Lindsay & Larry,
Kassy · Married on 31/12/2018
Quality photography that captures the important moments!
Laura captured the important moments of our day with style and heart! She worked tirelessly over the day to make sure we have photos we will treasure forever. She has an eye for amazing shots and some our favourite photos are ones that we didn't think anything of at the time. We highly recommend her services and are thrilled with the results.Sent on 22/05/2019
Christina · Married on 06/01/2018
Beautiful photos and she's so fun to work with! :)Sent on 06/02/2019
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Lead Photographer, Owner
Photographing people during monumental moments in their lives made me realize I get the chance to connect on a level with my clients that many jobs don't allow. I get to be a part of something so special, and provide them with images they will cherish their entire lives. I've always wanted to be a part of something important and to me, I can't think of anything more important than capturing people's joy in a creative way for them to be reminded of happiness and love, always.