I would like to properly introduce you to my friend Meg.
I'm so proud of her for taking the steps to pursue her own passion for photography. Her talent is undeniable, and I think you will love her work as much as I do!
I’m Megan. I’m a photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta. I got in to photography working as a set stylist and production assistant on fashion shoots, red carpet events, music festivals, and styled shoots for publication and print. I have always had an interest and love for film and cameras, and was lucky enough to be able to work on sets with talented production crews, and some of the local photographers I admired. I always looked up to them and thought they had bomb ass jobs, until one day, I thought, ‘why NOT me?’
I invested in some local and online workshops, bought some fancy gear, and started harassing my friends to let me take their picture. I learned how to capture and tell a story with still images, and make people feel comfortable and themselves in front of my camera. I haven’t specialized in a genre yet because I love the creative energy and excitement I feel when someone approaches me with a new idea. I feel lucky everyday to be able to work in a creative field, and take images for you, that you are just as much in love with as I am.
Images from Meg at our first styled session - boudoir set.
Meg will be joining us again for our second Styled Session - Cozy Couple;
as our lead photographer.
Our Cozy Couple session is NOW FULL!!
Be sure to watch for more dates being announced this winter/spring for wedding styled sessions and more intimate/couple sessions.
thank you friends
~HAIRSTYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST
~OWNER, BEAUTY & BOOKINGS
It is imperative to learn from our vendors. Learn what our designs mean to them and how they translate to each vendor!! The beauty styling of our models means so much to how the rest of our shoots come out...we couldn't do any of this without their expertise!!
Avenue Beauty is a beautifully, handpicked, humble group of makeup artists & hair stylists in Calgary that have a great passion for the creative beauty industry. We all bring creativity, professionalism & reliability to any event we are a part of.
As a Calgary mobile hair & makeup company, it allows us to give you the comfort & ease of getting ready in your space, as well as it ensures we can provide a high quality and stress free experience, allowing you to look and feel your most beautiful!
Our portfolio showcases our work for both hair & makeup from weddings, photoshoots & all those special life moments in between. We pride ourselves in bringing a calm, happy & intimate experience to every booking- we always aim for quality over quantity & feel that comes across with everyone we have the opportunity to work with.
We truly believe that true beauty comes from the inside out, & through our love for both hair & makeup, it allows us to reflect this inner beauty outward on each person that comes into our chair. We celebrate & love to enhance everybody’s unique & individual features as well as giving them an opportunity to express themselves & showcase who they are through our work on them.
I adore having Robin on set.
She is on top of the beauty styling for the entire day of shooting! She sees things like a misplaced hair, a smudged lip, and things the rest of us miss until we see images after the fact!!!
These last few images are from our last styled session with Robin as our hair & makeup expert!
the Retreat in April/May!
Be sure to click the buttons below to book your spots!
thank you friends
As our attendees arrived, they were able to get cozy in our cuddle corner we filled with holiday pillows and warm blankets, and get to know the other attendees.
Our styling stations were all set with a styling board, December calendar, fresh greens, styling blocks, and a special gift for each!
Our friend Tavia got us started with a quick tutorial on her own styling board, teaching us how to make our designs our own!
Our attendees were able to pick pieces from our styling bar to help complete their flat lay designs. We had lots of holiday decor, and of course our maker friends hooked us up with some fantastic holiday garlands, cards, tags, and ornaments.
We were able to plan and design our own boards, work together, and
even had a fun challenge to complete with teams!!
Our holiday lunch was filled with comfort food! What a lovely way to enjoy lunch with everyone at our holiday styled table.
We are so thankful to have Melanie join us and take photos of everyone's designs, and some fun behind the scenes as well!
host The Open Trunk Workshop
event photographer Grey Lily Photography
florist Sweet Bloom Floral Design
stylist & planning Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
venue Glenmore Sailing Club
caterer Food Works Craft Catering
sweets & treats Bake My Day
calligraphy Mountain Grove Studios
gist boxes Box Smith
styling bar makers
Stevie & Bean ; Lindsey Hopkins Art ; Jaybee Designs ; Molly & Vi
hot chocolate sign Little W Studios
on to other styled shoots. Cheers and happy holidays to all!
thank you friends
I cannot wait to share them all with you!
She has been a huge support since day one of our Styled Shoot Workshop & has attended almost every one of our workshops & sessions!!!
Recently we worked on a fine art inspired shoot that will be hitting a major blog very soon....and we can't wait share that with everyone too!
Chic & Grace Studios
Hey Friends! I'm so glad you're here! I'm Kimberly, the gal behind the camera at Chic & Grace Studios. I am located in Red Deer, Alberta, and will travel anywhere adventure may take me! I specialize in Wedding & Grad Photography, I also have a huge place in my heart for Pet Photography.
When I'm not creating beautiful photographs for my clients, you can find me in my art studio painting or scrapbooking! In my downtime I might be putting together a puzzle or playing games (**ahem...winning/losing gracefully) with my family or doing one of my other favourite things, camping in the mountains!
I have been happily married to my wonderful husband for 23 years now! Even after all those years, when he looks at me, my heart still skips a beat.
This image was taken by Kimberly
at the last retreat workshop
in Canmore, Alberta, at the
Who doesn't love a good
of a couple!!!!
Kimberly will be sharing
her experience in photographing
styled shoots for publication,
and for business purposes,
I am so excited that Kimberly will be joining us...and we will have a chance
to capture more beautiful
images like this!!!
thank you friends
April 30th - May 2nd, 2019
The ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE is
Nestled in the heart of the Monashee Mountains, our unique 9,500 sq. ft. Lodge features 13 bedrooms, and is located on a private 8-acre property just minutes from Revelstoke, British Columbia.
Situated in the worlds only inland temperate rainforest, and surrounded by towering granite peaks, Eagle Pass Lodge offers an incredible mountain backdrop for your custom event.
Not only will we be educated about all things styled shoots, but we will also be treated to amazing cuisine, spa like atmosphere, all the natural hiking paths you could want, a hot tub, and in the evenings, we get to lounge together and revel in our day of collaborations!
What more could you ask for right....
We are offering multiple styled sessions, as well as hands on styling, design challenges, team building, education, relaxation, and more!!!
registration opens November 30th
thank you friends
Hi, I'm Heather, creative director of the Open Trunk Workshop Series. Follow along as we introduce you to the vendors, guest speakers, and all things 'styled shoot' in the industry!