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Couples or Engagement Shoot Giveaway!

Hey everybody! I'm giving away a couples or engagement photo session to you and your significant other if your name is picked at the end of February 2017! The photoshoot will be one (1) hour long, and the winner will get to decide on either Calgary, Canmore, or Banff as the shoot location.

The lucky couple will receive:

  • A one (1) hour photoshoot at the location of their choosing (Calgary, Canmore, or Banff)
  • An online gallery to view, share, and download their digital photos
  • High and low resolution digital photos
  • A discount if you book me as your wedding photographer
  • A meet up with you and your significant other over coffee, and it's on me!

Submission to the giveaway begins today and ends midnight February 28th, 2017! Don't forget to share this contest with your friends and family :)

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Sylvia & Marc's Wedding

I just wanted to say congratulations to Sylvia and Marc once more on their beautiful and fun wedding, and thank you for inviting me to photograph your day! Scroll down to take a look at their day, there were too many to choose from!

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Simon & Angela's Wedding

What an amazing, fun, and sweet wedding I had a pleasure to photograph for Simon and Angela. It definitely kept the two busy on their toes from getting ready, to the door games, the tea ceremonies, and finally the elegant evening reception. But all in all, both the bride and groom had smiles on their faces and was just enjoying their special day with each other.

Congratulations Simon and Angela, and have an amazing new journey with each other!

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The Lee Family

What a beautiful family shoot I had a couple weeks ago out at St. Patrick Island. It is such a great place to bring your family to and enjoy the rocky beach and playgrounds available there. It's no easy task to coordinate a 8 adult and 3 children family shoot, especially when it was a hot 28C day with barely any cloud cover. 

Thanks again to the Lee family for choosing me to be their photographer for the day! 

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Beautifully Balanced...

I had one of the most enjoyable photo session out at Canmore this past Friday. It was definitely one of those shoots where you didn't want to put down your camera, and you just didn't want it to end! Up until this session I had very little idea of the amount of physical and mental endurance it takes to be a dancer. After spending some time with Sofie in the mountains, I have gained an all new respect and envy to all of you that pursue their passion for dance.

I was absolutely in awe during the entire shoot, everything was just perfect.

If you're a dancer looking for updated photos and headshots, say hello! in my contacts page or email me at normanleongphoto@gmail.com :)

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Brianne, Free Spirit Session

Brianne is free; completely in love with nature, and Mother Earth. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect person than her for this special session out on Salt Spring Island. Serene, peaceful, breathtakingly beautiful is all I can say about this island. It is truly my photographer's paradise here.

I've known Brianne through my wife for a few years now, and she has a real genuine wanderlust to see the world and to meet new people. She's traveled at months on end wherever her heart strings tell her to go, and loving every experience along the way.

It's hard to find a "home" when you travel from place to place. And after spending some time with Brianne out at Spirit Lake on the island, I can say wholeheartedly, that being in nature is her home. On the island or when she is off travelling, wherever Mother Nature is, she is home. She is content, free, in tune with the Earth, and it is a place where she can savour freedom, solitude, and be filled with overwhelming bliss.

Thank you Brianne for allowing me to capture your genuine personality, your emotions, and your natural beauty.

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Sylvia & Marc

The day started off with a trip out to one of my favourite towns in Alberta. Canmore is a rare gem within the mountains, and that is where we began our beautiful engagement shoot with Sylvia and her fiance Marc. 

Cold and windy is all I can say about our first location, but Sylvia and Marc soldiered on and were just awesome for the entire time that we spent out at the lake. Thankfully, our second location back in Calgary worked out perfectly. 

The love for each other, combined with joking around and being complete goofballs at the same time really made this shoot amazing and fun! 

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Paskapoo Slopes - Unique Areas in Calgary

In all my years living in Calgary, and if not for my colleague whom stumbled across this first, I would have never come across this unique trail east of Calgary Olympic Park.  This 4 kilometer stretch of natural and breathtaking views is called "Paskapoo Slopes", for more information on this area check out this link: Paskapoo Slopes

Roughly about 10 mins on the trail, you will come across these rusted, gutted, classic cars that have somehow manage to find their final resting place here on the slopes. I would not have thought that I could find something this unique in Calgary so I took a few snaps to share with you!

If there are other unique places you may have stumbled across, please feel free to share in the comments section of this blog post, I would love to see what else is hiding in Calgary!

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Mini Session 2016

Calgary mini session photography

 I'm starting this year with $100 mini sessions for anyone that is wanting a quick photo session done with a budget in mind. Mini sessions are great for couples, small families portraits, linkedIn profile head shot for the business minded, maternity/newborn, and mom and baby.

These mini sessions are roughly 30 mins long, at the location decided best between the client and photographer. 10 fully edited high and low resolution digital photos will be provided along with a print release. 

If you would like to schedule a session or have questions, please fill out the form on my "Contact" page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

*Model release form and payment must be received before or on the day of the photo shoot. Limited to four people for family portraits, additional fees may apply if greater*

 

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An Early Stroll Through Fish Creek Park

Last night I was staring at my camera and my new Sigma 24 mm 1.4 Art lens, and i'm just itching to put some use to it. So I decided to head down to one of my favorite parks in Calgary, Fish Creek Park. This park stretches about 19 km east to west in one of the largest urban parks in Canada. 

It's Sunday morning and I'm up at 7 am making myself some nice bacon and eggs for breakfast. My wonderful wife pulled out all of my extra warm layers the night before and got dressed for my morning adventure. I love being up early and especially on the weekends if i'm going anywhere because the majority of Calgarians are still asleep! Hardly anyone on the roads, and I was the only vehicle in the parking lot when I got to the park.

I decided to check out Voiter's Flats since it was the closest day use area to me coming from the North. There are numerous entrances to the park depending on where you live or where you are visiting in Calgary. This park is very well maintained, especially during the snowy winter months, all of the paved pathways were cleared for the morning runners, cyclists, and adverturing photographers like me!

My trek took me from Voiters Flat to Bebo Grove and back, which was about a 2 hour walk, and I was warmly greeted by a few Mule Deer and Black-capped Chickadee's throughout my adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Fish Creek Park, and there's so much left to explore that I may have to make this a weekly tradition!

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Zoe and Colton

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Zoe and Colton

Just loved photographing these two at St. Patrick's Island, their unique style and personalities really helped make an awesome photo shoot. I couldn't have had more of a dedicated couple for this engagement shoot since they drove overnight all the way from Coquitlam BC, and endured a couple hours of bitter cold weather! Thank you guys and I'll be looking forward to capturing your wedding day :)

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Fast and Convenient - Square Inc.

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Fast and Convenient - Square Inc.

Square Reader arrived in the mail today! Now accepting electronic payments (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) Quick, easy, and convenient for everyone. A quick swipe and an emailed/texted receipt and you are on your way! :)

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Win a 2 hour photo session (valued at $250)

Giving away via Calgary Wedding List a 2 hour photo session (valued up to $250). The photo session will include:

  • Pre-photoshoot consultation
  • Location: Anywhere in Calgary, or surrounding area (Canmore, Banff, etc.)
  • Includes: 40-50 high and low resolution post processed photos via photographer's choice (CD/USB/Online Gallery).

Click the link below to see contest rules:

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Calgary Wedding List - Online Directory

Check out this amazing website "Calgary Wedding List". www.calgaryweddinglist.com

A very resourceful site to look at when you are planning your up coming wedding!

We are a wedding directory created to assist future brides and grooms in their wedding planning. Our directory consists of vendors from all over Calgary. No matter what you are looking for - whether it is wedding gowns, tuxedo rentals, wedding photographer, wedding accessories, or wedding cakes – you will surely find a page filled with the best vendors in Calgary.
— www.calgaryweddinglist.com

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