I met Shirline and Matt last year through our mutual friend (hey Leif! :)) and he could not have sent a better couple my way! Leif was actually with us at the wedding consultation and we had a blast! haha For the past few months we stayed connected through facebook so when we finally got together for the photos I was just thrilled to see them. 🙂 And they are huggers, too!! 🙂

Shirline and Matt picked 2 perfect spots for their engagement session in the North East area of Calgary – old barns and hay bales. I always get really excited when my couples pick out a location for their photos!! As it turned out our first location was on a private property and we could have been kicked out any minute; and as we were wrapping up the shoot at the second location – the field with hay – we saw a police car pull up and we were completely sure we would get ticketed – uh oh!! Thankfully the cops were writing a ticket to another car for speeding – phew! Seriously, every photo session is so much better when it is accompanied by an adrenalin rush.:) haha

I’m super excited about your wedding in July, guys, and cannot wait to celebrate with you!

Many thanks to my wonderful assistant Anna for helping me with lights and braving the gusts of wind and at some point of time almost flying away with my reflector. :):) And thanks for snapping a few photos of me shooting, I love having those – they’re rare! :))

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

We probably missed at least 10 planes before we got this one!! 🙂 As they say, 10th time is a charm! hehe

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSCALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

and a few behind the scenes (these are always fun for other photographers to see):

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

the result:

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

that little ledge was so flimsy, I don’t know how Matt and Shirline were able to stand on it for a few photos but they did! I have the best couples.:)

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

and the resulting image:

CALGARY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, COUNTRY STYLE, CALGARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, OUTDOOR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOTOS, HAY BALES, OLD BUILDINGS, OLD FARM, FUN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, OFF CAMERA LIGHTS FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

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  1. Shelley reply

    Cute! I love their tee shirts!

  2. Jenn reply

    Love! Love! Love! These are awesome svetlana!!! And love the behind the scenes shots!!

  3. Tanecia reply

    I know the area:) it's awesome!! Fantastic work as always my super talented friend.Love everything about this session!! T.

  4. Lisa M reply

    BEAUTIFUL!!!

  5. Sergei Belski reply

    Great photographs!

  6. Suzanne Uijterlinde reply

    These are all very good in their own way! Love the colors. Well done Svetlana 🙂

  7. Kendra reply

    beautiful Svetlana.

  8. Shir reply

    Glad we got some pics of you in there – you look so cute haha! Love love!! Thanks for getting em so quick – you rock 🙂

  9. Jon reply

    Looks so fun. Great Job!

  10. E Ling reply

    Love love love! 🙂
    Scenery is breathtaking!

  11. Terra Law reply

    What a fun engagement session. I love the vibrant colours.

  12. Svetlana1610 reply

    Thank you so much, everyone!!! 🙂

  13. rita reply

    Hey Svetlana! Beautiful photos! Where is that beautiful place?

  14. Twain reply

    Both of you look great together. Having fun filled days together is such a nice feeling when you both are in love and enjoy to the fullest without having worries about anything else.

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