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Calgary Photographers

We are Sergiy (pronounced Sir-heey) and Olena (pronounced O-lan-ah), photographers at The 38 Photography, located in Calgary, Alberta.

We are specializing in work as Calgary wedding photographers, engagement photographers, family photographers and lifestyle photographers.

Our work is usually described as modern photography blended with a photojournalistic documentary storytelling approach and creative portraits.

We opened our photography studio in 2014 and have photographed many happy couples since then.

Originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, we moved to Calgary, Alberta, in 2009 and have made it our forever home. We’re located in Calgary southeast in the Maple Ridge community.

Read more about our studio and our journey in the About The 38 Team article.

We also put together the latest updates and F.A.Q about photographing your wedding during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) restrictions.

Wedding Photography Style

We are taking a photojournalistic documentary storytelling approach, sometimes referred to as candid photography.

We will be using this photography style, photographing big and small moments that will happen during your wedding day.

The reality is much more interesting than anything else. So down the road, 10-15 years from now, when you sit down and flip through your wedding album, you will remember your day's moments and how you felt about them.

We believe in telling the whole story. So we have to be with you on the day of the wedding, from the beginning of the day until the dance floor is full of dancing and laughter.

We photograph all the significant moments of the wedding day: getting ready, first look (if you decide to have one), the marriage ceremony, family portraits, couple's portraits, reception details and traditional moments like cake cutting, the bouquet and garter toss, your dance floor party, and we also create beautiful night time portraits.

We’ll document every emotional, funny, and unique moment of your day.

Check out our selection of favourite wedding day photos.

Wedding Venues

We’ve documented happy couple stories in Calgary-area wedding venues like The Pioneer on 8th, Calgary First Church of the Nazarene, Blue Devil Golf Course, Calgary Zoo, Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown, Fairmont Palliser, First Baptist Church, Le Germain Hotel, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, and Apple Creek Golf Course.

We also had an opportunity to photograph wedding day celebrations in different places around Alberta, like Gaetz Memorial United Church, River Bend Golf Club, Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre (aka Sheraton Red Deer Hotel), Pine and Pond Wedding Venue near Ponoka and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia.

We’ve photographed all types of wedding venues and locations, from midday sun lawn ceremonies to church halls with dim light. So we will be ready for your wedding venue conditions.

Engagement Photographers

We’re also known as engagement photographers. We love to photograph engagement sessions. They are a fun and easy way to get to know you better and see how we work.

The engagement session will also help you to get relaxed in front of our cameras. As a result, the final photos will be authentic, and they will show who you are and your personality.

It's also a great way to get your photos done in unique locations that are entirely different from your wedding day venue.

We know the best locations in Calgary for engagement sessions. We've got you covered from Nose Hill Park in the North to Fish Creek Park in the South.

There are so many great locations in the city. While photographing engagement sessions and wedding portraits we fell in love with Alberta Ballet - Creative Offices building, Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, Bowmont Park, Central Library, Central Memorial Park, Centre St. Bridge, Confederation Park, Courthouse Park, Crescent Heights, Eau Claire Park, Edworthy Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Fort Calgary, Garrison Square Park, George C. King Bridge (aka St. Patrick's Bridge), Griffith Woods Park, Inglewood (including Inglewood Wildlands), Lindsay Park, McDougall Centre, North Glenmore Park, Nose Hill Park, Olympic Plaza, Oolong Tea House, Pearce Estate Park, Poppy Plaza, Prince's Island Park, Riverwalk, Rotary Park Off-Leash Dog Park (including Mt Pleasant View Point), Sandy Beach Park, South Glenmore Park, Southview Off-Leash Area (located near Dover community), Stanley Park, downtown Calgary with Stephen Avenue Southwest (and nearby C-Train station), Sunnyside Bank Park (including Crescent Heights Lookout Point), and Tom Campbell's Hill Natural Park to name the few.

We also explored some places outside of the city. If you like parks and mountains, we can take a road trip to Banff National Park of Canada and check out stunning views of Cascade Ponds, Fenland Trailhead, Johnson Lake, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Lac des Arcs, Two Jack Lake, Vermilion Lakes and Town of Banff.

There are so many options, and we are ready to explore even more with you together.

Check out a selection of engagement photos in those locations or our engagement photos portfolio, and let’s get your session planned.

Serving Calgary & Alberta

We serve all cities and towns in close driving distance to Calgary, including Airdrie, Beiseker, Bentley, Black Diamond, Delacour, Canmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, Edmonton, High River, Irricana, Okotoks, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rimbey, Rocky View County, Rocky Mountain House, Strathmore, Sylvan Lake, Vulcan, Turner Valley and Town of Banff.

We also travel free of charge in Alberta to photograph weddings and engagement sessions for our couples.


Our wedding photography pricing is $4995, and engagement photography pricing is $995.

Elopements and micro wedding packages (also known as Zoom or Tiny or Intimate weddings) are available with coverage for up to 3 hours (contact us today to find out more).

You can find more information about our packages, products, and rates on the Wedding Photography Pricing page and Engagement Photography Pricing page.

Contact Us Today

If you're looking for Calgary wedding photographers and have any questions about wedding photography, please contact us. We would love to photograph your event.