Many of our wedding vendors give up their entire summer’s to make sure that your big day is perfect, but for Calgary wedding photographer Kristi Sneddon, it’s all worthwhile when she sees a couple’s happy tear’s after that first glimpse during the big reveal. A genuine “people person”, Kristi’s believes that it’s not the style of the photographer, or how much they charge, but the person behind the camera that really matters. See what other interesting tidbits she offered up in our interview below!
CBA: First of all, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your business? What got you interested in this career path?
K: Sure, I have been photographing weddings for 15 years now. I started out in commercial photography (mostly food) and was finding it a bit stiff and I was feeling like a technician rather than a creative. I assisted a fabulous photographer for a wedding he was doing for a friend, and I was hooked!! Been through a few changes in my career – moving from film to digital, from Vancouver to Calgary and now adding my family to the mix. It is a challenge but I wouldn’t do anything else, I don’t think I could do anything else!!!!
CBA: As a wedding photographer, you give up so much every summer to shoot other people’s love stories. What makes it all worthwhile?
K: That one is easy!! Showing my couples their photos! There is always a laugh, a tear….
CBA: What were some of your favourite moments of this past wedding season?
K: This one is tougher! My favourite wedding is always the last one I shot! Currently it is Debbie and Burk’s October wedding, I love it because this couple is adorable and sexy all at the same time! One of my favourite moments of this wedding was when Debbie kissed her Father (who has Alzheimer’s) and his face just lit up!!! It’s making me tear up just talking about it!!!
CBA: How do you make yourself stand out as a photographer? What makes you unique?
K: Well that is the challenge isn’t it!! My style is very soft, romantic and timeless, but I believe that the relationship between me and my clients is what makes it special.