We moved to Calgary

March 6, 2021

Kirstie Tweed/Orange Girl

We moved to Calgary. After 17 years of living in the mountains it is not something we expected but covid has changed a lot of plans for many people. I grew up in Calgary and went to the Alberta College of Art so I am excited about seeing our family & friends more often. The dogs are thrilled to finally have a backyard and we are blown away by the incredible off leash dog parks in YYC.

What does this mean for my mountain weddings? Nothing will change. You still won't have to pay for any travel fees or pay for any accommodation. Everything will be as before.

Photos by Kevin :)

This has been a heartbreaking year. I have witnessed as couples who spent monthes/years planning their dream mountain wedding had to decide whether to adapt their wedding plans, postpone their mountain wedding or cancel their plans altogether. The ever changing covid travel & gathering guidelines have been a moving target making wedding plans a challenge.

Our wedding world has been crushed. We lost 95% of our work almost immediately and continue to hear from couples who have had to make the difficult decision to cancel their mountain wedding plans. Kevin and I are committed to fighting for our wedding photography business. It's something we have done for 20 years. We knew this year we needed to make a big change in order to survive until the wedding world recovers. We made the hard decision to sell our home in Canmore and move to Calgary where life is more affordable. It wasn't an easy decision to leave the home & community we've known for 17 years but we are thrilled and excited to explore the city and all that it has to offer. 

We'll be sharing the gems we've always loved in Calgary and the new ones that friends have introduced us to. After this "groundhog day" of a year we are welcoming the big change and shaking things up. We are feeling newly inspired and hopeful. 


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing intimate weddings & elopements in Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since we moved to Banff in 2004. I lived in the mountains for 17 years before moving to Calgary in 2021. On days off you'll find me spending time with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.