Pillow Fight!

In home photoshoots are my absolute TOP favourite thing to photograph. When you combine a lovely space, lovely people, and throw in a fun activity, you can create some serious MAGIC! I had been trying to finagle pretty much every single one of my clients into a feather pillow fight for months, so when Alena and Kevin enthusiastically agreed, DREAMS CAME TRUE people!! I think every single person needs a pillow fight photoshoot, and after seeing this gorgeous shoot, I think you'll agree!

I meeeeeaaaannn, is this even real? It's real. I was there. And I am officially declaring myself the OFFICIAL pillow-fight photographer of Calgary (and surrounding areas) ... (and worldwide). So make sure to book your pillow fight session with me A.S.A.P :) 

I'm doing mini pillowfight sessions on Sat Aug 5th at Voltage Creative Garage in Calgary AB. It's only $250 for A SUPER FUN TIME, awesome modern location and set-up, NO MESS to clean up after, and 10 edited high res images. I want one soooo bad! But next best thing will be making it happen for YOU! Shoot me an email or DM on the gram to book :)

Alsooooo, make sure to check out more amazing things from Alena @allyctran, cause obviously, she's bomb.


Brad + Lauren // Styled Wedding Shoot

This was such a fun shoot to do, mostly because it was an evening spent with awesome people; made even better by all piling into my minivan and heading out to the gorgeous rolling hills just south of Calgary. Let me introduce the dream team: Brad + Lauren, who were the loveliest models, and are still full of that newlywed magic. Laurie from Hen & Chicks provided the gorgeous florals and even joined us for the adventure. She is simply awesome, and her florals are unique and modern which I absolutely LOVE! Finally, the photos are a collaboration with Mckinley from McKinley Elle Photography. I adore working with McKinley. She is fresh and fun and takes amazing photos! I can't wait to shoot more weddings with her in the upcoming months. If you have a wedding coming up, we want to be there to capture all the love! Contact us at hey.mjay@mail.com to inquire about our wedding packages :)

Thanks again Laurie, Brad, and Lauren! We hope you love these photos as much as we do! xo

Ian + Angela // Guns and Flowers

Ian and Angie are two of the most honest, real, fun-loving people you will ever meet. Spending time with them is like a good nap. Comfortable. Satisfying. Leaves you feeling happy and refreshed.

Besides being easy on the eyes, and a being a wickedly talented interior designer, Ian has an amazing collection of antique guns. How did I come to know this? Well...Angie is a world-class hair stylist, and once while she was working her magic on me in her kitchen salon, Ian asked if I'd like to see The Gun Show. I feel like, whatever the context, if someone asks if you want to see "The Gun Show", you say yes. And you sit back. And you enjoy. So that's what I did. Literal best haircut of my life, and I don't expect it will ever be topped. 

Taking photos of Ian and Angie was just like the most glorious afternoon nap. Are they not the cutest, most beautiful couple you have ever seen? Plus, he brought The Gun Show!! And let us put flowers in his beard. And genuinely loved it, which makes it even better. 

Ian and Angie, thanks for the wonderful evening. Hope you enjoy your photos! xo, Michelle