We are Jess, Sunny, Walter & Frank, and together we are Deep Blue Photography! Yes we are married, and yes we work together!
Over the past decade we have photographed over 220 weddings, and numerous more families across Canada and around the world. We have both won National and International professional photography awards, and been published both in print and online. You can view some of our award winning images here. We believe that the quality of our work speaks for itself. However, it is always a pleasure having other wedding photographers recognize and award our work.
In 2018 we made personal and business decisions to slow down our lives and live more presently. Since then, we have stopped submitting our work for peer reviewed competitions, and have tried to put even more focus on building our relationships with our existing and new clients.
When it comes to our shooting practice, Jess is now our primary photographer. What this means is that she photographs all of the small weddings, engagement and family portrait sessions.
Sunny is now the secondary photographer and he works with Jess to photograph large, full day weddings. Sunny is also an expert dog wrangler (and puppy snuggler), which makes him invaluable when people bring their canine companions along for photos.
Speaking of dogs, in 2010 our lives were forever changed when we adopted Bella. She was a scruffy, happy hound from Bassano who instantly became the love of our life! We are crazy dog people, and Bella made our lives so much more interesting and enjoyable. Our love for Bella and our love for dogs also spurred us to create Happy Hounds Photography a pet photography business here in Edmonton. Unfortunately in December of 2019 Bella lost a 2 year battle with pancreatic insulinoma and crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Prior to Bella getting sick, in May 2018, we added to our family by adopting Walter. He is an 11 year old Labradoodle whose previous family decided they no longer wanted him. They took him to the vet and tried to have him euthanized. Luckily Walter’s vet refused to put him down, and instead had the family surrender Walter, and we are so lucky to have found him.
In April 2020 we adopted another senior dog, a 10 year old pug shitzu cross with an ever protruding tongue. We never thought we were small dog people, but Frank changed all of that. He is such a good boy and we love him so much!
Then, in August 2020 we became the home for a 15 year old Bichon named Buttons. She was re-homed to us from Jess’ cousin’s wife’s grandpa who was moving and could no longer care for Buttons.
She was a sweet old girl who marched to the beat of her own drum, loved carrots and cuddles. She crossed the rainbow bridge a few weeks after her 1 year anniversary with us, and even though she was with us for a short period of time, we will forever miss her.
In addition to our love for dogs, we also love to travel. One of our favourite things to do each year is drive across this great country of ours in search of adventure. In 2011 we spent an entire month with Bella driving and camping our way from Edmonton to Cape Breton. We have driven to Toronto 6 times, Vancouver island over a dozen times, and in 2015 we made a trip up to the Yukon for the Summer Solstice. In addition to our travels across Canada, we have travelled together to New Zealand, Scotland, England, Iceland, Switzerland, France, Tahiti, throughout the USA and the Caribbean.
If you would like to see some of our travels, check out this link!
When it is too cold to camp in the mountains, go backpacking, drive across the country, or photograph weddings in Edmonton, you can usually find us cheering on the Oilers at Rogers Place. Sunny is the truest Edmonton Oilers fan you will ever meet and he has made a dedicated fan out of the Southern Albertan Jess!
In 2013 we travelled to Tahiti with some of our closest friends and family for our own wedding:
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