A BIT ABOUT US
We're Steph (she/her) and Avery (they/them)
We met about four years ago when Steph was taking photos of Avery and, even though Steph thought Avery was kinda mean at first (they weren't!) we very quickly became best friends and we began working together as often as possible ever since!
We've been offering our Photo and Film bundles since 2019 but, in the spring of 2020, we decided to officially merge together. We now focus our energy on capturing weddings together, documenting your unique love stories in both Photo and Film!
It's no surprise that we've probably been behind the camera far more than you've been in front of it. We're here to guide you through the process and make sure you love the experience just as much as you love the final product!
WE'RE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
That planning process have you stressing out?
We got you! We have the experience to help you find vendors and create a timeline that will help you have the wedding of your dreams.
WE'RE ALL ABOUT NATURAL POSING
Nobody likes awkward posing, least of all us. That's why we take a "situational" approach to our posing style. We're about creating natural moments and leaning into the genuine emotion of your day. It's about having fun, connecting and creating amazing memories.
WE KEEP IT FUN FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED
We want you to have an amazing day so, while we'll help you stay on track when needed, we'll be right in there having fun with you too!
Your unique love story
Your day is about so much more than just those few short hours. It is one chapter in the much larger story of your life together. We don’t see our job as being solely about documenting one, albeit very special, day in your life.
We’re about capturing and documenting connection. The way your eyes crinkle when you look at each other. The silly faces you make when you’re so close to one another that your eyes go blurry. The way you move together, hand in hand and how your voice sounds, choked with emotion.
The nervousness, the anticipation and the joy. Those fleeting moments that are charged with emotion. Your friends and family, telling your story from a different lens. We’re about finding the story that’s hidden within your day, and then telling it in a way that will make you want to watch it again and again.
Meet our team
Avery is the owner, editor, lead filmmaker and one of the photographers for Azalea.
Avery has been in the photography industry for about 10 years, and began documenting weddings with film about 4 years ago. They have a very engaging and captivating style to their films that focus on each couple and their story. Every film is uniquely tailored to each couple, with a strong focus on audio and story in every film. Their evocative style helps to set the tone during portraits; from fun and upbeat wedding party photos, to intimate and romantic couple’s portraits that capture your unique bond.
When not filming or editing weddings, you can probably catch Avery cooking up some ridiculously extravagant meal, playing DnD or making some super weird artwork! During the off season, they also love to focus their time on their inclusive boudoir work, over at Azalea Boudoir.
Avery is a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and a supporter of other marginalized communities.
Steph is an associate photographer for Azalea. She has the innate ability to set even the most camera shy couples at ease, and takes a fly-on-the-wall approach to documenting your wedding, melting into the background to capture those fleeting yet emotionally charged moments of your day.
Steph has been in the photography industry for about 10 years and has had the opportunity to capture weddings all around the world; including Australia, Mexico, Greece and France. She also spent 8 years working closely with young offenders, which taught her about connecting with people from all walks of life. This helped her learn the importance of meeting people on a genuine level, creating a comfortable environment and capturing the candid beauty of all her subjects.
In 2020, Steph joined Azalea as an associate photographer to better focus her business on her true passion; pet photography! Steph uses her skills as a professional dog trainer and owner of four dogs to capture the unique connection between humans and their pets. Within her business, she also offers Requiem Sessions; pet photography that captures and celebrates pets and the bond they share with their owners, near the end of their life. Head over to www.roguepetphotography.ca to learn more about her work!
Steph is proud to be a part of the Indigenous community and is a supporter of other marginalized communities.