Meaningful and Honest Photography
Wedding Photography that is more than a collection of conventionally pretty, static and overly styled images. Experience the difference with meaningful photographs that are mindfully crafted, intimate, timeless and honest; created from a place of understanding, love and meticulous observation. Images that celebrate the beauty of life, the strength of human spirit, complexity and dynamics of relationships and diversity of experiences.
Behind the camera
My name is pronounced C h e d n a and I am a Calgary, Alberta based wedding and family photographer. I have a wild ambition and dedication to convey individuality and diversity through honest and authentic storytelling. I believe there is something infinitely beautiful in creating memories filled with meaningful elements and genuine moments that celebrate the big as well as the unassuming and seemingly ordinary. My raw perspective of the world allows me to see things through a different lens and to craft compelling images where emotion, the spirit of my subjects and dynamic lighting converge. I naturally gravitate to the beauty and grit of reality. I think that what is real is true and what is true is ultimately beautiful. My clients describe me as having an effortless ability to capture the essence of who they are. Being able to recognize and portray that energy means they trust me in order to enable me to see those aspects and because I know that trust is earned I work like hell to earn it. Most of all I have a genuine love for what I do and where there is love good things happen.
My love language is Acts of Service and I display love through commitment and unfailing presence to the people who entrust me with documenting those stories. A great deal of things move me and I cry at all of them, I dance too much, I am an extroverted introvert, a lover of classic romance, poetry and metaphors, hand written letters, red lipstick and great shoes. I am excited that you have found your way here. If my approach and images resonate with you in any way we are likely a fantastic fit and it would be wonderful to explore and create together.
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Kind words from clients
ZAHRA AND MARK
CHERRI & NATHAN
Cedna has a very special style of photography, which I loved! Her unique style and eye for capturing special moments is what made her standout amongst the many other photographers. I did a lot of research when trying to find my wedding photographer and I could not be happier that I stumbled into her. She’s extremely talented with using natural light to create such interesting and beautiful photos, my husband and I just loved her!!!
CAITRIN & JOHANNES
Russo / Sonnichsen Family
Katie & Geoff
Cedna was a wonderful photographer! My husband and I split up our ceremony and reception on different days and she was amazing and flexible with us! Not all photographers were willing to make that happen. We did an engagement shoot to get used to working with her and she was great at putting us at ease. She did a wonderful job capturing our special moments as well and we are so pleased with the photographic memories!