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Hello, my name is Sarah Murdoch. I want to tell your story. I want to capture those fleeting moments. I want to document the laughter and the {happy} tears. I want to honour your life, your family and your relationships. I want to preserve your memories for generations to come. I want to be your photographer. And I can’t wait to meet you!

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{Calgary zoo wedding photographer} Jenn & Evan -Married!

If you’re not from Calgary, you might wonder why on earth anyone would want to get married at a zoo. But as soon as you visit and walk the lush, manicured gardens and gorgeous wetland and natural spaces that frame all the animal spaces, it becomes pretty clear that the Calgary Zoo is one of the best places to get married in the city. We didn’t have a ton of luck with the weather, though maybe we were the luckiest that day. The ceremony was completed and I had made a split second decision to head indoors before the most violent torrential downpour drenched the city; I don’t think I’ve ever seen that amount of rain fall so hard so fast. So yes, we were lucky. And the fact that we had a stunning indoor space for family photos was such a relief. By the time we finished, the rain had let up enough that we headed outside, and as with all my INCREDIBLE couples, they didn’t mind a little sprinkle or wet grass. Jenn and Evan are adorable. I’m not sure how else to describe them. I can literally just tell them to stand close to each other and then I just start shooting, watching them as they giggle about the myriad of comments or inside jokes that they have collected as a couple. The instant-ness of the giant smiles on their faces when they are together is evidence enough of a superb match, of something that will last forever. Laughter, I feel, is what can get anyone through anything. If we can laugh, if we can find the humor, or the lightheartedness of a situation, then anything can be conquered. These are two truly beautiful people and I cannot say enough how delightful it has been getting to know them, laughing with them and witnessing that gorgeous light of their souls. Soulmates, absolutely. Enjoy this little glimpse into a Calgary Zoo wedding!

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{Calgary wedding photographer} Allison & Brett -engaged!

Magic. It's the type of night that I dream about, something that makes me hyperventilate a wee bit and it's just really the best thing. Ever. This night was a perfect storm of awesome-ness and it began with a solo concert in the woods. You see, Brett and Allison are both talented classical guitarists;  Brett  actually teaches at a university level. They took their guitars out and I can honestly say that I didn't expect it to sound so wonderful. No, I didn't doubt their musical prowess, I guess I have just never heard a guitar sound so beautiful. It was crisp and clean and powerful and I had trouble um, focusing, (pun! yeah!) on the task at hand without being distracted by such glorious music. What made my night, and subsequently my week, was asking if Brett knew the tune to the Princess Bride theme... Oh yes. I played maybe 10 sec of the song for him, and right there, without any prompting, without any sheet music, he played it back to me. I told them I would be playing it on repeat … [Read More...]

{Calgary Wedding Photographer} Danielle & Jared -married!

There really isn't much more that I can ask for than a happy, joyful group of people to spend my day with and certainly, Danielle and Jared and their friends and family delivered. I'm not sure if I can say enough how important it is to me to be able to capture people in their most genuine state, to seek out; bring out the happiness, the love, the connection. The ceremony was held at the Delta South Calgary Hotel and it began with my favourite moment of the day. In fact, as soon as I heard the venue, my first thought was STAIRCASE. Indeed, it was as grand and epic as I had imagined. I absolutely adored seeing Danielle pause at the top and found myself choking back a couple tears as she walked down. The party began at the creatives session and kept going, seemingly well passed our departure. Favourite moments abound, I loved their choreographed dance and packed dance floor and probably the most exciting bouquet and garter toss that I have seen, you really have to check out the pictures. … [Read More...]

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