Robin Laurenson, Maternity Shoot
The morning of my shoot, I woke with severe allergies that had one of my eyes almost swollen shut and red. I wondered if I should reschedule my shoot but I trusted Carmen and her ability to deliver beautiful photos despite of the allergies spreading across my face. Carmen did not disappoint and she delivered beautiful photos! She was really creative and resourceful with her posing and lighting, as well as she was able to fix my eye with a little photoshop. I will always cherish and remember these maternity photos and I am glad I went through with it.
Margrit Lobsiger, Private Tour
Schon verschiedentlich haben wir die eindrücklichen Landschaften um Banff, Lake Louise und Jasper bewundern dürfen. Was gibt es also noch Neues? Wir nahmen die Gelegenheit wahr, mit Carmen MacLeod als Reisecoach diese Orte nochmals zu besuchen. Das, was wir jetzt erleben durften, verdanken wir der Ortskenntnis und der Fachkenntnis von Carmen. Das Coaching hat uns geholfen, künftig noch bessere und kreativere Fotos zu schiessen.
Nicht nur was Kamerafunktionen betrifft, auch über die Bildkomposition (Raumaufteilung, Vordergrund, Perspektive, Bildvariationen) lernten wir das "Fotographieren" auf eine ganz
neue und eindrückliche Art kennen.
Das Ergebnis hat uns überrascht. Bekannte Orte haben wir in einem ganz neuen Licht kennengelernt und eindrückliche Bildern nach Hause gebracht.
Für die professionelle Begleitung zu den immer wieder faszinierenden Orten danken wir Carmen ganz herzlich. Kommen gerne wieder.
Sabrina, Surprise Proposal
Thank you so much for capturing this special moment for my fiancé and I.
All of the pictures you took were absolutely gorgeous.
You had so many fun and awesome ideas for pictures and you made he and I so comfortable.
We are still in awe of your creativity and vision for capturing the best photos possible.
These proposal pictures and the photoshoot after the proposal are memories we are going to have for a lifetime.
THANK YOU for capturing this special moment for us.
You truly rock!!
Meike Stahl, Private Tour
ich möchte mich noch einmal ganz herzlich bedanken für den wunderbaren Tag in den Rockies!
Nachdem ich schon lange ein Fan Deiner Seite swissclick-photography bin hatte ich vor meiner Kanada-Reise einfach mal angefragt ob Du auch Coachings/private Touren anbietest. Nach wochenlanger Vorfreude hat der Tag meine Erwartungen dann noch übertroffen!
Durch Deine witzige, herzliche Art hatte ich das Gefühl das wir uns schon länger kennen und habe mich sofort wohlgefühlt.
Du hast mir so viele tolle Locations gezeigt und sehr viele Tips gegeben und mir Deine Art der Fotografie erklärt. Auf die nicht ganz optimalen Wetterbedingungen hast Du einfach mit spontanen Planänderungen reagiert und somit immer das Bestmögliche rausgeholt.
Als Extra-Highlight gab es dann noch ein paar Bilder von mir in Deinem Bildstil, somit hängt dieser unvergessliche Tag jetzt auch hier zu Hause an meiner Wand 🙂
Ich kann es wirklich jedem Natur- und Fotointeressierten wärmstens empfehlen eine Tour mit Dir zu buchen!
Ich freue mich schon jetzt auf das nächste Mal 🙂
Carmen is a true professional from beginning to end!
From the poses to the lighting, she captured the moments perfectly, and made me feel comfortable and natural.
I would definitely recommend Carmen for any type of work.
She is such a pleasure to work with!
Amanda B., Private Tour
I have had the pleasure of having Carmen as my personal mountain tour guide on two occasions. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the mountain ranges, but she also knows of some hidden gem locations with beautiful views. She is always thinking ahead to prioritize locations based on the forecast/time of day to avoid crowds and ensure the schedule is conducive to peak times for photos. Thanks to her organization and punctuality, we were able to stay on track and visit all of the planned tour locations. Carmen is very personable, friendly and fun so there was never a dull moment on our mountain voyages. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for an optimal Rocky Mountain experience with amazing views, reliable information and great company.
Pam Burrill, Wedding
I am so incredibly pleased with the work of Carmen & Robin for my Banff winter wedding photos, they where absolutely Fabulous. They were both super excited, on time and the energy they brought made the shoot so fun, even though it was freezing cold that day we all had smiles on our faces.
Right from first contact Carmen was very receptive to all my ideas, even printing them off to make sure I got every shot I wanted because as we all know on your wedding day it can be hectic and some ideas can be forgotten. (We didn't miss one.) I knew from her extensive gallery of stunning mountain shots on Instagram she knew the lighting and where to go, so that put me at ease.
As a family we have had a few family photos professionally taken.
My teen daughter is normally so shy and she had the best time, dancing and skipping, she felt like a star.
Every photo we received was stunning. Straight out of a Rocky Mountain Bridal magazine quality.
I am so grateful that I chose them for my special day. They caught so many precious memories that I will cherish for life. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
R. Matanovic, Private Tour
I’ve had the pleasure of getting private mountain tours with Carmen and she is so extremely knowledgeable about the best spots and times to go to avoid crowds. She took me to so many places that were on my Wishlist and she doesn’t waste time. She knows exactly how to schedule the tour to maximize the number of locations for the time frame. She is also very friendly, warm and she is happy to share any information and help you take beautiful photos. I highly recommend her!
Meghan, Banff Tour
Booking a photo session and hike with Carmen MacLeod is like taking a walk in the woods with an old friend. Carmen snapped pictures of myself and my mom on our legacy trip as she gave us a tour of the local places that would have been missed by a visitor to the area. Our pictures were delivered in lightning speed and we will have memories for years to come of our trip to Lake Moraine. So grateful I stumbled across one of her spectacular landscape photos while I researched our trip. We could not have asked for a better experience.
I did a boudoir photo session with Carmen to gift a book with the photos to my fiancé on our wedding day.
I was nervous but Carmen immediately made me feel comfortable.
She had all of these great ideas on the different photos and poses.
She even found ways to incorporate my fiancé’s favourite sports jersey. She brought out my confidence and as a result the photos turned out sexy and classy.
Carmen took the time to edit the photos and I am absolutely thrilled with the results.
Carmen is so skilled at capturing the best moments that we have even done our engagement and wedding photos with her.
I wouldn’t use anyone else, she is truly the best.
Monica, Family Photoshoot
Carmen is a true professional and you will not be disappointed with her photos. I wanted a beautiful and memorable location for some special family pictures and she knew just the spots to take us. Not only did she present me with location options, she ensured photos were taken at the optimal time of day (no squinting, no shadows etc.), made suggestions to keep things easy with the kids, and gave us an idea of the colouring of the scenery at shoot location so we were dressed to be picture ready. When I received our pictures I could not believe how beautiful they turned out, taking pictures as a family of five is no easy task, and Carmen exceeded what I could have hoped for from our session. I highly recommend hiring Carmen to capture your next special occasion, family photo shoot, or any photography needs you may have. I will be booking her year after year - hands down the best photo session I have experienced! Thank you Carmen for making a family photo session a positive and fun experience, even the kids said it was a great time.
Julie, Private Tour
Carmen's photos immediately captured my eye when I joined instagram years ago. I didn't want to have yet another social media platform. I created a profile for my business as suggested to me. And then, immediately, I became very distracted! So much for business, Carmen's beautiful visual photo captures of Alberta led me to purchase a print from her! I needed to have one of those photos in my house!I had the print blown up and from my living room couch I would sit and imagine myself being right in the mountains. Recently my vision became a reality. I travelled to Alberta and met Carmen in person! She was enthusiastic, hysterical and super accommodating. She took care of my son and I and made sure we visited popular places and saw popular sites and took a lot of unique and traditional photos for us!
I look forward to connecting with Carmen again in the near future as I will definitely be making my way back to the Rocky Mountains soon!
Sophie & Matt, Wedding
"We cannot thank Carmen and Robin enough for capturing the most important day of our lives. We were actually their first wedding; I was hesitant at first but after I saw the way they did our engagement photos I was hooked!
They went above and beyond to make sure that the photos captured were authentic, original and beautiful moments. Carmen and Robin made taking photos so much fun too and everyone felt comfortable and confident in front of the camera which was a big part of why they took so many great shots. My wedding book is over 200 pages because I couldn’t only pick a few, I had to put all of them in there!
Their professionalism was exemplary, they took the time to scope out the venue and multiple locations to take photos. Even when it poured (a bride’s worst nightmare) Carmen and Robin were able to quickly change the plan and take some amazing photos indoor and even in the rain!
The quality of their work is truly exceptional and it was such a special treat to have some sneak peak photos ready the day after the wedding.
Without a doubt, I will be using them in the future for maternity shoots and family photos when the time comes."
Ashley & Travis, Engagement
“We cannot thank these ladies enough for the amazing experience during our engagement shoot! Robin and Carmen made my fiancé and I very comfortable throughout the photo shoot and made each moment fun. The photos they took are creative, beautiful, and everything we were hoping for (plus more)! We cannot wait for them to photograph our wedding as the whole process was fantastic. Highly recommend these lovely ladies!”
Madison & Cody, Engagement
"We were absolutely blown away with Robin & Carmen for our engagement photoshoot! They were totally game to go all the way to Drumheller for us, because the location means a lot to my family and I. They hiked the canyons with us, climbed hoo doos, and were all around just amazing! We had the best time, they're so personable and made us feel comfortable right away. I never once felt awkward! The final photos are so, so beautiful, and we can't wait to have them do our wedding next!"