Meet your photographer.
Hey I’m Sarah!
I am a Calgary Wedding Photographer and I own a Boudoir studio for women.
I have always known what I wanted to do when “I grew up” – not necessarily the specifics of the style of photography I wanted to do, just that I wanted to be a photographer.
I have always shot what I’m passionate about. I started off shooting fashion photography. All of a sudden, people started asking me to shoot their weddings. I finally agreed to try it out in 2004. You know the old saying that “once you try it, you might get hooked”? Well the cliché definitely applies to me!
I love the art of fashion, creating & the realness of people. Combining the two were an easy choice for me. My work tells couples’ stories in an editorially influenced way. One of my favourite things is love & being able to see the connection people have with each other.
I studied photojournalism and journalism in college and graduated in 2006. It taught me how to anticipate the unexpected – it allows me to see moments as a story and tell them in a unforgettable way.
I always want to know what my couples like to do & get to know them better, so I decided to turn the tables this time and make myself an open book, explaining a little bit about what I do when I’m not capturing special moments.
I LOVE tea & coffee. I could drink it from morning to night (I’m probably drinking coffee right now!). The most important things in my life are my family & my Pug, Tiesto – she’s hilarious.
I enjoy traveling a little too much – I want to see the world and meet amazing people along the way.
My most recent adventure was Japan, San Fran & Santa Barbara now I’m deciding on my next journey – I’m unsure of where to go so suggestions are welcomed!
I would choose a cabin over a hotel any day.
If the world decided to be sea foam green, I would reside in a sea foam house on a sea foam lake with my sea foam pug – hypothetically speaking of course.
My favourite thing to do is adventuring – you never know what kind of story you might unfold. I love the old more than I love the new. I am energised by abandoned buildings and discovering places that have been forgotten. I’m an explorer at heart.
I believe that everyone deserves love in their life – my only wish is that I can tell your story.
Kind words from Wedding couples…
“Sarah was absolutely incredible! Everything we could have possibly imagined and more for our wedding day. So talented and a lot of fun and she truly knows how to capture all of the beautiful moments. We also had our engagement photos with her and I did a boudoir shoot as well and all I can say is she is extremely talented and is a true artist!! We are so lucky to have had her as our photographer.” – Chelsey Key.
“When it came to picking a photographer for our wedding we wanted one thing … to have fun. It was important to find a person who complimented Taylor and Myself with our quirky sarcastic personalities . Someone that Taylor wouldn’t want to strangle halfway through the 12 hr day (a real possibility when someone is in your personal space on one of the most stressful days ever). So ideally who wouldn’t you want to strangle a friend and thats exactly what you get with Sarah. We knew the instant we met her that she was exactly what the doctor ordered. She is funny, bubbly and has a way of putting you at ease to be yourself in front of the camera and she makes you look amazing !!! It looks straight out of a magazine is the compliment we get the most when we show people the photos she has done. Her images are art in a edgy editorial way. If you check out her portfolio you will note no couple has the same feel in there shoot. With Sarah she gets to know you and makes it about you. She makes every shot capture your personality and emotion in the most raw beautiful way. We know the day wouldn’t have been quite as magical without her and we can’t recommend her enough.” – Raelene and Taylor Veno
“Sarah was amazing, she makes such an effort to get to know the couple and makes sure that they are going to remember the day in the best way with her beautiful photos. She has the leadership to take charge and make sure that the right pictures get taken and provides constant advice during the photos to guide everyone to help them find their best light and to avoid any awkward photos. You need someone with her experience to know what to avoid, and someone with her artistic quality and professionalism to take spectacular photos.” – Alycia & Riley Webstier.
“Sarah, hiring you was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day!! Not only are you a fantastic photographer, but your experience and demeanour made us feel like everything was completely under control the whole day. We are so grateful that you were there with us to capture all the amazing moments, and I would, without a doubt, recommend you to anyone who needed a photographer!! You are AWESOME! Thank you so so much.” – Meghan & Steve Rohatyn.
“Sarah was fabulous and such a joy to work with. When we had our initial meeting with Sarah another couple came by to pick up their wedding album and they informed us we would be thrilled with our choice of photographer and they couldn’t have been more correct. Sarah captured the day perfectly, seemingly being everywhere at once. Her work was the perfect way to capture such and amazing day.” – Shannon Troy & Steven Ridders.
“Sarah Pukin is a consummate professional. From the initial consultation to our wedding day, she was dedicated to us. We met Sarah in Canmore for our engagement photos and they are some of the most beautiful pictures we have ever seen. She chooses the most interesting/unusual locations and has a true eye for beauty. We would recommend Sarah for anyone looking for professional photos.” – Rikki-Lee McCool
“Sarah is a genius. I love her work on my engagement and wedding photos. I will recommend her to everyone. She is extremely tallented and will capture the wonderful moments of a special day. She works extremely hard to provide lasting memories. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, look no further.” – Nazanin Paff
“Sarah was amazing to work with! We found her very last minute, and was lucky enough to have Sarah agreeing to work with us, and we couldn’t be happier. She was prompt with her emails, took all our requests very seriously (feel of the wedding, possible locations), and actually took the time to know us (our personalities, our likes and dislikes, our ‘good’ angles), understand what works best for both of us, and most importantly, with our dog! We feel so incredibly lucky to have her document the most important day of our lives, and can’t say enough good things about her, it was such a pleasure working with her!” – Emily & Roger Feria
Kind words from Boudoir…
“I did a boudoir session with Sarah on Nov 8th. I can’t even believe it’s me in the photos! I think I might leave my day job to model lingerie!! Seriously tho, she took such great care of me and was an outstanding communicator in terms of expectations and wants in the finished photos, she coached me throughout the process to help me and my body look amazing in the finished photos. She has such a great eye for detail and captures her subjects in a true and beautiful way. My favorite part of the session was her feedback and direction and the laughs we had while I tried very hard to have a ‘serious sultry expression’. I am so proud of my photos and am fairly certain after the man in my life receives them it won’t be long until I’m back for wedding pics! Thanks Sarah- you rock!” – Leona
“Sarah is amazingly talented. She’s a fantastic artist and knows the trade. We’ve really appreciated her values behind doing what she does. The experience of working with her and the end result is worth every penny!” – Nicole
“I had the most positive and fun experience with Sarah! I instantly felt comfortable and at ease which made for a really enjoyable day. Sarah’s hair and makeup stylist was wonderful and I absolutely loved my look. Sarah and I had a blast all day, she was very professional but I also felt like we were old friends. I left feeling confident, happy and I knew that my images were in great hands. The only hard part was choosing which photos were my favourites… I loved them all so much! My husband LOVED the photos too- his reaction was priceless! I would recommend Sarah’s Boudoir Photography to anyone and everyone.” – Sara
“Sarah was terrific. We did some boudoir photos…I was pretty nervous and felt pretty awkward but Sarah did am amazing job. I was shocked at all of the amazing shots she managed to get. They were all extremely flattering. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I had a fabulous experience and am in love with my photos. I can’t wait to give them to my fiance!” – T
More about Sarah…
Sarah is distinguished amongst her peers for her keen eye and passion for capturing the perfect moment. Her impressive portfolio speaks for the breadth of her work and capabilities. She has been featured in Rock’n Roll Bride, Style Me Pretty, Learn Love, Calgary Bride, Calgary Bride 2, Wedding Obsession, Calgary Bridal Guide, Impact Magazine, FFWD Magazine, Vancouver Views Magazine, Oil Weekly Magazine, The Weekly Albertan Newspaper, JLM Couture, CBC’s Show Hello Goodbye, Huffington Post, National Post, Gala Darling, New Mobility, and many other publications & blogs.