Hi I'm Michel!
Happiest in a canyon or the forest, by a river, packing up the van and seeking adventure, I am most myself in new spaces. I think that’s what makes me so adaptable on wedding days. I truly roll with the day. Not knowing what is next is where I thrive, seeking the story is where I love to be - and where my passion for story-telling lives. I love hearing that your wedding is going to be in your backyard or a piece of land that means something to you or if you seek a space you’ve never been—and invite me on the adventure with you. Lets see the world, hike a trail or drop into a canyon!
I am sappy and sentimental and that drives my need for capturing connection. When your Gran reaches her hand out to touch yours- to tell you she’s proud of you - its in that moment I feel most proud of what I do. Hearing your story and seeing it unfold in front of me when you’re connecting is so much more than taking your photograph. I am honoured to be your photographer. This job is something I don’t take lightly—but you’ll never notice that by how much fun we’re having!
I am an ally of the LGBTQ2+ community and will tell your story regardless of your path.
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quirky, fun, adventurous - behind the scenes
Hello! I'm Jess
Focusing on real emotion, real moments and documenting the full story, including a focus on family and friends is how I would describe my style of photography.
I am a joy seeker, not an attention seeker. I am very happy to be behind my camera, chasing moments and focusing on the work. I am extremely patient, thanks to my kids. I find it easy to relate to people in all stages and ages of life.
My father had a strong interest in photography during the film era and captured beautiful black and white portraits that inspired me early on. In 2009, the year I gave birth to my daughter, I became obsessed with documenting life. Since then, I have been shooting stories and capturing people and their joyful moments.
Capturing an image for the sake of an artistic idea isn’t for me, unless there is meaning behind it and the idea makes sense in the context of the story and the people that are in it that’s probably why your gallery will be filled with images of your guests, your family and all those amazing people that have come to be with you on your wedding day. While your day is about you, the couple, the story is about the coming together of two people and their PEOPLE.
I’m Isaac! film maker and day dreamer. I’m a clumsy light chaser and proud Edmontonian. I love the Oilers, and being at the lake with my family doing all things water. I can’t get through a speech at a wedding without crying and if you ever witness it for yourself, you’ll think I’m sneezing and coughing and hiccuping all at the same time but nope, just crying. What can I say? I’m a sensitive Dad! I married my best friend, Alicia and together we love our life with daughter Jaala, the cutest little spunk of energy ever.
Michel and I have worked on over 10 weddings together. We decided to be a team on wedding days so our ideas are cohesive and we can create a film that mirrors your wedding images. I’m nerdy about movement and music and love working on the perfect song for each film. I am suuuuuper nerdy about cool cars and the big man upstairs and nachos, clearly not in that order.
Hi guys!! I'm Tiiu, (pronounced T-U) I am the resident beautifier to all Ampersand Grey boudoir and head shot clients and plenty of brides on their wedding days too! I am so excited about glitter and gold and sequins--I am drawn to shine like a crow-swoon. I have been a working makeup artist since 1999 and love to try new products with layers of colour and sparkle to contour and enhance and PLAY. I have an artistic crush on my idol Pat McGrath and her love for bold colour and fascination with fashion and all things beautiful. But I'm not just a pretty face, my former nerdy self achieved a degree in anthropology and art history focusing on ancient cultures of Mesoamerica and the middle east, hows that for nerdy? I just love museums!! Michel and I started working together nearly exclusivity after I did her make up and didn't make her look like a tramp (her words, not mine).
Hi I'm Solomon, I'm the Ampersand Grey mascot and furball greeter for all meetings and consults. I am 8 years old. But I mostly still act like a puppy. I like to test my Mom and not sit on my bed when she asks unless tasty treats are involved. Some of my favourite pastimes include barking at every single person, dog, leaf, grass blade that blows by my yard, begging for snacks & snugs, shaking my hair all over everything, leaning on you as if I was an actual cat (especially if you're wearing black) and rubbing my head on your leg so you scratch my ear--mostly so you forget about all that other stuff that is annoying, and you fall deeply in love with me-which is inevitable.
Clearly I'm the brains behind this operation.