French Country Inspired wedding captured with Google Pixel 2

I have to admit – I’m loving the inspiraiton behind today’s featured shoot for a few reasons. One, beacuse the French country side is one of my dream vacation destinations (take me to those lavendar fields!), two, because I’m a recent convert to the Google Pixel phone myself and I am obsessed with the camera.

When I found out that Calgary wedding planner Jacqueline Rae Weddings and Calgary wedding photographer Gingersnap Photography were doing a photo shoot using a new Google Pixel 2, I was so excited. In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, self produced photo sessions are becoming more and more of a past time, especially with the powerful cameras that phones pack.

To see professional photographers take on the challenge of photographing with a cellphone is exciting, as great as the cameras are, they certainly don’t have the breadth of functionality that a DLSR would have. You have to get creative, inventive and flexible to get great shots, and to push yourself outside your comfort zone.  The team of vendors who came together for this shoot gave plenty of great subject matters. Gorgeous bridal style, a light and elegant decor scheme made for fantastic photos – hear more from the photographer and meet the entire Creative Team after the jump!

From the photographer: 

After having wildlife and nature photography shot with his phone, the Google Pixel, which was touted as having the most advanced camera, his work was featured on Google Instagram stories. Jenny Hayles of GingerSnap Photography is Colin’s wife and often used her phone, the same model, to capture behind the scenes shots at weddings as well as a fun portrait or two to send the the couples immediately as they were better quality than the average snapshot on a phone.

Colin approached Google with the idea of covering an idea of an entire wedding with just a phone. It was meant to be a fun exercise in showing the capabilities of this phone camera. Google accepted and sent out the next generation, Google Pixel 2 to both Colin and Jenny and when the all star team of vendors put together a stunning set and beautiful real life couple brought the love, the result exceeded everyone’s expectations. 

Although Jenny has no plans to set down her professional camera bodies and lenses for weddings, the Google Pixel 2 is a huge asset to her job for immediate client use and documenting travel and behind the scenes images.


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