Christy D. Swanberg is a wedding and boudoir photographer. A southern belle who happens to now live in Calgary and call it home. Her work features sincere moments – whether that be laughing, crying, freaking out, or just breathing in the air and space around you. She is a sucker for great stories, which she often gets to capture and tell through her camera, and loves showing the beauty in the world through every clients she meets.
What inspired you to start your business?
I was asked if I could do anything at all what would it be? While the wine was continuously flowing, I blurted out photographer…but not just a momma with a camera in my hand but a real deal, put on my big girl panties kid of photographer (And that’s what I did!).
What’s your favorite part about working in the wedding industry?
To work with and be around all the time is such a blessing I never knew I needed yet, I’m addicted to it. Who wouldn’t want to be around happy all the time?! Not me! So, working with other wedding professionals and networking and helping us grow together for our betterment is just natural. Happy goes with love easily when it is pure.
Share a piece of advice with our brides:
Don’t you dare kiss her or him with your eyes open y’all. Just don’t do it! It freaks others out – especially me! Thank you kindly.
Do you have any fun news coming up that you’d like to share?
I love shooting boudoir, whether for new brides or those about to mark their anniversaries. More importantly, I enjoy showing them that who they are is already sexy as all get out. Hence why I started Hello There Darling’s Sunday Morning Sessions. They are one of the best things I have dreamed to reality yet. (Well, after my kiddos!)
What’s a wedding trend that you’re totally in love with right now?
Textures and layering and the fact that folks are saying goodbye to burlap and lace – FINALLY!