My team and I offer fine art photography for your important milestones; from helping you plan and capture the perfect wedding proposal, to looking for radiant and romantic wedding photography to capturing your growing family with maternity and newborn portraits. Throughout each stage of your journey, we will curate an experience that tells your unique love story. Lily Laidlaw Photography is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and available for local bookings to the majestic Alberta Rocky Mountains and far-off destinations worldwide.
Hi, I'm Lily - a destination fine-art photographer based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My team and I create luminous images of our clients in breathtaking locations around the world. We've developed a luxury client experience that documents your most captivating moments; We use a blend of guided posing and photojournalism, which allows you to savour and cherish your experience during the photography session. Long after the memorable moments have passed, you will have heirloom images to cherish for years to come.
Our fine-art style of photography is inspired by the old-world beauty of my favourite European destinations coupled with modern aesthetics. We offer deeply romantic images that radiate light, rich textures, and authentic emotion. From elegantly styled or editorial images to spontaneous shots, we work with you to record it all. While moving throughout the day, we are able to transition photography approaches to best fit the moment. From the still moments of intimacy, the fleeting (often fast!) first kiss, the passing glances, the large embrace with the family, and more—all of which make for unique and lasting visual memories for you to experience again in the future.
Whether you are planning an event in Edmonton, the Alberta Rockies, or a destination three plane rides away, our goal is to draw out genuine emotion and create space to allow for organic connection, making every step of the journey intentional and joyful.
"Working with Lily and Chelsea for our wedding was absolutely amazing! Lily goes above and beyond for her clients and she is incredibly hardworking and dedicated. Lily made the photography part of our wedding so smooth and joyful and we got so much feedback from our guests about how lovely Lily and her team were. Hiring Lily as our wedding photographer was the best decision, and she will be a part of all our important milestones going forth! Lily also helped design our wedding monogram and reception menus and we found many of our vendors through her curated recommendations. Not only is her work beautiful and of high quality, she is kind, generous and so sweet. We have recommended Lily to all our friends, and will continue to sing her praises!”
- Arifa + Anis
"Lily and her team are absolutely amazing! Lily and Chelsea did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. We could not be happier with them! They captured every detail of our wedding day, and we are so grateful to have such wonderful photos to look back on this special day. On top of being outstanding photographers, these ladies are organized, personable, and genuinely care about their clients. Lily went above and beyond for us, even bringing an assistant with her and Chelsea to our wedding to ensure that everything was captured and our day ran smoothly. We LOVE every photo and will definitely call on this team to capture our special moments in the future.
"Lily and her team are diligent, professional, caring, kinda and so talented. She is a breath of fresh air for any couples looking to capture fine art designs and romance. I loved spending the day with her and seeing how people are naturally drawn to her. I now understand why her photos are next level, because she digs so much deeper than just pointing and shooting. As a professional wedding planner, working together was so refreshing ♡"
- Nicole Konkin
"We had a previous photographer who double booked us during the chaos of Covid. We were left hanging, this was stressful to say the least. But I’m so happy it happened, lily was so easy to talk to, and she recommended the best location for our engagement photos. She not only saved the day, but she took the most beautiful engagement and wedding photos. She was so fun to do the photos with and I’m so thankful things ended up the way they did."
"I’m so happy we chose Lily to be our wedding photographer! First I’ll start by saying she is incredibly talented and we are over the moon happy with our photos!!! They are perfect! She is one of those personalities that is easy to be around with a contagiously good mood. I think it shows through in her photos how relaxed and comfortable she makes you feel. I am to say the very least awkward, and she helped me really just enjoy the moment. Secondly I would also like to add that she went above and beyond my expectations. During covid was a difficult time to plan a wedding and she really helped me sort out some stressful situations. She also recommended vendors, gave great advice and brought the most thoughtful little wedding gift. I would recommend her 1000 times over!"
"Our family session was even more magical than I ever imagined and a huge part of that was because of Lily's team, Chelsea and Kennedy. Not only were they incredible artistically and professionally, but on a personal level I really connected with both of them. They both have that uplifting and inspiring energy that I want to surround myself with."
"We had outdoor winter maternity and at home lifestyle newborn photography with Lily and were so happy with the photoshoot experiences and photos. Lily was so organized, relaxed, and easy going with the unpredictable state of our newborn and rambunctious puppy, which allowed us all to be at ease. She offered suggestions and guidance along with candid shots for the most natural looking pictures. We will forever cherish the skillfully captured moments of this incredibly special time in our lives.
"Lily is super professional and knows her stuff! I love how organized she is when it comes to wedding timelines! Chelsea and Kennedy, her protégé's, are equally wonderful and extremely fun to work with! They make you feel like a million bucks! We will recommend LLP to anyone who needs a photographer! Thanks again, ladies!"
- Carly + Tyler
"I first found Lily on Instagram when I entered a giveaway on her page. I was lucky enough to win 2nd prize in the contest: an engagement shoot with Lily. My fiancé and I are so thankful for her and her associate Chelsea, who were both great at communicating and coordinating the shoot with us. We had to postpone the original date of our shoot once due to health issues, and Lily was so kind and understanding. On the day of our rescheduled shoot, it was windy, wet, and overcast, and Chelsea was so good at helping us come up with a back-up plan. The weather ended up cooperating with us, and our photos turned out so well. Chelsea did our shoot and helped us to focus on each other to get natural shots of us." Thank you again!
- Regine + Jonny