Stampede from Home Photoshoots are Taking Over Calgary

Local photographers celebrate stampede spirit with stampede themed porch photoshoots, that support the Calgary Food Bank.

Put on your boots, blast your favorite western playlist, grab a summer beverage, and set the scene on your porch for a professional photoshoot inspired by the stampede.

For the first time in almost 100 years, the stampede has been postponed but photographers are helping keep the spirit alive.

All summer long, Family Porchraits, Calgary’s at-home photography service, is providing free sessions to help you capture stampede 2020 memories. Dress up for your western themed photoshoot and use props to showcase what stampede means to you. Our photographers will come by and provide a free mini-shoot for your household.

 “Calgary Co-op is proud to support local photographers in capturing special moments of families and friends celebrating the 2020 stampede from home,” said Sage Pullen McIntosh. “Part of that spirit includes supporting our neighbours. We are asking participants to have fun and consider giving to the Calgary Food Bank.”

Stampede Summer photoshoots are a safe and fun way to capture summer moments that you’ll remember forever.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Book your free stampede summer photoshoot appointment at
    Choose a preferred date and time. A local photographer will be assigned to your booking.
  2. Set the scene.
    Dress in western wear.
    Turn your porch or backyard into a stampede stomping ground.
    Plan games, put on your favorite western playlist or create a refreshing summer cocktail.
    Show off what stampede means to you.
  3. Your photographer will provide a 15-minute photoshoot while maintaining a safe distance and help you create an amazing memory. You’ll receive your free photo to keep and share online.
  4. Donate to the Calgary Food Bank
    Provide a donation online @
    or at any Calgary Co-op location. You can give at the till or purchase needed items in-store.
  5. Share your stampede summer photo online to win prizes from local suppliers and partners. Use #stampedesummer or tag @familyporchraits to win.

Looking for a safe way to celebrate stampede this year?

Family Porchraits prioritizes safety and maintains the highest standards of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team of photographers provide 6-ft distance, wear safety masks, gloves, and sanitize their equipment after every session.

Family Porchraits has serviced over 600 homes around Calgary and will continue to provide free social distancing and stampede themed photoshoots all summer long.  

Learn more about our stampede summer program or chat with our live agents at

Looking for a specific request for your party, workplace or milestone? Email us at with specific questions.

For more information contact:

Family Porchraits
Aaron Kerr


As part of our free stampede from home program, we’re encouraging all of our community members to donate what you can to the Calgary Co-op & XL 103 Fill Your Boots food drive. You can give at the till or online at


 In addition, be sure to share your free stampede photo on social media to raise stampede spirits and give back to our community. The Food Bank needs our support.