Category archives: Banff Wedding

Kaitlin & TylerBanff Elopement

As many of you already know, I love finding my couples unique locations when they want to have a Banff elopement or wedding. It’s something I enjoy doing and something I pride myself in as an adventure elopement photographer. A lot of the unique elopement locations I find are a result of  personal hiking trips that provide some pretty amazing views and vistas like the ones you’ll see here.

Kaitlin and Tyler originally reached out with a particular area they wanted to hike to. As time went on some of the plans changed and they were open to letting me find them a new place/adventure for their elopement. I narrowed it down to a few possible hiking locations, then we waited to make the final call based on what the weather was doing at each one. A week out we made the decision and we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather and views.

K & T met me at the trail head in the afternoon. We started off our hike in some more relaxed wedding attire and then put the final wedding attire on at our first location near the glacier. It made a great backdrop for some vows, ring exchange, and photos. After that we hiked into another near by valley to continue on for a few more images before the sun set. Once we wrapped things up, we turned the head lamps on and made our way back down the trail in the dark. It was the perfect way to have a private elopement in Banff where K & T could have the place to themselves.

I realize it’s not practical for every elopement I shoot in Banff to go on a adventure hiking for a few hours to get to remote locations, but if that’s your thing I created some special hiking elopement packages for couples who are interested in something like this. If you are interested in a memorable experience to go with the images of your wedding day, feel free to reach out! I love planning these kind of elopement adventures.

Catherine & MattBanff Elopement Photographers

 

Some Banff elopement photographers in the area may be happy to shoot at a popular lake and call it good. While Banff does have some pretty iconic lakes that we, as photographers, love to shoot at, I like to have additional time where I can take my couples away from these busy locations and provide them some new views and an experience that is unique for them.

Catherine and Matt had a traditional elopement ceremony at Lake Louise followed by some cake and champagne. After that they were game for joining me on an adventure as we explored more of what Banff had to offer. We explored mountain tops, valleys, and even a old dried-up lake bed. Your wedding or elopement doesn’t have to take place at just one location, it can be as adventurous and fun as you’d like it to be; so if you have some ideas or would like some of my ideas, feel free to reach out. Let’s plan something awesome to make your time in Banff especially memorable.  Lake Louise Elopement Helicopter Weddings in Banff Dry Lake Bed Wedding

Photography: Darren Roberts
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Brooke & DavidSky Bistro – Banff Gondola Wedding

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This year a beautiful new wedding venue opened on top of the picturesque Sulphur Mountain: The Sky Bistro. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first wedding photographers to document a wedding there and couldn’t wait to check it out. The ceremony took place on the rooftop, complete with a backdrop of mountaintops, followed by the reception inside the stylish Bistro. There are other wedding venues in British Columbia with similar mountain-top settings, but The Sky Bistro is the first in Alberta with easy access via the Banff Gondola. I look forward to documenting more weddings there!

Brooke and David not only had a unique wedding venue, but they also ended up with a rather unique day as it was right when all the forest fires started. The whole day smelled like a camp fire and by the late afternoon smoke began to fill the valley providing some interesting diffused light. There has to be some poetic symbolism somewhere in the parallel of the new life and fresh start that the fires bring to the forests and these two beginning their new life together as husband and wife. Despite the challenges of the smoke and forest fires, the day was perfect!

 

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