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Bailee & DarekBanff Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographers Banff

This last year was a little different to navigate as a Banff Wedding Photographer.  The majority of my weddings were postponed due to COVID and border/travel restrictions. For those living in Canada, weddings needed to be scaled back to smaller weddings or elopements. Bailee and Darek were among many who had to change plans and make the most of the situation.

We met out at Rockies Heli to kick off their wedding day with flying high to do some mountain top photos. Fortunately, it had snowed a good amount the night before; that made for some amazing winter wedding photos. I shoot a number of heli weddings with Rockies Heli every year, but this time around Bailee and Darek hit the jackpot with views and weather. The landscape was so perfect. I could have spent the whole day there, but our adventure needed to carry on.  Following their heli wedding photos, we jumped in our vehicles and made our way back into Banff National Park. We captured photos along the way, and even found a perfect spot along the river for them to pause, breathe in the scenery, and declare their wedding vows and exchange rings. We eventually made our way back into the Banff townsite where we met with family. Bailee and Darek took care of the legal portion of their wedding by having a simple ceremony next to Bow Falls in Banff. Following their wedding ceremony, they joined their family for dinner at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

If any of you have had to make changes to your big day and are now looking to keep it small and elope, I’d love to chat. Feel free to get in touch with me here.

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VENDOR LIST

Helicopter: Rockies Heli Canada

Commissioner: Robin White

Hair:Hair by Nat

Makeup: Sam Marvell Makeup

Floral: Lovella Lifestyle

Cake: Kake by Darci

Wedding Dress: All Who Wander

Wedding Dress Store: The Bridal Boutique

Suit Store: Mr. Derks

Bride Wedding Ring: Diamond Boi

Groom Wedding Ring: Bare Foot Forge

Christina & RyanHelicopter Elopement Banff

Elopement Photographer Banff

 

I may be biased, but I think Banff is one of the best places for an elopement or wedding. There are so many beautiful lakes, amazing views, and stunning vistas that provide a couple with a great backdrop. It’s more than just the backdrop, though; it’s the experience and feeling that comes from being in these gorgeous areas. I often feel like I get to also play a wedding planner and tour guide while I provide my couples with unique experiences and locations for their imagery. Christina and Ryan’s day was one of those beautiful days. Here is some of the imagery from their helicopter wedding in Banff.

 

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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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Amanda & KevinLake Louise Wedding Photographer

It’s not uncommon for couples to come to Lake Louise or Banff on their honeymoon. It is such a gorgeous place to relax, hike, and enjoy good food.  Lately I have had a increase in the number of inquires I get from couples who are bringing their wedding attire with them and looking to book a wedding photographer.  I have loved working with couples who are doing this. Not everyone is able to elope or have a destination wedding where they would like, so this has been a great opportunity for couples to get some amazing wedding photos done in a picturesque place. If you recently stumbled upon my work and are coming to Banff or Lake Louise on your honeymoon, I’d love to connect!

Here are a few of the images captured for Amanda and Kevin while they were passing through Lake Louise on their honeymoon.

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Jennifer + Mike Bow Lake Wedding | Banff National Park

Jennifer and Mike had a warmth about them that they must have brought with them all the way from their California home. It came in handy when the weather refused to cooperate for their planned destination wedding in Banff National Park; even though the raindrops fell a-plenty, Jennifer and Mike’s smiles never left their faces.  Their cozy and heartfelt outdoor ceremony took place at Bow Lake with some additional photos to follow at Peyto Lake, where the majestic scenery did its best to act as an adequate backdrop to capturing this beautiful couple’s chemistry and love for each other. They then concluded the day by heading back to the Banff  townsite with their closest friends and family to an evening at the Park Distillery in the glow of a new chapter, a new beginning, and twinkling candlelight.

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Ceremony: Bow Lake | Reception: Park Distillery | Day of Planning: Calgary Wedding Planning Co | Hair & Make Up: The Pretty Haus | Flowers: Willow Flower Co. | Cake: Kake by Darci | Dress: Hayley Paige | Suit: ASOS

Sonja & Daniel Winter Wedding at Storm Mountain Lodge

Storm Mountain Lodge is a perfect little wedding venue tucked away in Banff National Park. It’s a beautiful little place for those looking for a quiet, secluded, wedding venue in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Not only is it a great place to stay in the summer, but it’s perfect for winter weddings. Here is a glimpse into Sonja & Daniel’s wedding that took place there:

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