Your Banff Elopement Package | Rocky Mountains Wedding in Canada
Dreaming of a Rocky Mountains Wedding in Canada? How about our Banff Elopement Package?
The Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and touted by National Geographic Magazine as one of the 50 places to see before you die!
You won’t find a more stunning place for your elopement and/or wedding portraits in the Rocky Mountains.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list location, and we know how to deliver an unforgettable day of mountains, mindfulness, and magic!
We take the stress out of getting there for you.
For your Banff elopement, we’ll pick you up at your hotel, entertain you with local stories (including how I was stalked by a mountain lion!) share our knowledge of the area and take you to some of the most amazing locations both on and off the beaten track.
We’ll bring our studio lighting on location with you to bathe you in gorgeous light and create mouth-watering pictures of you worthy of the term “art”.
Worried that you will feel awkward in front of the camera at your Rocky Mountains Wedding in Canada? You can relax.
We know just what to do!
We’ve mastered stagecraft, posing, and lighting to bring out your best. When I show you on the back of my camera how amazing you look, you’ll be sold!
And all the while you’ll be enjoying the beauty, drinking in the tranquility, and sharing in the excitement of being someplace so special.
Your time with us will be so much more than a portrait session. Your Banff elopement will be a true Canadian experience.
Your Banff Elopement Package includes your Canadian Rocky mountains wedding ceremony, a canoe outing on one of the area’s gorgeous lakes, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, a gourmet picnic and Mountain Glamour photography sessions throughout the day.
Elopement location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Elopement length: 8 hours
Meeting point: Pick up at your Banff or Canmore hotel
Participants: 2 guests can join apart from the couple
Children can come, but it can be a long day for them
Sightseeing: Banff National Park area, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Lake Minnewanka.
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers.
Available: June, July, August, September, October
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
Meet your Banff elopement photographers for your Rocky Mountains Wedding in Canada
Troy and I are like Hobbits. We love nature, animals, simple pleasures like watching the weather change, the smell of a campfire, a good beer and a tasty meal after an exhilarating day of skiing or hiking.
We discovered Banff while planning our own destination wedding. We lived in Los Angeles at the time. It was love at first sight!
I cried all the way home after our wedding! I didn’t want to leave. As it turns out, I didn’t have to. Troy finished his PhD and was offered a position teaching at Mt. Royal University in Calgary. We relocated here from L.A. and never looked back.
That was in 2007. Since then, our family has grown—2 kids, 3 dogs and 4 cats later, our Hobbit Hole is a chaotic mess of love and fur. Every day we marvel at our good fortune to live and work in such beauty. It’s an artist’s dream.
I think that having a Rocky Mountains Wedding in Canada is one of the most romatic ways to get married. That’s why we created this Banff Elopement Package for you.
When I connect with a couple planning a Rocky Mountains wedding, I get goosebumps.
I know they are in for an experience of a lifetime.
We get it. We’ve been there ourselves. And we can’t wait to show you why we love it here.
We specialize in showcasing couples in the majestic mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and beautiful destinations around the world. We are internationally recognized as some of the best portraiture and wedding photography professionals in the industry.
We’ve been awarded,
“Best Photographers in Banff” —Lux Wedding Awards
“Best Wedding Photography Team: Canadian Rockies” —Global Wedding Awards and have
43 International awards for outstanding photography from the best associations in the industry.
If you are looking for personalized attention, one-of-a-kind artistry and a curated adventure of a lifetime from talent at the top of the industry— look no further!
We’ll show you the Rocky Mountains from a locals perspective and design the Banff elopement day of your dreams for you.
Banff Elopement - Sample Itinerary for your Rocky Mountains Wedding
Example Banff Elopement Full-Day Itinerary for your Rocky Mountains Wedding in Canada
12:00pm Troy and I pick you up at your hotel in Banff or Canmore.
12:30 pm Meet with your Officiant at the ceremony location.
12:45-1:15pm Rocky Mountains Wedding ceremony or vow exchange with stunning, mountain scenery. (The ceremony is not necessary if you are interested only in wedding portraits)
1:30 pm Champagne toast—because it’s time to celebrate!
1:45-3:00 pm Head to second location. Enjoy a canoe outing on one of the beautiful lakes in the area. Troy and I capture stunning landscape images of you while you’re on the lake sipping champagne, enjoying some snacks and relaxing.
3-5:30pm Begin sightseeing tour around Lake Minnewanka. High chance of seeing big horn sheep, elk, and possibly even a black or grizzly bear! Stop at various vistas along the drive for Mountain Glamour portraits of your Banff Elopement.
6pm Optional Stop in beautiful Harvie Heights for BBQ dinner.
For dinner, you will have the choice to have a rustic picnic in the great outdoors, a 90 min. break to eat at one of the local restaurants or a bbq and home-cooked meal in our own backyard. We will be fast friends by the end of the day, and we would love to welcome you to our home if you desire.
7:30 -9pm Sightseeing in the Canmore area with several stops at some of the most iconic locations for your Rocky Mountains wedding portraits. Ex. Canmore Engine Bridge, Three Sisters viewpoint, Quarry Lake.
9:30pm End our day at one of the local brewpubs for a craft beer tasting. (Optional)
10:30pm We deliver you to your hotel exhausted by completely exhilarated from an unforgettable Banff elopement day.
Banff Elopement - Comments about your Rocky Mounains Wedding in Canada
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your Banff elopement, the itinerary of your Rocky Mountains wedding in Canada might be adjusted
We want you to enjoy your Rocky Mountains Wedding and take advantage of the best weather possible. If the photographers and clients have availability within 2 days of your original Banff elopement date, it will be possible to reschedule.
You can include a wedding ceremony or vow renewal, or we can use all the time for activities and portrait sessions. The Banff National Park is a world-class destination, and couples travel from all parts of the planet to work with us to create one-of-a-kind Rocky mountains wedding pictures.
When you book your Banff elopement, we will have a consultation where you can tell me all about yourselves and your ideal vision for the perfect day. I will go over all your options for locations, and together we will curate your adventure.
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We are proud to be allies of the LGBTQ+ community. We support the inclusiveness of all people regardless of their race, religion, sexual identity and orientation.
Your Banff Elopement Package includes
Transportation from your Canmore/ Banff area hotel to all your Rocky Mountains Wedding activity locations*
Champagne toast for you and your guests
Local Expertise: During your Banff elopement will take you to special places you wouldn’t find on your own. We know where to go to avoid crowds, in case of bad weather, and when to be there for the best light possible.
Photography services included in your Banff Elopement Package:
Two photographers. We are a husband and wife team. Together we can capture a wide variety of angles and perspectives.
Studio Lighting on location. Lighting is essential to create gorgeous pictures that stand out and scream PROFESSIONAL. We have the expertise and equipment to create beautiful pictures in any situation, any kind of weather. Anywhere.
Creative Stylization & Artisan Edits
Your Rocky Mountains Wedding pictures will have the polished look of a luxury magazine.
Sneak peek for you to share on your social media within 48hrs! (up to 3 images)
High-Resolution Digital files delivered on-line within 6 weeks of your Banff Elopement
Personal online gallery
We want you to be comfortable and happy, so refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout your Rocky Mountains Wedding day.
Your Banff Elopement Package excludes
Travel to and from the Banff & Lake Louise area from your hometown.
Travel to the Canmore & Banff area from Calgary or Lake Louise. (This can be added for an additional charge)
Banff Park Pass
Guests meals are an additional expense.
Banff Elopement Packlist - What to bring to your Rocky Mountains Wedding?
Warm jacket or raincoat ( we provide umbrellas if the weather calls for rain)
Hiking boots for the trail
Dress shoes, if desired
Small backpack to store your items.
Wedding rings, vows & wedding certificate if you are having a ceremony
Banff Elopement Tipps & Infos for your Rocky Mountains Wedding
The Banff National Park is a world-class destination and over 4 million people visit each year, mostly during the summer months. I strongly suggest making your travel arrangement for your Banff Elopement as early as possible to avoid disappointment while planning your Rocky Mountains Wedding.
Getting to Banff for your Rocky Mountains Wedding:
The nearest international airport is in Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC).
Car rentals are available at the airport as well as airport shuttles that connect to Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise areas.
Airport shuttles to Banff/Lake Louise cost around $78 CAD each way per adult.
Shuttles run from Calgary to Banff from 10am -22:30pm
Banff to Calgary from 5am-19:30pm
The Roam buses connect Canmore to Banff. The fee is $6 each way.
* These prices and times are based on 2023 rates and are subject to change.
Demand is high for shuttle spaces during peak season. I strongly suggest renting a car.
Where to stay?
Most visitors stay in the Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise area.
Here are the distances and approx. travel times by car from Calgary:
Canmore, 104 km, 70 min.
Banff, 128 km, 90min.
Lake Louise, 182 km, 2 hrs.
Buses run daily and often between Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore and Calgary.
Once you arrive in the Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise area, we will chauffeur you from your hotel to all the activity locations during your Banff Elopement, so you can relax and enjoy the view.
Weather during your Rocky Mountains Wedding
The weather in the mountains is always changing! You can expect rain and/ or snow in any season! The warm season lasts from June to early Oct. with an average daily high temperature above 60F and into the 30s at night.
During the summer season, we suggest bringing hats, gloves and warm jackets. The temperature drops quickly once the sun goes down, and wind on the lake can be chilly! Hiking boots or comfortable shoes are a must. You can change into dress shoes once on location.
Banff Elopement Package - Addons
Guests (up until 2 persons) can come at 40 USD extra charge and will get drinks, snacks & dinner