Wanting to say your vows in the majestic Canadian Rockies? Have a Lake Louise Elopement Wedding in Alberta!
Lake Louise, with its ultra-turquoise waters and rugged peaks, is one of the most spectacular places you will ever experience. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been featured on the cover of National Geographic’s 50 Place to See before you DIE year after year.
Your Lake Louise elopement wedding ceremony along its shores will be unforgettable and the pictures we make will blow you away! Your Lake Louise Elopement Wedding Package includes your wedding ceremony along the lake, a hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers, and a Mountain Glamour photography session.
Elopement location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Elopement length: 10-12 hours
Meeting point: We will pick you up at your hotel
Participants: 4 guests can join apart from the couple
The hike and full day experience may be to long and rigorous for small children. Exceptions can be made for Older children, 12 yo and up or if the parents think their children can handle a long day
Experience: hiking along rugged peaks with views of glaciers, Lake Louise Elopement ceremony with officiant, glamour photoshoot in the mountains
Sightseeing: Banff National Park area, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Plain of Six Glaciers
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers. During any season it is important to have warm clothes as the temperature can change rapidly. Comfortable shoes are a must. You can change into fancy shoes once on location. During your Lake Louise elopement photoshoot, we will aim to keep you warm and comfortable. You will be moving in and out of your jackets as necessary during the shoot.
Available: June, July, August, September
Recommended month: September
Activity level: Moderate – Few hours hike or walk. You need a moderate level of fitness. The first 3.3km of the Plain of Six Glaciers hike is almost perfectly flat along the beautiful shores of Lake Louise. Once you reach the end of Lake Louise, the trail starts a slow, but steady incline for the final 4kms.
Meet your Lake Louise Elopement Photographers in Alberta
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 the Canadian Rockies are the most romantic place to get married. That’s why we created this Lake Louise Elopement WeddingPackage for you.
When I connect with a couple planning an elopement wedding at Lake Louise, 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 Banff from a locals perspective and design the Lake Louise elopement of your dreams for you.
Lake Louise Elopement Wedding - Itinerary
This is just a sample itinerary for a Lake Louise elopement wedding, with a hike to Plain of the Six Glaciers in June-Sept.
11:00 am Shirleen & Troy, your Lake Louise elopement photographers, will pick you up at your hotel in the Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise area.
12:00pm Meet with your Officiant and decide on a elopement ceremony location along the lake.
12:30 pm Wedding ceremony or vow exchange with stunning, mountain scenery.*
*The ceremony is not necessary if you are interested only in wedding portraits.
1pm Champagne toast—because it’s time to celebrate!
1:30pm-3pm Wedding portraits along the lake.
3-5:30pm Hike along the lake and into the Plain of Six Glaciers Valley.
Mountain Glamour Portrait sessions along the way at scenic vistas along the route.
5:30 -6:30pm Rest at the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea Hut.
6:30-8:30pm Hike back to Lake Louise.
9pm End of your Lake Louise Elopement. We will return you to your hotel. Exhilarated, happy and newly-wed!
Lake Louise Elopement Wedding - Comments
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your Lake Louise Elopement, the itinerary might be adjusted.
We want you to enjoy your experience and take advantage of the best weather possible. If the photographers and clients have availability within 2 days of the event date, it will be possible to reschedule.
The Plain of Six Glaciers hike is gorgeous from start to finish. It is not necessary to do the hike all the way to the Tea Hut. We can turn around at any point and still have multiple beautiful vistas to take advantage of for your wedding portraits.
A canoe paddle on Lake Louise can be added to your Lake Louise Elopement Package at an additional charge.
Lunch at the Tea Hut can be included.
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 Lake Louise Elopement Package includes
Transportation from your hotel to all activity locations of your Lake Louise Elopement (Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise area Hotels)
Champagne toast for you and your guests
Local Expertise: We 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 at your Lake Louise Elopement:
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 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 Lake Louse Elopement
Personal on-line gallery
Your Lake Louise Elopement Package does not include
Travel to and from the Banff & Lake Louise area from your hometown.
Banff Park Pass
Meals: Guests are encouraged to pack sandwiches and snacks if not adding one of our meal add-on options to your Lake Louise Elopement Package.
Lake Louise Elopement in Alberta - What to bring?
Warm jacket or raincoat
Hiking boots for the trail
Dress shoes, if desired
Water & snacks
Small backpack to store your items.
Wedding rings, vows & wedding certificate for your Lake Louise Elopement ceremony
Your Lake Louise Elopement Wedding - How to prepare?
Getting to Banff for your Lake Louise Elopement 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.
Where to stay during your Lake Louise Elopement?
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 adventure, so you can relax and enjoy the view.
Weather during your Lake Louise Elopement
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.
Despite it being summer, we suggest bringing hats, gloves and warm jackets to your Lake Louise Elopement. 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. The trails around the lake are smooth and well-maintained.
Hiking during your Lake Louise Elopement Wedding:
The Plain of Six Glaciers Hike is one of the most beautiful in the Banff National Park. The wedding pictures we can create there will be one-of-a-kind and absolutely stunning!
Our journey will begin at the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The first 3 km of the hike follows the same trail as the Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail, an easy paved trail with scenic views of the Chateau, lake mountains and glaciers. Along the way, you see massive glaciers and possibly hear the rumble of distant avalanches as the glaciers shift. Rivers, waterfalls, cliffs, wild flowers and wildlife will be plentiful. The trail ends at the historic Plain of Six Glaciers Tea Hut, a colorful rustic 3 story cabin where we can enjoy a cup of tea, slice of chocolate cake or traditional scones with jam and cream. These treats are made in the stone oven of the hut and made all the more delicious by the remoteness and exertion of our efforts!
Along the way we will take breaks to rest, admire the views and of course, make unforgettable wedding pictures of you.
We will turn around at the hut, or sooner if you desire, and head back to the Chateau Lake Louise.
You will be responsible for carrying your own small backpack with personal items, as we will have our hands full with our camera gear and lighting kit.
Distance: The round-trip distance of the Plain of Six Glaciers trail is 14.6km (one-way distance of 7.3km).
Elevation Gain: The total elevation gain you’ll encounter along the Six Glaciers Trail is 588m. There is virtually no elevation gain for the first 3.3km, but you’ll gain roughly 500m over the last 4km (for an average of 125m elevation gain per 1km on this leg).
Difficulty: The first 3.3km of the Plain of Six Glaciers hike is almost perfectly flat along the beautiful shores of Lake Louise. Once you reach the end of Lake Louise, the trail starts a slow, but steady incline for the final 4km.
Duration: It should take a typical adult about 4 hours to hike the full round-trip distance of the Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail. We’ve done it in as little as 3h 30m.
Lake Louise Elopement Package - Add-Ons
Guests (up until 4 persons) can come at no extra charge. They will be responsible for their own transportation.