Rocky Mountain Elopement | Alberta Hiking Wedding

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement - Alberta Hiking Wedding

Have you ever dreamt of an Rocky Mountain Elopement in Canada? If so, my Alberta Hiking Wedding Package is tailored just for you. It offers an experience that transcends the ordinary, celebrating the love you share while embarking on an unforgettable journey.

Your Elopement in Alberta offers an abundance of captivating reasons:

  • Spectacular Scenery: The Canadian Rockies are renowned for their stunning natural beauty. Towering mountains, crystal-clear lakes, lush forests, and awe-inspiring vistas create a picturesque backdrop for your elopement, ensuring breathtaking photographs and unforgettable memories.
  • Intimate Connection: The serenity of the mountains provides an intimate setting for your ceremony, allowing you to truly connect and focus on your love, away from the distractions of a traditional wedding.
  • Adventure and Romance: The Rockies offer a blend of adventure and romance. Whether you’re exchanging vows atop a mountain peak, beside a tranquil lake, or in a cozy mountain lodge, there’s an abundance of romantic and adventurous settings to choose from.
  • Privacy and Exclusivity: Eloping in the Canadian Rockies often means you’ll have the secluded and private elopement you desire, with only a few select witnesses or just the two of you.
  • Unpredictable Beauty: The mountain weather, though unpredictable, adds an element of excitement. The ever-changing weather patterns can lead to dramatic and unique photo opportunities.
  • Memorable Experiences: In addition to your ceremony, you can take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities available in the Rockies, such as hiking or wildlife watching, making your elopement an adventure-filled experience.
  • Local Culture: The towns and communities in the Rockies offer a rich local culture, from cozy mountain lodges to charming mountain towns, which can enhance your elopement experience.

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement promises a blend of lasting memories, intimacy, and adventure, ensuring an unforgettable experience. And I’m here to capture every cherished moment so you have these memories forever! If you’re eager to embark on this extraordinary journey amidst one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Together, we can transform your Alberta Hiking Wedding elopement into a timeless and enchanting chapter in your love story.

  • Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Elopement Length: 8h
  • Meeting point: Couple’s accommodation
  • Participants: 4 guests can join apart from the couple.
  • Child-Friendly Elopement: Children are welcome but keep in mind if planning a long hike it can be a long day for them
  • Dog-Friendly Elopement: Dogs should be on leash
  • Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
  • Experience: getting ready, first look, drive to a mountain lake, photoshoot, sunset hike, ceremony, golden hour photo session
  • Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers.
  • Available: June, July, August, September, October
  • Recommended months: June – October

Meet your Rocky Mountain Elopement Photographer in Alberta

meghadoering photogHi, I am Meghan!

With over a decade of experience as a wedding photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing the most precious moments for countless couples. My journey as a photographer has been a deeply rewarding one, as it allows me to do what I love most: connect with people and document their unique love stories, including those seeking a memorable Rocky Mountain Elopement.

Through my lens, I have witnessed the profound connection that binds couples together on their special day. Each wedding is a story waiting to be told, and I find joy in being the storyteller. My goal is to create a visual narrative that showcases the authentic emotions, love, and cherished moments that unfold on your wedding day, whether it’s amidst the breathtaking scenery of Alberta Hiking Wedding.

I believe in having my couples connect naturally to document the most raw moments, whether it’s exchanging vows atop a mountain peak or beside a tranquil lake.

When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me having all the coffee or enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. I love exploring new places, hiking in the mountains, camping, biking, or horseback riding—activities that perfectly complement an adventurous Elopement in Alberta.

But, perhaps the greatest joy in my life is spending quality time with my family. These moments are the heart of my inspiration, and they remind me of the significance of capturing the cherished memories that you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

I look forward to connecting with you and creating stunning photographic memories that reflect your unique love story, just as I have done for so many wonderful couples over the years, and what I value with my own family experiences.

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement - Itinerary

I personalize every Rocky Mountain Elopement Package to match each couple’s unique preferences, ensuring your Alberta Hiking Wedding in the heart of the Rockies aligns perfectly with your dreams.

Underneath you find a sample timeline for your Rocky Mountain Elopement in Kananaskis (near Canmore, Alberta) at sunset:

12:00 PM – Meet at your chosen accommodation for getting ready and detail photos.

1:00 PM – First look

1:30 PM – Head to a mountain lake at your selected location in Kananaskis.

2:30 PM – Arrive at a mountain lake in Kananaskis for photo spot #1.

3:00 PM – Savor a delightful picnic lunch by an alpine lake. (picnic can be added as an add-on)

4:00 PM – Head to the trailhead.

4:30 PM – Arrive at the trailhead to begin the sunset hike.

6:00 PM – Exchange vows and hold your ceremony in the golden light of the setting sun.

6:00 PM – Capture breathtaking couples’ portraits during golden hour.

8:00 PM – Elopement in Alberta photography concludes, and you hike back to the trailhead.

Please note that weekdays are preferred to experience a more private setting.

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement - Comments

There is possibility to reschedule the experience of your Alberta Hiking Wedding by +-2 days under the following conditions:

  • Heavy rainfall
  • Wildfires
  • Sickness

If bad weather (downpour) occurs in the chosen elopement spot, the location may be altered to make the best possible experience for you.

I am LGBTQ friendly and believe in embracing the diversity of all individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. All love is welcome!

Payment terms:

  • You have to book a 15% deposit to be able to get in touch with your local vendor.
  • Then 50% after the first videocall payable directly to your local vendor.
  • Final amount 1 month before your Elopement in Alberta.

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement Package includes

  • Up to 8 hours of photography coverage for your Rocky Mountain Elopement
  • Sneak peek gallery of up to 80 images within 3-5 days of your elopement
  • A full online gallery of 400+ high-resolution edited images delivered within 6-10 weeks of your Alberta Hiking Wedding
  • Unlimited downloads and printing rights to your photo gallery, with the option to purchase albums and prints
  • Planning and Timeline Guide (Includes local vendor recommendations for florists, makeup, etc.)
  • Photography Permits

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement Package does not include

  • Travel to/from any location
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks during your Alberta Hiking Wedding
  • Travel Insurance
  • Car rental
  • Hiking equipment
  • Parking or discovery pass

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement - Packlist

  • Plenty of water & snacks for both of you during your North Cascades elopement
  • Properly fitted backpacks
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Layers (at least one insulating & one weatherproof)
  • Gloves
  • Headlamps
  • Wedding attire
  • Accessories & details
  • Vow books & pens
  • Rings & ring boxes
  • 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
  • Sunscreen & bug spray for your Rocky Mountain Elopement

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement - Tips & Info

Getting to Canmore/Banff for your Rocky Mountain Elopement:

  • The nearest international airport is in Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC).
  • Car rentals are available at the international airport.

Where to stay on your Elopement in Alberta?

Most visitors stay in Canmore, Banff, or at the Kananaskis Lodge.

Here are the distances and approx. travel times by car from Calgary:

  • Canmore, 104 km, 70 min.
  • Banff, 128 km, 90 min.
  • Lake Louise, 182 km, 2 hrs

I strongly advise you to book your accommodation early as they book up fast and prices increase closer to your date.

No possibility to get legally married on your Rocky Mountain Elopement.

Your Rocky Mountain Elopement - Add-ons

Guests up to 4 persons can come at no extra charge on your Rocky Mountain Elopement. Your guests will need to provide their own accommodation and travel expenses including vehicle rental and food while attending your Alberta Hiking Wedding.

  • Bridal Hair & Make-up  on location – 400 USD
  • Guest Hair & Make-up on location – 100 USD/Per Person
  • Bridal Flower Bouquet – 250 USD/Per Piece
  • Small Flower Bouquet  – 150 USD/Per Piece
  • Boutonniere – 40 USD/Per Piece
  • Celebrant – 450 USD
  • Picnic Lunch  – picnic setup from a local vendor featuring charcuterie, fruits, and assorted snacks – 400 USD/Per Person
  • Additional Photography – 800 USD/Per Hour
  • Large Photobook – Custom engraved layflat 25+ photos, linen or leather cover:  600 USD/Per Item


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