Picture this scene. In a beautiful room at a mountain hotel, you take one final look in the mirror at your perfect dress before picking up your bouquet. Down the hallway you go, before stepping out into wide blue skies and sheer mountains sparkling with crisp white snow. After you’ve said “I do,” a gondola whisks you to the top of the mountain. There, you and your love spend some time capturing romantic moments in the perfect stillness of the magical surroundings.
This scene is a reality for brides who spend their wedding day in the areas surrounding Banff, high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. There are so many elements that come together to create the perfect day for couples here. One of these elements is selecting the best location for your portraits with your Banff wedding photographer.
If you’re looking for unique wedding photos and an unforgettable experience, look no further.
Take in the spectacular views
Plenty of hotels have beautiful gardens, but who needs manufactured nature when you’ve got panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains?
From the ceremony to the photos, you won’t be short of spots to choose from. In fact, you’ll probably have a hard time deciding on just a couple of locations for your portraits!
The scenery around Banff is not just picture-perfect, it’s very still and quiet. So you can get away from the hustle and bustle and grab a few moments to really take it all in on your wedding day.
Your Banff wedding photographer will be able to suggest the perfect locations for you. Just take a look at these shots from Sulphur Mountain, and you’ll get the idea!
Do a winter wedding
Lots of people are sun worshippers, which is understandable. But there is an undeniably romantic quality to a winter wedding, something for which Banff is ideally suited!
With the white snow creating clean lines and the crystal water of places like Vermillion Lakes reflecting the light, your winter wedding portraits will look like a real-life fairytale.
If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to throw a beautiful fur shawl over your shoulders for that extra touch of class in your wedding album!
Go on an adventure!
Not all brides were made for four-inch heels – some of us still like to get down and dirty in the outdoors, even in a white dress!
Why not take a gondola ride (or even a hike) to reach unique locations for your wedding portraits and take in some fresh mountain air. Whether you’re eloping, having an intimate gathering, or a big bash, it’s important that the two of you take a little while to yourselves and really soak up the moment. Your Banff wedding photographer will be on hand to capture it all.
With your love by your side, you’ll get the photos you dreamed of and an experience to remember forever.
Enjoy a beautiful venue
Banff wedding photographers may spend a lot of time outdoors, but luckily there are plenty of beautiful venues around for some indoor shots, too.
Look out for venues with terraces so you can take in the bracing scenery in the sunlight during the day and stargaze as the night goes on.
For example, the photographs in this piece show the wonderful Sky Bistro at the top of Sulphur Mountain, overlooking the town of Banff. What better place to spend your big day, gazing out onto that view!
Also featured in this shoot:
Planning & Design by Moments by Madeleine | Floral Design by Flowers By Janie | Videography by Castano Films | Bridal Boutique Blush + Raven | Venue: Banff Gondola|Sky Bistro | Wedding Cake by Bake My Day | Stationary by Art + Alexander
If you’re planning a wedding in the locality and need a Banff wedding photographer, let’s talk!