I had the pleasure of spending the day with Amanda and Adam on a warm and sunny spring day as their Banff elopement photographer. The birds were singing and the breeze was gently blowing. It was the perfect day for an outdoor elopement in the Canadian Rockies!
An Intimate Elopement Ceremony in Spring
Spring is a wonderful time for an intimate elopement in Banff because the days are longer and sunnier, the valleys are coming back to life and there's still snow in the mountains. I met Amanda and Adam at their venue, The Honey Bear House, which is a small Bed & Breakfast perfect for an elopement such as this. Their first look was really heartwarming to watch, especially Adam's reaction when he saw his beautiful bride for the first time! The ceremony went off without a hitch thanks to Cheryl Cooper, our officiant that day.
Favourite Banff Elopement Photography Locations
With hardly any crowds this time of the year, we had all of my favourite Banff elopement photography locations to ourselves, which is a rare treat! We first stopped at the Mount Norquay Lookout to get some mountaintop views without having to hike or take the Banff Gondola. A group of bighorn sheep were casually strolling about in the field behind us and paid no attention to what we were doing! It's always a treat to include the local residents of Banff National Park in couple's wedding photos as a Banff elopement photographer!
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Afterwards, we drove to Surprise Corner overlooking the Banff Springs Hotel and got some classic Banff elopement photos with "The Castle". Amanda and Adam were a joy to photograph, so full of laughter and energy... it was quite contagious, and we had a wonderful time together cracking jokes and laughing. I was able to get a lot of candid photos of them laughing, kissing, and just hanging out and enjoying the scenery in Banff!
Snowy Mountains and Lush Valleys for This Spring Elopement in Banff
As a Banff elopement photographer with a background in landscape photography I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting locations for my couples. Oftentimes the same location can feel completely different with snow and the sun in a lower position in the sky such as during the early spring. I've been to the same locations countless times and it's amazing how different they can look at different times of the day and with the changing seasons.
The snowy Mount Rundle in the background made for some really great photos at the Mount Norquay Lookout. Amanda and Adam's spring elopement was a joy to photograph and I'm so glad that they chose me to be their Banff elopement photographer because I love photographing intimate weddings outdoors.
Vendors who made this day special
Venue: Honey Bear House B&B. | Officiant: Dr. Cheryl Cooper