I love when couples find creative & fun ways to include their dogs in their wedding day.

We are lucky to have some amazing dog friendly wedding locations in recent years making it possible for you to have your dog as your ring bearer and be with you for photos. Dogs can't be present for the reception but they are welcome for your outdoor ceremony.

A few dog friendly wedding venues are Emerald Lake Lodge, Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Silvertip and Creekside Villa.

For a lot of couples travelling with their dog just isn't a possibility so I love the creative ways they found to include them in their wedding day. I loved this table that included both wedding favours for their human guests and treats for their guests to take home to their dogs. So thoughtful.

This wedding cake made by Kake by Darci had an adorable little surprise on the back of the cake. A little replicia of their dog digging into their cake. So funny!

This elegant dessert table by Whippt included a doggie cake topper and "doggie bags" for guests to take treats home.

If you can't incorporate your dog in photos on your wedding day then including your dog in your engagement portrait is the next best thing.

I always suggest to brides that they bring along easy to slip on flats for walking around for photos. These Custom Vans would be perfect! Did you know you can get Vans custom made with your own photos, custom colours and embroidery? I love the idea of getting Vans with your dog's photo on them.

This couple travelled from Germany and brought a photo of their dog along with them to include in photos.


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing intimate weddings & elopements in Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since we moved to Banff in 2004. I lived in the mountains for 17 years before moving to Calgary in 2021. On days off you'll find me spending time with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.