Aaron & Ashley's weekly date together is going out for brunch so it was only natural that when it came time to plan their mountain wedding that it would be a brunch wedding. I have been struggling to put into words just how magical their day was. I met Aaron & Ashley at sunrise for photos before their ceremony and it was an experience I will never forget. Getting to see Banff in that early morning light and having it all to ourselves was like getting to experience it in an entirely new way. 

Banff at sunrise was nothing short of magical. Main street felt like a movie set with no one stirring. Everywhere we went we had the place to ourselves with just the sound of loons filling the air. I've never experienced a more peaceful wedding day.

I always love when couples find ways to have some moments alone together on their wedding day and I can't think of a more romantic morning than driving in your vintage car together through curvy mountain roads at sunrise before saying I do. 

Aaron & Ashley share a beautiful connection that is obvious the moment you meet them. Their tunnel mountain meadow ceremony was a lovely expression of that. Aaron's aunt officiated their wedding and Ashley's uncle sang and played guitar and left nearly everyone in tears. My favourite moment was when they invited everyone to be quiet and just experience the surroundings and the day with them and we could all hear the birds singing. 

Here is a tiny peek into their day.

There was a pants mix-up between the groom and his best man. That's bound to happen when you get dressed before sunrise.


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.