I LOVED that Elissa & Brandon's rescue dog Tenzin was included in every part of their mountain wedding at the Banff Gondola!! Tenzin is the kind of dog that everyone immediately falls in love with. Her soulful eyes, calm demeanor and soft paw that she gives when she doesn't want you to stop petting her all make her so charming. Tenzin even rode the Banff Gondola as though it was something she had done before. Tenzin was an exceptional model for photos. Most of all I loved witnessing how gentle and caring Elissa and Brandon are with Tenzin. 

Elissa and Brandon's wedding in Banff was a reunion of loved ones and the opportunity for family to meet in person. Their stunning rooftop ceremony at the Banff Gondola was aglow in sunshine and mountain views. Tenzin slept on Elissa's dress as they shared their personal vows. 

Elissa and Brandon created a unique and personal experience by inviting their favourite band to play a concert for their reception. The tables were set up so that all the guests could take in the floor to ceiling mountain views in Sky Bistro. Sky Bistro made pies for Elissa and Brandon to cut.

I feel incredibly lucky to have witnessed such a heartfelt , stylish and memorable mountain wedding. It made my heart so happy!

Mountainscape Weddings helped Elissa & Brandon plan their destination mountain wedding week-end & created the florals for their day.


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.