Kendra & Jenelle are the kind of people who welcome you warmly with hugs upon first meeting. We felt honoured to witness their intimate wedding elopement. These two beautiful & bold women braved the icy cold rain to share their vows outside amongst the beauty of Emerald Lake. It is a day I will never forget. Their vows to each other were so personal & heartfelt that we all felt lumps in our throats. It was a reminder of the honour we are given when we get to witness these moments. Kendra & Jenelle were so present all day. They took in the beauty of Emerald Lake and the serenity and peace that the rain brought with it. The mountains were dressed in scarves of fog and it felt cozy and romantic as we walked around the lake. The sounds of their water logged dresses kept us laughing. It was a very inspiring day for me. I love getting to create photographs that I haven't created before and Kendra & Jenelle were bold and up for anything despite their bare skin dripping with icy rain and their trains dipped in glacier waters.

Their wedding officiant Hans read some beautiful words for Jenelle & Kendra. I was in love with this excerpt that Hans shared especially for their ceremony;

an excerpt from “No Matter The wreckage” An origin Story by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye

But I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you, and I choose both.

I want to share every single one of your sunshines and save some for later.

I will tuck them into my pockets so I can give them back to you when the rains fall hard.

I want to be the mirror that reminds you to love yourself.

I want to be air in your lungs that reminds you to breathe easy.

When the walls come down -when the thunder rumbles -

when nobody else is home, hold my hand -and I promise -I won’t let go”.

That Just Married feeling!


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing weddings & elopements in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since 2004 and feel very lucky to call this place home. I live in Canmore with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.