This Emerald Lake intimate elopement had all of my favourite things! Beautiful fall colour, the sweetest dogs, a beautiful blue wedding dress and word of a moose sighting at the lake. The weather had called for rain or possibly snow for Sam & Noah's wedding day but when we arrived it was a perfect fall day. The lake looked like glass with stunning accents of fall colour. It was a calm & peaceful day. I absolutely ADORE Sam & Noah's handsome puppy Hank and sweet 10 year old Maya. It was such a joy to have them there for the wedding. Sam & Noah met while working at the same horse stable which sounds like a movie love meeting to me. I was thrilled that they were given such a special day. Sam & Noah have an ease with each other which is lovely to be around. It was so joyful to witness these two say I do in such a stunning setting.

There was fireweed in bloom along the lakeshore and a dusting of fresh snow could be seen on the mountain peaks.

Handsome Hank wore a bow tie for the wedding.

Maya was the ringdog.

I love the way Noah is looking at his new ring.


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.