Vanessa and Dan planned a dream Canadian bucket list trip that included a train from Vancouver, time in Jasper, a stay in Lake Louise and travelling up to the Northwest Terriorities to watch the Northern Lights and go dog sledding. It wasn't long before they realized that this adventurous trip would be the perfect time and place to say "I do". On the shores of a frozen Lake Louise with a perfect snowfall creating a winter wonderland these two Australians shared their beautiful vows with each other and officially became Mr & Mrs.

Lisa from Mountain Bride did an incredible job helping Vanessa & Dan plan their winter wonderland elopement in the Canadian Rockies from all the way in Australia. On the day of their wedding when the hair & make-up stylist ended up in the ditch and their day needed to be re-scheduled Lisa contacted all of the vendors involved in the wedding and was able to get everyone to agree to a later schedule while keeping everyone calm. Lisa also asked me where she could stand during the ceremony so she wouldn't be in the background of their photographs and when it was determined that the only spot was in knee deep snow Lisa didn't hesitate and jumped right that is dedication!

Patrick Smiley their wedding officiant actually created these sweet little vow booklets for Vanessa & Dan to read from during their ceremony.


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.