Based in Canmore, Alberta just outside Banff National Park, I love to film weddings. It's my thing, and I've shot over 300 weddings since 2005. Find out more about the person behind Ring Tail Films here.
I am a regular at the magical Moraine Lake in Banff for weddings and elopements. This place is famous for a reason.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise provides a venue big enough for a large wedding, but also has stunning lake and mountain views.
Banff has a number of excellent locations for elopements, larger weddings and hiking elopements.
Our home town on the edge of Banff National Park! No travel fees for filming here, some great locations for weddings, elopements and even heli-elopements.
Lots of opportunities for elopements, hiking elopements, or larger weddings at Kananaskis Village in a stunning area of the Canadian Rockies.
I am still frequently in Calgary for weddings, and lived and filmed here for 10 years before moving to Canmore.
Emerald Lake Lodge provides beautiful accommodation and excellent food on the shores of the stunning Emerald Lake.
A warmer, drier climate makes Invermere an excellent choice for weddings and elopements.
You can't get more epic and mountain top than the top of Kicking Horse for a wedding. Unless you add in a helicopter ride ;)
A quieter national park than Banff, but still stunning. Plenty of options for an elopement or wedding.
A classic mountain ski town. Revelstoke has a lot to offer as a mountain wedding or elopement location.
Located a short drive away near Nordegg on the David Thompson Highway. Rockies Heli has some stunning terrain outside of Banff National Park for a helicopter elopement.
I love mountain weddings and elopements! One of the main reasons I moved to Calgary from England was because of the Rocky Mountains. And then I did one better and moved from Calgary to Canmore. I spend most of my free time hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and backcountry skiing. So it’s always a dream when I can combine work with pleasure and video a mountain wedding or an adventurous hiking elopement.
We have some world class mountain scenery near Calgary, with mountain towns such as Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Invermere, Revelstoke and Golden all being a short drive away and we are fully licensed to shoot weddings in Banff National Park. I would love to do some more adventurous weddings or elopements here in Banff National Park too… I love weddings that require hiking in, helicopter access, etc. You can make your wedding or elopement as adventurous as you want and I will be right there doing what it takes to film the action. Rain or shine. Sun or snow. Handwarmers or shorts. Haha.
Some of the venues I am a regular at are: Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper Park Lodge, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Kicking Horse, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Eagle Ranch Golf Course in Invermere and the Silvertip Resort and Malcom Hotel in Canmore.
I've been filming weddings for 16 years, and my best guess is that I have now filmed more than 300. So needless to say I have some experience up my sleeve when it comes to being in the right place at the right time. I prefer to capture the wedding day as naturally as possible, without a lot of stop/start instruction and direction. That makes for a much more natural 'you' on camera, and a much better wedding video while also allowing you to feel less self-conscious and have more fun on your wedding day.
Me staying warm(ish) during a winter elopement
I am not a fan of being this side of the camera...but here you go! Haha