When we arrived at Emerald Lake there was a soft snowfall falling that quickly changed into a "very wet snow" as Kate's father described it. But Kate and Sia came prepared with clear umbrellas and hearty guests who were all thrilled to get to witness Kate & Sia become Mr & Mrs. Their heartfelt, tear inspiring, joy filled day was filled with warmth and laughter. It was very appropriate that we adventured out in canoes before the ceremony because one of the first things that Kate and Sia did when they started dating was head out on an epic canoe trip that involved portaging with broken gear that they repaired with ropes so it was built into their story together.

The view from their honeymoon cabin was this peaceful scene.

Kate's family hung these twinkle lights so beautifully in Cilantro. They created the perfect atmosphere.


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 2 rescue dogs Mabel & Olive.