February 21, 2024

Adventurous Banff Engagement Photos | Lauren & Caleb

Engagements, Featured

I am a destination wedding + elopement photographer based in the Midwest but open to traveling anywhere your love story might take me! Thanks for being here on my little corner of the internet, stick around a while!



Over the summer I had the honor of capturing Lauren & Caleb’s adventurous Banff engagement photos. I’m originally from Canada, and I love any excuse to shoot back home, especially in Banff. It’s like this place has a piece of my heart. And guess what? On the same day as Lauren and Caleb’s session, I got engaged here too! It was such an incredible day filled with so much nostalgia!

If you’ve been considering capturing your engagement or elopement photos in Banff, here’s all you need to know to make it happen!

romantic banff engagement photos in a grassy field

Why Banff?

Whether you’re local to Banff or you’re considering traveling here for your session, you won’t regret it! It’s got these insane views that look like they’re straight out of a nature documentary. We’re talking about epic mountain backdrops, crystal clear lakes, and skies so big you won’t believe it.

Best Time for Banff Engagement Photos

Banff is beautiful all year round, so it’s really about the vibe you’d like for your engagement or elopement photos.

Spring is nice with warmer temperatures and snow-capped mountains, however, the weather often is a mixed bag. Summer is definitely a great option with longer days, blooming wildflowers and warm days, however, it’s also peak tourist season, so we’d need to find more secluded spaces to avoid the crowds.

Early fall is really beautiful with all the golden fall colors. The weather is cooler but still nice and it’s also less crowded than summer. But, you may often get early snowfalls and therefore higher elevations might be off-limits.

Winter is great if you’re after that winter wonderland vibe and want to include some fun winter activities into your session like skiing or skating. There are fewer people around, and we can also find indoor spaces for a very romantic, cozy session. The biggest downsides are that it can be VERY cold and that a lot of areas close for the season.

Banff Permits & Legal Requirements

If you want to capture Banff engagement photos or a couples session, you don’t need to get any permits yourself, but your photographer will need a separate business license.

However, if you’re planning a wedding or elopement, you will need to get a permit. If you’re having an intimate wedding or elopement of up to 20 people, you can get married pretty much anywhere. If you want a larger wedding, there are specific venues available for your big day.

Here’s all you need to know about the legal requirements and the application process! If you don’t want to deal with permits for Banff, you can also take photos in surrounding areas like Canmore or Kananaskis, which are just as beautiful!

To make your marriage legal, you will need an Alberta marriage license. You can check out all the specifics about acquiring one here!

romantic banff engagement photos in a grassy field

Client Love

“Cassie took our photos in Banff over the summer and to this day they are our absolute favorite photos of us. The whole photoshoot felt so comfortable and fun. I love her creative and aesthetic style. From start to finish, she demonstrated a level of professionalism and expertise that truly sets her apart. I couldn’t be more happy with our experience!! I wholeheartedly recommend Cassie Beth Photography to anyone seeking not just photographs, but works of art that will be cherished for a lifetime. Thank you for capturing moments that will be treasured for years to come.”

Let’s Capture Your Banff Engagement Photos Next!

Whether you’re staying local or traveling for your session, more than anything I want it to be an enjoyable, stress-free experience. I am lucky enough to already have some exciting travel adventures lined up for 2024! Take a peek into my upcoming travel schedule here. Want to book a session in any of these places? Reach out, and you won’t need to worry about any travel fees! 

So, if you’re dreaming of your own Banff engagement photos, let’s make it happen! You can learn more about me here! If it sounds like I’d be the perfect photographer for you, then inquire with me here. I’d love to hear from you!

blurred aesthetic engagement pic

Cassie Beth Photo | Destination Wedding Photographer

See more of these adventurous Banff engagement photos below!

caleb and lauren sitting in a grassy field
caleb and lauren wearing neutral engagement outfits for their banff engagement photos