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Banff Engagement Photos: Bulldogs and Sexy Red Satin!

What do bulldogs and sexy red satin have in common?   Adrienne and Elie and their Banff engagement photos! I love animals…dogs, cats, koala bears, dragons… You name it. I love it. There isn’t a day that goes by when I’m on my computer editing that I don’t have to move some animal out of my way to see the screen. So when Adrienne and Elie called me and asked if I would include their 2 bulldogs, Diesel and Breeze, […]

Winter Elopement in Banff National Park

Winter Elopement in Banff National Park

Jessica & Ben’s Wild, Winter Elopement in the Banff National Park Click to start the video. Jessica & Ben wanted to get married on their own terms.  They wrote their vows themselves.  They declined to have a wedding commissioner or minister do the honors. There were no guests, no fanfare, no fuss, no stress. Just the natural beauty of the mountains in the park as the “venue” and Troy and myself as their witnesses.   There is power in simplicity, in being […]

Fairmont Banff Springs Shotgun Wedding

Fairmont Banff Springs Shotgun Wedding!

Fairmont Banff Springs Shotgun wedding! This wedding was recently featured by Calgary Bride magazine.  You can read the article here: http://www.calgarybride.ca/ins…     Click to watch the video highlights of Donna & Matt’s Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding. Weddings are exciting events in and of themselves, but Donna & Matt had an even bigger surprise planned for their family than just getting married! When Donna and Matt contacted us about being the photographers for their wedding at the Fairmont Banff Springs, they had […]

Cuba Destination Wedding

Cuba Destination Wedding Video. Click to watch! Cuba is exotic, hot, left behind and lost in time.   The perfect place for a sultry destination beach wedding. Rob & Crystal treated their family and friends to a unique wedding experience at the all-inclusive resort, The Warwick Cayo Santa Maria, on a small island off the coast of Northern Cuba. The cayos (keys) make up a larger archipelago that is part of a protected marine sanctuary called the Jardines del Rey (The King’s Garden). […]

Wedding in Cuba: bride and groom Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba by Burnett Photography

Cuban Wedding of Rob & Crystal

Cuba Wedding in Cayo Santa Maria Click to watch teaser video: Rob & Crystal Lenhert were married on Jan 2, 2017 at the Warwick Cayo Santa Maria Resort in Cuba, and what an adventure it was for everyone! This was Troy and my first visit to Cuba.  We were not disappointed. Cuba is an island lost in time and left behind by the internet, cell phones and many other staples of life that we have come to take for granted.   It was […]

Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding of Rhea & Jeff

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the perfect romantic backdrop for the intimate wedding of Rhea & Jeff.  Who doesn’t want to get married in a castle? The couple had traveled from Saginaw, Michigan in the U.S.A. along with an intimate group of family to celebrate their nuptials in the beautiful Bow Valley of Alberta,Canada. And what a journey it had been—one of the couple’s family members  had to take “planes, trains & automobiles” so to speak, to get to the […]

Lake Moraine Portrait Session

Lake Moraine is a beautiful place to get married or have a portrait session.  Watch highlights from our day in this video: Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in the Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.  It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). It is beautiful. Troy and I have been fortunate to have had our share of weddings, elopements and engagement sessions […]

Wedding Anniversary Portrait Tour in Banff National Park

Wedding anniversary photo tour in Banff, AB  Banff wedding photographers, Troy & Shirleen Burnett, Burnett Photography.   Sarah & Yudong are still newly weds at heart.   After 20 years of marriage they can’t get enough of each other! Being a wedding photographer, it is refreshing to see this other side of marriage—the calm and natural feel of a love that has withstood the test of time. The ease and gentleness that are the graceful results of decades being together. We took these lovebirds on a […]

Photo booth Mayhem with Banff wedding photographers, Burnett Photography

Photo Booth Adds Priceless Entertainment to Wedding Reception!

Photo Booth for Katie & Justin’s Wedding Reception at The Rimrock Hotel in Banff, AB. Watch the fun in this short movie: Photo booths are a fun way to energize a wedding reception and galvanize your guests into laughter and mayhem.   Bride and groom, Katie & Justin, along with their friends and family, had a blast donning silly accessories, Star Wars masks and mullet wigs at their wedding celebration held at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff. For 2 hours, I had the pleasure of […]

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Spectacular Summer Wedding in Canmore

Jaclyn & Andrew’s Mountain Wedding at Beautiful Quarry Lake in Canmore, Alberta. Watch highlights from the day: Jaclyn and Andrew pledged themselves to each other in a scenic meadow filled with wildflowers just above Quarry Lake in Canmore on July 22,2016.  Locals of the area know that it has been a wet summer, but that Saturday the rain did not fall.  The sky, dark and dramatic, held its peace. The ceremony was officiated by Canmore local wedding commissioner Pam Barrett  who smiled and laughed […]

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Lake Moriane Engagement Session

Lake Louise is ridiculously beautiful. Lake Moraine is even more so! Lake Louise photographers have their jobs made easy by the perfect mountain backdrops found here.   In good weather or bad, the views always have something to offer. Today, it is perfect.   There is a sky so blue that it’s hard to believe it is real.  The sun is shining on the lake creating millions of tiny reflections, which sparkle like diamonds in the water. Troy and I […]

Banff Wedding at the Rimrock Hotel

Intimate wedding at the Rimrock, Banff AB

Rob & Elaine’s Rimrock Wedding, Banff, AB   It was a soggy Monday in the second week of July when I got a call from a client whose brother -in-law was getting married that Saturday and he hadn’t booked a photographer.  She wanted to give him a wedding  photography package as a gift and wanted to know if I was available.  I hadn’t booked a wedding for that date since I knew Troy was racing in the 24hrs. of Adrenaline Mt. Bike race, […]

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Canmore Wedding of Zoe & Mike

Canmore Wedding of Zoe & Mike Watch highlights from their wedding:   Michael & Zoe were married on July 9, 2016 at the Our Lady of the Rockies church in Canmore, AB.   A congenial and ever smiling Father Wilbert Chin Jon presided over the ceremony giving the newly weds his blessing along with sound advice on not just being “in love” but partaking of “heroic love”.  The kind of love that understands that relationships aren’t always convenient but can be […]

Canmore Embody Pilates

Pilates on the Go! Go!

Canada Day in Canmore   There is no better harbinger of summer than a good holiday parade.  Canada Day or the Fourth of July—it’s all one when you’re a Yank living in Canada as Troy and I are! We had a great time photographing the parade with the staff and supporters of the Embody Pilates Studio in Canmore.  Bonny-Lynn Russell, with the help of very strong family and friends, loaded a flatbed trailer with signature Pilates equipment—Wunda Chair, Reformer and Cadillac— […]

Canmore’s One White Wall Project comes to an end.

Canmore says goodby to Elevation Gallery’s One White Wall Project     Joe Martin’s installation of “The Dating Game” brings to an end the fabulous One White Wall project by Elevation Gallery in Canmore, AB. A heartfelt thank you to Cheryl Baxter and her wonderful staff for creating the project and seeing it through 24 art installations! Sincerely, Shirleen Burnett

A Song for Lake Louise

    Opera Singer Ericka Lee Sings Live at Lake Louise. Ericka Lee has the voice of an angel. You can hear for yourself in the video above. When she contacted me to do a portrait session while she sang at Lake Louise I was enchanted.  I thought that she would be performing at a show taking place in the area, but she was here on a much more intimate endeavor.  She had never been to the Canadian Rockies, but […]

Elopement in the heart of Kananaskis

Intimate Elopement in Kananaskis Country

 Intimate Elopement deep in the heart of  Kananaskis Country. By Banff Wedding Photographers, Burnett Photography.     If you have ever seen the movie Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins, then you have a good idea of where Troy and I travelled last weekend to shoot an intimate wedding for Cora and Kory Woodbury visiting from Washington, Utah.  This laid back, easy going couple wanted an escape from the noise and hustle of everyday life.  A simple […]

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Beach Wedding published by Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada

A beach wedding covered by Banff wedding photographers, Troy & Shirleen Burnett, was published by the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada. The happy couple, Chris & Basia,  got married on the beach of the beautiful Majestic Elegance Resort a year ago today! Troy and I want to add our 1 year anniversary congratulations to the many others from loved ones of the happy couple. I am happy to announce that they are expecting to add a baby girl to their […]

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10 funky things to do with your dress after the wedding.

Bridal gowns are gorgeous works of art. My memories of trying on bridal gowns with my mother and my sister are still precious and vivid after 12 years.  I remember seeing myself in a mirror in the gown I finally decided on and breaking down in tears. It was only then that it hit me—the significance of my single life ending —the chapter of my life most familiar to me— and another, exciting yet foreign, chapter beginning.  It made the whole surreal experience of […]

Trash the Dress, Destination weddings, Punta Cana, Burnett Photography

The Pros & Cons of Trash the Dress session.

Trash the dress sessions are becoming more and more popular.  For most beach destination weddings it seems to be a must; the appeal of a sunset portrait at the ocean’s edge is just too much to pass up when in the tropics.  I find even here in the Canadian Rockies,  brides & grooms are showing interest in a “Day After” portrait session, which is a more linguistically friendly term than “trash the dress”.  Is a “day after” portrait session right for you?  Here are […]

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