Category : Weddings

Elopement by the shores of Lake Louise.

Fairmont Lake Louise Elopement

Fairmont Lake Louise Elopement Norma & Bill’s simple and sweet Fairmont Lake Louise Elopement.  Click on the video to watch highlights.   Norma & Bill wanted to be wed in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canada, by the emerald shores of Lake Louise and on the luscious grounds of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. They had traveled here from Kirkland, Washington to realize that dream. It was a simple & sweet ceremony officiated by Banff wedding commissioner, John Stutz.  Troy and I stood […]

Banff Wedding Photographer of the Year

Wedding Photographer of the Year nominations. Click to see this 40 sec.  video: Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 It was an absolute thrill and an honor to be nominated by Master Photographers International ( MPI) as this year’s Wedding Photographer of the Year along with master photographers Gina Yesnik also in Canada and Greg Moment in Poland.  The competition was stiff! Congratulations to my fellow nominees.  Both these photographers are crazy talented.  In the end, it was Greg who won the […]

A romp in the flowers at Johnson Lake, Banff. Family Portrait Photography in Banff.

Family Portrait Photography in Banff

Family portrait photography in Banff National Park. Click on the arrow to watch this video:   I met Bill and his family for their family portrait session at Johnson Lake in Banff, AB.  They were visiting the national park from Hudson, Ohio and were excited to be in the Canadian Rockies for a multi-generational family get together. With their adult children, their wives, husbands and 5 grandchildren it was a gathering of family to make a heart triple in size with pride […]

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Engagement pictures in Canmore Dog Park

 An unlikely gem of a location for engagement pictures—the dog park! Paige & Ryan were looking for a good location for their engagement portraits.   “Are you allergic to dogs?” I asked.  They assured me they were not, and so off to the Canmore dog park we went.  Everything about Canmore is beautiful and the dog park is no exception.  It’s an often overlooked gem of a location.  With fabulous mountain views in just about every direction, aspen glades, wolf willow, […]

Fairmont Banff Springs Engagement Pictures

Engagement portrait session in Canmore & at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Click on the arrow to watch this engagement session: The Fairmont Banff Springs is an amazing venue in every way.  Whether you are there for your wedding, a portrait session or simply to walk around and admire the architecture, there is always something to do or see here. Jenna and Rob came up from Calgary to do a 3-hour portrait session with us.  They stayed at the Fairmont Banff […]

Elope in Banff

Click on the arrow to start video of this Banff elopement. Jessica & Nathan’s Banff Elopement Nathan is like a rock. Solid, steadfast, decisive. His love, once given, is resolute. He is the kind of man that falls in love once, and forever.  At least that is how he struck me while I listened to him describe how he and Jessica met and fell in love. He had known he wanted to marry Jessica from the moment he saw her at […]

Moraine Lake engagement session with Banff wedding photographers, Burnett Photography.

Moraine Lake Wedding Proposal

Moraine Lake Wedding Proposal Photographing surprise wedding proposals usually involves a good deal of secrecy, hiding in bushes and not being seen. Tyler’s Moraine Lake wedding proposal was a little out of the ordinary…  Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful locations in all of the Canadian Rockies.  Perhaps one of the most beautiful places in the world. As such, it’s no surprise that it’s often very crowded.  Having seen the iconic view in so many pictures, Tyler had […]

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Mountain Top Marriage Proposal

An Unforgettable Mountain Top Wedding Proposal.   Looking for a killer way to propose to your sweetheart?   Check out Paul’s spectacular mountaintop marriage proposal!   Paul called me on Monday asking me if we were available on Friday to photograph his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Sam. “HELL YES!”  was my answer, because I adore hiding in bushes and secretly snapping away at unsuspecting future brides. But it got better. Wanting to do something unforgettable, Paul was planning to […]

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Banff National Park: How Canada 150 Affects Your Wedding Day

The Banff National Park will hold special challenges for brides & grooms this year. Your dream wedding in Banff is all prepared and you are excited to be getting married in the beautiful Banff National Park this summer.  What you may, or may not know, is that Canada at large, is gearing up for a major party as well—Canada 150. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s  becoming a confederation, and to celebrate the Canadian government has offered free admission […]

Banff wedding photographer, Troy Burnett on location in Cuba.

Second Wedding Photographer— Do You Need One?

One wedding photographer vs. Two: The Pros & Cons. Whether or not you should have a second wedding photographer cover your wedding is a hot topic for brides and grooms today.  Wedding photographers who work alone swear that a second photographer is not necessary and just as passionately, photographers who work in pairs think those photographers are crazy! In this article, I will outline the pros and cons of both opinions so you can choose for yourself.   Why have […]

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Romantic marriage proposal in Banff National Park

Romantic marriage proposal in the Banff National Park Sebastian’s romantic marriage proposal to Brenda took place on a secluded bridge in the forest of the Fenlands Trail in the Banff National Park. Steeped in enchantment and surrounded by natural beauty, Brenda made his dreams come true with one simple word, “yes”. Click to watch video:   One of the best perks of being a wedding photographer is experiencing the emotional impact and intensity of some of the greatest moments in […]

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Engagement Photos at Vermillion Lakes, Banff

Engagement Photos at Vermillion Lakes, Banff. Kaede & Justin’s Engagement Photo shoot at Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park. Kaede had wanted a red Mustang GT all her life. She was super thrilled to finally purchase one.  Now her fiance, Justin, has to share her heart with her newest love. So long as he can drive it, I don’t think he minds. When Kaede called me and explained that she wanted to have engagement photos made in Banff with the love of her […]

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). […]

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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 […]