Banff Photographers |Reviews |Burnett Photography:
It was the romantic fairytale-style of Shirleen and Troy’s photography that encouraged us to contact Burnett Photography to capture our day.
Over the next few months, Shirleen was an invaluable wedding planning resource for us, providing us with hair stylist and makeup artist recommendations and answering all of our questions! During the early days of planning, we had reached out to our top choice for marriage officiant and had been turned down; Shirleen made a personal phone call and he opened up his availability for us! It’s good to have friends in high places!
However, the fondant on the cake for us was that a few days before we met with Shirleen and Troy to look over albums and get to know each other, Matt and I found out we were expecting. The timing was perfect and we told Shirleen and Troy that we wanted to announce our news to everyone during family photos following the ceremony! They loved the idea and we had so much fun brainstorming how to make this happen.
On the big day, we felt surprisingly comfortable in front of the camera; there was so much laughter and joking that it felt like we were hanging out with old friends. Our big reveal was a huge surprise for everyone and we are so grateful that we were able to capture everyone’s reactions on film and not only be able to relive that moment, but to share it with our friends and soon, with our little one 🙂
The morning after our wedding we woke up to some great teaser photos, which was a wonderful touch. We received most of our photos within 3 weeks and over the next week we received the rest, including a video compilation and a fun blog. We have friends who’ve had to wait for 3 months to receive their photos back, so getting them back in 3 weeks was unexpected and so appreciated!
Thank-you for making our wedding day unforgettable!”
“Our family and friends absolutely loved Shirleen and Troy. We are fortunate to say that we consider them friends. Our wedding experience would not have been complete or as perfect without them!” —Crystal Lehnert, Calgary, AB
“Shirleen and Troy are friendly, down-to-earth, and caring professionals. They flew to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, to shoot our destination wedding; we couldn’t be happier with our choice.
After meeting with many photographers, it was their professionalism coupled with their warm personalities that immediately sold us.
We didn’t have to worry about posing or getting creative shots or anything at all! We had so much fun with them! We knew that they are amazing at what they do and we fully trusted them. Our images are absolutely gorgeous. They are unique, fun and sexy all at once.
We love the story that they created of our wedding day, providing many photos every step of the way.
Our family and friends absolutely loved Shirleen and Troy. We are fortunate to say that we consider them friends. Our wedding experience would not have been complete or as perfect without them! I highly recommend Burnett Photography!”
“Shirleen was a huge help and sounding board as I worked to plan these details from so far away. She connected me with a few hair & make-up artists and they turned out to be excellent too! The day of the wedding, Shirleen & Troy were a true dream to work with.”
I cannot say enough great things about Burnett Photography. Shirleen and Troy were the absolute best. We live in Florida and planned our small, intimate (only 8 guests) wedding at Lake Moraine in Alberta remotely via the internet and I feel so blessed to have found Burnett Photography’s website. I browsed through all her photos and read a bunch of her blog posts. I loved her photography, how she captured special moments during an event and noticed that she really emphasized the importance of lighting.
We connected nearly immediately via email, and had great discussions back and forth. She offered so much thought and personal insight right off the bat. Once we had a 30 minute phone call together, I knew they would be the right fit! In addition to her skills as a talented photographer, Shirleen really put me at ease and we had such a natural rapport.
Once we booked our date, Shirleen continued to be a huge help and sounding board as I worked to plan these details from so far away. She connected me with a few hair & make-up artists and they turned out to be excellent too!
The day of the wedding, Shirleen & Troy were a true dream to work with. They made the experience both fun and relaxing (important because my hubby normally squirms when he gets his photo taken!) for us and captured some truly dramatic images that we will cherish forever.
We booked 6 hours with them, and are so glad we did. Not only do we have fantastic memories of our time in the Banff area, but now we have amazing photos to share with our families and friends who couldn’t join us in Canada for our big day. Thank you, Shirleen & Troy!
—Lindsay Casio, Florida, U.S.A.
“They were so easy to work with on the day and made us feel really comfortable and natural taking the shots.
—Pamela Shwetz, Darwin, Australia
“They were honestly the nicest people my husband and I have ever met.”— Zoe & Mike Rumsey, Edmonton, AB
Shirleen joined myself and brides maids to get hair and makeup done, she captured some great moments between us and was just great. Then came with us to the hotel to get ready and then off to the church. Troy joined my husband while he got ready, and my husband was very happy to have him there.
During the ceremony they caught every precious moment! I didn’t see or hear them throughout the whole thing!
After the ceremony they took us around canmore for photos. Oh my goodness, they are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen (biased yes but they are beautiful!) My husband and I are a little awkward when we pose but they posed us perfectly and you would never know how awkward we actually are!
Our wedding was July 9th, the next day Shirleen posted a sneak peak of a couple photos and they made me so excited to see the rest.
Shirleen and Troy made us a video of the day that included snippets of video and pictures from the day. I cannot possibly describe how much this video means to me. It is so perfect and wonderful, I just have no other words to properly tell you what that video means to Mike and I.
If you are looking for a photographer in Canmore. I highly HIGHLY recommend Burnett Photography.
Shirleen and Troy, thank you for making our day so special, and capturing all the right moments and making all the photos perfect.
“They made us feel so calm and comfortable.” —Jaclyn Lalonde, Calgary, AB
“My husband and I got married in Canmore last summer. When we were researching online for photographers we decided to go with Burnett Photography.
It was just a great decision!
We had an initial meeting with Shirleen and Troy and they were so great and flexible right from the beginning! They were easy to talk to and showed us other pictures they had taken of different weddings.
On our wedding day they made us feel so calm and comfortable. We received beautiful photos from our day, and it was great to have both of them working together because we had lots of different angles from our ceremony.
I would 100% recommend them as photographers! We will definitely be using them again in the future!”
“By far one of the greatest photo sessions I have ever had.” —Ericka Lee, Raleigh, North Carolina
“This was by far one of the greatest photo sessions I have ever had.
Shirleen was not only warm, friendly and attentive to my needs, her professionalism and attention to detail was superb.
She was very accommodating and flexible in meeting my specific requests for my session. Her personality is engaging and pleasant and helps you to feel happy and at ease while she is taking your pictures.
I could not have been more pleased with the way my pictures and video turned out-her creativity and talent is clearly evident! Thank you so much Shirleen and I can’t wait to come back and do it again!!!!
“They were worth every penny!” —Basia & Christopher Marshall, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
“Our Wedding was a destination wedding and took place in Punta Cana. We were going to pick a wedding photography package that came with the resort, instead, we chose Shirleen and Troy at Burnett Photography and so glad we did!
They went above and beyond what we ever expected.
Shirleen appeared at my Surprise Bridal Shower where she photographed the big surprise!!! I am SOOO thankful that she captured it in photos/video putting together a slide show of the day. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched it and cried!
She and Troy were also part of our Pre-Wedding photo shoot where they created an environment for us to feel comfortable to be in front of the camera prior to our Destination Wedding.
Shirleen and Troy have such a lovely spirit, still to this day, they are love birds after how many years of marriage?! Who wouldn’t want to be photographed by Love Birds on YOUR wedding day!
They are always cheerful, happy, creative, and doing everything they could to make your wedding day go easy and smooth as well as supporting us through the mid-afternoon heat… Yes,,, Troy even fanned me with their photo umbrella, and wiped the sweat off my back with a towel trying to keep me as cool as possible!!!! 😀
They worked from the morning till the party finished at night, still with smiles on their faces… I even had a moment with Shirleen on the dance floor! These two will not stop! 🙂
I highly recommend doing a TRASH THE DRESS Session the next day if you have the chance! It was one of our favorite moments in our wedding week!
After the wedding, we received an abundant amount of beautiful photos in both color and black and white. We decided to enlarge 2 of our favorites onto Canvas (40x28inches) and the quality of the photos turned out excellent!!!
We received an AMAZING Wedding Album from Shirleen which we added 2 more copies of so we could give to our Mother’s.
Shirleen also put together a photo/video slideshow of our day capturing it all!! We show it to our guests and watch it often. 🙂
I, as a bride who went through the planning process, knows how stressful it can all be, but I want you to know you will truly be happy you chose Shirleen & Troy! They were worth every penny…..
Thank you, Shirleen & Troy, for EVERYTHING!!! You are our Ninja Photographers!”
“Getting married without Shirleen and Troy there would have been heartbreaking.”
—Crista Lee Mitchell, Crista Lee Photography, Canmore, AB
“There are few people that can bring the best out in everyone they meet. Shirleen has that gift”— Amelia Stratton, Bolinas, California
“There are few people that can bring the best out in everyone they meet. Shirleen has that gift and then she takes your picture and you look your best. We looked blissful in our wedding photos, our guests looked enchanted, and all that in the midst a weather chaos.
We never tire from looking at our wedding photos a remembering exactly how each person there contributed to the joy of the day. Shirleen captured the love on film or in gigabits or whatever it is she uses in her magic camera.”
“The experience was incredible, empowering, fun, liberating. I will never forget it.” —Amanda Pawson, Calgary, AB
Oh my! Shirleen, thank you so much. I’m realizing this is as much for me as it is for my hubby.
I’m blushing looking at my own photos. I never knew I could do that let alone look like that. Your work is amazing and the experience was incredible, empowering, fun, liberating. I will never forget it. Again, thank you so much. [/pullquote]
Your work is amazing and the experience was incredible, empowering, fun, liberating. I will never forget it. Again, thank you so much. [/pullquote]
Again, thank you so much.
“Hiring Shirleen was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. “
—Lorena & Denis Laundreault, Fort McMurray, AB
“Shirleen was very lovely to work with on our wedding day.
She is a wonderful and talented photographer who went above and beyond to accommodate us and create such beautiful memories for us to treasure. She had shown up way early on our wedding day and had found the most amazing places to do our portraits.
Her talent shines through her pictures but her sweetness is unmeasurable!
I would highly recommend Shirleen and I am happy we had her on our wedding day. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made .”
“Without Shirleen we would not have had such beautiful memories of our wedding. She was a God sent for us.”
—Claudia & Jason Hargrave, Mississauga, ON
“Shirleen was our wedding photographer back in August of 2013, and she took over 100 pictures all absolutely amazing!!!
She was a God sent for us.
To this day those pictures are by far the most beautiful pictures of us and in addition to giving albums of them to our family, we have them displayed all over our house.
Our wedding was in Lake Louis where Shirleen new all the best spots for photographs, she drove us around in her car (we didn’t have a car) to nearby lakes to specific spots (she would stop on the side of the road to take pictures with this exotic looking tree, or jump over bushes to make sure the light and angle was right) and spend her entire day with us.
She had some pictures ready for us the very next day.
We were absolutely shocked by how amazing ALL of her pictures turned out.
She did a slide show that made us smile with tears. Without Shirleen we would not have such beautiful memories of our wedding.
Shirleen is not just an amazing photographer she is a kind-hearted, energetic, fun loving, amazing person who’s a delight to have around. I strongly recommend Shirleen for any event, she will make any event memorable.”
I strongly recommend Shirleen for any event, she will make any event memorable.”
“You put your heart and soul into our wedding and the pictures show it.” —Liesl & Craif, Calgary, AB
“I just finished looking over our wedding pictures and there are literally tears in my eyes.
The pictures are gorgeous!
You captured so beautifully every moment. Everyone looks so beautiful. I will cherish these forever.
I especially love the images with my children.
Thank you so much. You and Troy really made the day special for us, from the champaign to the attention to detail and ever smiling faces ready to do anything we asked! You put your heart and soul into our wedding and the pictures show it. I can’t thank you enough.”
“I don’t regret following my instinct to hire them. They were worth it. ” — Amy & Scott Phillips, Edmonton, AB
“Shirleen was recommended to me by another local photographer and I don’t regret following my instinct to hire them.
They were worth it.
My husband and I are not a big fan of being the center of attention but I suppose it comes with the territory when you get married 🙂
Shirleen and Troy were professional and extremely delightful. We had an amazing time as they captured our wonderful day. We truly won’t forget the day and we have amazing photos to remember it by.”
“After the first minute of our first phone call, I knew they were the right choice.” —Andrew Boryski, Saskatchewan, Canada
“When I first came up with the idea of proposing to Erin in Banff, I knew that we needed the moment captured on film. I had looked at a few local photographers online; not being from the area, the internet was my only resource. I loved Burnett Photography’s online portfolio of work from the start and they responded very promptly after I sent an initial inquiry. Shirleen was so excited about my idea, and was my enthusiastic co-conspirator in making the moment magical for Erin from the start. After the first minute of our first phone call, I knew they were the right choice.
I wanted a beautiful location to propose to Erin. Shirleen suggested a few options and sent some pictures of the locations. We selected a spot together based on a cover story I had made up to get Erin where she needed to be at the right time. Shirleen and her husband, Troy, suggested steps that were left in the woods after Bankhead Church was moved to Calgary. I asked if they’d be willing to decorate with candles and flowers and have Erin’s favorite champagne waiting for us. Not only did they understand my vision and create a beautiful backdrop for photos, they went above and beyond with every aspect.
Later, we heard that another couple had first come across their set up and the Burnetts thought they were us until they mentioned their names! (Devin – when the time comes for you to pop the question, Burnett Photography is fantastic!) I wanted to propose at dusk with candlelight in the background and the Burnetts ensured that they had lighting equipment on site to capture everything perfectly. They set everything up and took everything down. Considering there were about 100 candles, flowers, jewels, other decorations, and not to mention camera equipment and lighting that was no small feat!
After the photo shoot, they were in constant communication with us and provided us a few pictures the next day. We received edited digital copies of all photos within weeks. We had a beautiful photo book delivered to us about a month after the shoot, in time to show our families at Christmas. I highly recommend Shirleen and Troy. Their work speaks for itself, but they are wonderful people and we’re so glad they shared the moment with us.”
“I was so grateful they were our photographers; they were professional and produced great work but they also felt like our friends who were happy for us and our milestone.” —Erin Gray, Saskatchewan, Canada
“I thought Andrew’s friend was shooting a “Tourism Banff” commercial and we were going to be extras. It wasn’t until we were six feet from the steps of Bankhead Church and he said “this is all for you” did I understand what was happening. The Burnetts caught it all on video for us to relive. They ensured that every detail was in place so Andrew and I could just enjoy the moment together.
Andrew and I had a fantastic night working with Shirleen and Troy. We had fun shooting with them and they celebrated with us. I was so grateful they were our photographers; they were professional and produced great work but they also felt like our friends who were happy for us and our milestone.
Our pictures are amazing and they are unlike any others. I often find that all engagement shoots sort of look the same; our engagement photos shot by Burnett Photography are unique and incredible.
The Burnetts even conspired with Andrew to pull off another surprise. When our shoot was done, or so I thought, the Burnetts packed up quickly and left Andrew and I to enjoy dinner. Little did I know, they raced to the restaurant so they could capture my second wave of surprise as I walked into the restaurant to see my three best friends waiting for us. I was so shocked, surprised, and overwhelmed that some of the finer details of the night completely escaped me. For me, the night was a blur. To have these photos ensures I’ll remember a spectacular night for the rest of my life.
I am so grateful that my wonderful fiancé found such fantastic photographers who helped make our night even more amazing. They helped him make our special night complete and, for that, I can’t thank Shirleen and Troy enough. I have already recommended Burnett’s Photography to people I know looking for a photographer in Banff or Calgary and I can’t say enough good things about them and their work.”
“Shirleen was incredible to work with.” —Bonny-Lynn Russell, Canmore, AB
Shirleen was incredible to work with. She is so patient and attentive to detail, capturing those “unforgettable moments” in the most natural of ways. You can trust her with your life changing events as she is sure to deliver. I highly recommend her for all your photography needs. “
“I can only imagine how great she would have been for our wedding!”— Isabelle Daigneault, Canmore, AB
We had an amazing session with Shirleen for our family portrait.
She had great ideas for location and lighting.
We felt at ease the entire session, making us look natural. She is very patient and detail oriented, ensuring we make the most of the photo shoot.
We are very happy with the result.
Shirleen knows how to make us look good, youthful and true to who we are.
I can only imagine how great she would have been for our wedding!
Thank you Shirleen! We look forward to working with you again!”
“The quality of her work is outstanding and she went over and beyond to ensure we were happy with the products.”
— Kylie & Paul McKendrick, Canmore, Alberta
“Shirleen was fabulous to work with – very professional, patient, fun, great with our kids and was very considerate of our wishes.
The quality of her work is outstanding and she went over and beyond to ensure we were happy with the products.
I would highly recommend Burnett photography to anyone looking for photography services. Shirleen will not disappoint you!”
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