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Banff Wedding Photographer has show, “Artist—Art—Artist”

“Artist—Art—Artist” by Banff  wedding photographer, Shirleen Burnett, is on exhibition in the One White Wall space at Elevation Gallery on MainSt. in Canmore until April 23, 2016.   Watch this short movie on the scene behind the show: Art is an amazing doorway into another world—a world we share, but as different as an alien planet because it is the world as experienced by another. Art is an intimate invitation to gaze into a fellow human’s heart and feel what they […]

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9 Wedding Planning Tips for Millennial Brides & Grooms

Wedding planning tips & advice from a Banff wedding photography specialist to help savvy brides & grooms plan their perfect wedding. Brides and grooms today are faced with a whole new way of doing things when it comes to planning a wedding.  Never before has so much information been available to help you research and make decisions about the who, what, where, when and whys of your wedding day.   As a wedding industry specialist, I’m writing this article to share […]

Eco-Friendly Weddings: Tips to green your white wedding.

Green weddings…is it possible to have the wedding of your dreams and be environmentally responsible?   That is what savvy, socially conscientious brides and grooms are asking these days.  And with good reason. Did you know that the average wedding produces 63 tons of carbon dioxide and generates 400-600 pounds of garbage! When multiplied by the more than 150,000 weddings per year in Canada and 2.5 million in the United States, its enough to make you consider  donning a burlap sack and eloping […]

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Avoid Destination Wedding Ruin: 7 Reasons to Bring Your Own Photographer.

You’ve decided on a destination wedding in a romantic location, somewhere tropical, with amazing beaches, sunsets, and mai-tais; an all-inclusive resort perhaps—where the helpful wedding planner will handle everything for you, including, the photography.  Well, I’m here to suggest foregoing that option and instead, hire a photographer from home and bring them with you. ‘What!,  you say, ‘Why should I, so to speak, bring sand to the beach… they’ve already got a photographer at the resort, I’m sure he’s fine; […]

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Hire a Pro For Your Wedding or Prepare for the Worst!

Professional Photographers…  …you need one on your wedding day! Why gambling on an unseasoned photographer can leave you with nightmares.    The ISES Calgary chapter launched the #LookForTheLogo campaign to educate the public and potential clients at large on the importance of hiring a proven and trusted professional for your event.  A huge thank you to the prestigious International Society of  Event Specialist (ISES)  for their spotlight on Burnett Photography! Here are 5 compelling reasons to go with a pro: 1. Experience Your wedding day is a precious, […]

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Banff Wedding Photographer Tips: Express Yourself!

Banff Wedding Photographer Tips: Making unique wedding images Wedding photography: we’ve all seem a lot of them.  Some are “must haves” — the bride and groom’s first kiss, newly weds first dance, bridal details, the grooms men straightening their ties.  There are lots of sites that offer opinions on the traditional shots you “can’t miss” and its a good idea to check them out and include the ones you most desire on a list for your photographer.   (Shutterbug has a lovely pdf you […]

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To Trash or not to trash…the dress!

  Is a Trash the Dress session for you? Wedding gowns are gorgeous works of art and, like most art masterpieces, they come with a hefty price tag.   So why on Earth would you want to “trash” it? Trash the Dress sessions are growing in popularity, especially for destination weddings in the tropics. Is a Trash the Dress session right for you? Newly weds, Chris & Basia Marshall, share their experience of a “Trash the Dress” session with Shirleen […]

Thoughtful things for a bride to do for her groom on their wedding day.

8 Sweet & Sexy Ways to Say “I Love You” Before You Say “I Do”

in-upAdmittedly, the wedding day belongs to the bride.  She is undoubtedly at the center of the stage, looking beautiful in her bridal gown, with her exquisite bridal accessories, hair and makeup styled to perfection.  It’s easy to overlook the groom.  After all, how long does it take for him to done his tuxedo and accoutrement?  As a wedding photographer I know- and barring all the shots of Jack and assuming he and/or  his groomsmen know how to knot a tie, […]

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Best Banff Proposal

Thinking of proposing and looking for inspiration? This Banff proposal goes down in books as one of the best! Andrew was looking for a unique and emotionally powerful way to propose to Erin.  He had planned a weekend escape to Banff simply to “get away” from their hometown in Saskatchewan, at least, that is what he told his girlfriend.   The truth was that he was determined to surprise her by popping the Big Question while they were away in the Canadian […]

A secret proposal in the Banff National Park

Andrew & Erin, As promised, here is a sneak peak of last night’s exciting events.  Read the complete story here: https://www.shirleenburnett.com/weddings/banff-marriage-proposal/

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Lake Louise Wedding

 Lake Louise Wedding by Banff Photographers, Troy & Shirleen Burnett.  Lake Louise is amazing in September. Rain or shine.  Locals say, if you don’t like the weather in the mountains, just wait a minute.   And often that is the case.  But not always… Christina Jeffrey and Wayne Williams were married in the gazebo of the Lake Louise Inn on Sept. 5, 2015 and its a good thing that they were showered by the love of friends and family,  because the shower […]

Destination Wedding at Majestic Elegance, Punta Cana

Beach Wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

  A Beach Wedding in a tropical paradise.  It is the very epitome of romance.   Balmy nights, beautiful sunsets, lovers walking hand in hand along a white sandy beach.  What could be better?  Taking said scenario and adding those famous words “I do.”   Getting married is a magical event in and of itself, but getting married in paradise…well, I can think of few things better! The marriage of Christopher Marshall and Basia Porczyk took place at 3 pm at the Majestic […]

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A Surprise Wedding Shower for a Beloved Bride-to-be!

Basia Porczyk thought it would be a long and drawn out day of inventory at the Embody Pilates Studio.  After all, her boss and studio owner, Bonny-Lynn Russel, had insisted that she give up a Sunday to come in.   If you have ever been to the Embody Pilates studio and know Bonny-Lynn than you are privy to the fact that she is a warm, loving person with a heart of gold.  She is not only Basia’s boss, she is her […]

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Fairmont Banff Springs First Peak and Banff Wedding

 Fairmont Banff Springs First Peak and wedding at the Bison Restaurant, Banff The adage claims that rain on your wedding day signifies good luck.  After spending the day with Amy, Scott, their family and friends, I don’t think this newly wed couple will need to rely too much on luck, their happiness and the support of their loved ones will see them through both the storms and sunshine for many years to come. They were a pleasure to work with, […]

A kiss, a promise, a life shared together for this newly engaged couple.

Best wedding proposal site in Banff.

  Jeremy is a very classy guy.  When he proposed to Meagan he wanted all the emotion of the day captured in images for them to cherish forever.  He hired Crista Lee Mitchel of Crista Lee Photography and myself to come up with a plan where we could work together to capture the precise moment.   We decided that the top of the North America chair at Mt. Norquay Ski Resort in Banff, AB would be a stunning and dramatic backdrop […]

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Getting Married in Banff

Getting married in Banff is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to tie the knot.  Magical things happen in this beautiful national park in Banff, Alberta. With beautiful places, however, come crowds.  After photographing weddings in Banff for so long, I’ve come to realize that newly married couples are so enraptured in the perfection of their wedding day that crowds aren’t seen as a nuisance to be avoided but a sea of supportive faces present to witness the power of […]

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