Category : Weddings

The Shoe game— a wedding classic! At the Cornerstone Theater.

Canmore Wedding at the Cornerstone Theater

Highlights from a Canmore Wedding at the Cornerstone Theater. Shelby & Garrett’s Canmore wedding day. Photographed by Banff wedding photographers, Burnett Photography.

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Canmore wedding at Silvertip Golf Resort

Canmore is a great place for a wedding and the Silvertip Golf Resort makes for a beautiful and well-run experience.  Tucked away from the summer crowds on the north side of the TransCanada highway, Silvertip is like an oasis of peace and quiet with stunning views. Colin and Michelle celebrated their wedding yesterday with friends and family from all over Canada and even a few guests who came all the way from Australia.  The ceremony was held at the Gazebo […]

Lake Louise Proposal

Jason’s proposal of marriage to Marina at beautiful Lake Louise, AB. Canada The early snow did nothing to deter Jason from dropping to his knee and proposing to Marina, his girlfriend of 8 years, yesterday at Lake Louise. The newly engaged couple arrived just a few days ago from Sydney, Australia.  Despite jet lag, time and temperature differences—it was Tuesday and 23 C in Oz and Monday and zero degrees in Lake Louise!— the happy couple was all smiles for the […]

Elopement Banff at Tunnel Mt. Reservoir

Elopement in Banff on Snowy October Day

Snowy October elopement in the Banff National Park Normally, when couples ask me about getting married in Banff in early October, I ooh and ahh about how beautiful it is at that time of year. The foliage is near perfect, the crowds have died down, the weather is sunny, dry and cool, and if you are lucky there will be a trace of snow on the mountain tops to complement the carnival of color on display in the trees of […]

Marvel Pass Wedding Proposal

Jake’s marriage proposal to Marie at Mt. Marvel with Banff wedding photographers, Burnett Photography and Alpine Helicopter Tours. Marvel Pass Wedding Proposal Jake managed to pull off what every man aspires to— the perfect surprise proposal.  After 8 years of dating, he chose a dramatic location to pop the question, beautiful Marvel Pass.  Marvel Pass is located on the south-west border of Banff National Park.  It has long been a favorite spot for such special private moments.  Thanks to pilot […]

Proposal in Banff

Proposal Along the Bank of the Bow

A proposal in Banff I just love to share romantic stories of how our clients—and forever afterwards good friends!—propose to their loved ones. This story begin with a call from Jeff.    “It’s time.” is all he said to me as we brainstormed ideas for his perfect proposal. Nicole loves horses, so a horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders seemed a great start. He envisioned  a romantic picnic set up somewhere by the river. He wanted to take a short walk […]

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A beautiful Lake Louise wedding ceremony

  It was an epic day indeed for newly weds, Jaclyn & Kurt, who were married by Banff wedding commissioner, Patrick Smiley, on the incredible balcony of the Fairmont Chateau Lakes Louise wedding suite. Congratulations, my sweets! It was an honor to be a part of your beautiful day. Warmly, Shirleen & Troy Burnett

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Mindy & Scott’s Big Surprise!

Click the video to find out Mindy & Scott’s Big Suprise:

Marriage proposal in Canmore

Marriage proposals are tricky and intimate affairs.  I imagine the thoughts that must go through the asker’s mind— How do I make this unforgettable?  How can I express, in a gesture, how deeply I feel? There are as many ways to propose marriage as there are people to propose marriage to, but one thing remains eternally constant—the answer to this straightforward question will change lives. Mike and Trish met in university and continued their relationship for 8 years.   They were […]

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 […]

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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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