Camping Elopement in Alberta, Canada

Banff Elopement Photographers

Emily & Darin

Camping Elopement in Alberta, Canada

This Camping Elopement in Alberta, Canada was such a wild adventure! Camping trips in the backcountry are our favourite way to experience these remote mountain landscapes. You can settle into a location and really experience something unique. It’s such a beautiful way to celebrate an elopement. Hiking in with a backpack and all of your wedding gear and setting up your tent under the stars. There is nothing more beautiful and romantic than that!

Planning an Adventure Elopement in the Mountains

Emily and Darin are based out east in Ontario and wanted to celebrate with their family and friends but also experience something special, just for them. While planning they landed on the perfect solution. They would get married at home surrounded by their loved ones and then go on a fun adventure just the two on their honeymoon to Alberta. This is where we came in. Emly and Darin pitched this idea to us and we couldn’t wait to be a part of it all. We suggested all of our favourite backcountry camping sites in the area and this special spot stood out to them.

Celebrating by Creating Memories that are Meaningful

Camping in the backcountry seemed like a perfect way to celebrate for Emily and Darin. These two adventurous souls have built a beautiful relationship on their shared love of travel and exploring new places. To add another adventure to their list, in their wedding clothes just made sense! So after their intimate wedding at home, they packed up their bags and hopped on a plane to the Rocky Mountains.

Our favourite part about documenting adventures like this is the experience. The most beautiful moments and memories come from setting up camp, exploring around the area, searching for beautiful views, building a campfire and sharing stories long into the night. Anyone who has camped in the mountains knows what I mean. You are removed from distractions and fully immersed in the moment.

Moody Weather and a Stunning Sunrise over our Campsite

We set off on the trail in the early afternoon so we had enough time to set up camp and go on a little adventure for sunset. It was a moody afternoon in the mountains with low clouds swirling around above us. We love this kind of weather in the mountains. It’s so special. As the sun began to set it created the most beautiful golden light through these clouds. It was one of the prettiest evenings we have yet to see in the mountains.

After our little evening adventure, we made our way back to camp and built a fire. We shared a drink or two and decided to get a few hours sleep in before our sunrise hike. Our alarms went off at 3 am and we made our way up to a little viewpoint that looks over the lake. Emily and Darin recited some beautiful private vows to each other as the sun crept over the mountains. The light was so beautiful and we made the most of the beautiful backdrops surrounding us as the rocky textures began to light up.

It’s always bittersweet packing up camp after an amazing adventure like this, but the memories live on in these photos. We hope you enjoy looking through these moments from this fun backcountry adventure.


Photographers: Willow and Wolf
Dress: Willowby By Watters
Suit: Indochino
Grooms ring: Etsy
Emily’s ring’s: Spence Diamonds
Flowers: Silk Plant Warehouse, Calgary
Earrings: Olive and Piper