BANFF ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPERS
Patagonia Elopement Photographers
Maggie and Areeb
Elopement in Torres del Paine Patagonia
This elopement in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, was the ultimate destination adventure wedding, with majestic landscapes providing an unforgettable backdrop for this mountain love story.
Maggie and Areeb, like a lot of our couples, didn’t connect with the idea of a traditional wedding. Instead, they decided to plan something more adventurous and had initially booked an elopement with us in the Canadian Rockies. When we put out our travel plans in Patagonia they were so excited as this had been on their bucket list to travel to. We love when elopement plans fall into place like this and you really know it was meant to be.
Planning a Destination Elopement in Chile
This was our second elopement in Patagonia and we based ourselves in Torres Del Paine on the Chilean side of the region. A stunning National Park known for its backpacking trails. The landscpaes were very different to our first destination elopement in El Chalten which you can read all about here. Maggie and Areeb had planned a beautiful trip surrounding their elopement starting in Punta Arenas to see a penguin colony, then taking a bus to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. We spent two days hiking and exploring the incredible mountain vistas before they embarked deeper into the wilderness on the famous W Trek.
Tips for Taking Photos in Torres del Paine
We arrived in Torres del Paine to scout out the area and find the best locations to photograph. We quickly realised a few things about this stunning area:
- The weather is wild and unpredictable. The winds can knock you off your feet and there isn’t much shelter from the elements.
- Everywhere you look is incredibly stunning and the mountain views are some of the most picturesque we have ever seen.
- This area is very remote so planning for food, gas and all essentials is necessary before leaving the town of Puerto Natales.
- You always want your camera ready at any moment as there is incredible views around every corner!
Based on these few points we were able to prepare an itinerary to make the most of our time together.
Sunrise Hikes and Glowing Peaks
We found the weather was looking better in the mornings than the evenings so we planned two sunrise hikes for this adventure elopement. On the first day, we decided to do one of the most popular hikes in the area to see the famous towers. It was an early morning and a long hike in but when we got to our destination we couldn’t believe our eyes! Maggie and Arreb exchanged their vows as the towers glowed from the rising sun and it was one of the most magical intimate ceremonies we have ever seen! After this, we hiked down to the lake and explored the shoreline before hiking back through the fall colours.
The second morning we decided to check out another lake which we had explored a few days earlier. It had stunning views overlooking the mountainous region where M and A would be camping on the W Trek over the next few days. They saved their ring exchange for this morning and we were so lucky with the most incredible sunrise. We played around on the shore and rocky outcrops to get some interesting perspectives. And if the last 2 days weren’t magical enough, a rainbow came out to top it all off!
We had so much fun with these two exploring this untamed landscape and we hope you enjoy looking through some of the photos!