Sunrise Hiking Wedding near Canmore Alberta

Canmore Elopement Photographers

Ley & Cory

Sunrise Hiking Wedding near Canmore Alberta

This sunrise hiking wedding near Canmore, Alberta, was such a perfect intimate day in the mountains. These two lead a life of adventure. Spending most of their free time trail running, they feel most at home in the mountains. Because of this, they knew that this was the perfect way to celebrate their love and start this next chapter of their lives. Ley said it was hard to pick a shorter hike as most of their trail running adventures lead them on long missions through the alpine. But tucked in the foothills between Calgary and Canmore they found the perfect location. A 2km hike up revealed the most incredible views. It was the perfect spot for their sunrise intimate wedding.

Planning an Intimate Mountain Top Wedding

It was a warm and still morning in the mountains. The new sliver of moon was glowing as we made our way up above the trees. Being one of the first ranges west of Calgary this meant that we had unobstructed views of the sun coming up to the east. A clear sky to the wast meant that the clouds lit up all around us as dawn approached.

Ley and Cory invited a few of their closest friends to share the day with them as well as their two dogs Freddie and Archer. One to legally marry them and two as their witnesses. Their good friend Nathan also came along and captured some wild drone footage of the morning which you can check out on Youtube here.

Portraits with Puppy’s and a Ceremony in the Sunshine

As the scenery began to light up around us Ley and Cory began to get ready for their first look. We found the perfect lookout where Ley walked up to Cory, her dress trailing behind her. It was a picture-perfect scene with Archer walking alongside Ley matching her white dress and Freddie waiting by Cory’s side for them both. These things you just can’t plan. We spent the next little while roaming around the mountain top fields, with the pups following along freely around us. It was such a lovely way to create some beautiful portraits of this sweet little family.

After exploring the area we found a beautiful little spot for their ceremony in the sunshine. Sharing words and exchanging rings to symbolise their bond. It was so beautiful to witness. We ended the morning with a celebratory toast to the married couple in awe of the scenery around us.


Photography: Willow and Wolf
Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Brides Ring: Melanie Casey Jewelry
Grooms Ring: Gentlemens Junction Shop
Flowers: Plant Shop
Drone video: Nathan Mayer
Girls dresses: Park and Fifth