You expect winter wedding to be cold. I mean, there’s snow on the ground and we’re in the minus somethings. But you can’t always anticipate just how cold and windy it’s going to be in the mountains. The morning of Erin & Alex’s elopement it was -28 degrees Celsius (without the windchill). That’s darn cold. Like really F-ing cold. It had warmed up to -20 when we met on the dock for their Vermilion Lakes elopement. We thought it was wise to keep jackets on since the wind on the lake was intense. It was so cold my fingers stopped working halfway through the ceremony and started to burn. Yup, initial stages of frostbite… crazy! Luckily it was a short ceremony and I managed to keep shooting somehow. After the ceremony, I sent Erin & Alex to the car to warm up and we did a few photos on frozen Vermilion Lakes and they even took their jackets off for me, crazy people! It’s so worth the suffering for great photos and we shot fast! After a few minutes, we hopped in the cars and went a bit further into town for some photos on the river where it was a little more sheltered. The cold is so much easier to handle without the wind! We finished their session off at Surprise Corner since they were staying at the Banff Springs, so it’s a nice way to incorporate that into photos. Erin & Alex will be having a wedding celebration with their family & friends at Emerald Lake this summer and I can’t wait to see them again in warmer weather! Here are some favourite photos from Erin & Alex’s Vermilion Lakes elopement in Banff!
Soheel, 2016 Groom