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Alberta Elopement Photographers

Alberta is known for its towering mountains, picturesque lakes, and sweeping plains. Whether you’re planning an intimate city wedding in Calgary, Edmonton, or Red Deer, or an adventure elopement at Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, or somewhere in Banff National Park, these talented Alberta wedding photographers are ready to capture your big day. Wandering Weddings is the best resource to find Banff wedding photographers. Featuring some of the best places to elope in the world, this Canadian Province is by far one of the most magical places to explore together.

The following photographers are based in Alberta, Canada, or work in Alberta full-time. 

Hiring an Alberta Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

If you’re not sure if you want to elope somewhere in Alberta (although we can’t imagine you saying no to Banff), you can always plan a micro wedding or do a combination of a traditional wedding ceremony and then an elopement adventure afterward! The photographers we feature offer services to couples who are planning to elope or have an intimate wedding. You can personalize your day how you want to, so just reach out to one of the photographers and express how you want to celebrate your wedding day in Alberta!

If you are planning an elopement with a photographer who is based in Alberta, then remember to consider travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of Alberta’s national parks.

Q&A For Your Alberta Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Does a Photographer Cost in Alberta for My Elopement?

The cost of an elopement photographer in Alberta will vary. The total cost depends on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In Alberta, you’ll find photographers charging from $2,500- $10,000 for elopement coverage.

The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you and where your elopement adventure will take place. This also includes how far the location is from them initially, PLUS how long it takes to get to the actual location if any hiking is involved. The more you want to cover, the higher the price.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at Alpine Lake and portraits after the ceremony – $2,500
  • Elopement ceremony at Jasper National Park with time to explore 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $5,500
  • Elopement ceremony and two-day adventure at Banff National Park, including all-day guidance. – $10,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers tend to include more in their packages when compared to traditional wedding photographers. Elopement photographers in Alberta will often include planning and location scouting for your adventurous elopement, along with hours of photo coverage. When you connect with your photographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your Alberta elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Travel expenses
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Wedding albums

Not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for My Alberta Elopement?

This is entirely up to YOU. You can only hire a photographer and DIY everything else and still have an epic elopement, OR you can outsource and hire more elopement/wedding vendors to help you. Even if you decide to elope, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… You can even plan a wedding ceremony at a wedding venue somewhere in Alberta, and THEN explore Banff!

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Alberta photographer who they recommend.

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