Rob & Dawn - Banff National Park Storm Mountain Elopement

And the mountains said I will find you here
They whispered the snow and the leaves in my ear
I traced my finger along your trails
And your body was the map, I was lost in it
Falling over your rocky spine.
— Great Lake Swimmers - Your Rocky Spine

A few months ago I was contacted by Dawn & Rob about shooting their intimate winter elopement at Storm Mountain Lodge. Hidden off the side of Highway 93 in Banff National Park, Storm Mountain is one of those locations that every photographer dreams of shooting at. Dawn & Rob had discovered me through Instagram, which was a first for me! We met for coffee to chat about the wedding plans and instantly hit it off. One of my favourite memories was when I got up to use the bathroom and came back to Rob exclaiming, "I know you've only been gone 2 minutes but we've already had a change of plans! We want you to join us for dinner at the lodge after the wedding!" That was when I began to learn just how friendly and inviting these two and their closest friends are.  At no point during the day did I feel like "the photographer", more like an old friend third wheeling Rob & Dawn on a snowshoeing date through the snowy forest! The ceremony lasted a grand total of 7 minutes and was witnessed by myself and 3 other people. It was intimate and meaningful and just for the two of them, which accurately describes the entire day.  I may have been the only single person at this mountainside wedding, but being surrounded by such genuine and unconditional love was incredibly refreshing. I can only hope to encounter such a love myself one day! Congrats again, Rob and Dawn and I'll see you at the Loose Moose sometime soon! 

Bride and groom sitting on cabin deck at Storm Mountain Lodge wedding.
Clouds and fog on mountain in Banff National Park viewed from at Storm Mountain Lodge wedding.
Canada flag waving among evergreen trees at Storm Mountain Lodge wedding in Banff National Park
"Guide to Hiking Trails in the vicinity of Storm Mountain Lodge" book on coffee table
Pile of wood on cabin deck at Storm Mountain Lodge wedding.
Cabin surrounded by trees with snowshoe above door at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding.

Cabin surrounded by trees with snowshoe above door at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding.

Cosy cabin in the woods at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding. 
Bride getting ready in cosy log cabin at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Grooms shirt hanging in cosy log cabin at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Bride and groom eloping on cute log cabin porch at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Ring ceremony on cute log cabin porch at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Bride laughing during elopement ceremony at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Bride and groom wearing snow boots on log cabin porch during winter wedding at Storm Mountain Lodge in Banff
Bride and groom sharing first kiss on log cabin porch during winter wedding at Storm Mountain Lodge, Banff
Close up of bride holding greenery bouquet during winter wedding at Storm Mountain Lodge Banff
Bride and groom and witnesses on log cabin porch during winter wedding at Storm Mountain Lodge, Banff
Wood pile among the douglas fir trees at Storm Mountain Lodge, Banff National Park elopement
Guests taking selfie in the woods at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding, Banff 
Guests hugging at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Wedding party standing in snow at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding, Banff
Snowshoes for elopement guests at Storm Mountain Lodge winter wedding
Icicles hanging from log cabin at Storm Mountain Lodge winter intimate wedding 
Bride and groom snowshoeing in Banff National Park after intimate wedding
Bride and groom wearing snowshoes linking arms with mountains of Banff National Park in the background
Bride and groom cuddling in snow with mountain backdrop in Banff National Park 
Bride and groom wearing snowshoes for intimate wedding photos at Storm Mountain Lodge 
Photo of bride and groom wearing snowshoes and tulle skirt holding bouquet at Storm Mountain Lodge 

Photo of bride and groom wearing snowshoes and tulle skirt holding bouquet at Storm Mountain Lodge 

Bride and groom facing each other with foggy mountain in the background after intimate winter wedding
Black and white portrait of bride and groom in Banff National Park during intimate winter wedding
Groom holding bouquet of green florals in snow after elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge 
Bride standing in snow holding greenery bouquet after intimate elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge
Bride and groom looking at foggy mountains in Banff National Park
Bride and groom holding hands with misty mountains of Banff in the background 
Bride and groom putting on snowshoes after intimate wedding in Banff National Park
Bride snowshoeing during intimate elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge 
Bride and groom standing among snow covered trees at Emerald Lake Lodge 
Bride and groom cuddling in snowy trees after intimate wedding in Banff National Park
Close up of bride and groom snuggling in winter wonderland in Banff
Bride and groom during intimate winter wedding in Banff
Intimate winter wedding in Banff National Park
Prism photo of bride and groom married in snow during winter elopement at Storm Mountain Lodge
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Storm Mountain Lodge intimate winter wedding in the snow
Bride and groom on snowshoes holding hands looking at mountains near Emerald Lake Lodge 
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Bride and groom looking at bouquet and standing in front of snowy woodpile at Emerald Lake Lodge 
Bride and groom standing by woodpile at Emerald Lake Lodge
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Bride and groom kissing by woodpile at Emerald Lake Lodge 
Winter bride wearing Tiffany necklace and fuzzy coat snowshoeing in the trees at Emerald Lake Lodge 
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Bride and groom holding hands surrounded by tall pine trees covered in snow at Emerald Lake Lodge 
Bride and groom kissing under snowy trees at Storm Mountain Lodge 
Bride and groom snowshoeing through trees holding hands at Storm Mountain Lodge