WITH SHELBY + SPENCER
With a 130am wake up call, a 3am start to our hike, and the sun peaking over the edge by 5am- this was one hell of an adventure.
A lot of people love the idea of having a hiking elopement, but sometimes don’t know what they need or want for it. So this styled elopement shoot is the perfect example to show you what a sunrise elopement can look like for you, and vendors that are willing yo help you out!
This styled shoot put on by the lovely Creative Gold,involved a determined group of vendors, a great group of hiking buddies, a 2 hour hike in the dark, and a little bit of luck to get that dreamy morning light.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for a hiking elopement at perhaps sunset, check out a REAL sunset hiking elopement here!Or if you’re looking for an elopement during smokey season, check one out here. Otherwise, you can check out some inspiration for a different styled elopement that is on the eastern side of the province here!
Vendors are listed at the bottom!!!!!
Shelby & Spencer were the perfect models for this sunrise hiking styled elopement. Being hikers themselves they were experienced enough to handle the hard hike up in the dark. Also already being married, these two used this styled elopement as an excuse to embrace what it might’ve been like if they did their own hiking elopement in the Canadian Rockies!
PS- if you’re ever interested in modelling for a styled shoot that I might whip up in the future, inquire here so I can add ya to the list!!
The location of our hike starts at the parking lot of the famous Lake Louise, and ends at the viewpoint of the Big beehive Trail. So yes, if you thought you recognized that iconic blue water below, you’re right. The number one rule to remember and a good place to practice is during styled shoots like these, is Leave No Trace. I happen to be a certified Leave No Trace Photographer, and practice these rules not only with couples, but in my personal life as well! Click the link where it says ‘Leave No Trace’ to learn more.
Part of the Beehive Trail passes around the famous Lake Agnes. A mountain lake located near the top of the range that borders around Lake Louise. When you hike up to the lake, you can reward yourself with a nice cup of tea, and some delicious snacks at the Lake Agnes Teahouse (remember to bring cash if you can! It is a little secluded mountain hut with the same kind of charm that doesn’t always have internet service!)
We decided to stage a first dance using the song Shleby & Spencer actually used at their real wedding, with Lake Agnes in the background.
Photographer:Sun Peak Photo
Creative Director:Creative Gold
Lead Photographer:Liv Hettinga
Planner:Love Spell Co
Models:Shelby & Spencer
Vow Books:Forest Nine
Dress: Love Note Bride
Suit:Ed Williams Menswear
Wooden Signs:Custom Laser Works