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Troy & Melissa’s Banff Wedding

Troy and Melissa were married at the beautiful Mount Norquay Resort, located in the Rocky Mountains above Banff Alberta. From the moment they contacted us a year and a half ago, we knew it would be an amazing wedding day and we were anxiously awaiting the trip. Melissa is from Prince George and Troy is from Australia. They fell in love while Melissa was teaching over there & decided to get married in one of the most beautiful places in the world – Banff, Alberta. Many of their family and friends from Australia came to Canada for the event and, for some it was their first time here.

We stayed with the wedding party and many of the guests at the Hidden Ridge Resort. What an amazing location nestled in the Rocky Mountains, just a few minutes from downtown Banff. On our way to the Resort we took a wrong turn, which was very fortunate since we came across the perfect location for their first-look session – a long stairway in front of an amazing rock wall.

After Melissa & Troy had their first look session, we met up with the Bridal Party at the Fenland Trail near the Vermillion Lakes. It was a perfect location for photos – with a clear mountain stream and lots of large spruce trees to provide some protection from the rain. If you go there, be sure to bring some bug spray as the mosquitoes were pretty intense.

Before long, it was time to head up Mount Norquay for the wedding ceremony. As we made our way up the hill the skies began to clear off. We pulled over at the Mount Norquay Lookout for a few more photos to take advantage of the scenic lookout above the town of Banff… some of our favourite photos of the day. What an amazing view of the town and the entire valley below!

Their wedding ceremony was originally planned for the balcony at the lodge, but with all the rain it had to be moved indoors. Still a beautiful place for a wedding – the lodge is beautiful with lots of natural light and the food was fantastic. Such an amazing day with so many great memories. Here are some of our favourite photos from Melissa & Troy’s Banff Wedding Day. (Make sure you scroll all the way down – you don’t want to miss their “Day-After Photo Session” at the stunning Moraine Lake!)

Melissa & Troy - After Wedding Session at Moraine Lake
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The Rings
Getting Ready
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The Guys
The First Look Session
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Melissa & Troy's Wedding Day
Bridal Party
The Beautiful Bride The Groom
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Melissa & Troy's Wedding Day
Mount Norquay Lookout
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Day
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Day
Mount Norquay Lookout
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Mount Norquay Lookout
Mount Norquay Resort near Banff Alberta
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Ceremony
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Guest Book Flowers
The Speeches
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Dancing
The First Dance
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Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception
Melissa & Troy's Wedding Reception

The next day we headed out for an After Wedding Session at Moraine Lake near Lake Louise. It is one of the most spectacular and scenic locations in the Rocky Mountains, and we really wanted to take some wedding photos there. We didn’t have time on the wedding day since it’s a bit of a drive from Banff, so the best option was an after wedding photo session. There was quite an audience with the tourist cameras going off all around us, so we moved down to a quieter location, which was the perfect spot to take advantage of the amazing blue water as a background. There was even a bit of a wind to catch the veil. It was so much fun, and we can’t wait until our next after wedding session. Here are some of our favourites.

Moraine Lake
Valley of the Seven Peaks
Melissa & Troy - After Wedding Session at Moraine Lake
After Wedding Session - Moraine Lake
Melissa & Troy - After Wedding Session
Melissa & Troy - After Wedding Session at Moraine Lake
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After Wedding Session - Moraine Lake
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Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake Alberta

You can leave a comment below to congratulate the couple, or you can click here to see their gallery on Facebook. And please fill out a contact form using the link below if you would like to book a session of your own – whether it’s a Wedding, Engagement Session, Graduation Day, or Styled Fashion Photo Session. We love to travel, so would love to hear from you whether you are in Prince George, throughout British Columbia, or wherever else you may be! This has been such an amazing year so far, and things are already starting to book up for 2015 as well. So be sure to book early to save your date. Thanks for reading and talk to you soon!

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Our Maui Vacation 2013

After an amazing and busy 2012 photography season we were looking forward to our vacation – and headed back to Maui for our fifth anniversary. We were married at Secret Cove Beach in 2008 so it was great to be back, and was a very relaxing trip. We really enjoyed all the amazing food – from the banana macadamia nut french toast & pancakes at the Kihei Cafe, to our favorite restaurant Sansei Seafood and Sushi with their amazing mango crab salad hand roll, rainbow roll, panko crusted ahi roll, and fresh ahi tuna with shrimp cake. We also spent lots of time at the beach – especially Palauea, Napili, Mokapu, and of course Secret Cove.

Here are some of our favorites photos from the trip:

Maui Self Portait Northern Pixel Photography

One of our new favorite Maui Beaches – with great sand, clear water, and beautiful sunsets…
Mokapu Beach Hawaiian Sunset Long Exposure

Honolua Bay is one of our absolute favorite places on the island of Maui. Such a great view from the lookout above the bay, then you walk through this amazing rainforest, and then down to the clear water for some of the best snorkelling. Always one of the first places we visit…
Honolua Bay Amazing Forest, Maui

Palauea Beach is one of Maui’s Turtle Towns and its not hard to see why. Dan went out snorkelling for half an hour or so and saw three or four turtles. This one come swimming right over and was pretty exciting to see up close…
Palauea Beach Turtle Snorkelling Turtle Town Maui

Plumeria’s are one of Shauna’s favorite flowers! We saw this tree while driving and of course turned around to get a closer look at the beautiful colors…
Beautiful Maui Plumeria Flower

Too far south for the northern lights to show up, but that just means the Milky Way is that much more visible… and what a sight it was…
The Milky Way Night Sky Maui

On Left: A sunset silhouette photo we took of ourselves at Mokapu Beach on our anniversary…
On Right: A wave crashing at Keanae, one of our favorite places to stop along the Hana Highway…
Mokapu Beach Sunset Silhouette Keanae Peninsula Road to Hana Maui

Another of our favorite sunset photos taken at Mokapu Beach…
Mokapu Beach Sunset

The Kihei Cafe was our favorite place for breakfast… Dan’s favorite was the pineapple coconut french toast, and Shauna’s favorite was the banana macadamia nut french toast…
Kihei Cafe Breakfast - Banana Macadamia Nut French Toast

We could see some whales from the beach, so booked a whale watching trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation to get a closer view. We saw lots of whales again this time, although we didn’t get quite as close as last time. The trip was worth it just for the view of the islands from the water…
West Maui from the Water Pacific Whale Foundation

We visited our wedding beach at Secret Cove a few times. Our first visit was a Saturday evening, so it was quite busy. Went back again after an early morning of night photos and found the beach completely empty. So beautiful and so relaxing…
Secret Cove Wedding Beach Maui Hawaii

We had a lot of fun trying out some self portraits throughout the trip, and this one at Ulua Beach was definitely one of our favorites…
Ulua Beach Sunset Silhouette Couple

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a comment below or follow our blog if you like what you see, or if you have any questions about Maui (we always love talking about Hawaii). Or you can follow us on Facebook or check out our Website. And if you want to see more of our photos from Hawaii you can check out our Hawaiian Adventures Travel Blog. We are still working on the posts from our lastest trip, but have lots more coming soon.

You can fill out our Northern Pixel Photography Contact Form if you like what you see and want to book a session of your own – and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

It was a relaxing vacation, and now we are looking forward to the busy summer ahead – with all of our engagements and weddings coming up in and around Prince George! Thanks for reading… talk to you soon!