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Welcome to Banffphotographers.com!

Banffphotographers.com is the official Blog of Bonner Photography located in Banff, Alberta.

We would like to use this venue as a means to communicate with our friends and clients.

Please bookmark this site and check in often. John will be sharing recent work and keeping you up to date on new product offerings from the Studio.

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Jacqueline and Jarred

JACQUELINE & JARRED, Moraine Lake & The Maple Leaf Restaurant, Banff, AB

Colour seems to be the theme this wedding season. Jacqueline & Jarred chose to bring their best friends along as they celebrated 12 years of marriage by renewing their vows atop the rock pile at iconic Moraine Lake.
Jacqueline took advantage of a chance to dress for the occasion again, looking fabulous, as did her group of girlfriends who dressed in the colours of the rainbow. The gentleman held their own, looking dapper in their suspenders.
Thanks for allowing Tessa and I to be part of your celebration!

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A colourful wedding to celebrate summer’s return!

MARTA & EDWARD, Chateau Lake Louise, June 22nd, 2014

Tessa Perkins & I had a wonderful day in late June as we documented the wedding celebration of Marta & Edward. Some very photogenic little ones made it even more special as they all played a role in the beautiful ceremony on the Victoria Terrace. The terrace adjacent to the Chateau is named for the mountain and glacier towering over the couple and their guests.

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The Hills are Alive……for Kaylee & Bradley’s Wedding!

KAYLEE & BRADLEY, Canmore, AB, June 14th, 2014

My 2nd shooter Brandy & I enjoyed a wonderful day with Kaylee & Bradley and all the friends & family as they celebrated in style!
Umbrellas were at the ready as the forecast called for rain just in time for their outdoor ceremony, but they were blessed with blue skies all afternoon.
The tardy storm rolled in just in time to provide a dramatic backdrop fro their vary last pose.

A big thanks to some of our favourite Bow Valley Wedding vendors who always make the day go smoothly, especially Lauren & Julie of Rocky Mountain Weddings!

Planner: Rocky Mtn Weddings
Flowers:  Forget me Not Flowers
Ceremony Music: Andrew Ibanez
DJ: Ken Nielson

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Samantha & Todd celebrate in style!

SAMANTHA & TODD, May 26th, 2014, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

I think it’s probably true that love can conquer all. A great example was the warm love & support that Samantha & Todd’s family & friends showed them by not only traveling from great distances, most coming from Australia, but also in helping the couple deal with our fickle & dramatic Alberta spring weather. Everybody rolled with a last minute venue change and after an emotional & joyous wedding ceremony, we were rewarded with typically dramatic Canadian Rockie’s skies. I was assisted by my friend & fellow wedding photographer Eric Daigle who helped me capture a wonderful celebration.

 

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June 9, 2014 - 12:55 pm barbara laberge - gorgeous photos, John!

Jenny & Alex…Love in the BC Rockies

JENNY & ALEX, May 15th, 2014, Emerald Lake Lodge, BC

With the end of winter in sight in the high mountains of Yoho Ntl Park in eastern BC, Tessa Perkins and I traveled to one of the Rockies most spectacular settings, Emerald Lake. Jenny & Alex were a joy to work with.
The afternoon started misty and rainy but after the joyful wedding ceremony, filled with laughter & love, the weather improved enough to allow us to make many portraits outside. To warm up after we moved into the cozy lounge of Emerald Lake Lodge, one of the Canadian Rockies classic lodges.
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Sylvia & Jeff get married! ……come rain or snow :-)

SYLVIA & JEFF, Chateau Lake Louise, AB, May 17th, 2014

Mid May had Kim Payant & I traveling to Lake Louise to document the small intimate wedding of a wonderful couple, Sylvia & Jeff.
The weather did it’s best not to co-operate, but it could not stop the happy couple from celebrating in style. As you’ll will see in the images below, these two were absolutely glowing in love for each other. Their excitement & humour & joy were contagious, making it so easy for Kim & I to capture the beauty of their relationship.

 

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Some recent Weddings & Engagements

We’ve been busy with many projects in AB & BC lately. I’m long overdue sharing recent work and thought I’d catch up all in one post.
Here’s a selction of work from the last few months. We’ve had the opportunity to work with incredible clients. Couples who have smiled and laughed and loved through sleet & snow & rain, allowing us to capture their special moments in the Canadian Rockies.

 

Sarah & Ryan, Emerald Lake Lodge, BC

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Maha & Antonio Engagement Portrait, Banff
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Gen & Dean, Emerald Lake Lodge, BC

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Stefanie & Adam, Engagement Portrait, Banff

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Sylvia & Jeff, Chateau Lake Louise, AB

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Jenny & Alex, Emerald Lake Lodge, BC

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Bonner kicks off 2014 in style with Chelsea & Mike!

Chelsea & Mike, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2014

Tessa Perkins and I got the 2014 wedding season off to a wonderful start when we had the honour of documenting Chelsea & Mike’s spectacular celebration at our historic Banff Springs Hotel. Once again, we had the pleasure of working along side some great wedding professionals. Kudos to Lesley of Magical Moments, Fayyaz of Pez Productions and, as always, Kathy & her staff at the Fairmont!

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Evan & Tracy

EVAN & TRACY, August 8th, 2013, Grande Rockies Resort

Often in the Rockies the best weather for dramatic wedding portraits is……..whatever we get! You really can’t go wrong when, like many other places in Canada, the best advice when worrying about the forecast is “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”. Or 30 seconds which is often the case :-)

Evan & Tracy and their wedding party were in great spirits and barely noticed the few rain drops which led to spectacular cloud burst backdrops for their portraits.

Thanks to Tessa Perkins for her stellar assistance and second shooting!
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Thomas & Shanna

THOMAS & SHANNA, August 3rd, 2013, Iron Goat Restaurant, Canmore, AB

We’ve always loved shooting weddings. They are celebrations of friendship, commitment, families and of course, love. Once in a while we attend a wedding where the energy & joy of the couple and their guests reaches a higher level. Shanna & Thomas’s wedding back in August had that type of energy with the added ingredient of humour! Tessa & I had a great time working with this crazy crew.

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