Popular Wedding Photo Locations in Banff

Banff National Park is a haven for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine lakes, and majestic mountains. These picturesque locations that are simply begging to be used as a backdrop for your next photoshoot. Whether its for your anniversary, an extended family get together, or your bridal portraits, here are the top locations in Banff for photo sessions:

1. Lake Minnewanka

This glacial lake, the largest in Banff National Park, offers endless opportunities for portraits. Both the serene beauty of the lake against the backdrop of the surrounding mountains or the surrounding forested path with golden light dancing through the trees, this iconic Banff location is sure to leave you in awe.

2. Two Jack Lake

Just a short drive from Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake is a hidden gem that’s perfect for an intimate portrait session. Surrounded by dense forests and towering peaks, this tranquil lake offers stunning reflections, particularly during sunrise and sunset.

3. Vermillion Lakes

Located just outside the town of Banff, Vermilion Lakes is another must-see. With its calm waters and striking views of Mount Rundle, this area is ideal for capturing precious memory moments.

4. Norquay Lookout

For those willing to venture off the beaten path, Norquay Lookout offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Bow Valley and the town of Banff below. Perfect for couples who want that “on top of a mountain” feeling.

5. Bow Falls

Last but certainly not least, Bow Falls is a classic Banff landmark that’s perfect for photography. Located near the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, these powerful waterfalls offer a unique picturesque backdrop.

There are truly an abundance of stunning locations to be considered. I offer extensive location guides to all my clients to allow them to choose the perfect spot for their timeless photographs that will be treasured for years to come. If you are interested in learning about some more unique locations please feel free to contact me and we can begin the adventure.


That’s me, and my name is Emilia – the owner and operator of Magnifik Photography.

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