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Burnett Photography

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“Best Photographers in Banff” —Lux Wedding Awards

“Best Wedding Photography Team: Canadian Rockies” —Global Wedding Awards

43 International awards for outstanding photography from the best associations in the industry...

and they're only getting better!

If you are looking for personalized attention, one-of-a-kind artistry and an adventure of a lifetime from talent at the top of the industry, then meet your new best friends— Troy and Shirleen Burnett!

Burnett Photography is a boutique, family-run wedding photography team based right in the mountains of Banff, Alberta.

They only offer their services for a limited number of weddings each year so they can focus 100% of their attention on YOU.

No assembly line here.

To create a masterpiece without compromise is the bar set with this dynamic duo, and they don't stop until you are blown away!

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Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, boudoir shoot, custom graphics, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations, slideshow, toning, trash the dress

Starting Package

$10,000

Most Popular Package

$15,000

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Prints
Proofs

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Slideshow

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Albums
Custom graphics
Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Matted prints
Multi. locations
Prints
Slideshow / montage
Toning

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    Jessica F. Married on 25/08/2021
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    Epic, Professional, Magazine Quality!

    Shirleen and her husband Troy are an incredible joy to work with. And I say that after working with them during the height(s) of covid wedding planning - a task for anyone, which they met without a moment of hesitation. They are ever professional, flexible with both their schedules and their vision, passionate, and open to wonderful and wild suggestions. They will create something so beautiful for you that it is beyond comprehension. They are happiness personified and hold a significant depth of knowledge about their craft as well as the areas in which they work. They are worth every single penny. I cannot recommend them enough!
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    Kim B. Married on 20/09/2018
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    Great team, epic photos

    We could not have asked for a better team to work with! Shirleen even gave us a rain date to work with because we wanted to make sure we could capture the mountains. She recommended resources to help me prepare for poses, hair and makeup, locations and came to pick us up from the hotel. They were very patient, set us up with lots of direction and wouldn't rest until the scene was what we wanted.
    Not only are Shirleen and Kaylee so much fun but they made the best of some really bad weather. Our photos turned out epic, better than we could have anticipated. Thanks again guys!

    Burnett Photography's reply:

    Kim and Patrick, Thank you for this review. Kaitlyn and I had a great time meeting you both. It was pure magic when those big flakes of snow began to fall up on Mt. Norquay. So lovely! I'm glad we could capture such a special moment. Stay in touch and let know news of the wee one!
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    Shonna S. Married on 18/08/2018
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    Simply Amazing

    Shirleen, Troy and Kaitlin were amazing at our Canmore wedding! They were all so supportive and willing to do whatever it took to capture the prefect shots. Our guests loved their energy and fun nature! Communicating with them was a breeze and Shirleen was so helpful in making suggestions for additional vendors.

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    Shonna and Jesse, Your wedding was a blast. I've never seen so many great dancers on the dance floor! Thanks for being so easy going and fun to work with. The smoke was crazy that day but it added a lot of mystery and drama to your wedding pictures. Best of everything to you both.
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    Princess C. Married on 08/07/2018
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    Worth every penny!

    My husband and I hired Burnett photography for our wedding day last weekend, July 8, and let me tell you hiring them is probably one of those wedding expenses that is definitely worth every penny. They made our day EXTRA special just for being who they are. They are so much fun to work with and the product you get is just BREATHTAKING! We posted one of the pictures she sent us the day after our first shoot and until this day we are still getting compliments from it! We can't wait to see the rest! Special shout out to Shirleen. My husband and I have never been to Banff before and Shirleen guided me throughout the whole planning process and gave me so many recommendations. I can't thank her enough for going above and beyond. We definitely gained new friends!

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    Cess & Nick,
    I am just thrilled that we had such an impact on your wedding day. Thank you dearly for writing such a glowing review. Paul, Troy , Kaitlyn and I all loved meeting your friends and family. By the end of the day, we all wanted to be adopted into your family! During the Day After session, when we reached the top of the Rock pile at Moraine and your family let out that great big cheer is one of my favorite wedding memories ever!
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    Sebastian N. Married on 01/06/2018
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    I wanted my proposal to be great, something we both wouldn’t forget and I could share with our kids later on. I had never been to Banff, let alone Canada, so I was really nervous of things not going the way I wanted, but there was Shirleen to the rescue!! She was very helpful helping me chose a great place and was very accommodating to our requests. I cannot imagine a better proposal experience that the one we had with Shirleen and Kaitlyn!! Thank you sooo much guys.

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    Sebastian & Brenda, It was an unforgettable day and I thank you for choosing us to capture your proposal. You guys were so excited and in love. It was amazing to be a part of such a special moment in time. I hope you wedding day is even more exciting and the rest of your lifes full of love & joy.
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    Amanda W. Married on 04/01/2018
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    My husband and I were planning a vow renewal in the mountains at Chateau Lake Louise, and hired Burnett photography to take pictures of our event. From beginning to end, Shirleen Burnett and her assistants went above and beyond.

    I started out by shopping around and contacting several photographers. Shirleen was first to respond and answered all of my questions swiftly and cheerfully. She was willing to travel into the mountains, came with top notch cameras and lighting equipment, arrived on time, had a wealth of creative ideas, and made every moment count. She was incredibly passionate about capturing fantastic shots. Our ceremony was in December and it was quite cold. Shirleen and her assistant, Kaitlyn, braved the cold like it was nothing. They were completely undeterred by any challenging conditions (ice, snow, cold) and we were rewarded with truly unique and stunning photos. Both ladies were fabulously warm, friendly, energetic, and engaged not only with us, but also with all of our friends and family in attendance.

    I could not recommend Burnett Photography any more highly. Feel free to check out our shots (attached) and I think you’ll see why!

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    Amanda & Chris, Thank you for this incredible review! Your vow renewal was so powerful, there wasn't a dry eye in the house (including Kaitlyn's and my own). It was an honor to capture it all. I wish you a life of pure love and joy. You have inspired me to renew my own vows with Troy.
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    Donna G. Married on 12/02/2017
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    We knew that when we started planning our wedding four months out that our choice of photographer was going to be one of the most important decisions we would make, especially as we were planning an immediate family-only elopement and wanted to have our day captured in full to be able to share with our friends and family members. It was the romantic fairytale-style of Shirleen and Troy’s photography that encouraged us to contact Burnett Photography to capture our day.

    Over the next few months, Shirleen was an invaluable wedding planning resource for us, providing us with hair stylist and makeup artist recommendations and answering all of our questions! During the early days of planning, we had reached out to our top choice for marriage officiant and had been turned down; Shirleen made a personal phone call ,and he opened up his availability for us! It’s good to have friends in high places!

    However, the fondant on the cake for us was that a few days before we met with Shirleen and Troy to look over albums and get to know each other, Matt and I found out we were expecting. The timing was perfect and we told Shirleen and Troy that we wanted to announce our news to everyone during family photos following the ceremony! They loved the idea and we had so much fun brainstorming how to make this happen.

    On the big day, we felt surprisingly comfortable in front of the camera; there was so much laughter and joking that it felt like we were hanging out with old friends. Our big reveal was a huge surprise for everyone and we are so grateful that we were able to capture everyone’s reactions on film and not only be able to relive that moment, but to share it with our friends and soon, with our little one :)

    The morning after our wedding we woke up to some great teaser photos, which was a wonderful touch. We received most of our photos within 3 weeks and over the next week we received the rest, including a video compilation and a fun blog. We have friends who’ve had to wait for 3 months to receive their photos back, so getting them back in 3 weeks was unexpected and so appreciated!

    Thank-you for making our wedding day unforgettable!

    Burnett Photography's reply:

    Wow, Donna. What beautiful words! I can't thank you enough! Yours was a wedding that Troy and I will not forget. I am happy to have played my part. It's not often that family portraits are so exciting. It was an honor to be some of the first to hear your good news and conspire with you & Matt. Feel free to name your little one after Troy or myself or perhaps both..Troyleen has a nice ring to it !
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    Stephanie F. Married on 23/07/2016
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    My husband and I eloped to Lake Louise for our dreamy intimate wedding. I wanted such a special moment captured since friends and family wouldn't be joining.. and of course to be able to see those memories always.
    Having never been to the area I searched for photographers online. I stumbled on Burnett Photography and knew Shirleen was what we wanted in a photographer from the get go. Her photos were stunning, but it went even further than that. Shirleen was SO accommodating and such a joy right from the beginning; we emailed and Skyped several times leading up to our big day to work out the details.
    When the big day finally came and we met Shirleen and Troy in person, I knew we had picked the right people. They are so passionate about their photos and have so much fun taking their pictures. They put us right at ease and we had a blast the entire time. We still talk about how much fun the whole session was.
    And of course and most importantly, we have stunning, breathtaking, beautiful pictures to show off to friends and family and to enjoy forever. Most of my comments from people who see our pictures are "is this even real?" and "these look like they came straight out of a magazine!"

    I highly, highly recommend Shirleen to anyone looking to get pictures done in the Banff area.

    Burnett Photography's reply:

    Stephanie, Thank you for this great review! Thank you for choosing us. It was an honor and pleasure to be with you and RJ on your wedding day. As the only witnesses to your marriage—legally & figuratively!—I think that means you have to name your first child after one of us. How does Troyleen sound? ;-) Wishing you all our best.
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    Kaelee Getting married on 23/09/2022
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    Power House Team

    Shirleen's team is amazing to work with. She took our vision of the country and mountains and found the perfect place for our photos. I was not a person who enjoyed getting my picture taken, Shirleen and her team not only made our time with them fun and full of laughter but also incredibly comfortable. Now we look forward to booking many more sessions with her to be able to capture all the special moments we can. Shirleen and her team go above and beyond to make sure regardless of weather they capture some very special photos and make the occasion extremely stress free and special.

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Burnett Photography Real Weddings

  • Shelby & Garrett
    61 Photos · 05/Jul/2019
  • Nick & Sara
    56 Photos · 29/Dec/2018
  • Lais & Simon
    92 Photos · 04/Aug/2018
  • Adrienne & Eli
    33 Photos · 07/Aug/2017
  • Jenna & Rob
    28 Photos · 19/Jul/2017
  • Donna & Matt
    35 Photos · 12/Feb/2017

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Meet the Team

Shirleen Burnett
Shirleen Burnett
Owner/ Photographer

Appreciating the beauty of life, being happy, relaxed, a bit irreverent and endlessly optimistic, is a big part of who I am and expressing that in my work fuels me as a photographer.

Being a photographer is not a "job" to me. It's my passion.

Photography fascinates me in every way. I have a totally nerdy side that loves all the technical details: the cameras, lighting equipment, software and computer programs. I eat it up! It's the tools of my poetry.

I specialize in creating dramatic portraits in beautiful natural environments. I adore the thrill of lighting, posing and coaching just about anyone to feel glamorous and sexy on their wedding day.

If I were the wealthiest woman in the world, I would still be a wedding photographer. I love it that much.

I'm really proud of the team Burnett Photography has become. We have so much fun with our couples, I think you would be crazy not to hire us!

Troy  Burnett
Troy Burnett
Photographer

I came into photography through my wife, Shirleen, who initially wanted someone to schlep around her heavy equipment!

That was 10 years ago. Today, being a photographer is second nature to me and I enjoy it as much as Shirleen.

I specialize in capturing candid portraits of people. I love telephoto lenses because they allow me to catch spontaneous moments, often without my muses knowing. I love these unscripted "gems".

My "full time" job is as a professor of geography at Mount Royal University but I find I spend more time working with Shirleen than otherwise.

It's all good because I love both challenges, and allows me to digress into geological information about the formation of the Canadian Rockies with our couples during our portrait sessions. But don't worry. I won't test you at the end.

Kaitlyn Hoover
Kaitlyn Hoover
Photographer

I'm a native Albertan from the Edmonton area who graduated from NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) in 2017. I joined Burnett Photography after doing a 2-week internship with Troy and Shirleen. I was drawn to the company because of their unique husband and wife dynamic.

Moving to the mountains was a dream come true for me. The wild beauty and purity of the natural landscape literally gives me goosebumps. I love to share that feeling with our couples.

I specialize in nighttime photography and creative portraiture and enjoy working with lights in this majestic mountain environment.

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