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Shirleen Burnett is internationally recognized as one of the best in the portrait and wedding photography industry (see awards below). She specializes in wedding portraiture in the majestic mountain scenery of her home in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and gorgeous destinations around the world.

If you are looking for one-of-a-kind wedding pictures with a polished, magazine look, then you're going to love Shirleen's work.


Burnett Photography was recently rated #1 Wedding Photographers in Banff National Park" by Official Tourism Guide for Banff National Park & the Canadian Rockies.

“Best Photographers in Banff” —Lux Wedding Awards

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

Burnett Photography has won 43 international awards with the prestigious industry organizations, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and Master Photographers International(MPI).

In 2016, Shirleen was recognized by WPPI as "an emerging photographer to watch' and in 2017 made the top 3 for "Photographer of the Year" by Master Photographers International.

See what my team and I can do for YOU.

Services offered

This wedding photography team offers:

  • Two shooters per event
  • Glamour editing
  • Same Day Showings
  • Live streaming of your wedding
  • Bridal boudoir
  • Engagement/ Trash the dress/ Day After sessions
  • Photobooth service
  • Additional hours
  • High-res files
  • Destination wedding collections
  • Multiple locations
  • Multi-day coverage
  • Animated HD Slideshows
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What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Custom graphics
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

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

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


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

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage
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Twyla J. Married on 22/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Marriage commissioner response to the work of Burnett photography

Hello Shirleen,
I just wanted to drop a note and give a little kudos to your photography. I have performed 100's of weddings and seen the work of almost as many photographers...Your photos take the cake. You are outstanding in your field...LOL Enough of the clichés. You made it easy for me to perform the ceremony totally connected to the couple without being distracted. Your photography of Tasha and Adam has captured their all of their emotions on their wedding day - the joy, the love, their feelings in the moment. Your use of light, composition and colour blows me away! I feel the magic of that day, all over again! Thank you!! Twyla Jacobson, Alberta Authorized Marriage Commissioner
Jonathan F. Married on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It was an amazing to have a photoshoot with Burnett Photography!

What a great services from Burnett Photography. We were really having fun doing the photoshoot with them. They are really friendly, kind and helpful during the session.

My fiancé, friends and family really loved the pictures. The pictures were beautiful and very well done with editing the photos.

They are really helpful during the photoshoot and before the photoshoot. You will get some advice to do some poses, so you really get the right pose and posture. Shirleen is very responsive with the email to do the communication, also I can reach them through their phone number.

They are really impressed me with all the pictures and I think they meet my expectations. Overall, it was worth it to get a photoshoot with Burnett Photography. I would recommend them if you would like to have a wedding photography, proposals, and other events. Lastly, they really taking care of us during the photoshoot in the winter, they keep us warm and help us a lot throughout the whole process of my proposals.

Absolutely worth it and recommended!
Ashley T. Married on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You need these photos

We had so much fun working with Shirleen and Troy. They really inspired some amazing shots, and it was fun enjoying 2 whole days together. The shots wre unlike any one else we knew had ever seen, and EVERYONE seemed to want to buy more pictures after. They were like family whihc made the time great, and the quality really shows in their work. Well worth the cost, you will not regret it!
Jessica F. Married on 25/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Amanda W. Married on 17/07/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating


I spoke with Shirleen and we went over details of the wedding. We have not booked yet but I’m positive we will be.
Olivia C. Married on 14/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely the best experience!

We had wedding photos done in Alberta in August (travelling from Ottawa). Shirleen and her husband were absolutely fantastic! Their photos were beautiful, they picked the best locations and were totally prepared with props, and snacks. Communicating with Shirleen and getting everything set up was super easy, and they were super accommodating if we had to make any changes due to weather (thankfully we didn't). I will definitely have more photos done when I come back in the future. 10/10 would recommend!
Kim B. Married on 20/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Shonna S. Married on 18/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Princess C. Married on 08/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sebastian N. Married on 01/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating
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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Burnett Photography Real Weddings

Chaylea & Logan
42 Photos · 10/Dec/2022
Ashley & Brad
126 Photos · 22/Sep/2022
Jessica & Mike
83 Photos · 25/Aug/2022
Faye & Charlie
104 Photos · 08/Jul/2022
Shelby & Garrett
61 Photos · 05/Jul/2019
Nick & Sara
56 Photos · 29/Dec/2018


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!

Isis Burnett
Isis Burnett
Lighting Assistant

Isis is named after an Egyptian Goddess. Need I say more?

She is fluent in French, English and currently working on Spanish. A lover of chickens, Japanese anime, scuba diving and food.

Isis is a hard-core critic of my photography and pushes me to improve my craft in ways only a smart-assed teenage daughter can. You can be sure that Isis is working for your best interests as she looks over my shoulder while I edit and makes biting comments like "I've seen better" or "Really, mom?" Impressing her is harder than winning an award with some of the best international competitions in the world. I know I've arrived when she smiles and give me an enthusiastic thumbs up.

With such high standards, I know we can expect amazing things from this gal in the future. Until then, she carries my gear and holds lights!

Kaitlyn Hoover
Kaitlyn Hoover

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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