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Last update: May 2024

Burnett Photography is a wedding photographer based in Banff, Alberta. If you are looking for stunning wedding pictures with majestic mountain landscapes and a polished, magazine look, then you're going to love Burnett Photography. Their fashion-forward photo style will leave you breathless, make your momma cry and decorate your home with works of art for years to come. Burnett Photography is a team of creatives whose passion and purpose is to capture you at your gorgeous best in epic scenery that will make your mouth water! This award-winning team specialize in portrait and wedding photography in the Canadian Rockies and locations around the world.


Burnett Photography has won 36 international awards with the prestigious industry organizations, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and Master Photographers International(MPI). In 2016, she was recognized by WPPI as "an emerging photographer to watch' and in 2017 was one of three wedding photographers nominated for "Photographer of the Year" by Master Photographers International. Burnett Photography went on to be awarded "Best Wedding Photographers in Banff" by LUX Weddings in 2016, 2017 and "Best Weddig Photography Team: Canadian Rockies" for 2018 .

And their best work is still ahead.

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

Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


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
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
Custom graphics
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage
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Reviews for Burnett Photography

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100% recommend it
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Natalie V. Sent on 31/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 experience with Shirleen and Troy

Although our wedding photos can speak for themselves, I want to share a my experience with Shirleen and Troy. Being a bride is always stressful, however, the pandemic intensified the stress levels beyond imaginable. With unprecedented times, no vendor could be certain about anything and it was tough to handle. Every single communication with Shirleen was warm, comforting and reassuring. I felt that she was on this ride with us. She was willing to make anything work and adapt to any accommodations we needed to make. They traveled with us to Spain in September 2021 (still in the midst of the pandemic) and helped capture the most incredible day of our lives. They even spent days with us, traveling to different parts of Mallorca (and even spent 24 hours in Barcelona) so we could have variety. The angles, lighting techniques, style and effort could not be replicated, you can really see their passion and education level in their craft. I've attached a few below, but I have hundreds that I love. If I hadn't hired Shirleen and Troy, that would have been my biggest regret.
Twyla J. Sent 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 clich茅s. 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
Ashley T. Sent on 19/02/2023
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!
Jonathan F. Sent on 30/01/2023
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 fianc茅, 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!
Jessica F. Sent on 15/11/2021
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!
Olivia C. Sent on 25/01/2021
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!
Amanda W. Sent on 27/08/2019
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鈥檓 positive we will be.
Princess C. Sent on 16/07/2018
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!
Amanda W. Sent on 15/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating
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鈥檒l see why!
Donna G. Sent on 18/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檝e 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!
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Burnett Photography Real Weddings

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Shelby & Garrett
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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!

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 Cheeseman
Kaitlyn Cheeseman

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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122E Eagle Crescent T1L1H1 Banff (Alberta)

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