Chinook Photography is a wedding business based in Canmore, Alberta. This company specializes in creating stunning images by incorporating the natural environment into each couple’s photos. Owner and main photographer Chris Beck is an award-winning professional photographer who uses photojournalism as his primary style to document each celebration. When he’s not photographing weddings, Chris teaches photography classes and has taught for Canon USA and Alaskan Photography Tours. His images have been featured in publications like Bell’s Travel Guide, Alaska Home Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and more.
Chinook Photography serves couples marrying throughout the Banff area, as well as Calgary, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, and more. Couples can avail of all-inclusive wedding collections or hourly services. Services include the option to add a second photographer, printed items, engagement sessions, and more. Each package is available for customization to ensure soon-to-be newlyweds receive the service they require.
38 Reviews for Chinook Photography
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Robert · Married on 01/10/2021
Highly recommend Chris for wedding photography. We ended up doing photo shoots with Chris 3 times and all of them turned out amazing. Chris was fast to answer any questions or emails and knew exactly the best locations to take photos for engagement shoots and our wedding. Photos were provided to us in a reasonable time as well.Sent on 14/10/2021
Tausha D. · Married on 20/07/2021
Chris was beyond amazing . We had a few glitches on our wedding day and if it wasn’t for Chris , it wouldn’t have been the dream day we wanted . He saved our day and his professionalism was on point . Not to mention the final product was amazing !Sent on 20/08/2021
Kate P. · Married on 09/10/2020
Nice photos, but hardly any retouching
The good: (First 2 pictures)
Chris and Mike were great, very personable, funny and efficient. They worked well with my videographer and were a lot of fun. They’re prompts for candid photos were great, and got a lot of genuine smiles without looking awkward. We got all our photos back quickly (within two weeks) and the online album is very nice. The scenery was beautiful and he captured the lake beautifully. Chris is very responsive and understanding and extremely helpful with planning and offered great advice on timing. Day-of they were totally understanding and had no problem staying a little late to catch the last big moments, which was so appreciated.
Let me preface this with saying that i understand everyone is their own worst critic, and things that i notice, other people might not. Planning a a wedding, COVID stress and wearing a mask constantly caused my face to breakout like crazy. Although Chris did a great job with the scenery, he didn’t do anything as far as retouching my husband and I. In every photo, all I see is my acne. I will be very honest, I cried when I started looking at my photos, because I don’t feel like this photos bring out my best side at all. Your wedding photos should be the best pictures of you; you spend thousands of dollars to make sure, and I don’t feel pretty at all in my photos. Something as small as editing out pimples would have made a WORLD of difference, but even something as simple as that was overlooked. Something that I was forced to do myself because i was embarrassed to show anyone (except I included one that i didn't "fix" so you can see - the 3rd picture)
He also doesn’t remove objects from photos during his editing. Ex. His second photographer is in a couple of our ceremony pictures, there a big takeout box on the table right behind us during my dance with my Dad, a wine glass was forgotten on our cake table for the cake cutting...things that ruin photos in my opinion. (last picture)
Chris was lovely, and after I fixed blemishes and cropped out/did my best to erase objects, I like my pictures. But it was a lot of work that I (assumed) thought would have been done for me.Sent on 04/02/2021
Cassidy · Married on 26/10/2019
We absolutely loved Chris and his helper. They made our wedding day so much fun and captured some of the funnest things!
Chris was fantastic to work with. They took us to amazing spots in Canmore to capture the scenery. They did what we asked for requests and were there to capture the fun dancing moments as well. All the photos are amazing and not a single one was bad. They made taking photos fun for everyone involved!Sent on 26/11/2019
Marina P. · Married on 01/09/2019
Our wedding photos are amazing! We are blown away with them. From the very beginning of booking Chris was very helpful and flexible, he had no problem working with us over email as we were coming from a distance. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and is friendly and professional. He worked with our other vendors to ensure photos went smoothly. We received the photos promptly and he responded to all emails very quickly. I would recommend Chinook Photography to anyone looking for a photographer. Chris was totally on board with us getting a photo with lightning in the background, and WE DID! He worked very very hard to get the photo, standing out in the rain to shoot it. We appreciate everything he did for our wedding and will cherish the gorgeous photos forever. If you are considering Chinook Photography, do yourself a favor and choose them!Sent on 05/10/2019
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Originally from Ontario, I now call Banff home. As a graduate of the prestigious Algonquin College of Media and Design with a degree in Photography, I bring with me a passion for landscape photography with an emphasis in fashion. I am just as much at home in the backcountry of Banff as I am shooting glamour portraits for a magazine cover.
When not photographing weddings, I can be found hiking, climbing and exploring everything Banff has to offer.
I have been a full time photographer with Chinook Photography for the past year.
Originally from Alaska Chris is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Rockies. In 2014 Chris' photos made Cosmopolitans list of top 14 Wedding Photographers in the World. Chris runs 2 photography studios, one in Seattle, Washington and the other from Bragg Creek, Alberta.
Chris' style has been described as "landscape infused". Blending the best of the natural surroundings and thriving in any conditions, Chris' goal is to deliver jaw dropping images to clients to cherish for a lifetime.
Chris is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America, and Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada. When not taking photos for clients you can find Chris traveling teaching photography. Chris has taught photography classes to other photographers as a guide through Alaskan Photography Tours and Canon USA.
When not traveling shooting weddings or teaching other photographers you can find him in the backcountry photographing wildlife in the Canadian Rockies and Alaska. Chris lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta with his wife and 2 dogs.
Chris' work has been published in numerous publications to include Backpacker Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Seattle Bride and Groom, Alaska Bride and Groom, The Knot, UK Daily, Huffington Post, and Cosmopolitan.
In 2014 Chris' photos made Cosmopolitans list of top 14 Wedding Photographers in the World.
Born and raised in Calgary, Mike returned after earning BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in Toronto graduating on the Dean’s List of 2014.
Mike’s passion for capturing images has lead him from a structured university environment to hours of tutorials, working with mentors in the earlier days and countless hours behind the lens. Photography is Mikes life. Even his hobbies, snowboarding, and rock climbing, regularly become photo shoots.
When he is not shooting weddings, or helping on sets of movies and TV, you can find Mike in the mountain backcountry on some amazing adventure!
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