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Last update: December 2022
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.
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Unbelievable professionalism and expertise
OH! And they surprised us with a nigh shot idea, and the sneak peek was insane. I can't wait!
A Pleasure To Work With!
We had a blast taking pictures!
Amazing isn't a strong enough word
Throughout the time we have worked with him we have been amazed. He has blown us away with his creativity and eye for beauty wherever he took us. His photos are phenomenal. We are so glad to have had Chris be a part of our wedding day.
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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, Jared’s photography career began when he moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to attend the Los Angeles Film School. After a couple of amazing years in LA attending school, he moved back to Calgary to establish himself in the market. Jared worked on TV shows like Hell on Wheels and Fargo. He has also worked on some photography assignments with the Calgary Flames.
Jared has shot weddings from LA to Kauai, Hawaii. But he feels most at home photographing weddings in the Canadian Rockies. When not photographing weddings, portraits or fashion photography, you can find Jared in the backcountry of the Rockies exploring and taking photos.
Paul’s photography background is in lifestyle, travel, and adventure stock photography Since 2012 Paul has captured content for Getty Images, iStock Images, Corbis Images, and Aurora Photos. Paul’s images have been purchased by luxury travel publications & agencies, media conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies, luxury hotel chains, Ivy League universities, and private individuals for personal collections.
Paul has been lucky enough to travel to dozens of countries around the globe experiencing other cultures and all lifestyles.
Paul feels the most beautiful, enduring photos happen in a heartbeat. Capturing those special moments takes practice and when all the elements line up just right a unique moment is documented that transports you back to that special place and time for years to come.
Paul always has a camera in his hand. When he is not shooting weddings you can find him in the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies capturing incredible images sure to grace the cover of a local magazine. Paul is most known for his extensive travel photos and has taken all the experience to transition into wedding photography.