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Chinook Photography

Canmore, Alberta View map

About

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 Travel Guide, Alaska Home Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and more.

Services Offered

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.

Highlights

Photography Services

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

Starting Package

$1,900

Most Popular Package

$3,600

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Photojournalism

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Negatives
Prints

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Prints

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

One event per day
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Negatives
Prints
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    Jennifer B. Married on 17/07/2022
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    A Pleasure To Work With!

    I can鈥檛 say enough good things about our day spent with Chris as our photographer. He was professional, patient, so easy going and fun!! I appreciated his communication during the planning process especially when our wedding was postponed due to Covid. He quickly accommodated our new date without issue or complaint. Chris is a true gem and we are so grateful to have had him as our photographer for our wedding day. Cannot wait to see what he captured!
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    Crystal P. Married on 19/04/2022
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    We had a blast taking pictures!

    Taking pictures was a great time even though it was cold and windy. We got some fabulous shots!
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    Sam L. Married on 29/01/2022
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    Very Personal

    Chris and his team were fantastic. Chris was everywhere and anywhere ready to get the best photos. Kananaskis in January couldn't have been easy but Chris was there to make it happen! He was funny, kind, polite, and warm. All our friends and family really enjoyed working with him. We cannot wait to see the finished product!
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    Cassandra S. Married on 19/11/2021
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    Amazing isn't a strong enough word

    Chris has become a family member at this point. He has supported us through all of the trials of covid and bent over backwards for us. My partner and I are awkward at the best of times but Chris made us relax and enjoy the experience. He made us laugh and made us comfortable from the moment we meet him.

    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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    Gabriella Married on 09/10/2021
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    Amazing wedding Photographer!

    Chris was amazing!! The photographs really captured our personalities and theme of our wedding! He made everyone feel at ease. He was very flexible to work with and even did a session in Banff for our honeymoon instead of engagement photos! We had so much fun together! Highly recommend! - Gabriella & Saurabh
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    Robert Married on 01/10/2021
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    Highly Recommend

    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.
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    Tausha D. Married on 20/07/2021
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    Outstanding

    Chris was beyond amazing . We had a few glitches on our wedding day and if it wasn鈥檛 for Chris , it wouldn鈥檛 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 !
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    Kate P. Married on 09/10/2020
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    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鈥檙e 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.


    The cons:
    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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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.
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    Kelsey Married on 08/08/2020
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    Amazing Photos and Service

    We absolutely loved our wedding photos. We ended up with so many great photos. Chris made the process easy and fun. Would highly recommend!
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    Lorah J. Married on 27/12/2019
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    Highly recommend Chris and Chinook Photography

    We booked Chris for a winter elopement in the Canadian Rockies. Working with Chris was a big highlight of our day. He was fun, professional, and put us at ease. The quality of our photos are outstanding - he captured the joy and serenity we wanted to express that day. You will not be disappointed working with Chris!

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Chinook Photography Real Weddings

  • Jess & Chris
    38 Photos 路 03/Oct/2020
  • Angeline & Justin
    18 Photos 路 29/Aug/2020
  • Lorah & Brad
    47 Photos 路 06/Dec/2019
  • Sari & Greg
    54 Photos 路 23/Nov/2019
  • Erin & Adam
    38 Photos 路 08/Nov/2019
  • Kaala & Mathew
    28 Photos 路 03/Nov/2019

Meet the Team

Brianna
Brianna
Lead Photographer

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.

Chris
Chris
Lead Photographer

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.

Mike
Mike
Lead Photographer

Born and raised in Calgary, Mike returned after earning BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in Toronto graduating on the Dean鈥檚 List of 2014.

Mike鈥檚 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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