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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.

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Engagement shoot
High-res
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Negatives
Prints

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,900

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

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

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,500

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

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Multi. locations
Prints
Slideshow / montage
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Sam
Sam T. Married on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Photographer!

We booked Chris for our destination wedding in Golden, BC, and could not have been happier, and for so many reasons. To start, Chris was incredibly communicative and easy to book with! He went out of his way to not only hear our vision for the day, but also give us helpful information about the area before we arrived there. Day of, we could not have asked for a better fit. I am terribly camera shy, but felt comfortable with Chris, and aside from the posed photos, you really never knew he was there. And lastly, THE PHOTOS HOLY CRAP. The quality is outstanding. The perspective is unique and beautiful. The photojournalistic approach is just beyond what I expected. We have received so many compliments from our family, friends, and vendors on the photos. Hire Chris, you will not be disappointed!
Shyla
Shyla R. Married on 24/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photography

We got Chris as our wedding photographer and he truly MADE our wedding better then we could've even imagined. He is so personable, professional, kind and helpful. All of our wedding guests loved him! He makes you feel comfortable in the most awkward situations and his photos truly are the best of the best. Choose Chinook you will NOT be disappointed. We are so lucky that we had him be apart of our special day, truly you cannot ask for better. He is the most amazing photographer and also just an amazing person in general ( which is pretty hard to find ) we are forever grateful for all that Chris did for us. These memories will last a lifetime and the photographs are STUNNING, we love reliving this day over and over again.
Camille
Camille Married on 21/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable professionalism and expertise

I鈥檓 convinced we got the best of the best. Chris and Paul were so easy to work with. These two are hilarious, kind hearted, and professional! I couldn鈥檛 recommend a better crew 鈾ワ笍
Kristen
Kristen H. Married on 24/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day!

Chris and Paul were our guys for the day, and they were amazing. I was nervous that things would be awkward because we didnt opt for the engagement photos beforehand, which I have been told is a good ice breaker/trial if you arent used to getting your photos taken (which, I mean, who is?) But come the day of the wedding, it was like we were with close friends when doing group photos and couple photos, and then they were ninja's for the candids. They were my first choice based off their Instagram, which I later learned isnt overflowing with photos because the quality of photo they take is beyond 'insta-worthy', they are that good. The mountains are their back yard, so we left the locations for couple photos up to them, and they did not disappoint. Everywhere was secluded and mindblowingly beautiful, and the few photos we saw off their camera screens were stunning - before editing!! We are so stoked to get our photos back, every sneak peak we saw we said "thats going on the wall!" and even came away with some great inside jokes (biker Where's Waldo!). You can't do better than Chris and Paul; their skills, knowledge and comfortable demeanor is well worth everything. And their games to get candid group shots are wild haha

OH! And they surprised us with a nigh shot idea, and the sneak peek was insane. I can't wait!
Jennifer
Jennifer B. Married on 17/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Crystal
Crystal P. Married on 19/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We had a blast taking pictures!

Taking pictures was a great time even though it was cold and windy. We got some fabulous shots!
Sam
Sam L. Married on 29/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Cassandra
Cassandra S. Married on 19/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Robert
Robert Married on 01/10/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

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.
Tausha
Tausha D. Married on 20/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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Awards

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Chinook Photography Real Weddings

Kevin & Alisa
143 Photos 路 26/Aug/2022
Brandon & Courtney
81 Photos 路 03/Aug/2022
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

Meet the team

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.

Jared
Jared
Lead Photographer

Born and raised in Calgary, Jared鈥檚 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
Paul
2nd Photographer

Paul鈥檚 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鈥檚 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.

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