Engagement Photos with Banff Photographer – Sarah Pukin

May 4, 2020

Engagement Photos with Banff Photographer Sarah Pukin

Engagement Photos with Banff Photographer Sarah Pukin.

I can’t even explain how excited I am to be able to go to the mountains again! Being a Banff Photographer is honestly the best – I get to mix my love of photography with the real joy my couples have and adventure around Banff and the Rocky Mountains.

Rocky Mountains are opening up again!

Before the Rocky Mountains closed down and before the pandemic hit Canada I got to meet my 2020 couple (Now 2021) for their Engagement photos. The weather report lied to us and said it was going to be a nice day – so we thought perfect we can go adventuring in the mountains.

Low and behold there were crazy winds that made the not super cold winter weather pretty freezing. Kaitlin somehow didn’t freeze to death in her stunning Aritzia Babaton Dress. Honestly the flow made all the difference in the vibe of their shoot. #worthit.

After we were pelted by snow coming off the frozen lake, we climbed around the frozen lakeside and I even had them lay down on the lake. The water is really blue and although I don’t really do laying down shots anymore I just had to have at least one of them with the lake directly below them.

Hello Mountains and fresh Mountain air!

I am so pumped to be able to shoot out in the mountains again soon with the good news we heard today.

If you’re coming to Banff and looking for a Banff Photographer please don’t hesitate to reach out! Especially if you’re planning on an Elopement or Intimate Wedding in Banff or the Rocky Mountains! My 2020 has opened up a bit as most couples had to push their Weddings to 2021 so now I am super jazzed to have more options for shoot dates!


Contact me here to book your Banff Photoshoot with me!

Words from Kaitlin and Tanner!

1. What was your favorite part of your session

The intensity of the cold, it made for a dramatic day. Blowing snow, ice, in a dress. Couldn’t feel our faces, but made for gorgeous shots.

2. Engagement Story

 Months earlier, I had read about the sunrise over Tongariki as a must-see on Easter Island. If not there, I thought, then where? Sure enough, on a chilly October morning on the far side of the world, we both watched as the colours illuminated the morning sky and adorned the stoic Moais. I eventually took Kaitlin over to a private spot behind the statues. I professed my love and my desire to spend the rest of our lives together, and she agreed to continue our wonderful adventure.

3. If you were a dinosaur what one would you be and why?

Brontosaurus (they’re majestic and eat their veggies), though Tanner said I’m a Ankylosaurus.
Tanner the Triceratops, it was my favourite dinosaur in the Land Before Time.

4. What was your favorite part of your shoot?

Laying on the ice. Didn’t think you were serious Sarah when you suggested we do it, but damn, did you capture a beautiful moment.

5. Why did you choose me to shoot your session?

You showcase the natural beauty of Alberta and the connection of a couple authentically. You were on our radar, as you shot our friends’ wedding, and we were so happy to hear you were available for ours.

6. Kind Words

The day of the shoot it was a cold blustery day, and despite that Sarah was able to capture some incredibly heartfelt moments. Her adventurous direction helped us bring out our personality (and look the best we ever have) despite shivering. She lives up to the hype :)

PS – Please enjoy these outtakes from Kaitlin and Tanners Engagement photos. The chilly winter winds aren’t a joke!

Sarah Pukin is a Calgary, Canmore, Rocky Mountain and Banff Photographer who would love to photograph your Engagement, Elopement, Wedding or Portraits out in Banff or the Rocky Mountains!


Hi Sara’s,
My fiance and I were supposed to get married July of this year but have decided to postpone it to next July 17th. How much do you charge for engagement photos?

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