Jezzalyn and Max | Canmore Heli Wedding | Elena Evelyn Photography

I’m SO excited to share some highlights from one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve shot. Photographing a helicopter elopement wedding has been one of my biggest bucket list items for a long time. Even as a young budding photographer when I first started this business in 2011, I thought of photographers who have flown up in a helicopter to photograph beautiful couples with the most beautiful backdrops to be the ones who had “made it” in life and in this business. Having just photographed a heli-elopement as a second shooter for Jill Coursen the year prior, this was an absolute dream come true for me! I am so grateful to have been a part of Jezzalyn and Max’s wedding day. The honor absolutely does not escape me, and I think daily how lucky I am to have been able to capture their wedding in the mountaintops of Canmore (another favorite place of mine!). Especially each time I look back at these photos to relive it all over again.
I met Jezzalyn while photographing another wedding that she was the coordinator for in Fort McMurray back in 2020, and when I posted about wanting to photograph another heli-wedding she messaged me right away about their plans. I just love how much this business connects us all! I feel so lucky.

For Jezzalyn and Max’s wedding day, we all met up at Alpine Helicopters INC for their first look and safety briefing before taking off on two separate trips to take us, the officiant, and their parents up into the mountains for their ceremony. After their ceremony and some delicious food that Jezzalyn had brought for us all, we did some family pictures, and then started their formal photos. We hiked up a bit to get a higher view of some mountains at the recommendation of Martha our guide and officiant, and then back down to meet our ride back into Canmore. It was a beautiful warm day, which made for some amazing lighting. After landing we headed over to a second location for some extended friends and family photos at one of the viewpoints of the Three Sisters mountains. Then I floated to my hotel in absolute dreamland lol!

Mountain guide and officiant: Martha McCallum

Hair and Makeup Artist: Julia Joy Beauty Co 

Bridal Dress Store: Bridal Debut Gownhouse

Grooms Tux Provider: Hugo Boss

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