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Kim Payant Photography

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15 December 2019

Kim was wonderful to work with ! We had the pleasure of having her to capture our engagement photo shoot and our wedding day. From the moment I found her she put my mind at ease in knowing who to choose . I was in between a few photographers and her thoughtful, informative and prompt response sealed the deal in hiring her . Not only Is she super responsive and prompt she takes so much pride and passion in her career and her stunning photos prove it . Shes super professional, talented and patient. She is also very well versed and knowledgeable of all of the beautiful and secret spots in surrounding banff and emerald Lake . She has a way of being likable and still authoritative enough to direct large groups for amazing family shots. We are beyond grateful for everything she did for us. She was more than just a photographer, she was an extra support system ! She provides you with all of the tips on preparation from what to wear , what to pack and what to expect on the day of . She offers so much and top of everything she is super affordable and competitively priced with very flexible package options. We couldn't be happier. Our next need for a photographer, we will definitely be using her . Thanks again Kim ! More...

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14 November 2019

In august we had our after-wedding-shooting at our honeymoon in canada. And we choosed to have this shooting with Kim, it was the best choice! !! From the first E-Mail till months after the shooting, she is always so kind and friendly. she answered all of our questions all the time. On the shooting day she even picked us up at our campground and brought us back, helped me with my dress and just had the perfect places to show us. It didn't took long, till we felt realy comfortable with her and she exactly knew how to capture the important thing about us as a couple. One day after the shooting Kim already send us some of the perfect pictures, so waiting for all of them wasn`t to hard - that was so great :)we look at our perfect pictures still every day and love every one Kim made of us. We thank you so much, Kim, for this perfect memorie of our honeymoon :) Jakub and Selina More...

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7 November 2019

My wife and I decided to elope in Canada, but had no clue where to begin looking for photographers or whose advice to trust when it came to capturing moments from such an important day. Luckily we stumbled upon Kim's work and decided to give her a shout. She was extremely quick and thorough in her email responses back to us which was nice and kept our minds at ease. Because of her professionalism we actually decided to book family photos after the wedding and it was the best decision we could've made. Kim learned our family members names and was orchestrating us around so easily it didnt feel like a forceful/dreaded photo shoot like they usually do. What impressed us most was her overall knowledge of not only photography, but her surroundings. She knew exactly which time to shoot and at what location(s) for optimal lighting. Whether you're looking for an eloquent, chill or even extreme type of photoshoot (hiking up mountains for photos); she's the best! If she lived in Dallas, we'd do regular photo sessions with her no doubt!! Thanks for everything, Kim! More...

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31 October 2019

I can't say enough good things about Kim as our wedding photographer! It absolutely poured rain for our outdoor ceremony in Canmore, and she found some great indoor and outdoor locations. She captured us and our day so perfectly! Thanks Kim! More...

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28 October 2019

BEST photographer in Banff!! My fiance and I had a wonderful time with Kim for our photoshoot. Kim was genuine and sincere in capturing our moments. She is very personable and knowledgeable of Banff, and she was very good at making you feel at ease throughout the whole photoshoot. Best decision made to go with Kim as our photographer in Banff. More...

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22 September 2019

Kim is the most professional, precise, and fun to work with photographer! This past June was the day I asked my long time girlfriend to be my wife and Kim made capturing that moment special! She suggested the less crowded location, brought champagne glasses, and let us have a ton of fun! Her knowledge of the area is second to none, she makes you feel like family and is a brilliant photographer! She captured memories of ours that will span generations. Don’t hesitate, book Kim in the Banff area! More...

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27 August 2019

The photos were absolutely breathtaking! Kim was so helpful, personable, and the most organized photographer I have ever met! I appreciate that she really took the time to get to know us and remembered our families names when she arrived. Kim took the time to ensure we had everything we wanted photographed. I would highly recommend her! More...

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23 August 2019

Kim did both our engagement session and our wedding and I could not recommend her more! Her talent in photography is beyond impressive and she was an absolute pleasure to work with! We are so happy we went with her!

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23 August 2019

Kim is the best in the business without a doubt. She takes incredible photos and knows all the perfect spots. I would highly recommend her for your wedding/engagement photos. She was great to work with and we had many people comment on what fantastic photos we had from our wedding. Thanks Kim! More...

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9 August 2019

We cannot say enough great things about Kim Payant. We are from the US, so we did not know much about the area of Banff, so Kim asked us the right questions about what we were looking for in our special day, and guided us accordingly. Kim was not just a photographer, she was so much more. She helped us choose our ceremony site, recommended vendors for us, and set up a schedule for the day. On our wedding day, we spent 5 hours with Kim and had such a great time. She is professional, but fun, and adventurous. Not to mention, our photos are absolutely stunning. I would recommend Kim time and time again. She is the absolute best. More...

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30 July 2019

Amazing photographer!Kim was absolutely amazing, right from the initial contact through to the final images. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, including my wife who hates pictures. Kim was very flexible, and very willing to work with ideas and props that we had brought, including our dog! She was able to get beautiful photos, even in difficult lighting conditions, and was able to keep everything moving smoothly. We couldn't be happier with the final images. We would highly recommend Kim to any future bride and groom. You won't be disappointed. More...

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30 July 2019

Amazing to work with! Kim helped me find the perfect location for my surprise proposal and even gave me suggestions to ensure my fiance was not wearing a hiking outfit (she was so grateful i followed her advice! ). She was very easy to work with especially because I was in the US and it was a surprise. The day of the photoshoot she was very patient, captured the surprise moment and then worked with us to ensure we were comfortable. We are extremely happy with our pictures and would recommend her to anyone who wants to capture the beauty of Banff with your pictures. More...

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30 June 2019

AMAZING!!! Kim is down to earth and very professional. She is stealthy - didn't notice her climbing everywhere to get that perfect photo! She made us feel comfortable and at ease. She's hands on and will assist with anything. Don't know how to put a boutonniere on your brother or bustle your dress? Don't worry, she's got you covered! She knew all the best places to take photos at Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. She had recommendations for other vendors that would work with what we wanted (cake, flowers). Very flexible in her packages. We received a few teaser pictures the next day to share with friends, family (or social media) and they are outstanding. Can't get over how amazing she is at what she does! We just received our full set of photos and I'm in love with every single one. She captured every moment! More...

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30 June 2019

Kim photographed our small wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge, us and all of our guests were so impressed! She knew all guests by name was able to quickly and efficiently get family pictures done! She promised us a few sneak peak pictures within a few days, she got us 16 pictures only a couple hours after leaving the lodge! We hired her for 3 hours and got over 300 pictures within less than a month of our wedding! The pictures were absolutely stunning and Kim was such a pleasure to work with! Would highly recommend Kim! More...

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20 May 2019

Kim did an incredible job capturing our wedding day! The pictures turned out absolutely stunning. She is very professional and helped with all aspects of the day, not just photos. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and makes sure your day runs smoothly. Kim is good at directing your wedding party and guests to make sure she gets the best shots possible. We couldn't be happier with her work! More...

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20 May 2019

Kim was very professional, personable and truly terrific to work with for my daughter's winter wedding at Lake Louise. We felt like she was part of the wedding and our family/guests loved her. The pictures are amazing and stunning! I highly recommend her. More...

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27 April 2019

Kim was amazing! We booked Kim for a few hours for our winter elopement at Emerald Lake lodge and couldn't be happier with both the experience and the photos. She comes prepared and ready to shoot even if the weather outside is miserable and cold. We didn't really know what we wanted but Kim helped guide us throughout the day, getting us to relax and giving us ample time to get warm. She sent us our photos in the most unique box/usb drive combination as well with a small care package. It was extremely thoughtful and definitely rounded out the entire experience. I would highly recommend Kim for her photography services on your special day! More...

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28 March 2019

When I found Kim, it was part of a crazy idea that I had about an engagement shoot on a mountaintop. She was very busy however the stars aligned and she happened to have availability when I was driving through the Banff area. Her email communication was prompt and clear. On the day, she was very organized (even without cell reception), and had to keep the secret too. She made it easy, set us up perfectly, and nailed the shots. She and I both had to remain cool, as an exuberant hiker proclaimed, just as we were setting up: "ohhhhhh an *engagement shoot*". To which I said, "no, just photos." We had a lot of fun, and Kim was busy getting the job done all the while. When we had a special request, she always said, yes. She was very eager to capture our unique aspects and none of our requests (second location, presence of a higher power, etc.) fazed her. I have been a photographer for years and have photographed a wedding myself, and so my expectations were high. The shots, the scenery (forest fire smoke, meets golden sun, meets shimmering water), the togetherness that she captured that shows in her pictures, is epic.Her turn-around time was like clockwork. We got everything as promised. On time, on budget, on point! I highly recommend Kim! More...

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26 February 2019

Kim did an amazing job shooting my wedding and engagement session! She is so talented and skilled at her profession. She is great to work with and doesn't miss a beat during your big day. You are missing out if you don't use her as your photographer. She is a must when making decisions about where to spend money on your wedding! More...

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26 February 2019

My Husband and I hired Kim to photograph our wedding for our elopement in the Rocky Mountains. Without having met her or been to the area and she made the entire experience effortless and smooth. We had a bit of unexpected snow for our “fall wedding” and she knew exactly where to take us for the best shots of the mountains. I would highly highly recommend her for any wedding photography. She is highly knowledgeable of the area and will take care of you to give you the best experience possible. She is worth every penny!! Thankyou Kim! More...

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30 January 2019

My Husband and I hired Kim to photograph our wedding for our elopement in the Rocky Mountains. Without having met her or been to the area and she made the entire experience effortless and smooth. We had a bit of unexpected snow for our “fall wedding” and she knew exactly where to take us for the best shots of the mountains. I would highly highly recommend her for any wedding photography. She is highly knowledgeable of the area and will take care of you to give you the best experience possible. She is worth every penny!! Thankyou Kim! More...

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28 December 2018

Wow! Wow! Wow! What can I say? We hit the jackpot with Kim as our Photographer. From the first time we met Kim for our engagement photos, she was amazing. We felt so comfortable with her, it felt natural. She was accommodating and she was always very responsive via e-mails.The day before our wedding, her assistant had to cancel, but I wasn't worried at all, as I knew Kim would be amazing regardless. She spent more time with us and honestly it didn't seem like she was bothered by it. She also took charge when my dress broke, not only once, but twice and was quickly there with a sewing kit to help me. Our wedding day was unique, as we had 3 seasons in one day. We have green grass to winter storm to fall in the mountains and she adapted to every weather change. She capture some of the best moments and funniest. Kim was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day and I would 100% recommend her services. Thanks so much Kim! We appreciate everything you did for us. More...

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28 December 2018

Kim photographed a facebook-friend's wedding, I was in love with her work at first sight. I contacted Kim about 10 months prior to our wedding and throughout the entire experience she was always to nice, knowledgeable, and happy to help. Kim is quick to respond via email and makes herself available for phone chats, too. Kim went above and beyond in helping me, even outside of the photography realm. Taking photos at a busy and crowded location, like Lake Louise , Kim was able to perform excellent "crowd control" and keep the spectators moving and out of the pictures. Kim was truly a joy to work with and I consider it an honor to have had her capture us on our wedding day. More...

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28 December 2018

Kim is nothing short of amazing. We were a little worried about finding a wedding photographer when we lived nearly 2000 miles from our wedding destination (Lake Louise). However, Kim catered to our every wish when it came to documenting our big day and despite having to battle residual smoke from recent wild fires, she was able to achieve the dramatic photographs we desired. In addition to Kim’s incredible photography skills, she is also incredibly personable and knowledgeable when it comes to the local attractions and scenery. Working with Kim was easily one of the most stress free and enjoyable parts of our wedding day and the rest of our big Canadian Rockies adventure. We even received our sneak peak photos within 24 hours. If you are even remotely considering anyone else to document your big day, forget it! You won’t regret working with Kim. More...

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30 November 2018

Kim is absolutely amazing! We could not have asked for a better photographer for our engagement and wedding day. She made us comfortable and she was a lot of fun to work with! She took us to different places around Canmore and Banff and she was more than willing to accommodate our requests for certain pictures that we want.She is very talented,flexible, creative, and professional! We got so many compliments on our pictures. We would choose her over and over again to capture the very important milestones of our lives!Highly recommend her!Thank you so much Kim for capturing our wedding day so beauitfully! More...

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28 November 2018

When we decided to work with Kim, we both thought her portfolio stood out head-and-shoulders above all other Banff-area photographers. We were absolutely right, and we did not make a mistake choosing Kim to photograph our wedding.Working with Kim was a great experience for both of us! The engagement photo session gave us the opportunity to get to know her and become comfortable with the process. She skillfully guided us throughout the session, and she made us feel relaxed, understood and respected. She made everything seem easy.When the big day of the wedding came, she demonstrated her knowledge, professionalism and artistry once again - being extremely prepared and handling everyone with tact and respect. The whole crowd loved and appreciated both Kim and her assistant - who skillfully captured all the beautiful moments and showed everyone at their absolute best. Kim has a true artist's eye, she's a master of framing and her use of the environment and natural light to enhance a scene is second to none. She's funny, easy-going, and her tonic personality and relaxed attitude made us feel like she's an old and dear friend; this way, we were able to fully engage with Kim, allowing her to take the best photographs we've had taken as a couple so far. Kim captured our ever-lasting wedding memories in a bright, natural, truly beautiful, almost poetic way. We wholeheartedly recommend working with her to everyone looking for the highest-quality professional photography available for their significant events. More...

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30 October 2018

Kim went above & beyond our expectations to make our wedding everything we ever dreamed of & more! We drove all 2,106 miles (3,389 km :) to the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge (sight/vendors unseen) Day of wedding, Kim walked in, we hit it off as though we've known each other for years. So personable, remembering all 20 of our guests names for pictures! As soon as I emailed her to take on our special day, she emailed back quickly after- never hard to get a response from. She was very prompt to arrive to our venue & even worked with us shortly after hours to get that last picture perfect shot. Not only were WE in love with her patience, efficiency, drive, and personable demeanor but so were all our family and friends. She got so many of our photos done in a very timely manner and we couldn't be more thrilled with her final product. We have had so many compliments on our photos- all thanks to Kim! We will definitely be back to use her services in the very near future. If you are on the hunt to finding Thee BEST photographer for any special occasion- don't hesitate to contact Kim Payant. We promise you, you will not be disappointed. More...

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30 October 2018

Kim was absolutely amazing. We have received numerous complements on her pictures and we are extremely happy with the final product. She made us feel extremely comfortable and she knew exactly what to do and kept us on schedule during the hectic wedding day. She took us to numerous locations in Canmore for some extremely unique pictures. She is worth every penny and I would recommend her a thousand times over! Thank you for capturing one of our most precious days. More...

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30 September 2018

Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone. She was personable, professional and patient. She helped make my wedding day completely stress free. She asked for family member names in advance and had me list how/when/with whom I wanted photos with after the ceremony. I’m a planner, so I very much appreciated her organization. The photos are amazing quality, and I can’t thank her enough for capturing my wedding so beautifully! More...

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30 September 2018

We feel so lucky to have hired Kim as the photographer for our wedding. She was incredibly professional and also really fun to work with. She made things work very smoothly, and even went above and beyond to help sort small problems that popped up that were not her responsibility to help with. We love our photos and are so grateful that she is forever part of our wedding memories. More...

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30 August 2018

Kim did both our engagement and our wedding! She captured every special moment and every silly moment too. She went out of her way to get the perfect shot, no one else could have captured our day the way Kim did! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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30 August 2018

If you are searching for a great photographer - stop because you've found her! My husband had booked Kim to capture his surprise proposal to myself and we were so thankful that we picked the perfect photographer. She helped him pull off the surprise, took incredible photos of the special moment and continued on with us to take engagement photos for the afternoon. We were so impressed by Kim that we did not think twice about booking her for our wedding day as well. Kim is everything you could want in a photographer - and then some. She is extremely kind, talented, efficient and professional. She also thinks of the little things, for example, hand warmers/foot warmers for outdoor winter photos or what mountain will photograph well at specific times of day. She takes initiative to capture all of the photos any bride could want, alleviating a lot of any brides wedding stress. She also is very helpful with the day of events and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. As far as her photographs - I truly believe they speak for themselves. They are absolutely amazing. Our wedding guests are still raving about our photographer and her work! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim is incredible. In addition to being an extremely talented photographer, she is detailed, organized, punctual, and very professional. We are from Texas and had never been to Banff before, but selected it for our intimate wedding. Kim knows the area well and knew exactly where to take us for amazing photos. We wanted the landscape to be the main focus of many of the photos and she definitely delivered. Kim knew all the best spots to go, and even drove us around in her own car which took a lot of stress off of us. She's also warm and very friendly, so she was a joy to have at our ceremony. Her turnaround is very quick. We got about 20 social media-ready photos the day after the wedding (which was awesome to share with friends and family back home) and she gave us each photo in high resolution, ready-for-printing format on a jump drive about 45 days after our wedding allowing us to share them at our wedding reception back home. Perhaps this is the norm in Canada, but it is not in Texas where most photographers of her caliber will not give you the original files. Each image she took is breathtaking. We absolutely selected the right photographer. More...

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30 August 2018

We booked Kim for an elopement package and we have no regrets! Her communication before the wedding was great, with quick responses and lots of helpful advice. She gave us a breakdown of how much time she would allot for family photos, bridal party, bride and groom etc... and kept us on schedule. Our families were impressed that she had taken the time to learn everyone's names beforehand. She had scoped out locations earlier that morning to see what conditions were like. She was awesome to work with and we couldn't be more pleased with the photos! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim photographed our wedding in may of this year and the photos turned out amazing! Kim was a pleasure to work with from the planning stages, the wedding day and after the wedding. She was very helpful in working with me to plan the day so i could get all the photos i wanted in different locations. She is very knowledgable about the best spots to take photographs and it shows in her photos. She is very efficient at what she does and im really glad we chose her as our photographer! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim is the best! She is super professional and very responsive to questions and messages. Her work is superb and she is very knowledgeable about the local area and best spots for photos. She is personable and caring, and will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We love our photos and are very happy we chose Kim. Highly recommended!!!! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim is amazing! My husband had used her in the past and wouldn't go with anyone else for our engagement and wedding photos and I can see why! She is fun, professional and works hard to find the best spots to get the perfect shots! If you get a chance, use Kim for your photos. You will not be disappointed. Everyone who has seen them said they should be in a magazine and I fully agree. You rock Kim! Thank you for capturing our special day :) More...

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30 August 2018

We had the pleasure of having Kim as our wedding photographer on a rainy September morning. I was so captivated by her portfolio and Instagram photos that I had switched my wedding dates around so she could slot us in. In hindsight, it was worth it! She was an incredibly talented photographer that excels at capturing the beautiful natural landscape of Banff. Even though it was misty and snowing outside, with no sun (I was worried that the photos might come out darker than usual), she managed to capture many memorable intimate moments of the wedding with perfect lighting, a soft bright glow. The family was very happy with the photos. I could not have asked for a better photographer. :)She remembered everyone's names too! Amazing! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim is an amazing photographer. She knew all the little details involved in photographing a wedding. More than that, she helped guide us through the day even going so far as to helping us keep on schedule. Her photos are beyond amazing and she did not miss a moment from the entire day. Kim also got our photos back to us in a timely manner. She sent us hundreds of photos and we definitely got our moneys worth. We would hire Kim again in a heartbeat for any photography needs! We absolutely loved spending our wedding day with her she went above and beyond, she was both professional and enjoyable to be around. We highly recommend her! More...

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30 August 2018

I was an MC for a wedding this month in Jasper, and I saw how hard Kim & her assistant worked to make sure they got the perfect pictures for the couple very professional but made it so much fun as well. I have never seen photographers have couples, or family and friends get together to get pics done; just randomly asking if they wanted their picture taken in front of the Christmas tree. It was awesome, and they worked well with asking about time frame for speeches and activities. I would highly recommended Kim Payant to anyone who wants exquisite photos. They went above my expectations and made the bride and groom blissfully happy. More...

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30 August 2018

After looking through portfolio photos of wedding photographers online we decided we needed to have Kim capture our special day. We hired her for a full day wedding photography package and let me assure you it was well worth the price. Kim is a pleasure to work with. She followed us around all day and even kept us on schedule. She knows all the beautiful spots in Banff for photos and her shots are postcard perfection. She is very professional yet laid back enough that she is very easy to talk to and pose for. My family was very impressed with her knowing all their names ahead of time even! The 1000+ wedding photos we got took 8 weeks to edit and get back to us in the busiest wedding season. She gave us about 20 of the best photos a couple days after the wedding though to tie us over though. More...

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30 August 2018

Kim made our day easy and fun! We have a wild bunch and she was able to capture all of their personalities. She has lived in Banff for for many years and is able to capture the beauty of Banff in just a few quick stops. Most of all, our pictures were more than we could ask for and were given to us in a timely manner. Very professional in everything she does! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim was the photographer for my wife Kristine and I’s wedding on September 18th in Banff. Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with for the three hours we had her booked. Our day started routinely, but our outdoor wedding plans were suddenly thwarted by 30 mins of Mother Nature’s wrath. Kim quickly went from just photographer, to helping my wife get ready under pressure as I secured an impromptu indoor venue. Just after the ceremony the weather cleared, and Kim got to work on outdoor photos as the weather had cleared just in time. We only had 20 family members at the wedding, and the bride and my family’s are blended, making for many family combinations. Kim was insanely good with remembering everybody in our family’s names, and with awesome efficiency, made the best use of our time booked and took photos of as many combinations of different family members as possible. The day ended with her taking us to a nice little lake, to salvage the nice mix of fog and sun that had showed up at golden hour. They’re our favourite photos of the day, and I’m glad her seasoned intuition brought us there. We’d recommend her to anybody. Thanks Kim!Aaron and Kristine. More...

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30 August 2018

I honestly cannot say enough good things about Kim and her work. When we were looking for a photographer, her portfolio and her excellent reviews blew us away. She is based in Banff, but travelled to Jasper for us for the wedding day. She was so great to work with both during our engagement shoot and on the day of. Her experience clearly shows when you meet her, she is so knowledgeable and her photos are amazing. Kim was great to work with leading up to the wedding and really helpful when we were figuring out our timeline. We had a sneak peek of our wedding photos back the next day and the rest soon after – they turned out absolutely gorgeous and we are having such a hard time picking which ones to print and put in albums, as they are all so good. I highly recommend Kim – she was probably our favorite vendor out of all we used for our wedding! More...

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30 August 2018

Kim took stunning pictures of our wedding at Lake Louise. She was excellent, with a great eye for the fun bits as well as special moments. I would recommend her to anyone.

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