Banff Helicopter Proposal

Banff Helicopter Proposal – a Secret Plan

When Shauheen reached out to me about his proposal plans for Anji in Banff, I proposed the idea of a helicopter proposal and I’m so glad he loved the idea just as much as me! We went back and forth on a few different things as we tried to figure out how to keep this plan a secret. When I met up with them on the day of, I pretended to be part of the helicopter crew (so good, I know) and Anji had no suspicions! Even pilot Pete was in on this plan (I talked to him before we took off!).

Everything about this day was so amazing. We started off with a helicopter ride that flew us to the top of a mountain. We had the most incredible views on our way there – just look at the photos below. It was absolutely breathtaking! On this mountaintop, Shauheen got on one knee and asked Anji to marry him. Lots of tears were shed as she said the happiest, YES! My husband Stephen (Wiley Films) was filming all of this on video and their video is so sweet to watch – I’ll paste it below for you to look at. After this proposal at the top of this mountain, we flew back to the helicopter landing spot and parted ways. We met up later in the afternoon for their Moraine Lake engagement photos which are so epic.

Thank you Shauheen and Anji for having us be a part of your special day + memories. It was an honor to document your Banff helicopter proposal!

A few kind words from Shauheen about his experience through me:

“Havilah and her husband Stephen are absolutely one of the best photographers and videographers I’ve worked with! It’s the dynamic duo where Havie captures the photo and Stephen does an awesome job on the video! Havie exceeded all expectations from the pre-planning of my proposal and during the proposal. Even during the engagement shoot, she made us feel so natural and welcoming. Havilah will go above and beyond for you and you can see that she truly cares about her work!”


Video of our time together by my love, Wiley Films


Click here for part 2 from later that day: Shauheen & Anji’s Moraine Lake engagement photos