Banff Wedding at Moraine Lake During Sunrise

A Sunrise Wedding in Banff, Rae & Jake

Shooting this Banff Wedding at Lake Moraine during Sunrise was a dream. Lake Moraine, in Banff National Park, is such a popular place to visit and photograph. The huge blue lake and mountain views are stunning. What a magical place for a sunrise elopement!

Rae and Jake flew in from Seattle WA and spent the weekend with some of their closest friends in a cute cabin in the mountains near Banff. I joined them the night before, and together we drove to Moraine Lake the next morning. We got there way before sunrise to make it there in time for morning light — when the mountains would start to show behind the clouds. Rae had always dreamed of eloping at Moraine Lake because of the stunning blue lake, that is surrounded by mountains.

Their ceremony…

When we got there, it was still pretty cloudy and foggy and you could hardly see the mountains! We were all so sad and anxious, hoping some of the fog would roll away and the view would clear up a bit. We waited in our warm vehicles for a while and soon started seeing mountains pop from behind the fog.

Then we walked up the trails and were all breath taken by the beautiful views. Rae and Jake exchanged their private vows in the presence of lots of mist, mountains, a huge blue lake (Moraine Lake is SO blue), and dear friends who had flown all the way to Banff to be there with them on this special day. And it was beautiful. They ended their day by grabbing brunch together in Banff City and then went bowling together afterward!

Thank you Rae + Jake for letting me be a part of your story and this sweet day of yours. So so happy for you guys! Lake Moraine looked good on you two. Of course, it was an absolute honor to shoot such a beautiful Elopement during Sunrise at Lake Moraine. The perfect spot for a Banff wedding.

Dress: Modern Trousseau Wedding Gowns
Suit: Ben Sherman
Accessories + veil: Amazon


Banff Wedding, Banff Elopement – Havilah Heger Photography


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Based out of beautiful Alberta, I am Havilah Heger, a Wedding + Elopement Photographer.

I help my couples feel COMFORTABLE in front of the camera so your pictures truly reflect you, and you g2 the candid photos of your dreams.

(picture from OUR Wedding day – June 22, 2019!)

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