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Interested in getting married in a pristine alpine meadow or a remote mountain environment away from the busy crowds? Helicopter weddings are a great way to experience a private ceremony with breathtaking landscapes as your backdrop.
Alpine Helicopters is the only company that flies for Heli-Weddings in the Bow Valley. Noel has done almost all of the commercial photography for Alpine over the last 12 years. He has logged hundreds of flight hours in various mountain ranges all over Western Canada. His experience working around helicopters and familiarity with the heli wedding locations ensures a lot of different photo angles and a very efficient shoot where you will receive a wide variety of images to showcase your special day. With a perfect safety record and a good relationship with the pilots you can put your trust in someone who has the experience to keep things safe while capturing the wedding photos you have always dreamed of.
Heli Wedding packages start at $2500.00
* Photography only - Additional cost for Helicopter and Wedding commissioner
*Additional photography cost for larger groups
Additional photography time and shooting locations are available on request. Many couples like to upgrade their heli-wedding package with extra time for portraits at one of their favourite mountains or lakes in the area after we land. This is a great way to get more family and friends involved in your photos. Limited space in the helicopter means that sometimes not everyone you want with you is able to go. Booking extra time after the wedding insures no one will be left out. Extra shooting time for heli wedding clients is $400.00 per hour. (Discounted from the usual $500.)
There are only a few select locations that Alpine Helicopters will drop clients off. Maps and location details will be provided so you can choose what works best for your group. Advise and explanations of what you can expect with each area from a photographer who has been multiple times during all types of weather conditions.
Would you like to fill all of the seats in the helicopter with loved ones and have no room for a photographer on the flight? No problem, I have hiked into all of the heli-wedding locations that are offered several times and am very familiar with the terrain. For an extra fee I will hike into the locations with my camera gear and meet you there. Due to avalanche hazard this option is only available May-October.
Helicopter weddings are offered year round but tend to book out quickly. There are a limited amount that can be sold each year because of the logistics of flying multiple parties in the same day. It is best to contact and inquire as soon as possible if considering this option.
Options for extra flight time and extended tours are available.
Included in every Heli-Wedding Package
No limit on the number of finished edited photographs you will receive. You will get every image that turns out, not just a select pre-determined amount. Don't miss out on any special moments. A lot of photographers put a limit on the number of images that you receive. I prefer to edit everything and then let you pick and choose what you like to print or share with family and friends. Minimum photo numbers will be provided and guaranteed in your custom quote
Timely service and quick turn around time on your finished photo edits. To ensure quality I do all of the post processing and editing myself. Typical wait time for your high resolution set would be around 3-4 weeks in the busy summer months and 2-3 weeks in the Winter season. Faster service and rush orders are available for an extra fee. I personally guarantee quoted editing times, with discounts provided for missed deadlines. This information is included in the mandatory wedding contract.
Recommendations and contact information for the best professionals in the area. Save time and make finding the right accommodations, best local tours, restaurants, caterers, hair & make up, florists, chauffeurs or any other business easy to find. I take pride in only dealing with the best businesses in the area. I receive no commission or incentive for recommendations. I just prefer to work with the best professionals around and will gladly pass that information on to my clients.
I only take one booking a day. You do not have to worry about things running late or not being on an exact schedule. I am flexible and understand things do not always go as planned, this is why I never double book jobs on the same day. You will have my full attention and commitment and not have to worry about your photographer rushing off to another job. This is a very important factor to consider with Heli-Weddings. Due to the sometimes unpredictable weather in the mountains schedules sometimes have to be adjusted.
You will receive a few preview high resolution photo edits within 48hrs or your ceremony.
High Resolution edits that are ready for print.
Options for designing and printing photo albums for friends and family.
I like to get to know all of my clients. An in person, over the phone, or Scype/Zoom, consultation to discuss all details of your shoot and plan out a shot list to ensure you end up with exactly what you want and expect is included in every wedding package. I am always available to answer questions.
Included with every Wedding booking is the option for a discounted Engagement or Family Portrait shoot. Contact for more information regarding this.
No charge for travel with-in Banff National Park, Canmore, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, and the Columbia Valley.