Mireille + Jason got married in June at the Maligne Canyon Lookout in Jasper, Alberta.  For those who may not recall, June in Jasper was all rain.  All of it.  The smiles on these two’s faces wouldn’t be darkened by the pouring rain that came down all through their ceremony, and just as the ceremony came to a close they were rewarded as the sun broke through the clouds, warming the onlookers.  Later on during his speech, Jason said something along the lines of  ‘We were determined to have an outdoor ceremony, and we were willing to get all of you soaked to do it’.  The ceremony and speeches were among some of the most heartfelt I’ve ever witnessed, including what was hands down the greatest Best Man speech ever spoken.  Well done Chad!  Here are a couple of photographs from the day.


Ceremony Venue:  Maligne Canyon Lookout

Reception Venue:  Sawridge Inn and Conference Center

Marriage Commissioner:  Marie Rushton-Golka

Photography:  White Leaf Photographs



– Brian



A rainy day spring wedding at Pyramid Lake in Jasper.



Hair + Makeup:   Wild Orchid Salon + Spa

Marriage Commissioner:  Beryl Cahill

Venue:  Pyramid Lake Resort

Photography:  White Leaf Photographs

DIY Details:   Flowers, Cake/Cupcakes, Table Settings, Centerpieces


– Brian



A little bit of love from Scotland.  A beautiful sunset on the Castle Eslpanade in Edinburgh.

White Leaf still has spaces open for 2012 summer and fall weddings and portrait sessions.  
For brides-to-be, keep in mind the time of day you schedule your portraits for.  Evening light in the Rockies can be incredible, and can make for great vistas like this.  Get in touch through the Contact form up top for sessions in the Rockies in Jasper, Canmore, Banff, and Waterton.

– Brian


For myself, 2011 was a year of cultivating new ideas.  2012 will put those ideas into action and expression.

As an artist trying to grow and adapt to a business structure, I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on how I can do so in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner.  Based out of Canmore in the Canadian Rockies,  I feel privileged to work in the incredible areas that I do.  As my photographs show, I strive to incorporate these surroundings into the images that I create.

My vision for White Leaf Photographs has always been for a positive impact.  Not just for the people I photograph, but for the places we venture in.  In 2011 I began moving towards a positive impact by purchasing carbon offsets for my business travel, as I found myself moving around the country more often then was really sustainable.  I also started the transition towards using eco-conscious product suppliers and vendor partnerships.

Here are some of the ways that White Leaf Photographs will be making a difference this year;

  • 100% recycled or renewable packaging for delivered items.
  • Discounts for an optional digital file delivery system via ftp, to minimize shipping/packaging impacts.
  • A full line of eco-friendly vendors and products including wedding and engagement albums, archival prints and frames made from recycled wood.
  • Purchasing Certified Carbon offsets for travel emissions.  View White Leaf’s 2010 certificate here and 2011 certificate here.
  • Supporting local and national organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, The MS Society of Canada, The Jasper Community Team, and others.

These are only a few ways that White Leaf will be growing this year.  I’m excited about working with my good friend and graphic designer Leslie Irvine on a new look for the White Leaf brand, and I look forward to continuing working with Highline Magazine’s online project as a contributor.

I’m also excited to announce that my 2011 Portfolio of couples photographs is now up online, be sure to check it out here and keep a close eye on the page for the upcoming wedding photography portfolio.

As the list of awesome clients I’ll be working with this year grows, I’m very excited for what 2012 will bring.  To all of you reading this I wish you the best this year can bring.

Much love for the new year,


– Brian


Thomas and Ashley got engaged in Canmore.  These are some of their photos.


– Brian


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