You’ll find lots of advice online about how to choose the right wedding photographer, and Instagram is full of gorgeous Banff wedding photos and beautiful portfolios. But the finished product is just one element of what makes a great photographer and a great wedding photo shoot experience.
Enter Twenty Twenty Photography! Founded and owned by lead photographer Dr. Lindsay Copeland, this professional photography business has been running in the Bow Valley since 2015.
When a photographer is capturing the most special moments on your big day, you want someone who feels the magic just as much as you do. Lindsay is a die-hard romantic and understands the privilege of working with couples to capture their unique love story with artistic ease and a joyful spirit.
Combine her passion for love stories and photography with her sense of adventure, and you’ll capture unique and stunning wedding photographs at some of the most beautiful mountainscapes and lakeside spots that Banff and Canmore have to offer.
Lindsay is the recipient of multiple awards for her work and was recently featured on the cover of the first Canadian Edition of Rocky Mountain Bride. So here’s what she has to say about photography, Rocky Mountain weddings, and why these two things combined are her greatest love.
Tell us a little about yourself!
First, I am a daughter and a sister and an auntie! Family for me is everything. I grew up on a farm just outside of Melfort, Saskatchewan and I am thankful for my childhood and upbringing as I believe this instilled the value of community. I was fortunate enough to be involved in high-level sport – I moved away at the age of 18 to the ‘big city’ to play basketball and study at the University of Saskatchewan. So from Day 1, my plate was full and I had to learn how to be organized, prioritize and was very goal-driven. Fast forward 8 years later and I graduated from the University of Waterloo with my Doctorate of Optometry.
How did you get started in wedding photography?
I helped out one of my best friends when their wedding photographer didn’t show up on their wedding day! So I got thrown in headfirst, and loved every minute of it! The pressure, the magic, and the feeling of giving the couple memories that meant something.
What services/packages do you offer?
I thrive when shooting couples and connection. Therefore, I choose to capture engagements, elopements, weddings, and couples sessions!
I have a variety of packages which you can inquire to find out more about 😉
Where is your favourite spot to shoot Banff wedding photos?
EVERYWHERE!!! The best thing about shooting in the mountains is that it is literally beautiful no matter where you are!
If I HAD to choose, my favourite would be heli engagement or adventure sessions!
How would you describe your philosophy when it comes to shooting Banff wedding photos and working with couples on the day?
Couple focused! I always get to know the couple and what they value. Whether their portraits are the most important aspect, capturing natural candids etc, I want to make sure they are 100% happy. I end up developing true friendships with the couples I shoot, and love getting to know them and their family.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
Jewel-toned colour – soft and natural!
Describing your aesthetic is very hard, as I tend to shoot what I feel. This can depend on the couple, the weather, and the location.
I don’t seem to fit the mold of trendy ‘light and airy’ or ‘warm and moody’ categories. I’m a sliding scale in the middle! My favourite thing is just to tell couples to check out my work. If they love it, great!!
What are the most frequently asked questions you hear from couples?
What packages do you offer?
I have a variety of packages, but my most popular package starts at $3500 + GST.
Do you have travel fees?
No – I am a Banff/Canmore local and include travel for all wedding collections at locations within the Rocky Mountains!
How many edited images do you give?
I guarantee 60 edited images per hour, BUT I tend to over-deliver all the time. I just can’t not give couples all the good ones!
What is the most important advice you would give to couples when it comes to their wedding photos/choosing a wedding photographer?
Make sure you look at a full wedding gallery!!
Instagram tends to showcase a ‘highlight’ reel only – which is great and beautiful! I’m guilty of this too! BUT – wedding photographers shoot in varying light conditions, high-stress situations and fast-changing environments.
Therefore a full wedding gallery will showcase how the photographer is able to shoot through the whole wedding day: indoors (getting ready), outdoors (bright mid-day sun) and during the reception (flash photography).
When thinking back over your photography career, are there any moments that stand out to you?
This fall I had a bride fall into a small river! We were trying to cross a log, and the groom missed her hand! We all laughed, and the portraits were done at that point! She was so easy going and fun, and it was a great story later that night at the reception.
Any parting words?
I am very easy going! I love laughing and smiling and pride myself on making couples feel comfortable. Professional photos can be nerve-wracking – I direct and tell you exactly what to do! Almost every couple after a shoot says how much fun they had, and how much easier it was than they thought!
In my experience, one of the most important things you can invest in for your wedding day is an amazing photographer and we did just that. Lindsay’s passion and talent for photography shines through from your first interaction with her to when she delivers your final photo package. Her easy-going personality and professionalism can make the most camera-shy couple feel comfortable and at ease. Lindsay’s candid photo style allows her to capture the most genuine and loving moments throughout your wedding day, so you can cherish them forever. Her attention to detail and eye for positioning people ensures your photos will always turn out beautifully. Lindsay’s truly loves what she does and it shows in the quality of her work. If you choose to hire Twenty Twenty Photography for your big day, I promise you will not be disappointed.
– Kattie P
If you’re looking for a photographer who just “gets” you, Lindsay is the one for you. Her compassion, warmth, and dedication will make for gorgeous Banff wedding photos and a wedding experience that is truly unforgettable!
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