SATURDAY MAY 13TH 2017
SOLO-COUPLES-GROUP-PET PORTRAIT SESSIONS //
Mountainside Mini Portrait Sessions by North Birch Grove are an amazing way to kick start spring and a day in Kananaskis!
A.V is a professional photographer with over 10 years of experience creating images, particularly those of fellow outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the great outdoors.
As Hike365's official photographer, A.V has an eye for capturing the love others have for nature, the mountains + each other. Check out her images HERE!
Put on your hiking boots, hit the trail, and in under 45 minutes you’ll be at the perfect spot for our photos! Your session will be quick, simple, and best of all unique!
These sessions are each 20-minutes long, so they’re perfect for adventurous couples, groups of friends (maximum of 6), families (maximum of 6) and their dogs with hiking experience who don't mind getting up before dawn!
↟↟ SESSION DETAILS ↟↟
• Each mini session is $200 +gst.
• You will receive 20 minutes of time in front of the camera.
• About a week after your shoot, you will be emailed a proof gallery of 55-65 images to check out!
• Your choice of 4 fully edited, high-resolution digital images that you can print + share with everyone is included with your session!
• Additional edited images of your choice are available for $25 each, or $100 for all of the images you choose from the proof gallery!
• If your group is larger than 4 people but less than 6, an additional charge of $25 per person will be added to your invoice. (please make a note in the comments section at check out letting me know how large your group is)
• No additional charges apply for dogs!! **Your dog(s) must be on leash at all times.
↟↟ LOCATION DETAILS ↟↟
These Mountainside Mini Sessions will be in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park (approx 2 hours from Calgary) and are by appointment only.
You are responsible for arriving at the designated mountainside location (on mountain) at least 10 minutes prior to your session commencing to be checked in and briefed. I will not be in the parking lot, I will be on mountain.
Please allow a minimum of 45 minutes to hike to the location. For example, if you have booked the 9:00-9:20AM session, plan to arrive in the parking lot with enough time to hit the trail by 8:05AM at the latest.
The earlier you arrive mountainside the more time you will have to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee from a thermos and get ready for your session!
↟↟ TRAIL DETAILS ↟↟
You must be comfortable, confident + experienced in hiking approximately 4km return with an elevation gain one way of 300-400m.
Unofficial Trail Name is: Indefatigable Trail - Wendy Elkes Viewpoint
Distance is: 4km return
Elevation Gain: 300-400m one way
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (you can make a day hike of it and continue to the outlier or onto the south summit)
More Information: Hike #76 in Gillean Daffern's K Country Trail Guide Vol. 1
*please note, this is an unofficial trail, not a closed trail. Parks cited that the trail was to be demoted to unofficial status in 2006, and is no longer being promoted or maintained by Parks, though it remains a very popular hike among visitors to PLPP. Other unofficial trails in the area include: the well known Prairie Mountain, Wasootch Ridge, Galatea Lakes, and more. For more information on official + unofficial trail statuses, please refer to the introduction pages of of any Gillean Daffern K-Country Trail Guide, or visit this news article on CBC
There is a sign at the start of the hike which informs you that it is an unofficial/decommissioned trail and that the chance of encountering bears is possible on this trail (as with most if not all trails in the Canadian Rockies). I encourage that all persons attending our Mini Portrait Session each carry a bear spray, have confidence + some experience hiking in the Canadian Rockies, and prior to hitting the trail, educate yourself on the methods that can be used to reduce the chance of a bear encounter.
↟↟ PAYMENT DETAILS ↟↟
Once you have paid for your session, you will receive an email confirmation that includes directions to the parking lot, trail head + mountainside location information, FAQ, waiver, and a list of what to bring.
↟↟ INCLEMENT WEATHER ↟↟
Should inclement weather occur on May 13th 2017, and you are unable to attend for the rescheduled date (which will be May 27th, 2017), you will receive a refund of $150.
↟↟ LATENESS // NO SHOW POLICIES ↟↟
There is no cell service at the trail head, so please plan accordingly. If you are late, your 20 minutes will not roll into the next session, for example: if you arrive 12 minutes late, you will have 8 minutes remaining in your session.
No-shows will not be re-accommodated in any way, and you will not receive a refund or the opportunity to re-schedule.
↟↟ REFUND POLICY ↟↟
With the exception of inclement weather, payments are non-refundable and your session cannot be rescheduled due to non-emergency personal matters.
↟↟ LIABILITY ↟↟
By registering + paying for the chosen Mini Portrait Session slot on May 13th, 2017, you and everyone in your party are acknowledging the risks associated with outdoor travel, holding yourselves accountable for your own actions + the actions of nature.
With this acknowledgement through registering + paying for this Mini Portrait Session on May 13th 2017 you agree that A.V Wakefield, all attendees (organizers + participants) of this Mini Portrait Session cannot be held liable should something happen to you due to your own actions + or the actions of nature.
A waiver sent via email will be sent to you + everyone in your party and must be digitally signed prior to May 13th, 2017. A paper copy of this waiver must be signed by everyone in your party upon your arrival to the mountainside.
↟↟ IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHY INFORMATION ↟↟
These sample photos have been taken on location at the Wendy Elkes Viewpoint in mid-May + August, and are shown to give you an idea of how our photos might look!
All sample photos have been taken by A.V Wakefield of North Birch Grove.
Your photos may not look exactly the same as those shown.