Lakeside 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!

Hop in the car with a cup of coffee and hit the road to Kananaskis Lakes! Park your car, put on your favourite mountain inspired outfit and you’re already at the perfect spot!

Your session will be quick, simple, and best of all unique! These sessions are each 30-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 love the outdoors!


• Each session is $375 +gst.

• 30 minutes of time in front of the camera.

• About a week after your shoot, you will be emailed a proof gallery of 55-75 images to check out!

• Your choice of 8 fully edited, high-resolution digital images that you can print + share with everyone is included with your session!

• Additional fully edited images of your choice are available for $25 each, or $125 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.


These Lakeside 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 lakeside location at least 10 minutes prior to your session commencing to be checked in and briefed. I will be meeting you at the parking lot

Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk to the location. For example, if you have booked the 1PM-1:30PM session, plan to arrive in the parking lot with enough time to get yourself organized, check in, and walk the trail, 12:35PM at the latest.

The earlier you arrive lakeside the more time you will have to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee from a thermos and get ready for your session!


You must be comfortable walking approximately 1km return on a wide path.


Once you have paid for your session, you will receive an email confirmation that includes directions to the parking lot, trail head + lakeside location information, FAQ, waiver, and a list of what to bring.


Should inclement weather occur on May 13th, 2017, and you are unable to attend for the rescheduled date (which will be the weekend of May 27th, 2017), you will receive a refund of $300.00


There is no cell service at the trail head, so please plan accordingly. There is no cell service at the trail head, so please plan accordingly. If you are late, your time will not roll into the next session.

No-shows will not be re-accommodated in any way, and you will not receive a refund or the opportunity to re-schedule.


With the exception of inclement weather, payments are non-refundable and your session cannot be rescheduled due to non-emergency personal matters.


By registering + paying for the chosen 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 Portrait Session on May 13th 2017 you agree that A.V Wakefield, all attendees (organizers + participants) of this 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.


These sample photos have been taken on location at the Wendy Elkes Viewpoint in late mid-May + August and the Lakehore itself in November, and are shown to give you an idea of what our backdrop will look like, though we will be on the shore of the lake, not mountainside.

All sample photos have been taken by A.V Wakefield of North Birch Grove.

Your photos will look exactly the same as those shown as we will be lakeside.


Coupons or discount codes of any kind cannot be used for Portrait Sessions, they are valid only for artwork and home decor items. 

Should you enter a coupon or discount code at checkout and proceed to complete your purchase, you will shortly receive an invoice from:

This invoice will be for the discount amount, and is due upon receipt.

You will also be charged a $15 administration fee on top of your invoice for a misuse of discount codes + coupons.


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