Morning Lakeside Mini Portrait Sessions by North Birch Grove are an amazing way to kick start summer and a day in Banff National Park.

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 Moraine Lake! Park your car, put on your favourite mountain inspired outfit and you’re at at the perfect spot!

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!


• Each session is $250 +gst.

• 20 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!

• Choose 6 free fully-edited, high-resolution digital images that you can print + share with everyone!

• Additional 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!! **dogs must be on leash at ALL times


This Lake Side Morning Session will be along the shore of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park (approx 2 hours 10 minutes from Calgary) and are by appointment only.

You are responsible for arriving at the designated parking lot at least 20 minutes prior to your session commencing to be checked in, briefed + allow ample time to walk to the location.


**IMPORTANT** Moraine Lake is very busy!

A note regarding parking, from Parks Canada:

"Arrive at Moraine Lake before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to ensure parking"

A free shuttle is offered to bring you from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake starting at 8:00am. Pick up and drop off is from Lake Louise Overflow Parking Lot, 5.5 km east of Lake Louise on the Trans-Canada Highway, 50 km west of Banff. Full details on this FREE service, including schedule are available here:

+please note that dogs are not permitted on the shuttle bus, please plan your travel to the lake via your own vehicle if you are bringing your pup!



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


Should inclement weather occur on May 28th 2017 (inclement weather is defined by A.V Wakefield)  and you are unable to attend the rescheduled date (which will be June 3rd, 2017), you will receive a refund of $200.00


There is no cell service at the parking lot, so please plan accordingly.  If you are late, we will miss the sunrise light and your session will start upon your arrival and its duration will be what time is remaining. For example if you are 15 minutes late, your session will be 30 minutes long.   

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 Mini Portrait Session slot on May 28th, 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 28th 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 28th, 2017.  A paper copy of this waiver must be signed by everyone in your party upon your arrival to the lake side


These sample photos have been taken on location at Moraine Lake in late May at sunrise, and are shown to give you an idea of how our photos might look! Please note that the light only looks like this at sunrise, and I am already booked for a session at this specific time.

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

Your photos will not look exactly the same as those shown.


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.


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