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Stuart McKelvie

Photo Specialty Manager and Professional Photographer

Stuart moved to the Canadian Rockies from Brisbane in Australia, a place with very few mountains and very little evidence that Winter was a proper season. Having decided a life spent exploring the outdoors was much more enjoyable than being an accountant, Stuart has come to Canada to enjoy the beauty of its landscapes, animals and seasonal activities. In his spare time, you can catch Stuart hiking up a mountain, taking photos of wildlife, or falling off his snowboard.

  • Specialty: Travel and Video
  • Camera of choice: Panasonic Lumix GH5
  • Favourite lens: Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4 Leica
Craig Douce

Craig Douce

Head of Professional Services and Photo Education

Craig brings close to two decades of photojournalism, professional and commercial experience to Banff Photography, with 15 of those years working exclusively in the Bow Valley. He Is committed to the absolute highest quality photographic product, whether it be a wildlife print, convention coverage, commercial product shoot or completed wedding album. From concept to completion he can provide first-class post production editing and design skills to ensure your images create the ultimate impact. No matter what your photographic requirements, he will call on his experience and the vast resources of the entire Banff Photography team to exceed your expectations.

  • Specialty: Professional Services
  • Camera of choice: Canon 6D and 1D
  • Favourite lens: Canon 70-200, any L-series wide zoom
Craig Douce

Tristen O’Hetherington

Adventure Photographer and Photo Specialty Expert

Tristen O’Hetherington is an adventure photographer, artist and local hiking guide based out of our Lake Louise location. He specializes in landscape, astrophotography and portraits as well as guided expeditions and hikes. Tristen takes a dramatic approach to his photographs using natural light to capture breathtaking moments in the Canadian Rockies. Tristen grew up in the nearby Foothills region of Alberta and is an avid skier, mountaineer, rock and ice climber.

  • Camera of choice: Nikon D810, Canon 5D Mark III
  • Favourite lens: Sigma Art 24-70mm
Ian Virtue

ian virtue

Portrait Photographer and Photo Specialty Expert

Hailing from Windsor Ontario, Ian Virtue traded his fields of corn and soy for the Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park.

Despite the flat terrain of his native city, Ian finds himself most at home in places where the horizon is hidden by the mountains. With two trips to the Nepalese Himalayas under his belt, he finds his passion in photographing places off the beaten path. Whether it be towering mountains, or dense jungles, Ian seeks to inspire with every photo he takes.

“We each get one trip. One opportunity to see everything this world has to offer. One opportunity to leave this place better than when we arrived. I know I don’t want to waste a single moment.”

Currently working for Banff Photography as a photographer at the Chateau Lake Louise, Ian can be found in his free time exploring the various wonders the Canadian Rockies have to offer.

Patrick Mole

Wahbi Bouri

Photo Specialty Expert and Professional Photographer

From the Toronto, Ontario area Wahbi left the city behind in favor of the sprawling mountains and adventures the rocky mountains offer. With a background in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Energies, Wahbi realized his true passion was in Photography and can now be found gallivanting around Banff and the surrounding area taking photos.

  • Specialty: Wildlife, Portraits and Low-Light
  • Camera of choice: Canon EOS R
  • Favourite lens: Canon RF F/1.2 L USM and Canon EF 100-400 F/4.5-5.6L
Adam Baus

Tom Westhead

Photo Specialty Expert &Professional Photographer

Tom moved to the Canadian Rockies from the UK, where he previously worked as a Legal Advisor.

Tom has come to Banff to take advantage of the endless opportunities there are to photograph landscapes, wildlife and people, along with the year-round adventure activities available in the region. When Tom isn't working in our retail store,or on one of our photo shoots, you can find him hiking and exploring Banff National Park, looking for wildlife, a great landscape shot or snowboarding atone of the local ski hills.

Jaylene Thompson

lisa otto

Banff Mountain Art Gallery Manager,Custom Framer and Accountant

Originally from Ontario Lisa moved to the mountains in 1992 and hasn’t looked back. With a background as a Chartered Accountant, Lisa quickly realized how much fun it can be to combine an accounting degree with an interest in Art and Photography.  Living and working in Banff is an incredible privilege and allowing visitors to “take the mountains home”remains a priority in her day.

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