We're locals!

Banff Photography is the only photography services company with a permanent office at the Chateau.  Our photographers work full-time for Banff Photography and live and work full-time at Lake Louise. They are highly skilled craftspeople who have an intimate knowledge of our unique landscape and how to capture the beauty in it.  Lake Louise is one of the most celebrated photography locations in the world. Having a local Professional Photographer capture you and your family amid the majesty of the Lake and surrounding Mountains is an opportunity not to be missed.


Sophie Smith

Professional Photographer, Portraits, Weddings, and Photo lessons.

Sophie made the move across the pond from Worcestershire, United Kingdom to the Canadian Rockies to pursue her passion for Wildlife and Landscape photography. With a background of professional wedding photography and portraiture you can usually find Sophie spending her free time camouflaged in bushes capturing the perfect wildlife shot; with her first publication featured in Wildlife Photography World (2018) then followed by Canon UK (2018).

Kieran Skudder

Professional Photographer, Portraits, Weddings, and Photo lessons.

Kieran is also another Brit from across the Pond. Having being a Ski instructor at Lake Louise he fell in love with the Canadian Rockies. With a background in of professional wedding photography, fine art portraits and fashion portrait work, you will find Kieran striking up a conversation with anyone and everyone often about his love of photography and sharing his tips and tricks for portraits.


Lisa Otto

Founder and Banff Mountain Art Gallery Manager

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 her business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit 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.