Family of three sit on a mountain peak on a hazy summer evening with Jena Lee Photographs during their family photography session in Golden BC

Helicopter Family Photos

Golden bc rocky mountains

A helicopter family photo session in the Golden BC Rocky Mountains is what dreams are made of. At least, that is what I dream of as a family photographer.

This dream became reality earlier this Summer, when filmmaker Elora Braden and myself hopped in a helicopter with the Davies family one evening.

The plan was to take a short flight from the Golden BC airport up to the iconic Mt. 7 peak to create family photos at sunset.

This mission and the mountain views were a highlight of my summer.

Helicopter Family Photo Session in the Golden BC Rocky Mountains

Earlier this summer, Whitetooth Helicopters dropped, filmmaker Elora Braden, the Davies family, and myself on Beaverhead Peak in Golden BC. This peak is better known amongst locals as Mt. 7 for the iconic seven that appears in the snowmelt each spring. It is a special mountain here and I knew it would be perfect for a helicopter family photo session.

After a quick helicopter flight across the valley, we landed on top of Mt. 7 for our photo session. We all spent some time taking in the mountain views and the sunset. If you have ever been lucky enough to spend time here in Golden, you know what a beautiful place it is. We are lucky to live amongst the Rocky Mountains and the rivers here. As a family photographer, I am grateful to live and work here.

For me, this was a creative project that had been on my mind for a while. I have always wanted to photograph a family session in the alpine at sunset. However, there were some logistics that had to come together to make it happen. At first, we considered hiking up to the peak, but we felt unsure about hiking back down in the dark, especially with kids. That's when the helicopter family photo session idea was born.

A big thank you to all the local Golden BC vendors that helped make this helicopter family photo session happen:

Wardrobe: Bona Fide Boutique

Film (coming soon): El Nina Design / Elora Braden

Helicopter: Whitetooth Heli

... and of course Rob, Morgan, and Andi for being such a great family to photograph!

When in Golden, BC we are visitors to the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa people.

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Hey — I'm Jena

I'm a family + newborn (and occasional wedding) photographer based in golden, bc.

I work with families who love the imperfect and the unposed.

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