About


Meet Kelly Russell, the hiking photographer.

Let's be honest...if you're a Canmore local, you already know Kelly. 

Kelly is the owner of Kelly's Perspective, an adventure photography company specializing in alpine shoots. Where location permits, he also provides drone videography services.

Kelly Russell is a long-time BowValley resident, well-known for his long hair, unique perspective, and excellent customer service. With over ten years of experience hiking and scrambling in the area, he prides himself on being able to recommend the most breathtaking locations.

An avid outdoorsman and people person, he loves accompanying athletes and influences, locals and travellers alike on outdoor adventures - and capturing the memories with his camera. From backcountry hiking, scrambling, and climbing, to whitewater rafting and ski touring - whatever adventure you have in mind, he's up for it! If you're traveling elsewhere, he's also available to accompany you on your journey.

A fourteenth generation Canadian who grew up in the wilderness of Northern Saskatchewan, he fell in love with Canmore on childhood ski trips and moved here as soon as he could. Now more than a decade later, he finally feels he's earned the right to call himself a local. He still escapes to the alpine every chance he gets and loves sharing his unique perspective through photography, videography, and public speaking.  

An entertaining and energetic speaker, he's passionate about the outdoors, setting and achieving goals, and the importance of men speaking up about trauma and mental health. Whether he's speaking from stage or while hiking along beside you, Kelly can't help but inspire people to face fears, conquer goals, and live authentically. 

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