“and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you” – e.e. cummings

I recently had the privilege of partnering with Justyna E Butler Photography on the dreamiest anniversary shoot in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sarah & David were incredible to work with; thanks for including me, you two!

We hiked the 2.5 miles up to Dream Lake and were able to get some beautiful shots. I think you’ll agree that it doesn’t get much better than love and some snow capped mountains. I am so excited to share this film with you!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from Justyna. To see her full blog post, head over to her site!

Photography: Justyna E Butler Photography

Cinematography: Basecamp Visual

Hair & Makeup: Lisa Bartley

Do you have an idea for an epic elopement or anniversary film? Let’s talk about it!

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colorado aerial photoHow beautiful is Colorado in the winter? I had been wanting to snag some great aerial shots with my drone for a short film featuring a favorite artist, and the first snow of the season did not disappoint! Anyone who knows me likely also knows about my man crush on Matt Wertz. The guy can do no wrong when it comes to great music! It’s my life and career goal to shoot a music video for him sometime. So, if you’re reading this and you know him, hook me up!

I’ve found (really to no surprise!) that adding aerial shots into my videos adds just an extra “pop” of visual interest. Living in Colorado, it’s easy to get beautiful content, so there’s really no excuse not to get out there any fly. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Colorado White Christmas || The Teaser from Basecamp Visual on Vimeo.

Do you have an idea for a music video or aerial film? Let’s chat!

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aerial shot of Colorado Rocky Mountains; music video still

Our friend, Brianne, recently released her first EP and contacted me to produce a music video with aerial shots in the Colorado high country! Bri is a longtime friend of both me and Shanna – she even photographed our wedding! – and we couldn’t be more excited for her! Please take a moment to check out this film of her title track, Ever Faithful & the beautiful Rocky Mountains mountains of Colorado.

Congratulations, Bri!

 

Bri Cowan || Ever Faithful lyric video from Basecamp Visual on Vimeo.

Do you have a music video you’re dying to shoot? Let’s talk about it!

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colorado springs brand piece videoA fashion staple in Old Colorado City, Barracuda Bazaar Boutique exudes life and energy. From the clothing to the quirky and unique gifts, Barracuda has something for everyone.

For this brand piece video, I had the opportunity to sit down with the store’s owner, Kim McKenna, as she shared pieces of it’s history and the many things that make this store great. Living true to its motto, “beautiful should always be affordable,” I think you’ll love this shop just as much as it’s many faithful patrons, including my wife, Shanna, do.

May this inspire you to support local, family owned businesses. #shopsmall

 

Barracuda Bazaar || Brand Piece from Basecamp Visual on Vimeo.

Are the owner of a small business in Colorado? I’d love to tell you story. Check out more of my brand pieces here.

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I’m excited to share this short behind the scenes styled film from a recent shoot I was a part of, which was featured just before Christmas on Rocky Mountain Bride!

 

I have had such a great time collaborating with some incredible professionals these last few months. I couldn’t be more thrilled about all the exciting opportunities 2017 brings. More styled and real wedding collaborations, mountain elopements, brand and lifestyle pieces – it’s already shaping up to be a great year!

I feel very lucky to have met our now great friends, Sarah & Katherine, through my wife, Shanna. With her job at Colorado Party Rentals, she’s been able to get me connected with some great people! We’ve all been able to team together on multiple projects, and it’s been so much fun working together! I’m excited to announce a big project I’m working on with Sarah soon and hope to be able to shoot a few real weddings and elopements with them both this year!

Autumn Inspired Styled Shoot || The Highlight from Basecamp Visual on Vimeo.

 

Check out this incredible team!

Styling + Design: Sarah Evans Weddings + Katherine Ridgely

Photography: Katherine Ridgely

Venue: Denver Photo Collective

Floral Design: Amber Mustain Floral Design

Calligraphy + Invitation Design: Ink and Root

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals and Shanna McCann

Gown: Rembo Styling via Emma + Grace Bridal

Hair + Makeup: Smash Beauty Bar

Table Runner: Susanna Luck + Nettle Textiles

Cake: Salted Sweets

Videography: Basecamp Visual

 

Are you planning a fun collaboration for 2017? I’d love to chat about getting involved! Send me a quick note and we’ll schedule a time to grab coffee.

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