“Here’s to all the places we’ve been, and to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me whispering again and again and again: I love you.” – John Green
It started with a few innocent texts and Facebook messages and quickly escalated to Dave BEGGING me, at what felt like a million months pregnant, to allow him to go to Iceland in September. September, right after our second son would be born. Literally, mere days after. I’m either insane or the coolest wife in the world because without skipping a beat, I told him he MUST GO. I mean, it’s freaking ICELAND. My only stipulation was that I get to go along the next time. You hear that, future elopements of the world? Take me to Iceland.
Living vicariously through the adventures Dave, Jen (from JenDz), and her husband Josh had with Steph & Alex, I almost, ALMOST felt like I was there with them. You guys, Iceland is INCREDIBLE. And Steph wins #bravebride of the year, am I right? Fearless and willing to do anything for the perfect shots, I’m pretty sure she and Alex were both Jen & Dave’s dream couple. By the way – check out Jen’s blog post with all the gorgeous images!
We hope you love this film. It’s one of our favorites.
Are you currently planning your destination wedding? We’d love to tag along to tell your story! I (Shanna) definitely plan to not be pregnant so I can go wherever your adventure takes us. Shoot us a quick email so we can start the conversation!
“All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God’s eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to be always seems the best.” – John Muir
John Muir sings to our souls. The peace his words bring flows through our hearts, and while we were just outside of Washaugal & Skamania, Washington this last fall, filming Jena & Kyler’s treehouse wedding, we were reminded just how vital these deep breaths of fresh air are – and how we must take them often.
Jena & Kyler were married on a treehouse overlooking the rolling mountains of the south side of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Literally, a treehouse. A labor of love by Jena’s father, (yes, he built it!) it was seamlessly nestled among the towering trees as though it had always been there.
Surrounded by the love & warmth of their closest friends & family, Jena & Kyler’s day was magical in the way only a wedding in the middle of nowhere can be. We were thrilled to be asked to be a part of their day. Here are the social media teaser & full length highlight films from their day.
Jena & Kyler – congratulations to you both!
Wanna learn a bit more about our teasers & films? Check out below!
Short 30-60 second teasers are such a fun way to share a sneak peak of your wedding or elopement film with your friends & family on social media. Typically set to a quicker pace, teasers are filled with 1-3 second shots from your day. Sometimes we tease with shots from the whole day and sometimes we like to really focus on one special moment, like the first look. Did you know we offer them as an affordable add-on? We try to keep up with sharing stills from each event over on Instagram – do you follow us yet, by the way? – and we promise to try to be better at Facebook – you can follow us there, too! – but these short teasers are an easy & affordable way to fill that void while you’re waiting for your full highlight film! Contact us today to add one to your package!
Garden of the Gods Club, situated perfect at the top of a hill and provides some of the best views in all of Colorado Springs, served as the ideal backdrop for this collaborative styled film.
We had the opportunity to partner with a great team of vendors for this fun styled shoot earlier this summer. The rain came down hard, which, I think, just made the day even better. Sometimes you get the chance to work outside the box a little bit – to push yourself creatively, and to try something different. This film was a small, but fun, example of that. We hope you love it!
Maggie & Ileen – thank you for putting this shoot together!
VENUE: Garden of the Gods Club
DESIGN & PLANNING: Once Upon a Wedding
VINTAGE RENTALS: A Lovetale Rentals
RENTALS: Colorado Party Rentals
CAKE: Cakes Elevated
Between the outpouring of true love and one of the most emotionally charged first looks we’ve ever been apart of, Blake & Lauren’s beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado wedding day was one of our favorite wedding films from 2017.
Blake & Lauren are genuine and beautiful – both inside and out. The Surf Chateau in BV served as the backdrop for their gorgeous ceremony & first look. I’m NOT kidding. You want to check out their first look, stat! A storm rolled through that moved their reception indoors, but they didn’t skip a beat. They were just another example of why we love our couples – they embraced the chaos and in this case, the rain, and just kept dancing.
Their day was filled with an organic style and an easygoing vibe. Blake & Lauren – thank you for having us & congratulations on your marriage!
“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