Product Photographer in Colorado | Gray Duck Gifts


As a product photographer in Colorado, we get an up-close view at some incredible small businesses. Gray Duck Gifts is no exception! Making gifting easy & stress-free, it’s your one stop for beautifully curated gifts!


colorado product photographer

Curating gifting is such a grand idea! You’d think, a product photographer in Colorado should have some skills for creative gifting right? Turns outs creativity doesn’t stretch across the board – at least not for us. We can offer beautiful photos and videos, but picking the perfect gift for a loved one… not as easy!

When we were approached by Suze, owner and founder of Gray Duck Gifts, she introduced us to her idea for locally sourced, beautiful curated gifts. You can purchase existing boxes – each perfectly themed for your recipient , or work together with her team to create custom gifts exactly suited for who you’re gifting them to. It’s incredible!

When we discussed Suze’s requests for their brand photos, we knew it was important to keep the photos bright, clean, and naturally colored to best show off every single hand-sourced item.

Our goals with any branding project are to authentically show off what you sell. Whether that’s yourself, a physical product, or a serviceable idea, it’s important to give clear insight into your brand. Headshots that aren’t forced. Product shots that use natural light, playful composition & playful composition. Creative product shots that aren’t boring – that’s the name of the game here! We focused on using natural light (including some fun shadows) to show off Gray Duck Gift’s beautiful packaging.

And today, we’re sharing our small part in it with you. I’ll take one of each, please.

To learn more about Suze & Gray Duck Gift’s curated packages, head here.


Ready to revamp the way you share your passion or space with the world? Get in touch today to start the conversation about your Colorado brand project. We specialize in telling brand stories in the Breckenridge, Fairplay, and Buena Vista, Colorado areas and we’d love to talk about yours.

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Colorado Mountain Pass Engagement Session


Megan + Tyler wanted a snowy mountain pass engagement session. Okay, okay. I think they got exactly that!


mountain pass engagement session

A lot of couples choose a mountain pass engagement session when they’re thinking about fun ideas to show off their love (and that new sparkly ring!). It totally makes sense to us!

Megan & Tyler wanted to play in the snow and get some gorgeous views of the mountains. We agreed to meet at one of our favorite mountain passes just south of Breckenridge.

The braved the cold – dancing and cuddling and embracing the brisk Colorado winter.

We absolutely cannot wait for their wedding day in late September! What a treat to be able to be able to join couples for both their engagement AND their weddings!

Do you think you’d plan your engagement photos in the mountains?

If you loved this engagement session, click here to view more!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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A Winter Breckenridge Engagement Session


There’s something special about the snowy season in the mountains. This winter Breckenridge engagement session will show you what we mean!


winter breckenridge engagement session

Rachael & Kevin weren’t sure about scheduling an engagement session. They REALLY weren’t sure about a winter Breckenridge engagement session that would potentially take them off the slopes early! But, when they planned a last minute trip to the mountains to hit the mountain before it closed for the season, they decided – “why not?!”. And so, we did!

It also helped that the lifts closed for the day well before we were scheduled to meet. 🙂

I met up with these two on a warm, but cloudy late winter/early “spring” evening just north of Breckenridge. Rachael & Kevin showed up in perfectly coordinated earthy toned attire & a cute hat. A perfect engagement session combo!

Their wedding is coming up in September – right back here in the mountains!

Take a look at Rachael & Kevin’s winter Breckenridge engagement session!

If you loved this earthy, winter engagement session, click here to view more!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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How to Make A Magical Backyard Wedding


Sometimes you’re handed a beautiful reminder of what love can do. This was it. Ivy + Trey’s magical backyard wedding was filled with every single good thing.


backyard wedding magical

I stood on the patio at the end of the night – after the sparklers & confetti & the cake. After the coordinated bridal party dance. After the speeches & countless words of support and love. I just stood there, watching Ivy + Trey dance their hearts out, surrounded by their friends and family & endless love. Tears streamed down my face – like, we’re REALLY talking an embarrassing amount of tears – and I just laughed. What is this wild, crazy life?

This was the perfectly perfect day for literally a match-made-in-heaven pair.
The wind was as strong as the joy.
The location – Ivy’s parent’s backyard.
Her brother is his best friend.
Her sisters helped her plan.
All 9 of his siblings were there to celebrate & share in the happiness.
Her mom’s long time friend made the flowers.
There were twinkle lights + bubbly.
There was dancing – gosh, was there dancing!

It was all of that & a million things more. It was everything.


Creating a magical backyard wedding can be achieved in just 4 easy steps! Straight from Ivy + Trey’s incredible day, here ya go!


Twinkle lights!

I could stop here and it’d be magic enough. Sometimes twinkle lights are all it takes!

Cozy tables.

Beautiful farm tables placed in intimate rows to keep everyone close & cozy.

Gorgeous, lush florals.

SAY NO MORE.

All your favorite people.

These families grew up together. Did we mention her brother is his childhood best friend?

That’s it. That’s the list.


Here’s what Ivy + Trey had to say about their day!

Let me start out by saying, I was more picky about my photographer than I was about the ring, dress, flowers, (maybe even the man..KIDDING) and I have zero regrets and only positive words to say about our experience with Basecamp Visual. If you are looking for timeless photos that capture the movement, atmosphere and emotion of your love story then look no further, you’ve found the one!  We are absolutely BLOWN away with our pictures and experience with Shanna. The joy and laughter that she captured is breathtaking. So much thought and work goes into a short couple of hours celebrating; invest in people who care and capture the moment so it can be remembered for a lifetime. Do it. This is worth every single penny!!

Ivy + Trey

And finally, here is their beautifully enchanted wedding in Ivy’s parents’ backyard!

PS. Be watching for more of this beautiful wedding day to be featured on Rocky Mountain Bride in September 2022!


Venue: Private Family Home
Planning: The couple and their families
Catering: Dos Gringos
Dress: Dani West Floral
Florals: Atmosphere Floral Design


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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A Breckenridge Forest Wedding with Boreas Pass Portraits


Taylor & Corey’s enchanted Breckenridge forest wedding was a fairytale dream come true – beautiful light, impeccable style. Lots of love.


breckenridge forest wedding

Taylor & Corey created a perfectly enchanted Breckenridge forest wedding. Her gorgeous, simple style. His maroon suit. The wild bouquet. The sun streaming through the trees. The dances, the cake. The love. It was an incredible day!

They started their day getting ready at a vacation rental in Breckenridge. There, they did their private letters and we all cried. After that we drove the short distance to a secret spot in the woods we helped them find for their ceremony. Once the ceremony & family portraits concluded, we stuck around for couples portraits & video and then traveled back into town, stopping first at Boreas Pass for some additional mountain view shots. It’s one of our favorite spots! Finally, we went back to the Airbnb for dinner, donuts, and dancing!

See it all here in their magical wedding video!

Read what Taylor & Corey had to say about working with us.

COVID brought on a lot of new challenges and 2020 was a really tough year for us all. We had to learn a lot about how to protect not only ourselves but others from this virus, which for a long time included not getting to see those we love the most. Deciding to still have our wedding in the midst of all this uncertainty was definitely a difficult decision to make but we are so glad we did.

Dave and Shanna were a big part of the decision we made. From the very beginning, they let us know that they were there with us and supported us all the way, no matter what we decided. They updated us about the goings-on around the Breckenridge area and what they were doing to ensure their client’s safety which really helped put our minds at ease. In addition to all of that, Shanna reached out multiple times about any recommendations she could provide; from flowers to the wedding cake, she had them ALL.

We have been so appreciative and grateful to have found this duo, not just because they are AMAZING at videography and photography but because they truly care about their clients and the experiences they have with them. You hear all the time how stressful planning a wedding is, but honestly, this process was so much easier than we could have ever imagined thanks to these two! AND on top of all the love and support we felt while working with them, we got back the most INCREDIBLE photos and film that take our breath away every time we look at them! We get to relive that day over and over again and we are eternally grateful for that! Thank you so much for that you two!

With Love, Taylor & Corey

And finally, their beautiful Breckenridge forest wedding in the woods.


Florals: Garden of Eden Flowers
Dress: True Society by Belle Vogue
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus
Suit: Slabotsky’s Fine Mens Wear & Tailoring
Rings: Paul Dodds Jewelry
Prep & Reception: Chateau of Breckenridge
Dessert: Butterhorn Bakery


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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