When the biggest Spring snow storm we’ve ever seen knocked out Matt + Ginger’s Telluride elopement, we improvised, headed to Aspen a few days later, and it was more amazing than anyone imagined.
How many couples get to have both a Telluride & Aspen, Colorado elopement?
Everyone wants to hire their talented best friend to capture their wedding but you can’t make your talented best friend work on your wedding day. So, we had to find some new best friends, through months of internet “dating” *ahem* Instagram “stalking” we found the perfect pair. From the first conference call to the last selfie, Dave and Shanna were THE dynamic, talented best friends to capture our wedding.
Dave and Shanna are remarkable visionaries. Through complications like an avalanche, snow storms, and power outages, they stuck beside us offering solutions while keeping us in good spirits. Their spirited audacity and willingness to go every extra mile just to tell our love story with those authentic moments, means we get to relive our wedding for the rest of our lives. Dave and Shanna aren’t just going to be another vendor at you wedding, they are genuine people who you’re going to want to share the rest of your life with.
-Matt + Ginger
When we decided to start officially offering combined photo + video collections for Colorado elopements & intimate weddings, spending days with couples like Matt + Ginger was the ultimate goal.
Despite a wild Spring avalanche that completely covered Bridal Veil Falls (the first ceremony spot). AND THEN getting hit by the craziest Colorado snow storm we’ve yet to experience, knocking out ceremony location number two. AND FINALLY, the same storm forcing us to move their entire portrait session to a different day and location, everything about Matt + Ginger’s snowy Telluride & Aspen, Colorado elopement was a real life dream.
Take a look at their elopement teaser film to see what we mean. And then keep on reading.
We spent the early afternoon of their original wedding day at Ginger’s family home in Telluride, watching the snow fall and the wind blow, desperately trying to decide what to do. Postpone the ceremony? Just the portrait session? Maybe they’d just do the ceremony at the house? Nope – the weather was too bad. Matt couldn’t get there, up the mountain. They already had to decide where to move the ceremony to, as the existing locations were no longer feasible. Ultimately, the decision was made to move the ceremony to the local Hotel Telluride, who so graciously allowed the group to host an extremely last minute event. We rescheduled the couple’s portrait session for later in the week, in Aspen. It was a whirlwind and SO. MUCH. FUN. Literally couldn’t love these two more.
Matt and Ginger’s love and adoration is bright and lasting and strong, and it was such a honor to witness it all. Through thick and thin, and for better and for worse, sometimes you just know when two people are really meant to be. These two are it.
AND because we know you haven’t quite had enough of these two yet, watch their full snowy Telluride and Aspen elopement film!
You two – thank you. We LOVED meeting you and spending all the days together, documenting this sweet time of your life. You’re the real deal, that’s for sure. Congratulations, again! We love you guys!
Crafting heirloom films + stills for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Summit County, Colorado based videography and photography company run by husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna McCann. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado wedding or elopement? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.