If you’ve been following along, you know that Piney River Ranch is one of my favorite intimate wedding venues. So it’s only fitting that when Chris Loring Photography and I were dreaming up a mountain styled shoot, we chose Piney River Ranch as our location. Add in their beautiful glamping tents and it was the perfect backdrop for a wedding glamping inspiration shoot.
Wedding Glamping Inspiration in the Colorado Mountains
The approach to this shoot was a little different. While both Chris and I love mountain weddings, we cater to different clients, so naturally our visions weren’t 100% aligned. That’s okay though as we were both able to highlight different stories within the same scene. We both photographed Haley and Brian in a handmade wedding dress that Chris made herself (say what?!), but we told very different stories.
For my story, I really wanted to focus on the couple who craves quiet, intimate time together on their wedding day. They want to wake up together in a tent by a glacial lake, then spend their morning sharing breakfast in bed. They cuddle, eat, and share notes and thoughts about their upcoming life together. When its time for the ceremony, they join their friends by the lake, say their vows, then take the time to wander off to revel in the fact that they’re married.
You can see Chris’ vision of the day over on Rocky Mountain Bride, were we’re thrilled to be published today.
One final note before diving into my favorite photos: I shot this entire shoot on film. Its been a goal of mine for awhile to do an entire shoot on film and I took the plunge with this one. And I’m oh so so happy!
I shot all of these photos on my Pentax 645N on Portra 800 film. Aren’t the colors are to die for??
I started my day off photographing in the cozy glamping tents on the Piney River Ranch property. Those tents are made for cuddles and breakfast.
The we moved on to photograph with Piney’s iconic lake and mountain view.
Initmate Lakeside Wedding Inspiration
Vendors that helped us realize our vision:
Dessert: Fluffed and Frosted