Wedding Glamping Inspiration in the Colorado Mountains | Haley and Brian

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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.

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Vendors that helped us realize our vision:

Make-up: Nicole Toledo
Bow-tie: Knotty Tie
Invitation: Anthologie Press
Rentals and Florals: Quintessential Events
Love Letter: Abigail Oxford
Dessert: Fluffed and Frosted
Dress: Original, handmade by Chris Loring
Want a relaxed and intimate wedding day at Piney River Ranch? Let’s chat about it!

12 Comments

  1. I obviously love them so much they went in an album!! You and Chris did such an amazing job and it is SO crazy how unique of stories you can tell in the same setting with the same details and same couple! Beautiful – you did Piney River Ranch more than justice too!

  2. Wow, Jennie! These are seriously incredible. I love the story you told and the fact that you ahoy this entire styled shoot on film, eeek! I am totally in love with this!

  3. How awesome! It’s like every detail is perfection, down to the bagels! The location is so pretty. Really lovely story telling.

  4. JENNIE!! these are absolutely breathtaking! And Haley, you look like a freakin goddess! In LOOOOOVE with this!
    The colors, the composition and all of the details, goooodness, your film work is just insane lady!

  5. this backdrop is stunning and makes me miss living near the mountains so badly! Great styled shoot.. job well done!

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