[How To] Book Your Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Mountains = Adventure, and we now have Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot Packages that we're offering with the top wedding photographers that are available for destination weddings in the Breckenridge and Summit County area.  We have worked with these photographers and can help you live your dreams and take some fun, dramatic images that can be shared via your engagement announcement, after the wedding, or even as a thank you card for guests who attended the wedding.  

We've come up with three ideas for settings and / or activities, so here they are:

    1. Horses, ranches and barns.
    2. Cliffs, rocks and rivers.
    3. Alpine, above tree line and panoramic vistas.

Please contact us to learn more about how we can match you with the right photographer, with the right setting, at the perfect time of year.  Last winter, we worked with Katie and Victor Girtman of Studio Kiva, a Breckenridge-based wedding photography business to help a couple from Sweden live out their dream of having a dog sled wedding.  

[How To] Book Your Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot in the Colorado Rocky Mountains  |  Katie Girtman, Studio Kiva Wedding, photo[studiokivawedding.com]

 In the image above, Katie Girtman leans over to get the shot.  She's a true mountain girl that can you follow down the hill on skis, up on tall rock faces and almost anywhere you're thinking about for "trash the dress" shoot or otherwise.  Let's talk and plan some fun stuff!

[ Studio Kiva ]

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two

The comments, likes, and response we received from this post was great!  "Now this is what I'm talking about!!" was mentioned by a local wedding planner who spotted this post.  It was then shared by another local wedding officiant who shared it on her page, who received a comment that said: "OMG...That is just so wrong on so many levels. I swear, I got vertigo just looking at them!! Beautiful though!"

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

We looked through the gallery for this shoot, and narrowed it down to two posts.  I pressed the photographer for a bit of backstory on this shoot, and this is what he had to say.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

"The couple, Christie and Kevin, were married in Jackson, NH. The session on the cliff took place on Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, NH. The couple were not rock climbers so we had a training session the day before to give them a basic understanding of the equipment used hoping this would make the session on the cliff a little less stressful."

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

"Marc Chauvin of Chauvin Guides International was hired for all the rigging and rope work on the shoot."

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"We started before dawn to be in place at sunrise. The couple was lowered down to the ledge and anchored in place. They were always either tied into a rope or anchored to the cliff. Anchors were hidden by camera angle. Images were taken from various positions along the top of the cliff and I rappelled down for some as well. The ledge they were on is about 400 feet above the ground. Once we were done, Marc rigged up a pulley system and a bunch of us hauled the couple back up to the top."

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

"Everything went off with out a hitch and it was a very exciting and unique bridal session."  I would definitely agree.  It's one of the most unique that we've ever seen.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

We also had a very nice comment come in and thought we'd share that as well.  We hope you enjoyed this photo shoot as much as we did!  Thanks for reading.

"Lakes Region Bride magazine has been lucky enough to work with Jay & Vicki of Philbrick Photography. Jay's vision and intepretation of weddings is creative and always unsual and beautiful. When we call him and say "Hey I've got this crazy idea for a photo shoot..." it doesn't take long for him to jump in...he's had a biplane chase a couple down a runway; put a bride with a mohawk in a latex wedding gown and also captured some of the most stunning and romantic wedding photography for our magazine. And by the way, it doesn't hurt to ask if Jay and VIcki will travel to Breckenridge! This world-traveling, high energy duo might be up for it!"

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

 [PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

About the photographer

We are a wedding and portrait photography team operating out of North Conway, NH and Gloucester, MA. Married for almost 30 years, we love capturing all the excitement and emotion of couples beginning the journey we have enjoyed for so long. Our passion for photographing people is clearly demonstrated by our enthusiasm during a wedding or portrait session and the lengths to which we will go to create unique and memorable imagery. Working together to create artistic impressions of some of the most important moments in a couple's life is the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavor we could ever hope for. We simply can't get enough of it!

Our philosophy regarding photography is to embrace every possibility in the process of creating a more meaningful image. We don't charge by the hour, pose, or image but instead will work with you until you get the photographs you are looking for and will cherish forever.

Members of The New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and The Boudoir Photography Network.

philbrickphoto.com

The Day I-70 Shut Down: July 23, 2011

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As I write this, it's Saturday evening (though I'll schedule the post for the morning) we're winding down from a long two days of three weddings between Breckenridge and Silverthorne.  Today, at the Mountain Thunder Lodge, we heard one of the band members frantically calling his bandmates to find out their location, as their progress was ground to a halt with both directions of I-70 being closed at the same time.  Now, I've lived in Breckenridge since 1996 and have never heard of this happening.  It's usually one or the other, but not both.  At the same time.

One thing we constantly tell brides who book us for Vail and Beaver Creek jobs is that the road could close at any time, especially during the winter.  Our mountain roads are actually very-well maintained, but there seems to be a lot of user error out there lately.  Regardless, you just have to consider whether or not your vendors need to travel to your event, and if so, how far and when do they plan to arrive.  Not only does this apply to Denver vendors traveling to the mountains, but to mountain vendors traveling over passes, or for any event not in their same town.

Summer in the Rocky Mountains of Copper Mountain, Colorado.  |  photo[StacySanchez]

We left that job  to finish up another wedding in Breckenridge, hoping that all the band members would arrive safely and on time for our mutual client.  We are using Storify to show you how we warned you in an earlier post about the Art of Mountain Travel, and how you want to avoid peak travel times.  But, really, please check all the links I put in that post, and you might just save yourself a headache, and get a bonus hike in.  And then you can tell me how you used this info to maximize your time in local hills surrounding Summit County, Colorado.  That's what this blog is all about.