Rustic Colorado wedding at Wild Basin Lodge

Post on February 14, 2018 by Marla Rutherford

Categories - Allenspark, boulder, Colorado, denver, event, family, mountains, photographer, photography, Portraits, Uncategorized, Wedding, Wild basin lodge

Marla was referred to us by a colleague for our wedding, and she was the first photographer we looked at. As the groom and amateur photographer, I couldn’t care less about colors or flowers, I wanted the best photographer we could find. We kept coming back to Marla’s work, looking at other photographer’s sites (which of course have their best work), and finding no one that could even come close to matching Marla’s quality and vision. I was sold just from the website – her lighting, poses, colors, and composition were second to none, but it was important that my (now) wife got along with her. Marla took the time to sit down with us and discuss more than just photography, she wanted to get to know us, let us get to know her, and make sure it would be a good fit (in addition to explaining the process and timeline and other business stuff). My wife loved her, and we hired her on the spot not only for our wedding, but two engagement shoots. Her work speaks for itself, but we are more than thrilled with our photos, and the time spent with her was also a blast. She kept it fun, yet was always the consummate professional, did well at being invisible when you didn’t want a photographer in your face, and wrangling people for a photo when necessary. Our friends and family loved her, and I don’t think the day of could have gone better, making spur-of-the-moment decisions when the rain came during photos that turned out to be some of our favorite shots. Her communication was perfect, and timing was, if anything, delayed by us. The biggest problem was narrowing down the photos to be included in the album – we couldn’t decide because they were all that good – and she told the story of our wedding perfectly. We were lucky to have Marla, I promise you will be thrilled with your decision to hire her.

-Alex & Becky

It’s Valentines day and in celebration of this lovely holiday I’m posting the wedding of one of my favorite couples who I couldn’t help but love. They found me through a mutual friend whose wedding I had photographed in Aspen. Cool, appreciative and creative Alex and Becky made the day so much fun AND gave us plenty of time for portraits.

As with most of my couples who hire us, photography was one of the most important things to them. With a 10 hour day booked we were able to really explore this beautiful property and take a variety of portraits before a small rain storm came in. The storm lasted for about 30 minutes and then the skies opened up just time for a gorgeous ceremony with the Rocky Mountains behind them.

Their DIY touches of the wine barrels for the ceremony and cake table were adorable and worth the challenge to haul up there. My favorite was their James Bond cake topper which matched their James Bond engagement shoot theme that we had shot in the studio months before (see below).

I asked them why they chose the Wild Basin Lodge and they joked it was like finding the wedding “easy button”; Wild Basin had everything they needed including the site, catering, lodging and day of coordinators. Day of coordinators who by the way were amazing to my photography team and really helped us out with whatever we needed. Not something you find at every venue!

See something you like? Vendor information at the end of this blog. 

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Winner for best “Save the Date”. We photographed this in our Boulder studio about 6 months before their wedding date. My graphic designer dropped in the background in post.

VENDORS

Venue – Wild Basin Lodge 

Dress – Emma & Grace

Makeup & Hair- Bella Capelli

Florist – Flora & Folly

Catering – Wild Basin Lodge 

Cake – Joy Williams 

DJ – Ron Michaels 

Rings: William’s Jewelers 

 

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