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Real Aspen Wedding: Meg and Zach’s Destination Wedding Weekend

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Wedding Date: 09/03/2017
Bride and Groom: Meg and Zach

(From the Bride)

Zach and I met in Aspen, Colorado. Zach (originally from Orange County, CA) picked Me (Meg) up in the Gant Van from the airport with my mom. What we thought would be a mother-daughter vacation turned into the beginning of a wonderful love story.

After being in a long distance relationship for a year, I moved out to Aspen to be with Zach. We both lived and worked in Aspen until 2015 when we decided to move to California to be closer to family. We decided to have a destination wedding in Aspen because it is so near and dear to our hearts. We had an intimate wedding of 70 guests and had activities throughout the weekend. We had a welcome reception at the Gant Aspen and served vegan friendly options, bison sliders, and more. A selection of Colorado Bourbons (along with full bar) was also hosted at the Welcome Reception. We really liked having the activities planned because it gave our guests a chance to get to know one another before the wedding day. Once the wedding came around everyone knew each-other. The morning after the wedding we went Paragliding with Aspen Paragliding, then embarked on a 3 week honeymoon through Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.







Where did you have your ceremony? Theatre Aspen

 

How did you decide on this location? I wanted a ceremony location that was outdoors but had an easy plan for rain, because we all know how afternoon showers can come unexpectedly. I also liked that it was affordable, had a scenic backdrop, and was only a 10 minute walk for everyone from the center of town.

 

Where did you have your reception? Hotel Jerome

 

How did you decide on Hotel Jerome for your reception? The Hotel Jerome was a short distance away from the Theatre Aspen. I love how historical the hotel is and it definitely has the mountain chic vibe I was looking for.

 

Where did you have book your accommodations? The Gant

 

What was the mood at your wedding? Full of love and happiness!

 

What is your best memory from your wedding day? Seeing my husbands face when he saw me walking down the aisle (we didn’t see each-other before the wedding)

 

Meg, Do you have any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding? Plan activities throughout the weekend so the guests can get to know each-other before the big day. I had a small wedding of only 70 guests, but the dance floor was always full. I think the fact that everyone had met almost everyone else by the time the reception rolled around definitely helped. Also, I would advise people to definitely have an open bar! People come from very far and spend a lot of money to witness your marriage – you want them to enjoy themselves!!


Aspen Wedding Vendors
Welcome Reception:
Venue: The Ute Terrace at The Gant Aspen
Food: The Gant Aspen
Music:Live music by Mark Nussmeier

Wedding Day Vendors:

PhotographerRoss Daniels Photography

Florist:Susan’s Flowers

Wedding PlannerMountain Events by Windy

Rentals: Premier Party Rentals

Hair & Makeup: Cheyenne Montoya

Ceremony Music: String Trio through Aspen Music Festival and School

DJ: DJ Ryan Griz

Paper / Invitations: The Hello Co.

Officiant: Reverend Jill Pidcock

Favors: Voluspa Vermeil Mini Tin Travel Candles

Wedding Dress: Marchesa

Wedding Dress Store: Saks 5th Avenue – Beverley Hills Bridal Salon

Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse Rentals (Vera Wang)

Bridesmaid Attire Designer: Jenny Yoo

Bridesmaid Dress Provider: Bridesmaid Stylist Morgan Reubenson (Brideside)

Meg, thanks for sharing your special day with us! We wish you both a wonderful future together.

October 23, 2017 |

Winter Wonderland: 5 Musts For a Winter Wedding in Aspen

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Snowy mountain peaks in the background, toasty fires and rich hues make winter weddings in Aspen so gorgeous. While a winter wedding is a magical thing, there are also lots of details to consider to ensure your day goes off without a hitch!

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Photo by Robin Proctor Photography

Here are some important things to consider when planning your Aspen winter wedding.

  1.  Bundle up!
    1. If you are desiring outdoor photos, make sure to have a plan. Dressing warm enough is crucial! You don’t want to be frozen during your vows. Wearing cozy winter accessories like a faux fur coat, scarf, mittens, and many more can be a great way to look fashionable while staying warm.

You (and your bridesmaids) can also wear tights under your dress. If it’s long, no one will even know and you can stay warm and toasty during photos. Watering eyes, chapped lips and skin will not look great in photos, so be sure to have chap stick and tissues on hand.

2.  Be wary of the weather. Aspen weather can be unpredictable- sunny one day and then a snowstorm moving in the next. Have backup plans for anything you are hoping to host outdoors. If you have guests coming in from out of town, there is a possibility of delayed or cancelled flights. Make sure they have a little wiggle room and if possible leave a few days between when they fly in and your wedding day.

3.  Add seasonal elements. Whether you choose to decorate in “winter white” or a mix of rich, warm tones, adding greenery, plaid, metallics or other winter themed accents is a gorgeous touch. Candles also add a romantic, warm vibe to the room. Even during a dark, stormy winter night.

4.  Choose your location wisely. Having both the ceremony and reception at one location is ideal in winter. You don’t want to risk having to drive to a reception during inclement weather. Add in some extra time to travel to your ceremony in case weather is bad.

5.  Get creative. Special touches will make your wedding unforgettable. Have a hot chocolate station or blankets to warm everyone up. Serve comfort foods- soup shooters, mac and cheese, grilled cheese. Add a dessert display with your favorite holiday desserts or have horse and carriage or gondola rides to transport your guests to the festivities.

Photo by Tara Marolda Photography

Photo by Robin Proctor Photography

Winter Bridge

Photo by Robin Proctor Photography

Photo by Robin Proctor Photography

 Photo by Tara Marolda Photography

Winter weddings in Aspen are magical! These are just a few of our tips to make sure your Aspen wedding goes off smoothly. Are you having a winter wedding? Share your favorite winter wedding detail below!! Still planning? Find your top wedding vendors here.

October 11, 2017 |

Real Aspen Wedding: Esmeralda and Donovan’s Intimate Family Celebration

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Wedding Date: 09/09/2017
Bride and Groom: Esmeralda and Donovan

Words from their Aspen wedding photographer, Krissy Blackband: 

“I was so lucky that Esmeralda and Donovan found me for their gorgeous Aspen wedding. She was super sweet and it was fun to be able to help her pick her wedding spot! They didn’t know a lot about specific places in Aspen (preferably a lovely and private mountain setting for their small wedding), so I did a bit of research and she decided to go with the Ashcroft Ghost Town, which is AMAZING. It’s just a 12 mile drive outside of downtown Aspen, and it was so serene and quiet and just beautiful.

It was such a treat to be able to photograph a smaller, intimate wedding. While I love weddings of all sizes, it was really special to see such a close-knit group celebrate together. Everyone was either family or just like family, and you could see how thrilled everyone was to be there to witness these two tie the knot. They really made it an adventure as well, as they took the train out from Chicago and then drove over Independence Pass. It was the perfect way to get here and made the trip out even more special.”



 

Where was the ceremony?
Ashcroft Ghost Town. After a short bout of showers, the clouds parted just in time for their first look, followed by the lovely ceremony that took place in the middle of the meadow under the sun.

Family and friends formed a circle with the couple, which made it even more thoughtful and sweet. We took more photos in the very cool ghost town with old, dilapidated buildings as our backdrop – definitely something you don’t see every day! I would have stayed all day to take photos of them in such an amazing location. The leaves were just starting to turn, too, which added that extra touch of color.

What did they want for in a ceremony location?They were looking for a private space in the mountains/nature

Location of Reception?
The Limelight Hotel. The group headed back for a celebratory dinner at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen where they dined family-style and shared stories of the couple. Everyone was so kind and generous and treated me as part of the group, and it was such an honor to be there!

What was the mood at the wedding?
Small and intimate

 

Best memory from the wedding day?
As the photographer, mine was the gorgeous ceremony in the meadow



Aspen Wedding Vendors

Photographer:Krissy Blackband (submitted this wedding)

Florist: The bride’s sister made the bouquets and flower crown with flowers from Whole Foods.

Ceremony:Ashcroft Ghost Town

Reception and Accomodations:The Limelight Hotel Aspen

Thanks to wedding photographer, Krissy Blackband for sharing this special wedding with us. We wish the bride and groom a very happy future together.

September 27, 2017 |

Natalie and Dustin’s Intimate Aspen Elopement

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Natalie and Dustin were planning a wedding in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio when they decided to drop everything and elope! The groom chose the reception location on the day of the wedding. What a special day! Read on for more about their wedding day.

Wedding Date: 07/08/2017
Bride and Groom: Natalie and Dustin

From the Bride: Dustin and I got engaged in Feb. 2017. Immediately after, the wedding planning began! In the beginning Dustin and I planned a wedding with a guest list of 130 people in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Everything was planned and set up and we were about to get our invites out when (drop the mic) we pulled the plug on that plan! When they say wedding planning is stressful, now I know every meaning to that saying. Things were getting a little out of hand and I realized what we were doing was not what we really wanted. It was always my dream growing up to get married in a super small and simple setting. That is just not what was happening and it was creating a lot of anxiety for the both of us.

Then the idea of Aspen, Colorado came up and we made the plans within two weeks and we were on a plane. We had some of our loved ones there, it was simple, everything we wanted and more. The elopement was drama and stress free. I look back today and know in my heart that we made the best decision for us as a couple. We also planned a party back in our hometown with all of our family and friends. I loved sharing all of our memories and photos with everyone. It was a great celebration and I could not have asked for a better outcome with the elopement and party! Now, it is off to Hawaii!!!

Where did you have your ceremony?
My now husband, Dustin decided on the location. We flew into Aspen that Friday. Saturday as I was getting my hair and make up done. He went exploring for the perfect location! I had no idea where we were going and I was totally surprised!

Location of Reception?
St. Regis, Aspen (where we stayed)- It was just us and two other couples. We all went there after and had a little cocktail hour. Then had dinner reservations at the Little Nell.

How did you decide on your reception location?
Everything was planned day of! After Dustin found the location him and his friend went to the St. Regis for a drink. The bartender actually recommended the Little Nell.

Where did you stay?
St. Regis– What an amazing hotel! We had a suite and when we got there they had roses on the bed, champagne, and music! It was so lovely.

What was the mood at the wedding? Unique and different?
Very unique and different. We decided to elope 2 weeks before we went to Aspen after planning a big wedding in Columbus, Ohio. Turns out we did not want that “big” wedding. Our wedding was casual and easy going. I was comfortable and so happy about how intimate it was. I could really focus on Dustin and our relationship – outside of all that wedding day drama and nerves.

Best memory from the wedding day?
When we gave our vows to each other. We married ourselves, Dustin took the lead by starting the ceremony off with a poem that blew my mind and made me smile the biggest I have in my whole life. I loved how intimate the situation was and having our friends there to witness, it brought so much joy to me on that day. The next day, we went paddle boarding as a group! It was the perfect adventure the day after getting married! Then we had another dinner celebration at The Grey Lady.

Any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding?
Try and stay calm. I would get so worked up about the littlest things and my husband would take my hand every time and say, everything is going to be perfect- no matter what.



Aspen Wedding Vendors

Photographer:Robin Proctor Photography

Reception: St Regis Aspen, Little Nell

Hair: Salon Tullio

Makeup: Bride’s Cousin Jade

Flowers/Decor: Mountain Flowers of Aspen

 

 

Thanks to the Bride, Natalie for sharing your wedding story with us! We wish you and Dustin a wonderful life together.

September 13, 2017 |

REAL ASPEN WEDDING: Lindsay and Raul’s Intimate Little Nell Wedding

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Lindsay and Raul’s wedding was a beautiful, intimate affair. Their ceremony and reception locations both boasted stunning mountain peak views for an Aspen feel. The couple had delicious food and many fun, personalized details including a Chipotle burrito Groom’s cake representing where they first met. What a perfect day!

Wedding Date: 04/07/2017
Bride and Groom: Lindsay Altenbaumer and Raul Ganzalez

Where did you have your ceremony? St. Mary of the Crown – Carbondale, CO

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How did you meet? Raul and I met while I was in law school at the Chipotle cantina and we dated for five years before we tied the knot in Colorado.

How did you decide on this location? We wanted a small Catholic church with beautiful scenery. St. Mary of the Crown was an easy choice, as it provided the small church feel with gorgeous views of Mount Sopris. Also, Father Rick is fluent in Spanish and was able to communicate important portions of the mass to Raul’s family.

Where did you have your reception? The Little Nell – Aspen Mountain Club

How did you decide on The Little Nell – Aspen Mountain Club for your reception? Coming from Texas, we were looking for a venue/location that did not involve as much humidity & heat, and the top of Aspen Mountain was an easy selection for that preference. Plus, The Little Nell accommodated every food request to perfection!

 

How would you describe your wedding? Intimate with beautiful scenery!

What is your best memory from your wedding day? Having everyone we love joined together in such a great location and, of course, marrying my love.

Lindsay, Do you have any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding? Having everyone we love joined together in such a great location and, of course, marrying my love. Enjoy the benefits of a destination wedding, visit, visit, visit!! It is an excuse to vacation while you plan!

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Aspen Wedding Vendors

Photographer:Robin Proctor Photography

Wedding Planner:Blue Bird Productions

Ceremony: St. Mary of the Crown

Reception: Little Nell- Aspen Mountain Club

Wedding Cake: D’Elissious Cake Studio

Hair: Meghan Fisher

Makeup:Vanessa

Flowers/Decor:Carolyn’s Flowers

Band:Tunisia

Wedding Venue and Reception::The Little Nell

Rehearsal Dinner: Chair 9

Brunch:Element 47

 

 

 

Thank you to Bride, Lindsay for sharing their special day. We wish you and Raul many years of happiness together as Mr. and Mrs.!

August 11, 2017 |

Snowmass Chapel: Wedding Venue Spotlight

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Snowmass Chapel, Located in Snowmass, Colorado, is a magical place to say “we do.” Gorgeous gardens, an intimate chapel and beautiful scenery make it the perfect Aspen Wedding venue. This stunning non-denominational Chapel has been around for 30 years.

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, Snowmass Chapel is a picture-perfect backdrop for your nuptials. It is truly stunning any time of year whether you desire springtime blooms, fall foliage or winter snow. It would truly be a perfect spot for your wedding day! We spoke to Jane Floyd about what makes this venue special.

 

 

 

Q: How long have you been in business?

A: The Chapel is celebrating 30 years of non-denominational worship. Although we are non-denominational, we are sanctioned by the Catholic Church to provide Catholic weddings.

Q: What makes your venue unique?

A:Beautiful stream-side location with both indoor and outdoor options. Our sanctuary has recently been refreshed with new entry tile, carpet, paint and upholstery.

Q: How many people can the venue accommodate?

A:215 in the sanctuary and 250 on the lawn. We also offer small gardens… the John Denver Memorial Law with 80 to 110 guests and Streamside Park with 30-40 guests.

 

 

 

Q:How would you describe Snowmass Chapel in three words?

A: Beautiful, Peaceful, Enchanting

Q: What does it include? (I.e. chairs, tables, linens, etc.)

A: Use of the grounds. We provide a preferred list of vendors for additional enhancements.

Q: How many hours are included in the rental?

A:Typically 4 hours or by special arrangement.

Q: What are catering options?

A: We welcome all approved caterers.

Q: What is a typical wedding day like?

A:Sunshine as guests cross the entry footbridge through quaking aspens. Beautiful music to set the tone, gardens in bloom. Memorable ceremony with our clergy or visiting clergy. Joyful exit.

Q: What are special touches you love?

A: We have a very capable staff to assist with all areas of planning this very special event. While this space can accommodate many guests, it remains an intimate setting.

 

Thank you so much Jane for your contribution to this post. Snowmass Chapel is an enchanting venue with many options to personalize and make your wedding special.

If you’re interested in learning more about Snowmass Chapel…

Contact them:

Email: Jane@snowmasschapel.org

Snowmass Chapel

970-300-1330

5307 Owl Creek Road,

Snowmass Village, CO 81615

P.O.Box 17169

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August 3, 2017 |

REAL ASPEN WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Lisa and Scott Tie the Knot at Aspen Recreation Center

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Wedding Date: 09/24/2016

Bride and Groom: Lisa and Scott

From the Bride: We were engaged in October 2015 at the top of Independence Pass. We got married in Aspen in front of more than 100 friends and family. We dated on/off for 7+ years and have a daughter together. I LOVE Aspen/Snowmass and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. It was the first wedding ever to be held at the Aspen Recreation Center. Our brothers officiated and married us- very personal and warm! We also read our own vows! Farm-to-cocktail drinks, exquisite food, climbing, batting and skating for all ages. A weekend of activities pre and post wedding event.

Location of Ceremony?: Aspen Recreation Center, Iselin Field

How did you decide on your ceremony location? We definitely wanted to be outside and Iselin Field provided us with a stunning outdoor location- perched between Aspen Highlands and Tiehack looking directly at Pyramid Peak. The grass was green, the trees were in their peak leaf changing phase and a dusting of snow recently hit the high peaks.

Location of Reception?Aspen Recreation Center

How did you decide on your reception location? We knew we were going to invite and welcome kids with our family/friends so we were looking for an untraditional site where there would be an overabundance of activities for the kids of all ages.

Where did you book your accommodations? Westin Snowmass and Destination Snowmass condos

What was the mood at the wedding? Unique and different. We wanted to have a very relaxed and comfortable setting that felt like us and allowed everyone to have a good time getting to know each other and with the food, drink and rock climbing/ice skating/batting cages as entertainment.

Best memory from the wedding day? How can I pick just one? Loved the final moments of getting my dress on with our daughter, my soon-to-be husband and our babysitter all working to zip me into my dress. We had a few minutes of unexpected calm before we headed over to the ceremony site which was quite lovely. My husbands personal vows were amazing- and us climbing the rock wall together- racing actually- made us smile (with all of our guests watching).

Any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding? Be prepared to take many trips to that destination beforehand if you are eager to get all the pieces right. Luckily, the Roaring Fork Valley is my favorite place in the world so I had no problem heading there regularly sometimes with and sometimes without my now husband.

Aspen Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Our Love is Loud

Florist: Modern West Floral Company

Makeup: Full Circle Salon in Aspen

Lighting: West Side Lighting

Caterer: EAT

Transportation: Aspen Valley School District

Rehearsal Dinner: Highlands Ale House

Brunch: Westin Snowmass

July 31, 2017 |

Vendor Spotlight: Gwyn’s High Alpine

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Aspen is a beautiful place to get married. If you are planning an Aspen wedding there are many wonderful venues to choose from and vendors to help you put your dreams into reality. One of these amazing Aspen venues is Gwyn’s High Alpine. While this local restaurant has been known as one of the best on-mountain restaurants for 30+ years, this year is the first they are involved in wedding planning.

Gwyn’s boasts high quality cuisine and stunning mountain views. Located at 10,461 ft. on the mountain in Snowmass, it is an intimate and unique wedding venue in the Roaring Fork Valley. It would truly be a perfect spot for your wedding day! We spoke to Whitney and Gwyn about what makes their venue special.

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Q: How long have you been in business?

A: We have been in business for 38 years but have just moved into the summer Wedding and party planning business since our remodel this year.

Q: What makes your venue unique?

A: Our venue is very unique because it is mid-mountain on the ski area in Snowmass and was not accessible for summer events until this last year when the road was improved for remodel construction. We are one of the only family owned on- mountain operations in the Aspen area and the United States. We have a beautiful facility that is completely off the beaten path and yet complete with everything for any wedding or event.

Q: How many people can the venue accommodate?

A:Gwyn’s dining room seats 100 people but our famous Sailplane level will accommodate 150 people which is our max via the Forest Service.

Q: What does it include? (I.e. chairs, tables, linens, etc.)

A:Our venue pricing includes ceremony site fees and Food and Beverage costs. We are happy to accommodate any additional planning to make the event all-inclusive and worry-free for the couple.

Q: How many hours are included in the rental?

A:There are no hourly limits to the wedding venue. Transportation to and from the venue is the only hourly cost that is incurred.

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Q: What are catering options?

 

A:Our executive chef will work with Bride and Groom to provide the ultimate wedding culinary experience.

Q: What is a typical wedding day like?

A:The day for the wedding couple begins with a scenic ride up the ski area with the wedding party. We have multiple levels and areas for the couple and their parties to get prepared for the wedding. Guests will be escorted in Luxury Vans up the mountain and welcomed to our amazing venue at 10,461ft. Post ceremony, overlooking the Cirque, appetizers and cocktails will be served on our spacious upper deck as Wedding party and family take photos over an incredible vista of the Snowmass Valley Below. Dinner will be served in Gwyn’s Dining Room or on our Sail Plane Level. Conclude the reception dinner with a custom cake from one of our classically trained Pastry Chef’s. After toasts, dancing will commence in our grand entry. Gwyn’s is an incredibly unique and private venue with the most beautiful views.

 

Q: What are special touches you love?

A:We are very proud of our family restaurant and venue and will do everything to make the experience as perfect and personal as possible. We can provide just​ the venue and the catering or we can organize the entire event with wedding planning included to ensure that your wedding is perfect and stress free. We are known for our world class food and service and will make your wedding the most unique, spectacular and memorable day of your lives.

 

 

 

Thank you so much Whitney and Gwyn for your contribution to this post. Gwyn’s High Alpine is a beautiful venue with many options to personalize and make your wedding special.

If you’re interested in learning more about Gwyn’s High Alpine…

Contact them:

Gwyn’s High Alpine

(970)923-5188

100 Alpine Springs Lift,

Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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July 27, 2017 |

REAL ASPEN WEDDING: Alanna and Andy’s Intimate Maroon Bells Ceremony

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Wedding Date: 6/30/2017
Bride and Groom: Alanna Hodsman and Andy Trautner
From the Bride:

Andy and I wanted an intimate mountain wedding in his home town. We decided on having the ceremony at Maroon Bells, followed by pictures at the top of Aspen Mountain. I couldn’t have dreamt of a better day, it was perfect.

Where did you have your ceremony? Maroon Bells

How did you decide on this location?
Andy is from Aspen and couldn’t imagine getting married in any other place. After two winter trips to Aspen and riding up to the Bells on fat tire bikes and cross country skis, I fell in love with the location. Maroon Bells takes your breath away.

Where was your reception?
Justice Snows

How would you describe your wedding day?
Intimate

What is your best memory?
Views from the top of Aspen Mountain!

Aspen Vendor Team:
Photographer: Robin Proctor Photography
Florist: City Market
Hair/Makeup: Bellas and Bombshells – Cheyenne Montoya
Ceremony Location: Maroon Bells
Reception Location: Justice Snows

July 21, 2017 |

Spotlight on: Tara Marolda, Aspen Wedding Photographer

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Meet Tara Marolda, a talented Aspen wedding photographer. Her story is inspiring and fascinating. She captures the emotion and personality in each shot, telling a story with her images. We are thrilled to share a little about her. Read on, get to know her and her stunning wedding photographs!

Tell us how you got into wedding photography? How long have you been doing this?

I got into photography working as a camera assistant for my mother (documentary filmmaker) and two of my favorite National Geographic photographers, Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith in Kenya shooting tribal ceremonies over a decade ago. I picked all of their brains so much and l learned as much as I could about photography on those expeditions. When I moved back to the states in my early 20’s, the most natural thing for me was to pick up the camera and continue shooting portraiture. Eventually I became confident enough to offer photography services for a couple of good friends getting married in Aspen, and from there, word of mouth did the rest of the work for me. I quickly started picking up weddings and enjoyed capturing the most intimate and special day in a couple’s lives.

 


What type of photos do you like taking best?
I love portraiture. Specifically, documentary style, lifestyle photography – capturing real moments, real emotion. You can be 90 or 9 months old – I enjoy it all the same. There is something magical about freezing a moment in time, a real belly laugh or a moment so wrought with emotion there are real tears… that to me, is beautiful and human and I really fight to catch those shots.

What moment during the wedding do you most enjoy photographing?
I think my favorite moment during a wedding is the “getting ready” shots, when the bride is a ball of nerves and excitement is everywhere. I love these moments in black and white. When I capture the mother or father of the bride, looking at their daughter with so much emotion and tears in their eyes, seeing exactly what they are seeing: their baby girl becoming a woman, a gorgeous bride. It’s a beautiful moment.

 

Where do you find your inspiration?

I love to scour instagram for other fine art photographers and their work. I am constantly searching amazing photographers and feeling  jealous and even more inspired by their work. I am always learning, always researching, always practicing the art of photography and becoming a better photographer. I am hungry for it.

 

Tips for the bride and groom on choosing a photographer?

Splurge and save. I got married in Aspen in 2010, and I wish I had the knowledge I do now of getting married in this beautiful mountain town.

Find what is most important to you, and spend the money on it. For example, don’t try and find a cheap photographer – that is the one and only way you are going to remember your wedding… spend the money on the best photographer you can afford. It will make ALL the difference.  Make sure you hire a qualified photographer/s… grill that photographer on whether they give print release rights, and how high the resolution of the digitals are. You don’t want to pay someone an arm and a leg, only to find out that you don’t even have the rights to your own images. This is something that is changing in modern times… more and more photographers understand how important it is to give the digitals as part of their package and it only behooves them in the long run. Brides posting their wedding photos on social media? That’s advertisement and its a win-win for both sides.

Anything else to share?

When looking for a photographer, go with someone who has a similar sense in style. If you like pictures where everyone is posed perfectly and smiling at the camera, choose a photographer who obviously has this style. If you want some thing a little more natural, a little more candid and not so conventional, find a photographer who has that eye (and that style in their portfolio).

 

Thank you to Tara Marolda for sharing with us! Check out Tara Marola and other Aspen wedding photographers here

July 12, 2017 |
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