Wild Basin Lodge | Picturesque Outdoor Bridal Photo Shoot


Even though snow is falling throughout the country, there are a few spots where fall is still in the air. For example, we just did a bridal fashion shoot at the amazing Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado. We wanted to show off the gorgeous fall weather and these equally breathtaking gowns from Anna Be. Depending on the season, the leaves change any time between early October through late November. If you blink, you can miss the colors at their peak.

Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center, a private event facility, is unique in that it has no traffic, other than event guests. Situated at the Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, the lodge is located near the town of Estes Park, with nearby hiking, fishing, and horseback riding during the summer months. In winter, the pristine terrain is ideal for cross-country skiing, ice climbing and snowshoeing. We also appreciate that they source their own organic, local, hormone-free meats and fresh line-caught seafood. With indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, we love this year-round venue and its idyllic county setting.

Please enjoy a selection of images from our bridal fashion shoot below!
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To book your event at Wild Basin Lodge, please contact Dianna and The Wild Basin Team:

1130 County Road 84 W
Allenspark, CO 80510
Phone: (303) 747.2274
Fax: (303) 747.2120

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2015 Best Wedding Coordinator Award | Creative Affairs, Inc.


Awards celebration continues! Our friends at Creative Affairs, Inc. have been selected as a winner of the 2015 The Knot Best Of Award for Best Wedding Coordinator. We love working with Creative Affairs, Inc. and have photographed over fifty recent events with this coordination company.

Amanda McPhail, owner of Creative Affairs, Inc., is a seasoned pro, and we’ve worked together for over ten years. She and her planning experts focus on weddings, social events, non-profit events, corporate events, and fundraisers. Creative Affairs, Inc. also specialize in destination weddings, with exclusive properties that can only be booked through this company.

We’d like to congratulate Amanda and her hardworking team for the recognition. They are definitely worthy of inclusion on any Best Wedding Coordinator list.

top 2015 wedding coordinator

To see examples of recent events we’ve worked together, please visit this link.

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2015 The Knot Award Announced | Best Photographer


the knot best photographer hall of fameThe results are in – True Photography has again been awarded the Best of Weddings Award for photography! This distinction is only given to the top 2% of wedding vendors showcased on The Knot, and is based on the best overall reviews by clients. We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us, and we are proud to be recognized as 2015 winners :)

In addition to our amazing photographers, we have a talented group of post-production specialists, designers, and support staff working on behalf of our clients. Our entire team works hard to ensure that our clients have the best experience possible. We sincerely appreciate all the dedicated specialists on our team who make our studio stand out year after year.

As well, our studio is now one of only a select few vendors featured in The Knot’s Hall of Fame. Thank you for making us the nation’s best-rated photography studio!

2015 best photographer award

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Featured Video: Billy and Adrianna


A couple of posts ago, we highlighted the wedding of our own photographer Billy and his lovely bride Adriana. Today we’d like to showcase their wedding highlight video, courtesy videographer Carl Thiessen, who did a great job capturing the moments of the day.

The art of the wedding video has evolved over the years, with many wedding couples now favoring short, cinematic films over the traditional multi-hour format. These condensed videos can be easily watched on repeat, distributed to family and friends, and uploaded to social media. It’s amazing how much joy, excitement and emotion can fit within a tightly-edited presentation of 5-7 minutes. Check out the video below!


Wedding Photography Tips (Video) | Our Wedding Week Appearance on the CW


True Photography is the featured photographer for the CW’s Wedding Week, and our photos will be showcased throughout the week’s broadcasts. In fact, our very own Meghan was on The CW’s morning show yesterday! She talked about tips for preparing for your wedding day photography, in order to get the best results.

Meghan also shared a few examples of our favorite recent images, and had a nice chat with the host on live air :) Here are the tips she shared (and the video is below):

TIP #1: When looking for a photographer, we feel that the most important thing is to connect with the company’s work

  • First and foremost, choose a photographer’s work that INSPIRES you.
  • Put pricing aside at first so you can make the best decision.
  • If you initially love the style and quality of photography you see, chances are you are going to be super happy with your own photos.

TIP #2: Let your photographer know what is most important to you

  • As photographers, we’re an open book – we want to hear your thoughts! If you have initial ideas (likes, must-have photos etc) we’d love to hear them.
  • Tell us what you’re like as a couple (traditional, fun, a mix of both), and what your event will be like. This will give us inspiration.
  • We learn a lot by getting to know you. A great photographer will produce images that reflect you without you having to dictate every picture :)

TIP #3: Take time to enjoy the day. Don’t be afraid to have fun.

  • The key is to prepare up until the wedding day, and then enjoy the ride.
  • If you’re having fun and celebrating, this will show in your images.
  • There will be surprises. Just know that. Things happen, so just expect the unexpected!
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