Sara & Rich | Leadville
Hannah & Mike | Camp Hale
Jordyn & Ty | Guffey
Creating video art for couples is such an honor. I love getting to know your love story and creating a film that is uniquely yours. Your wedding weekend passes swiftly and leaves you with glowing memories. I want to garnish your memories with a film to reminisce on the beginning of your marriage. Let’s find the perfect film collection to capture one of the best days of your life.
My style of shooting is quiet and meaningful. I like to stay on the outside of interactions to preserve the intimacy of the present moment yet thoughtfully moving to capture beautiful angles. I intend to let you and your guests feel natural while I search for candid laughter, tearful smiles, and inside jokes.
I think you'll quickly gather that my favorite part about your wedding day is the audio. Sound holds such resonance emotionally within our memories. I feel so fulfilled preserving the conviction of your vows, the timbre of your father's voice as he welcomes your guests, and the crack of emotion from your maid of honor's toast. I do my best to find music that matches the feel of your love story.
Alyson's services were hands down the best thing we spent money on for our entire wedding. I wish more brides would prioritize videography especially with someone like Alyson capturing your day in such a beautiful way. We watch our video often and listening to the voices of our loved ones, hearing our songs play, and watching us give our vows is something that snaps you right back into the moment that photos alone struggle to do. Trust Alyson and you will be amazed at what this beautiful, fun loving human creates!
As a videographer we knew that she would be moving around quietly in the background for most of the day and wow, she is a ninja! However, she is full of life and energy that we truly adored on our special day. She has an incredible eye for detail and we are so excited to share her video with our out of town family and friends who couldn't attend.
I honestly can’t say enough good things! She made my wedding day! Her calming, sweet presence was overwhelming and so comforting! She was my favorite vendor! So happy to have met her!
Alyson's presence on the day of our wedding was so positive and seamless. It felt like she was an old friend eager to celebrate our day. She did an amazing job capturing the beautiful landscape as well as effortlessly capturing the joy. She made a perfect short clip of the day that I rewatch frequently, as well as a great documentary edit.
Alyson is incredibly talented! Her films speak for themselves, but on our wedding day she was a delight to have around. When the festivities began, she managed to capture everything without us even noticing. I wish more life events would require her services because we’d have her at them all. We couldn’t recommend her more!
The word film doesn’t do Alyson's work justice. She beautifully documented not only our ceremony, reception, and everything in-between, but she also captured the love present in every moment.
I cannot say enough positive things about Alpine Tree Films. We got married far away from home, and a lot of our close family and friends were not able to make it. Alyson captured our wedding day so perfectly that all of her absent loved ones were able to feel like they were there.
Alyson was wonderful, professional, and punctual throughout the whole process. She has an amazing eye for unique and meaningful shots. Everyone warns you that your wedding day will be a blur. I’m so happy I get to relive these moments over and over through Alyson‘s incredible work.
My signature Highlights Film features scenes from your entire wedding day. Artistically edited to span about 6 minutes, this film highlights the most emotional points of the day. Paired with cinematic music and personal audio, this piece is my favorite way to tell your love story. The Highlights Film includes professionally captured audio, 2 song licenses, 2 videographers, and up to 8 hours of coverage on the wedding day.
Soak into the experience of your wedding day with the same artistic style as the highlights film and enjoy the best moments of the day for 15-20 minutes. Get ready to have your mind blown in the best way. You will also receive a 1 minute teaser of your Feature Film within 1 week of your wedding day. The Feature Film includes professionally captured audio, 6 song licenses, 2 videographers, and up to 10 hours of coverage on the wedding day.
This add on film is a chronological sequence of all the special moments. Enjoy your full wedding ceremony, toasts, and traditional dances from multiple camera angles. A tribute to the home video lovers out there and for those hoping for a RAW footage option.
Your wedding weekend extended in video. This is for those that would like toasts and other special moments captured outside of the wedding day. This includes up to 4 hours of coverage and 2 videographers. The footage is delivered either in a mini-documentary film and added to your Highlights Film or it is added to your Documentary Film if you choose that option.
Add as many additional hours that you need to either the wedding or rehearsal dinner days so we can capture everything you desire.
We utilize a mix of handheld, gimbal stabilizing, tripod, and multiple camera angles depending on how to best interpret the moment. Our cameras are always recording as we are looking for full moments of interactions and there can be up to four recording at one time. We capture audio through lavaliers and recording any microphone feeds used for the ceremony and toasts. Post-production involves matching captured audio to multiple camera angles, watching everything, and piecing together the story of your wedding day to music. The final films are color graded and remastered for a beautiful finished piece.
To get the true feel of your wedding day, I like to give myself the freedom of 10 hours for the Feature Film Experience and 8 hours of coverage for the Highlights Experience. As we discuss your wedding film, you let me know what is most important to you. Sparkler exit? Your maid-of-honor is a slam poet? CrossFit workout with your groomsmen? I’m ready for it all!
Travel fees are included for weddings within 1.5 hours of Buena Vista, Colorado. Weddings between 1.5-4 hours will require a hotel stipend between $150-$600 depending on the location and if you book an extra day of filming with the Rehearsal Dinner package; this would involve me staying 2 nights for your wedding weekend. I look for the most reasonably priced accommodations; I'm not too fancy. Anywhere beyond a 4 hour drive requires an added $500 in addition to a discussed hotel stipend or plane tickets.
No matter the guest count of your wedding day we are filming the same amount of time to create either the 6 minute highlights film or 15-20 minute Feature Film. This involves us planning to film extra moments to fill the set amount of shooting hours for a given package. And this process can be so fun: hiking, hot springs hangs, adventuring to favorite spots, and whatever else you can think to create the elopement story that matches your love.
I have a rotation of a few trusted second shooters that I use to be sure all of the angles of covered. You can expect the same workmanship and demeanor from anyone that I bring as a part of the Alpine Tree Films team. It is very important for me to retain the integrity of your wedding day by leading my team in a fly-on-the-wall approach. You'll barely know we're there so you can focus on the present moment.
First, I’d love to meet you either over the phone or coffee. Creating art is an intimate venture, and I think it's important to have a conversation before you book. I’ll send you a proposed contract to sign electronically. The deposit to reserve your date is 50% of the contract total and you can pay by check. The final payment is due 1 month before your wedding date.
This is one of my favorite parts of the wedding day: working with your photographer. I consider myself and the photographer “Team Visual”, and I love being part of this team. Photographers are great directors. I let the photo team lead, and I capture along their side. I am looking for laughter, movement, and fun in-between-posing-moments, and I need to give a very little direction to capture the authentic moments of the day.
Sending you a hard drive with hundreds of disconnected files is just not practical. I can assure you that in my post-production process that I select the best-shot moments to create your films. This is why I create Documentary Film add-on so that you can have all the moments captured with multiple camera angles synced perfectly with stunning audio.
Within 2 weeks of your wedding, I will send you a 30 second teaser so you have something to watch and share with family and friends. You can expect the rest of your wedding film(s) between 1-4 months after your wedding date.
I send you links via Vimeo and Dropbox that allow you to share with friends and family and download the file forever.
I want you to love your film. All revisions can be sent within the first two weeks that you receive your films.