Two Durango, Colorado, legends decided to get hitched on my birthday in July this year. The difficult decision regarding a location or venue choice was made and I traveled to a beautiful venue, Echo Basin Ranch, 20 miles West of Durango near the town of Mancos to photograph this incredible union. It was classic July weather, hot and dry, but thankfully the wedding was held in the foothills of the La Plata Mountains which kept the temperatures relatively cool and the amount of sweaty participants relatively low.
When Carolyn and Mike inquired as to whether or not I would be their Durango photographer I was ecstatic; I knew immediately that their wedding would be an absolute hoot and that fact made working on my birthday worth it (I typically don't like to do any Durango photography work on my birthday). It was convenient for me that I already knew these clients and it was also convenient for them because they got to avoid searching for "wedding photographers near me." Their party did not disappoint. Well, actually, it may have disappointed one particular participant:
Don't worry, she got into the spirit of the occasion slightly after this photo was taken! I knew that the bride and groom would invite an excellent group of attendees due to the character of the two getting hitched and as it turned out I would have been hard pressed to find a better group of folks to celebrate my birthday with.
Echo Basin Ranch is an excellent place to host your wedding or event if you plan on having a serious party because there are over 20 small cabins that all of your guests can stay in on the premises within 100 yards of the reception area. echobasin.com/
It was an honor to be the Durango photographers for these two and to meet all of their friends and family. If you are interested in Colorado elopement packages or Durango wedding photography packages please visit my services pages here: Weddings and here: Elopement
Andrew F High
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"My husband and I have known Andy for years and when we got married he was our first choice for photographers for so many reasons. We wanted someone who would capture our big day without it feeling intrusive, or forced, he was so fun and easy going and put us and our guests/wedding party at ease. His natural ability to capture and highlight landscapes made for pictures that showcase why we choose to get married in the mountains. He paid close attention to details, and got candid shots we absolutely love. Additionally he was so organized and got every posed shot we had asked him for, without us having to worry or keep track. He got the pictures back to us quickly and has been so fun and professional to work with. I highly recommend Andy for any occasion." -Nicole Patrick