Adventure Photography is becoming more of a common thing these days… so why pick me among many? I believe that Adventure isn’t a specific activity or style. It’s an attitude. It’s the way you do life…. an all in kind of attitude.
My name is Callie Riesling, I own Callie Riesling Photography, but I also photograph every wedding, edit every photo, answer all of my own emails, do my social media etc. So when you hire me, you are paying for me. And because of that, you are always getting my personal investment in you. I want to know you. I want to know your dog’s name. I want to hear about your adventures… and no I’m not JUST talking about the kick ass hikes you go on or the amazing places you’ve been. I’m talking about the adventure of doing life as a couple… all the way from broken water heaters and flat tires to your long drives up to camp in your favorite spot, buying your first home together and even after the wedding the adventures you take as a married couple. I want to be a part of that. I want you to text me with your awesome news (and bad/sad news too) and I want to see all of the cool places you explore. I don’t want to JUST be your photographer, I want to be someone who invests in you and builds you up and supports you and your marriage!
I have been in business for 11+ years and have photographed 300+ weddings all over Colorado, the US and even internationally in places like Ireland! I am a Colorado native and I LOVE my state and everything that comes with it. I have been married for 10 years to my handsome man and we have our old man Chocolate Lab Bauer (after the hockey brand, not Eddie Bauer lol) and our almost 6 year old little boy Jake. He is quite the adventurer too! He has been to 32 countries in his first 5 years (including 2020 with no travel 😉 )
My approach to photography is a bit different than most as I go for authenticity and joy while still guiding my clients to do so in a flattering way. For engagement sessions, we do adventure sessions… where I’ve photographed everything from sunrise paddle boarding on an alpine lake, to jeeping, snowboarding, dirt bikes, fishing, surfing, hiking… all of it. I also have worked with several Rockies players and fans and have done sessions and weddings at Coors Field for years so Rockies games are also fair game for your adventure. If your idea of an adventure is cozying up in a cabin together or going to your favorite local brewery for a beer or playing with your pup in the mountains, I am there. I just love photographing people doing things that THEY love. Adventure doesn’t fit in some specific box of a certain type of activity or person, you don’t have to be a certain body type or shop at a certain store, I just ask that you show up with an open mind ready to have fun.
On your wedding day, I treat it the exact same way whether it is a massive wedding, an intimate wedding or an elopement… my job is to host the couple. Yes, the photos are massively important, but on wedding days, I’ve helped brides zip up their dresses and facetime their families. I make sure my couples eat and have water. I’ve given my
clients everything from hand warmers to scissors to water. I’ve gotten mud and snow out of trains and spilled red wine out of dresses. I’ve been one of 200 witnesses and I’ve been the only witness to a self solemnization. I’ve bustled dresses, repaired bouquets, fixed hair and smudged makeup, cleaned up rose petals to LNT, put on a gazillion boutineers and have even driven the bride’s jeep with her in the rear trunk with the door open. My job is about FAR more than producing beautiful photos. It is about truly hosting the couple and making sure that they have the best day that they can. Yes, we always get epic photos… but my job is to be whatever you need on your wedding day. I truly do believe that I can make your wedding experience go from good to awesome.
I’ve photographed weddings and sessions in 13 states and Puerto Rico. I’ve worked in a few other countries too.
Wherever I go, whatever kind of wedding I am doing… I am focused on:
1. Making your wedding day experience the best it can be.
2. Making the photos something that you can FEEL. A HUGE part of my personal style really has to do with the feel of photos. I want people… even complete strangers to FEEL the joy in your adventure and the love between you. It should be a feeling that I can’t shake, that you can’t shake and anyone (again even people who don’t know you) who sees your photos can’t shake. But the clothing needs to accentuate your story, the story of the day and who you are as a couple to be believable and to allow us to get to that emotional feeling in the photo.
3. Combining all of that with an EPIC backdrop.
I can’t wait to get to know you more and hear all about your incredible plans.