We are the Bergreens, Marc and Brenda, adventure wedding photographers based in Evergreen, CO (USA). Our primary specialty is to document weddings for adventurous couples in the beautiful places they chose to get married. “love. adventurously.” is not only our business motto, it’s our way of life.
Soon after our own wedding in 2011, we quit our engineering jobs to build a photography business and a life. Every step of the journey has taught us something and helped us grow as people and artists. We’re grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play together in places that inspire us.
Our weddings take us on the road to some pretty spectacular destinations. Our shared passions for climbing, hiking, and skiing take us deep into the mountains. Therefore, when it comes to our gear, we try to be light and mobile.
For years, we photographed primarily with Canon equipment and were loyal and satisfied users. Over time, we kept an eye on Sony and were intrigued by the possibilities of mirrorless camera technology. Recently we made the jump and are enjoying lighter/smaller packs.
Depending on the circumstances of the shoot, we might have two full packs and a bag of lightstands, or we might have one larger and one smaller pack with just the essentials. Our engagement PhotoDates and elopements often involve hiking to remote locations while larger weddings require additional reception lighting.
Two of our main focuses while shooting are documenting the moments and capturing the experience of the environment. For that reason, one of our favorite lenses is the 16-35mm which helps us create everything from landscape portraits to those more emotional candids.
We work both together and independently throughout a wedding day so sharing lenses isn’t unheard of, which is why we don’t have two of one thing. It also adds variety for when we’re trying to do something a little different or working on a personal project. However, sometimes when we’re not careful we end up in matching shoes and jackets!
All the gear chosen was selected to balance our needs for high quality, reliability, and durability while remembering that simple is best. We’re often climbing mountains or boarding airplanes so that’s a big factor too, and encourages us to look at size and weight. Any little extras that can enhance our creativity or keep us comfortable should be recognized too!
Other Accessories and Necessities
Midland – LXT600VP3 Radio
Goal Zero Venture 30
SpiderPro Holster with SpiderLight Plate
Peak Design Field Pouch
Peak Design Slide Lite Strap
Black Diamond Storm Headlamps
Snacks to Combat Hanger: Fruit Leathers, Cliff Bars, Ritz Crackers
Warm Layers: Arcteryx Atom SL Jacket
Tripods and Lightstands
Oben CT-3535 Folding Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-208T Ball Head
JOBY GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X
LumoPro LP605 Lightstands (fit nicely in our suitcase)