I love photographing small weddings. There is something so wonderful about having a handful of your favorite people surround you while you promise your life to your best friend. Continue reading “Black Canyon Inn Spring Wedding”
Lindsey + Jeff – Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse Wedding Photography
These two had a lovely intimate wedding reception on a beautiful windy day in Estes Park, Colorado! They didn’t let the wind stop them from smiling the entire day! They were such a joy to work with! Continue reading “Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse Wedding Photography”
Best of 2016
2016 was a wonderful year. It was my best year yet! For many reasons, but most of all because I became a mom in the beginning of this lovely year. It was an interesting wedding season for sure… One because it was pretty hard to be away from my little lady and also because pumping at weddings was one thing I was stressing about before my season even started. Oh the many joys of a nursing wedding photographer. BUT I worried for nothing! All of my couples were so genuine and understanding! I really do have the greatest clients!! Continue reading “Best of 2016”
I love my time when I first arrive at a wedding. Walking into the room where the bride is getting ready with her closest friends and families… There is so much laughter and joy in the air and it always smells absolutely incredible!
The details on Brooke’s dress was stunning! AND she wore Toms! The only shoes I own (besides one pair of boots) are Toms… SO, this was pretty exciting for me! Continue reading “Wild Basin Lodge Summer Wedding”
I am often asked by couples when I would recommend they have their wedding ceremony. So, I thought I would share my answer here to hopefully be helpful to more couples planning their big day! Continue reading “Sun-kissed Wedding – When is the best time to have your wedding ceremony?”
I had been looking forward to Madison and Scotty’s wedding for over a year! If you remember my post from last year of their engagement session, you’ll know what an amazing couple these two are! They are two very genuine and kindhearted people that I find it a true honor to have met them and been apart of capturing their precious wedding day!
An amazing couple + Wild Basin Lodge + fall wedding… I was in heaven!!! Continue reading “Wild Basin Lodge Fall Wedding”
Stanley Hotel Summer Wedding – Karen & Bryan
I had been looking for to Karen & Bryan’s Stanley Hotel Summer Wedding since meeting them in December in Denver at Union Station for their engagement session (CLICK HERE to view their Christmas shoot!) The station was decorated in stunning Christmas fashion and they were smiles the entire time! It was a blast working with them that day and it made me super excited to shoot their wedding and OH MY was it amazing! Continue reading “Stanley Hotel Summer Wedding – Karen & Bryan”
I love the first look that a bride and groom share on their wedding day. Whether that is a moment they share before the ceremony or if it’s when the bride walks down the aisle towards her groom… This moment is one of my very favorite moments of the entire day! It is such a special time! They have spent many hours (especially the bride) planning every single detail of this day and a lot of it has to do with the attire they have chosen (dress, suit, hair, make up…) and then it comes down to this one moment of anticipation. I simply love the raw emotion and joy that they share in those few minutes… Continue reading “Estes Park Resort Wedding – Mara & Raji”
Stanley Hotel Wedding *Rose + Jamey*
I sure do love a Stanley Hotel Wedding!! It’s a stunning historic venue with unlimited photographic options! I always love shooting there! Rose and Jamey had their reception at The Stanley Hotel, but before that they had a beautiful Catholic wedding ceremony at Saint Malo – a stunning stone church on a rock hill. It’s a breathtaking small chapel! They were a joyful and inspiring couple – their entire wedding was full of love and laughter! It was such a true pleasure to be meet them both and be apart of preserving their special day!! Continue reading “Stanley Hotel Wedding”
ymca of the rockies wedding *David & Elizabeth*
I was sitting in my hostel room in Inverness, Scotland when I received an email from David asking about wedding photography for their upcoming YMCA of the Rockies wedding. Once we got to talking and I let him know I was out of the country – it sparked an mutual interest in all things travel! The second he started telling me about how much him and Elizabeth love to travel and serve others, I was hooked and knew this was a wedding for me! They shared with me how they had lived in Turkey teaching English together – how amazing is that?! Continue reading “ymca of the rockies wedding”
Janel & Jay had a beautiful Wild Basin Lodge spring wedding
The sun was shinning bright and the rays beating down on my skin felt absolutely wonderful. I love the first wedding of the spring season! I have usually had a lot of the winter to focus on education and getting my business organized for the upcoming year and once weddings start then the real fun begins! I was really looking forward to Janel and Jay’s wedding – I had only spoke to them over the phone, but could tell it was going to be amazing! Janel was so sweet and kind to me leading up to the big day and when I arrived the smile beaming from her face radiated with pure joy! I instantly felt welcomed by her and her family. There is something truly special about spending such a happy day with people – you get to know them on a level right away that you most likely wouldn’t have other wise. Continue reading “Wild Basin Lodge spring wedding”
There isn’t a right answer to the question of whether or not you should hire someone to photograph your proposal. Everyone is different and it is completely personal preference!!
I personally LOVE photographing proposals. They are one of the most romantic experiences! I find myself getting giddy and excited for them while I am hiding somewhere off in the distance waiting for that perfect moment!
There is one proposal that has always stuck out and that is Austin and Mckenna! Austin had contacted me shortly before he and Mckenna had a road trip out to Colorado planned. He was going to propose to her during their stay at Della Terra Mountain Chateau. What an absolutely breathtaking location!!! Mckenna was in tears and the joy on her face was incredible! Then Austin pointed over to me to show Mckenna that the whole thing had been photographed and her expression summed up why I love photographing people during the most joyous moments of their lives!
Melissa and Joshua had a stunning Estes Park Wedding at a gorgeous wedding venue located on Lake Estes – The Estes Park Resort has beautiful views and is a wonderful choice for celebrating such a special occasion!
I have been looking forward to Melissa & Josh’s wedding for quite some time! I was so excited when Melissa’s mom, Patti contacted me to photographer her daughters wedding. She was so kind and sweet to me during our phone conversations! When I chatted with Melissa for the first time it was no different. She was genuinely kind and so excited to be getting married. I knew I was going to love shooting her wedding.
I asked Melissa the story of how they met. Here is her precious response… “Josh and I were introduced through my sister and her boyfriend (both who are in our wedding party). We were introduced by them and have been inseparable since then. It is a situations where we both feel we have been on a path circling around one another waiting to collide and it finally happened!!“
Melissa and Josh were absolutely amazing to work with! They were incredibly laid back and so much fun to photograph! They were a bride and groom that were completely immersed in the love they share for one another.
When I arrived Melissa had a big smile on her face and was so welcoming and kind. She later was on the floor playing peek-a-boo with her precious baby girl, Lyla – who was absolutely adorable!!
Throughout the entire wedding and reception they were both so present and calm – it is a truly beautiful thing to witness and I am so grateful I was able to photograph and preserve these memories for them and their families and friends.
Brigitte with Floral Design of Europe created stunning floral arrangements! I absolutely love the colors of these flowers!!
Jay with Standing Room Only is one the best and most amazing DJ’s in the state! He was awesome and had the party going all night long!
Here are some of my favorites from Melissa & Josh’s wedding day…
Cake – Shamanes Bakery
Wedding Dress – Modern Trousseau
Jewelry – Heirlooms
I absolutely love the Colorado mountains!
I am a Colorado native and have lived here my entire life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s awesome to live right near Denver and have all of the amenities of a metropolitan city, but yet also be within 90 minutes of tons of incredible mountains towns at the base of the Rocky Mountains!
Photographing mountain weddings has been such a dream come true! My ‘office’ consists of wild flowers, aspen trees, flowing rivers, vast mountain ranges, and happy people – It doesn’t get much better than that!!! I am so blessed to have the opportunity that I do. I love sharing the joy in the world through my photographs and also truly enjoy capturing the beauty of Gods creation!
Things I love about Colorado…
The weather – it’s so unpredictable! I love it! It’s snowing one day and 70 degrees the next.. It keeps you on your toes!
The Little Man ice cream in Denver – YUM!
The Rocky Mountains and all of the awesome small towns – one of my favorites is Georgetown and Estes Park (obviously!)
SNOW SNOW SNOW
Crested Butte – for their wildflowers – it’s so gorgeous!
Red Rocks Amphitheater
All of the active and health-minded people
Howl at the Moon – dueling piano bar in Denver – such a blast!
Kind Coffee in Estes Park – yum!
That’s just to name a few… There are many more reason why this gorgeous state is so incredible.
I was driving home from a wedding last week and couldn’t help but pull over and get out to take a photo of this absolutely stunning view of Longs Peak!
COLORADO IS THE BEST PLACE….. EVER!!!