We both LOVE dancing at live music shows and supporting smaller artists and local venues! This basically means you can count on seeing me throw down some dance moves at your reception. I like to call the dance floor my second home.
I am a born and raised Coloradan (does that make me a unicorn?!) living in Pine with my husband Colt and our two puppers, Ruckus and Ransom. We are big lovers of exploring the outdoors, whether that be hiking in the mountains or paddle boarding on the river (yup, the doggos too ... we actually call Ransom Captain Ran, haha!).
Helicopter Dog Mom, Coffee Guzzler, Officer of Love (but for real, I am and it's also a great song you can check out here).
My superpower is making you feel so dang comfortable in front of the camera that you and your partner not only ENJOY the photo-taking process but you get a gallery full of images that scream YOU and hit you in all the FEELS!
Morning coffee, cuddles with Colt and our dogs, an at-home workout, swimming in the river (during the summer, of course) and dancing in the kitchen while I cook.
Adventuring with my dogs and my hubby, coffee dates with my besties, dancing like I get paid to do it and jamming out to live. music
YOU CAN FIND ME
Working my life away, saying yes to things that don't light me up, skipping coffee in the mornings.
i'm not about
Straight talk, long hugs, short emails, dancing anytime, anywhere, and cutting out the 'meh' to make room for the very best.
I BELIEVE IN
So much inspires me; music, light, color, love, nature and movement. Documenting love stories and creating a space for you to be your uniquely AWESOME selves is what I was born to do. I love creating opportunities for my couples to have fun with each other, to let loose, and I'm an expert at making them feel comfortable on camera. But I am also equally as skilled at stepping back, being a super ninja and documenting all the real, candid moments of your day that don't need any direction.
I'm passionate about the environment and doing my part to ensure we are leaving nature the way we found it, if not better. We are extremely lucky to be able to access the beautiful places our world has to offer and it's so important to me that we take care of these places and educate ourselves so we can continue enjoying the great outdoors for years and years to come. I can't tell you how many engagement sessions I've left and seen plastic flowers, confetti and other trash left everywhere. That's a big no-no in my book.
my images are warm, colorful, crisp, playful and romantic. I am an inclusive, equality minded photographer, I serve all couples and I believe all love stories are beautiful and worth documenting.
Believe it or not, I didn't always know I wanted to be a photographer. I actually thought I was going to be a vet because I'm so passionate about caring for animals but to be honest, I love animals so much that I would have been far too emotional in that profession (okay, okay, I cry at weddings too). So, now I just snuggle all the animals and give them all the treats, volunteer at the shelter when I can and give all the props to our amazing vet for doing all the hard stuff we can't do.
Looking back now, I can definitely see how my path led me to a career as a wedding photographer. I used to set up photo shoots with my friends, we'd put flowers in our hair and I'd pose and direct them. I was always taking a camera to school to document moments and then I'd take all my cameras to get the film developed so I could put every photo in an album. To this day, I still have all of those photo albums! Turns out, I've always been passionate about capturing moments and preserving memories and it's something I deeply care about today.
I'm a social butterfly and all but my happiest place is anywhere with Colt and our fur children. We love spending quality time together, being silly and adventuring all over the place. I literally LIVE for our family photo creations every single fall.
It's no surprise I'm obsessed with Colorado. I was born and raised there and will never get over the colorful sunrises and sunsets with the blue and purple of the mountains. It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
Especially off the grid away from all the touristy places. I want to go where the locals go. Except when visiting Yosemite, of course! It's impossible to escape the crowds unless you go at sunrise, which is a truly epic experience I HIGHLY recommend. That's where Colt and I eloped!
Listen, I love my workout clothes as much as the next girl, but I do appreciate a perfectly put together and accessorized outfit. I'm a big fan of putting colorful clip-in hair extensions in and wearing all the glitter and vibrant colors, especially when we go see live music. Listen, I'd love to actually dye my hair but the damage and fading just does not work for me so ... removable extensions it is! Win-win, amiright?!
Have you gathered yet that I have a coffee obsession? Ah, the best way to start every morning. I always wake up, give the puppers some snuggles and then Colt and I make coffee while listening to our morning wakeup playlist and enjoy each other's company before diving into work.
Seriously, I'm that helicopter dog mom and I feel no shame! I never tire of capturing their shenanigans, snuggling them and telling them how freaking cute they are. They go just about everywhere with us (even the farmer's market because Ransom loves to carry produce in his backpack). I truly couldn't imagine a life where they don't exist.