I'm so glad you're here!
I am a born and raised Coloradan currently splitting my time between Denver and San Marcos with my fiancé Colt and our two puppers, Ruckus and Ransom. The best of both worlds, am I right?! We are big lovers of exploring the outdoors and taking care of the environment, whether that be hiking in the mountains or paddle boarding on the river (yup, the doggos too ... we actually call Ransom Captain Ran, haha!) and we both LOVE shaking our booties 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 because I always bring some tunes with me so we can have a dance party!
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.
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!
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.
So much inspires me; music, light, color, love, nature and movement. Elopements include all of these things and I believe documenting stories of two people in love and making them see what their day COULD be instead of what people think it SHOULD be 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.
As for my style, 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.
I'm extremely 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.
The truth is, your elopement isn't JUST about the photos. Yes, I am extremely passionate about what I do and documenting your story but WHY you are eloping is so important. The desire to break away from the mold and do something different and experience a true, deep soul connection out in nature with the person you love the most is what it's all about. It isn't about the material things or an epic shot in an epic place. It's about your story.
My biggest goal for you and your partner is to not only leave with photos you will cherish for the rest of your lives, but for you to leave with a truly memorable experience and a deeper appreciation for the land and wildlife we're just so lucky to be able to access.
Straight talk, long hugs, short emails, dancing anytime, anywhere, and cutting out the 'meh' to make room for the very best.
Working my life away, saying yes to things that don't light me up, skipping coffee in the mornings
Adventuring with my dogs and my fiancé (Colt), coffee dates with my besties, dancing like I get paid to do it and jamming out to live music
Morning coffee, cuddles with Colt and our dogs, an at-home workout, swimming in the river (during the summer, of course) and talking to my plants
The flight attendant
all the coffee, duh!
Fable by Adrienne Young
Mocha oreo blizzard
too many things
My Favorite Things
Traveling — especially off the grid away from all the touristy places. I want to go where the locals go.
my happy place!
Colorado! It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
My Family. I'm a social butterfly and all but my happiest place is anywhere with Colt and our fur children.
My Favorite Things
Have you figured out how much I love my dogs yet? Seriously, I'm that helicopter dog mom and I feel no shame! I love documenting them and preserving these memories. Our lives wouldn't be the same without them.
my guilty pleasure
Coffee. Have you gathered yet that I have a coffee obsession? Ah, the best way to start every morning.
Fashion. Listen, I love my workout clothes as much as the next girl, but I do appreciate a perfectly put together and accessorized outfit, especially if it's pink and original.
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?
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did we just become best friends?