- I might be the happiest person alive
- I specialize in photographing weddings & elopements
- I am addicted to the Rocky Mountains
- I am a simple girl with a kind heart
- I secretly wish I lived in a cabin in the mountains
- I am a Colorado native and have loved every minute of it
- I am an unwavering optimist
- I wish I could eat wedding cake every day
- I cherish all of my clients. You guys are the best!
Hi there! My name is Becky and I am a wedding photographer based in beautiful Colorado. I specialize in elopements and intimate weddings for happy couples who love the great outdoors.
Want to get to know me a little better? Here are some of the common questions that people ask me via email or at consultations:
Where is your favorite place to photograph a wedding or elopement in Colorado? I am a Colorado girl to my core. I grew up in mountains and I go there every chance I get. So any time I have the opportunity to photograph a wedding or elopement in the mountains, my heart comes alive. Whether it’s at a ranch, lodge, the top of a mountain, the middle of a forest full of pine trees or a ski resort, I’m a happy camper. =) I have some great recommendations on specific wedding venues or elopement locations in Colorado,just click the links!
How long have you been photographing weddings and elopements? How many weddings have you photographed? I am currently in my 7th season of being a full-time wedding photographer and I have photographed over 130 weddings and elopements. I have loved every minute!
Does your husband photograph weddings with you? Yes! David is a very talented photographer (there are times when I must admit that his images are better than mine!) and when he’s not skiing, mountain biking, climbing 14ers or doing something else in the mountains, then he is by my side at a wedding. I’m so blessed to have him!
Do you only photograph weddings and elopements? Yep! I strongly believe that people should do what makes them happy for a living. Photographing weddings and elopements in the beautiful outdoors makes me happy. So that is what I do! One of my biggest creative passions is landscape photography, so I frequently do this in my free time!
Do you have insurance and do you pay taxes? Yes and yes! I’ve always believed in running a business with integrity and honesty. For that reason, I do everything legitimately and legally. I carry both business liability insurance, indemnity insurance and equipment insurance. And I pay state and federal taxes.
Do you charge travel fees in Colorado? Heck no!Any chance I get to travel around this beautiful state of mine is a privilege and it’s not something I would ever charge someone for. That being said, if your wedding is far away ( like Telluride!) I do appreciate a hotel room the night of the wedding.
What kind of gear do you use? I’m a Canon girl. I LOVE the creamy skin tones and vibrant colors that Canon lenses produce, so I think I’m going to be a Canon user for life. If you really want to know exactly what gear I shoot with, here’s the list:
- Canon 5DmarkIII
- Canon 5DmarkII
- Canon 50mm f/1.2L
- Canon 16-35 f/2.8L
- Canon 85mm f/1.8
- Canon 135mm f/2
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L(IS)
- Canon 430ex flash x2
- Cybersyncs (off-camera flash triggering system)
In addition to all that, I have an abundance of batteries, memory cards, more batteries and more memory cards. =)
What’s your favorite cake flavor? Oh my goodness….how could I ever decide?! I pretty much love any flavor that is fruit oriented, like lemon, raspberry, strawberry etc., but my all time favorite flavor is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yum yum!
How many weddings do you photograph each year? My first two years in business taught me a lot. One major thing I learned was about how many weddings are ideal for me to take on. Both of those years I took on 35+ weddings, and I was exhausted by the end of it! Since then I’ve decided to accept around 10 weddings per year and 10 elopement ceremonies. This has given me a lot of breathing room and has allowed me to focus more on my client’s happiness, my marriage, my family, traveling my own happiness and my obsession with camping in the mountains.
How long have you been married? David and I have been married for almost 8 and have been together for over 11! We were married on September 2, 2006 at the Historic Pinecrest in Palmer Lake, CO. It was absolutely the most joyful day of my life! Marriage has absolutely been the most amazing blessing I have ever experienced!
What is your philosophy about wedding photography? How do you approach a wedding? Simplicity is key for me! I learned from the very beginning that weddings can be very complicated things; full of emotions, family, craziness, laughter, good friends and a whole lotta love. My goal is to help document the day in a simple, unobtrusive way. I am an observer all day- looking for moments, emotions, laughter & lovely details. My eye is drawn towards happiness in any form!
My style is very relaxed and simple. I am always looking to document things in a natural way that will be timeless 50 years from now. I also place a big focus on the natural beauty of Colorado. We have such a beautiful backdrop for weddings in this state! My favorite time during a wedding day is when I get to take the bride and groom away for a bit to do pictures with just them. It’s so nice for all of us to take a deep breathe and enjoy a little slice of relaxation after all the energy during the wedding day!
Do you travel outside of Colorado for weddings? Yep! David and I have been beyond blessed to travel to some truly beautiful locations to photograph weddings (helloooo Alaska!). I am more than happy to travel for your wedding, just shoot me an email for my travel rates and we can go from there!
How did you get into wedding photography? Well…this is not an easy question to answer! I’m always in awe of people who grew up loving photography, started taking pictures at an early age, studied photography and have been doing it for a living ever since. I think that’s awesome! But that is sooo not the path that I took.
I got my B.A. in Psychology and decided that I wanted to pursue counseling as a career. Shortly after getting married, I began graduate school for my M.A. in Counseling. On top of a full course load of classes and 12+ hours of commuting each week, I was also working a full time job. I quickly learned that there was no way I could keep up this heavy load. There was simply not enough hours in the day to allow me to work full-time, go to school full-time, commute and also be home enough to enjoy my first few years of marriage.
Right around the time I began feeling pretty overwhelmed with my work load, David bought me a camera to help me find a creative outlet that had nothing to do with school or work. Little did I know, that PentaxK100 would lead me to the life I have today.
A few of my work friends had recently become engaged and asked me to take some engagement photos for them. I was excited (and intimidated!) at the prospect.During those engagement sessions, something just “clicked” and I knew this was what I wanted to do. Soon enough, friends started tell friends about me and before I knew it, I had photographed my first wedding.
Within that first year, I had photographed 35 weddings. It was crazy. And quite honestly, the craziness hasn’t stopped. I’ve been shooting full-time since that very first wedding. Crazy!
As time went on and I continued photographing weddings, I slowly started to realize that I actually enjoyed photography much more than I enjoyed the counseling I was studying. So I finished my Master’s degree in Counseling, but decided to continue to pursue photography full-time.
I certainly did not set out to be a professional photographer. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be photographing weddings for a living. But that is where I have landed, and I absolutely adore it.
As a side note to other photographers….. I fully realize that my path to where I am is not the “standard,” or “preferred” route to a career in photography. I highly recommend second shooting for an established professional photographer before starting out on your own. It is a great way to learn, gain experience, see how running a business works and understand the ins and outs of professional photography.
Can I second shoot for you? Currently, I have a full time associate photographer who works with me on the majority of my weddings. If she isn’t able to do a wedding with me, then often David comes to shoot with me. But every now and then I find myself in need of an additional photographer. So feel free to email me and I will keep your contact info on file! I require all my second shooters to be experienced, own professional gear (full-frame required), be fully insured and legally established in Colorado.