I specialize in photographing elopements and intimate weddings for happy couples who love the great outdoors as much as they love each other. My style is simple, clean and always incorporates the natural beauty of Colorado. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to travel all over this beautiful state documenting simple, sweet wedding ceremonies for my clients!
- I might be the happiest person alive
- I specialize in intimate 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 love playing tour guide for my clients visiting Colorado
- I have a healthy obsession with dirt roads, North Face and sunshine
- I cherish all of my clients. You guys are the best!
Want to get to know me a little better? Here are some of the common questions that people ask:
Do you only photograph elopements?
Yep! I strongly believe that people should do what makes them happy for a living. Photographing intimate weddings and elopements in the beautiful outdoors makes me happy beyond words. So that is what I do! One of my biggest creative passions is landscape photography, so I frequently do this in my free time!
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.If you’re looking for a place to get married, I have some great recommendations on specific wedding venues or elopement locations in Colorado, just click the links! If I had to narrow it down to one place, I’d say Rocky Mountain National Park….I’ve spent almost a decade exploring trails and areas within the park and there is always something new and beautiful to discover there!
How long have you been photographing weddings and elopements?
I am currently in my 8th season of being a full-time photographer and I have photographed over 140 weddings and elopements. I have loved every minute!
Do you have any travel fees?
Nope! I consider traveling throughout Colorado to be a privilege, not an obligation! I frequently combine traveling for elopements with camping trips, hikes and long weekends away so I never charge for travel or mileage. That being said, there are a few locations that require a hotel stay since they are so far away (Telluride, Crested Butte, Aspen, Durango, Steamboat Springs to name a few) I can’t do a round-trip drive in one day. In those cases I have a $150 travel fee so that I can book a hotel and pay for a few meals.
Does your husband ever photograph with you?
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 fishing, skiing, mountain biking or climbing 14ers, then he is always by my side. I’m so blessed to have him as a travel companion through the mountains as I head out to remote locations!
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.
What kind of gear do you use?
I’m a Canon girl, always have been and I always will be. Specifically, here’s what is currently in my camera bag:
-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)
How many weddings do you photograph each year?
I currently photograph 20-25 elopement ceremonies each year. In addition to elopements, I also photograph 1-5 intimate weddings at well. My associate photographer, Andrea, typically photographs 15-25 larger weddings each year.
How long have you been married?
David and I have been married for almost 9 years and have been together for over 12! We were married on September 2, 2006 at rustic lodge in the mountains. It was absolutely the most joyful day of my life! Marriage has absolutely been the most amazing blessing I have ever experienced!
How would you describe your style of photography?
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 believe in natural photographic direction without being awkward and stiff and I always place a strong emphasis on the natural beauty of Colorado. We have such a beautiful backdrop for weddings in this state, I can’t help but incorporate it into my images.
Do you travel outside of Colorado for elopements?
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 or elopement, just shoot me an email and we can go from there!