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Colorado Engagement | Denver Wedding Photographer

So Nikki and I had been emailing back and forth and had rescheduled their shoot a few times to try and get snow for their session.  We finally had the opportunity …and it was the craziest storm of the season yet on the day of their shoot.  Haha…WHAT an adventure.  So we pushed up the shoot a few hours to hopefully balance out the road situation and changed the location to this gorgeous forest at Fox Run.

I arrived early and went to go check out where I wanted to shoot their Colorado Engagement in the forest.  I’m standing there…the wind is blowing so wild but there was not another soul in sight.  The snow was everywhere and it was pure magic.   Like I stepped in the set of Narnia for a moment.    It was just so peaceful and at the same time wild if that makes sense.   Nikki and Alec arrived soon after and they let out their fur baby Gretta…and I was smitten on the spot!  Seriously…that soft grey and white fur and her playfulness in the snow.  I had a  hard time not photographing her the whole time haha.

 This shoot told me a lot about Nikki and Alec though. They love adventure…clearly you have to be to shoot in a snow storm.  Not only that but they LOVE Gretta and were such animal lovers.  I love dog people so right off the bat I knew we were going to connect easily.   And I adored the way Alec was so affectionate and helpful with Nikki.  They way they laughed through the session….all the feels.    This will easily be one of my favorite Colorado Engagement Sessions.  So what if my fingers were numb after the shoot.  YES…my fingers would not move after 25 minutes in that storm…but it was SO worth it.

Can not wait to share a few of my favorites from their snowy session!  If you’d like to follow me on facebook click on my name here to connect with me:

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  • January 29, 2018 - 6:48 pm

    Kathryn - Liz! I am OBSESSED with this beautiful snowy Colorado engagement session! You are an amazing Colorado wedding photographer, and you captured the essence of both this fun-loving couple (and their pup), and the snowy Colorado winter, perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2018 - 7:14 pm

    Alicia Yarrish - What a stunning Colorado engagement! I wish I could get snow like that- so so beautiful! And that puppy?! Too cute! You captured this so beautifully, Elizabeth!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2018 - 9:05 pm

    Jess - I am definitely not surprised that your fingers were frozen after shooting in this! Now that is some serious commitment. It looks like it was totally worth it though, this Colorado engagement photoshoot is absolutely unique and stunning.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 2:43 am

    Rachel H - This looks like such a gorgeous winter wonderland in the woods! You did a fabulous job capturing their happiness.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 2:58 am

    Alice L - That does look Narnia and a great spot for a Colorado Engagement Session. The couple looks like they enjoyed themselves during the snow storm, especially their cute dog. These pictures capture so much love and emotion.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 3:05 am

    Marie Rood - It’s no surprise about frozen fingers for this Colorado engagement session but the images are just gorgeous. I love the intimacy within the photos and you can’t even tell they were cold, added bonus. I love the pup and I love your style of images!ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 3:30 am

    Aubrey B - I can’t think of anything better than an engagement session in the snow like this! I seriously am blown away!!ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 5:19 am

    Meghan R - Two of my favorite things — dogs and snow! What a fun engagement session. Gorgeous winter Colorado engagement photos!ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 5:43 am

    Kira - What a beautiful Colorado engagement session. Way to rock it despite the crazy conditions!ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 6:07 am

    Fran Jorgensen - what an incredible engagement! That pup just so cute on the snow! I just love the texture that the snow gives to some of your images. Just so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 6:19 am

    Nicole - Such an incredible Colorado engagement session! I love how you and the couple braved the snow. It made for such a romantic and adventurous session!!ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 10:23 am

    Ressa - You are an incredible Denver wedding photographer! It’s such a joy looking at this couple’s shoot in the snow!ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 5:53 pm

    Melissa - Nothing like a good old snowy Colorado Engagement Session! I love how they incorporated their puppy in the session too. Congrats to the couple.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 7:20 pm

    Kristin - What a gorgeous Colorado engagement! The snow is just the icing on top! Love how the dog is included as well.ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2018 - 8:31 pm

    Twinspirational - This is the perfect Denver engagement shoot. We love the muted, natural tones of your editing style.ReplyCancel

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer

A few years ago I photograph Whitney and Justin’s beautiful and very anthropology inspired Colorado Springs Wedding.  Whitney had found this gorgeous abandoned house and we photographed her wedding day portraits there.  I felt a sense of curiosity about this house.  Who lived here before…who walked the halls, what was their story?   When Whitney emailed me a few years later telling me they just had their son Levi and was wondering if I’d like to revisit the place of their wedding portraits…I said YES.  Absolutely yes.   Creatively for me, this session just lit me up.  They are not your everyday family portraits and I loved that.  Whitney has such an artistic soul and wanted her first family photos to be something unique but personal for her.  I loved how she brought in an old rocking crib that her Papa had for his family when they were growing up.  To have photos of Levi in them…gosh just so amazing.  This family holds a special place for me and I love that Whitney brought her parents…we were able to have a few of just Whitney and Justin while Grandma helped put Levi back to sleep.

I don’t normally post family portraits on my blog but I’d love for you to check out a few of my favorites from this old abandoned building.

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  • January 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm

    Jennifer Beckton - Oh wow. What a unique idea for a newborn session. I love every image and I’m sure the family does too. Colorado Springs sounds like such a pretty place. And by the looks of it is also very beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2018 - 5:58 pm

    Jess - Wow. I have never seen a newborn session like this one before. I absolutely adore the location and posing! That very first image in the house is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2018 - 8:34 pm

    Kathryn Marbl - Elizabeth! I LOVE the contrast of the grunginess of the abandoned house against the gentleness of their affection. I think it’s wonderful to have “before” and “After” photos as their family grows.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 3:22 am

    Laura P - The abandoned house makes me thinking of their future they are building. It starts off as a shell (just the strong walls) and over the years will develop into more and more of the dreams they have. Oh well it’s probably just me – LOL.

    Lovely photos and congrats to the new baby in their family.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 5:27 am

    Twinspirational - Who knew an abandoned house could be a beautiful place for a newborn photoshoot. You are very talented and these pictures are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 6:00 am

    Kate Francher - This is the most unique family shoot i’ve seen in a long time! Spot on with anthropology. I totally connected with what you said about wondering who walks those floors before. I wonder that so much when visiting old places, what it would be like to see what those walls had.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 2:39 pm

    April - Oh my goodness. I sooo love these newborn photos! This location is amazing and so unique!! I would absolutely love to have a session like this with my family!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm

    EJ - Wow! What an interesting concept! I love the juxtaposition between the new baby and old house.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 5:11 pm

    Melissa - I love your creativity in this session! The old and the new. I love old buildings and Colorado Springs must have a ton of them all over the place.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2018 - 6:48 pm

    Sarah - Oh wow ! I really love the idea of returning to the spot you photographed them before. These are great shots!ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2018 - 5:45 am

    Erin Witt Photography - This is so cool! The rugged old house contrasting the beautiful new baby was something I had never seen before, and I loved it! You clearly think outside of the box and are willing to try new things and I really think it paid off in this shoot. Really loved looking through all of them!ReplyCancel

Colorado Springs Engagement, The Bluffs

At the last minute we decided to change locations for Chelsea and Aaron.  Aaron remembered this place he used to play at as a kid with his friends, The bluffs they called it.   The neighborhood kids would hike a few miles in to these flat lands and in my opinion scary drop offs haha…I’m thinking maybe the moms didn’t know just how dangerous some of the spot were lol.  But they would play capture the flag and then hike back home for dinner.  That to me sounds like the best childhood with some amazing memories.  So it made it even more special to have Chelsea and Aaron here for their engagement photos.   We took their friends family’s ATV (Alan, THANK you for being so incredible that day and helping us) and headed to these beautiful bluffs that overlook Colorado Springs.  The terrain reminded me of Moab with its soft golden tones.  Literally took my breath away and it felt like I was getting to photograph Colorado Springs best kept secret.  I’m actually really thankful how hard it was to get to this spot.  It seems every place in Colorado becomes so overrun that its hard to find places for quiet anymore.  The only time I saw anyone was when we were hiking back and a family was walking their goats….UMMMMM say what!?!  Haha…Chelsea and Aaron wanted a quick photo with Cinnamon the goat.  Overall, I’d say this session was one of my absolute favorites to date.  I loved how unique and adventurous this one felt.  Bring me ALL the adventure couples…yes, please.  I’d love to share a few of my favorites.  Chelsea and Aaron, I can not wait for your beautiful wedding this year!

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  • January 23, 2018 - 1:34 am

    Jessica Montoya - All of you photos are so dang crisp and beautiful! I think I love the ring shot most!ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2018 - 8:20 am

    Fran Jorgensen - I love the texture that the desert gives to your images! This is the perfect time of the day for an amazing session! I can’t wait to see this beautiful couple’s wedding in your blog!ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2018 - 4:02 am

    Olivia - Oh my goodness the bluffs are incredible! And these two look so sweet and happy together. Also, her ring!!!! Amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2018 - 7:56 pm

    Emely - My favorite has got to be of them in the field with that adorable goat! Also THAT RING. Drooling!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2018 - 1:22 am

    Sue - These are playful and gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Colorado Mountain Engagement at Lookout Mountain, Colorado

Whooo hooo for engagement season.  Its SO fun for me to get to know my 2018 couples and get to see some epic Colorado Mountain views at the same time.  Lookout Mountain is absolutely breathtaking and its such an easy hike too. I loved the way the light would filter through the pine trees and I’m always a sucker for tall wheat like grass.  Light is pure magic on that golden grass.   We were hoping for snow but ended up with a windy gorgeous spring like day haha.  Gosh this winter has been mild.  Fingers crossed it snows this weekend as I have another sweet engagement session on Sunday.

Luke and Andrea…a pastry chef and a tax accountant.  I LOVE hearing about couples that seem to be opposite on paper but are actually so perfectly matched.  I loved the way these two just seemed to get each other.  The way they would laugh…always a sign to me of a good relationship is laughter.  Life gives you so many crazy turns that having someone who will see the humor and make you smile…I say thats winning in life.  From the first time I spoke with Andrea on the phone I knew I wanted to photograph their wedding.   Her attention to details and wanting to have a simple but beautiful wedding and found a friend with property to have their ceremony at.   I simply can not wait to see how their day unfolds.  I know their will be so many beautiful and happy moments.

Here are a few of my favorites from their Lookout Mountain Engagement Session!  Congrats again Luke and Andrea!  You guys were so easy and fun to work with!

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  • January 19, 2018 - 5:23 pm

    Laura P - Colorado mountain engagement season are here! Yay for more gorgeous light, adorable couples and soon-to-be epic weddings. I hope we get to work on a few together this season. I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2018 - 8:11 pm

    Marie Rood - This Colorado Mountain engagement is gorgeous! I am in love with these images! The joy and happiness on this couples face is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2018 - 2:35 am

    Heather Scott - These photos are so sweet! Love the use of golden light and mountains! This Lookout Mountain Engagement looks like it was a ton of fun to photograph!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2018 - 7:07 pm

    Twinspirational - What a stunning Colorado Mountain Engagement at Lookout Mountain. We love the light and editing style of the last photo. You are very talented.ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2018 - 3:08 am

    Marie Rood - These images are stunning! I cannot believe this was a lookout spot. The light was gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2018 - 4:46 am

    Olivia - These guys are the cutest and these images are gorgeous! This mountain look-out is the PERFECT spot for an engagement session. Bet they’re thrilled with these.ReplyCancel

Best of Weddings 2017

What a year 2017 was!  Looking back at all these beautiful weddings and seeing so many sweet clients that have become friends…it leaves me feeling completely grateful that I get to do this.  That I can see photograph a moment and make it something tangible for my clients to have for years…that they will show their kids their wedding photos some day….what a gift for me to know that.  I think that is one of the biggest reasons in having a wedding photographer you can trust on your wedding day.   I hear so many stories of people saying they wish they would have gone with a professional.  And I get it, I truly do, your friend has an awesome camera so they must take awesome photos.   That is like looking at a basic paint brush and expecting to be Monet at the first brushstroke.   Lol   I guess to me, a wedding is more than just taking photos.  Its grabbing the heart and soul of your day, photographing it artistically, and helping you remember the beautiful emotion that was shared with family and friends.   AND if you know me…you know I’m an absolute geek about light.  A lot of times you’ll see images where my clients are laughing at epic times in the sunset because of me freaking out about that beautiful light.  This is part of my style that I know many hire me for…I shoot for all that beautiful light I can get.    That being said, I had a few weddings where it was an EPIC, I mean epic show of Colorado Thunderstorms and heavy rain.  I can’t remember a time I was ever that cold as when I photographed a whole ceremony in pouring down rain.  It was so sweet of one of the guests to follow around me and Jen with their umbrella so we could keep on shooting.

My recap of 2017…there were SO many photos to choose through.  And I ended up choosing a few moments from each wedding that I loved or some of the pretty details my clients chose to use for their day.   Each wedding I’ve photographed there were so many incredible vendors behind the scenes working hard to make the day go smoothly for my couples and even for me and my 2nd.  Weddings take a community of friends and professionals to help run well and I’m so thankful to have met so many talented people in Colorado.  If you are ever on the hunt for some serious talent on florists, wedding planners, makeup artists, hair stylists, cake designers, DJ’s, venues,…well, and  I would say photographers but you should stop looking when you get to me on that.  Haha…okay I’m kidding.   But I’d love to help out.

To my clients of 2017, you guys were so incredibly encouraging.  The amount of times you had me laughing with tears streaming down my face are too many to count.  The way you had me all emotional at first dances, toasts, and sharing your vows…I feel incredibly blessed that you chose me to capture those moments.   And I’ve grown so much from seeing how you love and give to your family and new spouse.

Thank you to my two amazing 2nds that I use for weddings.  One, my sister Jen from Arizona who fly’s in to shoot with me.  We have a book of stories that is still growing and that one day we might share of our epic wedding adventures…lets just say it will have you rolling on the floor laughing at some things that you just can’t make up they are that crazy.   I love you Jen!  Thank you for your incredible talent and awesome friendship.  To my girl, Chelsea.  You are so incredibly hard working and are the first person to offer me help on whatever I  need.  I love that you take random photos of me and I look through your images and I laugh when I see myself mixed in there as I’m culling a wedding.  You have such a giving nature and I’m thankful for you!

To my future clients of 2018…I’m excited!  I can’t wait to see where your day takes me.  Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful day!

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  • January 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm

    Sarah Davis - Your best of 2017 is incredible! It looks like it was an amazing year in Denver for you! As a fellow wedding photographer, I really love all the candid smiles you captured from your couples. <3ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2018 - 7:13 pm

    Stephanie Drescher - This is a gorgeous best of 2017 recap. It is so awesome that you get to be apart of these special moments with your clients. I absolutely love all the photos but that set under the red rocks is my favorite. Lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2018 - 7:37 pm

    Natascha - It looks like you had an amazing year – I really liked seeing your Best of Denver Wedding images from 2017. Your couples were lucky to have such a talented photographer capturing their special day. More than just Colorado Weddings, your images celebrate Colorado’s Natural Beauty, too!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2018 - 9:27 pm

    Alyssa Bouma - Oh my goodness what an amazing year you had!! These couples were all so lucky to have you as their Denver Wedding Photographer! I adore them all but I think my favorites were the very first few you posted with that gorgeous blue dress. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 3:43 am

    Fran Jorgensen - What an incredible year you’ve had! your work is so inspirational, so many beautiful weddings! I hope someone publishes some “top wedding photographers for 2018 in Denver”and includes you!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 4:52 am

    Edina Dibusz - Beautiful images! It’s hard to pick out my favorites of all! Just love your style! I definitely love the first image with the bride in the blue skirt, the close up of the macaroon cake, the backlit family of 3 and the groom with the red rocks behind. If I need a wedding photographer in Denver, I will definitely give you a call! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm

    Twinspirational - Wow you are a talented Denver Wedding Photographer. We love this compilation of your best of 2017. There are so many lovely pics here that it’s hard to choose a favorite!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm

    Kristin - What stunning photos!! Such an amazing year as a Denver wedding photographer! I can’t even imagine what the new year will bring!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2018 - 2:41 am

    Kaytlin Stelman - Wow!!! These are breathtaking – what an incredible year! How fun to look through the gorgeous highlights of such an amazing year. Love this post SO much!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2018 - 5:53 pm

    Jennifer M Outlaw - Wow! You really had an amazing 2017 filled with such beautiful Denver weddings. I am obsessed with the dress with the blue skirt. I so want something like that when we renew our vows in a few years. There were so many beautiful shots, but I love the ones with the umbrellas. They were having so much fun even with the bad weather. You are a very talented Denver wedding photographer and these couples were very lucky to have you.ReplyCancel