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Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I am a wedding photographer based in Denver, Colorado who loves to travel and meet new people!. Grab a nice hot drink (or glass of wine!) cuddle up, and enjoy browsing my latest work and getting a peek into my life!

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This day! Where do I even start?! Mercy and Nick’s Jamaica Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort Wedding was one for the books, for sure! Personally, it was a pretty huge milestone for me. Not only was the wedding on my birthday, but it was also the 100th wedding I’ve photographed. Needless to say, I was […]

Destination Weddings, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort wedding, Weddings

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort Wedding – Mercy + Nick

This day!! It was windy, rainy and cold, none of the things you think of when you think of a San Diego temple wedding, but goodness, was this wedding beautiful!! I am just in love with these photos! I think what I love most about them is the beautiful people in them! I have a […]

Destination Weddings, LDS Weddings, San Diego Temple, Weddings

San Diego Temple Wedding – Carrie & William

What a year!! I feel like I say that every year, but man was 2016 a good year for my photography! I had AMAZING couples, per usual, shot in incredible locations, had four destination weddings, and sooo many beautiful engagement sessions. My photography took me to Louisiana, Georgia, Nebraska, and California twice. I got to […]

Colorado Weddings, Denver Engagement Session, Destination Weddings, Engagement, LDS Weddings, Personal, Weddings

2016 Year in Review

When I first heard from Nicole about photographing her Wilson Creek Winery wedding in Temecula, California, I was thrilled! I had photographed her brother’s wedding a couple years ago, and I just love being able to photograph another wedding in the same family! I’ve done it many times, and it’s so amazing getting to see […]

Destination Weddings, Weddings

Wilson Creek Winery Wedding – Nicole + Jack

It’s no secret that I love to travel. I always have, for as long as I can remember. I don’t know what sparked that, I can’t remember if there was an event in my life that triggered my desire to see the world. I just know that I’ve always dreamed of seeing those far off […]

Destination Engagement Session, Destination Weddings, Engagement, Personal

Destination Engagement Sessions – Plus, No Travel Fees

Oh my goodness, you guys!!! You’re going to love this one! Every single thing about this Toccoa Falls, Georgia Destination Wedding was to die for! Even when it started dumping rain on us, we managed to get some cute photos out of it! One of my favorite weddings to date, that’s for sure! Let’s start […]

Destination Weddings, Weddings

Toccoa Falls, Georgia Destination Wedding – Kristen + JP

Deciding whether to get married at home or at a destination is a tough choice! When Dillon and I got engaged, we had pretty much already decided that we wanted a destination wedding, but we still had some big points to consider before making the final decision. Looking back now, I wouldn’t change what we […]

Destination Weddings, Wedding Planning Tips

5 Reasons to have a Destination Wedding

My destination wedding portfolio is itching to grow. My heart (and my camera) are totally set on photographing destination weddings, so the next step is to book some more, in more beautiful locations! Here’s my list of Destination Wedding locations with no travel fees! These are my top 6 locations that I’m looking to photograph destination […]

Destination Weddings, Weddings

Destination Wedding Locations with No Travel Fees!

Oh New Orleans! A city after my own heart, I think. It’s hot, humid, green (even in March!) and full of people that I love! When I found out Amanda & Aaron were moving their little family to Louisiana, I was sad at first because that meant they were even farther away from me, but […]

Destination Weddings, Engagement

New Orleans Engagement Session – Amanda & Aaron

This session makes me SO happy for SO many reasons! First off, it’s in Mexico, which makes it amazing, right off the bat.  And it features my incredible wedding photographers, Corrie & Nik who are so stinking cute together. I was so glad I got to give back a little to them while we were in […]

Destination Engagement Session, Destination Weddings, Engagement

Destination Engagement Photography – Corrie & Nik