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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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“Dreams, if they’re any good, are always a little bit crazy. ” ― Ray Charles Every year I make a list of my new (or old) wedding photography dreams. When I started in 2015 it was just for fun. Just a way to meet my weekly blog post quota when I didn’t have anything else […]

Personal, Wedding Planning Tips

My 2017 Wedding Photography Dreams

Choosing to do a first look was an easy decision for me. Pretty much as soon as Dillon and I were engaged I knew that I wanted to do a first look. Luckily, Dillon felt the same way (once I explained what a first look was) and we checked that item off our to-do list! […]

Personal, Wedding Planning Tips

Why I Chose to do a First Look

Finding a wedding venue can be so tough. There are literally hundreds of venues just around Denver, and even more when you start looking up the front range and into the mountains! The sheer number of options can make your search exhausting from the start. Throughout my career as a Colorado Wedding Photographer, I’ve shot […]

Arrowhead Golf Course, Brookside Gardens, Colorado Weddings, The Manor House, Wedding Planning Tips, Weddings

Best Colorado Wedding Venues

As a photographer, detail photographs are one of my favorite parts of a wedding day! I know there are some people out there who just don’t see the point in taking so many photos of shoes, jewelry, and flowers, but I think they’re an important part of your day. You spent a lot of time […]

Wedding Planning Tips

How to get Amazing Detail Photographs

I’m sure more than once over your wedding planning experience, whether you’re newly engaged or have been planning for months already you have heard the phrase “You have to.” You have to invite this person, you have to do this, you have to have that. And so on and so on. There are so many wedding […]

Wedding Planning Tips, Weddings

7 Wedding Traditions That are OK to Skip

See how specific that is? This isn’t just a post telling you to have an engagement session, but to do one with the photographer you’ve hired for your wedding. Everyone has a camera these days, and everyone considers themselves an amateur photographer. I’m sure your friend from work or your uncle will take beautiful engagement photos for you. […]

Engagement, Wedding Planning Tips

4 Reasons to do an Engagement Session with your Wedding Photographer

5 questions you should ask your wedding photographer and some you shouldn’t. If you’re anything like me when planning your wedding, you’ve scoured Pinterest for ideas and planning advice, and probably ran across more than a few articles about what questions you should ask your wedding photographer before you book them. I have to be […]

Wedding Planning Tips, Weddings

5 Questions You Actually Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer

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

Probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll make around your engagement session is what to wear for your engagement photos. The clothes you pick for your engagement session can really make (or break) your photos! They play a huge role in showing off your style and personality, and are what make you look like you in […]

Engagement, Wedding Planning Tips

What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

As a  small business owner trying to expand their market, you hear all the time “what sets you apart?” and “there are tons of wedding photographers out there, why should I choose you?” This is something I’ve always really struggled with. At first I thought my work would speak for itself, which to some extent, […]

Personal, Wedding Planning Tips, Weddings

Wedding Photography for the Laid Back Bride