I specialize in photographing elopements and intimate weddings for happy couples in Colorado 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. Here is a little more information about me:
- 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 (4th generation!) and have loved every minute of it
- I have hiked ten of Colorado’s 14ers (my husband has done 35!)
- I love playing tour guide for my clients visiting Colorado
- I have a healthy obsession with dirt roads, Patagonia 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! Photographing intimate weddings and elopements in the beautiful outdoors is my happy place, 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?
That’s a tough question! I am a Colorado girl to my core, I grew up in mountains so any time I have the opportunity to photograph an elopement in the mountains, my heart comes alive. To be perfectly honest, my favorite place is usually the place I haven’t discovered yet. I LOVE finding new locations, secret trails and hidden lookouts. I am usually at my best when I’m photographing in a new place vs. photographing in a location I’ve been to a million times before. If you’re looking for a place to get married, I have some helpful info about elopement locations in Colorado, just click the link!
How long have you been photographing elopements?
I am currently in my 9th season of being a full-time photographer. I have photographed over 200 weddings and I have loved every minute of it!
Do you have any travel fees?
I consider traveling a privilege, not an obligation! I frequently combine traveling for elopements with camping trips, hikes and long weekends away with my husband David so I never charge for travel or mileage. That being said, there are a few locations that require a 1-2 overnights stays since they are so far away (Telluride, Crested Butte, Aspen, Durango, Steamboat Springs to name a few). In the winter, I also usually need a hotel room to ensure I don’t get caught in bad weather or turned around by a closed road on your wedding day. In those cases I do have a travel fee so that I can book a hotel and pay for a few meals and gas.
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! Occasionally he will show up with a camera in hand (instead of a fishing pole haha!) and will take photos along side me. If that happens on your wedding day, consider yourself very lucky!
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. I also 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 5Dmk IV
-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
-bazillions of batteries, memory cards and backup gear!
How would you describe your style of photography?
My style is very relaxed and clean. 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.
How many weddings do you photograph each year?
I currently photograph about 30 elopement ceremonies each year. In addition to elopements, I also photograph 1-5 intimate weddings as 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 10 years and have been together for 14! We were married on September 2, 2006 at a rustic lodge in the mountains. It was absolutely the most joyful day of my life!
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!). If you’re interested in having me document your elopement somewhere other than Colorado, just email me and we will talk through the details!