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Mary Anne + Marius’s Crested Butte Elopement

When Mary Anne and Marius contacted me a few weeks ago asking if I was available to shoot their Crested Butte elopement I couldn’t quite believe it – and obviously I said yes! These two were the VERY first couple I EVER photographed, back when I was thinking about starting this business. I had been […]

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Martha Stewart Weddings Feature

Well, that’s pretty rad! I’m so stoked to have one of my images (and the story behind it!) featured by the folks over at Martha Stewart Weddings. I love that adventure wedding photography is becoming more and more common and that more couples are ditching the fancy weddings and doing something that speaks to them […]

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Christina + Clay // Colorado Elopement

Christina and Clay wanted to elope but couldn’t stand the thought of not having their families there for their big day … so they brought them along! Their intimate Colorado wedding perfectly combined the wedding traditions they wanted to keep with the beautiful adventure-inspired elopement that they were dreaming of! These guys came all the […]

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Katie + John’s Seward, Alaska, Vow Renewal

When Katie and John’s kids asked why they weren’t at their wedding (answer: you weren’t born yet!) they promised them that they’d celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a vow renewal! These guys moved to Anchorage a few years ago and are probably never leaving so it only made sense that they decided to renew […]

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Cat + Monte’s Paint Mines Adventure Session

Cat and Monte live about 10 minutes from me on the Colorado Front Range (which is only desert-like in that it gets very little rain!) but they wanted desert vibes for their engagement session. We talked about doing their engagement photos at Red Rocks but there was a concert going on that night and we […]

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Ashley + Lynn’s Colorado Mountain Elopement

When Ashley and Lynn first contacted me about photographing their Colorado mountain elopement and mentioned their love of dogs, mountains, and beer I knew we’d get along just fine! These two came out to Colorado from the wilds of Chicago to do some hiking, campfire sitting, beer drinking, and oh yeah, say their vows! They […]

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Malynda + Tony’s Breckenridge Elopement

Malynda and Tony got engaged at Keystone a while back and decided to forgo the fuss and expense of a big wedding back home in Nebraska and plan a Colorado destination elopement instead.  Like a lot of my couples, they came to me not really knowing exactly where they wanted to elope. They had some […]

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Kat + Ashton’s Estes Park, Colorado, Wedding

A few weeks ago I kicked off my wedding season in a pretty amazing way with Katharine and Ashton’s Estes Park, Colorado wedding. It was a beautiful day complete with amazing scenery, sweet people, and a perfect laid-back mountain vibe. Katharine and Ashton chose the stunning Overlook Ranch in Estes Park for their wedding and […]

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Best Places to Elope

You decided to elope – that’s awesome! Maybe you were planning a big fancy wedding and decided that it just wasn’t for you or maybe you never wanted the wedding to begin with. Either way, you’ve made the decision to do things your way – and that’s awesome. The problem? Now you have to pick […]

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Charlene + Shuba’s Winter Engagement Session

Hey everybody! I’m SO excited today to be sharing some of Charlene and Shuba’s beautiful Colorado winter engagement photos! Charlene and Shuba first met through mutual friends before they both went off to live in Korea for a few years. They kept in touch while they were there but never actually saw each other. After […]

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