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Alexandra & David’s Fairytale Telluride Elopement

The first email I received from Alexandra is one of my favorites, ever. “Hello fellow cat lover” is a most perfect introduction and from there forward I knew we would get along great! Alexandra and her fiancé were engaged at Disneyland, have two cats and spend their non-work time making incredible costumes for cosplay. (See epic helmets in the last …

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Magical Autumn Longmont Wedding

Nick got in touch with me about shooting his engagement in Telluride at Bridal Veil Falls, last spring.  It was a year of heavy snow and when I got to the road that would have taken me up to the falls, it was closed. I had my husband with me because I knew there would be a little hike involved …

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Sunrise Portrait Session for Ridgway, Colorado Metal Artist

I got to know Jak while working with him at the restaurant job I’ve had in Ridgway for the past few years.   He’s a super hard worker, got a great sense of humor and I always enjoyed the shifts we had together.  He left the job a while back to focus on metal work.  (Totally admirable from my perspective, to …

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Ashley & Ryan, and Everett too! Telluride Engagement Photos

Ashley and Ryan opted for family photos rather than engagement photos, and I’m so glad they did.  Their baby is just the cutest and they are so in love with him.  We met in Town Park in Telluride, where they will be having their wedding ceremony later this month. We scoped out the ceremony site, and then set up a …

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Ouray, Colorado Summer Mountain Wedding

Nadia and Chad got married at the very top of Red Mountain Pass, which is between Ouray and Silverton on the Western Slope of Colorado. The pass is also known as the Million Dollar Highway and it’s one of the most daunting drives in the US. I’ve been known to white knuckle my way through it. (Pro tip: time your …

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Kate & Derek | Snowy May Ouray Wedding

Kate and Derek’s Ouray, Colorado wedding day weather forecast called for snow, rain, sleet and clouds.  Such is life in the mountains.  (With the amount of moisture we’ve gotten here on the Western Slope this year, the weather wasn’t a total surprise.)  Not even rain could put a damper on the beauty of this gorgeous couple’s special day.  The couple, …

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Shay + Andrew | Ridgway Sunset Couples Session

Shay and Andrew met me just as spring was starting to appear, and we settled on beautiful Dennis Weaver Park in Ridgway as our location.  Dennis Weaver is gorgeous for many reasons.  You have a half panorama view of the meeting of Colorado mountain ranges, including the Cimarrons and the San Juans.  The ground is covered in gorgeous sage brush …

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Erin + Jamie | Dreamy Sunrise Telluride Engagement Session

When Erin contacted me to set this shoot up, we timed it so that she and her fiancé could meet me early in the morning before their respective jobs.  He is a 3rd grade teacher, and she is a librarian. A couple in education… how wonderful is that? They had just recently moved to Telluride from the Front Range a …

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High Altitude Yaks in Ridgway, Colorado

If you had talked to me 10 years ago about the direction my creative career was headed, I’m confident I never would’ve believed I’d be a photographer living in a rural mountain town in Colorado, getting contracted to take photos of yaks. I love that Ouray County has this incredible cultural cross section of rural landscapes, agriculture, small town suburbia, …

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Ouray, Colorado Mountain Wedding Inspiration at The Wright Opera House

Whenever Krysta of Elevation Weddings and Events asks me if I want to be part of a project, my immediate reaction is to say yes!   This time it was for a styled shoot with talented and creative wedding vendors in the Ouray, Ridgway and greater Western Slope area.  The shoot was part mountain town wedding styled shoot and part music …