Category Archives: Weddings

K/W Wedding

On a perfect fall morning in October, I ran a pen and paper up to a bride as she needed to write her vows and had forgotten supplies.  She opened the door to her beautiful room and was red and puffy with tears (the happy kind) running down her face.  “What are you doing?!” I asked as I noticed the weepy music playing, candles burning and overall dramatic feel of the room.  She just laughed through her tears and gave me a hug.  The bride is one of my closest friends and snapping her out of her romantic vow writing morning was only one of my tasks that day.  I was also her hair and makeup artist (hence my concern about the puffy crying), bridesmaid, and she also asked me to take some photos during the morning and before the ceremony.  I was busy.  : )

The couple lucked out as it truly was a classically perfect Colorado fall day in Buena Vista. As you’ll see below, her emotional morning had ZERO negative effect on her beauty for the day.  Girl is SO damn photogenic.  Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from the big day!  You might even spot one of me and my little baby bump.











Duluth Wedding

Christian&Jennie-4A couple weeks ago Jon and I hopped on a plane to our my favorite place on earth…Minnesota!  I am rarely more excited to head to the airport than when it involves a trip home, let alone a trip involving our closest friends, their wedding, and a 4 day weekend of goodness.  Jon’s childhood buddy Christian was the luckiest man on earth that Saturday when he finally locked down the kind, generous, and beautiful Jennie.  Christian and Jennie held their wedding in Duluth and in true Minnesota fashion the weather scared the crap out of everybody for 3 days.  Then on Saturday, in a rare act of kindness by our home state, the deserving couple was given the most beautiful and perfect day they could have asked for.  Christian&Jennie-6 Christian&Jennie-2 Christian&Jennie-1 Christian&Jennie-8Jennie asked me if on the wedding day I would tag along to the salon and document the girls getting ready.  Little did she know that I LOVE the salon and getting ready part of the day.  Especially with a bride as stunning as Jennie.  It was fun to shoot in the morning and then be able to attend the wedding as a guest instead of a photographer…way less pressure and way more wine that way.  : )

I’m always nervous heading into any salon situation because they can often be dark, full of fluorescent lights, or incredibly sterile.  Lucky for me Jennie chose Adeline Inc. which was filled with gorgeous natural light and packed with color and fun details.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Max&Hanna-14Our Memorial Day weekend was spent golfing (Jon) drinking wine (me) and crossing our first summer wedding off the list.  Max&Hanna-12 My good friend Max (brother of my bestie Ashley) married another friend Hanna and all was right in the world.  Family and friends headed to a beautiful ranch near Boulder for a day of celebration.  *I was not the photographer, these are just snapshots.Max&Hanna-1 Max&Hanna-3 Max&Hanna-2 Yes that’s a bolo tie and yes he wore the shades for the ENTIRE ceremony.  Tisk tisk Max ; )Max&Hanna-6 Max&Hanna-5 Max&Hanna-4 They exchanged beautiful words, gave us a unique ceremony experience, and then welcomed us all for food, wine and playtime.  Max&Hanna-8 Max&Hanna-7 Max&Hanna-10 Max&Hanna-9 Max&Hanna-17 Max&Hanna-18 Max&Hanna-19 Max&Hanna-16 Max&Hanna-11 Max&Hanna-13 Max&Hanna-15 I’m so happy that two of my favorite people are each others favorites as well.  WIN!Max&Hanna-20Max&Hanna-23 Max&Hanna-24 Max&Hanna-26 Max&Hanna-22 Max&Hanna-21 Max&Hanna-28 Max&Hanna-30 Kite flying challenge accepted.  Max&Hanna-31 Congratulations Max and Hanna!  We were so happy to be a part of your day.  Thank you both for being such warm hosts and for staying true to who you are throughout the wedding day and always.  I hope all your peace corps dreams come true and you live happily ever after.  Max&Hanna-27