Danielle & Jordan – Aspen, Colorado


A couple of fun images from Danielle and Jordan’s engagement session in Aspen…looking forward to working with you guys this summer!        

Cindy & Bill – Napa Valley, California

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A couple weeks ago I had the chance to spend an afternoon exploring the Napa Valley with Cindy and Bill.  We had a blast finding great light and exploring the fields and fun locations in Napa.  Check it out.      

Pacific Coast Highway – Laguna Beach, CA


I will be headed to California again next week.  Looking forward to the change in scenery.  Nothing quite like a road trip down the PCH with a stop in Laguna Beach.

Featured on Style Me Pretty – Boulder, Colorado

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Excited that Bre & Ben’s wedding from the fall is featured on Style Me Pretty Little Black Book alongside the very talented Otto Schulze and Jenna Walker and Heather Dwight of Calluna Events who are all such dear and gracious friends.  A pure joy! Working with the crazy talent on this wedding made it such … Read More »

Kids + Beach – Balboa Beach, California

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Over Thanksgiving we were out in Southern California to visit the family.  We spent the afternoon taking the kids to Balboa Beach.  I took the Contax G2 and a pocketful of expired film (Kodak Portra NC & VC from 10+ years ago).  What a great combination  The old dilapidated buildings around the “Fun Zone and … Read More »

Breanna & Ben – Boulder, Colorado


They led us all on an adventure…to a meadow in the middle of a wood.  They read these words and I was blessed beyond words.  I feel honored to call them both friends. The Country of Marriage III. Sometimes our life reminds me of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing and in … Read More »

Ashley & Matt – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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When I met Ashley for the first time she was a beautiful and graceful Bridesmaid at a beautiful wedding I photographed in Virginia.  We became friends…and then I met Matt.  He is one of those guys that you (and everyone else) just wants to be around.  He makes you feel good about who you are.  … Read More »

Breanna & Ben – Nederland, Colorado

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I love a good adventure…so do Bre and Ben.  Can’t wait to share more from this beautiful and adventurous wedding!

Courtney & Cesar – Vail, Colorado

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a natural grace. a refined sense of self. a weakness for adventure.   Courtney and Cesar thank you for just being who you are, it is beautiful.   A huge thank you to the very talented Carolyn Moorman of Artisan Events You always make it look so effortless.  I am always so grateful for your … Read More »

Simplicity – Vail, Colorado

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The musician Fredric Chopin said “Simplicity is the final achievement.  After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”  I feel the same way in regards to my photography…especially at a wedding.  Out of the constant go go go of a … Read More »