Olivia and Giovanni met in high school and always knew they would end up getting married. The lovebirds chose to elope to Colorado because neither of them had been here before and, as Olivia said, "the pictures always look breathtaking." They chose to tie the knot with picturesque Horsetooth Reservoir as the backdrop -- and the Colorado scenery didn't disappoint! I love it when emotions take someone by surprise on their wedding day. I love that Olivia wore nontraditional wedd
It's a topic that has sparked internet debates and (probably) cost friendships: first looks. Photographers seem to be pushing them and couples either REALLY want them or REALLY don't. So, what exactly are they -- and should you have one at your wedding? A first look is when the couple sees each other before their wedding ceremony. Wait, what? People do that? Isn't that sort of against tradition? Yep, couples do that all the time. It's not against tradition -- the tradition is
As soon as you put the title "wedding" on something, it's suddenly more expensive than anything else. This is true of bubbles, clothing, and pretty much anything else you can think of, including photography. I can't speak to bubbles and clothing, but I can share my insights on why wedding photography is such an investment. First and foremost, you are paying for the photographers' history and experience. You shouldn't expect to pay top dollar for someone who's just starting ou
There's something so cliche about writing a year-in-review blog, but I have to say that I love doing them -- remembering where I went and who I went with. Sort of like reading a favorite book all over again. So where did I go this year? I started the year out in Estes Park for an elopement... ...then, a week later, I was back in Estes for a wedding... ...then I photographed my first documentary session... ...and went to Casper, WY, for a glamorous wedding... ...followed by th
One of my favorite things is to celebrate seasons and holidays. Often, holidays for my husband and I mean that we have traditions that we carry out with family, typically involving commuting and a large meal of some kind. Halloween, though, is a holiday that my husband and I celebrate together, typically without familial involvement, and we have our own tradition set up: we like to watch seasonally-appropriate movies. We used to try to watch one movie per night, and that was
On a cloudy day in July, I met Keli and Patrick at St. Dominic's Parish in Denver.
They had already been married for 21 years, but they were finally getting married in the Catholic church. Their attendants were their children and their ring bearer was their grandson, PJ. It was such a beautiful day, and it was so easy to feel the love emanating from every aspect of their day. Patrick and Keli wanted just photos of their Catholic ceremony and portraits with their family membe
From the moment I met Kim and Blair in Starbucks for a consultation, I knew that they would be wonderful to work with. As luck would have it, they felt the same way, and on June 29th, I drove to Littleton to capture their wedding day. It was a beautiful day and everything was spectacular -- we could feel the love the moment that we walked into the salon to photograph Kim getting her hair done. When we left Kim at the salon, we drove over to the reception site, and we found Bl