Katie + Andy | Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement Session

Katie and Andy are getting married this summer! They are both Elementary School teachers, Katie teaches music and Andy teaches Science. Their sense of humor and love for each other is beautiful, it's clear they have a ton of fun together. We explored on a cold, foggy day in Rocky Mountain National Park. Without any direction or prompting, Andy picked up Katie over and over again, swinging her around or pretending to drop her, it was adorable.  It was such a joy to capture their connection. A storm passed over the mountains and eventually revealed a beautiful mountain view just as the sun was setting. You couldn't ask for a sweeter couple or a better night in the mountains!

 

Nasiem + Matt - Engagement Session on Green Mountain

Nasiem and Matt are getting married this summer. It has been such a pleasure to get to know these two. They are funny, kind, and love their dog Atticus to pieces. We spent the evening hiking around the foothills of Green Mountain near Golden, Colorado. It was rainy and cold, and they totally embraced the weather. It made for a sweet and cozy time! 

Lexie + Jake | Adventure Session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking in the mountains in the freezing cold with 20 MPH winds? Not stopping these two! Seriously though, I am beyond grateful for these brave souls. I have yet to see a couple this kind and flexible in the midst of crazy weather! We hiked up to Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, one of my absolute favorite hikes. On the trail, we passed people dressed head to tow in full winter gear; heavy coats, snow pants, and even snowshoes. Lexie and Jake wore these killer outfits, and kept a smile on their faces the whole time. It was so crazy and we laughed basically the whole time, mostly thinking, "What were we thinking?!". Now that I'm going through the photos, I know it was well worth it! I cannot thank these two enough for braving the elements with me, and creating a memory together. And I must add a shout out to my amazing and supportive husband for being my pack mule, and carrying all our extra clothing and gear around. Here’s to the unexpected, and learning not only how to roll with it, but how to laugh along the way!

 

Hair: Whitney at Halcyon Salon and Spa

Makeup: Ally Triolo

THANK YOU - 2016

THANK YOU.

To all the couples I worked with in 2016, thank you for trusting me with some of your most precious and intimate moments together. I am so grateful for every single one of you! I recognize that I literally couldn’t do what I love to do without you all. I’ve been working as a photographer for years, but this November marked my first official year of owning my own wedding photography business. I am blown away by the growth and support I’ve experienced, both from loved ones and from clients. You all are beyond amazing and I’m honored to have been welcomed into your lives. Here’s to another year of growth, reckless love, and all the laughter! Let's do this 2017!
 

Brittny + Chris | Wedding

Brittny and Chris shared the most elegant evening together in downtown Denver surrounded by close friends and family. They looked like they walked straight out of the 1920's! Their day was so sweet, and my favorite moments probably all involved Brittny's son, Harlan. All day Chris was so sweet to Harlan, helping him get dressed, helping him make his speech, fixing his bowtie after some crazy dancing. It was amazing to see how these three have become a family. Brittny's dance with Harlan was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen. A was a beautiful night.

 

Venue: The Brown Palace Hotel

Dress: Emma and Grace Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress: Dillards

Hair and Makeup: The Brown Palace Hotel Spa

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse

Florist: Carina Aguilar

Bride's Bouquet: King Soopers

Catering and Cake: The Brown Palace Hotel

Band: Homeslice

Cordinator and Event Design: Hope Sulerzyski

 

Katherine + Michael | Adventure Session

One of my favorite sessions to date. You know you've found your kind of people when the night begins hiking and quoting Parks and Rec, and ends watching the sun sinking below the mountains. Katherine and Michael were a blast to work with, they are so sweet to each other! They even brought along their beagle, Donna, (yes, she's named after Donna Meagle from Parks and Rec), to share in our adventure. My husband was kind enough to come along and dog-sit during the moments we had Katherine and Michael alone. I’m so grateful for these two for adventuring me, and for evenings like these!

Shanna + Chris | Wedding

Shanna and Chris got married IN A SNOWSTORM and had the biggest smiles on their faces the whole time. Their supportive family and friends stuck it out with them, laughing the entire ceremony and soaking wet by the end. I've never seen a happier couple. From the prayer time shared before the ceremony, to the heartfelt toast from the maid of honor, the day was filled with beautiful moments. Shanna's maid of honor was on bedrest and wasn't able to make it to the wedding, so Chris recorded her speech and surprised Shanna with it during dinner. There wasn't a dry eye in the room! Amidst the weather curveball, their calm attitudes and gratitude were simply unforgettable. I am honored to have been a part of it all. There's no question that Shanna and Chris made the most of their beautiful snowy wedding day. 

 

Venue: Silverthorne Pavilions

Dress: David's Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse

Florist: Stems Flowers Shop

Catering: Rocky Mountain Catering

Cupcakes: Gwendolyn's Bakery

Hair and Makeup: Serenity Spa

DJ: Shindig DJ's

 

Laura + RJ | Engagement

I had a blast photographing Laura and RJ. We spent the day exploring downtown Littleton while they wore matching leather jackets, and ended the evening in the woods experimenting with smoke bombs. Such a fun day. Did I mention all of the laughter and dancing? It was a joy to work with such a fun and confident couple. I can't wait to help them celebrate their wedding day in the Spring! 

Shelby + Bjorn | Brewing Session

You read that right - brewing session! Shelby and Bjorn teamed up with Salud Custom Brew Events to create a custom home-brewed beer together. This was an awesome and completely different day to be a part of. I've known Shelby and Bjorn for a little while, and I've always wanted to work with them. When the idea came up to do a photoshoot centered around brewing a custom beer for a couple, I knew they would be perfect! The night was relaxing, we made dinner on the grill, learned all about the brewing process, and shared some of our favorite brews with each other. I'm hoping more couples choose to brew some custom beer for their big day, it's such a fun experience. Cheers!

Custom Beer Brewing: Salud Custom Brew Events

Custom Signage: Bezalel and Babel

Jewelry: Pam Schell with KEEP Collective

Hair: Halcyon Salon and Spa

Makeup: Ally Triolo