I have a sincere passion for photographing weddings and have been blessed to be a part of such special events for more than 10 years.
My love for God’s creation, as well as the unexpected, drives the organic quality of my work. I enjoy shooting the most natural, candid moments that unfold at a wedding to genuinely document the essence of the occasion and the backdrop. Whether nature brings rain or shine, order or chaos—it’s your story, and I’d be honored to capture it.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Colorado. I love it here. I live near the foothills so I can run the nearby trails and easily get up into the mountains. I love the culture that Denver has gained over the years, but part of me is sad that it keeps getting so busy. I remember when The Market coffee shop downtown was one of the only places to hang out. And in college I would go to Paris on the Platte when Platte Street was just a dirt road. A lot has changed since then! Now, it is a well-paved street lined with amazing restaurants, shops, condos, and a brewery.
How did you become a wedding photographer?
I studied photography at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree. After college I lived in London, hoping to pursue a career in fashion photography. Mostly, I traveled Europe! It was amazing, but after about a year, I returned to Denver and started working at a photography lab. It was such an incredible job. I was able to see several different areas of photography—architectural, portrait, and wedding photography. I fell in love with wedding photography, mostly because people and their families fascinate me, but I was also excited that the style was starting to move toward documentary rather than traditional. So, in 2002, I started my business. Over the years, I have been a part of over 100 weddings and I’ve captured so many beautiful families. The best part is that many of my clients have turned into life-long friends. I feel blessed to do what I do.
What medium do you shoot with?
I shoot with the Nikon d3s and d3. My favorite lenses are fixed lenses, the 35mm, 50mm, and 85 mm. While I enjoy photographing weddings with film, I shoot digital exclusively—it makes more sense for weddings. You only have one opportunity to get the shot and there are so many fleeting moments in that one day. I love that digital allows me to take as many photos as I want, and that I can photograph in any lighting situation, even when there’s limited light. The range of digital is amazing. It’s also great to have control in editing to make an image black-and-white or keep it in color.
When your not photographing a wedding what do you enjoy doing?
As I mentioned previously, I love trail running. It’s my passion. It’s where life is quiet, and I get to experience God's creation—the open fields and wild animals. I also enjoy eating great food and drinking wine, being with my amazing family and friends, and gardening. There is something rewarding about digging in the dirt and cooking what I grew in my own backyard. Last but not least, my favorite thing when I am not photographing is being with my gorgeous boys, Max and Frankie. They make me laugh and smile every day. I love watching them grow and discover the world around them; they are the best gift God has given me.