All about why I do this for a living, what my priorities are, and what makes me amazing fit for your wedding day

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I’m a dog obsessed, coffee shop lurking, cynically witty, Colorado wedding photographer. I’m blessed with a very dry sense of humor (I’m British, I can't help it) and love using it to diffuse awkwardness in front of the camera. I specialize in the intimate weddings of modern, free-spirited, artistic couples who want photos that are authentic, emotional, and a little outside the box. There are few things in this world I love more than documenting the raw emotion, laughter, and affection of a couple and their guests on their wedding day. 

I remember when my husband and I first started planning our wedding. We were sitting next to each other on the plane home from Mexico (where my hubby proposed) with my moleskin notebook in our laps putting together the biggest party of our lives. I still feel sorry for the guy who had to sit next to us for the 4 hour trip. Those were moments of elation and excitement. When we got home and actually started looking for vendors, a sinking feeling hit me. Where were the vendors I imagined who wanted to collaborate on something unique and exciting? Where were the ones who were just like us and wanted to make sure our wedding was what we wanted... 

Let me tell you, it took me a long time to find those people. They are few and far between in this industry. When I decided it was time to jump in and ramp up my business, I knew that I wanted to do things differently.

So how is the hunt for a wedding photographer going?

I know what it looks like out there on the internets, and I see a lot of the same old poses. Stiff, awkward, with people's heads tilted at that perfect 45 degree angle with a totally blank expression on their faces. If you looked through any of my work, or read any of my site so far, you know thats the last thing I want for you on your wedding day.  

If you’re still here, and still reading, I know you aren't the kind of couple that fits into some wedding photographer’s cookie-cutter packages. You don’t want a photographer barking orders at you all day in order to get the perfectly lined up family portrait – heads together, smiling stiffly at the camera with a look behind their eyes that screams “make it stop!”

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So here’s the good news…

You found a photographer who wants to make sure your wedding photos are true to your authentic selves, who will make sure your voice is a huge part of your wedding, and will document your day with honesty and love. I also have a BFA in photography, and have photographed over 300 weddings. I've also been published on Artfully Wed, Rocky Mountain Bride, and Offbeat Bride. That means I approach everything with art in mind, and nothing will phase me on your wedding day.

I also keep everything 100% transparent. I can't express in words on the internet how frustrated I got with sneaky fees, salespeople hiding costs until it was time to sign a contract, and no one giving me a straight answer during the planning process. So, as a breath of fresh air for you, everything is on my site, and I keep everything pretty clean cut. 

I want to spend time getting to know the both of you in a genuine way. I want you to look at your wedding photos and see exactly who you and your darling are. I want to authentically document the crazy whirlwind of emotions that is any wedding day. 

I’m not interested in having you fake a kiss or a smile; the fact that you’re crazy about each other is the freaking COOLEST, and i don't want to tell you how to show that.  

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So, let’s chat! I want to know all about the decorations you’re planning to make out of your favorite Harry Potter pages, about those close conversations with your grandparents that mean the world to you, and that you hold each other “just so” when you’re feeling cuddly. These moments are timeless. I want to show the world what's important to you and capture your genuine, authentic, gaga-for-each-other love. Into it? Email me by clicking here. Want some more deets? Click the button below!