for lovers of the great outdoors

Hi!  I’m Michele and I document joy for a living (dream job, I know)

I’m a laid-back introvert with a serious case of wanderlust.  I love to laugh and am all about creating photographs rooted in joy and authenticity.  I believe weddings don’t have to be stressful and that photography is meant to be fun.  I’m here to document your first day of marriage beautifully and give you photographs to enjoy for a lifetime.

Specializing in Rocky Mountain weddings and elopements since 2004.

based in Idaho, summers in Silverthorne, Colorado


Childhood ambition: Become a professional photographer.
Fondest memory:  The night I confessed to my husband (my college roommate at the time) that I’d fallen for him.
Favorite tunes: Bob Marley, Sublime, Jack Johnson, 70s rock, 90s grunge…I could keep going…
Retreat: Beside a campfire, beneath the stars
Wildest dream: Live on the road for a year exploring America’s back-roads and small towns (I DID IT IN 2017/18!)
Proudest moment: Finishing a marathon
Greatest accomplishment: Marrying my best friend, running my own business
Biggest challenge: Balancing work and play
Favorite movie: Almost Famous and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Inspiration:  Kaia, my pitbull.  She’s a daily reminder to enjoy the simple things in life.
Quote: “You are a perishable item.  Live accordingly.”
My life is:  A dream realized.


…want beautiful photographs but don’t want to dedicate hours of your wedding day to the process

…want a professional, reliable, friendly photographer that’s easy to work with and knows all the ins and outs of mountain weddings so that you can rest easy and have fun

…want you and your fiance to enjoy the photography process without it feeling cheesy or staged

…love clean, classic, beautiful photography

…value exceptional service and prompt turnaround times

…love to laugh and are crazy in love

What my clients are saying…

You were such a joy to work with through the whole process.  Completely professional, so incredibly friendly & made such a genuine effort to ensure that you gave us exactly what we were looking for.  We couldn’t have asked for more!

Sara & Jed

We get compliments all the time on how beautiful our pictures are. I literally say every time, “we had THE BEST photographer, she was absolutely amazing!”.

Megan & Caleb

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  We knew when we met you that you were the one for the job but you have exceeded our expectations by a long shot.  Our photos are amazing and you were such a pleasure to work with. The candid shots are incredible and the details you thought to capture absolutely rock!  I don’t know what else to say but awesome job.  We enjoyed you so much!  We hope to see you soon again next time we are in Breckenridge!

Jen & Todd

There are not only pictures of myself that I like, but ones that I LOVE.  I never knew that was possible.  You are amazing.


We are beyond blown away by our pictures and our families cannot stop raving.  You were such a joy to work with throughout the entire process.  We loved your relaxed approach because we truly got to enjoy every moment of the day.  We cannot thank you enough!

Jamienne & Ryan

Thank you so much for these amazing photographs and for making the whole photography process so easy!   How you manage to take such beautiful photos in the speed that you do baffles me!  Taking the bridal party and family photos did not keep us away from the party at all.  We have never been happier and the pictures show it.  It was so easy to be ourselves around you.  Thank you for being a part of it and providing the photographs that allow us to relive it for the rest of our lives!

Erin & Tom

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