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Chris & Tracy’s A-basin Wedding @ Black Mountain Lodge

Tracy & Chris tied the knot at A-basin’s Black Mountain Lodge on a crisp, cool, early Autumn day at the end of August.  Located somewhere above 11,000 feet in elevation, Black Mountain Lodge feels truly “in the mountains” with jagged peaks rising up in every direction.  We started the day in River Run village in Keystone with Chris & Tracy’s First Look then made our way up the road to Arapahoe Basin where every guest was treated to a scenic lift ride before arriving at the Lodge.  There’s no doubt that Black Mountain Lodge offers the full Colorado experience.  Here is a little peek at Chris & Tracy’s A-basin wedding… read more…

The Pickens Family

Say hello to the cutest five month old in Summit County!  Our friends Benji & Jess welcomed Riley in to the world in April and in September we did our first official photo session together.  I’m not very good when it comes to giving gifts but I absolutely love gifting photos to our friends and family.  It’s so much fun and so rewarding to capture a moment in time that our friends will treasure forever. read more…

Turning 33: Reflecting on 11 years in CA, AZ & CO

When I turned 33 this year, it occurred to me that I’ve now lived in California, Arizona and Colorado each for 11 years. Of course my first thought was, guess it’s time to move. But then I really started to ponder each of those 11 years and realized Colorado feels more like home than AZ & CA ever did. I go back to those states every year and while they have a lot to offer (mainly an escape from the cold of winter) I’m always looking forward to my return to the mountains. read more…

Kelsey & Mark’s Destination Wedding at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado

The last two weeks of August brought some downright cold, windy, unpleasant weather.  I was frustrated thinking that summer was getting cut short and bummed that our couples coming from out of state for their destination weddings weren’t going to get the best of what Colorado has to offer.  I had no idea what to expect the day of Kelsey & Mark’s Breckenridge wedding at Ten Mile Station and it turned out to be one of those days where Mother Nature just couldn’t make up her mind.  A sprinkle here and there, a gust of wind every now and again, some sun, some clouds, a little bit of everything.  Our window was small but photographically speaking we got just what we needed to make some beautiful photographs for this beautiful couple.  All and all it was a breathtaking day full of love and a lot of laughter.  Here is a look at some of my favorite photographs from Kelsey & Mark’s wedding day… read more…

Andrea & Justin’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding @ High Lonesome Lodge

Andrea & Justin tied the knot on a perfect day in August.  I know, I know…August.  I feel like I’ve been blogging about August weddings for weeks now but I guess that’s what shooting 9 weddings in one month will do.  What a month it was too.  You’ll know what I mean as soon as you scroll down and see this jaw-dropping wedding.  It was not only our first wedding at the new High Lonesome Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch but it was also one of the first weddings ever at this stunning new venue.  I absolutely love ranch weddings for their sprawling meadows and rustic lodges.  Then add a gorgeous couple like Andrea & Justin and you have all the perfect ingredients for a beautiful, flawless day. read more…

Aerial Photography & The Colorado Rockies

I must say, Mark & I really know how to pick the hobbies.  I say that with both positive and negative connotation.  Positive because we get to do some really rad stuff, negative because our chosen hobbies are expensive and can drain a bank account fast if we’re not careful.  Case in point, aviation.  Three years ago Mark got his private pilot’s license and having grown up with a pilot for a dad and an airplane in our family, I could not have been more stoked that thanks to Mark, aviation would remain a part of my life.  Fast forward three years and it’s proven to be tricky to find the time and money to make aviation a solid fixture in our lifestyle.  The reasons are numerous and since this is not an aviation blog I will spare you the details and skip ahead to the fun part.  Last week we rented a Piper Archer from Eagle airport and took a scenic flight to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and back.  read more…

Jamienne & Ryan’s Keystone Wedding @ Timber Ridge

It can be a little intimidating walking in to a house full of women not knowing which one is your client.  I’d spoken to Jamienne a few times on the phone prior to her wedding but I had no idea what she looked like.  Jamienne, however, knew me the second I arrived.  From across the room she exclaimed “Michele!” and greeted me with a hug.  Her smile and state of bliss was undeniable and from the moment we met I knew it would be a remarkable day.

Jamienne & Ryan might just be the sweetest and happiest couple we’ve ever photographed, making our job an absolute honor and joy.  Here is a peek at their August wedding at Timber Ridge on Keystone’s North Peak. read more…

Why I love (and sometimes hate) living in the country

Moving to the country four years ago meant exchanging the comforts of city life for the beauty of mountain living. What we gave up in convenience we gained in peace, tranquility and incredible access to the Great Outdoors.  There’s a saying “If you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains, you are lucky enough”. We couldn’t agree more.

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Brittany & Eric’s Summit County Engagement Portraits

Brittany & Eric showed up to their engagement portrait session feeling nervous for the impending doom they were about to face.  That’s a joke, people.  I never know why anyone is nervous to get their picture taken, it’s supposed to be fun!  However, we’d not yet met Brittany & Eric in person (they booked us via e-mail) so I’ll give them a break.  They didn’t know what to expect, we could be crazy photographer dictators.  It didn’t take long before we were chatting it up like old friends and the nerves quickly wore off.  I couldn’t help but laugh when we got started and Brittany told us that she was afraid her and Eric would look really awkward in front of the camera.  Do you see these two?  They’re GORGEOUS and anything but awkward.  Within the first few minutes of their session I showed them a photo and both of their jaws dropped.  They were pleasantly surprised at how not awkward they looked.  Well, after all, that is our job…to make you look GOOD! read more…

What our clients are saying…

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  We knew when we met you that you were the ones for the job but you have exceeded our expectations by a long shot.  Our photos are amazing and you were both such a pleasure to work with.  Both Todd & I keep saying “Where were they?”.  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 both so much!  We hope to see you soon again next time we are in Breck!

Jen

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.  I feel like you really captured who we are as a couple and as individuals.  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

Thank you thank you thank you!!! We are absolutely thrilled with the photos. They are exactly what I’d always hoped for and perfectly captured all the events, people and emotions of our day.  Just looking at some of the ceremony ones makes my eyes well up with tears all over again every time I look at them, which is often.  The groomsmen photos are really some of the best pictures of a group of guys I’ve ever seen. Plus we had such a blast hanging out with you and Mark all afternoon! I would recommend you both to all my friends. Thank you for capturing our special day so perfectly.

Jennifer

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