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28 Nov 2016

Montrose Bridges Wedding

Repeat business in the wedding industry is unusual (and not really something you hope for) but I felt so honored to photograph Erika and Jake’s wedding at The Bridges of Montrose. Back in 2012 I photographed Erika’s older sister’s, wedding and the family wanted to hire me again! Aside from the venue and the groom it the two weddings were remarkably similar with lots of family, dancing, laughter and kinship. It was so nice to see and visit all of […]

25 Nov 2016

Yankee Boy Basin Wedding

Tracy has the kind of enthusiasm and passion that every wedding photographer hopes to see in their brides and grooms. In her mind, Tracy’s perfect wedding took place in Yankee Boy Basin above Ouray, Colorado. When she came across a few of my images from a previous wedding I had photographed at the same location, she called me up and said, “You just photographed my wedding and you’re going to photograph my wedding again!” I took a little questioning to […]

18 Nov 2016

Gateway Canyons Resort Styled Shoot

Earlier this year I was asked to photograph a styled wedding at Gateway Canyons Resort outside of Grand Junction, Colo. In case you are unfamiliar with the town of Gateway, there is not much there except a gas station, amazing vistas and this top notch resort. I had a great time working with our models, Michael and Jenna, our stylists, Elite Events Grand Junction, Wild Rose Cakes, and the great staff at Gateway Canyons!

15 Jan 2016

Winter Engagement

Most weddings and engagement shoots take place in the summer or fall, that is why I was thrilled when I met Tate and Gretta. Not only did they book me for their winter wedding in Downtown Grand Junction but they also hired me for a snowy engagement shoot on the Grand Mesa. I met the couple at Mesa Lakes in January and we got to work. The low clouds made for some wonderfully soft light to work with and every […]

08 Jan 2016

2015 in Review

With the start of the new year I always try to look ahead at what is coming rather that at what has passed. I have never compiled a year in review for wedding photography before but I had so much fun photographing weddings and worked with so many wonderful couples in 2015 that I felt compelled to put together a little highlight reel. Some memorable moments included making snow angels on the roof of the Ouray Brewery, a jeep tour […]

05 Jan 2016

The Beaumont Hotel

Jennifer Leaver, co-owner of the historic Beaumont Hotel, tells us what it is like to have a wedding at her venue in scenic Ouray, Colorado. Read the transcript below: “Hi, my name is Jennifer Leaver, I’m one of the owners of The Beaumont Hotel and Spa in Ouray, Colorado. This place was made for weddings. We specialize in fairytale weddings. And, we offer weddings starting at $1,000. You can’t get that anywhere for a venue like this. This venue is […]

19 Nov 2015

Palisade Winery Wedding

For destination weddings it is not uncommon that I don’t get to meet the bride and groom until the day of the wedding. We communicate via email and telephone and everything comes together in the end. That was no exception for Cejka and Sully, a Florida couple who were getting married at Amy’s Courtyard in Palisade, Colorado. As it turned out, however, the bride and I had been classmates in high school! It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the […]

12 Oct 2015

Ouray Wedding

Sarah and Paul hired Switzerland of America Jeep tours to transport themselves and their guests from Ouray to their ceremony site at 12,000 feet in Yankee Boy Basin. There were actually two weddings taking place in Yankee Boy that day and it was the first wedding that I photographed where two wedding parties drank a toast to each other. After the ceremony Sarah, Paul and I grabbed lunch and a beer at the Ouray Brewery and then cruised around town […]

11 Sep 2015

Country Wedding

Rachel and Braden were a beautiful couple to photograph and wonderful people to work with. Their wedding was hosted by Five Winds Ranch on the Grand Mesa near Grand Junction, Colorado. The party continued late into the night.

01 Apr 2015

Winter Wonderland Wedding

There may have only been a few days of winter this season but Ash and Karla lucked out and got a winter wonderland wedding for their small ceremony at the historic Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado. As far as couples go, Ash and Karla were the couple that every photographer dreams of working with. They were truly wonderful people and they had a natural chemistry that made every shot easy. They also had an adventurous side that made for some […]