I am a mountain girl at heart, but love visiting big cities. My passion for travel started at a young age of 17 when I ventured out on my own to Alaska and England! That adventurous spirit led to my passion for outdoor photography and then my career in wedding photography for 17 years. In the last 5 years, my focus has been on families, family reunions and portraits. Over the years, my love for photography has taken me to places to capture the LOVE and connection between couples and families not only in Alaska but Seattle, WA., Moab, Utah, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Arkansas and my home state of Colorado.
My husband and I met on-line through ChristianMingle and have already shared 17 years together! We married during our favorite season, fall, in the quaint town of Silverton, Colorado. We continue to pursue our love of travel, the outdoors, local farmers markets and making special family memories with our daughter, Abby. Since Abby is home schooled, you will often see her helping with photo shoots, especially entertaining your children and pets! Hiking is a favorite family activity in our beautiful Rocky Mountains and most States we visit. It is when we connect with nature, we feel closest to God and each other.
As for our daughter, Abby, is threaded throughout my images as she inspires me on a daily basis to see life through playful and youthful eyes. My husband, Dean (a.k.a. my mountain man), is also my on-going inspiration as he battles his journey with Multiple Myeloma Cancer and spurs me on to be the best person I can be through his display of daily strength. Because of his cancer diagnosis, we have divided our time between Colorado (End of Spring, Summer & Fall) and Little Rock, Arkansas (Fall - Spring) so we can attend appointments. I hope I get the opportunity to meet you and share in your story!
My philosophy is simple. I take timeless photos to capture the love of those we call "family" throughout the years. I choose the places we find the most connection, whether it is in your home or out in nature. Relaxed, unobtrusive and fun. From maternity, birth, couples and families I want to take images you'll cherish and frame in your home for years to come.
My Equipment + My style
I have been a Canon user for over twenty years now and love my portrait lense. This allows me to have a conversation with you and see the big picture all at the same time! Oftentimes, when I am doing photo journalistic work, I love to use my 300 mm sharp glass lense to stay a distance and observe special moments as they unfold. My style also includes intentional posing but I always encourage that you be yourself and have fun!