Garden of the Gods Maternity Morning Session Learn a little about lighting and location from this Garden of the Gods maternity morning session! Have you had a photo session before and been told you can only have your photos taken right before and during sunset? That’s pretty typical in the photography industry! “Golden Hour” is […]

Couples, Maternity, Portraits

August 7, 2020

Garden of the Gods Maternity Morning Session

husband's arm on his wife's shoulder while she cradles her pregnant belly


Chances are pretty good that you’re a wonderful person if your name is Katherine or Josh. I married my own wonderful Josh, I photographed this Catherine and Josh getting married at Boettcher Mansion last summer, I photographed my cousin Paul marrying his best friend Katherine a few weeks ago, and now I had the privilege […]

Couples, Elopement

July 20, 2019

Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Boulder, CO ceremony

colorado bride and groom elopement


A vineyard elopement is every bit as calm, dreamy, and romantic as it sounds! Paul & Katherine know themselves well enough to know they would enjoy traveling to an area of the country they love for an intimate wedding ceremony between just the two of them. They rented the guest house at Simi Winery where […]

Couples, Destination, Elopement

July 9, 2019

Vineyard Elopement | Paul & Katherine

bride and groom vineyard elopement portrait


Paul and Katherine’s California redwood engagement session was amazing! When planning the trip to wine country, both Katherine and I thought the redwoods were too far away to see, much less go to for a photo session. However, we lucked out with Armstrong Redwoods Natural Preserve just 20 minutes from our adorable Airbnb! Though there […]

Couples, Engagement

July 6, 2019

Paul & Katherine California Redwood Engagement


“OH MY GOD! You look SO good!!” Ashley’s excited exclamations and Chris’s smiling face were just perfect! Their ‘first look’ moment at The Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs was, in my personal opinion, the highlight of the wedding day! It was the one thing, back at our consultation meeting over a year ago, that Chris […]

Couples, Event, Wedding

June 12, 2019

Ashley & Chris’s Wedding at The Craftwood Inn

bride and groom standing in a doorway with green and yellow stained gladd over them and wrought iron bars on either side. bride and groom are looking and smiling at the camera. groom is wearing a blue suit and the bride is wearing a white dress and holding a bouquet with white and pink flowers


Little One, I want to tell you about your mom and dad because I want you to know just how wonderful they are. They are both teachers. Your mom is a school counselor, which means she teaches kids how to take care of their minds and their emotions. Your dad is a PE teacher and […]

Couples, Family, Pet

June 7, 2019

A Letter to Future Baby Lindsey


Colorado really outdid itself for this Styled Shoot. Overcast. Rain. 45 degrees and dropping rapidly. Snow. Blizzard. Yes, on May 20, we ended the day here in Colorado Springs with a blizzard. We had over 12 inches of snow by the next morning! That is certainly not the weather I was hoping for when I […]

Couples, Event, Portraits, Senior, Styled Shoot, Tend.To Events

May 31, 2019

Hillside Gardens Styled Shoot


The Salsbery family is one of my favorite clients to photograph each year! Their five kids are tons of fun and Katie and Nathan are so kind. We always have a great time catching up. Plus, I love talking with Ella and Aubrey who are developing and growing in their own passions for photography. Their […]

Couples, Family, Portraits

December 28, 2018

Salsbery Family | Garden of the Gods


I am about to gush all over this page with love and appreciation for Megan, Susie, and Glenda of Tend.To.Events! Before I can gush about them, however, I really need to gush about Jenny of BonBon Bombardier who connected me with Tend.To in the first place. Jenny is a light in the Colorado Springs small […]

Couples, Event, Family

December 4, 2018

Tend.To.Events | Mini Sessions + Womxn of the Future Event


7-year-old: “Wait…do you have kids?” Me: “No, I don’t.” 7-year-old: “Then how do you know what Fortnite and the Floss is?” Me: “Because I know lots of cool kids like you at the school where I taught!” First of all, I did not know that Floss dance was from Fortnite, but I played it cool […]

Couples, Family

November 23, 2018

Davis Family | Garden of the Gods