Current daily schedule: Wake up. Drink coffee while answering emails. Edit for most of the day. Take a break to go for a run or bike ride with Thyme. Say hi to roommates. Edit some more after dinner until bedtime. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Repeat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, being a photographer and entrepreneur is amazing. Truly. I couldn't be more thankful for my job! But the reality is that it's often 10+ hour days in front of a computer and a whole lot of self-motivation day in and day out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To all of you who have trusted me with taking your photos, Thank you! To all of you still waiting for photos, I promise I'm working on them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #telluridewedding #coloradomountainwedding
When you walk around town to take some photos on your wedding day and decide that ice cream is the best idea! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ice cream always = the best idea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thirteendegreesicecream⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @howlmercantile #salidawedding
November is for editing. Lots and lots of editing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #buenavistawedding @surfhotelbv #coloradowedding
Ended my wedding season in one of my favorite places with amazing friends around every corner. Thanks for letting me tag along Anna and Evan...the weekend was one for the books for sure! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #santefewedding
Allison and Avery...you two are the epitome of love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks for letting me be there to document the magic! #borntobang
Ok Colorado. We get it... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tellurideelopement #telluridewedding #tellurideweddingphotographer #coloradoelopement #coloradowedding #telluride #yellowfeather
The last 3 weeks have been busy to say the least. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A ridiculous amount of driving. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More images taken than I can fathom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 10+ hour days, most days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ but also so many incredible friendships formed and countless memories made. (cheesy? definitely. ...but I don't care)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the midst of drowning in images the other day...wondering if I was ever going to get caught up and feeling pretty overwhelmed honestly...I got this email from Natalie⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (here's a snippet)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We talk about our day and our time with you at least three to four times each day. I don't have the words right now to express how special it was to have you with us... but I when I do, I will be sure to tell you :)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was shocked when I saw our preview. Like. Holy. SHIT. Thank you again for reminding me why we paired up with you. You are so gooooooooooooood. You are SO F'N GOOOOOOOD!!! Tony got teary eye'd looking at them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perfect timing Natalie. The feeling is mutual. SO thankful for the cool, fun, intentional humans I get to work with all the time and the adventures both big and small that they invite me to join in on.
Oh ya know...just biking through the local bar after getting married and almost hitting a moose head. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I get to work with the coolest couples. period. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #crestedbuttewedding #crestedbutteweddingphotographer #crestedbutte #crestedbutteelopement #coloradowedding
if nothing else...I hope you have fun while we take photos.
My biggest advice to any couple for their wedding is: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do not be afraid to do things differently. Look at every piece of the wedding day and ask yourself why you're doing it. Is it because your parents expect you to? Because society expects you to? Because thats just what happens at weddings? Or because it has real meaning to you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wear jean overalls to your fancy mountain wedding if you want to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make fun of the patriarchy during your ceremony if you want to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't cut the cake if you don't want to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't have flowers unless you really want them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, be respectful to your guests and make sure they're comfortable and celebrated. And yes, maybe its just easier to cut the cake and do that one traditional thing for fun and make Aunt Betsy smile.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But PLEASE create something that is meaningful to you. No matter how many people think you’re crazy or weird. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It will be that much more beautiful for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @belleviewevents ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #crestedbuttewedding #crestedbutteweddingphotographer #crestedbutte
Location: Latitude + Longitude somewhere deep in the woods outside of Telluride. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was smiling ear to ear during this elopement. The whole time. And whole 4 hour drive home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats Carrie + Coleman! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tellurideelopement #telluridewedding #tellurideweddingphotographer #coloradoelopement #coloradowedding #telluride #yellowfeather
The beauty of the people I get to photograph comes from their character. Taylor and Eddie are two beautiful souls that captivate all around them. Their smiles are contagious. They look deep into your eyes when they talk to you. They have a passion for life that is genuine and filled with love. It is truly an honor to get to be a small part in celebrations like this. ...(And they happen to be very good lookin too) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Huge shoutout to the dream imagery team @emmaczeck was the best second shooter on the planet and @wanderonstudios for killer videography skills! You all became treasured friends during this adventure. #telluridewedding #tellurideweddingphotographer #coloradowedding #telluride #yellowfeather
There's always a moment during a wedding day when I stop taking photos and just honor the moment. This was right before one of those moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From Meredith and Tim's wedding at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, Colorado⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #crestedbuttewedding #crestedbutteweddingphotographer #crestedbutte #gothiccolorado #rockymountainbiologicallaboratory #crestedbutteelopement #coloradowedding #crestedbutteelopement
Finally back at a computer today to bust out some work after a few crazy weeks of traveling. Everyone waiting for photos and responses to emails... I’m workin on it!! I promise!
If we’re gonna pose... let’s f-ing pose
Back in Telluride today! So much to share from the week already. Image overload coming soon.
Heading back to Crested Butte tomorrow for a wedding in Gothic! Then Salida. Then Telluride. Then Buena Vista. And back to Telluride all in 7 days. Whew. Here we go! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The following hashtags are all very applicable this week: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #crestedbuttewedding #telluridewedding #tellurideelopement #salidawedding #buenavistawedding #lotsofdriving
My favorite part of the wedding day is when the couple sneaks away for a few moments at sunset to take a deep breath and soak it all in.
These two are getting married today! Let the party begin
Sean and Stephane from Paris, France outside of Como, Colorado
Megan just waiting for a slice of pizza on her wedding day.
Saturday was fun. With @belleviewevents
This photo breaks every compositional rule...but I love it.
When the bridesmaid dives for the frisbee. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ **No beer was harmed in the documentation of this photo**