I'm a fine art wedding and portrait photographer — creating a space that welcomes creativity and inspiration. Based in Colorado, my work has taken me across the globe.


Why To Consider A First Look

intimate weddings

Planning your elopement or intimate wedding day and stuck wondering if you should do a first look or not? There are so many resources out there telling you why or why not.


If you aren’t sure what a first look is, here’s the formal description:
A first look is just what the name implies—it’s the {very intimate} first moment you see your partner (all dressed up) on your elopement or wedding day, before a ceremony or chosen activities on your special day. A first look is a newer wedding day tradition, and is meant to replace the tradition of seeing your partner for the first time when they come down the aisle.


First things first, whether you are doing a first look or seeing each other for the first time at the altar, it’s absolutely going to be an intimate and emotional moment, but the question is: how do you want that moment to feel and look like? Deciding whether or not to do a first look with your partner is something that can be difficult to decide. I’m here to help you figure out what is best for you!


Let’s debunk one thing: If you decide to do a first look, I promise you, your partner’s reaction seeing you come down the alter will still be JUST as amazing. In fact, if you really want to embrace this special moment with your partner, the reaction of seeing one another for the first time away from the alter is SO much better. Just think about this: most people are able to let their guard down more in an intimate setting. Most people don’t realize that when you come down the aisle and totally shock your partner with seeing one another for the first time in front of everyone else, you aren’t able to fully take in how amazing you each look. Once you arrive at the alter, your partner can’t touch you, embrace you or even speak to you. You have to wait until a little later on when the ceremony is over for you two to be able to communicate how amazing you look, and to be able to take that moment in… and after 30 minutes of the ceremony, the reaction isn’t the same as the initial first glance because now you’ve had that time together and not only that, now you’re likely moving on to the next thing- an activity, mingling with friends and family who are there to congratulate you, ect. Since the first look is just the two of you (plus myself), your partner’s reaction will be more genuine and you will have the time and space to let your guard down and show your emotion and love on one another, rather than feeling restricted to do so when at the alter. And believe me, the buildup before the first look is just as exciting as the altar! With all this said, there’s just something special about that moment when your partner walks down the aisle, so even if you’ve seen each other before the ceremony, you can often expect the tears and sweet reaction all over again! #win

Still not convinced on a First Look?…


If your special day is planned to be celebrated with more people than just the two of you, than having a First Look will allow you to have more time with each other, AND more time with your loved ones. First Looks allow you to extend the amount of time you spend together on your wedding day. Instead of spending the majority of the day hiding from each other until you come down the aisle, you actually get to spend several hours together before the ceremony starts! With a first look, your time together on the wedding day is extended by almost 3 hours! Instead of being rushed for your bride & groom and bridal party portraits…you actually get to enjoy them and have fun hanging out with your best friends on your wedding day. The WHOLE first half of my client’s wedding albums are filled with images just from this time together before the ceremony. This means that as soon as family photos are done, you get to spend almost your entire cocktail hour mingling with your guests! Your wedding day goes by so quickly and you will find you are constantly being pulled in different directions. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get to say hello and hug those friends and family members that you don’t get to see often!

Call it authentic, candid or genuine. Whatever the adjective, I want to create a wedding celebration that resembles you, from the big celebrations and the in-between moments to the images I deliver that help you relive the day for years to come. When it comes to your wedding day, the moments you want to remember aren't always perfect, staged or scripted, they are uncut, raw and true to you.


I believe in

Dorothea Lange

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still”

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Hello! I feel beyond honored that you've made your way here! In order to give you the best representation of who you'll be spending your wedding day (one of the best days you'll live) with, here's a brief run down!

First and foremost, I'm a mountain gal through and through. I was born and raised in Vail, Colorado and unless it's another mountain town, my husband and I will always call this home. It's the tightly knit community, the fresh air (but really, it hits different here), the scenery and most importantly for us, the recreation + lifestyle. This is something that will always come through in my work, and what I believe sets me just a little bit apart - I am, and will forever be, inspired by the poetry of love in landscapes. 

I have a deep desire to be on the move, to see everything before I don't have the opportunity to, and are therefore happiest when traveling and exploring new places (which I feel so lucky is a part of my work!) 


Spending quality time hiking/biking/skiing/camping with my husband and our two border collies, clocking in some R&R at home or catching up with a friend over a glass of wine/craft beer are things that always sit at the top of the priority list.

If you're in to it- I'm a Libra, A Manifesting Generator (6-2) and an Enneagram 7 Wing 6/8. In short, I'm a people person, an optimist, and for lack of better terms- like to get shit done and make things happen. I'm a feeler, with a strong sense of empathy and sense of what people are experiencing, both when it comes to myself and others. I'm a bit of a goof, a tiny little thing packed with some sass, and ultimately just want to live a fun and adventurous life that's packed with new experiences and people. 

..I guess that's why I do what I do. I feel so grateful to be on this journey of having my own business where I have freedom to curate the life I want to live, where I get to connect with truly so many amazing humans, travel to some really beautiful places, and document that as a whole, as creatively and beautifully as I can for you.

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