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.


Playful Lake Engagement Photos at Piney River Ranch in Vail, CO


Nestled like a hidden gem in the peaceful wilderness of Vail, Colorado, Piney River Ranch easily captures the hearts of the people who wander there. The sun rises over the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, casting a soft glow upon Piney Lake. The scent of pine fills the crisp mountain air, and the gentle rustle of aspen leaves whispers. Here, you’ll find untouched beauty in the wild, where colored skies meet the mirrored surface of the alpine lake, creating a sanctuary that’s irresistible to those who love the great outdoors. This location is truly a dream for those romantic lake engagement photos like Payton and Ryan’s Colorado session.


Payton and Ryan’s love story is like something out of a rom-com. They didn’t even realize how many times they had crossed paths in a year before they finally connected and started dating. Payton was beginning her Freshman year at Texas State University while Ryan was already a Junior. Once they realized a spark between them, they dove in headfirst, spending the next ten months discovering life together. Then, in July of 2023, Ryan popped the question. 

While they call Austin, TX home, Colorado had always held a special place in their hearts – especially for Ryan, who had fond memories of family vacations there. So, when it came time for their engagement session, they knew exactly where they wanted to go, and that’s when they found me! Together we chose Piney River Ranch, where the stunning Piney Lake sits. It turned out to be the most beautiful and romantic spot they could have ever dreamed of for capturing such a special moment.


I discovered a sweet surprise about these two souls. With only ten minutes left of our two-hour session, I learned that Payton and Ryan, just 19 and 22 years old, had been together for merely ten months! Yet, their love felt as ancient as the stars. It was a dream to capture their youthful spirit, wrapped in the magic of newfound love. They had playful energy, and every frame reflected the joy in each other’s company. 

First, we started in the meadow for some casual engagement photos. I watched as they effortlessly savored every touch and movement, completely lost in the present moment. Then, what I know you’ve been waiting for, their lake engagement photos. Payton and Ryan are both gorgeous humans, making my job a breeze. The secret to these dreamy shots lay in their authentic selves – relaxed, trustful of the process, and filled with laughter. Their love was natural, and their images became timeless reflections of their genuine bond. Payton and Ryan embodied playfulness, trust, and genuine connection, leaving me with perfect photos of love so dreamy and natural.


Picture me as your outdoor adventure enthusiast photographer, settled beneath Colorado’s open skies with love for the enchanting Rocky Mountains. My passion lies in embracing the unscripted, the raw, and the authentic. I strive to capture your love story with honesty and tenderness, letting your genuine moments flow. If this sounds like your dream, fill out my contact form, and together, we’ll plan a day of magic surrounded by wilderness.


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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.


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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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