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.


A Romantic and Playful Vail Wedding in the Fall | Kelsey + Ian

intimate weddings

I had the pleasure of meeting Kelsey and Ian at another client’s wedding in July 2022. At that time, they were newly engaged and just embarking on their wedding planning journey. It was only two weeks after that wedding when I received a message from Kelsey, and I couldn’t contain my excitement knowing they wanted to work with me for their fall engagement session and Vail wedding. They immediately struck me as a genuinely wonderful couple, and I knew we would have a fantastic time together.

Fast forward to the fall of 2023, and here we are on their wedding day. Kelsey and Ian were among the last in their friend group to tie the knot. They brought so much fun, energy, and support to the celebration. I vividly recall their first look on top of Vail Mountain. They paused to soak in the breathtaking scenery and shared an intimate moment, with Kelsey whispering, “It’s finally our turn,” as she was simultaneously choking up.

This day was not only beautiful, but it was overflowing with love from both family and friends, as well as the couple themselves. Kelsey and Ian share a profound love and immense respect for each other. When you add that to the stunning natural beauty of their Vail, Colorado wedding in the fall, it truly became one of the most exquisite mountain weddings I’ve had the privilege of documenting. It was an honor to be part of their special day.


“Whitney OH MY GOSH. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we can’t stop smiling!! These are everything we could ask for and more!!! I’m just so happy we worked with you. Our wedding party is going nuts over your work!”


Kelsey and Ian’s playful Vail wedding has me thrilled for couples considering this as their Colorado wedding location. If you’ve discovered the perfect Colorado wedding photographer and are ready to begin planning your mountain wedding, don’t hesitate to reach out through my contact form. Let’s make your wedding dreams a reality!


Venue || Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse

Photographer || Whitney Rae Photography

Planner || Isabelle Kline Design

Videographer || Carly Finke

DJ || DJ Doug Sweet – Audio Enlightenment

Florist || Isabelle Kline Design

Cake || Alyce in Flourland

Stationary || DSTVdesigns

Bridal Shop || LWD Bridal

Dress || Anne Barge

Veil || Paris by Debra Moreland

Earrings || Untamed Petals

Rings || Mark’s Diamonds

Tux || Generation Tux

Alterations || Donna Beth Creations

Makeup || Beauty on Location Studio Raquel Chacon Beauty

Hair || Beauty on Location Studio @hairby_oksanka_sz

Bridesmaid Dress || Shop Revelry

Groomsmen Tux || Generation Tux

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”

Words I Live by

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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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