When Jay and I started dating, his brother, Daniel started dating Desiree around the same time. Even though Daniel doesn’t remember the first time they met, it was in the University of New Mexico dinning hall and they met though mutual friends (and food). I loved how Desire + Daniel fit together, and just knew it was a matter of time. Daniel contacted me last year about wanted to find a cool and unique way to propose to his girlfriend with me there to take photos, so we set up this elaborate idea that I needed a couple to model for me in New Mexico. So I slowly chatted about it on during Thanksgiving vacation when they were visiting us…and then a few weeks ago Jay and I flew down to New Mexico to make it a reality. We started the day roaming around Santa Fe, and then drove up to Ghost Ranch to explore the grounds and “get photos for my website”. Dez had no idea she would be proposed to in just a few hours…
I’ve been meaning to share this fun engagement session for some time! Taylor + Jon visited Colorado last month for the National Western Stock Show and we knew we needed to meet in person and have a fun little session before the wedding day! I learned a little about cattle, and loved photographing in Vickland Show Cattle in Longmont!
Jon + Taylor are getting married in Texas this May and I consider myself lucky to be the one to photograph it! Taylor is a fabulous photographer herself and her smiley personally totally shows up in her photography!
As soon as snow hits the ground up here in Fort Collins, Colorado, my mind goes wild. Couples hiking the covered snow tops, warm mugs of coffee, blankets to keep warm, and brisk walks with the twinkling lights that always grace the trees. So I was really excited for the lovely couple session that was in the works. Dylan and Marc drove down from Boulder and we explored just a small part of Fort Collins. We started in Old Town Fort Collins, and spent the last few minutes of sunset on Coyote Ridge.
Evergreen holds a special place in Andrea + Jason’s life, and especially the area around Alderfer/Three Sisters Park since it will be the new neighborhood they will call home. Plus, just look at that barn! I had to pull myself away just so we didn’t spend the whole afternoon there! So we spent the session joking, playing with Boone (Or Boon-Boon as I started calling him), and trying to stay warm on this amazing sunny Colorado winter day.
Later this Summer these guys will be tying the knot in Durango, Colorado — in a fun, weekend-long event! So excited to be making the trip up there for the wedding!
While living in California, I shared a studio with one of my best friends in the industry, and was sad to move away, but excited for the new changes. After over a year of working from home, I knew I needed a little piece of community back. If anything, I needed a place to meet couples that didn’t involve scoping out a restaurant and arriving up to 2 hours early just so we could be guaranteed a table the moment they arrived! Yep, I did that more than a few times. 😉
So this month I joined a co-working space in Denver called Union27! Temporarily we are using a rad space at the Taxi Building (Drive Building #2) called WiMi Spaces. And when I say it’s rad I mean it! It’s like a industrial loft, but without the parking issues of a downtown location. They even allow dogs, so Milo is going to be joining me every chance I get! This space is for other creatives, and the future location is just for those in the Wedding Industry. You know, the crazy people that love weddings so much they want to be at one every other weekend? Yeah, that’s me.
I can’t wait to have a meeting here and I hope to meet some Denver couples planning their 2016-2017 wedding. Coffee/Tea and Trader Joe’s Snacks on me!
To see Part 1 of Vi + Danh’s engagement session click here!
Vi + Danh, how do I even start? They not only flew to Palm Springs for their engagement session, but they chose one of my favorite locations in all of the city. Korakia Pensione is a relaxing resort with so many nooks and crannies…it’s easily a photographers paradise. We spent a few days relaxing by the pool, eating Thai food downtown, chatting next to the fire for hours, and getting extra excited for their wedding in Philly next year. I captured so many beautiful photos I’m splitting their blog post into two! That or I just had a really hard time picking my favorites….
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