An intimate wedding ceremony at the Great Sand Dunes

I don't know if it's possible to have a more intimate, personal ceremony than this. Jordan and Fawn (whose engagement I photographed back in November) took to the Great Sand Dunes National Park to celebrate their love with about a dozen close friends (and one stranger), and every single thing about it was their own. The vows, the ceremony, the location, the outfits, the accommodation (a campsite): not one piece of it was cookie-cutter or Pinterest-inspired. I couldn't be happier to see two close friends build something so profound in their own way.

I attended as a guest, so I took the opportunity to shoot film, which is rare for me - the digital ones are in black & white, and the colour ones are Portra 400. x

(Credit where credit's due: this killer shot was by my assistant slash fiance, Clay.)

(Credit where credit's due: this killer shot was by my assistant slash fiance, Clay.)

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Chelsea and Brion | Winter Park Wedding Photos

When a bride from Atlanta called and told me she wanted to have her wedding in Winter Park in February (!!!), I was a little scared for her! Colorado's mountains can be nothing less than brutal if you catch them on the wrong day. But Chelsea somehow managed to bring with her unseasonably warm weather above freezing temperature, and the sun came out with her closest friends and family to celebrate the wedding. So did some rogue snowmobilers...the ceremony and portraits were interrupted three times by packs of tourists zooming by on snowmobiles! Thankfully everyone had a sense of humour about it.

And who would've guessed? This sunshine lover has come to love shooting weddings in the snow. x

Flowers by Melanie @ Woodstem Floral

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Monika and Davis | Winter Park Engagement Shoot

In just 45 minutes we were able to capture some epic photos with Monika and Davis up in Winter Park. They live in Denver, but wanted snow and water in their photos...unfortunately the creek we trekked to was completely iced over and covered in almost a metre of snow! Nevertheless the sun came through for some classic Colorado scenery. I'm SO excited to shoot their wedding. x

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Abrams band shoot

Gels are fairly new to me - I was introduced last year by way of my product photography gig at Interweave Press. I've been wanting to play with them on humans for a few months, and finally got the chance when I shot Denver band Abrams last month. I used three incandescent continuous lights and nothing more...would love to try this with strobes soon!

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