Page and Andrew | Colorado Springs Wedding

What makes a couple photogenic? It's the ability to have fun and move naturally in front of the camera. That's. It. Just be comfortable and stop thinking about how you look. That's when you'll look your best, I promise.

For that reason, Page and Andrew were one of the most photogenic couples I've ever shot: they just loved each other and forgot the camera was there. They had fun. They *were* fun. Bloody hell, they even organised a firetruck to come to their wedding for photos. (Andrew is a fireman, and apparently that's a perk that accompanies the job.) The shadows of the stained glass in Immanuel Lutheran Church was just the icing on the cake.

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Music photography (of a different kind)

As much as I love shooting engagements & weddings, work for small businesses is a welcome break. I had the fortune of shooting portraits for the studio of Alexander Raab, a violin teacher here in Denver. He needed images to use on his new website and for upcoming communications with clients, so we gathered a small group of his students for a little outdoor practice session. What a delight to be greeted early on a Sunday morning with this light and such well-behaved kiddos.

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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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