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Engagement
Shannon and Chris: The Engagement Session
Shannon and Chris: The Engagement Session

Shannon and Chris met in a record store in Cambridge, MA one very lucky day.  Chris was just in town helping one of his brothers get settled from a move so the likelihood of these two ever meeting was pretty small.  But it did and they kept in contact, eventually got the chance to live […]

Ori and Katie: The Engagement Session
Ori and Katie: The Engagement Session

I met Ori, Katie, and Ori’s son at their home in Boulder early one weekend morning for a wander and some photos. Katie has an air of playfulness about her that’s simply wonderful and puts everyone at ease.  Ori is completely smitten with her and you can see it in the way he looks at […]

Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session
Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session

Malarie and Eric are in love.  In beautiful love that involves small gestures to say “I love you” every few minutes.  Kisses, hand holding, cuddles that seem to indicate they both have found their home with each other. We met up for an evening of fun, games, and public displays of affection at the Boulder […]

Sarah and Dave: The Engagement Session
Sarah and Dave: The Engagement Session

Sarah is immensely sweet, sensitive, and a yellow class Wellesley alum (which I am too, just four years apart).  Dave is charmingly geeky, quiet, and extremely in love with Sarah.  And together they work beautifully. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know these two as the seasons here have changed from chilly to very […]

Elizabeth and Evan: The Engagement Session
Elizabeth and Evan: The Engagement Session

For some couples it’s love at first sight.  For others it takes getting to know each other.  According to Elizabeth when she first met Evan in grad school she didn’t like him.  Obviously that opinion changed.  A lot. Today they live together in their own paradise complete with their growing menagerie of animals.  Gracie the […]

Angie and Caleb: The Engagement Session
Angie and Caleb: The Engagement Session

Congratulations to Angie and Caleb who are getting married this weekend!  We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the wedding.

Melanie and Jason: The Engagement Session
Melanie and Jason: The Engagement Session

Melanie and Jason have an energy that’s endless.  Melanie took Jason on a Jam Cruise recently to make sure he’d be okay on a boat (and conveniently without sleep and with abundant partying).  Just hearing about it made me tired but they came away from it with matching t-shirts, a wonderful experience, and a honeymoon […]

Thea and Jeff: The Engagement Session
Thea and Jeff: The Engagement Session

Meet Thea and Jeff.  Two of the sweetest and kindest people I’ve ever met.  They made me feel full of hope for the future.  They’re one of those lucky couples that met young and will be able to navigate the excitement and growth of their twenties together.  And I know they’ll do it with grace, […]

Anna and Josh: The Engagement Session
Anna and Josh: The Engagement Session

Meet Anna and Josh.  They live in Laramie.  And because they absolutely love any excuse to get out of Laramie we met in Fort Collins for this engagement session. It was a beautiful Spring day and Anna and Josh were dressed to the nines.  They looked absolutely gorgeous. What really stood out in this session […]

Stephanie and Wade: The Engagement Session
Stephanie and Wade: The Engagement Session

It was a beautiful morning with a slight chill in the air.  All week the apple and crabapple trees had been building to a crescendo.  The sweet fragrance filled the air everywhere.  And the tulips were blooming.  The bright and cheery celebrators of Spring. Love was quite obviously in the air for how could it […]

Liz and Sam: The Engagement Session
Liz and Sam: The Engagement Session

When they met she was a Viking.  No, seriously.  It was a few days before Halloween and The Dark Horse was having a costume party.  Liz was a Viking.  Sam was just hanging out at his favorite bar oblivious that his life was about to change at the hands of a Viking. Liz and Sam […]

Gabe and Jessica: The Engagement Shoot
Gabe and Jessica: The Engagement Shoot

This weekend I discovered something simple.  Something exceedingly empowering.  And something really wonderful.  It’s something I’ve been discovering in increments.  But until this weekend it hadn’t totally sunken in.  So here’s my discovery: I can actually run my business on clients I want. Let me explain.  Back last Winter before I had booked a single […]

Carmen and Andy: The Engagement Shoot
Carmen and Andy: The Engagement Shoot

Carmen contacted me earlier this summer gushing about how much she loved my photographs and wanted me to photograph her wedding next summer.  I was flattered.  And frankly, a bit shocked.  It didn’t seem real.  But it was.  So real.  This past weekend Eric and I headed down to Denver to photograph Carmen and Andy’s […]

One Foggy Morning: Kelly and Josh Engagement
One Foggy Morning: Kelly and Josh Engagement

As I was lying in bed trying to convince myself to get up the morning of this shoot I was thinking through exactly where we’d go for our photos.  Okay, we’ll start with some wide angle shots near the bench at the top of the trail overlooking Boulder.  Then we’ll move to the rocks and […]

Amy and Ben: The Engagement Photos
Amy and Ben: The Engagement Photos

Meet Amy and Ben.  They’re awesome.  And they’re getting married tomorrow.  They’re good friends of mine and also my first wedding clients.  That means tomorrow I’m shooting MY first wedding.  I know, really big deal.  I can’t thank Amy and Ben enough for this opportunity. These pictures are from the engagement shoot we did back […]

She Proposed to Him
She Proposed to Him

Recently I had the pleasure of shooting an engagement session for Suselis and Jonathan at Lone Hawk Farm.  The day was hot and I was worried we’d either all melt in the scorching heat or get drenched in what seemed the inevitable rainstorm.  Luckily somehow neither happened.  And we got to spend a lovely evening together […]