Kate & Liam ♥ married!

There are people who come into our lives and you know right away.. you click. It’s that instant connection. A friend for life. That’s how I felt when I first met Kate and Liam two years ago in Switzerland. We shared the common bond of that pristine village in the Alps, as well as a passion for travel and adventure. And raclette. And yoga. ♥

Kate & Liam’s love story transcends borders – he’s British, she’s American – they met while working in Switzerland, and they officially eloped in Australia. Last year they lived in Europe waiting for the proper papers, and now they are FINALLY able to settle down on U.S. soil and carve out their lives in San Diego. So this wedding on the beach in California was their third (fourth?).. but that also speaks to yet another reason why I adore them: they will ALWAYS find a reason to celebrate. ♥

Thank you, Kate & Liam, for your unbridled joy and enthusiasm towards life and the people you love. Thank you for opening up your hearts and lives, and for living each day to the fullest with a sense of wonder and humor and adventure. I am so touched to have been a part of your journey, and I am beyond grateful.

Lindsay & John ~ engaged! ♥

denver colorado wedding engagement session outdoorsLindsay & John are getting married!! ♥ Their wedding isn’t until September, but we took advantage of their recent visit to Colorado to photograph their engagement session. It was such a joy meeting them – they are sweet and warm, and so insanely cute together. I love how they make each other laugh. Thank you, Lindsay & John, for the distinct pleasure of working together – I wish you a lifetime of love & happiness ahead!

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Happy New Year!

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As we ring in a brand new year I’d like to take a moment to reflect with heartfelt gratitude to all of the incredible people who have entrusted me with their memories. I am deeply grateful for your sweet giggling children and wild adventurous kids, for your fur babies and your wonderfully unique families. Thank you for opening up your hearts and allowing me to capture the joy that is your world. I am honored.

Wishing all of you a fantastic new year ahead full of love and laughter! ♥

Christina & Peter ~ Keystone Ranch Wedding

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Christina & Peter’s gorgeous Colorado wedding at Keystone Ranch was a perfect blend of rustic elegance.. a day made all the more dreamy  with bluebird skies, mountain views, and a couple madly in love. Magic. ♥

Such an honor to be a part of capturing their day and telling their story – I am incredibly grateful. ♥

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Congratulations, Christina & Peter – my warmest heartfelt wishes to you both!! ♥

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Carolyn & Doyle ~ Vail Mountain Wedding

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Hello blog, it’s been a while.. I’m in the midst of wrapping up my 12th (!) wedding season, and I have lots of catching up to do, so brace yourselves for an infusion of eye candy heading your way.. starting with a few highlights from Carolyn & Doyle’s beautiful Colorado mountain wedding.

These two love travel and adventure – they met while studying in Bologna, Italy (which, coincidentally, was my old stomping grounds!) and they now live in South Africa, but Vail, Colorado was the spot they chose to begin this next chapter of their adventure together.

The entire day was infused with such infectious joy, beginning with the wedding ceremony atop Vail mountain on the Vail Wedding Deck, followed by their reception at Game Creek Restaurant, which is located in the Game Creek bowl, halfway down a Vail ski slope. Breathtaking.

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