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I'm a Jersey girl living in the Colorado mountains- I'm a sucker for glowly light and deep conversations over a glass of whiskey . . .

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This beautiful Orchard Family Session was awesome! We did this session at one of my favorite places, Mountain View Winery in Olathe. The owners are the sweetest and always let me come and shoot whenever. I appreciate them! This is our favorite spot to pick apples from in the fall, we always load up and […]

Orchard Family Session Brother Sister Image

This beautiful summer family session was a blast. Jennifer contacted me about gifting an extended family session to her parents for their anniversary. Her sister was going to be in town from Florida and they wanted to get photos while she was here! I can not recommend enough how much I love this and what […]

Summer Family Session



What time of day is ideal for photos? Good question! Actually, it’s a great question! Everything from outfit choices to coordinating schedules depends on the time of day you’ll be having your photos taken. So, let me start out by saying that this blog is generally considered industry standard. However, if you are going with […]

Engagement Session Montrose Co Photographer

Actually three girls and their horses, whom they adore. I am truly impressed by them! It’s amazing watching these sisters ride and control such large animals at such a young age. It’s obvious how much they truly enjoy this lifestyle. Theses girls have a lot of responsibilities on their ranch. They feed all their animals, […]

Field portrait, western Colorado photography



I am so excited to share this family session with you all today! I’ve been taking the Hill family’s photos for 5 years now! What an honor! I first met Shannon when they were expecting their first baby in the summer of 2017. Shannon and her husband, Greg, were so sweet and I was so […]

ashley mckee photography

When I think of examples of some of my very favorite family sessions, this one is pretty close to the top. This session was more of a drive than most, but it was so worth it. We took these in the heart of Mt. Crested Butte and it was nothing short of magical. Olivia reached […]

portrait in | Mt. Crested Butte CO



I love a good adventure. This session was indeed a good adventure. Steve owns hundreds of acres of beautiful land just outside of town. It is adorned with amazing flowers and farm fresh goodies grown by Freshies, and Steve has his own company, Western Heritage Farms, raising grass-fed organic meat. Trust me when I say- […]

portrait photography

As a mom of 5, I know how important family photos are! I also know they can be stressful! Coordinating outfits, time schedules, location options, fussy babies, independent toddlers, and husbands who have been waiting all year for this (sense the sarcasm on that last one). Honestly, preparing for your family session will help simplify […]

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