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Sean and Kelsey might be one of the cutest couples ever. They are so sweet together. Sean proposed in the summer after they graduated and had a surprise party waiting for her back at his house afterwards! These two have such good chemistry between them. They are always smiling and holding hands, and it’s pretty […]

Engagement

February 26, 2021

Summer Mountain Engagement

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first look shieldt wedding

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If I could go back in time to when I got married this is the first thing I would change. To be honest, ‘first looks’ weren’t really a thing when I got married, 13 years ago. The whole concept is definitely new, but it has really stuck and there’s good reason for that. My first […]

FAQ's, Tips, Wedding

February 23, 2021

5 Reasons to do a First Look

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I couldn’t resist the pun. Sorry (kind of). This family + this backdrop = one of my most favorite family sessions EVER. You could ask Ashley and Wade how much I was geeking out during this session, (a lot). We drove up in Wade’s truck and found the most amazing spot between these perfect pine […]

Family

February 18, 2021

Pynes between the Pines

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ashley mckee photography

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Another awesome perk to my ‘job’ is highlighting awesome local professionals. This girl, happens to be a friend of mine and is an outstanding nutritionist. She launched her own business a few years ago and has helped countless people reach their goals and live a healthier lifestyle. We had so much fun with this session […]

Branding, Portrait

February 5, 2021

Nutritionist Branding Session

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I was itching to photograph a baby belly! There are few things more beautiful than a glowing mama. And, this mama was absolutely glowing! This session was towards the end of the fall here in Western Colorado, so the main colors on this trail were yellow and gold, which went perfect with Joanna’s red dress! […]

Family, Maternity, Portrait

January 29, 2021

Maternity

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My two disclaimers in this blog: I am not personally endorsing any company, simply sharing my preferences. I’m super picky Bearing that in mind . . . not all printers are created equal. So, since you’ve invested in your photography, I highly recommend you invest in your prints as well. If you get them printed […]

FAQ's, Tips

January 26, 2021

Where I print my photos

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In previous blogs I’ve mentioned many aspects of my career that I love. Here’s another one: Getting to brag on some pretty awesome people. To put it simply, Wade is an awesome guy. Our families have a blast together, his wife is one of my closest friends, and our kids play so well with one […]

Branding, Portrait

January 22, 2021

Wade – Headshots

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The first thing I want to discuss is how I understand the appeal of saving money (trust me). The thought of having a friend or an uncle take the photos for you, saving you and your new spouse $1,000’s, I get it. But, if I am being completely honest it’s not where you want to […]

Tips, Wedding

January 13, 2021

Why Hire a Professional for your Wedding?

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I first met this sweet family a couple years ago for a family/one year old session for their little guy. I’ve mentioned before, that I love meeting new people along my photography journey and this family is a great example. They are so sweet with their babies! They had the most beautiful blue-eyed little girl […]

Family

November 17, 2020

Richman Family Session

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Talk about a photographer’s dream. This girl was gorgeous, confident, and fun! We did this photo shoot on top of the Mesa in Western Colorado. She brought a great mix of casual and dressy outfits for her session. Fun Fact: Justice is actually my husband’s 2nd cousin. She was about 4 years old when we […]

Portrait, Senior

November 13, 2020

Justice – Senior Session