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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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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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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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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

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My ‘job’ is the best. I got to snuggle this sweet newborn recently. He was a dream!! He has the sweetest big sister, who you can tell, is completely smitten with him. She loved to hold him, and was super excited to tell me all about him. I did a fall mini-session last year with […]

Family, Newborn

August 21, 2020

Sweet Baby Logan

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This was really fun to shoot! I got to meet a new family, take part in a gender reveal, and capture all the joy! (have I mentioned how cool my ‘job’ is?) I have to say, I love that this is a ‘thing’ now, For my first two babies, gender revels weren’t quite trending just […]

Events, Family

July 3, 2020

Gender Reveal

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Camera tricks? No. Magic?? No . . . Bribery?? Possibly. I have 4 kids, (a lot of little people). I think they are pretty wonderful, but they are not always up for a photo shoot, (crazy, right?) But, I’ve managed to get some pretty sweet photos regardless. I get asked a lot, how I get […]

Family, Portrait, Tips

June 26, 2020

How I get my kids to take GREAT photos

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Branding Photography is a gallery of professional images that represents your business visually. Branding photography creates a cohesive look with colors, tones, products, etc . . . to showcase your company accurately and professionally. So, what does that mean for you? Who does this apply to? and why do you need it? Branding photography applies […]

Branding, Tips

April 24, 2020

7 Reasons You Need Branding Photography