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This is an interesting topic coming from a photographer, right? Truth is, I love my job and love to take photos of my own family- especially my kids. Not just at birthdays, holidays, and fun events- but the everyday as well. It’s always been important to me to document their days. I want to look […]

Tips

June 25, 2021

When to put the camera down

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mountain portrait

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This is one of my favorite ‘secret’ locations to shoot in. I’ve been taking these boys photos for a couple years now every year around their birthday and I was so excited when mom wanted to get in the photos herself this year! Needless to say, she is stunning and loved how these came out. […]

Family, Portrait

June 11, 2021

Portrait Mountain Session

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I am so excited about this! Starting earlier this year, 2021, I have decided to transition to online galleries for clients rather than USB’s! This is actually something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, but haven’t had the time to dedicate to it, until recently! I was very particular about choosing the […]

FAQ's

April 30, 2021

New Online Galleries!

am photo flowers
soph. portrait

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Autumn is by far one of the most beautiful times of year to take photos. Selena is a sophomore in high school and asked if we could do a fun fall portrait session, including her in her volleyball uniform. Selena was awesome in front of the camera. She knows exactly how to work it! We […]

Portrait

April 8, 2021

Autumn Sophomore Portrait Session

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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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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

headshot

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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