Hi! I’m Michele, and that’s Mark.
We met in 2002 at The Art Institute of Colorado. One week after graduating with photography degrees we started this business together. Four years later we wed (best decision of my life).
Our love of nature, travel and the Mountain West runs deep. After 15 years living in Silverthorne, we became nomads and traded our mountain home for a home on wheels. We spend summer and fall in the Rockies, then migrate south for the winter.
I’m not sure what I love more…living in the mountains or photographing people in the mountains. I feel so damn lucky that we get to do both.
A few scenes from our life as modern-day nomads…
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
We will never know when the photographs we captured are a source of joy as they’re pulled out of a dusty box and reminisced through decades later. We’ll never know when they become the beloved framed print that is displayed at a son or daughter’s wedding 30 years from now. We’ll never know what image sits on an office desk or bedside table reminding that husband or wife how loved they are. But it’s why we do what we do.
Preston is an avid backpacker, dog-lover, and finder of new mountain views. His absolute favorite part of life is sharing the big, small, and everything in-between moments with family & friends. Preston brings his love of moments and mountains to every wedding he documents, faithfully capturing who and what matters most to you. His care and kindness for those in front of his camera will put anyone at ease, resulting in the most beautifully relaxed documentary-style photographs. Hailing from Louisiana, Preston now lives in Fort Collins with his wife Amber and their brand new baby boy.
Get to know more about Preston and view a gallery of his work here.
Our Core Beliefs
Creating photos for the sake of likes and industry recognition is an unfulfilling mission. Our core beliefs keep us rooted in what matters most, the people that step in front of our cameras and trust us with their memories.
Everyone deserves to have their life celebrated in photographs.
Every couple and family has a story worth preserving in photographs. People, partners, and families of all kinds, colors, religions, and abilities are celebrated here.
Your photographs are only as good as the experience you had with your photographer while they were being made.
Earning your trust, being helpful without hindering, knowing when to be a fly on the wall vs. when to offer direction, these are all of utmost priority in providing you with the best possible experience on your wedding day.
Meaningful images outlive trends.
We don’t subscribe to the latest editing trends or most popular poses on Instagram. Rather than follow trends, our goal is to create meaningful images that will continue to grow in value over time. We’re here to capture the authentic connection between you and your loves, no matter what that looks like, and give it back to you in the form of photographs.
The service we provide is as important as the product we deliver.
Whether it’s by being available to help shape your plans, or consistently offering a quick turnaround, we want your entire experience with us to be fun and stress-free.
Every client deserves our best.
While yours may be our 400th wedding, it’s your one and only. We don’t take this responsibility lightly and dedicate ourselves entirely to every couple that trusts us with their story.
We photograph a limited number of events per week to avoid burnout or getting behind. We put our health first so that we’re feeling our absolute best on the day of your wedding. Whether your day starts at 11am or 4pm, nothing else is ever on our calendar that day. From prepping gear to organizing timelines and shot lists, clearly communicating with you about what’s important, scouting locations, prepping for weather, and more, we are dedicated to giving you our absolute best.
The tangible will never go out of style.
Whether it’s a hand-written note or an envelope full of photos, you can expect to receive mail from us. In a world where everything lives behind a screen, we love creating moments of delight by giving our clients something they can hold on to.