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A collection of stories about the people I photograph and the adventures I take around the Mountain West.
The heart and the mission behind ONCE WEST

The heart and the mission behind ONCE WEST

HELLO!!!  Thank you for being here!  Whether you're a bride or a groom, a mom or a dad, a photographer or a wedding planner...if you're looking for something different than the tiresome perfection that has taken over social media, than you've come to the...

Wedding venues in Colorado accessed by gondola or chairlift

Wedding venues in Colorado accessed by gondola or chairlift

I don't ski.  I gave it a pretty solid effort because when you live in the mountains it's just kind of assumed that that's how you spend your free time.  But I hate being cold...loathe it.  Funny thing is, I spend more time at the ski resorts than most.  That's...

Keystone Resort Wedding: Brittany & Jay

Since I work in a destination wedding market, I rarely get to sit down in person with my brides before their wedding.  So last year when I got the opportunity to not only meet Brittany but I got to have lunch with her, her mom, her aunt, her maid of honor and her maid...

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding: Meghan & Matt

Colorado Mountaintop Wedding: Meghan & Matt

What can I say?  I am completely smitten by Meghan & Matt.  From the moment we met last year at their engagement photo shoot where we talked and laughed and talked and laughed some more, I have been anxiously awaiting their Keystone wedding.  Never in my 14 years...

Breckenridge Nordic Center Wedding: Amber & Jon

Breckenridge Nordic Center Wedding: Amber & Jon

I emotionally invest myself in every wedding, it's how I create my best work, but Amber & Jon's wedding was different.  They aren't just clients...they're family.  Initially we weren't going to photograph their wedding, Amber & Jon wanted us there strictly as...

Breckenridge Ski Resort Wedding on Peak 9: Stephanie & Ryan

Breckenridge Ski Resort Wedding on Peak 9: Stephanie & Ryan

Stephanie & Ryan wed in September on one of those perfect, never-want-it-to-end, fall days.  Ten Mile Station, a long time favorite Colorado venue of mine, was the backdrop for their celebration.  What I love about destination weddings in the mountains is how they...

Life on the road: Winter in Arizona

Life on the road: Winter in Arizona

Every winter Mark & I head south for a few months.  Back in the day we would pack up the Subaru until there wasn't an inch of space left and go live with my dad in Arizona.   In 2012, when we got our truck camper, we were able to turn our winter...

Ten Mile Station Wedding Photos

Ten Mile Station Wedding Photos

{updated in 2020} Ten Mile Station is a popular wedding destination located on the slopes of Peak 9 in Breckenridge.  If you've ever skiied or snowboarded in Breck, chances are high you've stopped in Ten Mile for a bite to eat on your way down the mountain. ...

Beano’s Cabin Wedding Photos

Beano’s Cabin Wedding Photos

{updated in 2019}Beano's Cabin is a luxurious log cabin and restaurant tucked away on the slopes of Beaver Creek Resort, surrounded by the grandeaur of the Rocky Mountains.  Located in a meadow at the base of the Larkspur bowl, Beano's is accessed via a 20 minute...

Boulder Wedding at Kelly Urban Farm: Katie & Cole

Boulder Wedding at Kelly Urban Farm: Katie & Cole

Katie & Cole wed at Kelly Urban Farm in Boulder.  This is their story in photographs... Katie giving her brother a little tutorial on how to smooth out her so-called back fat: Laura of Lumme Creations delivering Katie her bouquet: The in-between moments during...