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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...

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...

All About At-home Family Sessions

All About At-home Family Sessions

WHAT IS AN AT-HOME FAMILY SESSION? At-home family sessions are family “portrait” sessions that take place at home.  However, they’re far less about portraits and more about capturing the everyday life and season that you’re in as a family. HOW it works I encourage you...