Moodboard Monday

After taking a little (or big) hiatus from blogging, I think it’s time to start again. :)

All of the below is what has and keeps inspiring me.  The undone, the rugged, the lovely, the raw, and sincerely.

I of course love the act of photographing but I also love the prep of pulling inspiration, feeling, and textures.  This moodboard is one that may just tell a little story to my soul.

Happy Monday.

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Sarah and Blake’s Cabo San Lucas Wedding


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I don’t know really where to begin about these two, but I can tell you one thing for sure, they have quite the story.

They met in Uganda while both working in international development and design.  Blake was her boss and she swore she’d never date her boss.  They have both given their lives and careers to a beautiful mission much bigger than themselves.  They’ve traveled the world together.  And they have only just begun.

Sarah and Blake, I am beyond happy for you in this new chapter of your lives and I am excited to see the life you create together in the future!  Thank you for giving me the honor of capturing this day and for welcoming me and Tayler (second shooter) in Cabo.

I also had the honor of witnessing Sarah and Blake dancing with local Ugandan women for the announcement of their engagement, as well as photographing their engagement photos on the source Nile River.  Which you can see HERE.

The intricate details of Sarah’s calligraphy, design, collected pieces from all over the world, as well as being hosted at Blake’s family’s home in Cabo made this a very special and intimate celebration with all of their closest friends and family.

All gorgeous details and decor by Sarah and family, except the stunning floral arrangements by Elena Damy Floral and Event Design (based out of Los Cabos.)

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the denson family


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i enjoy this time of year, slowing down and reconnecting with families who have been supporting me for years and i am truly grateful for all of them.  as i was planning this shoot for the denson’s, i kept reminiscing back to boxes of old family photos of my grandparents and great grandparents that i grew up digging through.  staring at them, analyzing their youth, and the overall feeling they gave me… was what inspired me to be a photographer in the first place.

i want these photos to be passed down into their family generations. i want little nico to cherish these photos more and more the older he gets.

and that is where i am re-setting for 2014, back to the basics and remembering why and what has drawn me to photography my entire life.

jeff, christa, and nico…you are the coolest, i tell you that every year.  but you really are and i thoroughly enjoy this time with you each year. thank you for giving me the honor the past few years.

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Favorite Yogi Photos of 2013


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As I’m preparing for this year to come to and end (which I can’t even wrap my mind around right now,) I have been reflecting on the past year of life and work.  I always find joy in going through past work with fresh eyes, especially while re-vamping and creating a new layout for my website….which will be coming soon!

So as I’ve been reflecting, I put together a little collection of some of my favorite yoga photos from the past year.  It’s been fun working with all of these local yogis, and one of my favorite teams to work with, Manduka!

Favorite yogi photos of 2013.



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Tayler and Sean’s Breckenridge Wedding


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Here’s to one of my dearest and lifelong friends…

Tayler and I met almost ten years ago when we were both young girls who had just packed up our cars and moved to California.  I moved from Iowa, and she from New York.  Our friendship began one day through a random conversation after working together at a restaurant for awhile,  and within a month we were roommates.  Still to this day I sit and day dream about if we could only experience living together for another two weeks just to re-live all of the great times we had.  Our apartment was a collection of cool thrift store finds, a large world map that covered the wall where we would sit at home on a Friday night while drinking wine and talk about all the places we wanted to travel, talk photography, host Thanksgiving for our close group of friends, and on Saturday nights you’d usually find us coming home early from a party to finish putting a puzzle together. (Wild ones weren’t we?!)

A couple of years later, Tayler said her goodbyes to California to move on to the next chapter of her life to travel the world for a few years and we never skipped a beat when catching up no matter what country she was in.

After finally settling in Denver, I’ll never forget when Tayler told me about this guy Sean she had a huge crush on but was pretty sure he didn’t even know she existed.

Through all the years of knowing her, I never knew who I could picture her with but I knew the moment I met him I would know, because it wasn’t going to be just anyone for her.  Tayler is one of the most down to earth, humble, resourceful, creative, funny, intelligent, culturally aware, and beautiful from the inside out people that I know.  That moment of knowing happened as soon as I met Sean and over time of getting to know him it has only been more confirmed.

Sean and Tayler, I’m beyond stoked for you guys!

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