Twenty sixteen was a big year for me. Seven years of graphic design and a lot of stress motivated me hard to phase out my design business and focus on my long-time passion of wedding photography. The transition was natural and smooth.
I've been so, SO blessed this year with the coolest couples, beautiful Colorado venues, and 18 amazing weddings. Brian and I were also able to make our first trip to Europe (after 10 years of dreaming!). We left our hearts in Italy, walked the white marble streets on the crater rim of Santorini, and soaked in the Biblical history of beautiful Ephesus, Turkey. We ate pizza and gelato in the alleys of Rome, sipped porto coastside in the Alfama district of Lisbon, Portugal and ignited a burning wanderlust passion.
During this incredible year, I met new families, made new friends, pushed my skills, soaked in beauty from the nature world, collaborated with other creatives and entrepreneurs, attended shootouts, modeled for fellow photographers, and so much more.
It was a year of growth. It was a year of digging deep to find my style, hone my brand, and build the foundation for a successful wedding photography business.
Have I arrived? Heck no. There's a constant internal battle with creatives to push ourselves, create the next epic photo, capture the perfect moment, make something new.
I want to thank each and every client this year, from the bottom of my heart. You were the reason for my push, my passion, my growth.
In honor of what I could honestly call a PERFECT 2016, I want to recap the season's outstanding couples and memories. Each and every couple has a special place in my heart.
2017 has some HUGE goals and exciting news in the works. I cannot wait to see what this next year has in store! Let's make it big!
Here's a peek back at this year's weddings!
(above) Rocking the romance with Amanda and Josh at Buckhorn Camp.
(above) A perfect spring day with Meagan and Chris, at Colorado Cherry Company in Lyons.
(above) Basking in the warm June sunlight with Brittany and Jordan in Westminster.
(above) Sarah and Mike's Golden wedding was absolutely stunning and fun too!
(above) Bekcy and Jamie tied the knot in Ft Collins and celebrated with their closest family and friends.
(above) Holly and Carson's wedding at Younger Ranch was absolute perfection.
(above) Katelyn and Devan's Pelican Lakes Golf Course wedding ended with the most beautiful sky of the year!
(above) Yes, Texan Long Horns were included with Dana and Andy's ranch wedding in Greeley!
(above) Alissa and Jeff has the coolest wedding party ever!
(above) Jen and Justin tied the knot at Mile High Station in August. One of my favorite weddings to date!
(above) Jessica was a radiant bride, and she and Mike tied the knot in the heart of the Rockies at the Red Barn of Meadows of Marshdale in Evergreen.
(above) Lisa and Aren's church wedding was heart-felt and beautiful, and their portraits in Ft Collins were magic.
(above) I met Ashley and Calvin for their Estes Park elopement. Small weddings are some of my favorite!
(above) Carrie and Jason's wedding at the Fransiscan Event Center in Centennial was amazing! And their florals were out of this world!
(above) Farms weddings are da bomb! Jackie and Andrew's Frog Belly Farm wedding in Longmont was one for the books. Yes, there were goats and pop-bellied pigs.
(above) Macy and David's urban wedding at the Denver Athletic Club was both a challenge for me and one of my favorite weddings of the season. Every detail was classy, every smile genuine, every moment full of love.
(above) Danielle and Devin shared intimate moments during an evening fall wedding in October at Christies of Genesee.
(above) Kari and Kenny's Sundance Trail Guest Ranch elopement was magical, from their ceremony site to the sunset photos we created.
Well, there you have it folks! I promise to do a "behind the scenes" blog article soon!