First and foremost – I strive to create honest imagery that reflect who my image collaborators (my clients <3) are in a way that makes them create a memory and reflect on it. Okay. I’m going to be honest. I don’t really care if you ever put a single photograph on the wall of your home. I really don’t. I’m a photographer and most of my walls are bare, but I have boxes and boxes full of sweet little memories that I absolutely love going through. I am the person that still goes home and digs through old photo albums from my childhood. I’m the person that loves the in between moments. I’m the person that is likely going to ask you accept the imperfections and see exactly how perfect those tiny imperfections make us all. I’m the person who is going to make long winded rants about body positivity and how we should all be in photographs as much as possible because it helps us see ourselves, accept who we are, and gain a deeper respect and understanding of our identities if we are open enough to allow it. If you’re someone who wants wall art, I’m 100% here for it, but I’m never going to push you to purchase prints or create wall art or do anything else with your images other than be in them & document your life. You are important and it should be a priority to document that.
I picked up photography back in 2010 and have had a love affair ever since. I began my professional journey in the realm of families and have also moved into wedding photography, custom portraiture, boudoir & fashion work. I specialize in creating photographs of the real connection between people and their lives. Being a Denver lifestyle photographer allows me to find my clients in real moments rather than forced ones. I don’t believe in creating picture perfect moments because I believe connection in itself is perfect enough. I like to find the grit beneath because that’s usually were we are our true selves.
I’m an avid listener of podcasts & constant re-watcher of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love a good YA fantasy fiction book. Poetry has gotten me through some of my biggest life experiences. I love a good cheese wonton. I think dried flowers are superior to fresh ones unless the fresh ones are from my garden. Gardening is my self love language. To be in a beautiful space that I work hard for that gives back to me is so rewarding. Our home is filled with plants and oddities and little trinkets of memories and love and old vintage boudoir images. When I’m not behind a camera you can usually find me adventuring with my dogs or working the day away at a local coffee shop (Rivers & Roads is highly recommended!). My partner and I have a Sunday morning movie adventure tradition. I love art museums, antique stores and if you give me an oddities shop to be in and I’ll be there for hours.
My dogs are my heart. In 2020 we said goodbye to our 16 year old black lab hound mix, Piper, who had been my companion for 12 years and even though I was prepared to say goodbye, I wasn’t prepared at all. Saying goodbye to her was one of the hardest days I’ve ever had and I will forever miss her. We welcomed two new rescue dogs into our lives in 2020 and these girls are teaching us how to expand our hearts even further. Roxy & Maci have made their mark on our little family and we are grateful. Fur babies are the best of us all and you’ll never convince me of anything different <3
At the beginning of 2019 I started a journey of bread making (highly suggest Bread Baking for Beginners by Bonnie Ohara!) and have had a love affair with it ever since. I started my bread journey simply to teach myself multi-tasking skills, patience, and how to be more detail oriented but at the end of the day I’m really freakin proud of myself for sticking with it because baking is NOT my favorite (for all the reasons previously stated that I’m actually not good at) but honestly this is some of the best bread I’ve ever had and it feels really freaking good to be able to provide such a beautiful form of nourishment. My partner and I also love to cook together while jamming out to music in our kitchen or in our backyard. Okay, if I’m honest it’s more that he loves to cook and I love to eat his cooking but I digress.