Patrick + Laura06/29/2016

These two mean so much to me. Their unity in marriage is a pretty special thing considering they’ve been going strong for well over ten years before they said “I do.” I feel blessed to have been asked to be their photographer and even more blessed to be their friend. More to come soon from their Durango, Colorado wedding at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Kelsey + Volker | Sleeping Beauty Ranch, Durango, Colorado Wedding09/02/2015

I have dug deep and thought hard about what words and pictures to use to share Kelsey and Volker with you and I have come up short. There are not enough adjectives in the world to describe the pure, honest love that pours out of these two. I am humbled to have been asked to be a part of their lives and I am even more grateful to now call them very, very good friends.

A year and a half ago I received the most delightful email from Volker telling me of his love story with Kelsey and of their common obsession to mine with the Friends TV series, noting that it must be an “important sign” for us to both own the entire 10 seasons on DVD. (Find this and other odd facts about me on my website.) Volker also told me that photography was the biggest priority for their wedding. (K + V are wedding photographers too!) Kelsey grew up in Durango, Colorado. Volker is from Germany. They met in New Zealand while both studying for university and after an extended time of dating long distance, Kelsey moved to Germany and the rest is history. They couldn’t be more perfect for each other and they couldn’t have been more perfect clients for me too. After a year of Skyping and emailing we met up in Colorado in June for the week of the celebration. They took me rafting before the wedding rehearsal with Kelsey’s HUGE family and all of their friends from Germany. We bonded over our love for tacos and burritos and braved a massive hail storm on the day of the wedding that cleared up just in time for some of the prettiest dewy light and some of the hardest partying that I have ever seen. Seriously guys – if you want to have a fun wedding hire this family to crash the party. check domain availability You will not be disappointed. Congratulations K + V.  You are the reason I photograph weddings.

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Thanks to:

Jennaye Derge for being a great assistant and for a couple of the party photos above
Christy at Sleeping Beauty Ranch in Durango, Colorado
Shampoo Salon for making the girls feel pretty
Ken at Durango DJ & Audio for keeping the party aliveAnd
The Wochele, Dignum, and May families for treating me like one of their own

 

 

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Amanda + Jake | Grass Valley, California Wedding09/22/2014

In late June I met up with my dear friend Claire on one of our many adventures to photograph a wedding in Northern California. The wedding was full of good ole’ boys from Montana and girls in cowgirl boots. It was a relaxed, down home affair. The wedding took place at the bride’s mom and stepdad’s house nestled in the woods between Grass Valley and Nevada City a few hours north of San Fransisco. After eating BBQ and spending the evening with everyone during the rehearsal dinner we couldn’t wait to spend the following day with these sweet people. It was a hot sunny wedding, but that didn’t stop any of the fun. Thanks to Melissa (the groom’s sister) for organizing such a fun day and for having us come all the way from Colorado and Montana to be a part of it. Congratulations Jake and Amanda!

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a quiet cure | Bakers Bridge, Durango, CO.08/19/2014

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Since the moment Daphnie left my world, things have been so, so quiet. I say this in both an internal and literal sense. Not a day goes by that I don’t come home and hesitate to open the door. With a deep breath, key ready and pointed toward the knob, I wait, sometimes for a second, sometimes longer. Pushing that door open is the most difficult moment of my day. The silence on the other side of it is suffocating. I’ve been trying to let myself get comfortable with it in little doses though, forcing myself to be at home alone and sometimes not play any music while I edit photos or wash dishes. I’ve been trying to sit with the quiet too, not doing anything, listening to the crickets and frogs that chirp at night or the traffic that whizzes past in the distance. Eventually though it’s too much and the only thing that seems to cure it is going outside, specifically to the river.

So, on Saturday Scott and I went to Bakers Bridge. I packed a picnic lunch of cold leftover meatloaf sandwiches, cherry tomatoes from our garden, and two beers. Books in hand and wearing our swimsuits we found a quiet spot and enjoyed doing nothing. The quiet void inside me filled with a loud roar of the babbling river next to the rock we were perched on. The sun bathed me in a cleansing way I’ve craved all summer. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. There’s a quote I read years ago that really stuck with me. “The cure for anything is salt water: tears, sweat, or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen  The Animas river is far from being an ocean, but I can feel it heal me in the same heart-tugging way.

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The Epic Chair Adventure08/13/2014

When my friend Lauren told me she was headed north for a wedding in Grand Junction a few weeks back I asked if she could pick up some chairs for me that I bought on Craigslist. After she broke it to me that it was out of the way and that there was no possibility the chairs would fit into her small Ford Focus, I was back to square one. I had bought them in early June on one of my quick morning Craigslist searches while I sipped my coffee and started my morning. I was on a hunt for patio furniture, among other things for our home, seeing as all of a sudden it was summer and all I could do was daydream about drinking coffee with Scott at a cafe table for two, cuddling at night on an outdoor sofa, sun bathing on a comfy chaise lounger with a book, or having plenty of comfy seating for guests. These chairs weren’t patio furniture though. Instead, they were a perfect addition to the imaginary table we were going to build – or at least we keep saying we’re going to build, if we could ever find the time. They were also from the original owner who had bought them in the 50’s and a much better price than the imitation remakes I’d been seeing online, the only downfall being that they were five hours away.

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Skip ahead two months. All the guests staying with us over the summer were gone, the house was quiet without my dog, and the stressful summer we’d finally survived was feeling like it was giving us the time we needed to breath. We decided to get the chairs and make a trip out of it, thankful that the chairs had been relocated to a home only three hours away. What started as a trip to get furniture ended up being referred to as “The epic chair adventure!” It was a getaway Scott and I didn’t even realize we needed until we were in the thick of it. We were in need of all the things we didn’t know we needed: mountains, road trip music, hot springs, camping, full moons, wine tasting, wine buying, exploring new towns, art festivals, a breakfast date, scenery, roadside peaches (the drip-down-your-chin-they’re-so-juicy kind of peaches), treasure hunting in vintage shops, chocolate malts, and picture taking.

I had a lot of time to think while we were on the road. There were a few times I wanted to roll my eyes at myself for being such a girl and buying these ridiculous chairs I didn’t need. But then I realized, somewhere on the winding mountain roads as they lead me further and further away from home, that I did need them. Call it retail therapy if you want, but I think life has a funny way of coming full circle and giving you exactly what you need exactly when you need it. I NEEDED the open road. I needed to get away. I needed everything but the chairs really. The chairs were just an excuse, a vehicle really, to get us where we needed to be.

Lauren told me later that she secretly wanted to say no regardless of the size of her car. She knew, being the good friend she is, that if we were forced to make the trek, it would be exactly what the doctor ordered. I love Lauren for that and I love my chairs. I love the magic that transpired while going to get them too. I also love the vintage chase lounge we found in Ridgeway (for a steal!) on our way back to Durango that now completes my patio daydreams. And because I’m silly and didn’t bring my camera, here are a few snapshots from my iphone that document the Adventure.

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Our glorious, free campsite after hours of searching for an available spot.

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The remainder of our tailgate picnic dinner at our campsite prior to a soak at Orvis Hot Springs.

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Unforgettable breakfast at Kate’s Place in Ridgeway, CO.

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The Trading Post in Paonia, complete with fresh, local peaches and a complementary violinist!

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Azura winery and art gallery. Delightful.

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An amazing wheat paste mural by Chip Thomas at the Church of Art in Hotchkiss, CO. Check out more of his murals HERE. And to hear a short interview on this piece, check out this WEBSITE.

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And finally, the chairs (!) making their way home.

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