Remnants of a wildfire. Silverthorne, Colorado.

A recent road trip to Silverthorne, Colorado brought us to these leftover pieces of forest from a wildfire earlier this summer. 

Red slurry stained some trees. Black ash coated the others.

Wildflowers grew in the aftermath, showcasing the contrast between life and death.

Britt + Joey / An intimate wedding.

This day was really good. Britt and Joey had an intimate ceremony under the Stone Arch Bridge, surrounded by a select 25. During this time the pastor revealed the personal details of their journeys, and how they came together through the mire of life's circumstances.

I was in awe at their vulnerability and transparency, and moved to tears at the way their story unfolded. From falling in love, to a prison sentence, to waiting and visiting, to holding on to hope, growing together within the trials, and finally to tying the knot. I was reminded that we never really know how the story will go... but often the unexpected circumstances of life bring about something better than we could have imaged. The pain was worth all the joy that finally arrived. 

After sharing their story both families surrounded the couple in the power of prayer. The grandparents each offered words, followed by the parents and whoever else felt moved. To me this was a sweet picture of how couples in marriage thrive off the support and prayers of their community. Marriage can be challenging, and letting other people into the relationship, inviting in their wisdom, truth, and love, can make all the difference. Thank you so much for allowing me to witness this radical and unconditional love that the world really needs more of.

She said, "yes!"

Matt contacted me a few months ago asking if I photograph proposals. Yes! Right away I was impressed with his intention, efforts, and all the planning that went around this epic day for him and Carly. Good job, Matt! We scoped out a spot near Gold Medal Park and the Stone Arch Bridge. Unfortunately there aren't really any spots right there to be a super ninja photographer, but it all worked out. After dinner they made their way across the Stone Arch Bridge where I eagerly waited and tried to be as inconspicuous as possible with a giant zoom lens. The best part was that Carly didn't even notice me until afterward. It's always an honor to be a witness to these intimate moments between two people. Feeling super grateful to capture such meaningful moments. Thanks for letting me witness your love!

Happy New Year.

Thank you...

To each and every one of you who let me photograph some aspect of your life in 2016. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I am so grateful for the fun opportunities that I had last year, and I am a happy dreamer about 2017.

I am booking up already for this year, so if you're interested in booking please contact me :)

Wising you all a better-than-you-can-imagined 2017! 

Cheers,

Nicole