photo by Kayci Decker

photo by Kayci Decker

 

ABOUT ME

I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer located in Denver, Colorado.  I love traveling, trying new things, being outside, and making memories with those around me.  I've been taking photos professionally for about 4 years now but have known I wanted to be a photographer since I was 15 (for real).  I never feel more alive than when I get to document beauty, love, or creativity.  I'm blessed to be able to call this my career and am so thankful for the people and places it has taken me to.

 

 

There's nothing better than feeling passionate about something.

I gather my passion for photography and creativity from a lot of different areas in my personal life and put my all into the photos I take.  I'm constantly inspired by my faith, the love, grace, and worth I have received from Jesus is the thing that brings meaning to my life and work.  I'm inspired by my husband, the way he pursues me, encourages and supports me to follow my dreams, and the way he accepts me for who I am.  He's my best friend and things are always more fun with him around.  And lastly, I find inspiration from the multitude of insanely talented and creative people I have in my life and wouldn't be where I am today without them!

I love raw, natural moments and I try to incorporate that into my photography.  My goal is to make you feel something through my work.  Having your love documented is special and, in my opinion, shouldn't be stiff, posed, or uncomfortable.  You don't have to be a model to look bomb in front of the camera.  It's my job to help incorporate you into your photos, the sly smiles, the sneak kisses, all of it.

I want to create something with you that captures the best of you and your love.  Years from now, I want your photos to be treasures that remind you of sweet memories.  Let's make some magic together!

 

FAQ:

How long have you been taking photos?
Like I said above, I've known I wanted to be a photographer since I was 15!  I got my first camera when I was sophomore in High School.  I started out taking photos of my friends and landscapes.  I decided to study art and photography in school and had an internship with a wedding photographer (sup Lauren Scotti).  Through that I became familiar with the wedding industry and taking photos of couples.  It's been almost 4 years since then!

Why did you become a photographer?
I became a photographer because of how awesome and inspired I feel when I'm taking photos.  The challenge of constantly having to push yourself creatively has become something I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to!

How much do your services cost?
I try my best to make my services accessible to my clients, that means helping to create a package that only includes what you need.  I definitely like for this to be a conversations but these are my typical jumping off point for prices: 
Elopements:  $1,800
Weddings:  $3,000
Portrait/engagement:  $500

What's in your bag?
I have a Canon 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark iv, a Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 35mm 1.4 ii, + Canon 24mm 1.4

Do you backup your work?
Absolutely!  Right after any shoot, I immediately back up the photos to a hard drive and also keep my photos on my memory cards until your photos are safely delivered.  I also hang onto your photos for 1 year after your wedding date (but I would encourage you to backup your photos as well).

What if I'm awkward in front of the camera?
That is 100% okay.  The majority of my clients tell me they're uncomfortable in front of the camera and it's my goal to make taking photos a fun experience for you!  I have a handful of tips and tricks up my sleeve to help you look and feel natural in front of the camera.  If this is something you still have concerns about, let me know, I'm more than happy to go into more detail!

What's a 'first look' and should we do one?
A first look is when a couple decides to see each other on their wedding day before the ceremony.  Some people decide to do this to so that when they first see each other, it's more of a private moment.  Another reason people decide on a first look is so they can get some photos done ahead of time.  When couples ask me what I suggest, I actually tend to stear away from them.  I understand and support it if seeing each other before will help to ease some nerves or help them be able to have more fun on their wedding.  The reason I'm on the fence with them is because the best light for photos is typically after the ceremony.  A lot of this is dependent on the timeline of the day which is why I usually help my couples with it!