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Hiring a wedding photographer is a big decision. These are the photographs that will allow you, your friends and your family to revisit that whirlwind day at a slower pace for the rest of your lives and beyond. I take the job of being a wedding photographer very seriously.

My business is grounded in reliability, high-end customer service, robust technical skills, a strong work ethic and a fun, friendly personality. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in studio photography from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as well as many years of experience in multiple disciplines of photography. I constantly keep my skills current by taking classes with industry leaders as well as attending seminars. I am a member of KelbyOne, SLR Lounge, PPA & WPPI.

On a more personal level, I live my life to the fullest! I have been an artist throughout my life, working as a professional singer in Colorado and San Francisco for many years. I love almost all music, but am a DJ on KGNU for Dusty Grooves, a soul~funk show for over ten years now. Although my artistic focus has changed over the years, my love of nature and of being outdoors is a pillar of my happiness. I am an avid camper, kayaker, bicyclist and home chef.

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Passions...

Tech Geek
Bicyclist
Radio DJ
Wife
Romantic
Singer
6' Tall
Auto Racer
Cook
Stepmom
Kayaker
Graphic Designer
Camper
Bass Player
Foodie
Gretchen on Her Wedding Day

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FAQs

#1

What's the advantage of having a "2nd shooter" at my wedding?

I photograph many of my weddings on my own and have missed very few key shots over the years.
The advantages of choosing a package that includes a 2nd shooter are:
1. That I can get more creative photographs at your wedding;
2. I can't be in two places at once;
3. With a 2nd shooter you will have more complete coverage of your wedding, especially bride and groom getting ready shots, which are always fun.

#2

Are you willing to travel?

Yes! Always. I am a world class traveler and there is nothing I would love more than to travel AND photograph your wedding! Long trip, short trip, doesn't matter to me.

#3

What if we don't want engagement shots, can we get a discount?

No, sorry. The reason that I made engagement shoots free is because I love doing them and both my clients and I have a blast. Afterwards, my clients often tell me that they didn't realize how much fun a photo shoot could be. If you don't want the engagement shoot, maybe make it an anniversary shoot? The couple shoot is good for a year and a week after the wedding.

#4

Are you willing to shoot a ________ wedding?

Yes! I am a person without prejudice. If your wedding is about love I'm all in.

#5

Does your photo shoot include digital files?

Yes, you will receive all of your wedding photographs in a beautiful package within 4 weeks after your wedding. I can also professionally print them for you and offer outstanding wedding books, as well as prints for your walls. Find out more about that here.

#6

What do you mean by light retouching?

Cameras are mean. I have left shoots without realizing that someone had a pimple on their forehead and it is the first thing I see when I look at the photo of them. Because of this I make my camera a little kinder, utilizing years of experience in Photoshop and Lightroom, the fixes have become a part of my work flow. My philosophy is that you don't want a pimple you had one day with you for the rest of your life in your wedding photos, and to be honest I can't help myself in making you look your absolute best!

#7

How long have you been shooting weddings?

My first wedding was in 2012. I shot it for a friend in Grand Junction and learned a LOT in one weekend. I spent some time learning the intricacies of wedding photography as a 2nd shooter, before shooting one on my own again.

#8

I need a Videographer as well

I have multiple videographers that I work with. All have years of experience and a fun creative outlook on taking wedding videos that goes great with my work and style.

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