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Oh, hey! I'm Skylar!

I’m a Colorado wedding photographer who photographs weddings in Colorado Springs, Denver, and all across the state. I'm known for always-smiling, being crossfit-obsessed, and my laidback approach to life. I live in Colorado Springs with my soon-to-be husband and our black kitty cat. You can find us hitting the slopes on the weekends and relaxing with "The Office" or "Friends" on a weekday night. I’m a bit of a nerd, a #babygrandma (in bed by 9 p.m. reading Harry Potter!), and my wardrobe consists of mostly black.

Being in the spotlight has always made me feel weird--so I’m happy being the wallflower. I've always been the quiet, quirky one. I recently dove into the ennegram and am definitely a Type 9 (the peacemaker). I believe that’s why I love being a photographer, because YOU get to be in the spotlight while I get to document one of the biggest days of your lives! I love to see the things that make people light up, laugh out loud, and photograph that for everyone to see

 
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I Believe:

  • Your time together is precious. Dating and now marrying a military man has meant a lot of time apart. Dating long distance for 3 years and him leaving for months at a time for his job has taught us to never take for granted the days we have together. We never know when we may have to be apart.

  • Hold tight to your core people Yep, you know who I’m talking about. Maybe it’s your immediate family or your best friends from college. The time you get to spend with your “core people” is refreshing and breathes life into you. When you gather them all together on your wedding day, I want you to take in your time celebrating with them.

  • Everything should be documented. Keep a record of the life you’re creating! Photos are more than just ways to capture your life. They plant the roots of your legacy.

My Approach

My laidback and quiet personality definitely guides how I am as a photographer. My ultimate goal on your wedding day is to make the photography side of things a calm, relaxing experience while getting the best photos of you two on your wedding day. Wedding days fly by and when you look back on you wedding photos, I want you to relive that day and to even see moments you didn’t know were happening or ones that just slipped by too quick. On your wedding day I am there to serve you and I will work my butt off to do that. I take a documentary approach to your wedding day, meaning I’m there to photograph every moment, happening, and detail that I can. When it comes to portraits, group photos, and family photos I will guide everyone with posing, but will also give you prompts to get those unposed candids you want for your husband and wife portraits. My editing style is on the vibrant and colorful side with golden tones shining through! I love weddings and sessions that allow me to primary use natural light for my photos. If you love the style of my photos and think you’ll get along with a really chill photographer then I would LOVE to chat with you about your wedding day or engagement/portrait session!

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F.A.Q.

Where are you located?

I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado! So I’m within driving distance to Denver and all mountain areas! Also, I grew up in New Mexico, so I travel back there often.

Do you travel? If so, what fees are expected?

Yessss!! I love to travel! If I can get there by car or plane, then I’ll be there!

In Colorado: Anywhere 3 hours beyond Colorado Springs may require travel fees (hotel + gas). Trust me. Nobody wants me driving back home for three plus hours after an 8 hour wedding day. That can get a little sketchy.

In New Mexico: Locations within 2 hours of Clovis, NM will receive a 15% discount on wedding packages! Why you ask? Because that means I also get to see and stay with family. If your wedding is in Albuquerque/Santa Fe or elsewhere in New Mexico  then a hotel + gas fee will be needed.

What’s in your camera bag?

I shoot with a Nikon 610 and a 50mm and 35mm Nikon lenses. For your wedding day I have another backup Nikon 610 camera and will have 1-2 additional lenses depending on the type of wedding (24-70 or 70-200).

I also own a Mamiya 645 film camera and Nikon F100 that you may see me with too! I love shooting film and try to incorporate it as much as I can on a wedding day or at a session.

What’s your experience shooting weddings?

I was lucky enough to get to travel all across Texas to cities like Dallas and Austin, for two years second shooting for a luxury wedding photographer! Working with Becca has given me the confidence to approach a wedding day and know that I am fully capable to handle every situation and to fully serve my couple the best way possible.  For the summer of 2018 I second shot weddings across the state of Colorado and photographed 1 wedding of my own. Prior to this summer I’ve photographed a handful of my own weddings in New Mexico too. In 2017 I had to take a break from photography due to a miserable full time job, but now I am fully pursuing photography and am booking 2019 weddings! I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many talented wedding photographers who have fully prepared me and shown me how to successfully document and serve a couple on one of their happiest days.

What is your booking process?

To book an engagement, portrait, or other session please fill out a contact form. We’ll hop on a short phone call or meet up for drinks or coffee to hear about your love story and vision for your wedding day. Next, I’ll send over a contract and payment information. Typically, payment can be made before the session or is due the day of the session.

To book your wedding I require a 25% deposit along with a signed contract. The remainder of the total cost is due one week before your wedding day. With most of my couples I divide the cost into three or four different payment you pay every few months leading up to the month before your wedding. We’ll chat and decide what type of payment plan works best for y’all!

Do we receive the RAW images from our wedding or session?

Sorry, but no. I take 1000+ photos on your wedding day and the major part of my job as your photographer is to cull and edit those photos to tell the story of your wedding day. Plus, part of why you hire me is for my creative eye and for my style! The final edited photos you receive are the best photos from your wedding day or from your session! If it’s a good photo you can guarantee that I’m going to edit it and include it in your final gallery. However, if you feel like there’s a photo that I took, but didn’t deliver to you please ask!

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