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Oh, hey! I'm Skylar!

I’m a Colorado wedding photographer who photographs weddings in Colorado Springs, Denver, at Colorado mountain resorts and anywhere else in the state. I'm known for always-smiling, being crossfit-obsessed, and my laidback approach to life. I live in Colorado Springs with my 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 Believe:

  • Your time together is precious. Dating and now being the wife of 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 “favorite 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.

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

My Approach

My goal on your wedding day is to make the photography experience a calm, easy-going experience while getting the best photos of you two on your wedding day. When you book me I am here to serve you and I will work my booty off to do so. I take a documentary approach to your wedding day, meaning I’m there to photograph all the special moments happening and every small detail I can. I’m efficient with wedding party and family photos, and step-up to keep everyone on track. I’ll guide you through husband and wife photos to get solid portraits and the sweet candid moments too. My editing style is vibrant and colorful with golden tones shining through! I love weddings and sessions that allow me to primarily use natural light for my photos.

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F.A.Q.

Where are you located?

I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado! I’m within driving distance to Denver and all mountain resort areas (Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Winter Park, etc.). 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% off 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 normal travel fees will be added.

What’s in your camera bag?

I shoot with a Nikon d750 and a Nikon 610. I use 50mm, 35mm, and 85mm Nikon lenses.

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’ve been shooting weddings since 2016 across New Mexico and Texas. In 2018 I moved to Colorado and had a miserable teaching job that when the school year ended, I got the heck outta there! 2019 is my first full-time wedding season in Colorado and I’m getting to work with 12 incredible, sweet couples.

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 to hear about your love story and vision for your wedding day.

To book your wedding I require a 50% 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 1500+ 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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