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Oh, hey! I'm Skylar!

I'm the always-smiling, crossfit-obsessed, obvious pun-making, hopelessly in love creative + photographer behind Skylar Rain Photography. I live in Colorado Springs with my soon-to-be husband and our black kitty cat! I grew up on a farm in New Mexico and love traveling back home any chance I get (bring me the green chile!). I’m a Colorado wedding photographer who photographs weddings in Colorado Springs, Denver, and all across the state.

Being in the spotlight makes me feel weird--like, I’m happy being the wallflower.
I've always been the quiet, quirky one, but that's led to my official title of Professional Observer. I love to study the things that make people light up, laugh out loud, beam with passion, and capture that for everyone to see. ESPECIALLY between two people in love.

 

Whether it's...

  • The breath of relief when you sink into each other's arms

  • The unstoppable laughter no one else understands (because relationships can get weird)

  • The hug that stops time,

...the best love stories are the ones that start at a slow burn and grow even more wild by the simplicity and joy in everyday life. That’s all fancy wording for saying: I freakin’ love photographing couples wildly in love!

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I Believe:

  • Simple is sweet. What makes a wedding magic is YOU, not a million meaningless details!

  • Make the cake from a box. Why waste time on things the WORLD or PINTEREST--tell you to do when you can have just as much joy when you cut out the unnecessary things? Your time is so precious. Choose to spend it wisely.

  • Everything should be documented. Keep a record of the life you've crafted! Photos and journals are more than just ways to capture your life. They plant the roots of your legacy; make sure they RUN DEEP.


F.A.Q.

Where are you located?

I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado! I grew up in New Mexico, so I also 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 2 hours beyond Colorado Springs will require fees for a hotel + gas. Depending on the location, the hotel may be a 1 or 2 night stay. Trust me. Nobody wants me driving back home for two plus hours after an 8 hour wedding day.

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 typically rent another backup Nikon 610 camera and will rent 1-2 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 11 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 tool. 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. 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 month 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! I promise I deliver all the photos that I know you’ll want and maybe even some you could care less about. However, if you feel like there’s a photo that I took, but didn’t deliver to you please ask!

It's my mission to bring out the adventure that lies in building a life with the one you'll love forever by illuminating the wild simplicity of YOUR true love story.

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