My story

I fell in love with photography at a young age, but my career got started in 2011 when I was asked to photograph the wedding of some dear friends. That experience opened up a creative window that I haven’t been able to leave behind. Years later and I still get goosebumps when clients tell me that my photographs brought them so much emotion, and I fall in love with this art all over again.

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The most intimate sign of affection you can give someone is giving them your undivided attention. I think that’s incredibly rare.

- M. Bliss

 

meet Colleen

Hello and thank you for stopping by to learn more about me! I understand that investing in a photographer is a big commitment, and I’m honored that you’ve considered working with me.

I enjoy working in natural light settings and documenting all things beautiful around me. Hearing my clients’ gratitude for the photographs that I’ve been able to provide them with are the reason I fall in love with my profession over and over again.

I truly value all of my clients and see them as friends, and together I am confident that we can bring your vision to life and capture memories for a lifetime. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have!

 
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FAQ

 

Is it worth it to hire a wedding planner?

I can’t recommend a wedding planner enough! Having a wedding planner or coordinator is a GAME CHANGER. There’s no reason a family member or close friend should give up their ability to enjoy the day celebrating your love. Having a planner keeps the day running smoothly, ensures all vendors have what they need in advance, and removes day-of worries that you don’t need to be concerned with.

I have no idea how to pose!

I know first-hand that being in front of the camera is awkward! Most of us aren’t comfortable with this experience, and it’s my job to pose you and provide direction on interactions and such. My goal is to create environments that make you feel the most natural and comfortable, because that’s what leads to images that you’ll be happiest with for years to come. I promise as the day goes on, you’ll feel less and less aware of your vulnerability and just go with the flow!

 

What’s the best time of day to schedule a shoot?

Timing is everything! During the summer months, I encourage these shoots to be scheduled as close to the sun setting or rising as possible. The best lighting comes within an hour of each, and gives that dreamy, glowy appearance that I love so much. If your session is in the winter or on a gloomy day, timing is not as important. The clouds provide a natural diffused light that captures really well on camera. If you want to pick a location more remote or hard to get to, it’s important to think backwards and factor in the travel time. I’m always up for a drive to the beach or hike up the mountain, so let’s plan accordingly!

What should I wear for my portrait?

Think timeless! You want to be happy with these photos for years to come, so wardrobe should reflect a classic and timeless look. Neutral colors photograph well that aren’t too busy in print or pattern. And most importantly, it should reflect your personality and style.