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Happy 2016!

December 31, 2015 | Portraits, Weddings

There is so much to look forward to going into 2016! But I want to take a quick moment to look back over some of the amazing people I was able to work with in 2015… much more to come but here is a snippet of the past year. Thank you to each and everyone of you for entrusting me to capture your special moments in time. I never lose sight of what a privilege it is to be there with you. All the best, Rachel

Community, Love, Support- That’s what life is all about!

June 9, 2015 | News, Portraits

Lizzy (a local 14 year old battling her third round of stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma) and her family really wanted to go to the U2 concert in Denver this past weekend, but it was out of reach financially, until the local community came together. Tricia Canonico a Fort Collins resident and one of the great ladies behind the Suburban Bitches Blog, (who did not personally know Lizzy and the Lawtons, besides taking Meredith’s great spin class at the gym!) heard about this and thought… “WE can make this happen” and she started brainstorming and talking to… Read More »

Family Vacation- Film Only!

May 8, 2015 | Personal, Portraits

Well, school will be out for the summer before we know it and I am finally posting my images from last summer! Before we headed out for our 4th of July in Vail and then our road trip to Minnesota, I decided that I would ONLY use film and my iPhone to document our adventures. It was a wonderful challenge and made me slow down and appreciate things before clicking the shutter. And I was able to capture the moments I was really going after. It was a wonderful exercise for me, and I think I may… Read More »

Sam & Megan -Vail Engagement Session

May 5, 2015 | Weddings

Oh how I am looking forward to Sam and Megan’s fall wedding in Vail. These two are just darling and so much fun to be around! I have had a great time getting to know them between our first initial meeting and then this super fun engagement session outside of Vail Colorado. Sam is a wonderful photographer, so he had a great vision for scouting locations. We met along the side of the road and ventured into the fields by an abandoned train track. Megan and Sam shared a little bubbly to easy “camera nerves” and then… Read More »

Guss – A Life Saver

April 28, 2015 | Personal, Portraits

And that life would be mine. I met Guss 30 years ago on December 7th. We didn’t plan the meeting (of course), but the stars aligned and  he just happened to be the magnificent paramedic who showed up on the scene when I was in an automobile accident. Guss had a sixth sense that day, and he insisted that they didn’t leave the site of the crash when he saw one loan boot and no child to go with it. He searched the roadside, and low and behold he found me in the ditch. Without… Read More »

Katie & Matt – Gunnison River Farms Wedding

April 27, 2015 | Weddings

We had a great adventure heading over and through the Rocky Mountains to get to the Western Slopes of Colorado for Katie & Matt’s wedding.  We stopped along the way to admire the yellow aspens and the stunning weather. When we arrived we found the beautiful property of Gunnison River Farms tucked into the Gunnison River Valley Basin and we knew that we were in the right place for Katie & Matt’s wonderful wedding. Matt has been a fly fishing guide here for the Black Canyon Anglers for over a decade and when they were planning their wedding they knew that… Read More »

Autumn

April 26, 2015 | Portraits

I love when I have the opportunity to witness the next phase of my wedding couple’s journey as they add more to their love stories. The first phase of Abby & Andrew’s love story that I was able to capture was their awesome engagement session tucked in the foothills north of Fort Collins, at their family cabin. Then it was on to Abby and Andrew’s super fun wedding at the beautiful Della Terra Mountain Chateau.  Since then I have been fortunate to be able to see Abby and Andrew during their next adventure by frequenting their delicious Food Truck… Read More »

Featured on The Knot- Julie & John’s Rustic Wedding at Ten Mile Station

April 21, 2015 | Weddings

What a treat it is to see Julie & John’s beautiful, heartfelt and fun wedding at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge featured on The Knot Real Weddings. Julie and John were so wonderful to work with! Hop on over to The Knot to read all about the wonderful details of their day and how they chose St Mary’s Church and Ten Mile Station for their perfect destination wedding in Colorado.    

Farmstead

April 11, 2015 | Personal

I love this farm. If you haven’t seen my house, you may not know that I have an affinity for barns. We have photos and wood block prints of barns throughout our house. And we recently installed a reclaimed white washed barn wood wall. This farmstead and barn are across the street from our house and neighborhood, and I love looking at it everyday as we leave our house. I knew some development was going to come into the area, and I tired to contact the owners of the property..because I would really love to photograph more… Read More »

Fort Collins Farmstead Family Portrait Session

April 10, 2015 | Portraits

It was a blast photographing this darling family. When I pulled up to their house, I said… you live in my dream house! I had been down the street before with my husband and we both had commented on how beautiful the house and yard were. I adore their property and the old farmhouse, and what is not to love about that gorgeous red barn!  It was the perfect backdrop for our portrait session. We had a wonderful afternoon exploring their property and getting some fun shots of the family. Thank you so much for… Read More »

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