Are you into photoshoots that feel more like date nights, playing in the gorgeous Colorado Scenery, and creating real moments in front of the camera?! Then I'm your girl!

Say goodbye to feeling awkward and not knowing what to do with your hands! You deserve to have photos that are as enjoyable to take as they are beautiful! It can be awkward being in front of the camera, but with my approach, I guide you each step of the way so you're comfortable and having fun. Taking the awkward out, we create authentic moments together capturing real emotion to tell your real story! 


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"CAPTURING YOUR LOVE AND EVERY MOMENT IN BETWEEN"

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Black Canyon Inn

Lauren and EJ had the PERFECT wedding day! They got married in Estes Park at the Black Canyon Inn. The forecast started out with a high chance of rain and thunderstorms most of the afternoon! While everyone was getting ready there were a few sprinkles of rain, but once the ceremony started the skies held off! In fact, not only did they hold off but the clouds parted and the sun came out!! By the time sunset came around there was not a cloud in the sky!

Flying Horse Ranch

Flying Horse Ranch is a gorgeous venue located in Larkspur. This venue has so many incredible details. From the light and airy barn to the elegant ranch house! This was the perfect venue for Jessica and Jake to show off their romance.

The Stanley Hotel

Justin was shaking from nerves as he tried to tie his bowtie. The other groomsmen look up instructions online as they helped each other out. Justin had to look perfect when Natalie walked down the aisle.

Natalie came down the aisle escorted by her dad and just looked on as his eyes filled with tears. Once Natalie reached him she smiles with tears in her eyes and reached for his bow tie to try and fix it!

Natalie and Justin dreamed of having their wedding at The Stanley Hotel for a long time. What started as a joke among friends and family became a reality as they planned their beautiful wedding in the Rocky Mountains.

Blanc - Denver

Lauren and Connor love downtown Denver. They got ready at the Source hotel with great views of Downtown Denver. Their ceremony and reception was held at Blanc which is in the middle of RINO Art District. They enjoyed the perfect summer evening outside to celebrate!

Boulder, CO

"A boy asked a girl to prom... I was on my way to French class when a tall Senior tapped me on the shoulder. "I know your friends told you I was going to ask you. Would you go to prom with me, Chloe?"

I said, "Yes! Of course!" We then parted ways, and occasionally texted about the prom that was a month away. Alex agreed to pick me up for school on the day of the prom so we could have an actual conversation before spending the evening together. It was one of the most comfortable and genuine conversations I've ever had."

Barn At Racoon Creek

It was such a special wedding day for Kaity and Kevin. After having to change their wedding plans over and over again the summer of 2020, they were so excited to finally be getting married! Their closest friends and family came to celebrate these two at the beautiful Barn At Racoon Creek.

The Pinery

Allison and Drew dreamed of having their Colorado Springs wedding in the summer time, and it could not have been a more beautiful day or Venue. Any Colorado Springs wedding photographer would tell you that The Pinery has many elegant and stunning features, from the bridal suite to the mountain views at the ceremony site! It is certainly a romantic venue to celebrate your wedding day with all your friends and family!

The Saint Vrain

Geena and Tommy had the most gorgeous vow renewal ever! They are such a unique couple, and their day reflected that! One of my favorite parts was the smoke bomb exit at the end of the night. It made for such fun and romantic photos!

Garden Of The Gods

These two love to travel the world together. Although 2020 has kept them in their home town, it didn't keep Trevor from proposing! After glamping in the Colorado wilderness and taking a sunrise hot air balloon these two got engaged! To celebrate they wanted to take photos at a location that was filled with childhood memories and very dear to them!

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"When Kari first sent just the sneak peaks of our photos I couldn't believe how beautiful they were, they looked like art! Kari was our dream wedding photographer. She went way above and beyond what we could have expected or asked for. Not only did she make the day run so smoothly, but she also delivered our images extremely fast! And I can't stop looking at our photos"

"Kari was the wedding photographer of our dreams!"

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Kari is THE BEST. My fiancé and I were a little nervous going in to our engagement shoot, as we can both sometimes be a little awkward in front of the camera, but Kari made us feel so comfortable right away. Kari is the ultimate hype-woman. She delivered our full gallery so quickly and full of
amazing images that surpassed our expectations.

"You can tell kari really loves to get to know her couples and make a connection beyond just any photographer."

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"Kari is the best photographer I have ever worked with. She is so supportive whether it be engagement photo locations, pose’s, or just a friendly face she is your girl. But also don’t get me started on that lighting and photo editing I can just go on. So to say the least, she is worth it to choose as your photographer!

"Kari made us feel at ease and confident in front of the camera"

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"When Kari first sent our photos I can't believe how beautiful they were, they looked like art! We were SO blessed to have Kari as our photographer. She went way above and beyond what we could have expected or asked for. Not only did she help the day run so smoothly, but she also delivered our images extremely fast! I can't stop looking at our photos"

"Our pictures were more beautiful than we could have hoped for."

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"I am SO glad that we found Kari! From the first meeting, she was warm and professional. She answered all of our questions and we felt an immediate connection that continued into our photo session. She made us feel SO comfortable and provided great coaching throughout the day. She has gone above and beyond to surprise and delight us and I can't recommend her enough!"

"THE PHOTOS KARI TOOK ARE STUNNING AND PERFECTLY CAPTURE OUR RELATIONSHIP"

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Lauren and EJ were determined to get married this year! Even after having to move their wedding back because of COVID,  their closest friends and family flew from Texas to come celebrate this amazing couple in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Oh Man did Colorado show off for these too! They got married in Estes Park at the Black Canyon Inn. The forecast started out with a high chance of rain and thunderstorms most of the afternoon! They day started off with a light drizzle, but once the ceremony started the skies held off! In fact, not only did they hold off but the clouds parted and the sun came out!! By the time sunset came around there was not a cloud in the sky! 

Lauren + E.J.

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