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Hi friends, I'm so happy you're here! I find joy in the beauty of life and the way it moves people. I tear up over fresh snow on the mountains, live performing arts, mother-son wedding dances, and Jesus' love for people. I love documenting the most important moments and people in your life through the lens of beauty. And I like cake. I like to photograph cake and eat it too. 

Wife, mama, retired ballerina and enneagram 1, lover of cookies, organic living, and all things Christmas.


owner & lead photographer

As photographers we're a little obsessed with light and finding the BEST lighting we can for our subjects. In order to be the best photographers we can be, we search out light, learn to understand light, and love light - we consider this an awesome metaphor for how we want to live our lives as followers of Jesus, the Light of the world. 

We met in college in Oregon. Tyler was studying film and Melanie art when we discovered a shared love for photography. After an incredible experience with our engagement and wedding photographers we moved back to Melanie's hometown of Colorado Springs and pursued photography together. We photographed our first wedding together in 2011 and began our photography business in 2013. Melanie now runs the business as lead photographer and Tyler stays involved as a second shooter for weddings and caretaker a.k.a. Best Dad Ever to our most precious gifts - our two kiddos.

Melanie & Tyler was born out of our love for creativity, incredible experiences, and each other.

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— Katie, 2023 Bride

"Melanie has an incredible ability to make us feel at ease and comfortable.."

meet the team

your wedding photographers

After 10+ years photographing weddings Tyler still cries during vows. On days off you'll find him playing with the kids, listening to Sinatra (on vinyl) in the garage while working on a DIY project, or biking on the trail. He also lets Melanie finish all the dessert, which is one reason she knew he was a keeper. 

A genuine love for queso and candids.


co-Founder & Second Shooter 

An avid photographer since high school, Laura loves serving couples through photography and a well timed bottle of water. When she doesn’t have a camera in hand, you’ll find her adventuring with her four kids, making her next batch of chocolate chip cookies, and enjoying her daily latte! 

Jane Austen aficionado and expert train fluffer.


Second shooter

Elena has a heart for marriage and considers it an honor to capture such meaningful moments for couples in love. Her favorite parts of a wedding day include the father daughter dance (which make her cry, every time!). When she doesn't have a camera in hand, she's with her two sweet kiddos, enjoying date nights with her hubby, or planning her next home design project! 

Love languages include coffee and cozy nights at home. 


second shooter

Wine and chips & salsa

08. Our favorite post wedding snack:

a. Open a food truck
b. Own a coffee shop
c. Open a B & B
d. Start a school 

07. What is our next Dream-Business?

The Pinery at the Hill

06. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a vow renewal at:

a. Colorado Rockies
b. Colorado Springs Philharmonic
c. Colorado Ballet
d. Colorado Avalanche 

05. date nights involve our season tickets to the :

May 2011

04. We photographed our first wedding together in:

a. Volleyball Player
b. Musician
c. Soccer Player
d. Ballet Dancer


On the beach in Oregon


a. Bumble
b. Ceramics 101
c. Coffee shop
d. Church

01. Where did melanie & tyler meet?

The Melanie & Tyler Quiz

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We thrive serving couples who are looking for a bright & airy photography style with attention to detail and a pop of color. Our couples want guidance through every step of the process, from engagement session styling and location help, to posing and wedding day timeline and shot-list creation. Our brides and grooms value styled photographs of their carefully chosen wedding day details, making time for beautifully posed sunset portraits, as well as candid moments with friends and family. 

Our brides and grooms value beauty, relationships, and a guided experience

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Let's make something beautiful together

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