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We love real laughs, late nights, and making beautiful images for awesome couples . 

If you're into photos that feel as real as you are, you want to look and feel amazing, and you'd like to make two new friends in the process, keep scrolling. 

we live for raw moments of love with bold, fun,
nostalgic couples

fine wedding photography in COLORADO

available for travel worldwide

I'm a mom of two (adorably crazy) kids, a wife to an ever-patient husband, and have been living my dream of capturing couples' love stories for over 10 years.

I have the tastebuds of a 5 year old. I live on pb&j and string cheese. 

I believe donuts without sprinkles are just bagels in disguise.

I believe in laughing at the most ridiculous things. Being serious is way overrated.

I believe in the power of kindness. I love interrupting the mundane in others’ lives by bringing them unexpected joy.

I told Siri to refer to me as "Princess Consuela Banana Hammock". Because Phoebe Buffay is my idol.


Bold lipstick, my pumpkin cookie recipe, ironic t-shirts, endless amounts of energy, Wine Wednesdays (and Fridays), and my secret shame - The Bachelor & The Bachelorette.

Known for:

Laughing out loud, my zest for adventure, embarrassing my kids, endless amounts of Red Bull, Margarita Fridays, and my love for photography.

Known for:

I'm not sure who gets more entertainment from Sunday morning cartoons - me or my kids.

After being a wedding photographer for more than 14 years, one of my favorite parts is making the bride and groom feel like family.

I make nicknames for everyone - including the groomsman at every wedding I've ever photographed

I love British crime shows - even though Kate makes fun of me for it.

I believe in the power of friendship, and will move mountains for those close to me.

I make nicknames for everyone. Including the groomsmen at every wedding I've ever photographed.


"Kate is not only incredibly patient, flexible, and comfortable to work with, but she also provides great energy that makes you feel relaxed during your big day. She manages to capture every shot you can imagine, and provides timeless photos that look so natural and beautiful."

"Kate is one of the most talented, joyful, fun loving, put-you-at-ease photographers I have ever witnessed. I cannot begin to express how much my husband and I love our engagement and wedding photos - the photos are artistic, timeless and so beautiful that we have them displayed everywhere throughout our home." 

"Dawn IS fabulous!!! She is so fun to work with and knows how to capture the moment. From someone who hates having their picture taken I can say that Dawn makes it fun and easy. My husband and I had both our engagement photos and wedding photos done by Dawn and her team and we could not be happier!"

When it comes to weddings, experience matters. Family dynamics, unexpected hiccups, lighting name it,  we've done it. We have been professional wedding photographers for more than a decade. And you only do something for that long if you truly love it.

Authentic style.
Unforgettable experience.
Magic through storytelling.
It's what we do.

SINCE 2007

experience matters

At some point you might tell me that you don’t like having your photo taken and that’s fine because actually everyone says that … at the start. Then the inside jokes and belly laughs begin, and you realize - your photography experience can actually be pretty dang fun.

We're pretty dang fun.

Your spouse. Your ring. Your dress. And your photos. 
You walk away from your wedding with things meant to last generations, and your photos are no exception.

We believe in heirlooms.

We are all about the love and making authentic images for our couples. This is your day, and you deserve a personal experience.

We treat you like family.

what makes us different

"Kate is truly an amazing photographer. From start to finish she makes the whole process fun and easy. No matter how many questions I had to ask she was always so patient and kind. Her fun personality makes you feel at ease throughout the whole process. Her artistic ability is absolutely stunning and my wedding pictures are the most romantic, dreamy photos I could have imagined. She really goes above and beyond to make you feel special and beautiful. I would recommend Kate to anyone and everyone who is looking for a professional photographer!! You will NOT be disappointed."

"People still haven't stopped talking about our wedding photos."

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"We had the most amazing experience with Kate. We felt like we were friends with her - she is so nice and friendly - so that made doing intimate photos less awkward. She handled complex family dynamics with a breeze. We got pictures of all the different groups within our family without anyone feeling offended when they were excluded from certain shots. She is creative, having a great eye for unique shots. Our family and friends have not stopped raving about how amazing our engagement and wedding photos are, and we absolutely love them!"

"Our wedding would not have been the same without her."

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Amy & Stephen

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"Kate Lyon is a professional, artistic, attentive, and thorough wedding photographer, and a kind human being . We felt she did not just "cover" our wedding; she worked to understand it and to document it, to reveal the beauty of it. As we page through the hundreds of photos she took of our special ceremony, we are struck again and again by how perfectly she captured our own feelings about marrying each other in front of our friends and family (feelings we couldn't process fully at the time, that Kate's photography helps us re-live)."

"She connects personally to the people she's photographing."

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sarah & meredith

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Wedding collections begin at $3500
Portrait collections begin at $590

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All wedding collections include an engagement session, two experienced photographers, professional image editing, and rights to your digital images.

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