the engagement

Nikki and Derrick are the definition of two people who are just meant to be together, they are silly, fun and so so kind with one another. For their engagement session, they wanted something simple but pretty... and I knew just the spot. We went to Riverbend in Fort Collins which a a gorgeous area filled with trees, the river, a lake and a beautiful trail to walk along. They danced, snuggled and laughed their butts off--- so did I!

the wedding

When I first met Nikki + Derrick, I just knew their wedding was going to be so much fun. They are such a sweet and funny couple, I died laughing with them during their engagement session. When their wedding day came, I was so excited because I love shooting small weddings.... the ones that only the people who truly love you are there, and it is filled with so much joy.

Nikki and Derrick got married in their parents back yard in Greeley, Colorado with the most intricate and gorgeous tent - family style wedding!

Nikki did such an incredible job decorating her wedding. It was stunning, from the lit tent, to the perfect floral decorations on each table with adorable wine bottles. . . it was truly the most beautiful set up I have ever seen a bride create herself. Their ceremony was personal, sweet and so beautiful. These two just melt my heart and were absolutely a favorite from my small weddings this year!! I loved getting to capture this beautiful day for them.