Everything in Sara and Max’s wedding had so much sentiment, meaning, and love behind it. She got dressed in her parents house and walked over to the ceremony, which was held in an old building where she used to play as a little girl when it was abandoned. For our sunset portrait session we snuck away from the party and took a hike down a short little quiet trail to a lake where they used to play as children. It’s hard to pick one favorite thing about this wedding, but I’d have to say my favorite element was just how excited they both were to go on a hike and have some time alone in the woods. Definitely my kind of people!
It’s time for part two of Cory and Bethany’s awesome two-day session! I love the vast simplicity of the Algodones Sand Dunes in California. It was the perfect setting for this fun session. In case you missed part one, it was an adventure Joshua Tree session and you can find it HERE!
I have always wanted to do a session in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado, in the winter, during a snowstorm. And I finally did! When we scouted it was bright and sunny, but as soon as we started shooting the snow started falling hard and it was incredible. So glad that Joe and Madison were up for braving the storm! Colorado adventure session by Colorado wedding photographer Katch Silva
Some sessions are too good to forget. I have been going through older work and updating my portfolio, and I decided to re-edit this session because its still one of my favorites ever. Hannah and David are lovers of the outdoors, so I wanted to find an awesome spot for their shoot. I had heard about this particular location from fellow climbers, and it turned out to be really epic. We met before sunrise and shot on these cliffs through the foggy morning. So good.
Working with creatives is one of my favorite things to do. Especially when they love each other and have a passion for the outdoors and for photography as well. I had the pleasure of working alongside my friend Ben Sasso to photograph Joel and Maggie Bear to create beautiful images of their love for each other and for adventure. After just a few minutes of meeting we became instant friends and everything just flowed. We wanted to make sure this was a true Colorado adventure session, and Colorado National Monument was a perfect location. We drove around all afternoon, finding spots to stop at, walk around and photograph. We camped together that night and shared stories and ideas over hot tea under the stars. If it were up to me, all my sessions would end this way. I can’t wait for more adventure sessions like this one.
I love everything about the state of Montana. The mountains (of course), rivers, lakes, and wildlife. So when I got the opportunity to shoot a beautiful wedding by a lake in Whitefish, Montana, I knew it was gonna be more than amazing. A huge thanks to Carrie Ann for having me along to shoot this with her.
I had a lot of fun in the studio creating and photographing for a collaboration I did with Ben Sasso a few months ago. Here are a few frames from a short little styled shoot we did!
Sometimes all you need is a really a sweet ceremony, an awesome portrait session, and a hell of a party. I’ll let the photos tell the story!
Cory and Bethany are two really amazing creatives with an awesome sense of style and a fun spirit. I got to spend two afternoons with them, exploring sand dunes and desert landscapes while listening to silly playlists and braving the cold. I got to know them enough to know that I can’t wait to see where life takes them next, and I can’t wait to visit them in the Northwest and explore more. It was an honor to get to create something with these talented individuals, and as always, really fun to shoot this with my good friend Ben Sasso. Check out his blog for the other half of this shoot, the sand dunes. I’ll be posting that one soon!
I’ve hiked and camped in Big Sur before, but shooting a rad elopement here was a first. I met Ashley and Tom as they were getting ready for their sweet intimate day together, and then we drove to a redwood forest, hiked until we found the perfect spot, and they read their vows to each other. It was so intimate and sweet, they got to have their moment under giant redwoods, and after that we went exploring. Adventurous couples are absolutely my favorite people to collaborate with. A big thanks to my friend Ben Sasso for having me along to document this awesome adventure.