Behind The Lens...
Adventures are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on anywhere. We'll stop every part of the trail, learn all about the place, its stories, and history, feel the ground, and capture its spirit. Then we'll turn it into our own story, your unique, lifetime experience, your LOVE STORY that will live inside you for a lifetime.
Intimate Weddings + Adventure Elopement Photographer, Colorado + Beyond
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Hey there! I am an adventurer, a light chaser, road-trip lover, and an elopement + intimate wedding photographer and filmmaker passionate about capturing you among the breathtaking world around us to tell YOUR unique love story. Authentic, raw, and soulful; that's where it's at for me.
“Skadkolwiek wieje wiatr zawsze ma zapach Tatr.” Jan Sztaudynger
I am a wanderers. I love getting lost on purpose…hit the mountain trails just to find my own soul…my adventure.
This brings me back to a close to my heart memory…my last year of high school…when I lived in Poland…we went to visit Tatrzanski Park Narodowy on one of our being there experiences…and little did I know…that those memories will last a LIFETIME….located in the heart of polish mountains so close to my heart…we hiked to Lake Morskie Oko…if you love nature..it’s a must alpine hike..only 2-3 hours…but the alpine view are always mesmerizing….gah…
So…now when I look back at all those memories…little steps I have taken….EVERY SINGLE TIME I go back up at 12000 feet ..and IT FEELS LIKE HOME….it brings me back thousands miles away….for just a split second…I feel like I am in that frozen moment….still that high school girl…even the tundra smells the same…maybe there is more to those memories….just maybe…I’ve come to a full circle…now documenting the most incredible love stories….of nature lovers…boho brides not afraid to get their dresses dirty...sharing those intimate moments with boho brides….Creating soul-stirring narratives for non traditional couples, barefoot, boho brides, who prefer hiking boots over heels adventures on their wedding day, adventurous at heart. Wherever your adventure takes you, take me along the way...
My husband and I met on adventure on Monhegan Island, Maine. Feel free to ask about it when we connect! One day I will write a novel about it. It's probably the most romantic thing that we have experienced together. I'm a light chaser. I will be the first one to convince you the ONLY BEST TIME to start your big day is at 4am at sunrise. Sunday morning stay in bed snuggles are my fave. Watercolors are the reason why I love photography so much...and it all started when I was teaching art! Cinema has been a huge inspiration for filmmaking, movement....and the selective focus capturing sensual details... I wear yoga pants as a work uniform for most hiking adventures and always hiking boots when hitting the trail but if you choose for me to document your big day at your intimate wedding venue, I promise to dress up! I might have been a hummingbird in the previous life...I am truly obsessed with these tiny creatures and their adventures. My favorite lens that lives on my camera is a tilt shift lens.
Most days you can find us hosting friends for dinners ( I drink his beer, Blake makes the food) My husband, Blake (who also happens to be a very talented chef and craft brewer ) is my rock support, love of my life and partner in all crazy things we tackle in our daily adventures. We have been together 20 years, married for 18 of those, meaning I've spent more days of my life with him than without. Since Blake and I met in Maine, we call our son "Lobster." These two guys are MY everything. They are my happy place. Photo Credit Blissful Maven
Choosing me to capture You, your unique story, will mean an adventure. Watch the "behind the lens" film to grab a taste of what is to come...
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"Very few people in this world surprise me. I can honestly say that Justyna has simply amazed me. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, creativity, and most of all - her character. Justyna photographed my engagement pictures and my wedding. Her work is OUTSTANDING and it speaks for itself. More remarkable than her work is her personality and her integrity. The product aside, I can attest that working with her was remarkable. Justyna is energetic, fun, and passionate. My wife and I felt so comfortable and our experience was delightful - and her work was exceptional. I worked with many vendors to put together my wedding, all of whom did a great job. I had very high expectations and demanded much from the vendors who participated in my wedding. However, by far, my most memorable and impressionable experience was working with Justyna. I felt that Justyna was just as passionate about my experience and my wedding as I was. Her penchant for capturing pure and organic moments is unrivaled. The memories she helped to create are incredible. I cannot say enough about her or her work. As I mentioned before, Justyna’s work is outstanding, but the person is even more amazing. Justyna is a gifted photographer with an incredible ability to connect with people." Cliff+ Amy