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I met Beth and Alex at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate their engagement.

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Alex shares, “We both met in LA playing coed recreational “Sunday Funday” kickball. I joined Beth’s team because they didn’t take themselves too seriously and shortly after that I knew that she was somebody I really enjoyed being around. Not too long after that, I asked her on a date. A year after that, we both took a leap and moved across the world together; a year & a half after that we moved back stateside to Colorado where I proposed off the edge of the Colorado River, and the rest is history.”

The couple are getting married this July in Colorado. Happy engagement Beth and Alex!



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We’ve got BIG NEWS! Eric and I are thrilled to share that we are expecting our third baby in May! We’ve got tons of excitement and some stories to share.  

We have two wonderful little boys and I was sure we were going to have a third boy right from the beginning. In the fall, we had done a genetic blood test and were awaiting the results. Eric and I photographed a wedding in Georgia in November and were in the airport security line on our way home to Denver, when I received a text message, “Your results are now available.” We decided to get through the line and go sit down. The first message told us the wonderful news that our baby was healthy and low risk for any genetic concerns. The second message told us we were having a GIRL!

Sitting in the crowded waiting area of the terminal, I smacked Eric’s arm. Total disbelief. Tears. Hugs. I will never forget it! I immediately asked him to check that my name was correct on the results, so sure they had sent me the wrong information. Then I asked him to check the accuracy. Everything was correct and almost 100% accurate. WHAT??!!

I still don’t believe it! Although that hasn’t kept me from buying little bows and dresses and a whole lot of PINK..! 

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The next step was telling Ollie and Augie (5 and 2 at the time), who didn’t know a baby was on the way yet. We did some research and found a great way to tell them — have a party! We bought pink balloons, pink flowers and pink cupcakes! When the kids got home from school we told them we had a surprise. I think Ollie thought the cupcakes were the surprise! But then we asked him why he thought there was so much PINK!? As soon as we told him he said, “WOW!” Augie was a little too young to understand what was going on, but was also very excited for cupcakes. 

Since then, Ollie has recommended some really great baby names including, “Nacho Cheese, Tuna, and Batman.”  

Sharing this news with our family and friends has been wonderful! Thank you for all the sweet messages, comments and likes we’ve been getting from everyone.

Our house is about to get a lot LOUDER! and we can’t wait!

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I met Catherine and Steve and their sweet pup, Bo, at Red Rocks for their engagement session. We were lucky to have a warm winter day to enjoy the scenery.

Catherine shares, “After some serious quarantining in my tiny NYC apartment in Spring 2020, I decided to put all of my belongings into a storage unit and move to Denver to take advantage of remote work. I had a bunch of friends in Denver and I was so excited to go hiking on the weekends – it was going to be the perfect 2-month vacation!

A few days after I moved to Denver, Steve swiped into my life on the dating app Hinge. Our first date was in July 2020 and, in true pandemic fashion, we walked around City Park with takeout margaritas from Middleman. On our first date, we realized we had a ton in common. We both worked in tech and had spent a lot of time working abroad, played ice hockey as kids, and even frequented the same bars in Arlington, Virginia, in our early 20’s. On our second date, I got to meet Bo, his adorable yellow Labrador who he had adopted just 3 months before. 

Starting a new relationship during a global pandemic is a strange experience. Very quickly, we went from being strangers to road-trip companions, co-workers, and roommates. Somehow, my 2-month Colorado vacation has turned into a permanent move and I couldn’t be happier about the way things turned out. Fast forward to January 2022 when Steve proposed to me while snowshoeing in Crested Butte and I said yes! We are so excited to get married in September 2022.”

Happy engagement Catherine and Steve!


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Brandon shares, “We met online through an app called Hinge, in August of 2019. We were both pretty busy with our jobs and found it difficult to meet people organically. Our first date was over four hours full of laughter and conversation at Bar Louie, clearly a connection was made. When COVID-19 hit, it was difficult to keep our distance as Suzie was on the frontlines, but we made it work with several hours of video calling. After a year, we realized COVID wasn’t going anywhere so we were going to move in together and keep our relationship moving forward. I decided to propose when I couldn’t live without Suzie. On April 20, 2021, I couldn’t wait any longer and asked her to marry me at her bedside. She said yes! Our wedding is scheduled for June 2022 in Thornton, Colorado. Suzie and I are excited to have all of our friends and family join us for this amazing day. We can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives with each other!” 

Happy engagement Suzie and Brandon!

The Talk Denver to Me mural was a part of Crush Walls 2020, by Vicarel Studios and Ashley Joon.

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful couples who wrote such lovely reviews! Working with you and celebrating with you makes me so, so happy!

I’m thrilled to announce that my business has won these Best of Weddings Awards, which honor the top wedding vendors across America.

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Jessica Schmitt Photography has been selected as a 2022 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings and The WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards, accolades representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests.

This year, five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award.

To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.

Please check out my reviews at the knot and weddingwire and this glowing review from a happy bride, married in August of 2021, “Great eye, attention to detail, and turnaround time. For our engagement photos Jessica was extremely accomodating with our time and location requests. At the wedding she and her assistant worked their way through all the standard photos while creatively incorporating the light and venue into a number of non-traditional shots. They were able to capture the feel and energy of the event without being intrusive. Turnaround time was extremely fast and we couldn’t be happier with the end results.”

In 2021, I photographed some gorgeous weddings, including:

Anna and Jim at Shupe Homestead
Lauren and Cyrus in Napa Valley, California
Sarah and Zach at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Dillon and Whitney, Elopement at Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake
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And some beautiful engagement sessions at Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks and among the cherry blossoms and aspen trees.

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