What could be better than spending a beautiful Colorado evening on a real western ranch, shooting shotguns, playing horseshoes while sipping lemonade or cold beer not to mention the fact that you are surrounded by your closest friends and family? Not much in my eyes. I was thrilled when Brent and Kate asked me to document part of their rehearsal dinner. It was such a relaxed evening filled with laughter and smiles all around, I knew that relaxed vibe would carry over to their wedding day.
Gwen Shoemaker is a seasoned professional photographer with 13 years of experience capturing the beauty of human beings all around the world. From Iceland to Antarctica, and Colorado to Bend, Oregon, Gwen’s passion for love and adventure has led her to specialize in wedding photography. Known for her ability to capture moments of raw emotion, she’s been humorously described by a client as an “emotion vulture,” always ready to swoop in and capture the perfect moment. Gwen’s love for travel and new experiences began when she studied abroad in rural Spain at the age of 17 and has since taken her to 15 different countries. Interestingly, it was in the least populated continent, Antarctica, where she found her true love. Gwen seeks to work with clients who share her love for the universe, are madly in love with their partners, and are full of joie de vivre.