My name is pronounced 'So-Lay' and it means "The Sun" in French. A LOT of people call me 'Sunny'. I'm a Colorado native... I know, I'm a unicorn! I grew up in the Denver metro area and attended college at Colorado State University where I majored in preforming arts and met my soulmate and partner in this crazy thing we call life. I found photography after graduation and while I was working as an administrative assistant for a local studio. After shooting weddings for four years while also holding a full-time job, I took a leap of faith in 2015 to focus solely on my photography. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE! 

When I'm not out photographing the best couples in Colorado: I'm chasing around my wild toddler, watching all things motorcycle racing husband, or snuggling up with one of my fur-babies made up of two border collies and three cats (yes, we have a small petting zoo!).

I'm Soleil!

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the simple things in life are the most beautiful

I believe

My dogs, Cats, and husband are my best friends

I believe

you should eat pancakes for breakfast everyday

I believe

you can find beauty everywhere

I believe

A gift that I didn't see until I was sitting a drab go nowhere desk job and I began wondering what the hell I was doing with my life. I wasn't giving back to society, I wasn't helping my community, and I definitely wasn't using my superpowers.

I realized that the only time I was happy at work was when I was connecting with another human being. When I felt like I had made an impact on their day. Whether it was helping them solve a problem, or just be the friendly voice on the other end of the phone. I felt good when I made other people feel good.

Unlike a lot of photographers, I didn't grow up with a camera in my hands. For a long time I felt like a poser. Like I didn't belong in the world of professional photographers who had decades more experience than I did.  


I struggled with my "Why". I loved creating beautiful images and stories from a wedding day, that much was clear, but that wasn't enough and my heart kept searching for the reason. 

Then one night on my drive back from a wedding with a huge inexpugnable smile on my face - it hit me. It wasn't about photography at all, it was about the human element. When I left a wedding, I felt like I had made an impact. That I had given all of my best self to the couple that day. That I had utilized all of my "superpowers". That's when my soul radiated and that's when I was my most happy. 

So what's my why? It's YOU! It's your family, it's your friends. It's the genuine connection I love to make with every couple. It's doing everything in my power to make sure that your wedding day is amazing. 

Photography came to me at a time of my life when I had little direction. When my soul was seeking a way to express itself. Photography was like a gift dropped in my lap from destiny.

Run a small business that helps my family

4. My biggest dream is:

I love all four seasons!

3. my favorite season of the year:

Tyler and Kiefer



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8. My hidden talent is:

I make a mean Butter Chicken!

Our puppy Moto

7. The best gift I got:

Pizza (I grew up in a pizza restaurant!)

6. My favorite food in the world is


5. My dream destination is...


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