Hi there! We're Tyler and Melanie Dexter, a husband/wife photography team based in Colorado Springs, CO, and we're excited to share some of our work with you! Picking just one shoot to share was quite the task. We decided to go with a Colorado mountain engagement session we did last fall with two of our free-spirited friends, Megan and Andrew.
Our love for photography (and each other) started in college in Oregon. We would go on dates to the beach to have a "photo competition" (we made our roommates judge!), or go on a walk together and take photos of flowers. We love that photography is something we can do and enjoy together. In 2011 we shot our first wedding for a friend, and from there our hobby developed into a business. We're always honored to be a part of one of the most important days in a couples' life; weddings continually inspire us as a couple and as artists. We thrive on the challenge of creatively capturing all the emotion of the day, and we continue to push ourselves to learn more and become a better team.
For Megan and Andrew's engagement session, we headed to Manitou Lake just outside Woodland Park, CO. Megan loves fall (hence the pumpkins), and she wanted to capture some fall color to tie the photos into their fall-inspired wedding.
We shoot mostly weddings, but we love getting our couples in front of the camera for an engagement shoot before their big day. It gives us all a chance to connect and get to know each other a little more, plus it helps us get a feel for how a couple interacts together and lets them get comfy being in front of the camera (which can be hard to do).
We describe our work as vibrant, heartfelt, and natural. We both grew up with a love for the arts and for learning, and we enjoy sharing with each other about what we're currently discovering technically and artistically. Creation is a huge inspiration for us. There is so much beauty around us, it's continually changing and never gets old even though it tells the same story to us everyday.
We've seen a lot and learned a lot over the past years when it comes to weddings, and one thing we always tell our couples is to relax! Wedding planning (and weddings) can be stressful, so stay focused on relationship - with your fiance, with your family, with your friends. That's what matters.
Thanks for being here! - Tyler & Melanie