lotr, wanderlust, beekeeping, the 10th doctor, and ever-changing hair.

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the nerdiest in all the land

photographer for the offbeat

I LOVE love and was born with a camera in my hand (blah blah all the usual photography profile junk). I photograph weddings in Denver, Grand Junction, Ouray, and all over Colorado or anywhere rad people take me. Here are the real important things you probably have been desperate to know. I have a birthmark in my armpit and am a terrible mathematician. What I lack in understanding of complex theories such as Pi (clearly a food item - apple is my favorite) and invisible numbers (if I can't see them why should I care?) I make up for in mad photography skills. 

When I am not being a jerk by taking accidental photos of my own feet, using the word 'honestly' too much, and putting the toilet paper roll on the wrong way (how awful), I enjoy going to movie premiere day showings for nerdy stuff, the 10th Doctor, anything to do with Lord of the Rings, dying my hair purple and basically anything awesome. 

It's my dream to live in a Thomas Kinkade painting. My souldog Opal is my sous chef when I cook (which is never by the way). My basset hound, Rufus, and I howl every single morning tother. It's our special bonding time. I believe wine is like the force; it has a light side a dark side and it holds the universe together. 

Basically, I'm not here to get Instagram likes, fancy photography awards, magazine features or any of that fun stuff. I just love my job and the awesome people I get to photograph. I love to travel, so take me somewhere rad.

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carrie swails

I'm an actual beekeeper, as in I keep real bees in my yard and make honey, so they're pretty important to me. I'm also a gardener and get obsessive about my flowers and huge vegetable garden. I like to grow gigantic pumpkins. That also reminds me that I like to eat food. Now you know for sure I'm a hobbit.

so what is with the bees?

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a photographer's travels

a scratch off map of my favorite places (click each place to find out why)

california

Disney + Beaches

colorado

= Home

florida

Disney, Beaches, Harry Potter

england + ireland

Harry Potter, LOTR, Downton Abbey, English Gardens

norway

= Former Home

france

= Wine

australia

= Wine, Food, Beaches

new zealand

Wine, LOTR

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the light side

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- travel
- new zealand
- tattoos
- comic con
- wearing a costume
- elopements
- my little pony high top sneakers
- the 10th doctor
- sunday mimosas
- sauvignon blanc from new zealand
- unicorns
- second breakfast
- michelle obama's arms

the dark side

- spiders
- when there is no guacamole
- copying pinterest photos
- onions when they're cooked
- being lactose intolerant
- fake people
- donald trump
- steak
- waking up to an alarm
- sharing leftover indian takeout
- wedding shenanigans with garters
- rules
- gazebos

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things I don't like

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