Hello, and welcome! I’m Josie V, a destination wedding photographer based out of Colorado and Utah. I specialize in creating vibrant editorial photographs for the modern couple who lives in the moment and values artistic expression. Josie V produces fine art photography done seamlessly. I create space for you to be in the moment and soak in your day. I’ll be your gentle guide helping you feel comfortable in front of the camera. As a natural connector, I pride myself on being able to balance the energy in the room and capture authentic personalities. By the end of the day, you’ll (almost) forget that the camera is there. I will prompt you if need be, but I’ll also capture that tear rolling down your Grandmother’s cheek as she watches you walk down the aisle.
I moved out to Colorado the day after graduation, fulfilling a third-grade promise to myself. I fell in love with the Rockies and have been here since. I love exploring and being small amongst nature. I was drawn to photography initially through landscapes and found my niche when I started to compose humans in with those landscapes.
I’m an enneagram 4 and am a true romantic at heart, but you can usually find me binging true crime podcasts (what’s up murderinos).
I’ve worked with the arts all my life but discovered my ultimate medium through the lens. I am grateful to have found a job that I am so passionate about, and I am humbled every day to help capture memories that will be cherished by generations to come.
“We will forever be grateful for the moments Josie captured for us on our wedding day. As a couple who doesn’t enjoy being in front of the camera lens we were shocked to see how amazing we did look in her photos! She didn’t have to photoshop our awkwardness out because she so naturally helped us pose and made us feel comfortable as she snapped away. Not only is she a great vendor, but she is also a wonderful person. We liked her immediately as we sat down the first time to discuss what moments we were hoping to capture at our wedding. We got those moments and so much more! She is adept at reading the room and finding that candid shot, but also being able to capture the beauty of an outdoor landscape. We now have such a beautiful collection of wedding photos documenting special moments with friends and family, and also naturally stunning portraits of my husband and I framed by mountain landscapes. She helped make our wedding day more enjoyable and fun. We can’t say enough good things about our wedding photos by Josie!”
“We hired Josie for our destination wedding on Puget Sound in WA. The announcement of our engagement and wedding was a surprise to immediate family that was invited and Josie was there to capture it all. She was totally on board with our plan and captured genuine reactions and emotion as she hid off the side as we told our families what was going on. On the day of the wedding, Josie was there to capture it all. But, it never felt like she was there. You would see her for a minute and the shed be gone. She captured everything leading up to the wedding as everyone got ready. The way that she operates and just blends in allows Josie to capture memories that are not staged. That said, when it came time to capture posed photos she made sure every detail was thought of. Josie also utilized everything in her surroundings. She observes the landscape is the venue and knows where to capture the best images at the right time with the best light. She is a true professional and worth every penny and then some. I can absolutely see her being booked solid as her name and reputation grow. If you have the chance work with Josie, you be so grateful you did.”
“My wife and I hired Josie for our wedding day and she took the most authentic photos. There is a specific sequence of photos that make us cry, laugh, and giggle every time we look at them. She has a talent to capture every true moment. We got married at City Hall, but the photos she took were spectacular. She focused on us and the importance of our union as a same-sex couple. She gently guides you if she wants to capture a specific shot and makes the entire process fun. She provides high-quality photos and edits in the most natural way. Josie is kind and friendly and willing to go above and beyond for a great shot. My wife and I highly recommend Josie, and encourage you to book her for all your special moments.”