Root & Blossom Photography
True-to-you photo + film for intimate weddings & elopements so you say, ‘This is us.’
Based in Denver, Colorado, we’re a married duo capturing photography and videography for intimate weddings and elopements. We’re hikers and river rafters, Star Wars geeks and music buffs. From Vermont to Chicago to San Francisco, we’ve captured weddings all over the country capturing true-to-you images that you’ll look back on and say, “This is us.”
What do you consider your style to be? Mike is a fine woodworker and professional luthier (i.e. he repairs and builds guitars by hand). Craftsmanship is a huge part of our daily lives. The artistry, commitment, and care of something hand-crafted is something we strive to show in our photography too. Mandi is a storyteller. She met Mike while earning her M.F.A. in creative writing. People have described her photography as natural and journalistic because at the heart of story is always character—you—how you hope to share your life and how you will remember it.
What are your favorite activities to do in The Rockies? We love to camp, rock climb, hike, and raft rivers. We love meeting other adventurous couples and couples with adventurous spirits, and to show them our favorite off-the-beaten path places to get married. Denver is our home base because we also love the access to its art museums, coffee shops, and live music.
What are your favorite kinds of couples to work with? The ones that... — want to strap your bouquet to your backpack and hike to your ceremony location with an epic view — aren't afraid of a little rain, in fact, you love it, along with the wind, and all of nature's gifts — dream of hopping a flight and exchanging vows in [insert your bucket list travel destination here] — can't wait to wear your Vans under your wedding dress — are stoked for the ice-cream truck / bonfire / bluegrass band that will be at your reception — plan to have a living room dance party in the mountain cabin you've rented for your close family & friends — tell your guests that a river rafting trip is part of your weekend wedding itinerary