MEET THE SMITHLEYS
we are Rob & Alyssa smithley. wedding & elopement photographers
THIS IS US
Rob and I met through working together at a local computer store. We grew to know each other more through playing music together in our local church in Denver, CO. One of our first dates was climbing Mt. Elbert, whose summit is higher than 14,000 feet high. Rob showed up in jeans and a flannel shirt looking like he was ready for a date in the city. Together we climbed the mountain and fell in love with the breath- taking views at the summit. This was the first date of many that lead us to find that we were meant to be together in the great outdoors. (Thankfully Rob's wardrobe has since adapted to be more outdoors appropriate.) That same summer we hiked many more peaks, went trail running and started planning trips together. Let's just say we caught the bug, came to life, and haven't stopped exploring since!
On a typical day Rob can be found working as a manager at a local love Nutrition World. When he isn't at work he is enjoying a good local beer from OddStory Brewing Company, training for his next trail race (he is wild), or helping serve the community through local outreach. Alyssa loves Photography and can recall stealing her parents camera to take pictures all the time when living in Europe as a kid. She also enjoys hiking, hot sauce (I put it on everything), and investing her time in the local church leading worship music.
We just built a sweet little house (with a yellow door you guessed it) in our dear city where we can plant roots with our community, have a place for Summit (our adventure dog) to run and snuggle, and have easy access to travel when our wandering hearts desire.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Rob and I are all about y’all feeling comfortable, just being 100% who you are! We want to experience with you your love story. Weird, funny, sad, and otherwise. No poses, and don’t worry we will tell you what to do with your hands :P
We are big believers in laughing so hard you cry, bad dad jokes, and reliving the moments that only the two of you even know about! These friend are the wild, real, and passionate moments of your big day that you will want to remember FOREVER!
Straight up, we want to be your friends. For us is not about you being another date on our calendar. If you are just looking for any person with a camera, we may not be the right fit for you and we are totally okay with that. We are photographers for the couple who is willing to invite us into their story. For those who are willing to be wild and get their dress dirty!
Are you eloping in the mountains? Or having a classic wedding in a chapel? Let's do it! Weddings and Elopements are what we dedicate our time to. Honestly, anywhere you want to say I DO just count us in.
If you are reading this and think you want us to be a part of your wedding adventure because it is about y’all and your story we want to hear from you!! Rob and I shoot photos that are wild, authentic, and full of colors.
We think it is no mistake you are here, YOU are unique and beautiful, so let’s collaborate to bring your story to life!