Hi! I’m Denise – owner and lead photographer at Willow Ridge Photography in Montrose, CO. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2012 and have owned brick and mortar and on-location studios. I specialize in wedding and portrait hybrid photography and I am continually on the look out for ways to expand my portfolio.

I have a deep passion for the Lord, my family, fresh and nutritious food and for delicious golden hour sunlight. I am a blessed mama of three beautiful children and a blessed wife of a handsome, wonderful man named Matt. Our family has traveled across the country and back in the last few years, gathering memories and experiences that have settled us on the western slope of Colorado.

My passion for photography has become both my part time job and my creative outlet. It gives me a reprieve from the wonderful trenches of motherhood and also provides me with a way to give back to the hearts of others. Being behind the shutter and preserving moments in time for my clients brings me joy and drives me to keep extending my boundaries with my knowledge of photography.

I’m glad you’re here. And I hope we get to work together soon! Reach out and introduce yourself – and let’s get your shoot on the calendar!




*The above beach photos were taken by my wonderful (and amazingly talented) friend Kira Spencer (based out of Jamestown, NY) on our combined vacation –  www.litdphotography.com