First off, we are a husband and wife photography and cinematography team... AND WE LOVE IT.  We've been married for 17 years and together for 19.

We collect photo-booth strips from every vacation and event that we can

We are MAJOR foodies and love experiencing new restaurants and dives. Pairing a glass of wine with the perfect bite is like heaven and we can frequently be found attending a delicious farm-to-table meal alfresco.

We love to travel and do our best to “blend in” to get a taste of the local life. But I’m pretty sure we stand out like a sore thumb.

Britni's background is in the Performing Arts and Jeremy's is in Music Ministry.
  

We're Jeremy + Britni

Jeremy and I met in Junior High on the youth worship team at our home church.  I didn't remember him super well, but Jeremy certainly remembered me when we found ourselves years later working on the church's Christmas Production.  He was the Worship Intern and I was the productions director.  We casually flirted back and forth, him bringing me my favorite coffee from Starbucks scored him major points.

How We Met

The best way to know someone is to know what they love. And not just what they love, but why they love it.  

our First Date

OUR LOVE STORY
Chapter One:

During the Christmas Production one night, Jeremy approached me and said "a group of us are going out to dinner if you want to come"?  I said sure and to my surprise, there was Jeremy all by himself at a table.  Apparently, no one else came (because no on else was invited).  We had a great conversation and I remember him asking for my number.  Then seconds after leaving getting a call... and it's Jeremy laughing hysterically.  He just wanted to make sure the number I gave him was real.  
Then one night I asked Jeremy if he'd like to join me at a local dinner theater to see a musical (I didn't tell him it was Cats).  He came, we went and it was in my opinion our first date.  The real question is... did Jeremy's night out with a group even count as a first date?  You decide.

Our First Date

This will FOREVER be up for debate... on who asked who

our Proposal

OUR LOVE STORY
Chapter TWO:

We'd been dating for one year and I got an "early" Birthday gift.  It was a letter telling me he was taking me on a trip for my Birthday.  And it wasn't until we were at the airport, that the location was revealed... he was taking me to Australia.  WHAT?  He had gone to school at Hillsong and was anxious to take me there too.  So once we arrived we went for a hike in the Blue Mountains to see the waterfalls.  It was on the hike I could see a HUGE box in his cargo pocket and knew the moment was coming.  I was all nerves, would I cry?  How would I respond?  But it was when he got down on one knee that my heart stopped and I realized I got to be his for the rest of my life and said YES!

Our Proposal

"Hey, pack your bags.  I can't tell you where you're going, but you're going to need your passport."

our wedding

OUR LOVE STORY
Chapter THREE:

Jeremy and I were married in 2006 at the Buell Theater's, Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom.
We had looked endlessly at venues that could affordably handle over 300 guests and just kept coming back to this.  It was absolutely the perfect place for our creatively theatrical hearts.  The guests were seated at tables for the ceremony, which transitioned seamlessly into a cocktail hour at sunset and right into our reception.   My most memorable moments are walking down the aisle (both of us in tears), the joining prayer our Pastor prayed over us, and the AMAZING photos we had done by our good friend Steve Stanton Photography.  Look him up... he's ridiculous. 
And I mean... we got our names on the marquee.  Which in and of itself is pretty cool.

Our Wedding

"From Here to Eternity"

The Girard CREW

OUR LOVE STORY
Chapter four:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou

Britni

ALL ABOUT

FAVORITE ACTIVITY:
GO TO COFFEE ORDER:
HOBBY YOU LOVE:
NACHOS OR TACOS:
BOOK SERIES:
FAVORITE MUSICAL:
GO TO KARAOKE SONG:
FAV COCKTAIL:
Crazy Job I've Had:
DREAM DESTINATION:
ENNEAGRAM:

DANCING
BROWN SUGAR CORATADO
CHALKART & DIY CRAFTS
NACHOS
THE HUNGER GAMES
IN THE HEIGHTS
ANYTHING CELINE DION
OLD FASHIONED
Princess B-Day Performer
Iceland or Santorini
3 "The ACHIEVER"

Well... this is me! And I am SO HAPPY you're here.  I'm not a huge fan of talking about myself, but I sure do love making people laugh and telling a good story.  I’m in charge of a lot of things... except dishes.

I've been dancing and singing since I was 3 years old and worked professionally as a musical theater actress, director and choreographer for over 20 years.  One of my most meaningful achievements was owning a Theater Company for 17 years and a performing arts school during that time.

I’m the lead photographers and one of the primary communicators for Team Girard. My strengths are in the creative, innovative and organizational side of things and I thrive being around people.

FUN FACT:  I LOVE to cook.  Cooking is one of my love languages.  One day I'd like to have a supper club or Bed and Breakfast 

Fun-loving Wedding and Portrait Photographer, Business Coach, Mom to Three Hilarious Kiddos, Performer, Prankster, Believer and Wife to the most amazing man (Jeremy).

Jeremy

ALL ABOUT

FAVORITE ACTIVITY:
GO TO COFFEE ORDER:
HOBBY YOU LOVE:
steak of steak:
Favorite author:
GO TO KARAOKE SONG:
FAV COCKTAIL:
SHOW YOU NEVER MISS:
CRAZY JOB I've Had:
DREAM DESTINATION:
ENNEAGRAM:

SNOWBOARDING
latte
music of any kind
steak
donald miller
Your Song or My Girl
Whiskey Straight
Any Marvel Mini Series
Singing Telegram Delivery
Iceland
7 "The Enthusiast"

Hey everybody. I'm Jeremy and I'm the lead film maker and photographer for BGP. Getting to work creatively along side my wife Britni is one of life's greatest adventures. We thrive working side by side, be it in production, design, music and even cooking. JK... Britni owns the kitchen.

I've had the privilege of working on staff as the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at our home church for the past 8 years and I've been in full time ministry for over 18. I love our rare days at home, but on the days that we’re on the road, we enjoy a great Podcast or singing our faces off in the car to rock anthems and yes... musical theater.

 On the day of shooting, you'll see me as a primary shooter and all things tech and gear.  Licensed drone pilot and organizer of family portraits.

FUN FACT:  Michael Buble' sent us well wishes on our wedding day by way of a United cocktail napkin


"The Muscle" and The Fun, Wedding Photographer and Videographer, Educator, Dad, Worship Pastor, Musician and Husband.

#GirardCrew5 as we lovingly hashtag ourselves!
These are my people, my nuggets and my whole heart.

Asher is our oldest boy, tender hearted and so creative.
Landon is our middle boy and is just like his dad in every way.
Aria is our princess.  And no we didn't name her after Game of Thrones.  We're musical people and the name was picked way before GOT.  But she is absolutely a wildflower and the perfect exclamation point to our family.

Girard Crew

Meet the Whole

"Attract what you expect, Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect, Mirror what you admire."

Our Foundation!

OUR CORE VALUES

FAITH

RELATIONSHIP

PRESENT OVER PERFECT

Perfectionist? Guilty as charged, but we’re big believers in living in the moment. Our mantra: Embrace the now, especially with our kiddos. For our clients, it's about savoring your big day, not sweating the small stuff. And for our students? Build a business that lets you thrive, not just survive. Here's to the beautifully unplanned and living life to the fullest!

INTEGRITY

Our faith is the heartbeat of our work. Every click of the camera is a moment of gratitude to God, a celebration of His blessings. We see each wedding as a divine chance to share love and joy. Our mission extends beyond the lens - guiding fellow photographers with a servant’s heart, rooted in faith. We live by a simple truth: Love God fiercely, love His people deeply, and keep our hearts focused on what truly matters.

Integrity isn’t just a word for us; it’s the soul of our business. Every interaction, every photograph is steeped in honesty and transparency. We believe in building a fortress of trust with our clients because serving you is not just our job; it’s our commitment. Our promise? To always communicate with heart, ensuring that our journey together is as genuine as the stories we capture.

We're all about genuine connections. From capturing raw, real moments in your love story to coaching budding photographers with zero ulterior motives - it's all about friendship. Before we even think contracts, we're all about knowing you. After all, the best stories are told among friends!

First thing you should know... I LOVE LISTS.
In fact I have lists for my lists.
I could not survive without lists.
Also... I love lamp. (Anchorman reference).

I'm so excited to share with you some of my favorite things (in list form) and hope I get the opportunity to find out some of yours.  Cause... gifts are kind of my love language.

my favorite things

These are a few of

I know, I know... it's not exactly a unique fact.  But it's important to start out sharing something we can both relate to.  Not into coffee?  All good. I just love sharing how Jeremy and I's love began. 

It was over coffee. You see my hubby worked at Starbucks before we were dating and every day he would bring me my fav coffee and a pumpkin loaf.  Gifts and quality time are my love languages, so obviously he won over my heart.  Food always brings people together. 

is everything

Coffee

Deep conversations with friends, belly laughs and community all happen around the table.  We are foodies to a fault and love to have friends over to our home. 

I LOVE to cook, which is great because we believe the best relationships are built during a meal.  That's probably why we love to meet with our couples over drinks and appetizers.  We can break down walls and get to know one another in a real way.

the table

Time around

I've always been a bit of a romantic.  Timeless designs, nostalgic heirlooms and farmhouse charm are woven throughout our home.  There's something so comforting about a space that reflects a simpler time.  Old things new, rustic charm, clean and bright.  And I may or may not be obsessed with Magnolia and Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines... take my money.  

modern + rustic

my PERSONAL style

Call me a classy broad, but I love a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with friends.  But if I had to pick my favorite "happy hour" drink, it would be an old fashioned.  I love the aromatics of orange as you take your first sip.  Jeremy and I love going to local wineries and distilleries with friends for meaningful conversations and TONS of laughs.

happy hour drink

my go to

So I haven't always been a professional photographer.  But I have ALWAYS been involved in the arts.  I started off as a dancer, then went on to performing as a singer in a touring group for most of my youth.  After graduating high school, I started a theater company called Up In Lights.  It was so much fun and it was there that I had the opportunity to produce full scale musicals and work as the Artistic Director & Choreographer.  During all of that, I found a great need for strong marketing photos I could use to promote the shows.  So I started learning how to take headshots and then dance and production photos.  I think the beauty of being an artist, is you're always looking for new ways to create.

photographer

HOW i became a

There's really nothing that compares to a fall in Colorado.  It's not too hot, not too cold.  We wear layers upon layers of clothes...  cause it's Colorado and can be 72 degrees one minute and 34 the next.  The colors on the trees are perfection.  I also love this time of year because it's the beginning of a season filled with family time and traditions.  We celebrate our favorite holiday "Friendsgiving" at our home and go on adventures in pumpkin patches and hikes in the mountains every year.

is fall

my favorite season

WE LOVE TO TRAVEL so asking our favorite place to visit is like picking our favorite child.  We love experiencing new places, new cultures and new cuisine.  But some of our most memorable places are Kauai and Vermont.

BONUS FACT:  When we travel, Jeremy and I love to collect film strips as a memento.  I think it's a mix of making loads of funny faces and having someone else hold the "camera."

place to visit

my favorite

It can bring me to tears and give me all the feels.  There's something magical about a Broadway show or Live Theater Production that transcends time.  I performed professionally on stage for many years and hold a special place in my heart for Musical Theater.  We love date nights at dinner theaters.

night out

my IDEAL

It's not uncommon for everyone in our family to be having a dance party in the kitchen.  In fact it's actually strange to not have music going and our kids busting out sweet dance moves on the living room furniture.  Dance and Music are life!

BONUS FACT:  Jeremy is a musician, so always seem to have a guitar and piano within arms reach.  He's been a professional musician and artist for as long as I've known him.  And man can he croon!  

past time

my favorite

I'm not gonna lie... I love practical jokes.  And my favorite person to pull them on is Jeremy.  From elaborate April Fools pranks, to daily silliness, we make each other laugh till we're crying daily.  There's no better way to live.

And I realize it's not a prank... but I LOVE behind the scenes photos and videos.  Catching Jeremy just being his amazingly hilarious self is my favorite.  Honestly the number of photos I have of him laying in the bushes to "get the shot" is worthy of a coffee table book.  (Hmm... Christmas gift idea)

thing is to laugh

my favorite