We are Paul and Katie McPherson, a husband and wife photography and videography team. We live in a small town in the four corners, it's a little bit of desert with a view of the Rockies up the road. We thrive on loving our three beautiful children and keeping up with our family. We treasure having access to such diverse terrain and thrive on adventuring throughout it.
We have a love for travel and adventure paired with great food and comfy beds. We enjoy music, Hulu and movies, especially cozied up with a bowl of ice cream on the couch together. We’re goofy and a little cheesy. We love each other deeply and aren’t afraid to show it. You might catch us making out on the sidelines or in passing during a wedding. We’re affectionate and we’re not afraid to show it. I think because we’re so comfortable that way, we have a knack for helping people get affectionately comfortable in front of the camera.
How loudly can I sing praises for Paul and Katie of Shutterfreek! Their creativity, genuine care, thoughtful attention to detail, excitement and talent is unmatched. I grew up in the Four Corners/Durango area and I knew that we needed local creatives to help us capture our perfect day in the most memorable and authentic way. Shutterfreek provided us with flexibility and clear expectations for our morning ceremony and brunch reception. They joined us at our airbnb and condos at 7:00am and dedicated their entire contracted time to making sure every little detail was captured. Katie's soft, sweet demeanor was so calming during the busyness of getting ready and Paul asked emotion eliciting questions to help capture the raw beauty of our love on our wedding day. -Samantha & Samuel
A rustic country ceremony with a barn dance reception at Triple J Ranch in Kirtland, New Mexico.
A floral-filled mountain destination wedding with a simple style and a natural color palette of white and green to blend with and compliment the beautiful scenery at Purgatory Resort.
A wedding that took over a year to plan had to be re-planned in just a few short days due to the 416 forest fire.
A simple, rustic, boho wedding at Ridgewood Event Center. A chilly outdoor ceremony on the lawn followed by a tent reception with Texas Tacos.
A color and bloom wedding day theme that was whimsical and fun with summer vibes. The ceremony was held underneath a giant willow tree and pergola dressed with handmade paper flowers.
An outdoor wedding celebration at Ridgewood Event Center filled with lush florals from April’s Garden and personalized touches honoring the groom, a firefighter.
A timeless and romantic garden wedding subtly inspired by the Lord of the Rings and the parties held in the Shire. A church ceremony followed by a tent reception at Ridgewood Event Center in Durango, Colorado.
An eclectic laid back mountain wedding in Durango, Colorado with Irish music and dancing under the cottonwoods at Ridgewood Event Center.
A rustic ranch wedding in Kirtland, New Mexico with a touch of earthy boho-glam. The ceremony was held outdoors followed by dinner and dancing in the barn.
An intimate Durango ceremony by the river at Ridgewood Event Center followed by a casual reception filled with rustic luxe florals from April’s Garden and amazing food from Durangourmet.
A simple destination Durango wedding at Ridgewood Event Center with neutral colors, wood, greenery, and Day of the Dead art.
An intimate destination wedding at Dalton Ranch in Durango with a forest green and white color palette and lots of Irish dancing.
A Rocky Mountain destination wedding in Durango, Colorado combining vintage elegance with the natural beauty of southwest Colorado.
A romantic country chic wedding in Durango with a navy blue, mint green, and light coral color palette.
From the bride, Stephanie: We wanted a wedding that was casual, fun, and not too stuffy. We wanted our style to mimic our personal lifestyle. It was important to have something small so total guest count was just 60. Justin grew up in Durango and we both love the mountains so a destination wedding in…
From the bride, Michelle: My wedding day was simple, rustic, beautiful, and full of love. I wanted to make everyone feel the simplicity of the location, not over do it with decorations, and really be able to appreciate the beauty of it. I also felt this was a way to really highlight our feelings for…
From the bride: I attended the Durango Wedding Expo and it was very helpful to have everything in one place and make a day of it. It was also nice to be able to test food, check out photographers and see all the vendors there. The deals and giveaways were great and I even won…