Things I love: A mountain bike ride followed by a tasty beer. Paella. Canoeing the Buffalo River. Blues music. Poker. Carving fresh tracks in knee-deep powder. Bon Appétit magazine. Stories. Leaving the photo booth set up in our house for several days in a row. Breakfast burritos. Yoga. Green chile. Ira Glass and This American Life. French press coffee. Kansas City, MO. All of my talented, eager and wonderful journalist friends. Crème brulee. SmittenKitchen.com. New Mexico. Cruiser bikes. Hip-hop music. Table Lamps. Our cats’ silly personalities. Red couches. Olde Town Arvada. A long, road bike ride. Wolf Creek, CO. Family. Dogs. Video-editing. Rock climbing. Cappuccinos. Homemade Irish Cream Liquor. Finding a good swimming hole. My mom’s cooking and recipe knowledge. Hot springs. Challenges. Country music. Laughing to tears. P90x. Doing a pull-up from a dead hang (this is new.) Dancing. My husband’s breakfasts. The whistling teakettle. Spanish pop/rock. Gates BBQ sauce. Greece. Snowboarding socks. Making and eating sushi. My grandmother’s singing. Rap music. Making pictures. Camping. Phó. Music – a lot of it, all of the time. Playing games. Chocolate-chip cookies. Excessive dips of hummus. New friends. My incredibly fun, inspiring, encouraging and loving husband.
My first real taste of photography came when I was 16 years old and I traveled to rural Ecuador for 8 weeks on my own with a non-profit organization, Amigos de las Americas. I brought a 35mm Pentax K1000 and my mother stuffed my bag with 24 rolls of film, which seemed excessive at the time. I lived with a family in a rural Quichua village in the Andes of Ecuador. The Quichua people wore beautiful, bright clothing, indigenous to their culture and opened their homes and hearts to me and my fellow volunteer, Christina, whom I’d just met. I developed strong relationships with people in the community and as I integrated into their daily life, they were at total ease with me and my Pentax. The photographs I took during that summer in Illagua Grande, Ecuador remain among those most meaningful to me. I headed off to college in Boston with the intent to study medicine, but a few years later I changed course and graduated with a major in Photojournalism and a minor in Biology.
From 2004 to 2009 I worked as a photographer for The Daily Times in Farmington, New Mexico. I photographed rodeos, baseball games, powwows, breaking news, children in the parks, anything and everything that told a story. I loved my job. I was honored with several awards, including the New Mexico Associated Press Photo of the Year in 2008.
In September 2009, I married my high school sweetheart and we moved to Denver, where I started this business, Lindsay Pierce Photography. I’ve continued to work full-time as a photojournalist for YourHub, a weekly, hyper-local edition of The Denver Post. I cherish this opportunity to be out in the community daily, experiencing and documenting all walks of life, people, relationships and activities around Denver.
Meanwhile, I have a newfound love for documenting weddings. No matter what the assignment, I love making pictures that mean something – that tell stories and define relationships. A wedding is such a unique event when all of the important people in your life gather together in the same space at the same time. The day is full of beautiful, heartfelt moments – nerves, tears, fleeting glances and belly laughter. I love being immersed into this exciting, chaotic experience to make timeless art. By the end of every wedding, I feel like I’ve known the couple and their families for years.
Drop me a line if you are interested in my photography services – editorial, documentary, portraiture or weddings. Or, just send me a note to say, “Hello!” ☺ It will make my day.