Boulder & Denver Professional Photographer: Barb Colombo, MFA

Barb Colombo, Professional Photographer - Boulder & Denver

Barb at Her Boulder Studio

My approach to photography stems from a fine art aesthetic and a real passion for people. Photographs record the essence of the occasion, tell a story, and illuminate the unique spirit and emotions of the celebration. As a professional photographer, I combine photojournalistic candid photographs with relaxed, elegant portraiture in state of the art digital technology.

Natural moments of intimacy and joy reflect the beauty of your event, and the natural beauty of Boulder and Denver simply adds to the moment and wonder. Capturing these distinctive details is the highest intent of my work.

By combining images that are both narrative and interpretive, I create an intimate, visual story album that weaves the artistic elements of light and color together with the human elements of affinity and emotion. I respect each couples’ and families’ relationship, and remain flexible and sensitive; ever-present, yet unobtrusive. I bring professional photography that is authentic and has creative energy to preserve your glorious day. Photographic images will be a lasting testament to the love, joy, laughter and commitment you share from this day forward. Those images will provide you countless years of happiness and treasured memories. It is a unique privilege and honor to participate in your intimate events and I welcome the opportunity to help you capture the moments.

I believe that hiring a professional photographer is not just about creating great photographs, but also about the connection and relationship between myself and the couple and their families. It is also, I believe, about the ability to be comfortable amidst the intensity and intimacy of sacred events and the sensitivity to bear witness to the day’s unfolding. It is my great joy to be with you and see you just as you are.

I received my B.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I have been photographing professionally in the Boulder / Denver area since 1990 and photographing weddings full-time since 1998. My artistic niche and calling is in photographing people; I love this work!

Look forward to connecting,

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My wedding images have been featured in The Knot Wedding Pages, Wedding Bells Magazine National and Regional Editions, and Colorado Bride Magazine. I have won numerous awards from galleries and professional organizations, and my work is in many private collections, and my professional photography has been shown in galleries nationwide.

Whether you’re looking for a wedding photographer or a professional photographer for headshots, I’m excited to hear more about your photography needs. When you’re ready to engage more or ask questions about how I can help with your professional photography, make sure to reach out connect!


  • Master of Fine Arts in Photography with Honors
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Various Photographic Classes and Workshops
  • Circled the Globe by Ship Visiting 12 Countries

  • Boulder Chamber of Commerce
  • Open Arts-Boulder Colorado
  • Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in Boulder, Colorado
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
  • Member of Cambridge Who's Who