Meeting Beth Heller, Montessori School of Evergreen’s Head of School | Portrait photography in Evergreen Colorado.

I have two kids that attend the Montessori school here in Evergreen and it’s the first school/child care place I’ve taken them where I feel really good leaving them to have a few hours without me. And it’s not just a matter of caring for basic needs.  They’re flourishing and becoming little independent people that can clean up after they eat, hang their coats and kindly take turns. It’s pretty amazing to witness the change. Miracles can and do happen.  And at the head of this magical place, you’ll find Beth Heller. My 4-year-old is certain that Beth is a fairy princess, which is an understandable mistake. She fits the bill with her effervescent personality, great smile and excellent fashion sense. She’s a natural with our children and she also has some great ideas about education and supports new ways to learn. You can read some of Beth’s thoughtful articles on education HERE. You can learn more about Montessori School of Evergreen HERE. We photographed Beth in a few locations around the Troutdale Campus. I love photographing in there – beautiful light, fun colors and textures and patterns, and many cute kids, hard at work. xo,...

Meeting Dr. James Rouse, Naturopathic Doctor, Entrepreneur | Headshot portraits in Evergreen, CO.

Before Dr. James Rouse came to the studio, I’ve never had a client move more than me in a photoshoot. Halfway into our shoot, I had to ask if he needed to take a break, I felt like I’d been pushing him too hard. But he didn’t need to rest – his energy levels were through the roof. I had to keep reminding myself who I was working with here… Dr. James is a powerhouse of productive living. He is a Naturopathic Doctor, an entrepreneur, certified yoga instructor, wellness magazine founder, speaker, author, radio talk show host, QVC Network Wellness Doctor, Ironman triathlete, Dr. James does it all. He speaks with such enthusiasm and conviction about the wellness lifestyle, you come away feeling inspired to take better care of yourself — and to enjoy your life more. This is very true. If you’re like me, you find a kindred spirit in other entrepreneurs – read more about Dr. James in some of his highly regarded endeavors: Optimum Wellness Think. Eat. Move. mix1 Skoop AND…more exciting news… Dr. James and his beautiful wife, Dr. Debra Rouse, have a new book, titled “Think Eat Move Thrive” set to publish in September of this year. You can pre-order your book on Amazon today. The book’s cover photo is by your favorite portrait photographer (cough, ahem, me). Check out some more excellent active portrait photography below. If you’re not inspired to move by the end of this post, I’ll be very surprised. I feel like I’ve been sitting too long writing this post. The beautiful couple: Drs James and Debra Rouse I know I’m going to be picking up a copy –...