Tween Sessions | Studio Portraits for Girls in Evergreen, Colorado

Tween Sessions & The “Who I Am” Project In my studio, I see many sweet little ones, many high school seniors, many entrepreneurs – all coming in for portraits to tell the story of these important times of life. Celebrate achievements, get those “have to” images, and capture times we typically think of capturing. What I’m finding, in my years as a pro photographer, is there’s this big age range that gets overlooked – that Tween age that starts around 9 until hitting the official 1-3…and teenagerhood. This time of life is also a huge transition, as I’m sure we can all remember. It can be confusing, and self-confidence and self-image can get shaky. For me, personally, this was a time of braces, permed hair, shoulder pads (ugh) and huge pink glasses that allowed me to see the chalkboard. I felt like the opposite of beautiful. I was lacking in confidence and in self-belief. Looking back at those images of me now, I see so much there – so much beauty, so much ability. I wish I could go back and give Tween Me a hug and show her how great she really was and let her know that everything was going to be a-okay and to not worry so much.   With this project and with these sessions, I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen years. The goal is to help tweens look and feel beautiful and have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit junior high or middle school.   In comes the “Who I am” project and Tween sessions….Click here to read more on...

Evergreen Women Documentary Project | Storytelling Portraits in Evergreen Colorado

This weekend we’ll be kicking off the Evergreen Women project, documenting as many area women as possible.   Please join us! I want to capture your image, hear your story and share it with others in our community.   Why? There are a few reasons:   1. Howdy Neighbor – (The Who)   We live in an area where there aren’t the traditional midwestern neighborhoods like I grew up in. I used to know all my neighbors, their kids, their pets… Once, soon after I moved to the area, I was working as a waitress (in the restaurant formerly known as Dick’s Hickory Dock) and was chatting with some of my customers. After a while we realized that we were neighbors – next door neighbors and we didn’t even recognize each other! We had an acre of land between us and we never saw each other, except from a great distance. So, one reason for this project, is so that we can get to know our neighbors.   2. You’re here on purpose – (The Where)   Evergreen is pretty amazing. This climate is about as perfect as it gets. The scenery is some of Mother Nature’s best work. The open space parks are world class. We have THE best dog park on the planet. We’re full of wilderness, but we are within an hour of downtown Denver, we have our privacy, but we also have many strong community ties. We are a perfect mix of nature, culture, restaurants, activities and people tend to live here on purpose, even if they’ve found themselves “just” born and/or raised here. We choose...

Storytelling Headshots for Entrepreneurs | Are They Right For You?

 Storytelling Headshots for Entrepreneurs I often get asked about these “Storytelling Headshots for Entrepreneurs”… Questions like: Why are they “storytelling”? What if I don’t consider myself an entrepreneur? I’m pretty sure all I need is just a basic headshot for social media, why would I do this?  So I’ll just go ahead and tell you why you absolutely need one of these sessions! Well, maybe you don’t, but if you’re here, reading this, you probably do. You are here for a reason and maybe your subconscious mind knows something you don’t know. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t – coy, it is. Back on task. Here’s what these sessions are all about. They’re about ease and flow. They’re about integrity and alignment. They’re about intuition and inspiration.  You don’t have to be a master of any of these concepts, but, in our conversations, we’ll connect to that place where you feel these things. These amazing, perfect things and how they translate to the work you’re doing, the art you’re putting out to the world and the people you best connect with in the wonderful Land o’ The Ideal Client. When we connect to that part of you that is inspired and loves what she does, we can talk about how that radiates into every part of your businesses. Here’s what we clarify: What is your message? Who do you serve? Why do you do this work? Then we translate that into visuals. What is your brand? Your style? Your personality? How does your message and your other vital elements weave into these visuals? Then we play. Maybe we consult...