Portraiture Art – In the River | Creative Art Portraits in Evergreen Colorado

Photoshoot concepts sometimes come with premeditation, sometimes they come on-the-fly. Often, for me, it’s a combination. I’ll hear about some photographers who will fully map out a shoot and have a firm strategy before the shutter snaps once. I think that’s amazing and I wonder if that’s something to aspire to achieve? Maybe. I don’t know if my brain will every be that organized. For this shoot, I had a strong vision going in of exactly what I wanted. And I got it (secret: it’s the fifth image from the top). But then I kept shooting, playing with angles and working with Charistina’s ideas and what she brought to the table (creek, ground, whatever). And I loved these even more. Welcome to images that I love and that were started with a simple idea and then – with intention, conversation, meditation and experimenting with angles and with post-processing became something I will always hold dear.  This shoot was done in collaboration with Charistina Armbruster, an amazing model, creative thinker, and someone who gets things done. She is warm and kind – an all-around wonderful person. The beauty you see here is on par with what she carries inside. I share these images and hope you feel a connection to them as well. The first shot was featured in Vogue Italia’s online publication (very exciting for both Charistina and me!). You can click on the image to visit the Vogue Italia site.     xo, Katy...

Artful Intention – Creative shoot with Cindy Gottlob | Portraits in Evergreen, Colorado

She strapped on her $200 tango shoes before stepping into the rocky, swiftly flowing stream…       I love almost every photo session I do. But I have to say the more creative shoots – the ones that push both me and my subjects (and the other creatives that are hard at work behind-the-scenes) to shift our thinking, push our mental boxes a bit wider, and inspire more interesting things, have a special place in my heart. Every time I do these shoots, I’m raising my bar a little higher. We could get into more psychology here, but I’m going to stick to visual things and share images from a creative shoot with Cindy Gottlob. Cindy had a career with the Joffrey ballet and is now a mom, competitive tango dancer, dance instructor, and all-around excellent person with an endless font of creativity.  I’m so thankful to have met her and look forward to doing more with her in the future!  Thanks also to Jennifer Ngo, our hair and makeup artist. She can work both in and out of water.   This shoot provided a wide range of images. We had a good amount of time to play and a long summer evening. We experimented in the studio, in the water, on the trail and in the grass. And those shoes? Cindy said that the water helped shrink them back to a tight, proper fit. Risk-taking has perks! Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. What kind of creative shoot would YOU like to see?     xo,...

Farm Credit Team | Business Headshot Portraits for Women in Evergreen Colorado – Part II

  The Farm Credit National Communications team knows how to do it right. They balance an incredible work ethic with time for fun team activities. Their recent headshot session at our studio was no exception. They made it a Ladies Day Out and had a great time, but still managed to do quite a bit of work in the middle of it. They love what they do, they highly respect the other members of their team and they have exceptional abilities in accessorizing. Sounds perfect to me! 🙂     Check out some recent images from our session below and those from my previous post.  And learn more about the cool stuff Farm Credit does here: Farm Credit Network Website.  Hair and makeup by Jennifer Ngo. It’s time for a new headshot, isn’t it?… Come see me!!...