Author archives: Shannon

  • Photography Is Easier Than Therapy

  • There's this huge sign I pass at least a few times every week. I know most pass it quickly, gather the information, and keep driving. Some probably don't even see it in the field. Well, this thinker likes to take a concept and twist it around. The sign is an advertisement for a recovery group at a l[...]
  • I'm a Colorado Photographer Now!

  • I know how often we can second guess a decision and wonder what life would be like had we not chosen it. In my life I had have made some pretty stupid choices and some pretty incredible choices. Those incredible choices have come about because I listen to that little voice that lives in the pit of m[...]
  • Our Dress Form Christmas Tree

  • Do you have those moments where you feel you may be having a mid-life crisis? Wanting to change it all up? This year our Christmas is different, the man is officially laid off and I've had some personal matters that caused me to not want to crawl in the attic and get our decorations out. I felt chan[...]
  • But I Have Nothing to Wear!

  • After you have conquered the apprehension of being photographed, well, maybe not quite conquered, you now have wardrobe to figure out. This can be intimidating especially if you are a woman with curves, so let me give you a few unexpected ideas. Don't have that perfect cocktail dress? No problem.[...]
  • Are You A Camera Hater? So Was I...

  • I feel like channeling Maria from the Sound of Music (our youngest watches it almost weekly), "Let's start at the beginning. It's a very good place to start..." I purchased my first DSLR a few years back and just wanted nice pictures of my growing kids for the scrapbook. It was a creative outlet for[...]
  • The Desire Map Review

  • Are you one who holds a dream deep in your soul? Do you daydream about this life then dismiss it as impossible? I used to. I could taste it, I could feel it. I would secretly daydream about this life. I was so attached to it that I wouldn't even verbalize it to anyone worried they would confirm my w[...]
  • Tale of Two Desires

  • You know those life changing moments when your spirit struggles between 2 dreams? Just yesterday I was crying to the man while trying to plan my week. How in the world am I going to juggle all these balls? The over achiever in me wants them all done well. I hate half-assing anything! After a yoga se[...]
  • Children's Books to Inspire You (not your kids)

  • Have you ever read a children's book and thought, "Why am I wasting my time with long self-improvement books?" I was reading two books to our youngest and after had to take a few minutes to ponder what I had just read. Kid's books? Really? Yes, really. The first one we read was Have You Filled a [...]
  • Finding Self- Acceptance

  • Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute Just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the queen of a town called self love...... There were always the subtleties....my food got cut off much quicker than my older brother, I had [...]
  • A Charity You Need to Know

  • I believe passions should be shared. I also believe photography can heal. Ya know that photo of a loved one that has passed? Every time you look at it, you can't help but smile at the memories. Some only get a short time with their little treasure. Some little ones change our lives without ever taki[...]
  • The Dancers at City Dance Theatre

  • I am one who likes to rise to a challenge and not shrink back. They are my own weird games I play with myself. Little did I realize what I was committing to! By far my biggest gig to take on. I had no idea I would take so many photos. Over the course of 4 days I took around 500 photos. Then I had to[...]