Friday, February 24, 2012

Vail Vignettes at Vail Mountain School. Through the Lens Series - Entry 8

The Vail Symposium and The Vail Valley Theater Company combined forces last Sunday to put together the inaugural presentation of 'Vail Vignettes'.  The vignettes were four short plays, celebrating and depicting the lives of 5 local icons here in the Vail Valley; Rod and Beth Slifer, Dr. Jack Eck, Elaine Kelton and Kelly Liken.  Each play was written in a different style, and all of them were performed with great humor.  Here are a few snaps from the night.

Wendy and Waldo
"Beth Slifer" learning to cope with new weather conditions in Vail.
Wendy and Waldo out for a Sunday drive.
Celebrating one of Dr. Eck's derby achievements.
The group that had been chosen to perform Dr. Eck's vignette had 41 moments from his life to choose from (see notes hanging in the background).  Audience members were encouraged to yell out numbers and they would perform that particular moment.  
Rocky Mountain High
'Kelly Liken' appears on the Today Show with Matt Lauer and Kathy Lee Gifford.
'Kelly Liken' talking about going into space.

Kathy and Matt weren't too fond of each other.
And Kelly just wanted to get on with the cooking.
'Elaine Kelton' convincing a reporter that Vail is an amazing town.
Musical accompaniment to help tell Elaine's story.
'Elaine Kelton'
Helping to tell Elaine's life story with a number of different songs.
What's there to question?

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Moe's Original BBQ Boulder, CO. Through the Lens Series - Entry 7

Have you ever heard someboday utter the sentence "I'd love to open a restaurant one day"?  For a lot of people, the idea of opening a restaurant is a highly romanticized daydream that consists of eating good food with friends and customers and the rest will take care of itself.  In reality, opening a restaurant has to be one the hardest things you could possibly do.  If you think it only involves a little business know-how and some knowledge in the kitchen, you better think again.  If you don't know your way around a tool box, then you might be in trouble.

My hubby is part of the Moe's Original BBQ family and the newest Moe's Original just opened in Boulder, CO.  Here are some pictures of how things were looking about 30 minutes before they opened the doors to the public.  The new location is at 675 30th Street in Boulder.  Make sure you go in and check it out.  I highly recommend the Shrimp Moe Boy.  For more info, go to

Monday, February 6, 2012

Maternity Photos in Avon, CO with Desiree and Lucas. Through the Lens Series - Entry 6

This was my first maternity shoot for 2012 and I was so excited to be able to capture such a beautiful moment in time for this amazing couple.  Desiree is a fellow photographer, so between the 2 of us, we had a ton of ideas to play around with different backdrops and props.   We were really lucky to have amazing natural light that day, which I always prefer because it saves me from lugging a big lighting rig around. 

You just need to take one look at these photos to see who the real scene stealer was.  In the Vail Valley, our dogs ARE our babies.  Clearly Miss Maddie is excited to meet the new addition to her household and it only took a few treats and lots of loving to get her to get in on the photos.  Isn't she adorable?!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Colorado Engagement Sessions Revisited

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I would revisit some previous engagement sessions to play around with my new actions from the Florabella Collection. The top photos are the originals and the bottom photos have had the actions applied to them.
Just going through all of these photos makes me realize how lucky I am to be living in such a beautiful place!
Washington Park, Denver with Allison and Taylor.  Musette action applied.

Matterhorn, Vail with Eric and Amy.  Swoon action applied.

Edwards, Colorado with Eric and Amy.  High Key B+W action applied.

Piney Lake, Colorado with Grayson and Bryan.  Glam action applied.

Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek with Liz and Rob.  Classic film action applied.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stacey at The Family Room Co. in Edwards. Through the Lens Series - Entry 5

Stacey wanted her office to feel as though you were walking into your own living room and that's exactly how it feels when you step into her studio style space in Edwards, known as The Family Room.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Stacey offers a number of different services that fall under the psychotherapy umbrella, including assistance with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence.  Perhaps most fascinating of all, she is also a hypnotherapist.  She has some fascinating anecdotes about 
self-hypnosis that will blow your mind!  It's amazing what the human brain is capable of.

For more information, please go to the Family Room's Website or stop by at the office, located above Wags and Whiskers in Edwards, CO.

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