Lily is a talented singer, songwriter whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years. We never get to spend quite enough time together, so needless to say I was thrilled to be able to spend an afternoon with her capturing some images for her new EP that is due out any time now! Her beautiful voice matches her luminous presence.
Where do I begin with these wonderful humans? I had the good fortune to meet Kody, Kyler and Lisa last year through my participation in The No Man's Land Film Festival. Lisa Kowieski, of Made by Lisa Marie was the artist for the festival, and we met when we were both on a panel being interviewed for Gale Staub's Podcast, She Explores. We were speaking about our "moment of growth". Through Lisa, I met her fiancé, Kody McCormick and his brother Kyler. To say these young men are a dynamic duo would be a huge understatement. They have a company with a vision, called The Outbound Life. Please check out the work of all three of these amazing young entrepreneurs. You will be sure to be inspired!
To make a long and serendipitous story short, through that meeting, we stayed connected, and I ended up taking them all sailing last year. From that experience, a plan was hatched to take them on an adventure to Catalina. We just had the best trip together, and while they were in LA, I was able to take some headshots for them. Here are a few of my favorites from our quick headshot session in Venice.
I have been photographing Pearl since she was a wee one. I have written about her determination and grit before, and now at age 16, it is starting to really pay off. She just landed her first big movie, and I could not be more proud!!
I was so thrilled when one of my dear friends from high school hired me to take her daughter's senior portraits. I immediately fell in love with this young woman's amazing spirit! I walked away feeling so inspired and uplifted. I am sure college is going to set her on a path where she lights up the world with her determination and innovation!!!
I met Lauren through my big brother awhile back when he recommended her to edit my short documentary, Journey Back to Myself. He was totally right when he touted her mad skills as an editor, and her loveliness as human being. After working with her for over a year to complete our film, I have gotten to know her and her wonderful husband Bernardo. I was so honored when they asked me to take their maternity photos. We had a wonderful time wandering around Santa Monica and the beach. I cant wait to meet this little guy....as you can see, he has some amazing genes working in his favor!!!!
This is the second session I have done with Sheyla and her son. I always have the most wonderful time with them. Chasing a four year old and his elusive focus on my lens is always a fun challenge for me! I hope to do many more shoots with these guys in the future. Hopefully we can get dad to come along next time ;-)
I had the true honor of spending my morning taking portraits of this radiant being! I have known Sami Mehra for years as one of my favorite yoga teachers of all time. She is a true peaceful warrior. She has brought me so much peace, solace and growth over those years on my "prayer mat" (as she calls our yoga mats). I am so honored that she agreed to let me capture some portraits of her luminous self this morning! I look forward to more adventures, collaboration and friendship!
I have known Erika for some time now, and since she met Sean, I have been following the beautiful unfolding of their love and relationship from afar. Needless to say, I was thrilled when she contacted me to see if I was available to fly to Cabo to photograph their elopement! I am so happy that it worked out, because our weekend together was so magical and inspiring! Congrats to the happy family!
One of the greatest joys for me as a photographer is capturing the beauty and soulful essence of women who are in their element and in their power. My annual ‘goddess shoot’ with Harmony Scott Jewelry Design is one of the times where I am guaranteed to experience this blessing in spades! The ladies at HSJD always rustle up some of the most gorgeous and accomplished women of the roaring fork valley to model for our shoots. We started this annual shoot a while back whenever I came home to Colorado for my summer trip. It has become a wonderful tradition that I look very forward to!
This year Harmony herself was abroad on business, so her trusty team spearheaded the shoot. Crystal and Claire did an amazing job setting it all up, despite the fact that we had to change locations twice, and ended up shooting amidst thunder, lightening and rain. There were some challenges for me as a photographer (mainly the super low light that resulted from dark thunder clouds), but between my hearty gear, the positive attitude of our models, and the efficiency of Claire and Crystal as stylists, it was a huge success!!!
I am very grateful to have had this time with all of these beautiful women in a place that is my heart’s home.
As I was perusing Instagram one day, a comment popped up on a photo I posted : “Margie, would you ever be interested in coming to Nicaragua to do a photo shoot for me”? Hmmmmm, let me think about that for a while (not really!!)…… I am not sure my fingers have ever flown so quickly across my keyboard as I answered a hearty and resounding YES! It was my dream job: a personal branding session, with a creative entrepreneur…AND it was in Central America, where I have not been in many years, but have always loved deeply.
Courtney Pinkerton and I met online a few years ago when we were both enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B School. Until I pulled up to her Nicaragua home on a rainy night, we had never actually met in person. Courtney is a Martha Beck certified life coach, and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She is also the author of the soon to be published book, The Flourish Formula, dedicated to over achievers who need help slowing down while still staying productive. As a complement to all of that, she leads luscious and supportive retreats for women, the next one being in Nicaragua in October.
Courtney needed some new images for her book, social media, as well as for her website. She wanted to capture the essence of her life as an entrepreneur living abroad. Of course this entire scenario was right up my alley, not to mention that the color pallet of Granada, and her peaceful life with her family there was a perfect backdrop for us to achieve this. I was invited into her luscious world, and got to have a glimpse into her beautiful and rich life as we photographed in all of the places that she frequents in her daily life. My goal was to capture her in her natural environment to provide her clients and potential readers with a sense of her life and energy. We had many adventures along the way, including my first experience of shooting from a kayak on a volcanic lake!
As always I feel so honored to be invited into a client's life and heart. I will always treasure this trip and the opportunity to connect with and co-create with such a wonderful woman and her beautiful family!
I had the best time meeting Kara and collaborating to get some fresh headshots for her! She was a dream to work with, and we had a wonderful flow together as we wandered around the streets of Venice chasing the sunset light. Kara is the founder of the Feminine Intelligence, and as such connects with and empowers women to be seen and heard in the world. I am so grateful for our connection, and look forward to collaborating in the future!!