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Need just a single business headshot?  We got you covered!

Got a call from a business friend saying they had just signed up for a local advertising magazine and needed a single image of him, his wife and their dog.  Was a single image too small?  Not at all!

Having a headshot studio in Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs is a lovely thing;  I am set up for small sessions like a single headshot and also the 60-90 minute actor portrait sessions.

After setting up and posing the humans, I turned on my doggy-loving charm and got these lovely people at Peak Services their great portrait, and Dudley, the little fur man, did just fine!




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Four great reasons to put video on your business website!

In our over saturated marketing society, how does a business stand out of the crowd?  Putting video on your business website is one way.  When your potential client finds your website and you have some informational or introduction videos on your home page, they’ll most likely get seen and thus a couple of great things will happen for you.


  1. You will save time and close the sales cycle faster.  Your videos should educate the client about who you are, what you do and what makes you different from the rest.
  2. Video is much more easily digested than words alone.  A quick 30-60 second video can get your message across and leave them wanting more.
  3. Video is like a virtual hug.  If you want your clients to fall in love with you, send them a video.  They feel like they’ve already met you and you’ll be higher up on the know, like, trust factor and be remembered.
  4. Tell them the plan.  Relieve your client’s apprehension by laying out the basics of what is going to happen or how things flow in business.  They have loads of questions; you’ve heard them all.  Give them some answers ahead of time and watch your client be happier and sales close quickly!

If you’re interested in getting some video on your website but maybe don’t know where to start or afraid of huge video production costs, give me a call.  My specialty are local businesses whose marketing budgets are under $1,000.

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How often should you change your profile picture? That is a great question with a plethora of answers. I’ve read up on this a little bit and there’s a lot of different answers out there; some say once a month but they all say once a week is too much.  The answer that I’m really happy with is to change it when you have something to say or celebrate.

I’ve not been the best to keep up with this myself I’ll admit. However with the idea of changing it out when you have something to say or celebrate; I can really get behind that. I’ve been guilty of the set it and forget it concept to my Facebook timeline and profile photo. Yes, part of it is that it’s so hard for me to get a good picture of myself and being a photographer I’m really quite picky about that. However, putting purposeful thought towards getting more pictures of myself has paid off.

Use a photograph that stands out, says Nathan Latka, a guru for Facebook business marketers. Bright backgrounds and engaging facial expressions make all the difference.  Smile with your whole face, I say!  Try not to think about “doing it right,” as much as really being present.  I say this in my portraits for families, but it applies to business headshots just as much.  Most people get it wrong by trying to “do it right” or  every-hair-in-place-with-plastic-barbie-smile face.

That just won’t cut it.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Our world now runs on authenticity instead of the model of perfection.  Better to have a so-so cell phone pic with a GREAT, genuine, full-face smile than a perfectly lit, Photoshopped-till-it-looks-like-a-Glamour-Shot wanna be.  (shudder)


Don’t forget your timeline photo on your Facebook business page also!  That’s just big billboard space with free rent waiting to be used.  I like to photograph headshots on studio gray background, shoot some horizontal and leave space on the side for the client to photoshop in some wording.  You can put your logo and the latest update, promo or greeting.  Options are endless.

business headshots that get noticed


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Fall portrait time is just around the corner!

The leaves are beginning to change in beautiful Colorado Springs; soon the air will be crisp, evening coming a little sooner and ALL. THE. COLORS!!


I’ll be having fall portrait sessions at Rock Ledge Ranch Saturdays, October 17th and 24th.  Gorgeous colors and our lovely Garden of the Gods in the background.  Who could ask for more?!

We have three sessions to choose from:

15 Minute mini session; budget friendly while still getting amazing portraits.  8-10 finished, edited images.  $99

30 minute session; a bit more time in front of the camera.  Great for families, capturing portraits of the whole family and the kids individually and together.  $175

50 minute session;  the best value all the way around!  Relaxed portraits of the whole family, individuals and groups, having a great time making amazing photographic memories. $250

All sessions will have your finished, edited images and shown in a private screening where we’ll help you choose your favorites.  We all love our Facebook posts, but you shouldn’t need electricity whenever you want to see your fabulous family’s portraits.  We have amazing gallery canvas wraps to show off your favorites and make you smile each time you see them.


Visit the website, use the contact form or email me to schedule your portrait appointment!

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I had the privilege of making tremendous business website videos for Fierce Beauty here in Colorado Springs.  Mimi is so much more than just a skin care professional; she cares for her clients in a way I rarely see.

She does her best to not only provide solutions for her clients but goes above and beyond to meet their needs.  She’s an amazing woman;  you should visit her in Harmony in Hair salon!

Here are some of the messages from Mimi about just a few services she offers.  Enjoy!








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