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Your Bliss Skin

“I regret taking such good care of my skin” – said no one EVER

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Meet Giseleine.

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Can I just say that this lady right here is one of the most sweet and soft spoken people I have met! Everything about her screams love and care. It only fits that she is an estatitian…taking care of people skin…which is the biggest organ on your body (did that make me sound smart?) LOL

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As I walked into the salon, she asked me what size shoe I wore…which at first I thought was odd but was given some of the most comfy shoes ever! They keep all different sizes and they keep the salon nice and clean and doesn’t track in unnecessary dirt!!!

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She offered me tea and I liked how it was all set up! Very clean and neat…my kind of salon 😉

If you have never had a facial or any type of treatment, Giseleine is your girl! She not only has some great services but she uses VERY good and natural products. You don’t go away feeling like you have a ton of stuff caked on you face, but you feel renewed! I am so excited for my facial next week!!! YAY!!!! Relaxation station here I come.

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Your Bliss Skin & Body Care is your headquarters for custom skin and self-care treatments. Our goal is to bring a little slice of bliss to every service you receive while making your life a little simpler. Your self-care menu includes facials, body treatments, micro current, lash lifts, lash & brow tinting, sugaring hair removal, and yoga. Put your best self forward with Your Bliss Skin & Body Care.
“I honestly love every service that I offer, which makes it tricky to choose a favorite. By the end of almost any service, my clients feel refreshed and, in the words of a few, “a little more like [themselves]”. Those feelings are exactly why I do what I do. Not only is it a feeling that I enjoy myself, it’s also a feeling that I’ve aimed to bring my clients since I was an esthetics student. It’s an honor to bring a little bit of peace to someone’s life while also helping them put their best selves forward.”
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If you would like to learn more about his amazing lady check out her website: https://yourbliss-skin.com/menu!
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I absolutely love meeting fellow entrepreneurs and helping them with their branding and showing off what they do and what they love! Thank you fo retaking the time to learn a little amor about this amazing lady…if you are in need of a good facial make sure to give her a call!
Love,
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birthday, cake smash

30 is the new 20…

“You’re not 30. You’re 18 with 12 years experience.”
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Who says you are too old for a cake smash! This girl right here is the big 3-0 today!
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Meet Paige!
If you don’t know Paige…you are missing out! This lady right here is one of the most crazy, funny, sweet, caring, loving, self-LESS, nice, talented, woman I’ve been lucky to know!
When you think about a cake smash you think one year old right? Cute background, a theme and cute little baby hands all messy from digging into their cake…well not any more…now you will think PAIGE!
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Yes we did a few “normal” birthday pictures but the fun was with the cake, made by Sugar Buzz Cakes! Paige is VERY fond of giraffes, and may I say, a little obsessed! So it made sense to have the cake Giraffe themed…how cute is it with the cute bow? 
I think the fondant makes for a great hair piece as well 😉
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The tutu was made by yours truly and yes it took some time, but it is TOTALLY worth it don’t you think?
Here are just a few of my favorite pictures…you will NOT be dissapointed!
Happy Birthday Paiger! You are one of the best people I know! I am so blessed to call you my best friend! Thanks for always being there for me and my family!
Thanks for taking the time to read about this amazing 30 year old and all the fun we had!

Love,

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Family

Field Family Fall Session- 2018

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

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Meet Rory, Brianna, Amelia, Paisley and Daphne (Great Dane puppy). Fall is my absolute favorite season…pumpkin everything, crunching of the leaves beneath your feet, scarves, but most of all the colors! Colorado is a beautiful place during all of its seasons but I find that Fall is the prettiest.

 

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This year fall came really fast, and is going to be gone before we know it, so I was sure happy that the timing worked out just right to do the perfect fall session with this amazing family. I have had this family session booked for a while but we wanted to wait until the leaves changed! Winter is fast approaching, and it’s gonna be a crazy one! I was so happy that the weather was gorgeous for us!

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Okay, so these shirts were hand knitted by a mutual friend of Brianna and mine, Denise! SAY WHAT??? Yeah, we have super talented friends. There was, however, an outfit disaster. When Brianna went to Denise’s house the day of the shoot, before lunch, they realized that one of the shirts was WAY too big…not like we can clothespin it too big, but like swimming in it too big. So Denise sayss ” Well I have a few hours so let me make a new one,” and whips it out in 5 hours!!! WHAT??? They are awesome, and looked absolutely adorable on the girls!

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It took a little bit for the girls to warm up to me and trust me, but once they did they were a bunch of hams, and were all about the pictures!! I let them run around and asked  where they wanted to shoot so it made it more fun for them, as opposed to me telling them what to do! I was able to get some fun pictures without them looking stiff 🙂 They both were an absolute blast to work with! When they were together they would pose like they were best friends! Nothing is better than having a sister…especially so close in age!

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Amelia is 6, making her the oldest of the two. She tried showing me a little attitude but it was all show. She was a great listener! When I gave her the option of where to go next or what to do, she began to trust me a little more, and was having a blast by the end of the shoot!

 

This is little Paisley and she is 4. Oh man, this one is adorable and she knows it! She has this thing where she thinks its funny/cute to stick out her tongue…I found myself saying “Paisley put your tongue back in your mouth,” quite a bit, but then again, all kids have little things that they love to do like that. At the end of the shoot I had her give me a fun picture with her tongue out and she loved it, and so did mom!

 

Rory and Brianna have been married for 8 years…I always smile when I hear of couples who are still together after so many years because marriage is hard, but these two are still happy and in love! Through having two kiddos, and everyday life they make it work, better than most! I loved watching them interact with each other, and the girls during the shoot. They are a true inspiration!

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I LOVE meeting new people, and having the opportunity to capture special moments in their lives. This family is special and I can’t wait for our next shoot together!

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Thank you for taking the time to read about the newest family to get in front of my camera! They were such a blast! I hope, some day, to capture your family as well! Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!

Love,

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Blog, Business, Engagement, Grape Juice Mom

Grape Juice Mom!

“Cheers to moms, military spouses, and cheap wine” – Jen with Grape Juice Mom

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Meet the woman behind the juice 🙂 This is Jen!

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Never heard of Grape Juice Mom? That’s alright because she just became active this week! Jen is an amazing mom of two beautiful daughters and a wife to a super sweet and supportive guy! She is an active duty officer in grad school for Statistics. Her husband just returned home from Afghanistan before their second daughter’s birth, but she felt something missing…what was it?

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Jen is just starting a blog and you will not want to miss it! Do you like wine? Are you an avid drinker or even just like learning about wine? Are you none of the above but just like listening to fellow mom and military wives talk about their passions? Are you a mom? Are you military? Do you like wine? I could go on and on but basically anyone will LOVE this blog!

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She and her husband love wine! Eventually they would love to open a wine bar, but in the mean time, why not talk and write about wine…all the ins and outs of it!

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It doesn’t matter if you are a white or red drinker! We are all equal here! 😉

“Grape Juice Mom LLC is a blog and social media company tailored towards the people I love drinking wine with the most: moms, working moms, military spouses, and anyone who loves affordable wine. When I say affordable, I mean less than $15 per bottle! Realistically, that is what I drink most, and I have found that there are some really great wines that are less than $15 a bottle.” To read more about Grape Juice Mom check out her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/grapejuicemom and her blog is here: https://grapejuicemom.com        Make sure to Subscribe!!!

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Not only will she talk about her favorite wines, but she will also drop in some statistics for you, because unlike me, she is a math geek! She loves anything to do with data and ratios so what better way to use those talents than on a drink that keeps moms sane the majority of the time?

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I am so excited to continue working with Jen on the journey of Grape Juice Mom, and explore and learn more about wine. Stay tuned for more about this fantastic and ambitious mama! Thanks for taking the time to read, and always coming back for more!

Love,

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Military Homecoming

Welcome Home Soldier…

“You will never hold someone as tightly as you hold them the day they leave and the day they come home.”

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Meet the Ingrams. Otis and Lisa have been married for 18 years and since then he has deployed 5 times!!! They have three amazing kids, Jackson, 8, Lillian, 6, and Dean, 5.

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So… I must admit I have never had the opportunity to capture a military homecoming before, and oh boy am I obsessed! The joy and love on the families faces when they see their dad/husband/friend who has been gone for months is beyond gratifying. This family in particular is so sweet and Otis, the father, has been gone for 9 months.

What I loved about this is that Lisa decided not to tell the kids the exact day that Otis was coming home.

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So I met them at the building he was at and when I met them they were all wearing matching shirts. Lisa had told them they were doing pictures before their dad came home. We walked up to the entrance of the building and I started snapping pictures…she asked the kids why they were there and they said “we are taking pictures” she then said, “do you know why else?” They looked confused, so after a few seconds she said “your daddy is home!” They all looked around not knowing if it was true but shortly realized that she was telling the truth. The look on their faces was priceless. See for yourself!

We walked in the building, and as I looked around I noticed Otis in a different room while the kids and Lisa were chatting. I had such a blast getting all these images.

There is pure joy and love on everyones face, and that is something you can’t hide! I just love my job! Lisa had some close friends come also, and that along, with everything else, was so amazing to see. The love they have for Otis and his family is heart warming!

Jackson was so overwhelmed with emotion, he slowly walked away and sat on a chair to collect his thoughts. I left him alone, as to not overwhelm him anymore, and the next thing I knew, Lisa was loving on him and helping him cope with the surprise. Look at how she is holding him and how much he loves her! He melted into her arms and after a few seconds he got up and was back to his normal self. The power of a mom is an amazing thing.

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I loved watching the kids climb all over Otis like a jungle gym. They could not get enough of him.

I can’t even imagine having my husband deploy, and then needing to try and be a single mom…I don’t care how many kids you have. Lisa does it with such grace and is such an amazing mama to Jackson, Lillian and Dean. I am truly inspired by her and all the moms who are military spouses. God Bless YOU all! It is because of sacrifices like that, that keep our country a great place and to that we are indebted to you!

Thank you Otis Ingram for your service and for all you do for your family and your country. It was truly an honor to capture the love you have for your family and vis versa.

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Thanks for reading about this amazing family! Can’t wait to photograph another one and get all the feels again!

Love,

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Business, Entrepreneur

What is all the BUZZ about?

“I decorate cakes, whats your super power?”

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I believe 100% that the above quote is true about this amazing business…I am lucky if I don’t burn pre packaged cookies (you know the ones you buy through the school fundraisers) so it always amazes me when I see what Jenn has come up with.

Welcome to the inside scoop of Sugar Buzz…a local business run by Jennifer MacDougall!

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Jennifer is amazing at her craft and it was so awesome watching her work. I can barely bake muffins without setting off a fire alarm!

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If you have not tried her cakes…you are missing out! Not only are they super intricate but they are absolutely delicious…I may have snuck a little frosting during the session…had a little “buzz” the rest of the day 🙂

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She works magic for her clients, and it shows!

She is booked every weekend with dozens of cakes! There is nothing this woman can’t do!

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I am so honored to work with such amazingly talented people…check out all of Jennifer’s cakes on her facebook page and make sure to like it while you are there:

https://www.facebook.com/sugarbuzzcakery/

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She posts new masterpieces all the time! If you are in need of a cake for a special occasion or just because you like to eat cake, and want something fancy (don’t judge me) then hit her up!!

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Thanks for taking the time to read about this amazing and talented woman and how she is making the world sweeter…one bite at a time!

 

Love,

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Newborn, NICU

Mr Myles…

“A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller and a home happier.”

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Meet Myles! He is home and healthier then ever!

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Here are a few of my favorite shots from the hospital.

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He was so good and tolerated the changing of clothes and positioning very well, even though he had oxygen.

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What a little trooper!

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Just look at that hair!!! AHHHH! This one is from the hospital, and the next one is at the house! Im in love!

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Myles was born on August 13th weighing 4lbs. 11oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. He had some breathing issues so they had to keep him in the NICU for a week. Once he went home he needed to stay on oxygen till he passed a test to make sure he didn’t need it anymore. He ended up being on oxygen for about a month and a half. Having a newborn with oxygen is so hard. All the equipment and constant worrying that comes with it is no fun at all. Lianna and Josh handled it with grace though!

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Boy did he give me some fun smiles! Just makes my heart melt!

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It was a super cold day but luckily we do the newborn life-style shoots in doors so we stayed nice and toasty at Josh and Liannas’ house!

 

 

 

I was greeted by a very excited an sweet little pup. His name is Zeus. He was so great with Myles and for the most part was great with my camera. I was able to get some super cute shots of the whole family!

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Baby toes and hands are always so sweet!

 

 

 

As challenging as having a baby is, it is nothing any mother would change for the world.

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A bond between a father and son is a very special one and it grows stronger…this bond is a good one 🙂 How cute…Zeus had to make an appearance because he is attached to Josh’s hip!!

 

 

 

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Josh and Lianna are and will be some of the greatest parents! The love they have for Myles is inspiring!

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Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read about my most recent shoot! I always love showing off my adorable families I get to work with!

 

Love,

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