I have a deep and abiding love for alpacas, and was thrilled to shoot this cute little herd at Sopris Alpaca Boutique. If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley, I definitely suggest a visit, they always have little craft events going on for kids on Saturdays and you get to feed this rowdy bunch too!
They also have a little boutique on site where you can purchase the softest alapaca wool items, and skeins of wool for those that are crafty! I wish I was better at knitting because I would love to make myself an alpaca wool jersey. It is so soft, and not at all scratchy – unlike cashmere.
If you are looking for little presents to help Santa fill your stockings, this is definitely the place to go.
If you want some more alpaca photos to give you the warm and fuzzies, head on over to my gallery here.
There is also a bonus bunny AND a curious cat. All of the images are available for purchase if you fall in love with them, just click the shopping cart and you will automatically be directed to my price list.
I adore working with kids – and this little guy had a personality so much bigger than he was! While the spotlight was truly on his mom and sibling to be, we had to do a few photos just of him, who could resist those gorgeous big brown eyes!
Maternity, in a lot of ways is like boudoir – it is an art-form to make mom feel beautiful sometimes, especially towards the end of her pregnancy. I mean let’s face it, your ankles and feet swell, you haven’t seen your toes in months, and you just want to meet your baby!
I am looking forward to doing some more maternity shoots in my studio with my brand new set-up, that is currently in process. I have big plans for my 1,000 square foot of as yet unfinished space, including three separate shooting areas.
This pup had the BEST facial expression for the whole shoot!
This last Saturday Dec 1st, I did a Santa photoshoot for Rifle Animal Shelter. What gorgeous dogs came along, including one that I had had my eye on, but was adopted before I could enquire about her (that is the problem with volunteering at a shelter – you want to take them ALL home!).
Yesterday I had the luck of shooting a couple who have been married for 54 years. I loved every minute if this shoot and I they were so easy and natural to photograph. I didn’t have to force poses, everything just flowed along. I think I managed to capture the dynamic between these two.
It is so rare now days for marriages to last so long, and seeing couples so happy together, after so long, and being lucky enough to capture that is an experience that makes you truly know that true love will last forever.
Some photoshoots just make your heart smile, and this was one of them.
Moving from Dubai to Colorado was the best move we have ever made as a family, and I am so excited to be building my business here in this part of the USA. I have honestly never lived anywhere as beautiful as this state (except maybe Zimbabwe).
I was having a look at my statistics on my website this morning, and noticing how my American reach is growing! It is also fantastic to see just how far my website is reaching across the globe in a year.
I am still working on the right marketing pitches, building my networks, and developing a client base, all of which comes with time, and just a little hard work. Two months into this business journey, I am proud of where we are.
Having to start a business again in a different country is a real challenge, but for me, it has been an incredible journey so far. I am thrilled to be here in Colorado, and be part of this fantastic Roaring Fork Valley community.