Enjoying the Seasons | Portraits of Nature in Evergreen Colorado

Wildflowers Hiwan Homestead Evergreen Colorado

I’m making time to stop and see the beautiful flowers that are blooming like mad all over town.

Hiking through the parks and along the sweet walking paths around the Lake and downtown, there are so many gorgeous blooms. Summer is so short here – I’m glad they’re really coming out in force this year – and I’m appreciating every day of it.

What can you do for yourself today to honor the season you’re experiencing today? Visit a farmer’s market, dust off the bike and take it for a spin, lay in the hammock and pay no attention to the time, set up the sprinkler and embarrass the kids in front of the neighborhood… However you choose to pass the time, I truly hope you find the gift in every day you live.

 

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Scenes From The Inaugural Muse Gallery Show | Portraiture in Evergreen Colorado

Good food, great friends – thanks to each of you who could make it and to the many of you who were there in spirit.

It was such a special event – can’t wait until the next show! xo

Special thanks to my family for all your last-minute help and to my studio mates for all their help in making this happen – Annie and Tamie – you’re the best!  ❤

Mini Muse Sessions | Art Portrait Photographer in Evergreen Colorado

Snow Ballerina Muse Evergreen

Introducing Muse Mini Sessions

Your feedback to the Muse Sessions (www.muse-sessions.com) has been amazing and heart-warming. It means so much to me that this concept connects to so many of you – the idea of taking our time together to a higher level and capturing images that tell a story and let YOU tell your story. I love it.

Our recent gallery show had a great turn out – I loved seeing each and every one of you there and appreciate that you came out for our Muses. ♥

I believe this is so important and such a soul-strengthening experience, I want to make Muse Sessions accessible to more people – everyone who loves this should be able to experience it. I’ve created a couple of options to make it easier to say ‘Heck ya, Katy-lady – sign me up!’

1. Payment Plans. Break up payments to work with your budget. Whether that means 2 – or more – payments, we will accommodate.

2. Mini Muse Sessions! These are slightly shorter Muse sessions and – while you’ll still get amazing attention and images – the goodies are trimmed down and your gallery show will be with more ladies. But perhaps these are perks for you?

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Mini Muse Sessions

$695

45 minute session 

Outfit changes

Pre-session planning pow-wow at the studio

2 – 11 x 14 canvas wall prints

25 – Muse cards (5×7 2-sided luxe prints)

Your images included in the Muse gallery show in Fall

Add salon hair and makeup for $50

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These Mini Muse Sessions will run on a trial-basis through Summer and their availability will be limited to no more than 2 sessions/week. If I find they’re not a good fit, I’ll take ’em off the menu!  These would be a great idea for our high school ladies – you’re growing quickly and you’ll be off into the big ol’ world before we know it. These are also great for our sweet ‘Tweens – just blossoming out of childhood and finding your voices. These sessions strive to capture the moment now and tell a beautiful story that will be treasured by her – and her family – for a lifetime.

Sessions are booking now, starting in mid-July through late September.

Book now: info@katymosesphotos.com or text: 720.988.9810

Senior Portrait Photographer Evergreen

 

 

Conformity is Absolutely Impossible | Muse Portrait Photography Sessions in Evergreen, Colorado

 

Ballet Dancer in Boots in the Trees Outside in Nature

YOU are one of a kind.

There is ONLY ONE of you on this Earth.

— Conformity is absolutely impossible —

It is your time to be you.

Shine on, sistah soulja.

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I heard a teacher say that if we choose not to honor our uniqueness – that thing that makes us special and different, we are creating a resistance. And so much resistance that the energy it takes to stop the natural flow is incredible. A HUGE amount of energy is used in stopping us from being our true selves. Wow.

If we can realize when we’re throwing up blocks and instead turn it around and use that energy to nurture ourselves and our uniqueness, imagine how truly awesome that would be. A billion amazing souls sharing their gifts with each other.

I’m in! You with me?

We need to make some t-shirts to show we’re a part of the non-conformity club. 🙂

 

 

 

Are You Hiding Too?| Muse Portrait Sessions in Evergreen, Colorado.

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This past weekend I was at a fundraiser event for my children’s school.  I donated a Muse Session for the live auction (and it did great! so pleased and love helping to support a great cause).

During the event another mom came over to talk to me about it and said, jokingly, “You’d have to photograph me while I’m ironing or folding clothes or something.”

While I do realize that, on a certain level, she was joking, it still hit my heart.

This touches on what many of us think about ourselves:

We’re ordinary.

We are the things we do – ironing, cleaning, our 9-5 job, grocery shopping, driving kids around town, supporting them at their various sporting events.

We question our worth and our specialness.

We find it easier to just go with the flow, do what needs to be done, do what the world expects of us.

We feel good about it because we’re fitting a mold and being a good citizen.

And this is commendable.

But ( you knew there was a but), is it living your whole truth? Are you taking advantage of your God-given gifts? Your talents? What you love to do?

Or are those things being put aside, waiting for kids to get older, waiting to have more time?

Or maybe that was just something that you were only meant to do when you were younger? Now you’re just too old and need to give up on those wild-youth dreams. Water under the bridge, etc.

While I’m not going to tell you to give up your current life – drop everything and go chase your dream!! I won’t say that, because you are where you are now for a reason. You’ve made a series of choices that brings you where you are at this moment and that has value and should be honored.

But I will ask you to rethink (RETHINK) the idea that what you love should take a backseat, feeling like it needs to wait for another time and another place to exist.

Bring the special things back into your day. Think about what you love to do and what you have loved to do.

Think about what you were doing when you felt time fly by, while you were absolutely consumed with joy.

Maybe you need to travel back in time a bit further than you thought to pull up those feelings. Grabbing a paper and pen and writing anything that comes to mind may help you pull your thoughts together.

Now think about that special thing and about how you can PULL IT BACK INTO YOUR LIFE, EVEN ON A VERY SMALL SCALE. It doesn’t have to be reasonable or make sense, just let your heart have some time and attention to tell you what it wants. Immediately take action.

Right now create a chunk of time to make this happen in the next 24 hours. Make a plan to bring your magic back. You can borrow my wand if you want. 😉  Seriously, get creative here. There are many nooks and crannies of time hiding in our days. Reserve one of those for taking care of this.

If you’re ready to move forward and to shine yourself a little brighter you’ll find a way to make it happen. Obstacles and excuses will melt away.

Go get ’em. Here’s to the first step.

I’d love to hear about what you love…..   Dancing, writing, walking with friends, traveling, getting back to nature, telling stories, teaching, painting?….

Please share with me in the comments below (you may have to click on the title above to make the comments visible).

~Katy

P.S. BIG news – I’ll share more details soon – Muse Sessions are now available for booking! I’m currently booking dates for 2014 and 2015. If you want to know more now, send me an email: info@katymosesphotos.com

P.P.S. Like this type of self-discovery and want to dig a little deeper? I highly recommend The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks.

A Daring Spring | Flowers and Muses in Evergreen Colorado

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Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring. ~Terri Guillemets

Without winter we would not have spring, so I am grateful for every snowfall and every cold, blowy day. Now we have our turn towards the sun and we can savor the time to grow, bloom and thrive. Growing our roots deeper, stronger to take us even through the next winter.

Hooray for spring and it’s bright colors, warm breezes and – in Evergreen, Colorado – the occasional blizzards.

Introducing Muse Sessions | Custom Art Portrait Photography in Evergreen, Colorado.

The below is from my KatyMosesPhotography.com blog – I’m slowly bringing Muse Sessions to life. THANK YOU so much to each of you for your early support and encouragement. I look forward to growing and sharing so much more with you!

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Toes in the Snows. | Muse Portrait Sessions in Evergreen, Colorado.

It’s time for a change. Time for something new.  Shake it up, wake it up. See what light shines through. kmp katymosesphotos 3789 Toes in the Snows. | Muse Portrait Sessions in Evergreen, Colorado.
It is with an inspired heart that I introduce Muse Sessions.
Life is too short – if we don’t honor our gifts as best as we can, we do the world and ourselves a disservice.
Muse sessions are all about connecting to that spirit within you that wants to be a part of something bigger, creative and passionate.
Why are these sessions different?
They are more demanding of both you and me. We collaborate with ideas and images that inspire us – talk about what makes your heart sing.
You as Muse.
You inspire, we collaborate and create something exceptional that is an honor to your life, your family and your legacy.
From our session, we’ll cull our favorite images and I’ll add some editing magic.
These images will then be featured in a gallery show, bringing you into the story of Art. This gallery event can be just for you, for everyone you know, and for everyone who can hear you shouting from the rooftops.
After the gallery show, these images will be yours – for you, for loved ones, for public display, the possibilities are endless.
And, because we love tangible, tactile things – pretty things wrapped up with string – you’ll receive a hardcover image book, holding our favorite Muse images. Something to enjoy anywhere.
If you connect to this – if you feel a little pull when you read about this – please send me a note. Let’s chat. I am so passionate about creating this for you – honoring you and being inspired with you.
You can click on the contact button above, or send me a note at katy@katymosesphotos.com Namaste  Toes in the Snows. | Muse Portrait Sessions in Evergreen, Colorado.  Katy

Be your own Muse. Photography inspired by you. Of you and for you.

lady submerged in water

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. ~ unknown

The forces of nature.

The forces of our nature.

How often do we find ourselves falling into the same routines of our nature? When we’re not paying attention, we can lose sight of who we are and what we want for ourselves. We continue on every day, finding ourselves in a groove. And this groove grows, deeper and wider every day. The more time and energy that go into it, the more we grow into that space. If this is a place that is where you want to be, that is amazing and so powerful – be proud. But, if you realize you’ve meandered from where you want to be, look to find a new outlet – perhaps small – and start sending your time, energy and love there and see what happens. The more we direct our attention and our time towards what we love, the more our true path will become clear.

The rights of a dream. Equal opportunity for a muse.

 

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When people go within to connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things. ~ Armand Dimele

There is a certain peace that occurs in the space where we’re left alone to think and dream and to just be.

And there is a certain magic that occurs when we come from that space of solitude and begin to intertwine creative energies to turn dreams into action and manifest a reality of beauty using the momentum that comes with accountability and seeing the light in another’s eyes.

To dream is beautiful – to bring that dream into reality is your choice… and, perhaps, your responsibility.

Today, be inspired to move.

ballerina en point, agnes de mille quote

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. –Agnes de Mille

May you find your music, your rhythm and your feet moving you through your world on this Monday, the beginning of your week. Today is the day to make a conscious choice about where you want your life to go from this point on.