As a story teller and photographer, I love sharing and writing about all the different stories I'm honored to learn about and document. From clients to personal journeys in life, to advice and interesting things I've learned; read along and follow as I document about what's happening and all the things I'm up to. 


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Wanderlust | Hiking and Camping in Norway

It’s no secret that I love Norway. It might be a secret that I don’t particularly love hiking though. LOL. So why the heck would I write about hiking in Norway you may ask? Simple enough, you can’t see the amazing locations that you really want to without a little bit of work. Or…if you […]

September 19, 2017

Personal, Wanderlust

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My Secret to Gaining Residual Knowledge

Alright — so, I wasn’t born naturally smart. I’ve always had to study hard and try try try and try again. As a child, I loved reading. I used to win the award in my elementary class as the most books read in a year. By at least double. Yes really, I read a lot! […]

September 15, 2017


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Lifestyle Boudoir by Colleen | Alison

Quite possibly one of my favorite kinds of boudoir sessions. A lifestyle session in your private space. A space where you feel most at home and most like yourself. If that isn’t the epitome of self-confidence, self-love, and authenticity? If not…then I’m oblivious to what is. I loved how natural the session was and how […]

September 13, 2017


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Rising Tide Society | Tuesdays Together Hygge Shoot

One thing that you probably don’t know enough of about me, is my love of community. I love my community and giving back, and so it’s always a welcome to donate my time and talent towards helping those whom really can use it and are also community seekers like myself. Being a co-leader for our […]

September 11, 2017

For Photographers, Personal, Portrait

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Making the Change: Colleen Bies Photography

Why the Name Change? When I started my business 7 years ago, I initially planned on doing all things photography. And hence, the name Capture Life Moments seemed ever so fitting. Because at the time, I wanted to focus on all of life’s moments. I wanted to focus on weddings, boudoir, families, newborns and senior […]

September 7, 2017


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Wisconsin Film Photographer | Kay and Ty

It’s always a pleasure hanging out with photographer friends! I’m so thankful to know Kay and Ty. I went to high school with Kay and then many years later, I come to find out that she and her boyfriend (at the time) had started a photography business. And of course, I was just starting myself […]

August 24, 2017

Engagement, For Photographers, Portrait

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Neenah Engagement Photographer | Jessica and Mike

I first met Jessica on the day that she got engaged!! Yes…true story!! As a member of the Appleton Area Jaycees, Jessica came to her first event in April. The CP telethon. It was an event that I was chairing and I happily welcomed her as a newcomer. It was funny because she texted or […]

August 22, 2017


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Milwaukee Engagement Photographer | Abby and Ryan

One of my favorite things about Abby — is that she is a smiler!!! Yes, she can’t help but smile and I love it. Her and Ryan were so sweet together and fun loving. And…I even found out that they are both ticklish too! We spent an evening together just north of Milwaukee at the […]

August 21, 2017


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Wausau Wedding Photographer | Kathleen and Marty

From a hot air balloon ride that ended in a proposal to the day they said I Do and for the rest of their lives! Kathleen and Marty are the cutest! And they remind me a little of me and Andy. Being that I’m super short and Andy is super tall and it’s exactly like […]

August 17, 2017


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Sneak Peek | 920Hygge Collaborative Styled Shoot

Just a tiny little sneak peek here. But so important because I wanted to give a giant thank you to all those that helped put this together. What is #920hygge? This is our annual styled shoot for our Tuesdays Together group in Appleton. Tuesdays Together being a group of creative entrepreneurs that come together to […]

August 16, 2017

For Photographers, Personal

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