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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50,000 miles later | 3 life lessons you absolutely need to know

50,000 miles later…here’s 3 things in life that you absolutely need to know right now. This past year took me to amazing places in life and in faraway destinations. San Francisco, France, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Norway along with so many local and semi-local places I love! Of all the miles I put on, […]

December 30, 2017

Education, For Photographers, Lifestyle, Personal

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Fine Art Film Photographer | Las Vegas in November

Las Vegas Shoot A few weeks ago, I was in Las Vegas for the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon. (I did awful). But, in light of my awfulness, I did manage to sneak in a quick photo session and I’m so so glad that I did. Up until a week prior to departing for Vegas, […]

December 4, 2017

For Photographers, Personal, Portrait, Wedding

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Leaders Retreat – NOLA 2018 coming soon

It’s happening! I just booked my flight and lodging for NOLA in January and can not wait to visit this city again! It will be almost 5 years since my last visit (way too long) and I am overdue. This city is full of life, adventure, mystery, diversity, amazing food and music to name a […]

November 20, 2017

Education, For Photographers, Personal

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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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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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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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Wedding Films Worth Binging On

As we creep into wedding season — I’ve got weddings on my mind…like all the time!! And seeing as I often spend time on my computer working on business, whether its emails or editing or marketing…I always need something playing to keep me company. And now’s the time when all the lovely dovey stuff comes […]

May 9, 2017


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Kreativ Workshop | Back to You

Creative Workshop lived and thrived! A coffee shop conversation over a 4-hour lunch turned into so much more. I could not have been so honored to share this workshop experience with my friends Shaunae and Alyssa. Today I wanted to talk a little about the workshop and some of the reasons behind it. The reasons […]

May 2, 2017

Education, Personal

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