colleen bies



BOLD & intimate

true moments, real love, authentically you.


Let me first start by coming clean and just saying, I’m obsessed with jumpsuits and shoes. I will wear a jumpsuit over just about any article of clothing. At any point, I likely have more than 3 open beverages at my desk and have no idea where I last put my phone. I’m fairly confident I loose it more often than I check my social media…and that’s a lot! 

I’m an enneagram type eight - which…if you watch Game of Thrones, so is Arya Stark. And I’m pretty sure, I can be okay with that any day!! 

I don’t always go out, but when I do, I prefer a hand crafted cocktail vs. beer or wine. Although…wine is a pretty stellar alternative. Risqué is my hands down, favorite sparkling wine.

I’ve been photographing weddings for 10 years (video-5) and have a boutique boudoir studio in downtown Neenah. I love helping other entrepreneurs and giving back to my community through special projects and volunteer work. 

I spent 12 years in the military where I met my husband. Together, we have a most adorable 4 year old boy named Stanley who steals our hearts every day. Family is everything to me.

hey-o, I'm colleen


Nowadays, we move so quickly through life and moments and memories, that we often forget to slow down and “smell the roses” so to speak. 
Precious photos are near and dear to me. Perhaps its because my family couldn’t afford a camera no less photos of any kind when I was a child. All I know is that I have a single family photo that was taken for the church directory and that is all. Photos, whether they be of your wedding day, family lifestyle 


More than pretty photos. These are lifetime memories locked into something tangible you hold on to, share with family & friends, & begin your heirloom keepsakes of treasured moments. 

session, or your intimate boudoir session for the empowered  woman; in the end, it’s all for documenting those moments in time to never be forgotten. Time is one thing you can’t take back, you can’t redo, and you can’t relive. Time is precious, so documenting time? Completely priceless!
I know this value and I know how deeply important it is. And that’s why my philosophy is to document captivating and intentional images in all that I do. 


owner, principle photographer

To quote a past bride of mine “I live for my work”. I never felt this way working my corporate job. And sure, I could have stayed and climbed the ladder and be making well over 6 figures doing my thing and being a badass corporate lady boss. But that just wasn’t where my heart was.

I'm so glad I closed that chapter of my life and opened it up to documenting historical love stories and sharing memories with some of the most beautiful souls on this planet! Thank you letting to document this pitstop on your travels of love and marriage.

MEET colleen


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Bold images showcasing your love and your authentic selves are my specialty. I use a candid approach to your wedding photography so that you get real moments filled with love, emotion, laughter, and joy. Honor those precious moments through timeless heirloom albums to share your love story with generations to come. Be ready to relive your day over and over again. Easy and done for you style of timeline planning and non posing posing. I’m honored to document your love story.

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I wish I could give Colleen 10 stars because 5 does not do it justice! She was absolutely amazing and truly so very talented in what she does. 
Let me tell you.. this woman lives for her work! She did our engagement photos and they were PHENOMENAL! We are still gushing over them.. and my goodness you should see our beautiful wedding photos...we just got them back last week and I am the HAPPIEST bride you will ever meet!!! SUCH AN AMAZING JOB!!!
Colleen's work is unparalleled. She has SUCH an amazing vision and executes perfectly each and every time. She is SPECTACULAR!!! Can't wait to have her photograph other moments in our life.

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tolu & deonte


Colleen photographed our wedding on Labor Day weekend this year and let me just say it was AMAZING!! The amount of work she did with me and responded to me before the wedding was a lifesaver and put my mind at ease - she was kind of like a partial wedding planner with me!! The wedding day was perfect with all the poses, the wedding party pics, and just the way she made us feel especially when she and her associate were doing alone shots of us. We were able to get all the photos we wanted and everything turned out breathtaking! I have been recommending her ever since our wedding!! With Colleen you get amazing quality and organization which is worth every last penny!! Colleen rocked every moment of our wedding!!

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Colleen shot our engagement photos and wedding photos and we LOVE LOVE LOVE them all! She is not only an amazing photographer, but she is also so accommodating and patient. My now husband and I wanted snowy pictures for our engagement shots, and of course, we only had one snowy weekend all of last winter (after we had decided on this). Colleen was more than happy to come meet us right away after the snowfall and we got the most amazing wintery pictures! For our wedding, we had a very big bridal party, and an even bigger family picture. She was so great with all of the little kids, and even with a language barrier (my husband's family mostly speaks Spanish) we got amazing photos from our entire day.

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hannah & adan



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I work with couples that value unforgettable photographic moments of their wedding day. Couples that trust in my vision as an artist and cherish fine art wall displays and heirloom wedding albums. Couples that are daring, adventurous, and most of all, enjoy life to its fullest.
If this sounds like you, let's chat!

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