Sunday, January 20, 2008

Colleen: The Artsy Beauty Queen

Saturday, I headed down to the beach to one of my favorite beach cities to have some fun with friends. My friend Colleen and I have been talking about taking some pictures of her for her husband's desk at work as a gift for Valentine's. I thought this was such a fun idea. (He just got a new office and she and I both decided he needed some serious frosting for his desk.) Tim is not going to be able to concentrate with her beautiful mug staring back at him; SHE IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! And her personality, I can't even begin to describe how magnetizing and engaging she is. I could talk to her all day and not be bored. Take a look. By the end of this post you will be wishing you were friends with her too. ;)


See what I mean? Gorgeous!

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I love the connotations behind this picture: She is the one Tim wants to see first when he walks in the door. Colleen is home to Tim. I just love the sentiment I feel when I see this photograph: no matter what the day brought she will welcome him with that contagious and assuring smile and he will know he is in a safe and happy place filled with love and laughter.

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Colleen's an artist.

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When she suggested we shoot at her house, I jumped at the thought of being surrounded by her palate of colors. Her home is stunningly decorated with several original pieces. They are all distinctive and original. Each has a story behind it too. I enjoyed hearing about the muse behind her artwork. (I hope to comission a piece someday too, a mermaid. For a little girl's room. Please, please, Lucky Art God, send me a girl.)

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Some details from her studio.

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These pictures will make you smile.

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See. Contagious.


This picture will make Tim's heart skip a beat.

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See. Gorgeous.


Colleen has so much spirit and energy; I think that is why I enjoy her company so much. It was interesting to see however, how peaceful and calm she became with a paint brush in her hand.

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More gorgeousness.

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I the name of art, I had a try with my medium.

Here's my attempt at getting artsy...

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Even though this picture is of Baby Emmi (Who finally had her eyes open. She is usually asleep when we are together.) I have to give a shout-out to my friend Kate. It was so fun being able to spend some time with you too. (You all have met her before; She's Kyle's mom. She's also Colleen's big sis.)

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Gunnar and Ky-Ky made an appearance at this shoot too. Colleen let them have a go with the paints; I think they both destroyed their shirts, and her brushes. All in good fun, right?

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Thanks so much for the opportunity. I loved our day! I hope you have enough pictures to cover Tim's desk, as if he needed any reminding of you! How could he forget someone so unforgettably irresistible? ;) Can't wait to see you again. Thanks again- Kam

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6 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

You know someone is wonderful whose personality comes through in a picture. What a fun friend! I love the photo of her in front of the door, and the one of her sitting at the table. The one of her painting her husband's name was a great idea! AND I think you nailed the photoshop ones this time (no hobo beards :) ).

Glad to see you are keeping busy with all the pretty faces to photograph!

caitholmes said...

so much fun!! your pictures keep getting better and better with every entry :] i miss you A TON! I hope this comment finds you well...lets do G Spoon soon! yummmmmyyyyyyyyyyy

Ronee said...

OMG, you are a Golden Spoon fan? It is my weakness, right now. I make Eddie go with me almost every night.

What I really wanted to say was how great hese pictures captured her spirit. You did a fabulous job. I also loved how you had her art as the backdrop. Her husband will flip for these.

It also made me want to do some mosaic stuff. I love it.

megduerksen.typepad.com said...

the picture with half her face...the close up..it's gorgeous.
he will love them.
looks like fun.

-meg

Rebecca said...

All I have to say is WOW! She is gorgeous and I have to be friends with her and her cool paint brushes. You make them all look so, well delicious, for lack of a better word.

Tonya said...

kam...those are some sweet colors that she has in her studio...

very pretty...

I bet you had fun with this one!

Tonya