Camera Bag, Books, and a Handy Tool


Hey, y’all! In this blog, I’ll talk about three things that will make your life as a photographer, or someone who just loves taking photos, much easier. These items are: a camera bag that allows easy access to your gear, books that will up your skill as a photographer, and a handy tool that will […]

7 Ways to Make Kids Laugh in Family Photoshoots


*This special guest post is written by Diane Lockman, Meredith’s Mom. Diane has over 27 years experience of raising kiddos, so she knows of which she speaks!* Family photoshoots are even more fun when the kids are laughing uncontrollably! Lifestyle photographers like Blue Willis know that laughter is not only healthy (when you laugh, your […]

My #1 Lifestyle Portrait Photo Shoot Venue


While I will do a lifestyle portrait photo shoot anywhere, my all time favorite venue is the great outdoors. My love for photography has grown alongside my love of the towering mountains, the wind in the trees, and the colors of the sunset, just to name a few. My jam is taking people into these […]

5 Tips for Your Engagement Photo Shoot


Everybody has questions about what to wear for their engagement photoshoot, so here are four tips you might not think about. The fifth one is the best. 😉  1 – Yer Feet  Pay attention to your socks and shoes! We’re photographing all of you, not just your head and torso. (Gentlemen, this tip is for […]

Every Woman’s Question for the Engagement Photoshoot: What to Wear?


The hours before Blue and I took our engagement photos were not my finest fashion moments. I remember agonizing over my closet, trying to find an outfit that best complimented my physique and style. Finally, my chosen engagement outfit on, I walked into the kitchen to show my best girlfriend/roommate, Charity. “Do you like it?” […]

My Favorite Professional Camera & Lens for Taking Natural Photos


Authentic Photos Look Fantastic with this Professional Camera What’s my favorite professional camera for taking natural lifestyle photographs at a reasonable price? You might think you need to spend an unbelievable amount of money to capture quality photos, but my Canon 80D has been by my side for a few years, and it has not […]

What Time of Day Is Best for an Outdoor Photoshoot?


The ideal time of day for an outstanding Fort Collins outdoor photoshoot will change throughout the year. If you are a morning person, I’ll be one with you! The best time in the morning is up to 1.5 hours after sunrise. If you are not a morning person, do not fear! There is another great […]

Engagement Photo Shoot – A Wintry Surprise Proposal


This engagement photo shoot session was a waiting game. My friend Spencer asked me to be a part of his special day: the day when he would give the ring he picked out to the woman he loved. As always, he had every detail finely tuned and prepared. I was to hike up Duncan’s Ridge […]

Fun Outdoor Engagement Photo Op at Horsetooth Falls with Jaden & Jessie


Jaden and Jessie were game to try any photo op we threw at them. They waded into a deep field and got scraped up as Jaden piggy-backed Jessie out of said field, then cheerfully wiped away the blood with Jessie’s socks. They showed off their dance moves on top of a boulder that overlooked a […]