Marcie Runnells Photography: Blog http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Marcie Runnells Photography marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:54:00 GMT Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:54:00 GMT http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/img/s5/v116/u13696646-o798589495-50.jpg Marcie Runnells Photography: Blog http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog 120 80 Bethany | High School Senior | Colorado Springs Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2017/2/bethany-high-school-senior-colorado-springs-photographer Bethany and I had so much fun doing photos at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs. This girl has such a beautiful smile, and she was so fun.  She even brought her long board for a few photos of her skating in a dress.

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2017/2/bethany-high-school-senior-colorado-springs-photographer Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Bright Family | Colorado Springs Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2017/2/bright-family-colorado-springs-photographer I love watching this family grow.  I have known these guys since our boys were in preschool together 4 years ago.  Each fall, we find a "great adventure" in locations to choose from: from front yards to palmer park.    

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Peyton | High School Senior | Bear Creek Park | Colorado Springs Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2017/2/peyton-high-school-senior-bear-creek-park-colorado-springs-photographer Peyton had a great senior session at Bear Creek Park. We had some fantastic locations to choose from as well as a special appearance from her dog and just for fun image with mom, Bridget.  

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2017/2/peyton-high-school-senior-bear-creek-park-colorado-springs-photographer Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:43:11 GMT
Maternity + Family: Aaron and Latisha - Colorado Springs Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/9/maternity-family-aaron-and-latisha---colorado-springs-photographer
When another photographer that you respect and admire asks you to do their family photos, it is both a compliment and a lot of pressure. Thank you Aaron and Latisha for trusting in me.

The girls are totally perfect together too.  

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado Colorado Springs Family Maternity Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/9/maternity-family-aaron-and-latisha---colorado-springs-photographer Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:12:33 GMT
Liberty High School: Karissa - Senior Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/8/liberty-high-school-karissa---senior-photographer Karissa and I had a really fun session downtown Colorado Springs as well as a quick session with her motorcycle at home.   A senior at Liberty High School, Karissa plans to Metropolitan State University in Denver in a social work program.  

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs downtown liberty mountain photographer senior http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/8/liberty-high-school-karissa---senior-photographer Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:03:30 GMT
For those of you who don't like yourself in photos. BE PRESENT. http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/for-those-of-you-who-dont-like-yourself-in-photos As a wedding photographer, I have seen and heard nearly every comment from people who don't like having their photos taken.  "I'll break the camera", "I hate photos of myself", "Ug, please don't take my picture",or just the photos of people who hide as soon as a camera is out.  In fact, I was one of them for about 2 years.  There is a 2 year time frame where I really don't exist.  I didn't like how I looked, I made weird faces in photos, whatever the reason, i just felt uncomfortable.  Having professional photos of you looking your best is great, and I encourage everyone to have one.  But the reality is, most of our photos are taken with phones and by non-professional photographers.

Here is the thing.  Photos of you are not for you.  They are for the people that love you.  We will all die at some point and tomorrow is never guaranteed. Be there, be present.  A dear friend of mine has 4 photos of her father.  4.  Can you imagine what you would give to have photos of your loved ones, regardless of how they looked or weird face they made?  You would cherish those photos because you cherished that person.  You don't see flabby arms, or a gut, or a crooked smile.  What you see is the person you cherished.  You see the comforting smile and the way that person made you feel.  You see their personality, not their flabby arms.

Also, to you parents of young children out there.  When you avoid the camera because of your insecurities, you are teaching your children to do the same.  If you embrace life as you are right now, your children will do the same. Think about it.  

I could go on and on with personal stories of my own and of friends that have had to say goodbye to loved ones, and they would always cherish one more photo.    Again, be there.  Be present.  These photos are not for you.

With all of this said, here are some photos of me.  I don't like the way I look in any of them, but I was there. I was present and these photos, as sill/awful  as they are, they could mean the world to my loved ones.  I am a work in progress as well.  I need to remind myself to get infront of the camera sometimes.  I do exist, even when its not flattering.  

Ug.  Here we go......

 

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/for-those-of-you-who-dont-like-yourself-in-photos Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:54:39 GMT
Maternity + Newborn: Katie and Don - Colorado Springs Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/maternity-newborn-katie-and-don---colorado-springs-photographer Oh, how I love baby bumps.  Katie(Leah) is a massage therapist who was working up until about a week before she gave birth! She is good, I speak from experience.  Little promotion here if you need a massage or want to gift one to someone: 

Yeah, little miss, Lucy, got her own picture while mama changed.   Oh, and since I'm late posting, I will include in the same post, the precious little man they welcomed into the world recently!  Congrats!!!!!
Seriously.  How adorable is that??  

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs ideas maternity mountain newborn http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/maternity-newborn-katie-and-don---colorado-springs-photographer Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:30:00 GMT
LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/local-interactive-illusionists---colorado-springs-commercial-photographer I LOVE putting together cool concept shoots for local businesses.  It is collaboration at it's finest.  This post is about Addie and Chase, the #KidMagician.  These kids, along with a few grown up magicians (dad, and others) are part of Interactive Illusionists, and have some cool tricks up their sleeves.    Be sure to Follow them on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!  I even practiced my video skills at the end!   LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented! LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented! LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented! LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented! LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented! LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented! LOCAL: Interactive Illusionists - Colorado Springs Commercial PhotographerKeep up with #KidMagician on social media. These little magicians with their dad-ring leader are talented!

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/local-interactive-illusionists---colorado-springs-commercial-photographer Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:00:00 GMT
Family: The Millers - Colorado Springs, Colorado Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/family-the-millers---colorado-springs-colorado-photographer  

 

Only occasionally do I get to do family photos in studio.  But with a newborn in tow, this family didn't want to be outside in the freezing air in February.  I met Amy through another photographer who was unable to do the session.  Really, I love working with other photographers.  It really is an industry where everyone is different.  Different experience, different styles, different methods of business.  There is a photographer out there for everyone.  While this couple will still be returning to my peer for their wedding, we had a great experience together and I was glad to help out where I could.  Thank you Amy for trusting me with your family's photos!

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs family studio http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/family-the-millers---colorado-springs-colorado-photographer Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:45:00 GMT
Maternity + Newborn: Ramirez Family - Colorado Springs, CO Family Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/maternity-newborn-ramirez-family---colorado-springs-co-family-photographer Soooo, Im a bit behind in my blogging, so I'm going to try to spend the next week or so catching up.  I adore this family.  We always have a fun every time we get together.  Can you not tell how fun and awesome they are from these shirts?? These shirts fit their personalities so well and was the perfect way to tell the world that they had a baby girl on the way! Ramirez Family Maternity Ramirez Family Maternity

Now, I told you I was behind on my blogging, so continuing in the same post, let me introduce you to little miss Kailani.  This little spitfire had no intentions of staying wrapped up like a baby for her photos.  I am sure this will be seen again in her personality as she grows.  But seriously, how adorable is she??  

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs family maternity newborn http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/maternity-newborn-ramirez-family---colorado-springs-co-family-photographer Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:00:00 GMT
Wedding: Michael & Hannah - Pinecrest - Palmer Lake, Co http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/wedding-michael-hannah---pinecrest---palmer-lake-co This stunning winter wedding was at the beautiful Pinecrest in Palmer Lake, Colorado.  While it was fairly nice and dry just 30 minutes south in Colorado Springs, we arrived that morning with fresh snow on the ground which created such a lovely backdrop.  Hannah and Michael really had the best attitude and embraced the snow and didn't complain once about taking photos outside (it was soooooo cold).  The result was some pretty amazing wedding images you just don't get every day.   Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO Marcie Runnells PhotographyMarcie Runnells PhotographyMichael & Hannah's beautiful winter wedding at Pinecrest, Palmer Lake, CO

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs mountain palmer lake pinecrest wedding winter wedding http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2016/7/wedding-michael-hannah---pinecrest---palmer-lake-co Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:56:23 GMT
Bright Family - Palmer Park - Colorado Springs Family Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2015/10/bright-family---palmer-park---colorado-springs-family-photographer

I met my friend Kelly through our boys at preschool 2 years ago.  The boys are so cute and adventurous, I was having a hard time keeping up with them at one point. :-) Palmer park is a really great location for "Colorado Foliage" with its tall grasses, scrub oaks and giant rocks.  And a cactus or two....Public service announcement:  wear shoes that won't let them poke through...OUCH! I've enjoyed getting to know (and photograph) this family the past few years.  It's always a fun day!

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs family ideas palmer park photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2015/10/bright-family---palmer-park---colorado-springs-family-photographer Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:52:47 GMT
Maternity Workshop Photos | Erica | Colorado Springs, CO http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2015/10/maternity-workshop-photos-erica-colorado-springs-co Recently, I held a Maternity Workshop for a local photographer's MeetUp group at Colorado College.  We had photographers of every skill level and expertise and it was truly a fun day.  Erica, who is also part of the photography group is pregnant with TWINS!  She found a fantastic dress from J & L Designs Boutique and had her hair and makeup done by Nu Look Hair & Brow Boutique .  Seriously, this dress was so fun to photograph and she looked stunning.  Shove Chapel and the grounds around it at Colorado College were a perfect setting to hold this workshop.  :-) Love, Love, Love those doors!

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorado springs",photographer,maternity,"colorado college","shove chapel" http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2015/10/maternity-workshop-photos-erica-colorado-springs-co Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:14:08 GMT
Jill - 2016 Senior | Coronado High School | Colorado Springs Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2015/9/jill---2016-senior-coronado-high-school-colorado-springs-photographer Coronado High School, Class of 2016, Colorado Springs Senior PhotographerJill Dragosh

I had such a great time photographing Jill for her Senior photos. We kept our photoshoot local to the area around her home.  Not only does she live in a beautiful location with access to beautiful fields, and flowers.  She is near some stunning views.  So why on earth would I photograph her in front of dead trees?  Well, thats part of her story too.  It was only 3 years ago that the Waldo Canyon fires were just a few hundred feet from her front door.  The trees are dead, but the new growth is filling in and beginning again.  I wish Jill all the best as she embraces the next chapter in her life after high school. Here are a few of my favorite images of her session.

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Colorado colorad springs",photographer,senior,coronado,"high school","waldo canyon fire",wildfire http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2015/9/jill---2016-senior-coronado-high-school-colorado-springs-photographer Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:40:38 GMT
Antler Chandeliers and Art - Divide, CO - Photographer http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2014/11/antler-chandeliers-and-art---divide-co---photographer Naturally shed antler chandelier at the front entry of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home.  Artist, Jeff MusgravePEAK ANTLERSNaturally shed antler chandelier at the front entry of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home. Artist, Jeff Musgrave

 

Naturally shed moose antler chandelier over the dining table of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home.  Artist, Jeff MusgravePEAK ANTLERNaturally shed moose antler chandelier over the dining table of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home. Artist, Jeff Musgrave

 

It really is fun to work with other artists.  My recent photoshoot was with Colorado Antler Artist, Jeff Musgrave who has been creating lighting, chandeliers, furniture, and sculptures with naturally shed antlers for over 18 years. He creates custom pieces for each client depending on their needs.  We had a fun time collaborating on the product photos, but I got a real treat when he took me to a home nearby in Woodland Park, CO to photograph some of his chandeliers.  Jeff is commissioned to do many different lighting and sculpture pieces but rarely gets to see his creation at it's final destination.  This was a treat for me because I saw a home with thoughtful details everywhere I looked.  I really enjoy photographing interiors and this home was able to showcase Jeff's lighting beautifully, as well as many other artists that the homeowner had personal connections to.

 

 

Visit Jeff's page for more information on Antler chandeliers, furniture, and sculptures -Peak Antlers.com  Or see some of his creations at Tweeds, in Woodland Park, CO or at Thunder Mountain Trading Company in Old Colorado City, CO.

Naturally shed antler chandelier in the front entry of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home. Artist, Jeff MusgravePEAK ANTLERSNaturally shed antler chandelier in the front entry of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home. Artist, Jeff Musgrave Naturally shed antler chandelier over the pool table of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home. Artist, Jeff MusgravePEAK ANTLERNaturally shed antler chandelier over the pool table of this beautiful Woodland Park, CO mountain home. Artist, Jeff Musgrave

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Antler art carving chandeliers colorado home ideas interior mountain photography product real estate http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2014/11/antler-chandeliers-and-art---divide-co---photographer Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:04:25 GMT
Better than freezer burnt wedding cake http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2012/5/better-than-freezer-burnt-wedding-cake Here is a great idea I heard from one of my brides.  Instead of saving a year old piece of freezer burnt wedding cake for your first anniversary, try this:

Grab a bottle of Champagne (like the kind you will use on your wedding day), and your wedding day champagne flutes if you have them. Buy two small notebooks and write down a few things about your future spouse, and tuck them all away in a box in your closet.  On your 1 year anniversary, you get to open the champagne and read each others notes.  Buy another bottle of champagne, write new notes and do it again every year.  This sounds like a great idea to me and in a few years you will have all these really wonderful reasons why you love your husband/wife.

 

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marcie.runnells@yahoo.com (Marcie Runnells Photography) Brides anniversary champagne ideas wedding why I love you http://marcierunnellsphotography.com/blog/2012/5/better-than-freezer-burnt-wedding-cake Sat, 12 May 2012 02:34:00 GMT