a little winter walk – suzanne blons portraits

it is my pleasure to introduce you to the multi-talented suzanne blons. i look forward to telling you more about her soon. but for now, check out these gorgeous images captured on a recent snowy day.


if you simply can’t wait to find out more, please visit suzanne’s web site.

cheers, dana

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dr. craig defries

craig defries popped in to pose for me a few weeks ago. he is the doctor to see if you are seeking overall health and wellness and have been frustrated by the traditional health care answers: tests, medications, etc.

he is working on company-wide wellness programs as well as seeing individual clients who are motivated to make healthy changes in a coached and customized setting.

craig defries by dana rogers photography

craig defries by dana rogers photography

craig defries by dana rogers photography

and that’s what we got.

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thanksgiving 2012

this year’s thanksgiving was serendipitous. we were invited to steve’s very nice neighbor’s lovely woodland home. the meal was delicious and the conversation was lively and interesting. a lovely way to celebrate gratitude and share a feast.

making phone calls

but we started the day with phone calls to far away family: kids, parents, siblings.

macy's thanksgiving day parade

watched a bit of the parade. this was a santa dance where they had santas in many different, gorgeous suits.

it's santa claus!

but the big guy was dressed all in red. i was a little surprised to see that he needed a caption. what a perfect santa.

ho ho ho

ho ho ho. i just love that face. isn’t that the perfect santa? macy’s must have their pick!


by the way, the narcissus are coming along. we got these bulbs at sturtz & copeland and they seem quite vivacious. i can’t wait to smell the sweet aroma.

feeder visitor

it’s so woodsy at the neighbors. they have bird feeders that attract so many visitors. the trees come right up to the edge of the deck.

bird feeder activity

isn’t he beautiful. he didn’t really want to pose for any photos, so it took a few tries to “capture” him. i am hoping he visits at steve’s, but i can see that the buffet is much better here.

little bear

isn’t this the cutest? there are so many adorable touches everywhere.

buck in the woods

this guy watched us eat. isn’t he stunning?

our lovely hostess made butter

our hostess used a hand-cranked device to make fresh butter for the meal. this was a HUGE treat.

homemade rolls

the homemade rolls puffed up so beautifully – altitude be darned.

thanksgiving proclamation

our host shared the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by Lincoln during the civil war. I didn’t realize he turned Thanksgiving into an official holiday.

the bounty

tthe bounty – i ate it all up. woh. we laughed that everyone took advantage of the plate borders to extend their food opportunities

kitty host

one our hosts. this was the softest, furriest kitty i have ever met.

i hope your holiday was filled with warmth and joy.

cheers, dana


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halloween cowboy

cowboy by dana rogers photography


cheers, dana

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horrifying self portrait

Boulder Gothic

this was a lot of fun to shoot. but when i set out to create this image – inspired by Grant Woods’ American Gothic – i had no idea how frightening we would look. i am accustomed to disliking photos of myself – but egads!!! rather than exactly replicate the work, I have represented what I remembered from seeing it.

a few things i learned:

  • be careful what you wish for
  • there are only three homes in Boulder with gothic windows  (there is one home with a Gothic window in Gold Hill, but it wasn’t on the second floor.)
  • post-production is everything when it comes to meeting the standard of your mind’s eye (the actual work isn’t quite as doom and gloom)

if we do this again, i think i will select less grim subject matter. something a bit more uplifting.

venus on the half shell anyone?

Happy Halloween!

cheers, dana




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