Colleen Geohagan Photography

The Art of Styling and Changes

I’m planning on making some big changes this year in my life, attitude, and perspective.  I’ve honestly already made a ton of progress just by making some decisions on things I need to do to make me happier and more fulfilled.  One of the biggies is that I’ve finally allowed myself to admit that I want to give this photography thing a real go.  I don’t know why, but up until recently I’ve been embarrassed to say it out loud.  Maybe because it seems like everyone wants to be a photographer these days and I feel like I am being cliche.  Or because I thought I wasn’t good enough.  But I’ve made up my mind that I love it and I am good enough.

So I’m taking a couple of steps towards this goal, along with shooting as much as I can.  First, I’m really excited because I am second shooting some weddings with one of my favorite film photographers – Allison Kuhn.  I’ve shot several myself but this will be amazing experience to really learn the ropes.  Second, I’m going to sporadically take classes and workshops.  I’m in the last week of the Art of Styling taught by another amazing local photographer Anna Napthali, and I’ve loved every minute of it.  Here is some of last week’s homework where we had to style a food story or two.




The website is a work in progress but I’m working on it.  There is a big website overhaul coming for Colleen Geohagan Photography, Delighted Calligraphy, and Two Delighted.  Because Megan and I want to have as many websites between us as possible.

One realization that’s kind of knocked me over the head recently is that this life is too short to settle so we should be actively working to change anything if our lives that doesn’t serve us, even if the changes are scary.  What about you guys?  Are there any big changes you’ve had or are working towards?

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  1. Ali

    Good for you!! You are amazingly talented!

    • Colleen

      Thanks so much Ali!

  2. Lacey

    You ARE good enough, truly. I am a self-proclaimed photography snob and NOT AT ALL because I think I can do it – I absolutely cannot. But I really am quite judgmental of those that think they can and pursue it as a business. I’m not proud of that trait of mine, but I’m only mentioning it to prove that I really think your pictures are gorgeous and have never had a sliver of judgement when seeing your photographs.

    I’ve been through 5 photographers in my daughter’s 3.5 years already mainly because I always go for the deal and then am disappointed. Darn thriftiness. Only one I’d go back to, so adding you to my list once you get up and rolling! And if your homework involves a newborn at all…I know just the person about to have one of those. 😉 Lol.

    • Colleen

      Lacey you are so sweet to say that! Thank you! I would be happy to do your newborn shots – just let me know :).

  3. Stephanie

    You are good enough! Look at my road in recent years. Fell flat and rejected in one and going strong in piano and will do better with the embroidery!

    • Colleen

      Thanks mom g 🙂

  4. Jenn

    You continually blow me away with your photography– when I bought a camera for Christmas this year I based my decision on your recommendations! My husband told me to research and I trust your opinion more than any online reviews because I’ve been enjoying the images on your blog for so long. I can’t wait to see any new imaginings of your site. Your website was one of the reasons I even started thinking I could blog on East Meets Soutt Blog .

    • Colleen

      Gosh Jenn that is so nice of you to say! Thank you!!

  5. Taylor

    I’m so very proud of you little button. You inspire me and I ADORE your photography. The ones above are too good for words. I especially love the one with the tiny break in the egg… I need it. In my kitchen. You are so talented and I hope to get stronger this year in making decisions that make me happy.

    • Colleen

      Love you Taylor, thanks lady! We will be strong together!