Murphy, Jazz and Moose {Shelby Clarke Pet Photography, Montrose Colorado}

Murphy, Jazz and Moose's mom and dad won a 1 hour session and $100 product credit from a local Animal Protection League silent auction back when I first arrived to Montrose. We decided better late than never to schedule their session before I head out-of-town for California. These dogs were so fun, and each had [...]

Montrose, CO

It has almost been a month since we made the journey west to Montrose from Colorado Springs. I am happy to say that I think we are settling in quiet nicely. It has taken me almost a month to really put our home together. As an interior designer and artist, I tend to overthink placement [...]

Hiking the Crags

My life is in a state of completely unknown. Hubby is actively seeking a job, our 2 PT jobs won't pay rent for another month and we are now without healthcare. {PS hey congress go back to work please} The only things keeping me sane are my library books {Homeward Bound by Emily Matcher and [...]

2013 Colorado Springs Balloon Classic {clarkestudio photography- colorado springs photographer}

To celebrate us being in Colorado Springs for more than a year, I decided to share some of my favorite images I took at this year's Balloon Classic. Sadly the weather was not very agreeable for flying on Sunday, but Monday gave us beautiful clear skies and wonderful flying [and photographing] weather! Enjoy! After we [...]

Favorite hikes near Colorado Springs

All you have to do it drive through Colorado to know this place is beautiful. Earlier this month Mr and I hiked the Crag's, July 1 actually. It hailed on us for 30 minutes after we got started. This past week, I decided I wanted to hike it again. This time just Asher and me. [...]

When is it too hot for your dog? {summer pet care tips}

I was born and raised in Texas, like Houston, Texas...and if you have never been there it gets very hot in the summer (+100 degrees) with a boatload of humidity (average 78%). It doesn't ever feel cool unless you're in a pool or in front of the AC. So when is it too hot to [...]

Hiking Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs

Well, spring has FINALLY arrived. By finally I mean, it snowed 1.5" on May 1. So now that the sun has decided to shine and the snow has moved on {hopefully} I can get outside with Asher more often, get some exercise and some sun! Last week, Asher and I went to one of my favorite places. [...]