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Some of My Favorite Vendors to Help with Your Colorado Springs Photo Session

Mom holding one year old twins

You deserve to have the perfect professional photo session. That's why I compiled a list of some of my favorite vendors to help you prepare for your maternity, newborn, or family photos in my studio! Below, you'll find a list of my preferred local vendors for hair and makeup, smash cakes, nails, and more. Is there something you think I should add to this list? If so, feel free to send me an email at and I'll see what I can do about adding the vendors you need! Enjoy!

Hair & Makeup

Pregnant woman with professional hair and makeup posing in maternity photo

Kim Clay is a professional makeup artist of over 18 years, as well as a licensed esthetician. She specializes in making every person feel as amazing as they look! If you're considering professional maternity or newborn photos, but you feel overwhelmed at the thought of doing your own hair and makeup, Kim is the perfect choice. She provides all products for her clients' looks, and while false lashes are optional, they are always included in her pricing. Many of my photography clients have used her services and have been thrilled with the results. I highly recommend her!


Professional burgundy nails
Photo courtesy of Villa Salon, Colorado Springs

Villa Salon is an extensive, full-service nail salon in Colorado Springs. Their expert technicians are knowledgable of the latest trends and they offer thousands of nail polish colors, dipping powders, and gel toppings. They also offer full-body waxing services, facials, and permanent make-up. This is the perfect place to get pampered before your photo session! They even have a full-service top-shelf bar for you to enjoy during your appointment. I highly recommend them!


Little girl smiling in pink tutu with pink cake

Kea with i heart cakes is a self-taught cake baker based in Colorado Springs, and she will blow you away! She makes incredible cakes from Sonic the Hedgehog and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to elegant floral cakes and more–she truly does it all. Whether you're looking for a smash cake for your one-year-old, or a cake for any other kind of photo session, Kea will have you covered. I'm proud to say that I've worked with her many times and my clients are consistently thrilled with the taste and design of her amazing cakes.


Baby girl smiling in wicker basket in front of floral backdrop

When you book your newborn photo session with me, you can expect to have full use of my extensive client closet of baby clothes, props, and backdrops. Together, we will make your dreams for your photoshoot come to life! With that said, when you book your session with me, if there's a specific theme or props that you would like to use for your session that I don't already own (believe me, I own A LOT!) then we can discuss how best to make your vision for your photo session happen. Here are some of the amazing prop and background vendors that I use regularly to ensure that I have a beautiful, and wide selection of items for my clients to use.

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