Belle Shea Salon is Hiring! | Fort Collins, Northern Colorado Hair Salon

Belle Shea Salon is growing and expanding into a brand new location this summer! They will be opening at 2700 S. College Ave (central Fort Collins) in the space right next to Dora Grace and Core Power Yoga, across the street from the Moot House! AND they are currently hiring for a few more stylists to join our team as they expand! They’ll have a beautiful reception area, color bar, relaxing shampoo spa room, and unique decor! Belle Shea Salon is looking for ambitious and talented stylists to join them as they provide hair and makeup services to guests in the area! They will also have a multi-purposed room for skincare services such as waxing, aesthetic services, massage, spray tanning and more! Belle Shea Salon does a ton of weddings in the Northern Colorado/Denver area and brides always look amazing! They also do all hair and make-up for my senior collections! Take a look below at some of the pretty work!


You can contact Lauren for details and tell her I sent you! They currently have space for more team members at the current location now, but can also hire for positions starting in the June/July time frame! Full time and part time available!

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Vendor Spotlight: Intricate Icings

I finally got a chance to work with Intricate Icings last summer at Erika and Michael’s wedding! The cake was one of the prettiest I’ve ever photographed and the guests were raving about how yummy it was! I got to try it too, and yes, it was SO GOOD! I’ve met Rachael, the owner and “chief cake artist” a couple times at different wedding related networking events and today I’m so excited that Intricate Icings is my vendor spotlight!

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?
I probably only get a drink at Starbucks about 3-4 times a year, but when I do it’s the cool lime refresher. I know it’s not coffee (I don’t get along with caffeine!)

How did you get started? How long have you been in business, etc?
I started decorating cakes as a stress relief from my day job as a physical therapist in 2001. Turned out I really loved cake and was pretty good at decorating! I started my company in 2006 and I have no regrets!

What’s your favorite thing about your business?
I love the challenge of creating something new and different for every client. The process of figuring something out for the first time is a thrill for me. I don’t like making the same cake twice so I’m always trying to change a popular design just a little each time someone requests it so I can create a new challenge.

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What advice do you have for brides when booking a vendor like yourself? What should they know before they contact someone for cake/dessert?
Every cake company has a specialty. Figure out want you want out of your cake first, then find a company that can provide what you are looking for. If you want cupcakes, find a shop that just does cupcakes. If you know you want a show stopping cake then you need to go somewhere other than your local grocery store. Be sure to check portfolios and reviews!!!

How far out should a bride book you?
Most of our clients book 4-6 months out from their wedding date. I actually prefer to be one of the last vendors booked because it’s important for me to see the details of the event in order to design the perfect cake. I look at gowns, invitation, linens, flowers, truly anything that has inspired the wedding in order to design a cake that is fitting for the event.

Do you travel for weddings?
We will travel up to four hours away from our studio. Any trip longer than that can create some difficulty in keeping the cakes cold enough to last the trip and stay perfect for the wedding. We are located in Erie, CO.

Website Link and Contact Info:
Facebook @intricateicingscakededign
Twitter and Instagram : @intricateicings


One Photo | ShutterChic Photography | Lauren

Sometimes you just take one photo. You love it for so many reasons, but you don’t know why. This is that photo. “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” – Song of Solomon 4:7

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We have some new stuff in the works for all you beautiful ladies! Interested in portraits of yourself like this? Get in touch by emailing



Fort Collins Family Photographer | ShutterChic Photography | Trostel Family

I photographed this little family of 3 a couple years back in the Fall. Their family session was one of my favorites, so when I found out that Andrea was expecting another and wanted photos for a cute baby gender announcement, I was all for it! She found the cutest idea to blow pink or blue glitter onto a board to reveal that they were having another baby boy! They had just come from their doctor’s appointment and couldn’t wait to let their families know! Of course we got some photos of just the 3 of them together before their new bundle arrives! Congrats guys! Tate will be a great big brother!

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