the value of online reviews

1655550_10153926669160456_1681459957_o_stompedOver the past few months I've been lucky to get to travel to some awesome US cities - mostly for work purposes but also with a bit of fun!

  • In January I traveled to Phoenix, AZ for the annual Imaging USA Conference hosted by PPA (which I am a proud member of for the past 3 years).


  • In March I traveled to Las Vegas for the worlds largest photography conference hosted by WPPI. It's basically an opportunity for all of us photogs to totally geek out on all the new camera equipment and meet our idols in the biz.


  • And in April I traveled to Los Angeles to visit my best friend and do a little wedding planning. She is getting married at the end of the month and I am her maid-of-honor! It's going to be so different being in front of the camera at a wedding - I'm excited!

But you know what I realized after visiting all three of these cities?

I found myself using my smart phone to look up local businesses and check out their customer reviews.  Almost every time I needed to find a good boutique, restaurant or bar I would make my decision based on how many stars the business received on Yelp or Google.

Since then I've made it a habit to leave reviews whenever I visit a new spot because I experienced first hand how valuable those reviews are! Just doin' my part to help my fellow consumers out there!

If you can relate to the value of these reviews I would be so grateful to read

a quick review from you on my Yelp, Facebook or Google page!

Kellie Coughlin Photographer's Google Places Page

Kellie Coughlin Photographer's Yelp Page

Kellie Coughlin Photographer's Facebook Page

Simon Douglas | One Year Portraits

Simon Douglas turned one last weekend!  I have been so lucky to photograph this little guy during his first year...check out this collection of shots from his newborn, 6 month and 1 year sessions.

I had a blast at his One Year Old Birthday Party...

And after his party the whole family played at the park together...

And a little in studio session...

Love you Simon... xoxo

Wylder | Newborn

Handsome baby Wylder charmed me with his sleepy eyes and luscious cries.  [is that a song lyric?  If not, is should be.]  I spent a casual afternoon with him and his parents at their Denver home.  The best part - I will get to continue capturing his vibrant personality over the next year.

Chloe | newborn portraits

A sweet little angel has blessed Johanna & Chris's lives and I was overjoyed to be able to capture her darling newborn portraits at their home!

Jayce | newborn

Jayce's parents invited me up to their beautiful home and I fell in love with his musically decorated nursery.  It's clear that Jayce will be surrounded by the music industry his entire life and it's going to rock!

Baby Silas: Maternity & Newborn Sessions

  Crystal, Daniel and Caius visited me months ago while they were a family of 3 (soon to be 4)...



And along came Silas!


Big brother Caius was very happy that today's shoot was all about him...he sat in front of my camera and was his sweet little 4-year-old self.

Sweet Newborn Elliana

  Elliana's parents came to my old studio for their maternity portraits just a short while before she was born.  It was so exciting to talk about little "peanut" and how she would soon be here to play with us all. I followed her Mom's progress on Facebook and was so excited to get the message that Peanut had arrived!  This teeny-tiny girly girl hypnotized me with her big brown eyes and angelic smile.  I'm so excited to continue capturing Elliana and her family as she grows.

Elliana's Mom is a two time Paralymic Medal winner!  Beijing & Athens!

Goodbye to the old and HELLO to the new!

Where are the years and years of previous blog posts?!?! Well, unfortunately the nasty hackers of the world found pleasure in corrupting my old website in March 2012 and damaged any information I was hoping to transfer over to my new site.

Luckily my Kellie Coughlin Photographer Facebook Page is alive and well and you can view galleries of my favorites here:  Weddings, Engagement Portraits, Boudoir, Family & Children, Maternity & Infants

But check this out!  I have all new posts above and will continue to keep my enhanced security Blog up to date ;)

Thanks for all your patience and understanding!