Barbie G Photography
"Memories for Keeps"

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Memories for Keeps

Everyone today is obsessed with taking pictures.  Every moment, every meal, every clothing change, everything.  Recording memories is very special, but having professional portraits framed and hanging on your wall is even more meaningful. 

About Barbie

Hi, my name is Barbie Gierhart and I am a Portrait Photographer.  My love of anything artistic began when I was a small child.  At first I colored my coloring books to look like the cartoon movies I fell in love with, which lead to my love of drawing.  Throughout my childhood I taught myself to draw with charcoal pencils.  Drawing was just something I enjoyed, but as time went on, people started requesting and offering to pay for my artwork.  From there I developed a passion for photography, and I’ve spent a lot of time fine-tuning my eye for photography as a hobbyist.  Through the support of my amazing husband Ken, I was able to complete a Professional Photography course through New York Institute of Photography.  My hobby evolved and I was fortunate enough to begin pursuing photography professionally. 

My family and I live close to a small town called Rosita which is very near to the town of Westcliffe.  Westcliffe is a quaint little town nestled in at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains which gives me the opportunity to use the spectacular mountains as a backdrop for your unique photo shoot.  In addition to the towering mountains, the lush grass, tall trees, high country wildflowers, 100 year old cabins, barns, mountain streams and lakes create limitless creative photographs.  Although I live in Westcliffe Colorado, I also service the surrounding areas.  I am happy to travel to your location for your personal “Memories for Keeps” photo session.

My portraits are colorful, bold, and artistic.   While I have an appreciation for timeless traditional portraits, I absolutely love to take a more outside-the-box approach to my photos making them fun and unique.  I am obsessed with natural light photography, but I also know my way around different lighting equipment.  I like capturing realistic, candid moments as well as creatively posed portraits.  However, my dedication is to my customers and what they envision for their photo shoot.  I will spend a good deal of time with you to determine exactly what your vision is.  My goal is to go into your photo shoot with the purpose of meeting your wants, needs and wishes.

“She’s well worth every penny!!”

Heather Anderson DiOrio

“She took time with us before our session recommending clothing colors, she was patient and creative during our session, and she followed up after our session to make sure we liked our pictures.”

Linda Livingston

“Beautiful pictures!”

Carey Foster

“They turned out so good! It was definitely work to get all four of our dogs to cooperate even for a second!”

Tabitha Reeves