Candace Miller—capturing the essence of families

Candace Miller Photography is a new business to Montrose and Miller, with 15 years experience is excited about the event planned for Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maggie’s Books, 345 Main St.

It’s called Milk and Cookies Petite Sessions. (children only).

Each special holiday session will be 20 minutes long and will include a book provided by Maggie’s Books and a set of cookies provided by Sugar Shack Treats for each child to take home to enjoy on the day of the session.

“Drawing from my experience with my own children who love playing pretend and playing in any kind of tent or teepee, we turned it into a child’s Christmas playland. Twinkling lights, snow on the ground, cozy pillows, their favorite Christmas stories, and of course cookies…what child wouldn’t want to play here?”

Miller moved to Montrose from Alamosa, six months ago with her two young sons and husband, Tom. She grew up in Arkansas. Her husband was raised in Montrose and his family moved to Arkansas where they met in junior high. He is a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates.

Candace went to college thinking she’d be an architect but the physics class did her in. She switched  to photojournalism and found she wasn’t as interested in the journalism part as much as the photography. That was it. She’s had a camera in her hand ever since. She loves to capture the essence of families.

Petite Sessions will also donate 10% of each session to Montrose Kids Aid, a ministry that was started in February 2009. This ministry provides children in our community with food and works directly with the schools. This year Montrose Kids Aid is serving 200 students and they expect that number to rise weekly.

For more information about Milk and Cookies Petite Sessions and to make your appointment, visit


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Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.