September 10th, 2014 - Photography

Remembering the Simple Life

For the Blackcoffee Studio launch, my goal was to create a website that was clean and simple: a site that would illustrate clarity, one that would be easy to navigate and speak to a business case. Yet I still wanted to engage the heart along with the brain. Finding the right art – photos, illustrations, graphics – is vital when it comes to making an emotional connection.

I decided to tell a story through beautiful photos. To engage visitors with photos that exemplified a simple life. Maybe we could lift spirits and create smiles with photos that bring back fond memories of simple days – dancing in the rain, running through a sprinkler, painting with abandon.

I love reaching out to photographers here at home or around the world to help tell stories. For this project, I found photographer and storyteller Ginger Unzueta in Florida and I am grateful to her for allowing me to use these amazing photos to breathe life into this website.

For more on Ginger check out And check back every so often for new photo inspirations.

With gratitude,

Shannon Larkins

Shannon Larkins

Founder, Blackcoffee Studio

Over the course of 15+ years, Shannon has grown Blackcoffee Studio out of a love for building brands and reputations. She serves up Blackcoffee as a morning ritual while caffeinating clients and readers on the regular. You can find her at


Blackcoffee Studio

Blackcoffee is a premium brand development agency, offering luxury brand experience to clients at home in Calgary, Canada and around the globe. Brands create experience, set you apart from the competition and drive growth. Anyone can bulid a business but only the exceptional can create a brand. Are you ready?

Shannon Larkins

Shannon Larkins

Hi I’m Shannon, founder of Blackcoffee Studio. A former reporter, spin doctor and politico, I now focus on using my powers for good.

I create mighty brands for clients and share their stories with the world. I’m also rather addicted to my nutty family, dogs with pushed in faces, Mexico and of course coffee … black.