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Live Nativity At Cristo Rey Ranch

Cristo Rey Ranch hosts a live nativity each December. 2019 marks its 20th year.  Countless individuals volunteer their time and talent each year.  Many were part of this live nativity in 1999, when it took over the barn for the first time.  It truly takes a community to organize and perform this live nativity each Christmas…

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Collaborating With Juliane Troicki

Juliane Troicki asked if I’d be interested in collaborating on an exhibition. After hearing her ideas, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.  Photographing inspiring women with MY vision in mind.  What could be more fitting?  As a society, we need to learn how to support each other.  It’s important to recognize our…

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Freelance Photo Retoucher At Kohler Company

People keep asking me, “So, what do you even do?” I know you’re confused and eager to know the answer.  So, let me tell you. I’m an artist, photographer, educator and blogger.  In addition, a freelance photo retoucher.  I bet you didn’t know that. My retouching journey began in a portrait studio nearly two decades…

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Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree come reeling in. Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?  Just another dreaded question I  hear and contemplate day in and day out. Here I am, 16 years later, still photographing film and still loving it.…

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Switzerland Travel Photography

Riding the gondola toward the peak of Mount Pilatus resembles my life. Anticipation isn’t the only thing that rises as we near the summit.  The fog becomes dense, resulting in little to no visibility.     I traveled Switzerland eleven years ago.  Hence, photographing fog for over a decade.  But it wasn’t until recently that these…

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Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

Embracing failure has its perks. If I said I was destined to be a portrait and wedding photographer, I’d be lying.  Although, it’s no coincidence I started this business.  Friends and family insisted I photograph them.  And, I’m grateful they did.  I have to be honest with you. Embracing failure is hard.  It’s taken me several years…

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Abandoned Arizona Photography

I pull out the map from the glove box and open it with excitement. We’re off to Supai, Arizona. On the open road of Route 66, traveling from Kingman headed east.  “Take a left, we’ll reach Supai in 64 miles,” I say. We drive for miles, thinking our final destination for the evening is Supai,…

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Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch

SSM Health asked me to photograph Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch. I attended this event in years past.  Therefore, I knew how spectacular it was.  I happily reserved the date for Adventures on the Farm. As a freelance photographer, it’s rewarding to accept jobs that feel right.  Declining those that don’t. I…

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Wisconsin Lake Cottage Available For Rent

Lakeglass Cottage is now booking accommodations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This mid-century modern lake cottage is a new construction located near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  It includes modern amenities, providing you with the conveniences of home.  Consider this a home away from home.  I dream about spending my days at this lake cottage. Waking to the…

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Illuminating Women Exhibition

Illuminating Women exhibition coming soon to Thelma We’re working diligently on our upcoming exhibition, Illuminating Women.  This exhibition will shine a spotlight on inspiring women in our community. It’s been over a year in the making.  Therefore, we’re excited about the progress we’ve made thus far.  Seeing Illuminating Women come into fruition is a dream come true.  For this reason,…

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