100 Day Project Begins Today

By laura / October 6, 2021 /

The 100 Day Project begins today! My palms are sweaty and my heart is racing.  I have no idea what I’m in for.  Sure, it’s exciting at first, but aren’t all new endeavors? 100 blog posts in 100 days.  It may not seem like much to you, but this is huge for me.  This is…

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Travel Oberammergau Germany

By laura / September 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Travel Oberammergau Germany

Travel Oberammergau through the eyes of an artist photographer. I am fortunate to have the opportunities to travel the United States and beyond.  The world is a beautiful place.  While each of us sees it a little differently because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Travel Oberammergau with me and notice details overlooked…

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Garmisch Germany Travel Photography

By laura / September 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Garmisch Germany Travel Photography

We make a stop in Garmisch as we travel Bavaria, Germany. Along the southern border of Germany, at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch captures my heart. Barack Obama is running for president of the United States of America while I visit Garmisch. It’s 2008 and speaking a foreign language about American politics is…

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Van Gogh Exhibit in Milwaukee

By laura / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Van Gogh Exhibit in Milwaukee

We visited the Van Gogh exhibit in Milwaukee during our summer vacation. I hope to attend Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience again, but this time it will be alone.  And, let me tell you why… Family vacations aren’t really vacations at all when you have young children. They’re not relaxing as one might believe…

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Amsterdam Fine Art Photography

By laura / September 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Amsterdam Fine Art Photography

Amsterdam Fine Art Photography Bicycles surround me, weaving in and out of traffic.  Boats tour the historic canals.  Amsterdam is known for the red-light district and cannabis coffee shops.  Endless opportunities for a fine art photographer. I wander into this flower shop and gaze at the bouquets of color surrounding me.  Inspiration hits hard.  It’s…

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Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch

By laura / August 28, 2021 /

Photographing Adventures on the Farm at Cristo Rey Ranch is rewarding work. I attend this event with my children each year.  When I was asked to document Adventures on the Farm through my lens, I happily obliged.  As a freelance photographer, it’s fulfilling to accept jobs that feel right and declining those that don’t.  Clearly,…

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Serene Canoe Bay Organic Garden

By laura / August 25, 2021 /

I approach the serene Canoe Bay organic garden with wonderment. Deer roam near the fence as I open the gate.  Walking through the Canoe Bay organic garden is pure serenity.  A true gift indeed.  This garden offers silence, which is a form of therapy and meditation for me.  Creativity is unleashed in the silence. Perched…

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Abandoned Arizona Photography

By laura / August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Abandoned Arizona Photography

We’re off to Supai, Arizona.  Or should I say abandoned Arizona? I pull out the map from the glove box and open it with excitement.  We’re traveling from Kingman heading east on the open road of Route 66.  “Take a left, we’ll reach Supai in 64 miles,” I say. We drive for miles, thinking our…

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Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

By laura / July 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

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 of Mount Pilatus.  The fog becomes dense, resulting in little to no visibility. I traveled Switzerland thirteen years ago.  Hence, photographing fog for over a decade.  But it wasn’t until recently…

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Galena Illinois Hot Air Balloon Ride

By laura / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Galena Illinois Hot Air Balloon Ride

13 years ago, I surprised my newlywed husband with a hot air balloon ride in Galena, Illinois. A mini-honeymoon road trip led us to Galena, Illinois in 2008.  We knew we’d stop in the small town, therefore, I booked a hot air balloon ride.  This was a new adventure for both of us. The process…

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