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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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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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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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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

I’m a small-town Wisconsin artist. “You can’t just be an artist!” They stated. I’ve heard this statement all my life.  AND actually believed it.  Now I find myself asking, “Why Not?”  As a Wisconsin artist, I know I can build the business of my dreams.   3 Questions I’m pondering as an artist: Why can’t…

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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

Fog comes in many forms. Therefore, it can be found anywhere from our brains to the environment.  After living in this fog for nearly two decades, I refuse to remain in the midst of it.  An artist’s journey through the fog is long, complex and unclear. Fog is beautiful. Although, it may not seem like…

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Find Happiness When Life Is Messy

“Happier than a pig in shit,” I said. I said that out loud after touring the Leinenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  As my husband and I were sampling our beer, the words slipped out before my tiny filter could catch them.  Laughter rose from my inner most being and it felt so good. Learning…

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Oak Tree Memorial For Miscarriage

Miscarriage is hard. Five years ago, I had a miscarriage.  Had I written this when the miscarriage happened, it would read differently.  For me, understanding trickled in as time passed and God’s plan began unfolding in my life. Truth is, I never pictured myself as a mother. Call me crazy, but I didn’t spend my nights…

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