Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

By laura / June 2, 2021 /

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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Artist Photographer Represents Herself

By laura / May 12, 2021 /

If a gallery won’t represent me as an artist photographer, I’ll represent myself. This is an ambitious goal, but anything is possible with the right mindset.  Nothing can stop a person with a strong faith and belief that all things are possible.  Building a successful business as an artist photographer is not only possible, it’s…

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Artist Residency At Trout Museum of Art

By laura / April 21, 2021 /

The artist residency at the Trout Museum of Art is forcing me into action. Now that I’m halfway through the artist residency, I can see how far I’ve come.  Not only in the last six weeks, but in the last two decades of life as an artist. TMA’s artist residency is forcing me out of…

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Film Photography Reignites Passion

By laura / April 7, 2021 /

My passion lies in the art of film photography. Getting back to the basics of photography keeps me in the industry.  I’m currently removed from portrait and wedding photography, but remain involved in the medium of fine art film photography. After more than a decade in business, it’s time to focus on the area of…

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Artist Residency Opportunities

By laura / February 3, 2021 /

I’m supposed to be packing my bags for a solo trip to France. But, life doesn’t always go as planned.  In the Spring of 2020, I was accepted into the artist residency at Chateau d’Orquevaux.  I’m looking forward to exploring the quaint villages of the French countryside and telling the locals’ stories.  The Chateau d’Orquevaux…

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Wisconsin Artist Makes Confession

By laura / January 27, 2021 /

I’m a small-town Wisconsin artist. Finally, I admit this and it makes me proud to look back and see how far I’ve come.  The process of becoming an artist was challenging for me because it lacked encouragement. “You can’t just be an artist,” they stated. I’ve heard this statement all my life and actually believed…

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New Orleans Fine Art Film Photography

By laura / January 20, 2021 /

I stroll through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. This New Orleans fine art film photography proves my love for this city.  Amazing music, food and culture surrounds me.  Inspiration hits more with each visit.   I photographed  New Orleans with my vintage 35mm camera. Obviously, I don’t believe in updating photography equipment each time…

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Freelance Photo Retoucher At Kohler Company

By laura / November 18, 2020 /

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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Artist’s Journey Through The Fog

By laura / November 11, 2020 /

Fog comes in many forms. It can be found anywhere from our brains to the environment.  Finally, after living in this fog for nearly two decades, I find comfort while in the midst of it.  An artist’s journey through the fog is often complex and unclear. God brings fog into our lives when it’s time…

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Artist Photographer Refuses Mediocrity

By laura / October 28, 2020 /

I love the art of photography. For one, it forces me to be in the present moment.  With camera in hand and the viewfinder held to my eye, the process of photographing opens my eyes to the world around me.  I’m an artist photographer. Secondly, it often forces me out of my comfort zone.  I…

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