Van Gogh Exhibit in Milwaukee

By laura / September 15, 2021 /

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 /

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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Mount Pilatus Lucerne Switzerland

By laura / July 29, 2021 /

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 /

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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Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 /

This is the story of how Ken Voigt of Freedom Ink became a Wisconsin artist. Decades ago, Ken was working with a local printer when he was exposed to a degreasing solvent.  This exposure caused damage to his central nervous system resulting in tremors.  After rounds of various medications, Ken experienced memory lose resembling amnesia. …

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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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August Haven Exhibits Local Artists

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