Progress Not Perfection

By laura / June 10, 2021 /
Pregnant Self Portrait Laura Schneider

Progress not perfection, it’s my mantra. Not only for this year, but every year moving forward. 2017 was a life-changing year for me.  Once I realized that my plan wasn’t going as planned, I let go of all the plans.  God had a bigger plan for my life.  This process isn’t easy, but we must…

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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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Adventurous Travel to Athens Greece

By laura / February 17, 2021 /

Adventurous travel to Athens, Greece is no easy task. We arrive in Athens, Greece.  After a LONG day of travel!  Chicago to Istanbul, Istanbul to Athens.  But not without a missed flight, of course. We exit the aircraft in Istanbul. The time is too tight for our connecting flight to Athens, but we hustle anyway.…

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Inspirational Coffeehouse Conversation

By laura / February 10, 2021 /

An inspirational coffeehouse conversation made me realize something. I’m not alone on this journey and either are you.  Just when I feel alone and think I’m the only one struggling to figure things out, the inspirational coffeehouse conversation helps put things in perspective. For 20 years, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when…

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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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Lake Geneva Wisconsin Getaway

By laura / December 30, 2020 /

I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it.  Today, I wander around Lake Geneva. I get away once a year for an annual birthday celebration with close family.  This year we celebrated my 40th birthday in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.   The weekend was filled with relaxation and many laughs. It felt…

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Live Nativity At Cristo Rey Ranch

By laura / December 21, 2020 /

Life doesn’t always go as planned. The cancellation of the live nativity at Cristo Rey Ranch is proof of that. 2020 doesn’t look like we thought it would, but each of us still has something to be grateful for.  This season of life has taught me to slow down and appreciate the little things in…

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Centennial Celebration In Saint Cloud

By laura / December 14, 2020 /

Saint Cloud Centennial Celebration brings back fond memories. None of us could have predicted what 2020 would look like.  But the truth is, we have no idea what tomorrow will look like.  Some people are planners.  They prefer everything to unfold accordingly to their perfect plan.  This isn’t me and this isn’t real life. I…

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