Guanacaste Costa Rica Nature Hike

By laura / January 12, 2022 /

Experience a unique perspective of Guanacaste, Costa Rica I capture my travels through the lens because I want to give you the opportunity to experience details which are often overlooked.  Quietly hiking though Guanacaste Costa Rica is my kind of vacation.  The silence inspires me.  More of this story to come soon… WANT TO STAY…

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Vintage Photography Inspires Fine Art

By laura / January 5, 2022 /

Nothing beats the nostalgia of vintage photography albums. Especially when they’re created by loved ones.  While admiring my grandmother’s vintage photography, I can’t help but wonder if my passion for art and travel came from her. I’m drawn to photography because it captures a single moment in time. The photos that hang on a refrigerator…

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Leica M6 35mm Film Camera

By laura / December 22, 2021 /

German engineering attracted me to Leica and convinced me to buy a Leica M6. My Leica M6 never disappoints.  This 35mm rangefinder film camera helps me get back to the basics of why I fell in love with photography in the first place. My goal as an artist is to teach you how to see.…

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Fine Art Photography Degree Is Not A Waste

By laura / December 15, 2021 /

Negative comments about my useless fine art photography degree are nonstop. “Why would you be interested in learning about film photography when it’s on the brink of extinction?” they ask.  This is a question I hear and contemplate nearly every day. Twenty years later, I’m still photographing film. I love it as much as I…

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Eiffel Tower Paris France Photography

By laura / November 17, 2021 /

I couldn’t visit Paris, France without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. But, my next trip to France will look different than my first.  Rather than spending the majority of my time in Paris, I’ll be exploring more of the Burgundy region southeast of Paris. I’ve traveled solo before, but never internationally. I believe the best…

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Dreaded Life Question

By laura / October 20, 2021 /

Three years ago I wrote about my dreaded life question. What do I want to be when I grow up? I realized the importance of that original blog post while attempting to edit it.  That post is part of my story and I can’t change it, so why try.  After reflecting on how far I’ve…

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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 /

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 /

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 /

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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