Exploring Lu’s many curiosities was a wonderful adventure! From the cerebral spinning of the pottery wheel in a cramped and dark basement to creative makeup and lighting. This is what I love most about high school senior photography sessions, they are as unique as the seniors. Exploring not only hobbies, and passions but allowing the […]

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Lu’s high school senior session was as unique as they are

May 6, 2023

Young girl posing with a book of Canterbury poets

  Where to start?! Maybe what inspired this titled blog. It is the first week of January 2020, a grey Saturday morning in Wisconsin and although I have already enjoyed some bacon, coffee and my morning ritual walk with my beautiful dog…I am now sitting down to look at my numbers from 2019.  Yikes!!!!! and […]

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What no one tells you about starting your own business

January 4, 2020

christmas tree in Setif Algeria, 1984

Another Holiday Season come and almost gone, just waiting to ring in the New Year.  As our four boys have grown into men of 15-20 years of age our lives are a little less chaotic and that includes the holidays.  This leaves me with a little more time to reflect on my childhood Christmas memories. […]

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What did a Christmas in Algeria look like in the 1980’s?

December 28, 2019

Hunting for desert roses in the Sahara in Algeria

Searching the Sahara for Desert Roses I got my desire for exploration from my parents.  While living in Algeria our family made many trips within the borders and out.  One trip I do remember is a drive to the Sahara.  Searching for desert roses…rocks, gypsum to be exact.  These are fascinating formations scattered in the […]

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Searching the Sahara for Desert Roses

November 30, 2019

Newborn twins, a girl and boy join their two-year old sister

Yes! The session was absolutely perfect. Truly! I did get help from a wonderful friend as two babies require a few extra hands. These two little angels could not have been more cooperative! They took turns to nap and feed and were sleeping soundly when photographing both together.  Big sister Laney was done after the […]

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Can a newborn twins session be successful?

November 27, 2019

Family time with my father and brother in Setif Algeria

The power of a photograph is immense. I remember so much about the moment captured in this photograph.  The flower crown and bracelet my mum made for me, the stories my dad was making up about a goat in the distance that made me laugh, the back seat we are leaning on that my dad […]

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The Power of a Photograph

November 22, 2019


Reflections…on family portraits…this photograph of my father, my hero, is long overdue!  As is my very first REAL blog post. I kept waiting for the right time, right subject, the right words, the correct words, the one great thing that is worthy of a blog.  This first blog, as my father’s portrait, is long overdue.  […]

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Family Portraits to go along with Your Stories

November 16, 2019