"To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong."
My journey to becoming a Fine Art Wedding photographer isn't unlike most. As a child my mother gifted me with my first film camera. I went outside our country home in rural Wisconsin and burned up that first roll within five minutes time. Luckily mom had given me two rolls, but that too was gone in a flash. A country grown girl, my main subjects growing up were my animals. I'd go around during the summer taking pictures of my horses, bunnies & dogs, gluing the pictures on cardboard to take them into my local county fair. Earning a blue ribbon was easy, peasy when it involved photography. As time went on I continued to enjoy photography as my hobby, capturing friends at horse shows, family and other locations as I traveled.
In the summer of 2016 I decided to take a leap of faith and chase my dreams of becoming a professional photographer. I never stop learning, improving and looking for new ways to be the best photographer possible.
We live for family adventures. Whether it's a trip to Bay Beach Amusement Park or simply a bike ride through our small village; family adventures are most cherished in our home. Time is fleeting an our son Derek will only be little once. As a mom that works most weekends I soak in all of the time I can get with my guys.
As a rider from childhood one, spending time on the back of my horse or simply cleaning in the barn is a calming place for my soul. The bond that is created between yourself and this large, free willed animal is something beyond measure. When I need a moment of clarity I saddle up, hit the trails, close my eyes and feel every moment, the breeze around me and the sounds to ground myself. It truly is a freeing place.
Have you ever heard the saying "laughter is the best medicine"? Well, it's true. Brent and I have been married for nine years & together for 12. As 16/17 year old's it was easy to keep each other laughing. Over a decade later, Brent is still my best friend + shoulder to lean on + biggest supporter....and he always finds a way to make me laugh.