Brainerd Lakes Area's Family & Lifestyle Photographer
Grab a cup of coffee (or a beverage of choice!) … and let me share my story. Making a long story short is not a forte of mine; but I promise to do my best!(Mainly because I hope you want to keep exploring my site, and what you find hopefully you will like!!).
I am a Minnesota born and raised girl, which probably explains why I remain here when the temperatures dip to -30. Actually it is because every season brings a glimmer of a new beginning, and has its own beauty, its own personality; which creates a photographers dream background.
After being diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2016, I rekindled my passion and love for photography and blogging, because (warning – this may get a little sappy here) they fill my spirit with joy and happiness. Through photography, one of my greatest pleasures is capturing a family interacting honestly and naturally. Those loving glances, secret smiles, soft touches to a child’s back – the everyday interactions that flash by in a moment, and without the camera capturing them, they are forgotten.
Life changed after breast cancer, and the way I see those everyday moments is not the same as I used to. Everyday presents struggles that may not have been there before. As a blogger, it is my hope that others who are enduring their own journey, whatever that may be, can come here and find inspiration, motivation, and for a few moments anyway, feel some normalcy.
Residing in Cushing, Minnesota with my husband of 29 years, my beloved “mutt” Harley, and the three cats; I spend my days (when I am not out chasing the light to capture that perfect photo!) reading, writing, training dogs, or visiting our daughter who lives three hours away in Marshall. I also love being outdoors, camping, riding the motorcycle with my hubby, music, and laughing as much and as often as I can. (There are some rumors that I am addicted to coffee, Salted Caramel Nut creamer, Honey Nut Cheerios, and a bit of a Disney Junkie. I will let you figure out if that is true or not!)
I look forward to meeting you and capturing your life kreatively!