why i do what i do

Life and it’s twists and turns took me for surprise the past two weeks of so. First, the GI flu hit our household and spread like wildfire. Then, I sadly had to say goodbye to my dear grandmother after a long illness. As I sat by her bedside last week, I was talking with a good friend of hers and told her the story of how my life changed after my father’s death over 6 years ago.

At 28, I made a leap of faith and opened my studio. I realized that, at the end of the day, all we really have left is our memories of our loved ones. And so, when I create my images, I want to capture the quirks, the personalities, the joyous reality of life. Next week, when I look through the images from two generations ago, I will be grateful to be able to share those memories.

Like most photographers, I am knee deep in images and holiday card orders. Here are a few to share from the fall sessions I did, at the Wisconsin State Capitol, downtown State Street, and Lake Mendota. Next week, I’ll be in the office on Monday only and will return on November 29th.