Frustrated with Wildlife Photography

moody pink and blue clouds over an elk herd in Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole

5 Ways I Turned My Mindset Around I’m home from a week in Grand Teton National Park, and I have to admit something. Mid-way through my trip I was a grouch. Wildlife and sleep were elusive, the solo driving was endless, and I left the park many days firing only a few shots. I felt…

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Wildlife Photography Woes

bald eagle takes flight as snow flies from the branches

Learning to Take it Mile by Mile I don’t know about you, but I certainly have my “depths of despair” moments (cue Anne of Green Gables here for the dramatics) in wildlife photography. It seems that every first day of a trip I am certain I will NEVER find another creature again, and I certainly…

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Creative Foundations

snowy Teton Mountain range in December 2023

Do other creative avenues make us better at our craft? I wrote a book once. It took me 5 years with stops and starts, and the work was maddening and glorious. For the past 4 years, the chapters have sat stacked in a desk I still use from childhood, and honestly I rarely think about…

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Evan’s Senior Photos in Downtown Lafayette

Senior boy poses for his senior photos and senior pictures in Downtown Lafayette

I had such a busy first week of May with senior shoots and my nephew’s graduation, but I was so glad I could fit Evan in for his senior session. Evan’s busy baseball schedule made it almost impossible to schedule senior pictures, but when his mom Heather called, I knew we could make it happen!…

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Kaitlyn’s Beautiful Purdue Grad Session

Purdue graduate smiles at the Purdue engineering fountain for her grad photo session

This past May’s Purdue grad season was the busiest I’ve had. I met so many wonderful graduates and had some beautiful sessions. Kaitlyn’s was no different. Her mom reached out to me two months in advance to schedule her Purdue grad session, and then we began planning. During Kaitlyn’s virtual consultation I learned that she…

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Alaina & Matt’s Purdue Grad Session

two Purdue grads pose for their graduation photo session

Wow, what a busy college grad season it was this spring! I photographed so many wonderful Purdue and Ball State seniors, and as always I count it a privilege to capture their grad photos! A couple of those grads were Alaina and Matt! Alaina contacted me in April, and we worked together to design a…

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