I was always "that kid" with the camera, telling stories and doing everything I could to make people laugh. It wasn't until I was a 25 year old mother of four little babies, living overseas in Japan with my husband Randy that I decided to get serious about being my own boss. Randy bought me their first camera (a Nikon D40) and after teaching myself how to use it through YouTube University and a whole lot of trial and error, I opened up my photography business in the summer of 2010 once we moved back Stateside.
I had no idea that my "little photography side business" would take us on the adventure of a lifetime. Randy started shooting weddings in 2013, and in 2021 quit his 'day job' to pursue our dreams of being Wisconsin's best wedding photography team.
When we aren't busy with our kids or on some sort of adventure around our hobby farm, you can almost always find us at home in comfy pants, snuggling our puppies and watching reruns of Friends or Gilmore Girls with a big cup of coffee in hand.
I met my husband online ... way back on AOL instant messenger! Randy totally "ASL'd" me and we've been together ever since.
I drop quotes from my favorite TV shows and movies into regular conversation.
I like to drink coffee anytime of the day, but i have to drink decaf.
If I could eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. Randy loves a solid pepperoni pizza but I am a Hawaiian pizza girl with hot sauce on top.
I am not allowed to go to the Humane Society by myself anymore because every time I do, we adopt a new dog (we have five and counting!).
I am teaching myself how to homestead.
My favorite ice cream is rocky road mixed with mint chip (yes, together!)
I love tattoos and have several ... I even have a matching tattoo with Randy that says "the obstacle is the path" - which happens to be our life motto.
I have lived all over the place - in California, Texas, Washington, Japan, North Dakota, Colorado, Georgia and now Wisconsin.
We have a hobby farm filled with chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and goats and Randy will be growing food for us. I will *not* be growing because my thumb is black as night.
PASS ME A NOTE
19 years today. 🥰 We post this pic every year because it’s basically the only digital photo we have from our wedding day. For real. But it’s my favorite. It’s blurry and pixelated and shitty lighting and perfect. It’s us. 19 years old and carefree and head over Etnies in love with my best friend. […]