It takes a village

After 4 or 5 websites (or maybe 10?) and thousands of dollars and time invested in having others create a site for me…I decided it was time to take things into my own hands. No one else has my aesthetics. No one else has my words. No one else knows what’s in my heart and mind.

In no way do I diminish the amazing designers and coders and copywriters out there and I count many of you as friends but I got to the point where I had to do things my way…

And I reserve the right to change my mind in future iterations of this site, lol.

THAT BEING SAID, I COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT THE FOLLOWING FOLKS

Both my photographers, Angela Ross and Autumn Lee Studios. Being a person of many complexities and dichotomies, I wanted to show different sides of me which meant 2 different photo shoots.

Autumn was able to capture my more silly, playful side. I splurged on a blowout and false eyelashes and we spent the day cavorting around Minneapolis…so much laughter and fun. I remember stepping in goose poop and telling her – GET THE SHOT…GET THE SHOT.

THESE PHOTOS ARE BRIGHT, SILLY, HOPEFUL, ENGAGING, SMILING…

 

Angela captured my more serious and melancholic side. We were chasing the sunset and couldn’t really plan the timing in advance. I remember her calling me and saying the light is going to be perfect – get here NOW.
I’d been horribly sick, hadn’t washed the previous day’s makeup off, and hadn’t washed my hair in a couple of days but she was right…the light was perfect. I threw on dirty clothes, slapped on some lipstick, and rushed out the door.

THESE PHOTOS ARE STUNNING – WILD, RAW, ALL KNOWING, SADNESS, DEPTH, ENVELOPING…

 Two incredibly different experiences and outcomes. Both perfectly me.

The other person I want to mention is my dear friend, Kerrie Blazek. I was trying to describe to her the feelings I wanted to convey…of the strong and fierce yet tender mama bear and she introduced me to the word mamisma…the most perfect word to describe my way of being in the world.

I love you ladies <3. Thank you for ‘seeing’ me.

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