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How it all started…

First of all, let me just say…the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” is the hardest question you might ever get asked. And like a lot of you out there….my answer was: I DON’T KNOW!!! That was my answer all through high school, I went on to college after high school, still not knowing. Years went by, still not knowing…but then, I was blessed with my daughter Tenlee Addison in 2008, and I knew! I was that “crazy” mom that didn’t want to put their baby to bed at night, because I didn’t want her to be another day older. The even crazier mom that some how managed to take 7,000 pictures of her daughter in the first 6 months of her life. I know, I know…but she was just too darn cute!

Needless to say, that’s where it all started! Tenlee was my reason that photography became my passion! Being a single-mom there were struggles, but I took the plunge and enrolled in the Photography program at MATC in Madison, WI. I graduated from the program in 2012. Let me tell you…it wasn’t easy. BUT, with the love and support of my friends and family, I did it!!! I learned that taking a picture on a fancy camera, wasn’t just pushing a button. I learned that the “blurry background” everyone loves is called “bokeh” and I knew how to get it…not by accident! Yay! I learned how to use light! You might laugh, but this one is key!! And most importantly I had the greatest instructors and met such wonderful people…they were my classmates, my mentors, but better yet-they became friends.

So here I am! Owning my very own photography business!!! I wouldn’t be where I am today without my friends and most importantly my family, they are my biggest fans. There is no way I would be as successful as I am, without them. From watching my daughter while I’m out doing sessions, to the referrals and nice comments…I couldn’t have done it without them. So here’s my little shout-out to everyone that has in one way or another helped me!!! I love you, and THANK YOU…from the bottom of my heart. You have made my dreams a reality!!

A little about me….

You already know I’m a mom…to a beautiful little girl, Tenlee Addison. I talk about her a lot. I’m the oldest of four kids. I grew up on a small farm; I’m a country girl! I love Mt. Dew. You will probably never see me at the mall, but if you want me to come over and watch football with you on any given Sunday, I’ll be there-even better if you have ICE CREAM-I’m a fanatic. In my down time, I love to bake. I’m a brown-eyed girl. I love to be outdoors. I hate to brush my hair (don’t judge). I’m organized-Excel is my favorite-this girl loves to make a spreadsheet. I do not like butterflies, they flutter and creep me out. Yoga pants…enough said! If you ask my opinion, you will get it….well, maybe even if you don’t ask. I’m not shy. I love life.

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