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So Long, My Favorite Father-In-Law

By Kelley / May 6, 2019 / 2 Comments

From the first time I met Dave, I knew he was a trouble maker. He had a sly way of joking and a dry sense of humor that required you to be able to see his face in order to know if he was teasing or being serious. Using an Otis Redding quote from Shawshank,…

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Do You Feel Naked In Front Of The Camera – Part 2

By Kelley / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Since I published this post last year, I’ve been routinely asked if I would do another. It wasn’t in my head until people asked. So I’ve thought about it a lot over this past year. How do I replicate a previous post? Or if not replicate, how do I create a follow up that is in the…

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Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019.

By Kelley / December 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019.

Standing here on the last day of 2018, I am reflecting on this past year. What I have accomplished. The friendships nurtured. The people I’ve met. And adored. The places I’ve traveled. A lot has happened. So much of which makes me grateful. I hope you have found this past year fulfilling. Productive. Meaningful. Valuable.…

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How Some Stories End

By Kelley / June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Words have been swirling in my head for days. But they’ve been in the making for years. Her story began in Sioux City, Iowa where she was born. It continued in Minnesota where she married and started a family. It continued in Rochester, where she worked for years for Mayo Clinic. Where she walked countless…

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Do You Feel Naked In Front Of The Camera?

By Kelley / January 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

I hate being in front of the camera. That’s probably the phrase I hear more than any other from people when I tell them I’m a photographer. Or when they hire me to photograph them. I don’t like how I look in photographs. That’s the second most common phrase. I feel so vulnerable. I feel naked.…

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Goodbyes Rather Stink

By Kelley / March 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’m not very fond of goodbyes. I had my share of them earlier this week leaving family and friends in Minnesota. They inevitably mean it will be too long before saying hello again. I thought I was done with goodbyes for the week/month. But this morning, we said goodbye to our Great Pyrenees, Poe.We are…

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