I have the time. I should look at all the photos I took in 2016. This is like a good thing to do that will make me grow as a photographer. Right? I hope so. Ask me in July if I feel grown. I can tell you right now I’m sick of looking at all the photos I took in 2016. But wait there were some good times! I loved all the photo adventures I got to have!!!! I got to shoot bikes! bikes and people. Tons of them! loved it. I always love going to the sewer district and getting to see in people’s houses. I got to see people be awkward during headshots. I would try so hard with my whole heart to not say something weird. Mostly I did a really good job. I talked about restaurants and tv shows and tried to find out all their secrets. I love all my Madison Magazine shoots! you know like at least 75%. People in love are always nice. There are no bridezillas in Madison, WI. It’s been years since I’ve had one. I also think all brides probably want to be nice to me cause I’m taking their photo so there’s that. Talking to the bridesmaids might be a whole other story. (insert funny emoiji here.)
I took photos in schools, at the humane society, in restaurants, up by the Capitol, in rooms with beautiful windows, and in rooms with no windows. I took photos of cats, mice, bikers, businessy people, trans people, comedians, pizza makers, mentors, friends, orange and white, teachers, grandparents, and people drinking.
yeah 2016. yeah.
Oh I miss kyle with my whole heart. I fostered a Shibu Inu dog through the Shibu Inu rescue. I thought we would be best of friends when we met. Like in the movies. It turns out I think we were both pretty scared of each other. I would try to hug kyle and he would growl at me. Kyle has big dog teeth. They are a bit terrifying. So he would growl and I would say things like, “kyle. please don’t eat me. or the orange & white kitten.” He would look for ways to escape out of my house. I thought he might take a run for the window and bust outta here. He never did that. He did get out once and I was running down the street like a crazy person yelling at him. He ran faaaasssst! I got him back. And then we started to become friends and would go to the bar or watch “Monk” on the tv. Kyle is really into quirky detective shows. My favorite is when he would rest his cute little kyle head on my leg and I would pet his fuzzy ears. Orange & white and Kyle never became friends. Kyle was sooooo nice to Orange & White. OW can kinda be a bitch. I don’t think he means to be….but he just is. Kyle ended up moving to Chicago. It was a sad day but I think he found a nice home where he can live forever. If it’s not working out Kyle will escape. He’s very smart.
Wisconsin folks are so bad ass!!! It’s cold. Man, it is cold. There was an iron pour one block from my house-how fun is that?! and cold. I met the delightful Alyssa from FeLion Studios a few months ago. This gal is a fun go-getter! She made all the states into cast iron skillets–I desperately need the Wisconsin one. It’s soooo cute. I hung out at the Sector67 for a few hours shooting some photos, drinking a few beers, and watching how an iron pour goes down. It was a good Saturday!
Tina is about my favorite person in the world. And Nick is probably my fourth favorite person in the world! AND THEY GOT MARRIED! It was a nice little ceremony at the HIlton Head with family members. The day was easy and cute and heartfelt. Good work team. I’m glad I got to be at your wedding! I did get to the wedding about an hour before the ceremony….a little stressful….but it works! Tina wore a dress she got at BHLDN-which is the Anthropologie wedding dress store. SO CUTE. SO SO CUTE. One of my favoritest dresses so far. And Tina couldn’t quit smiling. It was perfect.