The world of blogging! I am getting hip with the times here! I thought to start off on my very first blog post I would start with a bit about myself. My name is Rhonda, I was born and raised in the midwest! GO BIG RED!! If you are not from the midwest and have fellow Nebraskans near you, I GET IT NOW. We are obsessed with our football and no matter what day or season it is we rep our team! I just realized how intense us fans are compared to other places. That’s a whole other story!
I am a professional photographer with a degree in photography, I know what your thinking! Really a degree? Yes, there is so much more to photography than pointing and clicking your iPhone or Android phone. Its pretty technical and complicated! It’s a form of art for me personally and I just love what I can create beyond my phone camera. What is even more awesome is the world of film photography also known as analog for all you technical people:) I still shoot film along with digital, there is nothing more gratifying that developing a roll of film and having the image in your head come out perfectly.
I am also a mother of 4, yes 4. I still say it and go “that can’t be right!” My oldest is 16 and my youngest is 2. Let that sink in, I need a reality show sometimes. I would call it “Toddlers & Teenagers.” I have 3 girls and 1 boy, my son is the oldest and least likely to cause drama. That has not always been the case, he started off a lot of work and now is my easiest! My youngest is the alpha, she can take down every single one of them in a heartbeat, it’s quite entertaining and scary at the same time. She is also the smallest in every way.
I love taking photos, capturing memories, places and people. I can’t imaging not doing this! I recently left my full-time job, I was passionate about my position and then one day things changed. I felt like it was not for me anymore and I was failing at my job. I had been with the company for 13 years and never failed, I know now that had I not been in that situation I would have never left the company. Sometimes you are pushed in different directions for a reason. I miss my friends and the atmosphere but in the long run it was not what I was supposed to be doing.
That brings me to this place, I am charting new territories and feeling a little lost on how to be successful. Marketing and promoting, talking to people who don’t know me are all new experiences. Writing blogs and putting myself all over the internet while trying not to worry about expense and feeding a family of 6. How do you get people to see you and trust you with their memories…. I am figuring things out and working toward my goals. I will always be an artist and photography is my choice of medium. Wedding photography is so much fun, I completely fell in love with it 5 years ago and have now decided to purse it. I can’t forget about my art side, I love to paint and often use my photography to come up with ideas for painting. I wanted to combine both of these loves into my business. In addition to wedding and couples photography I also host traveling paint parties for bachelor/bachelorette parties, bridal and wedding showers and birthday/ anniversary parties. I allow you to paint from one of my designs or work to create a special design unique to your occasion.