I have been a member of the ClickinMoms community for a few years now, and it’s been a really great resource for me. I’ve been privileged enough to have met several local ladies, and many of them I now call friends. One of the great things about this community is how they now coordinate annual photowalks – across the globe! A scheduling conflict prevented me from attending last year’s walk, but when I saw the photos the ladies took and shared, I knew there could be no excuse to miss the next walk! So when the date was announced and a Minnesota location was chosen, I made sure to to make it work. What’s even better is that this year the walk was scheduled to take place in Stillwater – a city I have always heard great things about, but have never had the fortune to visit for myself. Thus, I *had* to go.

This year’s walk was not a disappointment – even with the lengthy drive to and from. The fall colors the whole way down were absolutely brilliant! Even better, the temperature that day nearly hit 80 degrees. It was BEAUTIFUL. (Ok, so maybe the steep hills and lack of parking did have me muttering a few unsavory words, but it was totally worth it.)

I wanted to be able to share some of my personal work here. It’s especially important for me to take the time to photograph things that are not client related. It helps to feed my creative soul, and it affords me the time to try some unorthodox things that aren’t well-suited to client work. I think it’s also good to share some of the things I do for myself because it helps to present who I am as an artist and what it is that I find beautiful and interesting. So I have put together this set of images I created during that photowalk and have decided to share them here.

I present to you my take on downtown Stillwater MN.

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