Category Archives: Personal

Personal post by Karen Stauffer

Destin, Florida – Senior Photography Conference

No one should ever stop learning.  Even in the world of photography things are always changing.  I try to attend a few conferences a year to continue my education.  This year I went to SYNC.  It is a conference held each year in Destin, Florida where we spend 4-5 days learning about Senior Photography.  …

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San Diego, CA Vacation | Relaxing with Family

San Diego, CA Vacation | Relaxing with Family Taking time off from the hustle and bustle of life is important to do.  I don’t get away as often as I would like to though. Last summer we headed out west to visit my son and his family who is in the U.S. Navy there. We…

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I’m Turning 50! – Central Illinois Photographer

Today I turn 50 years old. That’s right, the Big Five-O. And I am thankful to be given the gift of turning 50. Instead of complaining, or making jokes about being over the hill, I am celebrating the gift of living for 50 years. Being a photographer, I have always been a firm believer in…

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Going from fear to zipline fun

Going from fear to zipline fun I don’t feel I have a lot of fears in my life.  I guess my main fears would be listed as fear of heights (only if i can fall), fear of snakes (just because they are gross and creepy), and spiders.  If it’s over the size of a nickle…

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What are you leaving behind? Protecting Memories in a digital world

What are you leaving behind? Protecting Memories in a digital world. Memories are priceless.  I love coming across old family photographs. It’s so exciting to see the past, how things have changed, and to imagine those moments unfolding.  There’s just something about holding a picture. It takes on a new life in the hand. There…

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