Fear | Viroqua Wisconsin Photographer

Fear.

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Yes – I said it.

We all go through this at one point in time. Fear can get to anyone at anytime. Fear of being in love. Yes, that’s true – being in love. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of being lost in the crowd. Just FEAR.

Lately, I struggle with this thing called fear. I fear that I am not good enough. That I am not what people want. This industry is saturated, but what sets me apart? 

The thing that I’ve come to realize is that as long as I let this fear hold me back – I will never be able to move forward. I will be stuck in a rut. I won’t capture what I love, the way I want because I will be doing what everyone else wants.  I won’t be able to show people my love for photography, my love for life and others love. 

Not allowing this fear to take over is something that I am continuing to work on each and everyday. Pushing ahead, there are days I go without picking up my camera and the moment I do – my heart and soul can’t stop. I have to push myself to pick up my camera on days I don’t I want to continue to grow. I want to continue to capture the real life moments of my children and others’ lives. I want to be able to go back to memories of our children still taking a bath in the sink, playing in mud puddles, laying in their rooms reading or playing their kindle, these moments in life fly by way too fast, and I don’t want to miss a beat.

It’s not easy to admit that we have fear but realizing it and not letting it control you can only help you get to where you want to be.  I get the chance to do something I love with an amazing man by my side, with children who love me, and that I couldn’t imagine not having in this world. Showing them that fear won’t hold me back helps them grow as well.

I’m learning to be happy with myself and my style. The Connection. The Love. The Honesty. The Truth. Real life moments.

Above all capturing your story makes my heart so happy and I don’t want to let fear hold me back from doing just that.

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