In March of 2011, I ventured outside of my comfort zone to create a blog. Back then it was a photo blog as I had just started in the realm of photography. Today my site evolves with my life’s path.

Read on to learn more about me.

Who Am I (in a nutshell)?

Now that’s a loaded question but one I will try to answer as succinctly as possible. Which is hard for me because I’m quite the talker, in this case writer.

I’m a fun loving, free spirited person known in the blogging world as “F-stopmama”. That’s a nickname I came up with many years ago while diving into the photography world and it stuck.

In May of 2014, I stepped out of my comfort zone again. I left behind my research lab job to pursue family and wedding photography. Best decision I’ve made, although it’s taken time and patience and learning to live without some things. I absolutely love photographing families and watching them grow and change over the years. It is truly a wonderful feeling.

But in August of 2019 I decided I needed to pursue an additional path. That lead me to yoga teacher certification. As a practitioner of yoga for many years, becoming a teacher was the next natural step. My passion for yoga is obvious with how much I love talking about it. The practice of yoga changed my life in many ways and I wish to share that with all of you. In 2020 I ventured outside my comfort zone once again to try out video. Something I never thought I would try, much less enjoy. I have found it to be fun, rewarding and scary all at the same time. Today I offer a variety of online yoga classes for the beginner level student or those who are coming back to the practice after some time away.

I live a simple life on 100 acres of forested land in the middle of nowhere, Indiana. To give you some context, I’m about 35 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

As of April 1, 2021 we are full time RVers. A change in our circumstances led us to think outside of the box and the idea of RV living full time on the road was born. Thus far we love it and have not looked back! Check out my blog for more information and to follow our adventures.

Things I Love

That list is ever growing and changing as I try new things and find new loves. It includes everything nature, yoga, meditation, photography, writing, cooking, sipping on wine, hiking, kayaking, animals, volunteering, teaching yoga, reading, and exploring new places (both near and far).

My Personal Side

I live with my life partner, Shane. We are happily NOT married (13 years together 2020). We have a beautiful, sweet, loving, rescue dog named Josie. She is a 6 year-old Boxer (as of July 2020) who teaches us everyday the meaning of life and love. Much to her chagrin she often finds herself the subject of my camera while hiking. I have many photos of her looking the other way, she does it to spite me.

What I Hope to Do

My ultimate goal is to be a positive influence in our world through photography, teaching & sharing the practice of yoga, writing and sharing my world with all of you. I wish to be a wonderful soul living this human life the best way I know how.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my small corner of the vast internet. Join me on this journey as we discover new waters together.

A Few Photos Capturing My Personality

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness”

14th Dalai Lama

22 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Hi Amy, you have some really lovely pictures here. I especially like the portraits, I’m such a landscape/building obsessive I really need to start branching out into people too!
    Lucy (another Nikon D5000 user!)


    1. Thank you so much Lucy! I really appreciate your kind words and the feedback came at just the right time. After not doing so well with photos the other night your comment was a wonderful pick me up.

      And it’s great to meet someone else who owns the D5000….I love my camera!


  2. Amy, What Nikon are you using. I’m currently learning with an older D-SLR Nikon Coolpix 5700. Do you recommend any useful books that you used to in your learning or was it mostly hands on experimenting?


    1. Hey Shawn I use a Nikon D5000 and I love it! It does everything I need it to and I’m still learning about it. I would recommend checking out Jeff Revell’s book Nikon D5000 From Snapshots to Great Shots. (He writes them for several cameras) . Its like a handbook for your particular camera but easier to read and it explains the hows and whys of photography using a particular camera. Otherwise I would say just get out there and shoot. Hands on is the best way to learn and there is alot to learn 🙂 Happy shooting!


  3. Merhaba…

    Here’s a little New Years message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day-to-day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my collection. There are plenty of categories within the drop-down menus to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Hope you have a great day and even better 2015…


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  4. Hi Amy, what a fascinating life you are living! I too am a Hoosier by birth (Crawfordsvlle) and always love visiting my relatives in Indiana. Congrats on pursuing the work you love. Your photos are stunning – I envy the lucky family that you photograph. ❤ All the best, Terri

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  5. Hi Amy,
    For the past couple of weeks we’ve been writing about how we’re simplifying our life – and we invited you to share your thoughts on the subject. The response was wonderful! Thanks so much.

    We loved reading your real-life experiences and have included them in our next post with a shout out to you and link to your blog. It will be published next Monday, July 29.

    Thanks again. You made our day!
    Terri & James @ gallivance.net

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