About Amy

Nine years ago (as of  March 2020) I ventured outside my comfort zone to create a blog.  Back then it was a photo blog as I was venturing into the realm of photography.  Today it evolves and morphs changing with my life’s path.

Who am I (in a nutshell)?

Now there’s a loaded question and the one we all ask ourselves without fully knowing the answer.  I may not have all of the answers just yet but I can sum it up in a couple of short paragraphs.

I’m a fun loving, free spirited person known in the blogging world as “F-stopmama”. I live the simple life on 100 acres of forested land in the middle of nowhere, Indiana.  To give you a little context, it’s about 35 miles southwest of Indianapolis.  Five years ago I stepped out of my comfort zone yet again leaving behind my research lab job.  I have never regretted that decision.  Today I am a new online yoga teacher, a family and wedding photographer, an amateur writer, and a blogger.

My loves include nature, yoga, meditation, photography, writing, cooking, wine, hiking, animals, volunteering, reading, and exploring new places (both near & far).

Through yoga, meditation, photography, writing & blogging I hope to be a positive influence in our world.

Please note:  All photographs are my own, unless stated otherwise.  If interested in using one of my photographs please contact me, I am willing to share my work.

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 replies to About Amy
  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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