This is why I chase beauty on days when life feels oppressive.

This is why I can hardly bear compelling sunsets.

 This is why I love Wisconsin, and experiencing it in all of its rugged beauty with my favorite people.

This is why I have invested thousands of dollars and years of study into my profession.

This is why a cell phone camera can't always do the job.

This is why photography is life, and the investment into good photography will never steer you wrong.

This is why I love what I do.

This moment was unplanned and un-posed, but it's my new favorite image in the entire world and I can't possibly think of an adequate value I could put on it.