Doggy in the sun – and some Chicago & Madison sessions.


I went to Fort Worth, TX for some shoots a few weeks ago, and I got this great series of a doggy soaking up the rays. I am excited that […]

How to Make B&W’s in Lightroom


Had a great Google+ Hangout last week Thursday (other than having to re-boot due to the snowstorm…) about how to do simple b&w conversions in Lightroom. The part about adding […]

Adding detail to fur – video tutorial


I’m starting to do some photo tutorials on Google Hangouts over on Google+ (join me there if you’re on it), and I did a practice session today by recording a […]

Please stop comparing yourself to others. Seriously.

How to stop comparing yourself to others

This is a PSA from a fellow creative – please stop comparing yourself to others. It does you no good, and actually makes your productivity and creativity suffer.  This great […]

Wiki from Firestar has lots to say!

Wiki from Firestar Kennel

This is Wiki from Firestar – and he has lots to say.  Actually, I think all of the huskies I’ve met this year have a lot to say!  Wiki Talks […]

Zulu likes to jump snowbanks!

dog available for adoption in WI

Zulu is a sweetie at Catkins who is full of energy! She loves to play – and she REALLY loves to see Laura fall in a snowbank …  Zulu will […]

10% to the Jim Fund!

Jim Fund at Catkins Animal Rescue

The Jim Fund, named after my late husband, Jim Hudson, provides, among other things, assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. I am so happy that his name […]

Sometimes it’s really obvious the dogs at Catkins are well taken care of.

Aussie love-6

One of the things I have learned from my shelter visits around the country is that they are NOT the unhappy places some media have portrayed them to be. The […]

Loving life

photo of Hannah Stonehouse Hudson shooting

Life is crazy, life is weird, life is definitely fun and an adventure!  So much has been going on the past few months – ok, years, that I feel each […]

Winter Fun in Bayfield – Crazy extreme sports in 4 feet of snow

Santa at the Bayfield Winter Dash

The Winter Dash at Mt Ashwabay in Bayfield is not for wimps.  It’s basically like the Tough Mudder, but a whole lot colder and with deeper snow.  The 2014 Winter […]