Hello, friends! I recently returned from another short trip to Texas. I got to catch up with old friends, catch up with family. The highlight and reason for my visit was to attend my first family reunion ever. It was a beautiful experience. I made the conscious effort a few years back to start asking questions about family history and any stories my dad and relatives could remember. Having lost people, I realize these are things I want to know and it's my responsibility to ask. At the reunion, I was able to put faces to stories, figure out where I came from, and see the cycle of life repeating itself with the cutest new generation reflected in the eyes of the children. It was a great day, especially because when I go to Texas, I am constantly scrambling to see everyone, and usually need a few days of vacation after my 'vacation' just to relax; I was able to see some folks I would never had time to see if it weren't for the gathering.
Now that I am back in Milwaukee, I can see that Texas is being very selfish with the heat. It's downright suffocating in Texas, and barely breaking 75 here. Needless to say, I'm a bit chilly, but thankful to be home. Summerfest is in full swing, and there is a great deal of 'people watching' happening from my 3rd floor abode. My cat also missed me, and I have missed my adopted city and family! I just love Milwaukee, and even though it isn't the perfect city, I enjoy the eclectic mix of people, the stories they have to tell, the history of this city, and how perfect it is for me. I miss my family, and I know they miss me, but I just have to admit that I love this city...for an Army Brat, feeling like you're 'home' is kinda a big deal. That's how I feel here. I'm employed and a working photographer at a small company that has always looked out for me; I have conservative and liberal friends; I hang out with hippies, punks, travelers, artists, and 9-5ers, and they are all in this world I call home. Milwaukee.
I have made the decision to remove my Angela Wangrud Photography page from Facebook. For over 2 months now I have not been successful at uploading, editing content, or even trying to work with FB to correct these issues. Also, FB has a policy quite unfriendly toward copywrite laws, so I am throwing in the towel with them. Anything of interest will now only be uploaded on this website, and I will provide a link on FB.
My Repo shoot is still bubbling over in my mind...I will post updates about that soon. In the meantime, have a safe and happy 4th!