So. Let’s start with the boring basics! My name is Laura Stricklin. I am 38-years-old and tell people I am 25. I was a lifestyle wedding photographer. Recent life events have changed my course, and now enjoy outings with the seniors and the occasional family shoot. I am a mother of 2 wonderful children (Greg and Alexandria) and a wife to the best man in the world, Jerry Don. I strive bring long-lasting memories AND a long-lasting experience for my clients through the art of photography!!!
So. Now that you have the “need to knows”; here is who I really am! My favorite food is Mexican. I don’t like Sloppy Joes. I am a night owl; prefer late mornings and late nights but working on getting that reversed. It’s not working well! Pajama bottoms are not a fashion statement in my opinion; but they are my favorite to wear! Are you ready for some football? I always am. And on that note; I love to watch football but love to play basketball. I vote. I like to karaoke to my steering wheel in the car and occasionally to my brush in the shower. I prefer lip gloss over lip stick. I choose black for my wardrobe in hopes that it will slim me. I believe in God. I don’t like my nose. I hate math; it frightens me. I love to read, blog, and run in my spare time; I ran my first 5k in 2010 and it was a phenomenal experience. I enjoy the occasional Girl’s Night Out, but put my kids, husband, and dog first! Oh. Yea. I have a dog; she is a yellow lab named Goldie Mae. My daughter and I still have an ongoing argument who is Goldie Mae’s true owner; I still say she loves me more! I think I act a lot like my mother. I am an overprotective sibling. Yes. I am the oldest! I hate wearing heels; I would wear flip-flops 365 days of the year if I could. I love to camp; but in an air-conditioned fifth wheel. I could eat cheese with every meal. I hate Mountain Dew. I think my husband knows everything (no sarcasm intended; I seriously do)! I love hot baths; what girl doesn’t. I brag about my kids too much; what mother doesn’t! I LOVE to rock out shoots; I go crazy and silly so my clients have a good time although it doesn’t bode well for my personal image! I talk fast. I hate shooting it straight so I sugar-coat; my husband hates sugar-coating so he shoots it straight. Can you say Yin and Yang?
So. That’s it in a nut shell. Well. There is much more; but did I mention I ramble and don’t know when to quit?
I apologize for the selfie. It’s quite obvious by my inability to take a good selfie with an iPhone, the attempt with my camera could be dangerous!