Family Vacation – Nine Quarter Circle Dude Ranch in Montana

When my dad told the family he’d like to go to a dude ranch in Montana this summer, I have to admit I was a little hesitant. I love the energy of a city, visiting coffee shops, people watching and finding unique restaurants on Instagram to try. I’ve always heard great things about Montana and I’m always up […]

DCI Photographer – Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps’ First Performance

Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps had their first performance in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin last night. Their show is called The Body Celestial and they have these pyramids they carry and wear with mirrors on them. It looked like the field was twinkling because the sun was hitting all of the mirrors. As they were getting […]

DCI Photographer – Start of Another Season

Back at it. This is my 13th year photographing Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps, what used to be Shadow Armada and before that, Oregon Marching Band. I was in the snare line for 4 out of my 5 years in the program and my brother remains the percussion coordinator and program director. I love continuing […]

8th Annual Fools’ Flotilla

I’ve seen Fools’ Flotilla before but have always wanted to participate… this was the year! Thank you River Alliance of Wisconsin for organizing the event. What a blast. Hundreds of people meet other fools from Tenney Park and float/paddle to Yahara Place Park across the Isthmus. There’s music, cheering, squirt guns and lots of laughs. I’m not […]

Madison Dog Photographer – Earl the Labradoodle

The worst part about having a pet is knowing that there will come a time when they’ll leave this world. I’ve been asked a few times to photograph a family with their dog who’s older, including my parents with their 13-year-old Goldendoodle. I think about what it’ll feel like when that day comes to say goodbye. […]

Graduation Photography in Madison, Wisconsin

Are you graduating from college this year? Have you thought about hiring a photographer to document you and your friends together before you graduate, move and get a job? What will you miss most about college? Where do you and your friends spend the most time? Beth Skogen Photography offers a two hour documentary style photo session […]

Ella’s Deli, I’ll miss you.

I’m not sure how to describe how I’m feeling. How do you describe 30 years of memories at Ella’s Deli in Madison, Wisconsin? When I saw the line wrapping around the carousel Thursday night, I burst into tears as it finally hit me that Ella’s was closing after 42 years. I called my mom barely able […]

Youngblood Brass Band – European Tour

Wow. What an incredible experience to not only spend time with friends exploring Amsterdam and Paris, but we saw my brother’s band, Youngblood Brass Band, play in both cities. My favorite part was not just watching the band, but seeing how excited the fans were to be there. In Amsterdam, I asked a few people […]