Yes. That is the cold, hard truth. I haven’t blogged in over three years. As I type this I hang my head in remorse. Seriously, where does time go? I’ve been on some pretty sweet adventures- Antarctica 4 times in the last 4 years (!!!), Samoa, Australia, Bali, New Zealand, Spain…. to name a few. Along the way I’ve met some pretty incredible people (one of them is pictured below with his dog), was humbled by the hospitality and kindness of random people and continue to be blown away by the tiny, little threads of interconnectedness in this enormous, hugely populated world. I continue to be awed by the beauty and tragedy of life. How do you share all these moments and experiences?? Especially via the vast, impersonal, over-saturated internet??
In addition to working on the ice, exploring (both places and inner self), I’ve continued to photograph weddings (posts coming soon, I promise!) which have been in some beautiful locations across Colorado (Denver, Durango, Telluride, Crested Butte, and Vail) as well as California and Hawaii and even an engagement shoot in Antarctica!
I’ve done a lot of picture making over the last four years. I can promise you that. Whether it was lack of high-speed internet at the bottom of the world, website updating needing to be done, or just busy living life…. I neglected my lil’ blog. Honestly, the thought of which image I was going to use for the “re-birth” of my blog really overwhelmed me. . . so much so that I almost put the task aside for another day or another month!
Sooooo….Here are a few from the last time I picked up my camera just a few days ago. *Image of me was made by Brent.
Hello World! Let me re-introduce myself. My name is Gwen. I now reside in beautiful Wallowa County in the small town of Enterprise, Oregon. My boyfriend, Brent is very talented and has the best heart. I am an observer, an explorer and LOVE the human connection. I love to laugh and I love telling stories. My tool of choice is my camera.
Stay tuned for more images and please be patient while I sort out how blogging works again.
Gwen Shoemaker is a seasoned professional photographer with 13 years of experience capturing the beauty of human beings all around the world. From Iceland to Antarctica, and Colorado to Bend, Oregon, Gwen’s passion for love and adventure has led her to specialize in wedding photography. Known for her ability to capture moments of raw emotion, she’s been humorously described by a client as an “emotion vulture,” always ready to swoop in and capture the perfect moment. Gwen’s love for travel and new experiences began when she studied abroad in rural Spain at the age of 17 and has since taken her to 15 different countries. Interestingly, it was in the least populated continent, Antarctica, where she found her true love. Gwen seeks to work with clients who share her love for the universe, are madly in love with their partners, and are full of joie de vivre.