The Hobby | Biker Photos


It all started summer 2017 with this girl, this bike and a camera I had received as a gift nearly three years prior.

I didn’t completely know what I was doing, and I certainly still don’t, but I knew I wanted to try and capture a few photos of Liz with her bike.  And what started out as a fun night of unknowns, turned into a hobby worth exploring.

But not for reasons you might think.

I am connected to many influential, intelligent, beautiful, gracious and inspirational women.   Add to the equation a woman who rides her own motorcycle and you end up with a pretty powerful subject.



According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, the number of women riders in America is growing daily.  In fact, in 2015 female motorcycle owners made up 14 percent of the industry.   In 2003, an estimated 9.6 percent of the motorcycle owners in America were women, which shows us an increase of over 50 percent in 10 years.

Nice work, gals!

Women Riders Now provided us with an even larger breakdown:

  • Slightly more than 17 percent of Gen X owners (born from early 1960 to mid-1970s), and 17.6 percent of Gen Y owners (born in the 1980s and 1990s) are women.
  • Among Boomer owners (born between 1946-1964), women make up 9 percent.


We are a highly educated group as well!

  • 47 percent of us have a college or post-graduate degree.



As I said…







Before I knew it, one session turned into another and another, and with those sessions I started to grow in my confidence, abilities and knowledge.   Each shoot I critiqued and analyzed to find something new to take away, whether it was a new technique or studying the settings I had used to get the desired outcome.  I fully invested in studying aperture, ISO and shutter speed and how they intertwine.  The importance of angles and subject placement started to take shape.

The positioning of the sun and the effects it had on the shooting range was an eye opener for me.  Using natural light to enhance the subject while avoiding unappealing shadows or bright, nearly drowned out spots, can be tricky depending on the time of day and location.


I started to work on the concept of depth and subject placement in order to get the end result desired, whether it be a bold, loud full landscape statement, or a naturally blurred or bokeh effect background with the focus on the subject.


I have learned so much, and have so much yet to learn.  I don’t want to be a hobbyist who is a simple “point and shoot” type.   There are plenty of “photographers” out there.  Anyone with a fancy camera can wave their hand in the air.

Am I a professional photographer?  Absolutely not.  Do I want to be?  No.  Am I trying to be?  No.

I am enjoying learning a fun hobby while working toward producing products for people that have a look and feel of minimal effort, but polished and a semi-professional edge.


But, my dear friends… it’s more than that.

Those influential, intelligent, beautiful, gracious and inspirational women I am fortunate enough to know?  I want you to see them too.


And I want them to truly see it in themselves.




I want to help boost confidence in the individuals in front of my lens.

I want them to own and embrace what makes each of them unique.


I want to pull out the happiness and joy these girls exude and put it in print for the rest of the world to experience.


I want these girls to feel pride when they see themselves in print.


I want to help build self-esteem, self-confidence, pride, happiness and joy into each of my subjects

one shot at a time.


And with that,

I think I found my niche.


I look forward to the spring months ahead where I hope to hit the ground running with more opportunities to capture photos of not only my friends with their bikes, but also to the many other strong, powerful women (and men) out there riding their own.

When you are ready, so am I.











ISO versus Apeture vs. Shutter Speed  – oh my.

10th Annual B!tch Run | July 25th, 2015

↓ Girls, Girls, Girls  

What a day …


with all these girls

And to think that it all started from these two minds.



So, how on earth do I even begin wrapping up an entire days worth of photos into one post?   This is the main reason why it has taken me darn near two months to even start this entry.  Do I make multiple posts?  Do I make one giant one?  And what photos of the over 450 do I share with you fine people?

You feeling my dilemma here?

And so, it was decided.   This giantnoteworthy, epic day is going to be wrapped up into one GIANT, beautiful, powerful, kick-ass post featuring some equally beautiful, powerful, kick-ass women.

Here we go…


The Hard Luck Saloon | Council Bluffs, IA

The Hard Luck served as our meetup point.  The start of Bloody Mary’s, shirt exchanges and pre-run group photos.  Because rain, of course.



11:45am | Kickstands up.  Time to start the day.




Nothing hotter than THAT view right there.

Hey ladies. ❤

The Wild’s | Bartlett, IA

Where the drinks were cold, conversations started flowing, people loosened up and epic gift giving was had.

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Now, why on earth they wanted to pick up my ass is beyond me.  I think Jenn just wanted to get a little frisky.


But it served as the perfect opportunity for the girls to give me the most thoughtful, hilarious, absolutely PERFECT gift of all time.  Sneaky little sisters, I tell ya!



I’m just going to allow the photos to do the talking from here on out.

Brace yourselves for this awesomeness.


Oh, NO you DIDN’T!


Oh, YES you DID!

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B!tches Betta Recognize!


The Story.   Around the 4th of July I found a photo of this jacket on the good ol’ Internet and posted it on my Harleys & Heels page reminiscing about my Junior High years when I actually DID have this exact jacket.  Fringe and all.   Who knew that a few of these girls (I believe Tracy was the mastermind in getting this all going – LOVE you, doll) would pull off searching, finding, buying and organizing a group card.

Best, sistas, EVER.

And with that… we moved on.


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The Riverside Inn | Riverton, IA

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Kayla, Sara and Jess were the Jeep crew.

Fortunately, soon after this photo, they were able to take the Freedom Panels out!  It wouldn’t be a B run without a little rain! 🙂

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And more…

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Riverton was a short and sweet stop.  Enough for a couple cocktails and a little ruckus before leaving this quaint little town.  What kind of ruckus you ask?  Click here.

On to Shenandoah, IA where we caused a mild curiosity amongst the local PD.  I think we counted three drive-by’s?  I promise, we were on our best behavior.

All those women on two wheels? 

Ya, I’d do a few drive-by’s myself!




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Emerald Isle | Imogene, IA

Ah.. the home of little beers.

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These little guys are the reason and excuse for all remaining photos to come.

Exhibit A

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Exhibit B

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Exhibit C

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Exhibit D

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Exhibit E

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Exhibit F

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Oh, Little Beers.   You are sneaky little bastards.

WAIT!  How many did we have?!

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Time to MOVE…




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Harley’s Bar and Grill | Emerson, IA

Click on the below photo to see what 30 Biker Chicks do when they roll into town…

Trust me.  Click on it.

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Ha.  See now, aren’t you so glad you did?  Thanks, Jenny for the tunes.

Emerson was full of shenanigans… and cuddles… and selfies...

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Alright, Alright, Alright.  

We still have TWO more official stops! 

Let’s go!

The Hood | Silver City, IA

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The C-Town Crew!

Jessica, Tina, Me, Kayla, Jenn and Jenny.

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How cute is this photo?

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Here comes Marcy!

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Always and forever the Free Spirit.  We can all learn a little about LIVING from this one.

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Let’s MOVE!

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The Backroom Lounge | Lake Ohana, IA

This was the last “official” stop before folks dropped off and went on with their evenings.

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And long drawn out good-byes.

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(Adopted) Sister Love

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Marcy naughtiness

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Final gab sessions

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Parking lot split


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And final group hugs.

Oh, did you think that was it?

You are clearly mistaken…

Who will be the last (wo)man standing?!

Let’s move.


Lighthouse | Council Bluffs, IA

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I think it is very safe to say we all are having a grand ol’ time, ya?

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Tyree sang a pretty fab duet with this fine gentleman.

I smell Grammy.

Oh, no.  No no no… Not done yet!  Hang with me. We are moving on to the…


21st Saloon | Omaha, NE

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YES!  That is IT!

Food, Water, Feet Up.  The End to a pretty fab day.


July 25th, 2015

A Day to Remember with some of the BEST girls you could ever meet.


Until next time…




Professional Photos 

Fun Photos

  • The Girls


  • The Hardluck
  • The Wild’s
  • Riverside Inn
  • Emerald Isle
  • Harley’s Bar & Grill
  • The Hood
  • The Backroom Lounge
  • Lighthouse Inn
  • 21st Saloon


  • My Girls Ink

2015 Holstein Harley Davidson Women’s Run

Saturday, May 23rd marked the 2015 Holstein’s Harley All Women’s Run.  Always a fun filled day with a bunch of like minded ladies on two-wheels.

The day always starts with kickstands up at 11am, so around 10:15 I headed down to the garage to load up and head out.

And then…



Bummer!   Tried calling and texting the hubster and got crickets.   Cue the sad music.  Tyree text in the meantime and said she would come over and hang with me until we found a solution.

At about 10:50 I got an apologetic call from the hubs stating he was on the way!


Ha!  Oops!   Totally both our faults on this one since Clint and I both had left the house that morning and neither one even thought twice about the road block.  Duh.

Tyree was there shortly afterwards and we were able to catch up with the crew on 72nd street.

First stop: Crescent, IA.






Forecast: 75.   Real life: 62 and cloudy.  Biker Life: Leather up and soak it in.



Snack Time!


Liz and Kimi


Second Stop: Neola, IA


Liz & I.  This chick is my jam!


Me, Jen and Liz


That cutie DeAnn.

Wonder what Regeana is eyeing?


Anna and Lora

PS – Thanks for the pics, Lora.  I swiped a few or 10.


Pepper, Me and Jen!


Regeana, DeAnn, Heather, Kristen and Anna


Da girls



Third Stop: Avoca, IA

Had my first malfunction with my new bags on the way to Avoca.  Didn’t get latched.  Lid flying wide open.   #dontjudgeme #nocluehowtohandlethesedamnbags #hashtagbecauseican


Girl talk, cuz girls talk.



Jenn and Tina met up with us in Avoca.


Just love this girl. ❤ Heart of gold.


And these two are like long-lost-foul-mouthed-sarcastic sisters.   Hilarious duo right here.  I anticipate the 10th annual B!tch run to be full of shenanigans with these two involved.


Tyree, me, Kristen and Tina.  4 of the 7 Vegas girls.

Cyndi, Carrie and Jess… we had a drink on your behalf, I am sure. 😉

Fourth Stop: Oakland, IA


Gosh, I love these two.   Kristen and her spit-fire ways and Suze – the calm, mama bear who looks out for us all.   One of the kindest, most tender loving woman I know.   You instantly feel so comfortable and at ease when she is around.   Beautiful soul that girl.  Just beautiful. ❤

Kristen was ready to get the crew back to Holstein’s at the appropriate time, so she bounced a little earlier then a smaller group of us.  This happened when Kristen realized Tina wasn’t going to be making the trip to Omaha with us…


Through the fence, no less.



And then there were 6.

Jenn and Tina took off back to Clarinda while Tyree, myself, Kimi and Liz headed back to Omaha to close out the night at Holstein’s with the rest of the crew.


Sassy group of women right here, huh, Marcy?


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And, THAT’S a wrap, folks.

Cheers to Summer 2015!

Biker B!tch Winter Sucks Party | 2015


Oh these girls.

These girls…

The 2015 Winter Sucks Biker B!tch party sure didn’t disappoint.   From shots, to climbing fences and posing seductively with masks to an all night dancing affair… it’s never a dull moment when you hang out long enough with sassy biker chicks such as these.

We started the evening at Joe Banana’s for dinner, drinks and shots.  Who ordered the shots??!!  Aye, yeyey…



Joe Banana’s filled us full of liqour and good laughs, that I can say!










We have a baby biker in the making. ❤


Annnnddddd creepy face courtesy of yours truly!


One should never take themselves too seriously…



Once fully primed we hoofed it to the bar just down the block.  It shall remain unnamed because it SUCKED.   They clearly didn’t want our business nor were they in any sort of hurry to serve us drinks.  One would think they’d be all over a group of women who just happen to be THE ONLY people in the bar.   Good luck keeping your doors open, peeps.   Good luck.


Mooooving on!


Can’t take these girls anywhere.

ANYWHERE I tell ya.

Oh, wait.  Yes you can.  This is what makes shit fun.   Letting loose and having fun with your girlfriends.   Ahh… winter doesn’t suck so bad.

At this point we hit up three bars.  It might have gotten a little fuzzy for me so I am not certain which bar is which, so I will just post the photos and you can guess.

Who knew you’d be playing a guessing game today on the ol’ H&H page, eh!?















To end the night a group of us went to Chrome Lounge to dance into the wee hours of the morning… and apparently selfies with Liz were of utmost importance.






And Heidi’s hair?   SMASHING, dauling.



Regeana is thoroughly impressed.



Cheers to a great Reunion!


And now the 5 month wait until the 10th Anniversary of the Biker B!tch beginnings.

❤ ❤

Love my girls.


9th Annual Biker B!tch Ride

July 19th, 2014 marked the 9th Annual Biker B!tch Ride.

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It was a day full of adventure, uncontrollable laughter, new friends, old friends, cocktails and plenty of open road.

Curious on the history of the Biker Bitches?  Find it here.

Our Day Started at Quaker Steak & Lube in Council Bluffs, IA where we convened for Bloody Mary’s, burgers, shirt exchanges and first-time greetings for a few of the gals.   We all were so excited for the day that lay ahead of us.

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We hung out, chatted, soaked up the early sun and soon loaded up the bikes for our first leg of the trip.

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DC’s Waterhole

Plattsmouth, Nebraska

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DC’s Waterhole provided us with good service…

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An Outdoor Patio where we met a newly turned 21 year old…

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Plenty of time for girl talk, cocktails, laughter and selfies…

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Elizabeth and Lora

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Me, Kristen and Suze


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Cheezin with Ashley and Kayla


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Jen & Marcy


It’s a tradition to leave our mark at a bar each year.   Signature Wall it was!

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A little over an hour at DC’s Waterhole and it was time to move on to Stop #2

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Steel Horse Saloon

Newhawka, Nebraska

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The Steel Horse is tucked away in a typical small rural town.  A bar, post office and a few houses make up Newhawka.

Oh, and the flag pole placed in the middle of the only paved road that leads in and out of the community.

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Newhawka had NO idea what to do with us.

We had a few drinks and the girls were adorable enough to toast yours truly for arranging the day.

Thanks, chicks.  

I sure love you crazy b!tches.

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A few more drinks and photo opps:

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Tyree, Kristen and I

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Lora & DeAnn


Pretty sure we made some ruckus on our way out of this town. 😉  It’s to be expected as the day moves on and the drinks keep flowing.

Just making our presence known is all.


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Heron Bay

Louisville, Nebraska

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The owner was in rare form that day, so getting drinks took time and patience.   It’s ok, though.

We know how to entertain ourselves.

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I love Heron Bay for the outdoor seating along the river.   It’s relaxing and peaceful.

…until we take over.

The peace went out the window with this rowdy crew.

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Jen loves boobs and Marcy always makes money.


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Busted: Liz is double fisting it.

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And DeAnn!

Yet another reason why I love these crazy chicks.


After about an hour at Heron Bay, and knowing we had two more stops ahead of us, we loaded up and headed out.



The Dog House Saloon

Waterloo, NE

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We lost a few gals due to other commitments, so even while our group got a little smaller…

I can promise we got a little rowdier.

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This girls got SKILLS

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Get it, girl

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Iowa gals! 

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Dang I know some hotties.

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And the traditional butt pic.

Funny stuff, friends.

Funny stuff.

Time to move!!

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Street Dance

Bennington, NE

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Technically, Bennington was our last stop for the Bitch Ride.   We clearly had a lot of fun by the direction the photos started taking.


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Heidi has the best laughs.

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Drink, anyone?

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Marcy’s still getting dolla bills, yo.

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Oh, good.   We can still take normal pics at the end of the day.

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Most of the crew split ways at this point.  We had a group from Iowa that wanted to get back before the sun went down.

The rest of us?

Well….. I’ll let the photos do the talking.



Dr. Jack’s

Omaha, NE

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We Sing

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We Chair Dance

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We Love

After Dr. Jack’s a few more of us went to Anchor Inn and closed out the night dancing, singing and laughing before calling it a rap at 2:30am.


Another B!tch Run in the books. 

Another spectacular day with crazy ladies who I love dearly.

And can I say, holy photos?  We took 229 that day.  Clearly, ain’t nobody have time to look at all those.  I spared you.  And I spared some of the girls. Let’s just say, some of those photos are best kept private.  🙂

I say I am pretty darn lucky to know some kick-ass chicks.

Cheers to 2015 and the 10th Annual Ride. 

….Look out.  It’s gonna be crazy.

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