Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Beginnings...

Hello There!

Been a long while and I have so much to update you all on but I will try to keep it short and sweet. Things have really changed here at Sorensen Studios. After becoming a new mommy, we decided to make the studio by appointment only so I can take care of our little one and Bubba does a lot of on-site artwork it just made sense.

I was still shooting weddings, families and senior pictures when I could find the time to schedule around being a full time mom but then last fall we announced the Iowa Freedom Rock® Tour and things really got interesting!!

As you can see from the Freedom Rock website, the tour was designed to "boost tourism and spread the message of thanking our Veterans while providing a unique to their area Freedom Rock for all 99 counties in the great state of Iowa." Announcing a project as big as this takes a lot of courage and I completely admire my husband for putting himself out there and setting such a high goal for himself, and it looks like others agree. To date, we have booked and/or painted 51 Freedom Rocks for Iowa counties. Our goal when announcing in the fall was to at least book 20 and now we are booking into the 2017 year...feels awesome-THANKS IOWA!

So as you can see, dealing with the whole state of Iowa as clientele takes some time and I am now the full time Public Relations Director of the Freedom Rock Tour. My job consists of answering all the phone calls, emails, inquiries etc. I book each county that applies for the tour. We are also booking inside murals for the winter months so it's not as if things calm down when the weather changes! I have been able to meet so many amazing people through this project and it's awesome to see each county have such pride in our military men and women.

My heart will always be in photography so I still dabble here and there, I even have a wedding to shoot this fall-I'm so excited! Speaking of feels great to still have clients email me and see if I'm available to take their photos, and if I am, I sure make happen what I can-so keep asking! And if I can't make it happen, I will refer you to some wonderful photographers who can!

Indie and I travel a lot with Bubba to each county when we can and it's so nice to have communities open their arms to us and see the excitement around a Freedom Rock for their county. Here are a few of the rocks already completed this summer:

Adams County Freedom Rock @ Corning, Iowa

Shelby County Freedom Rock @ Earling, Iowa

For a list of completed rocks and their locations, along with Iowa Counties already booked please visit:

And if you have any questions at all please give me a call at 641.343.7110 (leave a message) or email me at

Until next time...

Take care!!