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“There is one thing the photograph must contain,
the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank

*Photos courtesy Danielle LaBelle 2018

Hello!

I’m Mindi, owner of Creative Haven Photography as well as a story teller. My husband, daughter and I reside in Racine, Wisconsin. A little bit about me, I love the outdoors and days spent on the lake, beach, or with family. An Arkansas native, I moved up here with a previous job in 2002 and have made my home here since!

I’ve been asked several times why I chose the name “Creative Haven”. As I sat down at my computer in 2014 and pondered what photography, or art in general rather, meant to me the word “Haven” came to mind immediately. Having been influenced by art my entire life and often painting and crafting anything I could get my hands on, it created for me a safe place to be myself, a place to escape to when the pressures of life got heavy. It was, and still is, a place where I can let my imagination go wild and chase whatever sparks me. Photography was an avenue that took me by surprise actually. Wanting to have a good camera to capture beautiful scenery that I could later paint, my loving husband splurged on me one Christmas and from there that little black box captured my heart. So that’s how the name Creative Haven Photography came to be.


I began as a hobbyist and learned as much as I could, soaking up every tip from those around me and in multiple online forums. With a lot of sweat equity and determination Creative Haven has become what it is.
In my sessions I look for the beauty in each child and adult that's unique to them. My aim is to capture, with radiance, the essence of who they are-who they were made to be, and in the process create beautiful portraits for the family to enjoy for years to come. 

I truly love what I do and especially enjoy meeting new people from different walks, beliefs and areas of life. I love people and love that I get the privilege of taking part in preserving and documenting memories for them while getting to know their story.

So that’s my story, now all that’s left is to tell yours!

What do you want yours to say?

I can’t wait to meet you and help you tell your story!

Currently serving the Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and surrounding areas. 

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Photo courtesy of Rheanna Rasico 2019