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Madison was such a delight to photograph and we had SO much fun on this photo shoot.  Madison will be graduating this year and hopes to go to film school….she’s already gone to film school camps and created her own films! She’s super creative and I love how her personality really comes through in her […]

Madison-2018 Senior!

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These days it seems, patience can be in short supply.  Our family of 8 is pretty busy and we rush around a lot…from this event to that event, school, practices and games for the kids.  We hurry out to pick up groceries, drop off the mail, run to the store for last minute supplies for a science project. Summer […]

Why I Still Love Film

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Oh dear, this was a good one.  We had to do a little driving to get to the location for Cara’s senior session but it was so worth it.  Rolling fields, wildflowers, floppy hats, and beautiful sunshine.  What a day. There is so much beauty in just walking along, gathering flowers to take back home.  I cherish […]

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Being a senior in high school only happens once but you definitely don’t have to have just one photoshoot!  Kelsey and her family wanted to have the look of a summer session (which we did earlier this summer) as well as a fall session to commemorate her senior year.  There’s such a different feel between […]

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First of all, I LOVED this photoshoot!  The entire shoot took place at Robinette’s Orchard in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It was a beautiful fall day, with beautiful colors and scenery and after 4 days straight of rain I was more than excited to have a nice day to get out! I met Emily on the day […]

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I have lived in Michigan on and off since I was 15 years old, but I rarely ventured out of my neck of the woods in the Southern most part of the state.  In the summer of 2015 my family and I finally made the journey out of the south and into the north.  I […]

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Once a year in Grand Rapids, Michigan–ArtPrize happens.  If you live here no explanation is needed but for those who don’t know, ArtPrize is now in its eighth year and is the most-attended public art event on the planet.  Exhibits are not only juried by expert panels but also through public vote.  The event transforms 3 […]

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This session was actually a dream come true.  Yes, I love being a photographer that much but also because this shoot allowed for some creativity and thinking outside of the box.  I know it’s important to get the standard posed shots (even those were pretty amazing!) but I also love getting the in-between photos.  The photos […]