In late July I got to photograph Tiffany at the Mill Pond in Mt Pleasant, Michigan. We did shots with a variety of outfits all using natural light. Tiffany is always a joy to work with and I can’t wait shoot with her again!
Before the corona virus outbreak, I met with Daniel at Cops and Doughnuts to plan out his headshot session. He wanted both images for his business website and his online dating profile. We were originally planning the shoot for late March, but it kept getting pushed back due to the virus, flooding, and other schedule conflicts. In mid June we were finally able to do the shoot. Dan is one of the most personable people I’ve been able to photograph. I had a great timing talking with him about a wide range of topics including our hobbies and careers.
I had a great time getting to photograph fellow Clare Area Jaycees members Tom and Coi’s wedding in Fenton, Michigan. Due to the corona virus the wedding ended up having lots of last minute changes but still turned out beautiful. They were able to put a stream of the wedding on Facebook live so there friends and family could still see the ceremony despite social distancing.
Just before everything shut down due to the corona, I got to photograph Marci for a Health Monitor publication. We did the shoot at Sunset Shores Cottages in Clare, Michigan with her friend Jeff Chadwick who is a former NFL player. I had a great time getting to photograph both Marci and Jeff!
2019 was a crazy year. It started slow with a brutal winter keeping me inside during the beginning of my slow season. I used this time to take continuing education classes via KelbyOne, read, and write my years worth of blog posts. As the snow melted so did the slowness. As spring came I started working with a wide variety of clients ranging from brides and grooms to seniors, models, bands, magazines, and art galleries. The first wedding of the year took me to Centralia, Washington which I used as an excuse for a road trip across the country. I got to work with Chase Engel and The Night Shift who’s first EP is now on streaming services. During summer and fall I ended up beating my personal record for most weddings photographed in one year. 2019 ended up being my most profitable year in business thus far. In November I briefly moved to Florida for a long distance relationship that didn’t work out. I ended up moving back to Clare, Michigan in December 2019 with a newfound appreciation of the family, friends, church, and local communities I had left behind. In 2020 I plan to continue doing photography in central Michigan but will also be looking for a second job. I also plan on working towards several other goals and projects during the new year. Below are my favorite images from 2019.
I had a great time photographing Jesse and Carly’s beautiful wedding at Memorial Presbyterian in Midland, Michigan. After the ceremony we headed to Gratzi for the reception followed by carriage rides through downtown.