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Riley and Katie Engagement Session in Kalamazoo, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Riley and Katie’s engagement session in late October. We started the session at a vineyard which they rent a home on. We then did more images in downtown Kalamazoo. I can’t wait to photograph these two’s wedding in 2019. 

Jeff and Nicole Engagement Session in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Jeff and Nicole’s engagement session at Nelson and Island Park in Mt Pleasant in late October. These two are a super fun couple and super easy to work with. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year. My favorite images from their session can be viewed below. 

Josh and Hannah Wedding in Midland, Michigan

My second shooter Nikki and I had a great time getting to photograph Josh and Hannah’s wedding in late October. After Josh and Hannah got ready and did their first look at the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Marry we headed to Dow Gardens to do some more portraits pre-wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we […]

Wehrman Family Portrait at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph the Wehrman Family in the wetlands area of the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan. The Wehramn Family loves to hike trails together so we decided to have some of their photos be along the paths they enjoy hiking on. My favorite images from the session can […]

Shane and Chelsea Engagement Session in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph Shane and Chelsea’s engagement session in Midland, Michigan. We started the session at Dow Gardens then headed to the Tridge and the courthouse in downtown Midland. 

High Definition Detailing at The Northwood Autoshow

I had a great time photographing High Definition Detailing’s booth at the Northwood Auto Show in Midland, Michigan. To learn more about their services visit https://highdefinition-detailing.com/

Ellison Family Portrait at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph the Elisson’s family portrait in mid October at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. The Ellison’s are the owners of CD Dents a paintless dent removal business in Midland that I’d highly recommend checking out for your dent removal needs https://www.cddentsrepair.com/ 

Headshot Day Results

Huge thanks to all who came out to Headshot Day at the Energize Workspace in mid October! We have 14 people come in total. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. 

Rigterink Family Portrait in Saginaw, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph the Rigterink Family in Saginaw, Michigan in early October. We got to use this beautiful covered bride near there home as well the colorful trees as a backdrop from their session. My favorite images from the session can be viewed below. 

Parker Anniversary Session in Mt Pleasant and Clare Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph Randy and Ashley Parker for their ten year anniversary session in late September. We shot at Nelson Park in Mt Pleasant as well as their home and some other private property I have access to near Clare. My favorite images from the session can be viewed below. 

Stark Family Portrait in Clare, Michigan

I had a great time getting to work with the Stark Family from Clare again this year. We did a variety of photos near their home and with their dogs. My favorite images from the session can be viewed below. 

New Personal Work with Models Summer and Justin in Sanford, Michigan

I had a great time working with models Summer and Justin at Sanford Lake last week. The first images where shot with bare bulb flash in a part of the park with several trees to prevent the light from being knocked over by the high winds. The images on the beach and in the water […]

New Photos for the Energize Workspace

Since 2017 I’ve regularly attended workshops and networking events at the Energize Workspace in Midland Michigan. In 2018 I’ve had the privilege of teaching workshops there, renting out the space for shoots, and frequently working from there as well. In mid September I got to take some candid photos for their social media presence. Here […]

Thomas and Coi Engagement Session in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Thomas and Coi’s engagement session at one of my favorite local locations: Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. These two were super easy to work with and the nice overcast day helped make for tons of beautiful images. 

Chase Engel and The Night Shift in Merrill, Michigan

I had great time getting work with Chase Engel and The Night Shift again in mid August. During this shoot I got to photograph their newest member Noah as well as doing a variety of group shots of the entire band. I can’t wait to see where their music career takes them. 

New Photos of Model Summer in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

I had great time getting work with model Summer again in Mt Pleasant, Michigan in mid August. She wanted to do an basketball themed shoot in Island Park. I used harder more dramatic lighting than I usually use for portraits to match the sports theme. I look forward to working with Summer more in the […]

New Photos for the Strickler Center in Mt Pleasant Michigan

I had great time getting to work with the new Strickler Center in Mt Pleasant, Michigan. Here are some images which will be used in a editorial about the new center. 

David and Rebekah Wedding in Turner, Michigan

I had great time photographing David and Rebekah Cramer’s wedding in Turner and Gladwin, Michigan in early August. Rebekah was from Michigan and David was from Germany. They met while studying abroad in the Netherlands. David’s family from Germany was flown in for the special occasion. The ceremony took place at the River Mennonite Church […]

Sera Henry Headshots in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph Sera Henry’s new headshots in Midland, Michigan in early August. We were able to get studio shots with both black and white backgrounds in her home in Midland, Michigan. After we shot some more images in her back yard. 

White Barn Wedding Venue Addition in Clare, Michigan

The beautiful White Barn wedding venue just added a new addition and I had the privilege of photographing it last week. If you are getting married in Clare, Michigan I would highly recommend checking out the White Barn. More info can be found at https://whitebarnvenue.com/.

Destiny Senior Portraits in Clare, Midland, and Trout Lake

I had a great time photographing Destiny’s senior portraits last week. For Destiny’s session we went to a variety of locations including Pettit Park and the Dam in Clare, Dow Gardens in Midland, and Trout Lake. Destiny was great to work with! Also a huge thanks to her and Aunt Karra (who regularly models for […]

Mike and Sheri Engagement Session in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Mike and Sheri’s engagement session last week in Mt Pleasant, Michigan. Mike and Sheri had me photograph their engagement session while they were on a small vacation before heading back to their hometown of Detroit. All the photos were taken in Nelson and Island Park in Mt Pleasant, Mi.  […]

2018 Fireworks in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

Every year I try to photograph fireworks near the Fourth of July and this year was no exception. Here are some photos of the fireworks display at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt Pleasant photographed on July 4th 2018.   

New Personal Work with Sam in Clare, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Sam last week on my parent’s property outside of Clare, Michigan. For this shoot with Sam I played around with light painting. I used a long ten second exposure and moved various continuous work lights from Menard’s around behind Sam. I used real sync flash so my flash would […]