New Personal Work of Swing Dancers in Brighton, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Courtney, Chelsea, Nate and other dancers in Brighton last week! The gallery below features all of my favorite images from the shoot.

Photos from Tulip Time 2016 in Holland, Michigan

I had a great time photographing the 2016 Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan. Below are my favorite images from the festival.

New Personal Work with Courtney and Chelsea in Ann Arbor

I had a great time photographing Courtney and Chelsea in Ann Arbor last week! The gallery below features all of my favorite images from the shoot.

Photos from the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

I had a great time photographing the 2016 Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival last week. Below are my favorite images from the festival.

Photos from the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival

I had a great time photographing the 2016 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival last week. Below are my favorite images from the festival.

New Personal Work with Saiko and Mary in Saginaw and Bay City

I had a great time photographing Saiko and Mary in Saginaw and Bay City last week! The gallery below features all of my favorite images from the shoot.

New Personal Work with Aleah in Traverse City

I had a great time photographing Aleah in Traverse City in late March! The gallery below features all of my favorite images from the shoot.

New Personal Work with Model Sheridan

I had a great time photographing Sheridan earlier this week at the 515 Gallery in downtown Clare, Michigan.

In the first three studio images (shown above and below) I used a variety of black and white foamcore to shape the lighting on Sheridan’s face. In the first image I used white foamcore to bounce light back on Sheridan’s face. I used black foamcore to block the light from hitting Sheridan’s face in the two images below. The top image was shot with a white shoot thru umbrella and the two bottom images where shot with a the bare strobe and a speedlight for fill.

I used a Lensbaby to create the selective focus effect in the below image.

The last two images were lit with the nature light from the street lambs outside the 515 Gallery. I turned off all the lights within the gallery and let the light from the street lambs shine thru the galleries large windows.

Huge thanks to Kim Kleindhardt owner of the 515 Gallery for letting me use the building for the shoot and to Cassi Gross for doing Sheridan’s hair and makeup.

 

Photos from 2016 Clare Irish Festival

I had a great time photographing the 2016 Clare Irish festival! The gallery below features all of my favorite images from the festival.

Photos from the 2016 Michigan Nordic Fire Festival in Charlotte, MI

I had a great time photographing the various events at the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival in Charlotte, Mi last Saturday. The gallery below features several images from the spear and hammer toss and some landscape photos from the drive home to Clare, Mi.