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Chris and Emily Willaims Wedding in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Last week I had the privilege of documenting Chris and Emily Williams’ beautiful wedding day at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After the ceremony Chris and Emily had be follow then via golf cart around Quail Ridge for couples portraits followed by the reception. Here are just a few of the highlights […]

How I Got the Shot(s): The Rainy Weddings and Engagements

When I was a student at the Hallmark Institute of Photography during Phase 1 (similar to the first semester) almost every time we had a shooting assignment outside it would rain. It rained so much my class had a hard time getting used to shooting when it was sunny out. Due to this I am […]

2018 Mt Pleasant Craft Beer Festival

I had the privilege of being the the official still photographer for the Mt Pleasant Craft Beer Festival for the second year in a row. I always have a great time photographing the festival and this year was no exception. Below are my favorite images from this year.   

Valentine’s Day Couple Portrait Session Winners Ryan and Megan

Back in February 2018 I held a contest giving away a couples portrait session on Valentine’s day. The winners were Ryan and Megan who tied with another couples. We decided to wait for better weather and do the session itself in early June. Ryan and Megan were great to work with. All of the images […]

FAQ: What If I Can’t Meet in Person for My Pre-Session Consultation?

  When it is possible I prefer to meet in person for the pre-session consultation. If you can’t meet in person we can conduct the consultation over Skype, Facetime, or phone call. Due to the slight delay I get when conducting Skype or Facetime calls I usually prefer phone calls so the conversations sound more […]

Dispelling the Rumor Mill

Sadly one of the realities of living in a small town is that misinformation spreads like wildfire. I’ve caught wind of enough inaccurate information being spread about my business (or myself personally) that I think it is necessary to address the issues. I assume that most of these have been spread due to honest misunderstandings […]

New Personal Work with Model Lisa in Charlevoix, Michigan

I have wanted to do a portrait shoot in Charlevoix since going to the Venetian Festival in 2016. In late May I got to do a shoot with the lovely model Lisa in beautiful little town of Charlevoix. This shoot allowed me to test out some new lenses (an 85mm f/1.8 and a 60mm f/2.8 […]

FAQ: Can I Post The Photos from My Session on Social Media?

  Yes. The private gallery given to clients within one week of their session makes it easy to share your images with friends and family via social media.

Todd and Kayla Hinton Wedding in Saginaw, Michigan

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the wedding season this year! Last week my second shooter Nikki Robinson and I had the privilege of documenting Todd and Kayla Hinton’s beautiful wedding day. Here are just a few of the highlights from Todd and Kayla’s wedding day. To see more from Todd and […]

How I Got the Shot: The Cockeyed Nuthatch and His Stardom

When I first got started in photography I photographed primarily nature (part of this was due to my location and the fact that I didn’t have a driver’s license at the time). I still love photographing nature but don’t get the opportunity to as much as I’d like. When I was a student at the […]