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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 […]

How I Got The Shot: Bryana

  This image almost never happened. I shot this photograph while I was a student at the Hallmark Institute of Photography. I was in Phase 3 (kind of like 3rd semester) at the time. We (us students) were all stressed out with the short deadlines and high standards which needed to be met to graduate. […]

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. 

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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/.

How I Got the Shot(s): Pets Over the Years

  When I was a student at the Hallmark Institute of Photography one of our assignments was to photograph a pet portrait. Prior to this I had very little experience photographing pets after this I ended up loving photographing pets. This image of Feona the golden retriever was shot for my final portfolio at Hallmark. […]

Art Walk Central Piece on Display from August 6th-August 30th at MJ Murphy Beauty College

My work will be on display at the MJ Murphy Beauty College from August 6th-August 30th during this year’s Art Walk Central in Mt Pleasant. For more information about art walk central and its various events throughout the month of August visit https://www.artreachcenter.org/art-walk-central. 

How I Got the Shot: Ian the Welder

  The title of this blog post sounds like it could be a Primus song. When I studied at the Hallmark Institute of Photography our professors Gregory Heisler and David Turner would take us once a week to different locations to teach us location lighting. We got to go to a variety of locations such […]