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Fine Art Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

Are you looking for a great gift for someone, but just can’t figure out what to get them?  These are the fine art prints I am selling this holiday season.  There are basically two ways to purchase, one copy has wording and a border, the other copy is the original shot.  These prints will be sold as a 16×24 gallery mount and only one copy of each will be sold.  Each gallery mount is signed and dated on the back.  Gallery mounts come ready to hang, with a beveled edge, instant art for your walls.  Please contact me with any questions you might have.  They can be drop shipped right to your home for no extra charge.  Normal investment cost is $250.  Huge sale during Thanksgiving weekend with 20% off all fine art sales!  Happy shopping!  And I feel I have to state the obvious…my studio logo will NOT be on the purchased product.  This is just put on for copyright sake while online 🙂

Family Session Fun

I had a great family session earlier this week on Monday with a fabulous family from my church.  Mom asked if we could do it right in their backyard because it is so pretty this time of year, and of course I said yes.  I love shooting at a person’s home, it makes the pictures so much more personal and everyone in the family is usually much more comfortable.  The two girls remind me of me and my sister when we were younger, they were so much fun to take pictures of.  Dad has a new job where he doesn’t get to see his family for several days at a time, so Mom wanted new family pics on the walls so the girls would have constant reminders of Dad and not miss him as much.  Thanks again for letting me and my boys come over to play and take pictures.  These are some of my favorite family pis I’ve ever done!


Justin & Sarah {Wedding}

It was such a beautiful day for a wedding this past Saturday. And I was lucky enough to share it with two awesome families. Sarah and Justin, I’m so glad I was able to work with you and pray for blessings in your marriage as you become a family. Thanks again for a special day! And it was great to see two other couples that I photographed not so long ago.  The brother of the bride and his wife, with their new baby and the brother of the groom and his wife.  I hope you’re enjoying Traverse City.  To see the slideshow from this beautiful October wedding, click here.

Black and White Senior Pictures {Justin, Godwin High School}

I thought I’d post a few pictures from the senior session I had last week.  Justin was such a sweetheart to work with, he looks tough but don’t let that fool ya.  And he has the cutest freckles!  What I have found with my guy seniors is that they do not like to smile.  They want to look rough and tough.  Inevitably, mom is standing behind me speaking words of encouragement:  “Come on!  Just smile.  No, no, no…smile with your teeth, like you really mean it.  That’s not your real smile, come on!  Just do it for me, you look so cute when you smile.”  And on and on and on it goes.  I stand there and try to catch that fleeting smile, all while trying to make the poor guy feel comfortable and not embarrassed.  Not always easy.  I’ve also found that converting some of the pics to black and white helps with the “tough” look and give the guys something different to choose from.  Here are a couple of my favorites from Justin’s shoot, enjoy!

Samantha & Brandon {Wedding}

Brandon and Sam met on the co-ed bowling team at Grand Valley. Some of you will remember the engagement pictures we did at the bowling alley last fall, so much fun! Their wedding day turned out to be a beautiful fall day, a great day for their outdoor wedding at Centennial Country Club in Grand Rapids. Thank you both so much for including me in your special day. Hopefully you’ve made it down to Jamaica and are enjoying some fun in the sun! Many blessings!

Ceremony & Reception:  Centennial Country Club

DJ:  DJ A-Dubs

Hair & Makeup:  The Hair Studio

Wedding Photography & Slideshow:  Tomorrow’s Memories by Beca

Traditional Wedding Photography

I have a lot of people ask me what my “style” is for wedding photography.  I always hate to answer this question, because I don’t know that I have a particular “style”.  But when I pulled pictures for this post, I noticed a lot of similarities in my shooting style.  I often tell people that I’m not an old fashioned traditional photographer.  I like to try new poses and step out of the box as often as I can, but living in West Michigan I find that most of my brides and grooms want a mix of fun, new and traditional.  I don’t have a lot of requests for a complete photojournalism look, but I do like to document the day.  And almost all of my family shots are very traditional.  Following are what I would call traditional wedding portraits.  I love the clean, crisp look to these pictures.  Enjoy!

Wedding Themes: Purple

This year the dominant color I have seen at weddings is purple.  I’ve seen a lot of eggplant and really dark purple, also dusty purple and dark blue.  Enjoy a few purple themed pics today!

Wedding Themes: Orange

Every year it seems that one specific color dominates the wedding scene.  Last year, 2010, it was orange.  I loved seeing that awesome pop of color throughout the wedding season, it always looked great pictures.  I thought I would share a few of the pictures today.  Enjoy!

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been so very busy the past week!  I had two weddings last weekend and have been hard at work editing pictures the past two days.  Needless to say, I have been a bad blogger.  I completely ran out of time this morning to post anything.  So today’s post will be a sneak peek of the wedding I photographed on Friday.  While the day started with some rain (they say rain is good luck on the wedding day), it did clear up enough to allow us to hit a local park in Holland for beautiful outdoor pics.  Enjoy!

Cake:  Cake Occasions, Hudsonville

Floral Design:  True Vine Creations, Jenison

Catering:  Above & Beyond Catering, Holland