photography

Megan + Drew's Kalamazoo Wedding

Megan and Andrew were married earlier this month at Niko’s Landing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Andrew may have a visual impairment but it’s clear to see the love between them! It was a cold winter day in Southwest Michigan but that didn’t stop us from doing their first look on the Portage Bicentennial Trail, and a few portraits of the entire wedding party! Check out a few highlights from their wedding day!

WMU Theatre - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Sometimes I get to do really cool things for Western Michigan University, like photographing their theatre performances. The clothing and scenic designs are created by the students and both are stunning. For me, this type of work is similar to photographing weddings because It’s fast paced, challenging to capture, and you only get one chance to get the shot.

This is from their recent performance of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” written by Jethro Compton and based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

Rena + Gabriel Southwest Michigan Winter Engagement Photos

Rena & Gabriel froze their butts off with me on this shoot! We started at Milham Park in Kalamazoo, which is basically a photographers playground. After playing around for a while in the park, and taking warm up breaks in the car, we drove out to her Mother-In-Law’s house in Marcellus, MI where we took advantage of some beautiful pines, a stream, and an old shed. Looking forward to their wedding in July!

Kellen's Maternity Photos

Kellen and I had a small window of opportunity to take some maternity photos out at my parents property in Plainwell yesterday. With our first pregnancy, we waited to find out the gender until our little Luellen arrived and we enjoyed the surprise so much that we’ve decided to do it again. We’re really excited to find out who’s in there! I was only allowed to release a few but here they are…

Luke Winslow-King at the Buttermilk Jamboree Music Festival

Just a little highlight from Luke Winslow-King at the Buttermilk Jamboree Music Festival in Delton, Michigan last night.  What an amazing show!  It's performances like these that make me so grateful to have the opportunity to photograph this event.  Enough said, check out the photos from his set!

Buttermilk Jamboree Michigan Music Festival

Here's a few highlights from past events at Circle Pines Center in Delton, MI.  I love when I get hired to photograph events like this!  These intimate little Michigan music festivals, like Buttermilk Jamboree, are perfect places to bring the entire family.  It's a very family oriented, kid friendly music festival, with plenty to do for children and adults.  Don't even get me started on the amazing local food served here!  Anyway, I'm too excited to sleep so here's a little highlight from last years event.  I leave in the morning to pick up my press pass and start documenting this years 2018 Buttermilk Jamboree event.