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.

Hello, Dolly!

This past week I had the opportunity to photograph for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre. What an awesome experience! I was to document one of the final rehearsals before the opening of the musical Hello, Dolly! With Dolly Gallagher played by Lori Moore and Horace Vandergelder played by Hal Hobson-Morse. This year marks the Kalamazoo Civic 90th season and Hello, Dolly! hasn’t been performed on the Civic Mainstage since 1973. I highly recommend going to see this high-energy musical which will be performed between September 21st and October 7th. I really enjoy event photography and I hope to get more work like this in the near future!

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.