Friday, October 30, 2009

Autumn.

This is the photo I am submitting for the fall photo contest for the Allegan County Tourist Association.
Happy Autumn!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Liz.

I met this young lady yesterday for a senior shoot. She wants to study photography so I hope she loves her photos. It was really cold yesterday morning and poor Liz had goose bumps! Here are some of my faves...














Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mollie.

Miss Mollie here is my cousin. I used to babysit her when she was little and boy does time fly. Hard to believe she's all grown up. These are a few from her senior session...














Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chelsea.

I am having so much fun taking pictures lately and this was another great session. But I have to say that this young lady needed no help from the camera. In fact probably any fool with a camera could have taken nice pictures of this beautiful girl. I don't think I had one "bad" picture of her.

...one with mom...












Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bellgraph Family.

I had so much fun with this sweet family. Family pictures always stress out a mom and dad, but I have learned with kids it's best to go with the flow! These three boys are high energy but cute as can be! They did an awesome job and we got some cute shots!


...the baby of the family...
...I patted this little guy on the head once and he asked me not to do it again 'cause his momma put green jello in his hair - he he he (hair gel)...

...every shot I took of this guy was this good - he's gonna be a heartbreaker!...


...can you tell the little one was saying "Cheese"... too cute...



...some fun in the leaves...




...mom and dad...

Thanks guys for letting me catch a glimpse of your family!





Monday, October 19, 2009

WMU Hockey

I went to Western saturday night to shoot hockey. These images are a few of my favorites.









Have a great day!




Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dustin + Todd

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Dustin & Todd last weekend. I can tell you I haven't felt more at home with a bunch of strangers. Both families joked around and kept me on my toes. I had a great time and I can't wait for them to see the photos. Here is a sneak peak...


...Dustin, the beautiful bride...
...her gorgeous bouquet...

...gotta love the shoes...


...Todd, the groom...
...the sweetest thing,
Dustin's grandpa performed the ceremony
(and kept us on our toes - he's a funny, funny guy)...

I'm sure these two will have a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you both! A special thanks to my cousin Erin and her hubby Tom for introducing me to this great couple!




Friday, October 16, 2009

Adalyn.

I. Love. Babies. Oh if I could shoot babies all day every day - now that would be the life! Please meet the beautiful Miss Adalyn.

...look at the smirk...

...she loved to be in mom's arms...


...bright-eyed beauty...



...I love black and white...

...you forget how small they are...


...a fave...





...perfect little angel...

Bring on more babies!






Wednesday, October 14, 2009

State Capital Field Trip

I went to Lansing with Madison's 4th grade class on Monday for their field trip. I don't remember going to the capital but maybe we went in 4th grade - I just can't remember! It was a fun trip and the kids got to see lots of neat things. We saw the Governor's Office, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The building was pretty quiet - there are no sessions on Mondays and it was also Columbus Day so no government officials working.




We also visited the museum which I think the kids found less interesting. I think they would have enjoyed it more if they could have toured it at their own pace and read about the objects there but we had a tour guide that talked and talked and talked and I think she lost the kids' attention. Not particularly enjoying history myself - she lost me too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Log Road Motocross

Over the weekend my sports photography class went to Bronson, Michigan to shoot some fast action at the Log Road Motocross. This first sequence of pictures will be the reason my three girls will never have dirt bikes...


Enough said! This was a 9-13 year old class. There were three boys injured in this crash. During the prayer before the event started two boys were prayed for that were seriously injured this past season at this track, one is paralyzed from the waist down the other has brain trauma, so when these boys went down, the momma in me kicked in. Tears filled my eyes and I had to look away as they were crying and screaming in pain. Of course it seemed like for ever for the emergency crew to get there and they were laying right in front of me. Talk about feeling helpless. This story has a happy ending though, other than a possible broken wrist all three boys walked away.


...a couple more fun shots...






Monday, October 5, 2009

My BFF Christy spent the past weekend in Grand Rapids and the Hearts At Home Conference. While in town we took advantage of some free time and checked out ArtPrize. What a great time checking out all the art all over town! We saw some really awesome pieces of art and some that made us scratch our heads. So here are some of our faves.


...these are made of only push pins...incredible!
...this reminded me of my girls blowing on dandelions...

...this is such a unique piece...each piece moved and together they reminded me of waves on Lake Michigan...


...Nessie...we talked to the creator of this piece...she is made of styrofoam and the head piece weighed over 3400 lbs...

So if you haven't been to Grand Rapids to check out ArtPrize I recommend you do. It lasts until Oct. 10th.