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No Filter – December Photo Stroll Ramblings

Instagram December walk bench

#nofilter needed while out on a December day that felt more like early spring than a year end holiday countdown.

Happened upon a little beam of warm sunlight making shadows through this bench. Kids are calm, film camera out of the bag to work on completing an old roll of 35mm I know I’ll leave sitting for ages. #istillshootfilm – and I leave it undeveloped for years.

The shutter click is a cathartic song of simpler times, the image making process is merely a pause in the routine of our days so easily lost in the shuffle.

Instagram December walk Minolta X-370 camera

To be clear, I don’t want those days back – they were cashed in to pay my fare to today. My manual focus lenses couldn’t see this far ahead and tomorrow is still beyond my field of view.

Instagram December walk milk barrels

Quiet reminiscence of the eventful year winding down and thoughts to days ahead with those I love. Lens capped & camera back in the bag as the evening calm yields to homework & dinner routines. I crave the quiet calm already. I’ll be back soon.

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Home For the Holidays – Family Portraits and Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Christmas Portraits arguing over decorations

The holidays are simply magical. Friends gather, family comes to town, all bringing smiles and fond remembrances of yesteryear. Christmastime and winter break was a pretty fantastic time of year when I was a kid. It had all the sparkle and wonder of a cheery Hallmark movie dipped in school glue and rolled in every […]

Senior Portraits Album – Patience

Summer Senior Portraits Album Design layouts and ideas

November, as it seems, has returned to its previously scheduled programming with a chilly and damp fall Friday morning. The bonus week of summer escaped just before the weekend, but there are plenty of warm memories of summer and colorful days of October packed into this album from Patience’s Senior Sessions. Soak up the bright […]

Secondhand Fashion Portraits, First Rate Style at Generic

Framed Secondhand Fashion Portraits

My favorite portraits from the spontaneous shoot / contest at Generic store in downtown South Bend (a few years back). These made it all over my Facebook page for voting but the rest have remained Previously Unpublished until now. On a personal note, Be yourself. You are beautiful. You don’t owe anyone an apology for […]

Natural Light Children’s Portraits – Happy 1st Birthday Ayden

Kids birthday portraits with balloons

Sometimes my job behind the camera is a piece of cake. My clients’ ideas and translate into a creative energy, smiles abound, and it’s almost effortless. Like I said, a piece of cake. If anything, Quanay and her son Ayden made it a slice of 1st birthday cake when we met up for Ayden’s first […]

World Photo Day 2015 Specials

Accordion Portrait Sample Album

World Photo Day Specials I hope you had a great World Photo Day snapping away with your favorite picture-making devices! This special has expired, but the sample albums shown are always available to bring your favorite images together into a memorable keepsake. Book me for your next shoot here. For upcoming specials, subscribe to my […]

Summer Senior Portraits Session – Patience

summer senior portraits natural light headshot

Patience’s Senior Session landed a toasty August summer afternoon for her outdoor shoot. Plenty of natural smiles for natural light portraits on this sunny shoot! My favorite photos are always the shots where you are being yourself. Comfortable, natural, unscripted – your photos will show exactly that. If that means picking a bouquet of wildflowers […]

Previously Unpublished – Kalamazoo Lake Piers in the Moonlight

Saugatuck Kalamazoo lake piers in moonlight

On a quiet Monday evening several springs back I meandered Saugatuck, Michigan with a camera and tripod. Monday was my weekend, this quiet town was somewhere new. The moon was astounding that night and the piers were a quiet spot for a pause along the Kalamazoo River. Not all the Previously Unpublished images I’ve set […]

Congrats Rachelle and Josh – 10th Anniversary Flashback!

Morris Estate Chapel spring wedding newlywed portraits outdoors

On a sunny April Saturday 10 years ago today I joined Rachelle & Josh for their springtime wedding celebration at the Morris Estate Chapel in Niles, Michigan. Colorful tulips were in bloom outside the former Centre Meeting House, now a country chapel where the newlyweds were married. As they celebrate their anniversary today, here are […]

Previously Unpublished – Holga 35mm at Shiojiri Niwa – Spring 2009

Holga 35mm film sprocket photo end of roll

While rummaging for some #ThrowbackThursday images to Instagram I noted several rolls of unmarked, processed 35mm film I had set aside in 2012 and all but forgotten about until early 2015. Holding the negatives to light I instantly recalled the moments I took with my Holga but was surprised by the images I had waited […]