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I am a wedding and portrait photographer serving the West Michigan area...though my passport is up to date and I am willing to travel! This a blog that will allow you to see my most recent work, and see photos from my wonderful family life. Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009


I am so excited!! I have a new blog. It is nice and fancy, and fits my professional photography please take note and switch over to
Let me know what you think! 
See you over there! =) 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Vegas Photo Shoot

While at WPPI I was able to get together with some other photographers...including the amazing Bob Davis from Chicago. We went out to the Vegas strip and took some fun photographs. enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


We are having a wonderful time in Vegas. Though I can't say it is relaxing at all. We have been on the move for early morning to late at night. I was at WPPI convention from 7:20am to 8:30pm today, and tomorrow I will start early and end at 10:30pm. It has been so fun...meeting new people/photographers and learning from the best and most creative people out there. I hope my little brain does not fail me is all quite overwhelming.
Jayme is having fun doing his own thing. Exploring the surrounding canyons and valleys around the Vegas area. He is really enjoying it! Well...we are exhausted, and need the 6 hours of sleep that I am going to hopefully going to get tonight.
We will be back in Michigan on Thursday.

This is the hotel where the WPPI convention is HUGE!

The famous Bellagio water fountain show!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Off to Vegas

It is finally here. Jayme and I are heading to Vegas tonight for a vacation and for me to go to the best photography convention in the nation...WPPI. We are both really excited to get away together.
I will be bringing my laptop and try to blog while I am there, and I will be checking my my email each day. So email me if you need to...I will be checking.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...I know we will.
I will post some photos of Vegas when I can!! =)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Baby Gavin

Some of you faithful blog followers of mine may remember last year me asking for prayers for little Baby Gavin. He had extensive heart surgery shortly after he was born. He has recovered 100% and was told by his Doctors that he could live a normal life and do whatever he would like to do in his life. Its so amazing to see him now, and see how happy and healthy he is. Here are some photos from his one year old photo shoot. Isn't he just way too cute? =)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

In the last two weeks, I have heard some information from my friend Randi Frucci of "TaDa Event Planning" about a Women's Expo this month. So this was kind of last minute for me...but I am excited to see how it all works out. The people heading this up are really cool and this sounds like a great event. So come on out and check it out...bring your moms, sisters, girlfriends to a great event at the Radisson. The dates are Feb 20th and the 21st. Friday evening 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 11am-4pm. So come check it out....hope to see you there! My good friend Stephanie Miller will be there selling her ADORABLE little girl hair bows and accessories. She does great work, my daughter has so many of her hair bows, they look so so cute!! Here is her website if you want to check her out before you come.

I just recently was able to my new camera. The Canon 5D mark II. I was sooooo excited. It came out in November, but everybody was out of stock on I went to Normans for another reason and just happened to ask if they had any in stock, and they had 30! I was I waited until the next day to buy it...mainly to transfer ALOT of money over to my checking account, and when I got there...they had two left. I got LUCKY! These cameras are so popular right now. I also was able to get a lens I have had my on for a long time. The 50mm 1.2.....and I LOVE it!!!!!!! This lens gave me shivers when I put it on my camera and took some is sweet. So, I am excited to try it out at a wedding. My next wedding is in April, so excited. =)
Next week, Jayme and I leave for Vegas for a mini vacation/photography convention. I am so excited to go to WPPI and learn all that my little brain can comprehend. Of course I will have some photos to show you all when we get back. Can you tell I am excited. =)

Friday, January 30, 2009

still january...

I am really starting to hate Winter. Honesty, this is just not fun anymore. Norah and I are always cooped up inside. We would love to go outside and play in the snow...but I have standards (and common sense) that it has to be about 25 degrees to do so, and sadly that has been quite rare in january. Well, only one more day to go, hopefully Feb. will bring us some relief. The nice this about Feb. means we are closer to going to Vegas. I am so excited to go to WPPI, and go on a vacation with my husband.
As part of my Christmas gift to myself, and an "end of the year write off purchase" I bought a studio strobe light, and love it. So the bottom two photos are of Norah just chilling while I was snapping away and playing with my new light.
Stay warm everyone!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

one of my loves...

I have always enjoyed scrapbooking. I literally have a closet full of scrapbooks...I know because I just cleaned out that closet. =)
In the last 4 years, since I discovered the wonderful world of photoshop...I have gone to the awesome side of digital scrapbooking. It is so fun and allows me to showcase my photos in the way I really want to. I love grabbing my laptop and portable external drive and go scrapbooking with my friends and family. Below are two of my favorite pages of Jayme and Norah. For some reason, I have way too many photos of those two. =)

On another note, I have been quite social lately. I have been meeting some wonderful couples this month....and most of them have given me the great honor to photograph their wedding. January is always the month I book quite a few weddings for the year.
If you are a bride and still looking for a wedding photographer...I would love to hear from you!!
I have a "special offer" right now for you Spring brides. If your wedding is BEFORE May 16th, 2009. I am offering a discounts up to $500 on my packages!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

life as I see it.

I kept busy this past week preparing for the Kalamazoo Bridal Affair..a great bridal show put on by the "Kalamazo Bride". It was great exposure for me, and I met some wonderful people in the wedding business here in Kalamazoo.
We have been trying to keep warm here in Michigan...this weather is so tough to tolerate beyond one full day. I am so ready for a balmy 40 degree day again. =) On a much more exiciting note...Jayme and I booked our trip to Vegas!! Any of you photographers out there may have heard of WPPI...for those of you who have is the largest photography trade show and convention in the US. I am so thrilled to be able to go and learn from some of the best photographers in the world....and hopefully escape this cold weather, even for just a couple days.
Below are some photos of my two favorite people in the world. Norah was showing off her mad gymnastic skills....the girl is going to win me a gold medal someday! =) She is just so darn cute these days. The two year old things she does or says are priceless. I love her way too much. =)
Have a great weekend everyone!!