Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Print Sale!

The best gifts are the ones that last.  Give the gift of photographs!  For a limited time, enjoy deep discounts on photos ordered through my proofing gallery!  The more you spend, the more you save!

10% off all prints (no minimum purchase required)
15% off entire order ($50.00 minimum purchase required)
20% off entire order ($100.00 minimum purchase required)
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or

40% off entire order ($250.00 minimum purchase required)

From now until December 25th, 2010, enter the following coupon codes upon checkout to receive the discounts.  These discounts may not be used with any other offers or coupons.  One discount per order.

Coupon codes:
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Thanks for looking and happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Emma.

Some really great friends had a baby just over a month ago and I got to meet her for the first time yesterday. She was beautiful and had a funny personality! I was warned that she was a screamer and might be difficult, but there were only a few incidents where we called a timeout for a diaper change and feeding.

Quick note for next session: Make sure the baby has peed before removing the diaper and placing her bare butt on dad's arm.


Images taken with Nikon D700 and SB900 with shoot-through umbrella.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Marc's Senior Photos

In between the rain showers, we knocked out Marc's senior photos in various locations around Macomb. I'm pretty sure we trespassed on a few private residences but we got some great shots in the process.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day!














Friday, October 1, 2010

Maria and Lauren's Engagement.

Meadowbrook Hall is one of the most beautiful places I've been to in some time. The rolling hills are blanketed with a deep-green grass and the walkways travel through a canopy of maple leaves. The enormous gardens fill the senses and the architectural grandeur leaves you spellbound. It is breathtaking.

Which brings me to my next point: Thank you Maria and Lauren for bringing me there!

I had a blast walking around the historic grounds and getting shots of two, very-photogenic people. Here are some of my favorites:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rosalin and Walter's Wedding.

September 25th must be a good day. Congrats to Wally and Rose on their awesome wedding! (and a mini-congrats to Haley and I on our 1-year wedding anniversary)





Thursday, September 16, 2010

16 Weeks.

Down by 6 in the fourth quarter... TJ Ducket catches a touchdown pass with 0 seconds left on the clock to give MSU the victory. The underdog Spartans beat the Wolverines in an amazing finish and I was there to witness it!

Which brings me to this: miracles just aren't what they used to be. Yesterday evening, we saw a true miracle for the first time.

As Haley lay there with her belly exposed, the ultrasound tech pressed the cold probe into her. A few flashes of insignificant images appeared on the screen, nothing that I could make out. I looked at Haley with a smile, knowing that we were going to see our baby for the first time. She smiled back.

Then the tech said it... "Here's your baby."

There was a moment of silence... awe-inspired silence.

As I looked on the screen, I could see a profile of our little avocado. The string-bean arms were folded up and bent towards the chest and the noodle-legs were crossed and tucked into the classic fetal position. I stood there in amazement and couldn't take my eyes off the screen.



The first thing I could muster up was, "wow, that's a huge forehead".

The ultrasound was the final test that really cemented the idea in my head that, yes, we're going to be parents. Up until the ultrasound, it was a bunch of little things that added up. Pee test, blood work, heart beats... nothing compared to this.

The ultrasound tech held the probe in one spot so we could see the baby move around. The chest fluttered as the heart beat. The legs, first tucked into the chest, stretched out to a full standing position. The head moved from side to side and the arms went back and forth. I think the baby was just showing off because we were watching.

The tech then said, "There's the umbilical cord..."
I quickly replied, "Is there anything else down there?"

Unfortunately, the baby isn't quite big enough to genderize with 100% certainty so we'll have to return. While I hope for a boy, all I really want is healthy. We were hoping to find out so we could begin the baby room and also give us one less gender name to argue about.


When we got home, I went back through the images to take another look at our miracle. Then, there it was... the one reason I know it's going to be my little angel. In the very last image that was taken, something stood out like a beacon on the shoreline...


A camera! The baby is holding a camera!!!

And wouldn't you know it's a Nikon?

A tear rolled down my cheek.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Amanda's Senior Photos.

Amanda is a blond, blue-eyed, American senior... who just happens to race competitive motocross on the weekends! You wouldn't know by looking at her! She has a relaxed attitude and soft appearance which make all of these photos instant favorites! In fact, I had a hard time deciding which ones I wanted to post here.

A big thanks to Amanda and mom, Tanya, for the fun photo shoot today!

To see the full gallery, click here. Enjoy!










Sunday, September 12, 2010

Heidi and Dan's Wedding.

Congratulations to Dan and Heidi! Your wedding was awesome and so much fun to photograph and I'm so glad I could be a part of it. You guys really are some of the nicest people I've ever met and I wish you all the best!




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