Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Michael & Alisha's Wedding

Mike and Alisha were married on November 16th. The theme of their wedding was winter wonderland. The weather outside was cold but inside the wedding/reception hall was very inviting with lots of wonderful winter decorations.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Regan's "Family" Portrait

Here is a photo from a family session I did at Thanksgiving. This is just one photo from a photo set that I shot with the couple and their beautiful dogs. This was a lot of fun but also a great deal of work to keep the dogs attention.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Killian Family Portrait

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this photo is no different. It is always a challenge to try and photograph outside in Michigan. On this day it had threaten to rain all day but we really wanted to get session in because it was the one time the whole family would be together. The rain did hold off long enough for me to get some nice photographs. This photo is one of them.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Josh & Amber's Wedding

Josh and Amber were married at Mount Hope Church in Lansing Michigan. It is a large church that seats over three thousand people. The wedding party were a lot of fun that made for excellent photographs.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Josh & Amber - Engagement

I photographed Josh and Amber five days before their wedding. The photos from this session were combined with photos from another session we did two months prior for a video slide presentation that was viewed before and after their wedding! We got some great shots! By the time we got to the end of the session it was cold and rainy, but you couldn't tell it by their smiles!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Derek & Allison - Wedding

Derek and Allison were married in September. You could not have asked for a better day. It was a beautiful wedding. Something about outside weddings makes the magic of two people getting married that much better!

marvin hall

Friday, October 19, 2007

Jenine - Bridal Portrait

Often times when I create a photograph the viewer never knows what was really going on just outside the frame. Thus is the case with this photograph. This one of my favorite places to take photos, Cooley Gardens. I like going there because usually it is a very peaceful park with few visitors to get in the way of my photographing. This was not the case that day. Shortly after I arrive to scope out a location about 60 kids for a local high school showed up to have photos taken of them in the formal attire... it was the location for their pre prom photos! By time my bride arrived the place was literally crawling with people, kids, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters... you get the picture. There was even another bridal party that had stopped by to grab a few photos. We patiently waited for a break in that action. I finally asked if the crowd standing in front of the steps could give us a few minutes so we could take our photos. You can't tell it from the photo, but just to the right and left just outside the frame there about 30 or so people standing. I had to time my photo so I did not catch the many people wandering around in the background. I took about 10 or 15 frames at this location and them moved on. I think this is one of the best of the lot and I love it in B&W! A beautiful bride in a peaceful park!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Perspective 2 Studio

The Thurstons

Studio A
Last Tuesday I finally got a chance to try out Lansing's new creative studio space, Perspective 2 Studios. I have a basement studio which is use a great deal, but I can only photograph up to 2 or 3 people comfortably, enter P2. This place is huge! You get your choice of two studios either the 1100 sq/ft Studio A or the smaller 750 sq/ft. Studio B. Both studios have gorgeous oak floors. Studio A has as the natural real brick wall, Studio B white plaster. We had a great time. The staff at P2 was friendly and 1st rate and took great care of us!

The session I had was with a contemporary gospel group the Thuston Family. It was a group of eight so the extra room really came in handy. Professional lighting is included in the price of the rental, plus the have a plethora of studio gear that you can rent at reasonable prices. I especially liked the Pocket Wizard II wireless remote... I'm going have to buy a set of those!!

I have to give Kudos to the P2 folks, thanks for making our session one of the most enjoyable ones I've had in awhile. If you ever have a need for a "bigger" studio space, or are looking for a place to be your home base, check out P2, you won't be disappointed! Check out their web site under my favorites links