Four-year-old Nadine is filled with a goofy, sweet joy. She brought such a smile to my face and made me so excited to watch my own little girl (soon to be girls) grow into an amazing little talking person.
When I started my business in 2010, I thought that having a studio was just something those “other photographers” did. Since the majority of my work takes place outside of a studio setting, I was happy to go along without one. But as the years went by, I found myself wishing for a dedicated place to meet with people, away from the noise and chaos of coffee shops. Those of you who have worked with me over the past year (or at least since my beloved Grand River Coffee closed down) may have met me at my home, but that had its own limitations (namely an almost two-year-old named Zelda).
When I found out about an opportunity to share a studio space in Okemos with a few other amazing photographers, I immediately jumped on it. We all do a lot of our work outside of the space, so none of us needs it full time—which makes sharing perfect for everyone. I love its minimalism, and I’m excited to welcome clients through its doors.
Amanda and Mike had the perfect downtown Lansing wedding. Everything was within walking distance—we started at the Radisson, went a few blocks east to the gorgeous Central United Methodist Church for the ceremony, crossed the street to the capitol building for photos, then headed west to the Lansing Center to celebrate at the reception. Thanks for a fun day, Amanda and Mike! And thanks giving me wildly photogenic (not to mention extremely warm and welcoming) friends and family to photograph all day.
Props to Knockout Agency for doing an awesome job with hair and makeup.
Amanda and Mike didn’t see each other before the wedding, but they were able to hold hands around the door.
Amanda had a first look with her dad before heading to Central United Methodist Church for the ceremony.
The front of the capitol building may have been under construction, but we found beautiful light around to the north.
I met Malia’s brother, Cheyenne, and mom, Shari, back in 2011 when I photographed Cheyenne’s senior photos. This time it was Malia’s turn, and I was lucky enough to have her big brother and mom come along to catch up and help out around MSU’s campus.