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Crockery Creek Natural Area – G & D

Crockery Creek Natural Area Engagement Session - Garrett & Danielle Nunica, Mi Being finally blessed with comfortable temperatures, it was pure bliss to photograph Garrett & Danielle on this lovely spring night.  We met at the Crockery Creek Natural Area and...

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Grand Ravines Park – Ottawa County – J & K

Grand Ravines Park - North Jenison, MI - Jeff & Kim Ottawa County Michigan has such a wealth of locations for getting outdoors and enjoying our varied Michigan weather.  Grand Ravines is just one of the many wonderful options.  For Jeff and Kim's engagement...

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Rosy Mound Engagement – A & A

Rosy Mound Natural Area Engagement Grand Haven, MI Aaron and Allison trekked from their Grand Rapids home out to Grand Haven's Rosy Mound Natural Area for their engagement session.  The weather was...well...pretty much crud.  It was quite cold and drizzly and, to be...

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Grand Haven Beach Engagement – J & G

Grand Haven Beach Engagement Session Meeting at Fisherman's Parking lot in beautiful Grand Haven, MI, Justine and Gabe braved the quite brisk temperatures of the evening to celebrate their engagement and upcoming 2018 wedding. They had carefully chosen clothing to...

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Destiny – High School Senior

This girls is heading places!  Heading off in the fall to study nursing, this beautiful girl allowed me to photograph her recently and, as you can tell, she appeared to be quite at ease in front of the camera.  Her terrific smile is something I know her sweet mama...

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For Photographers – Color Processing Matters

For Photographers - Color processing matters Today I'm going to approach a subject that I want to be careful not to step on any photographer's toes.  There are several approaches of processing photos and I have illustrated a few below.  The first image is pretty...

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For Photographers – Focal Length Matters

Photographers - Lens Focal Length Matters The two images below illustrate a very important lesson in regards to lens focal length.  The top image clearly makes the bride and groom look like they're giants compared to the bridal party.  The bottom image makes them look...

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For Photographers – Posing Matters

For Photographers - Posing Matters Continuing in my series for photographers, this is the second article in an ongoing effort to open the dialogue with other photographers to help us all grow in our craft.  The first one covered natural light or flash options.  This...

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Grand Haven Beach Sunset Engagement Session

Grand Haven Beach Sunset Engagement Session Part 2 of the Engagement session for Teesie and Isaac (see part 1 here). After reminiscing about their actual moment of getting engaged and Grand Haven Central Park, we headed over to the Grand Haven State Park to catch the...

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RAW file editor for FREE – DxO Optics Pro

RAW file editor FREE - Dxo Optics Pro V9 Whether you know it or not, your camera likely can take images in two formats, RAW & jpg.  Even most of today's cellphones have the capability to shoot RAW files. What are RAW files and why do you need them? We've all seen...

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For Photographers – Light options

For Photographers - Light Options - Natural or flash I have been receiving many requests for tips and instructions from other photographers about my processes and style of shooting.  So today I am beginning a new series of blog posts aimed at photographers.  However,...

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How to Take Better Christmas Photos

Merry Christmas! 3 easy tips to improve your Christmas photos (even if all you have is your cell phone) Every year I am up early preparing for the early morning gift giving. I want to be ready to capture the many wonderful memories that would soon unfold. So since...

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Bride’s Special Dance

A Bride's Special Dance Allison walked herself down the aisle.  A strong person no doubt, met her mother at the end of the aisle to be "given" to her groom.  Having only passed away mere months before this bride traveled down the aisle, Dad was "present" throughout...

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C & A – Sunnybrook Country Club

Cody & Allison - Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Sunnybrook Country Club High School Sweethearts Wed Cody and Allison dated in high school.  Went to separate colleges but remained friends, then came back together as a couple, realizing that they were  made for each...

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