November 22, 2008

Blog Moving

Today I have officially launched the new blog. Please go to to check it out. Let me know if you hate or love it. This blog will continue to exist but all new posts will be to the new blog. Please update any bookmarks or feeds you may have setup for the blog.



November 20, 2008

A Preview

I finally have set my new menu structure and look for the site redesign. Hopefully everything else will start flowing quickly. Here is a preview of what the header is going to look like: (clicking on it will make it larger)

November 19, 2008

The Hunter

During the summer this bird made an appearance every morning around 8:10 for at least a week. One day instead of just watching it I took a few quick images. I always knew when it arrived because all the small birds would start chirping like crazy and flying around in packs. This week I kind of feel like a hunter of time and images. Time always flies by when I work on a site redesign. And since I am working on a site redesign and a new blog design, well you can imagine how fast my days are going. I am also trying to update all my galleries with new images which means I have to go back through all my portrait sessions and all the games. It would be smart to grab a few images when I do the proofs instead of having to go back through everything. Maybe in the future I will do that. So to a true hunter I admire your patience and persistence.

November 18, 2008

Family Session

I have the pleasure of photographing this family every year. I work with them to make their custom holiday cards which is always fun. We did manage to get the session in a little earlier than last year and the weather was perfect outside. Here are a few images from the session at VOA.

A few action images.

Sibling love:)

A little effect on this image to give it a slightly old feel.
The entire family together.
Dart is one of the shiest dogs I have every met so this was kind of fun to capture. He looks like he is licking his chops to come get me.

November 17, 2008

An Update

I am working on a new blog and some website changes. Now is the time to speak up if you have any suggestions for either site. I am also taking game requests for the upcoming sports season. Now is the time to get on the list.

November 15, 2008

Engagement Session

So here is the engagement session I previewed earlier. As I said it was unique and I had a lot of fun with this couple. We started off the session on the ice at Nationwide Arena. My goal of not falling was met. Really didn't care if I fell as long as my equipment stayed safe. We had fun doing different things on the ice and boxes. Thanks to the Arena staff for giving us the access, setting up a net and giving us some pucks. After the ice we did go outside and do some traditional images as well. I want to wish the couple a happy life together, your wedding in Toronto sounds amazing. Enjoy every minute of it.

Five hole.

A little penalty box fun.
Taking over for the officials.

A typical occurrence between Michigan and OSU fans:)

The outdoor images.

A skyline and river image.
I had to use this bridge on the way back to our cars. We ignored the no crossing sign.

November 14, 2008

My Husband

Today is Mike's birthday. I have already ordered his favorite doughnuts and will be picking them up for his breakfast. He even has the day off of work so I will get to spoil him all day. If you get a chance feel free to leave him a birthday wish and I will pass it on.

November 13, 2008

Sycamore At Mason Football

Another Saturday afternoon football game. Since it rained the day before it was nice the game was later in the day. Gave the field a chance to dry out. The strong wind helped with that as well. A cold wind at that. It was blowing across one end of the field but not the other which made for huge temperature changes between ends. Guess which end I preferred:) Least I managed to stay dry up until the end of the game. Since I was heading to another game straight from this one that was a good thing. I did bring a change of clothes with me when I left the house. Think that is why I was lucky. That Murphy Law thing, no extra clothes and I would have been soaked. Here are some images from the game:

This one annoys me because I setup at the wrong side of the end zone. I hate when I am in the wrong position.
I did get him after he made the catch but not as great as the previous would have been.
Nice follow thru.

November 12, 2008

Engagement Session

I do not get to do a lot of engagement session unfortunately. This one was so much fun and definitely unique. The couple got permission from Nationwide Arena to use the arena for their engagement shoot. Here is a preview of their session.

November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

I would be remiss not to honor Veteran's Day. I really appreciate everyone who has served this country. Not only do I have my freedom but I also have the ability to pursue my dreams. Thanks to all.

Fairfield At Lakota East Football

This JV football game was the day after my vacation and let me tell you, the weather was not as nice as when I was in Hawaii. But I was glad I was able to make it back in time to handle this request. With the game being a 1:00 start instead of 10:00 helped as well. Gave me plenty of time to get moving in the morning and try to get my body back on the correct time zone. But enough about me, here are some images from the game.

A catch sequence.

November 10, 2008

GMC Cross Country Meet

I found myself out at a cross country meet on a beautiful Saturday morning. Though the temperature climbed a lot quicker and higher than I thought. When I photograph cross county meets I go early so I can walk the course and plot where I want to be during the races. Once I scout then I determine my paths and time myself to see how long it takes for me to get from place to place. With this meet I was able to get to 3 different places during a race. The last route up to the finish was the longest and I had to do it in a short amount of time. By the end of the 4 races I was definitely done and a big hot sweaty mess. But I am glad that I got to get the runners in so many different places during the race. The images below are from the JV and Varsity girls and boys races. Lots to look at since there were so many races. Enjoy.

The start of the Varsity girls' race.
Just a small incline.
Checking out the competition as the finish looms.

Start of the Varsity boys' race.
They were still in a large pack as they approached the incline.

Showing a little muscle before the start of the JV girls' race.

Out to a good start.
A little wave for me.