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summer in the city

It’s a rainy Tuesday morning here in Grand Rapids. I opened the window to my office to feel the breeze and listen to the rain fall as I edit. Unfortunately the breeze is quite chilly, so I may just have to listen to the rain through the windows. I’m thankful for a cool, quiet morning as I adjust to the rhythm of summer. These days and weeks are spontaneous – filled with hours of shooting or editing, or periods of adventuring or relaxing. Most of June was spent away from home and now most of July will be spent in […]

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twenty-six years

my dearest husband, TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY!! it’s the day we celebrate you + your life and everything you mean to this world! this past year has been one of your best. you traveled from coast-to-coast – from mountains to riverbanks, desserts to waterfalls. you’ve gotten back into “high school” shape and ran your first 10k race (one of my proudest moments of you)! together, we moved into a new neighborhood and you thrived at the greater opportunities to build community. you challenged yourself and those around you to become better individuals. you stretched your intellect and knowledge through school […]

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the don’t give up project

This has been a long-time coming, and it’s hard to get it into words, but I want to share with you about 72 hours from last August, and how it is continuing to mold me…Approximately six months ago, I started an intentional journey. I got on a plane in Detroit (I actually missed my first flight by 2 minutes… worst feeling in the world), and headed west. The destination was Divide, Colorado, and I was heading to spend a few days in a large mountain lodge with about 20 strangers. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know what […]

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drew + alyssa

Oh gosh, where do I begin? These two individuals have literally been a godsend to Jonathan and I. Though we have a ridiculous amount of mutual friends and acquaintances, we didn’t officially meet Drew + Alyssa until July 2011 at a wedding I was photographing. They had us at “hello” and life hasn’t been the same since! The fact that they have only been present in our lives for the past 18 months really boggles our minds. “How have we only known each other for this long??” is something we often catch ourselves wondering! We have shared numerous meals, games, […]

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