I’ve been writing this in the back of my mind for a long, long time. Months for certain, but probably more like years. Even now, as I finally felt the confidence and urge to write, I’m opening up other tabs and researching “lighting for ballet portraits” instead of focusing on this article. And it’s a […]

About 2 weeks ago, I had the opportunity to document a fellow photographer’s newborn baby girl, just hours after she was born, in a Fresh 48 (or Just-Born) photography session. It was so awesome! Tracy found me on my personal Instagram account and contacted me all the way back in the beginning of the year, so I was […]

Winter, especially in the Midwest (heck, especially in Michigan!), can be exceptionally dull. It’s difficult to find motivation, and many of us are even affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder thanks to the many streaks of sunless days. I know I am. As a photographer, it’s especially important for me to keep an eye out for […]

It’s always nerve-wracking when it’s time to embark on something new. There are so many “what-ifs,” but if you don’t just pull the trigger, you’re keeping yourself from so many great possibilities. I’ve been working on the creation of Tribe of the Beloved for months (like, more than half a year). And now I’m at the […]