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HAPPY'S TACOS FOR TASTE THE LOCAL DIFFERENCE // GUIDE TO LOCAL FOOD IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN

 

I had the great pleasure of collaborating with Taste the Local Difference and Happy's Tacos for this year's Guide to Local Food in Northern Michigan!  Happy's Tacos creates their own hot sauces using locally grown peppers when available and the rainbow of colors created such a fun set to style and shoot.  Here's a look behind the scenes.

 

FEATURED ON THE BLOG AT WEDDING DAY MAGAZINE

A recent image we posted from Chanelle & Mike's wedding was picked up by WeddingDay Magazine in their weekly instagram favorites!  What a great way to start our Friday!  You can check out the post with the other picks here.

 
 

FEATURED ON RUFFLED LINDSEY & DREW

What a fantastic beginning to our week!  Lindsey & Drew's wedding has been featured on Ruffled!  Check out the post here, and the image gallery Ruffled featured here.  I really feel like we have gotten to know Lindsey and Drew so well over the past couple of years!  First they were the maid of honor and best man for another fantastic couple of ours - so I was thrilled when Lindsey reached out to us for their wedding photography!  We took what might just be some of my favorite engagement pictures ever, had such a blast at their wedding, and have continued to stay in touch.  They are truly the sweetest and I am so honored to see their gorgeous and classic style featured on RuffledBlog.com!

Venue: The Inn at St. John's, Flowers: Jen House Design, Hair & Makeup: Kelly Smith, Bride: Hayley Paige, Groom: Men's Warehouse, Cake: Elite Sweets, DJ: Lufru Entertainment

PUBLISHED IN MYNORTH WEDDING MAGAZINE 2016 // JULIE & DANI

Happy New Year!  We took a couple weeks off around the holidays and New Years which was absolutely fantastic.  We traveled to Santa Fe and Boulder so we have some fun photos to share from our trip in the coming weeks as well.  But I am so excited to share the 2016 issue of MyNorth Wedding Magazine which features Julie & Dani's wedding from this past summer!  This was such a fun day and it feels amazing to see it in a print publication alongside other amazing Northern Michigan weddings & vendors.  Hooray!

 
 

To see a list of the amazing vendors who were a part of Julie & Dani's wedding, go to the end of this blog post.  Cover photo of 2016 MyNorth Wedding by Jesse David Green.

NINA & JOXE FEATURED ON HERE COMES THE GUIDE

Nina & Joxe's wedding at Rancho Nicasio has now been featured on Here Comes the Guide!    Click here for the feature.  Yay!

 
 

PUBLISHED IN DISCOVER MAGAZINE! UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY // DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

I am so excited to share that my work has been published in the June issue of Discover Magazine!  Two years ago, Professor Charlie Beeker gave me the amazing opportunity to document his underwater archaeology work in the Dominican Republic.  Professor Beeker, along with his students from Indiana University, Peace Corps Volunteers, and the Dominican Republic's Oficina de Patrimonio Subacuatico, have been working tirelessly to recover artifacts and preserve underwater areas of important cultural significance.  I was able to witness firsthand as plates, coins, and silver were first uncovered after spending nearly 300 years underwater.

I will always be grateful for this experience, and this has to be one of the most gratifying moments of my career as a photographer.  You can view more images from this trip here, and go pick up a copy of the magazine! 

 
 

JUSTIN EVERETT /// CAVALLO POINT EXECUTIVE CHEF

The Summer 2013 issue of Edible Marin and Wine Country just came out, and I had the pleasure of photographing Justin Everett of Cavallo Point.   In this issue, Justin has been featured as the Chef for the "Escoffier Questionnaire".  I have more work in this issue, that I will be posting about very soon!  In the meantime, you can read the digital version of this issue here.

 
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AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY // SPRING 2013 // COVER PHOTO

Seeing two of my shots used as cover photos this season has been amazing!  The topics and publications couldn't be more different: California dairy farming in Edible Marin and Wine Country and underwater archaeology in the Dominican Republic featured in American Archaeology.  But hey, that's why I am loving my projects... they are so varied and unique.  One day I am shadowing artisanal cheesemakers, sampling fresh ricotta, and the next I am underwater photographing artifacts from a 1725 Spanish treasure galleon - ok, well the whole 'next day' thing is an exaggeration...

Either way, I have to stop and be thankful for everything that has happened in the past year.  Launching into the business world of photography has been slow going - and I am still looking forward to the day when I am completely financially stable doing it - but I have to recognize the progress.  When I receive the physical publications with my images, I get a boost of encouragement to continue on and tell more stories.

Thanks to Indiana University and Professor Charlie Beeker (pictured in the photo), this project was made possible, and I can only hope to collaborate in the future!  

 
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To see more from this trip, look here!


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