Monday, September 28, 2009

Ten Over the Next Ten

I attended Ten over the Next Ten last Tuesday, which was presented at Grand River Connection's 4th Tuesday event at Michigan State University's Breslin Center. I was at the peak of my awkwardness, due to mind exhaustion (I blame grad school.) However, it was a fun event and exciting to see deserving people win the award.

Justin Cain, one of the night's winners.

Paul Jaques and Erik Larson

It was fun being back in the Breslin Center. In school, I was never into basketball, but I worked on production staff for three years. A little stroll down memory lane.

The booze was plentiful.

Rory Neuner, another one of the night's winners.

For all the photos, here.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

IgniteLansing 2.0

So IgniteLansing 2.0 was spectacular. In between making sure speakers were lined up and ready to go, I took some photos.

Ignite took place at the Old Town Temple Building. Formerly a church, then used as a venue, and now soon to be office space. We secured the building as the facility to host the second Ignite before renovations have been completed. Even though it was unfinished, I loved the way it looked just as it was. Peeling paint, stained glass windows and just how open it is inside. I went there a couple times in the beginning of college to see some of my friends' bands and some others such as the Audition, As Cities Burn, Russian Circles, etc. Oh nostalgia.

Spartan Dischords, an all male a cappella group from Michigan State University opened the event with their performance.

I coerced my friend, Tom to submit a topic. Somehow, among 47 submissions his seemingly boring topic, "the food we eat" was among the top 15 selected to present during Ignite. And he won out of his group.

Bil Moore also won out of his group. His presentation on "clunkers for cash" helped me realize how much money I'm wasting on my new 2009 Chevy Malibu. Thanks Bil.

Steve Jencks, the winner from the last group, presented on how to survive a B movie. Helpful tips to survive horror flicks included "don't get in a shower or get nekkid"

I just liked this picture. Justin did a great job on his presentation though, as did everyone.

Tieka and Tom!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

matt & kristine

Matt and Kristine's wedding took place in Jackson, Mich. on September 6 at a beautiful park followed by a reception held at the Arbor Hills Golf Club. There was so many cute moments between the two of them that I was excited to capture. Here are some images I wanted to share! Peter took the second and third photos.

Monday, September 14, 2009


who else do i test my new 70-200 mm VR lens than on my second shooter/handsome boyfriend?

Thanks for your help on weddings!