Sunday, December 27, 2009

christmas 2009

I spent Christmas with my family in Muskegon. Here are a couple photos I took from the day.

My cousin Alena and her son, Trae. Alena is probably the most outspoken and loud person I know. Growing up, she was extremely rambunctious. It's interesting to see how reserved she becomes with her child and how caring she is as a new mother. 
alena & trae

Sienna and Gabrielle are my cousin, Roselea's children. Rose'lea is a couple months younger than I am and we grow up together. We're more like sisters, so I call these girls my nieces. They are so smart and incredibly adorable.
sienna & gabrielle

Sunday, December 20, 2009

jimmie again

Yesterday, I photographed Jimmie Deeghan again. This time we had more direction and I'm so pleased with how these turned out. I'm actually super excited about these. I had a hard time choosing which to post. There are so many more.

We started out at my loft. I love window light and instead of busting out the lighting equipment, I took advantage of the nice light coming in. Jimmie had the brilliant idea to create a sign with the name of his album and it's release date. So before photos, we had an arts and crafts hour. Or rather he did. I contributed to the number "2"'s since he writes those loopy two's.



He looks like Michael C. Hall (guy who plays Dexter Morgan in the show, Dexter) especially with the red paint and the white shirt.




We snuck into the Bean building on Cedar St. to get these shots. Thanks Chris VanWyck for the idea to shoot there! The building was a little creepy, but it was the perfect location.






More at Flickr

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Last Saturday, I snapped some photos of Jimmie Deeghan of Every Avenue. He's releasing his own ep on itunes in February. Buy it. This kid cracks me up. Whether it was him sharing that he loves the author Nicholas Sparks or giving me lip about making him sit in snow (his response to telling him to sit on a step with snow, "you mother f@$%r.") I took a variety of photos since he didn't really know what he wanted and here are a few!




and this one is my favorite, so cute!


More at my flickr..working on getting most of them on there

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas tree choppin'

Today, I headed out to Mason with Tom and Matt in search of the perfect Christmas tree. I decided to live vicariously through them and not actually get a tree myself. You won't see many pictures of Matt since he didn't do anything, but sip hot cocoa and disagree with me about which tree was best. They chose one I didn't like, but out of the interest of time and since I was freezing, I pretended it was a great selection.

Typical Tom




What did I tell you? Matt sipping hot cocoa..