i heart photoshoot

Yesterday I was honored and humbled to photograph at a location that used to be my old stomping ground. The location is home to 105.7 FM, a radio station I used to work at over 15 years ago.

The photoshoot was at the iHeartMedia studios for Bethany Services, photographing Britta of B-93/WMUS, Kelly of Star 105.7, and Shmitty of 104.5 SNX.

These awesome radio personalities were also awesome photo personalities. That old adage, “I’ve got the perfect face for radio.” Not with these three! Beautifully sunning!



Autumn Muskegon River

This is kind of fun. South of Big Rapids is a bluff overlooking the Muskegon River. These shots I took just before sunrise this morning and again shortly after noon. Typically it should be cooler this time of year. It’s nice enjoying the summer weather today!

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Pinta and Niña in Muskegon

This was too cool. Seriously! Unexpectedly, I felt giddy like a little kid. A couple of the Columbus-voyage replicas sailed into port.

Either we were being invaded by Spain — or Muskegon was discovered.

I spent some time chatting with the crew and hearing some of their stories. Some interesting tidbits; while they are “at sea” on the great lakes, they are close enough to shore to frequently have mobile phone coverage.

While in port they sleep in the ships. And they do make it into town to find the local restaurants and pubs. They are sailors, right?



Fireworks – Happy Independence Day

Fireworks are such a unique photography experience because of the sheer challenge of keeping it interesting and fresh. I think this collection is by far my favorite because the show started earlier than normal, allowing just enough natural daylight from the sunset to compete for attention.

And then last night, some more fireworks.

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Who doesn’t LOVE watching fireworks?!?!




Pictured Rock National Lakeshore

It’s easy to find nearly any locale in the Upper Peninsula and simply spend a week there. One of my favorites is Munising. While you’re in the middle of the wild north, you’re also not far from a toilet paper factory. Nature and civilization collide!

Here are a few favorite shots from the lens of Picture Michigan.