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Garfield Auto – Exterior Photos – New Building Photos to Come in the Spring

My favorite automotive repair center in Traverse City is re-vamping their facility to have classic resto shop out back.  This is good news since my ’64 Chevy truck always needs a loving touch.  These guys save my butt every time I roll in last minute with a clank or rumble!



Christmas Magic

Do you remember how amazing Christmas felt when you were a child?  The wonder.  The excitement.  The anticipation. My little pal Maximus is still new to the Christmas fun but I’m sure next year he will remember the feeling of getting all of his goodies!

It is one of my favorite times of year.  I admit that as an adult I still have some secret butterflies to see what is under the tree for me!  And I always find it so funny to see what the kid’s favorite gifts are.  This year the big geek-out hit wasn’t the giant box with the basketball hoop, or the video game; the big winners this year were the tin of Star Wars Pez guys and the big fuzzy blanket.  You just never know!

Merry Christmas



Good Things | October 19, 2015


Some days just make my heart soar and my smile a mile wide!  This little token of appreciation I received in the mail my first day home from traveling, made a ridiculously long and stressful week all worth it!

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Breanne’s New Adventure | Set-up for Her Etsy Store | October 13, 2015


There is nothing that makes me happier than helping people reach their goals.  Breanne needed some help getting herself set up to take photos for her new Etsy store.  So I gave her some direction on lights and backdrops and dropped in to get her up and working.  Her store will contain beautiful vintage clothes and other cool things from her collection.  Keep an eye out for a great new Etsy store!

Let me know if I can ever help you reach for YOUR dreams!

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Suzanne & Ian | Wedding | June 13, 2015

Suzi & Ian, accompanied by their children and close family, shared an intimate wedding ceremony at Castle Farms in Charlevoix this past Saturday in Queens Courtyard and hosted a reception in Queens Tavern.


Venue | Castle Farms | www.castlefarms.com
Catering | Vernale’s | www.vernales.com
Linens & Rentals | Taylor Rental | www.taylorrentalpetoskey.com
Floral Design | Thyme Hill Designs | www.thymehilldesigns.com
Wedding Cake | Cre8tive Cupcake | www.cre8tivecupcake.com
Celebrant | Glad Remaly | www.bestclergy.com
Bar Services | Jeanie Morrow | 231.547.9732
Hair/Makeup | Panache Hair Studio |  www.panachecvx.com
Coordinator | MerryMakers |  www.merrymkr.com
Music/Entertainment | Platinum Sound | www.platinum-sound.com

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Becky & Dean – Wedding – May 30, 2015

Dean and Becky were married at Frog Pond Village on what turned out to be a cool, rainy, spring day.  We made the most of what we had and their love showed through it all.  These two had some fancy footwork for their first dance that put “Dancing With the Stars” to shame!

The weather changed it’s attitude the following day, so they put themselves back together, I did my best attempt at styling bridal hair, and we went out to play in the sun.


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Derek & Kimberly | May 16, 2015

Kimberly & Derek were married at the Sequanota Club in Charlevoix, MI on a lovely, sunny May day, surrounded by their closest friends and family.  They designed their own custom wedding bands, had hand-made paper flowers, and a beautiful vista that perfectly matched their style.  This simple and easy event was officiated by Derek’s father and Kim’s hair and make-up was done by one of her bridesmaids.

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Cherry Blossom Special

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One of my favorite times of the year is the week of cherry blossoms. Depending on when (yes, in Michigan is a very uncertain WHEN) spring actually begins, determines when the cherry blossoms are going to be the best. In past years, right around the middle of May has been when the trees are in full bloom. However, if spring comes early, they will peak in the first half of the month, if spring comes late, they will peak in the last half of the month. This year I would like to plan ahead and see what we can get scheduled in for family photos, engagement sittings, and child/baby shoots. Sooooo, for the ENTIRE month of May I will be running a special package for every sitting we do in a cherry orchard!!