Some spectacular granite work by Minnesota-based quarrier, Coldspring, that I photographed at the new expansion of Frederik Meijer Gardens. They were behind all the interior and exterior stone wall cladding throughout the new facility. Coldspring has been around since 1898 and has contributed to a handful of notable Washington, D.C. memorials, such as the FDR, MLK, and Korean War Memorials!
Egypt Valley Country Club had me come out to photograph their newly updated clubhouse! This shoot was meant to happen over a year ago, but COVID-19 put a screeching halt to that. It’s hard to believe that the last time I did photography here was over 5 years ago. It was fun to see that many things had stayed the same—such as the same friendly and helpful staff—while other things received a fresh upgrade!
So excited to have photographed two consecutive covers for American Farmhouse Style magazine! Just by the time I settled down from the excitement of getting the April/May cover, the June/July issue showed up in my mailbox and—what do you know—it’s yet another one of my shots on the cover! This one was from my shoot last summer with Sarah of @graceinmyspace who was so much fun to work with!
Pittsburgh-based design/build firm, PWCampbell, sent me over to First State Bank in Saint Clair Shores to capture the branch’s night-and-day transformation! Here are a few favorites from the shoot, along with a couple pre-renovation photos to show the vast improvement.
This twilight shot of CityFlatsHotel in Holland is my favorite shot so far of 2021! The hotel arranged to leave all the front-facing hotel rooms unbooked so that we could make sure each room was lit up for the photo. I got up around 5:15am on a Friday morning, drove down I-196 to Holland, scurried up a ladder onto a neighboring building, and got all set up just in time to capture the lit-up building 20-30 minutes or so before the official sunrise time when the sky has that rich blue hue to it. I also got the glowing yellow-blue sunrise sky and clouds reflecting in the windows, not to mention the perfect timing with the springtime tree blossoms!
A Rockford lake cottage kitchen renovation that I photographed for Rivershores Hardwood Flooring and Cabinetry!
Some shots of the newly completed Ransom District Library in Plainwell by TowerPinkster Architects!
Smart, simple design in South Haven by Kristine Kay Interiors—I wouldn’t expect anything less from them!
Pretty thrilled to have my photo on the cover of American Farmhouse Style! I’ve done a couple cover images prior with Grand Rapids Magazine, but this is the first time for me on a national magazine. The cover story features the home of Carey Johnson (@careyscountrygarden on Instagram). I shot this in LeRoy, Michigan, in May 2020 and didn’t know I got the cover until late February this year when I received a surprise yellow envelope in the mail. Since it’d been so long since the shoot, I forgot to even be expecting this issue. So my heart really skipped a beat when I saw what it was and that my shot was chosen for the cover! The editor mentioned this particular shot might be a good cover option, so I made sure to put some extra time on site making sure things were framed and staged just right. It was worth it!