Posted October 9th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
All aboard! Recently a good friend of mine showed me a picture of this interesting building he had seen online that is located in Durand. It is an old coal tower that was built back in 1886. I really had no idea if I would find it or not once I had driven out to the area but, it looked like such an awesome place to go shoot so I thought I’d give it a try. I got lucky though and spotted train tracks as soon as I drove into town. I cut through a neighborhood keeping the tracks in my sights. When I got to the end of the neighborhood I glanced to my right and saw a dirt road with a No Trespassing Railroad Property sign, I figured that must be the right way to go. I followed the dirt road and soon saw the building on my left. This ended up being such a fun shoot, I came at the end of the day and the lighting was perfect.
Posted October 8th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
Last week I did the corporate portraits for Nelson Trane, they are designing a new website and are in need of some new images. At 9am the lighting conditions were less than desirable, the mid-morning light left me chasing the correct exposure. Despite the tough lighting situation, I really think there are some great pictures for them to choose from. Nelson Trane provides building owners with solutions for their buildings Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Control Systems needs from the time the building is built until it is replaced. This was a really great group of people to work with and I feel privileged to have been given the chance to work with them.
Posted October 6th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
What a great group of kids and everyone looked so nice!
Last night was my nephew’s first Homecoming Dance at Rochester High School, home of the mighty Falcons. Gavin went with several friends, these are the images of his group he went to dinner and the dance with.
All of the proofs may be viewed on my proof site.
These prints are mounted, lacquer coated, and pebble textured. Mounted prints don’t require glass and can be put right into a frame. Every image has been professionally retouched; teeth whitened, blemishes removed, out of place hair, fall colors added, etc.
Special Dance Pricing -
8 Wallets – $6 (regular $10)
2 – 5×7′s – $15 (regular $15 each)
2 – 5×7′s unmounted – $10
1 – 8×10 – $15 (regular $25 each)
1 – 8×10 unmounted – $10
Posted October 5th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
Talk about photogenic! This week I had the pleasure of photographing Whitney, her mother Michelle and I graduated in the same class. Whitney attends Mount Morris High School, as her mother and I did. She played volleyball for 7 years before quitting to concentrate on working towards her dream to become a nurse. She’s currently in the National Honor Society, is 2nd year nursing student at Genesee Skill Center, volunteers in the ER at Hurley Hospital, and is the Assistant JV Volleyball Coach.
I am so excited to share Whitney’s portraits. The weather was amazing at Stepping Stone Falls and we shot at the perfect time of day; with sweet light and a beautiful sunset. These man made falls holds back the Flint river, creating Mott Lake. I thought Stepping Stone Falls was a really terrific place to shoot and will definitely be using it for future sessions.
Posted August 25th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
As I was driving around last weekend searching in the wrong direction for Durand, I went through the town of Owosso. It was a gorgeous day, so I really didn’t mind that I had gotten myself a little lost. I saw this beautiful building and took a few shots. It was the historic Shiawassee County Courthouse that was built in 1903-1904. The courthouse has an elegant clock tower and columned façade, it’s so pretty. The Courthouse is registered with the Michigan Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Posted August 20th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
I just love the look of an urban graffiti backdrop to shoot pictures against. So colorful, this is one of my favorite hidden spots to work. It takes a little effort to get here but, it’s always worth it! I had a good time shooting a few images of my friend Jen in preparation for my upcoming 2014 high school senior season. My official model for Flushing High School also chose this location for the first of her photo sessions. The possibilities are endless, I never get tired of shooting here.
Posted August 19th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
Take a look at this cute little fella I saw outside munching on some delectable fish guts. Such a majestic creature, I just had to grab my camera! The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger that feeds on the dead and decaying flesh of animals. So he was just loving those rotting fish guts, yummy!
Posted August 7th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
Spread the word! Please tell your friends and family! I am now offering an economy package -
Posted July 30th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
Crossroads is a great local place to visit! Maintained by the Genesee County Parks service, Crossroads Village is an early 20th century settlement town located on the outskirts of Mount Morris, Mi. Crossroads has played host to numerous weddings and formal events over the years, many of which I’ve photographed. This particular shoot was just for fun and fun it was, aside from my run-in with the super serious guardian of security (we’ll call him Chief Wiggum). Even with Wiggum nipping at my heels, I managed to enjoy my visit, take in the scenery and get some really interesting shots. If you’re planning a photo session, a day trip or a fun afternoon, I would highly recommend Crossroads Village.
Posted July 26th, 2013 by Andrea with No Comments
Supermoon is right! I was amazed at how big and bright the moon was when I stepped out to shoot it in June. This full moon was not only the closest and largest full moon of the year, it also presented the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be this close again until August, 2014. I chose this image of the moon because there was an airplane crossing in front of it, which I thought made it a very unique shot.