Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Veil Memories

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I had a front row seat there in the bathroom while Lindsay was getting ready. The moment became profound indeed as Lindsay told me how she remembered them putting the veil "in my head" 21 years ago when she was our flower girl. She thought they were sticking it right into my head because I was making a face! The memory came full circle as I took this picture of her face as they stuck the veil in her head.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Such Excitement!

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Aunt Michaela (in the green) and the Queen Mother with the white hair pose at the wedding with all of their friends

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Suddenly, the Bride enters!

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It was so exciting, I couldn't keep it in focus!

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I finally calmed down enough to get the bride with her mother.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Beautiful Island Wedding

This past weekend, I went to the wedding of my cousin Lindsay on Kelleys Island. What a fun and unforgettable time it was! Today, I picked a few pictures to highlight and hopefully I can post more this week.

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Mother of the Bride, Aunt Michaela, with her daughter before the ceremony

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Here comes the bride with her father, Uncle Ray

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Chris & Lindsay, the happy bride & groom

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Heading back to the mainland on the ferry for the reception

Friday, September 25, 2009

Flash Back Friday 134

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Now the Flower Girl of our wedding is getting married... tomorrow!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Island Bound!

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Maria relaxing on Kelleys Island this past August

Tomorrow morning, I'm leaving for Kelleys Island to see my cousin Lindsay get married. I'm sooo excited and I hope to take a lot of pictures. Pray that the rain holds off!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Freshalopes

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Eliselope, Bridgelope and Jessalope

They were sitting on the couch there last Friday night and they didn't know if John was telling them the truth about the existence of the Jackalope. I had to take this picture for them!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hi Bridgie

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Hello to Bridget in computer class!!! Do you remember when this was taken? Say hello also to your friends my dear :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Perhaps you have heard of ArtPrize, the world's largest art prize, which will be taking place in Grand Rapids September 23 to October 10. Our church, MCC, applied to be a venue. We chose 18 artists who wanted to show their artwork in our space and who created art that we thought brought glory to God. This past weekend, John & I helped to install some of the art and met some of the artists who are showing their work. Most of the work has been installed and our worship space has been transformed.

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Eric thinks about his lighting plan. Then he poses for my new work known as the "Thinker."

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Eric comes down from up, then he & Steve put the flood lights together.

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John gets ready to drill a hole in the cement block wall and walks toward the camera.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Self-Double Portrait by Maria

Today, the girls had the "mixer" today at the high school where Maria is a senior and Bridget is a freshman. As Bridget was looking at the above picture, I heard her say, we really do look alike. Apparently, she has been hearing that a lot now that they're in the same school again!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Going Nuts!

The almonds that call out my name every day at 5pm

Usually, I'm so hungry I can hardly make it to supper. This is the time of day when I eat my "5 daily almonds" to get some vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fibre and monounsaturated fat. Except, I usually end up eating at least 10. Today, I expanded their pleasure by taking a photograph. Mmmm-mmm.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


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This past week, I did the Senior pictures for the daughter of Char, an friend and schoolmate from the old 4 room school house in Celeryville. Her daughter is just as sweet as Char is and we had such a good time!

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Stepping Into a Different River

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Heraclitus said "You can't step into the same river twice." One thing I love about photographing them is the way they always change - the light, the flow, the reflections - according to the angle, shutter speed, aperture, time of day, etc. so they are an endless photographic study. We're done going there for awhile though, but I'm already imagining the possibilities when the colors change.

Monday, September 07, 2009

A River Runs Through It

After we moved Edward back to Calvin, we commenced a restful Labor Day weekend. Sunday afternoon, John & I went up north to the Rogue River where he could fly fish and I could take pictures for a couple of hours.





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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Back At It

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I didn't realize I would feel such deja-vu today when we moved Edward back to the dorms at Calvin. He moved into Vander Werp hall which is the guys half of the dorm where I was an RA. If any of you were RAs in college, you know how you can always recognize another RA later in life. It's true. This year, when we met his RA, I held it in... it was so hard! Edward & Maria both thought it was strange that I was holding it in, they could tell, but I didn't want to embarrass Ed like I thought I did last year. He told me it would have been okay.

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Flash Back Friday 131

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John & his little brother Dave, 1970's, before their hair knew the razor

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Happy Birthday to John ♫♪♫♪

A little late here... we are now finished with the celebration! We had fun with John's favorite food, angel food cake, candles, singing, and presents. Oh, and long exposures on the tripod with the cable release which caused great laughter for some reason. Oh yeah, they were laughing at my un-wireless technology!

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Back when Edward graduated, I did this picture display of all his first days of school. When I had it out at his graduation open house, a friend of ours who is a Principal no less, told me I had OCD. And here I am, still doin' it...

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Maria embarking on her Senior year

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Bridget embarking on her Freshman year

This last one is totally for Deirdre. Do you love my artistic use of white balance? I was so excited when Leo got in the picture too!