Katie | Class of 2012

Just before the end of summer, Katie, her mom, and I explored downtown Grand Rapids for her senior session. There was lots of giggling (as you’ll see in the photos, she has such a great laugh!) Katie and I met while doing theater at Master Arts when I was a junior in high school and I was so excited when she asked me to take her senior pictures.
Katie, have a fantastic senior year!

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Moving Day

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Joe Fontaine takes a moment to glance out the window while his bird, Gray Cloud, rests on his shoulder, before leaving his apartment of 14 years. Fontaine moved out of Morton House Apartments on Thursday, August 12; everyone living in the 199 rented units has until August 31st to move out. 

I had the opportunity to shadow Cory Morse at the Grand Rapids Press today and learned a lot from watching and shooting with him.  Cory is a fantastic photojournalist and I really admire his work and his attitude as a photographer and a journalist, so it was great to get some one-on-one time and advice for what to do after I’m done at the Sentinel.  I also got to meet some wonderful people helping out mentally ill poor and homeless in the Grand Rapids area.  I’ll be posting a photo story of this soon, but in the meantime, check out Servants Center

This is why I love what I do.