ArtPrize hub sneak peek pics

The months of September and October are always my busiest of the year. I am just coming off of a week long photo shoot for the company I work full-time for, and this morning I was tying up some loose ends downtown.

I took the opportunity to take in the preview opening of the ArtPrize hub which was from 9-noon. My daughter came with me, and together we took it all in. A large store, early voter registration, free cider and donuts along with a gallery showing of the last two ArtPrize winning works of art… It was a lot going on in a small space, and it was excellent.

fabrikate portraiture

I often get asked if I do portraiture. The answer is yes, but I have found that it is very dependent on what else is going on in my life at that time. I’m trying to push myself to do more of this work. It is very rewarding, and I love to see the smiles on peoples’ faces when I show them the finished photographs.

Below are portraits from this morning. I do a yearly portrait of my daughter around her birthday. I was not surprised when she chose Lake Michigan. She is a natural when it comes to swimming, and who can resist the call of the lakeshore on a beautiful Sunday morning?

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Visiting Northern Michigan

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We decided to visit Northern Michigan this week since my husband and I haven’t been up that way in a very long time. We are visiting Sault Saint Marie (about 6 hours north of Grand Rapids in the Upper Penninsula) today and I have been loving the character of the old downtown area. There are many old signs that I can’t help but photograph. The one above is my favorite.