A Little Peek at Pete

I just can’t wait any longer. I’m in the grueling part of photography known as post-processing. I sometimes wonder how other photographers feel about it. I think I’ve decided that I’m in a love-hate relationship…I love to hate it. I get so very excited when a particular shot that I liked turns out well…and even better during PP. But then aggravation and frustration can attack when things don’t always go as planned. Luckily during my current post-processing stage, things are going swimmingly! I even learned a new technique – collaging! So I can’t wait another minute…I have to give you a little peek at Pete.

 

This weekend was the 12th Annual Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, MI.  On Thursday (before the mayhem began) I had a little photo session with one of the happiest kids on the planet – Pete. You may recognize Pete from a mini-photo shoot that I did with his mama in East Lansing. Dad was in on the game this round and I got a bunch of great family portraits. I hope you enjoy. I will post more as soon as I can. So stay tuned!!!

 

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m•n•r photography©

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Aren’t they just the cutest family?!? I have a ton more to go through, but these were just a few of my favorites that I had to share right now. Thanks for spending an hour with me on the beach Tiff and Andy! Your little guy was a bundle of fun!

To Be Continued….

August 4, 2008 - 6:36 pm

Mary Ann - I love the post showing the family walking in the surf with the pier in the background… Grand Haven what a beautiful place to call home, but Pete and company would look great anywhere!

August 5, 2008 - 10:00 am

Monica - They are wonderful Meg! Another great job. What a cheese for the camera, gees Petey! I like the beachball one the best! Thanks for taking pics of the Wahls!

August 5, 2008 - 10:59 pm

Tif - My son, the lipstick’d baby… : )

Meg – we are so lucky to have a talented friend like you who has taken time again and again to photograph our family. These “teasers” are great and I can’t wait to see (and print and frame) the rest!

Can You Feel It? The Anticipation is Building…

This is my favorite time of year. It’s hot, humid and sticky outside. But inside the fanatic and somewhat neurotic followers of football are heatedly scanning the Internet to find pre-season write ups about their favorite teams. Who’s going to look good? Who’s going to be a Heisman candidate? Who’s going to have a devastating first season and not meet up to their school’s high standards? (I’m not insinuating anything here…there are lots of first-season coaches this year who everyone has an eye on.) This is the best time of year, because EVERYONE is undefeated…nothing has been proven, and you dare to dream that YOUR team is going to the BCS Championship Bowl this year. August 1st is just around the corner, two-a-days are upon us, and season tickets are on sale. To the high school, college, and NFL football fans alike…I wish you a Happy Pre-Season. Right now, we’re all winners.

Royal Oak Middle School

Royal Oak Middle School's Empty Football Stands

 

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You can hear the band, can't you?

 

Patiently waiting for the first kickoff

Patiently waiting for the first kickoff

 

Let’s Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Mountaineers! August 30th, 2008 vs Villanova

Happy House Warming!

Here are more photos from the Bar-B-Q at Spencer and Jim’s house. You guys throw such a great party! A few delicious highlights from the party included yummy marinated pork tender loin, rice salad, roasted potatoes, angel food and pineapple cake, ice cream treats, queso dip and the list goes on and on. It was so nice to see all of the friends and family that came to congratulate Spencer on the new house.

 

Moosey is happy to be here

Moosey is happy to be here

 

Yummy Fruit Pizza

Yummy Fruit Pizza

 

This is my new favorite summer dessert. It’s so festive! It’s very easy too. The Fruit Pizza is sugar cookies (or you can make one huge sugar cookie – but I chose to go with individuals for the sake of the party) with a cream cheese icing and your favorite fruit on top. Very tasty!

 

Mike and Emily...aww!

Mike and Emily...aww!

 

The Proud Home Owner

The Proud Home Owner

 

Chloe is one of the best dogs! She stays so close to the house!

Chloe is one of the best dogs! She stays so close to the house!

 

Jim and Lindsey

Jim and Lindsey

 

Cutie Katie!

Cutie Katie!

 

Again, thanks for the awesome party guys! There are more photos in the “Gallery” so please click on “More Photos” to see everything. I have a few exciting photoshoots coming up this week and weekend. First, it’s the annual Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven this weekend! Second, I’m photographing Mr. Pete on the beach! Third, I’m meeting Brandon’s new puppy for the first time and can’t wait to see and photograph Mr. Marley! It doesn’t get much cuter than babies AND puppies.

July 28, 2008 - 10:08 pm

Spence - WOW! These Look Fantastic!! Thanks so much for shooting that night, I may have forgotten all that happen with out these!

July 29, 2008 - 10:24 am

Monica - Aww Meggie Ru! Your so sweet.

Are you talking about my Petey?