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Before The Ceremony
Summer vacation in New England
Tina and Marissa
Lisa
The Plymouth Ice Festival
Bella’s Birthday Bonanza
Bella’s Birthday Bonanza

Take a bunch of bounce house carnaval-eseque attractions, add a bunch of friends and some cake, and a good time is sure to ensue. Here is a slideshow of Bella’s birthday party:

Patrick And Robin
Before The Ceremony

A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune of being able to photograph the wedding of Patrick and Robin.   With the help of Lisa and Andy to help w/ lighting and shooting, we were able to get some images that we were quite happy with. While I’m still working post-processing all of the images, […]

Summer vacation in New England
Summer vacation in New England

Lisa and I had a wonderful vacation in New England, spending the majority of it in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Lots of hiking, lots of shooting.  And lots of people.  I think because of how busy it was, Acadia NP didn’t really match up w/ my expectations but was nice to get away nonetheless. For the […]

Summer is finally here
Big Serve

Dave manning the grille Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt The annual CAEN summer picnic was a great success again. With Dave, John, and Reed manning a very tasty grill and some beautiful weather, everyone had a great time. More pictures can be found here.

Family Portraits at Kevin and Tina’s
Tina and Marissa

Marissa and Tina Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Kevin and Tina graciously allowed me to invade their home on Super Bowl Sunday and destroy their basement in order to create a makeshift studio (and then watch the best Super Bowl in memory). We lit everyone up with umbrellas, softboxes and reflectors and used a couple […]

Portraits of Lisa
Lisa

Lisa Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt It is still cold; thankfully we can stay inside and make some pictures. I cleared out our dining room and created a temporary studio with a long piece of white felt and 3 strobes, an umbrella and a reflector. Was pretty happy w/ how everything turned out and in […]

The Plymouth Ice Festival
The Plymouth Ice Festival

Lisa at the Ice Festival Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt It’s cold in Michigan right now. Crazy cold. However, several of us decided to put on some warm clothes and head to Plymouth for the annual ice carving festival there. Cameras in hand, we wandered about, shooting what we could before deciding some warmth was […]

I’ve Been Drobotized
I’ve Been Drobotized

DrobotizedOriginally uploaded by Matthew Britt After my backup disk died several months ago, I’ve been living on borrowed time. With a growing photo library (not to mention music and movies), it was time to get some storage. The drobo, for those who haven’t heard of it, provides an expandable storage without the management problems of […]

Seriously? Let’s open some presents….
Seriously? Let’s open some presents….

Alex is ready to start opening presents Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt It was a good Christmas in Grand Rapids. Everyone traveled to my parent’s house for a couple of days of good food, game playing and of course, a little photography. The Grand Rapids Art Museum had a exhibition of Richard Avedon, so we […]

Isabella’s Christmas

Isabella With A Christmas Ornament Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt My friends Rod and Tara invited me over to make a few images of Isabella for a Christmas card. Even though she was sick, she was quite the trooper, esp. with having a flash going over every 30 seconds. Was fun, but shooting babies is […]