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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gettin' Crafty

Here's a bracelet that I made today.
Purple crystal & pearl bracelet with "love" charm.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Purple Passion

Passion - Lilac Clutch with Purple Beaded Flower Brooch - 7-inch from Angeew

Victorian Lilac Purple Flower with Feathers Bridal Flower Hair Clip Fascinator from blissfulmoments

Purple Parasol from

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I took this photo at the Champagne and Chauvinism Event last night. The event was held at the Michigan Women's Historical Center.

Look for more photos in the Greater Lansing Woman Magazine.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Events

(top to bottom)
Lansing Area Aids Network Red Ribbon Gala. Eagle Eye, Bath. December 4, 2009. LAAN Executive Director Jacob Distel leads a candle light ceremony.

Detail shot of the Lansing Area Aids Network Red Ribbon Gala. Eagle Eye, Bath. December 4, 2009.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Annual Jazz Brunch. Kellogg Center, East Lansing. December 5, 2009. Jazz Trio "Straight Ahead" from Detroit performs at the Jazz Brunch.

Sparrow Guild Charity Ball. Country Cub of Lansing, Lansing. December 5, 2009.

More photos in Greater Lansing Woman Magazine or at greaterlansingwoman.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Cupcakes

I saw these cute little mini cupcakes at the "It's a Breast Thing" event at the Kellogg Center this past week. More photos to come soon on the Greater Lansing Woman website!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Oldham Project

Here are just a few shots from The Oldham Project's Legacy Gala. The event was held on the 23rd floor of the Boji Tower in downtown Lansing.
Local artist Dennis Preston is sketching a portrait of Nicki and Sean Tanner of Lansing.
For more info about The Oldham Project: http://www.theoldhamproject.org/
photos by Tammy Allen for Lansing State Journal

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

DIY Paper Lantern

This is a paper lantern I made yesterday. I purchased this sheet of handmade paper at Grand Art Supply here in Lansing.
I started with a 2 liter pop bottle and cut off the end. I cut a slot for my light (a small light from a xmas ceramic house), and filled the bottom with pebbles for weight. This lantern would also work with a tealight candle in a small glass holder.
I trimmed the top of the paper with satin ribbon to add some stability to the paper, then wrapped the paper around the pop bottle base.
I used glue dots along the seam to hold the paper together, and tape runner to attach the ribbon. No waiting for glue to dry!
This lantern could be personalized with any type of paper. Use as a table centerpiece for a wedding? I think so!

Inside of the lantern- pop bottle base

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Senior Portraits

I haven't shot senior pics in a while. But as a favor to a friend, I shot these portraits of his son. Here' just a few of my faves.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Berries & Bubbly

Photos from The Garden Project's Berries & Bubbly Fundraiser. The Garden Project helps both home and community gardeners in the Lansing/East Lansing area to grow and preserve their own fresh vegetables. The Garden Project is a program of The Greater Lansing Food Bank.
The event was at a big farm house & raspberry farm, with a classic red barn... chickens and all!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Black & White Inspiration

I found these black & white inspiration pieces when I was out shopping today.
Where to buy: (clockwise from upper left) Plates;Pier 1 Imports. Post Its Note Holder;Target. Ceramic Mug with spoon;Pier 1 Imports. Shopping Bag;Pier 1 Imports. Letter ImPress Printable Invitations;Target. Gift box;Target. Thank You Notes;Target.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Invitation Design

My inspiration for designing wedding invitations came from my Graphic Design Portfolio class that I am taking now. I needed to come up with some graphic design work, and put together a portfolio to show off my designs. I had to create some new pieces, since most of my design pieces were done over 8 years ago!
I have decided to try expand my wedding photography business to include wedding invitation design. This is a new project for me, but I'm having fun with designs and colors. I still need to contact some printers in my area to see how I can get my designs printed!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Historic Muskegon

This past weekend, I had a chance to visit some of my favorite historic places in Muskegon. Union Station, Hackley & Hume houses, depression era Scolnik house, and the historic Fire Station. Some photos from my visit:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pass It Foward

I covered an event on Saturday night at the Impression 5 Science Center for ePIFanyNow.org. The Event was a "Pass it Forward" event. Volunteers met up in the afternoon, then set out to "pass it forward" and good something nice for someone.
Later that evening, everyone returned to Impression 5 to share their stories about what they had done. There were lots of stories about donating money for someone to get food, a bus ride. etc. There were also stories of people just donating their time and doing something nice for someone.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

May Weddings

I just had back to back weddings in May. The first was an early afternoon ceremony at the MSU Alumni Chapel. Photos were taken after the ceremony on campus, around Sparty and Beaumont Tower. The reception was held at Eagle Eye. Photos were taken before the reception on the putting green, and on the golf course during the sunset. The bridal party was very energetic and playful, and did alot of funny/action shots.

The second wedding I shot was held at the new chapel at Hawk Hallow. The chapel is a beautiful little "chapel in the woods", surrounded by trees and golf greens, with a lovely waterfall feature in front. The wedding party piled into a "party bus" limo and went to MSU campus for photos by Sparty & Beaumont Tower. The reception was held at Hawk Hallow. Some beautiful photos were taken on the green over looking that lake during sunset.
More photos to be posted soon!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 2009 Events

Here are some of the events I have covered in March for GLW Magazine.
-EPO Bid that Benefits Babies Fundraiser, at the Country Club of Lansing. Silent & live auction to benefit the Expectant Parents Organization.
-Old Town Stomp, P2 Studio in Old Town, Lansing. A fundraiser for Jazz Fest & Blues Fest.
-MSU Wine Tasting, Kellogg Center. A benefit for the MSU Museum . Wine photo copyright LSJ.