Thursday, June 30, 2011

Walking Alone

I'm in agreement with Adam that this was a rather difficult task this week.  You would think that it would be a very easy task, but to come up with that "right" photo, and be in the "right" situation and the "right" time.  I had a pretty cool idea, but I wasn't able to make it work.  So, tonight when I went to Lowell to bring my ring in to be sized there were people walking around.  So I saw these two cute little old ladies with an umbrella and a rain bonnet walking with their grocery bags down the road.  I ran in my heals to try and get a good photo, and I got a decent one, but it had 2 people in it, so really it wasn't a "person" photo.  So I hung out for a little bit, and this lady walked by and I thought, there is my "person" shot.  It's nothing exciting, and all she is doing is walking, but I like the composition of it and the blur you get in the background.  Until next week loyal fans :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The whole You Me and 52 Weeks thing is a difficult thing to under take.  Every week the hat gives you a topic, every week.  When the topic comes out, my mind starts up; ideas start to pop in, I start to see photo ideas.  This week, not so much.  Nothing came.  I mean the topic was A PERSON, how hard could that be?  It was hard, I see people all the time, I could have easily taken a photo of anyone, doing anything, but nothing came, my mind didn't churn anything up.  So I ended up grabbing my gear and hitting the road on my bike.  I was gonna enjoy the beautiful night and find people.  I ended up at the ball field and found people.  This blog was to push us as photographer, and it did this week. Once at the ball field I wanted to take a photo that captured the essence of the pitcher and I think I did with this one.  It is a person and an athlete. 


Monday, June 27, 2011

It was an Adam Topic

It was an Adam Topic that the hat gave us this week.  It should be a fun topic and should lend some interesting photos.  A PERSON.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I feel like crying

Going to the zoo when you were a kid was awesome! You get to see animals from all the world, you got to see real life versions of the characters from Lion King.  Then you grow up.   Going to the zoo now is sad.  I feel so sad for the animals, they look so sad, so captive.  I have to imagine this little monkey is thinking to himself-"great, it's Saturday, gonna be a lot of a-holes today, pointing and heckling."  It makes me sad to see these animals,  and I can see sadness in them as well.  The zoo is depressing, I hope the next topic is fun.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sorrowful Joy

I had this idea when I put this topic in the hat, so when Adam told me what our topic was I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  And luckily mom is a willing model!  I love the dramaticness (is this a word?) of doing something that is supposed to be funny and happy and making it sad.  And I love the contrast and starkness of the white against the blue.  It gives it so much more drama.  This was a fun project :)

Monday, June 20, 2011


How do you capture SADNESS?  I am not sure yet, but by sundown on saturday we have to post our photos.  So come back and see how we do it.

Friday, June 17, 2011


When you live in Mt.P it is a little hard to find BOATS, but I had a brillant idea to go to Bay City.  I had never been there, and Erica was in town.  It was to be an adventure.  I figured Bay City had to be like Saugatuck or similar-Bay City, it had to have at least a Bay.   So we hopped in the car, and headed east.  I figured we would hit the lake eventually...Not so much, I was actually at one point wondering "it's a great lake, we should be able to find it."  We had to turn around and followed the map and we found water.  Bay City has a beautiful channel, but no boats on the day we need to find a boat.  We ate lunch and looked around, took some photos of eachother and then we saw a boat, a big BOAT.  So here is my photo of a BOAT.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Future Husband, The love of my Life

Dear Adam,
That night in October of 2009 I never dreamed that I would be sitting here today writing you a letter in our blog.  I love you with all of my heart and cannot begin to express my thankfulness to God, that He brought us together.  You are the one man who can make me laugh in times when I just feel like crying.  I love that you love me for everything I am, faults included.  I love that you have a passion for what you do and pour everything into what you love.  You make me feel beautiful even when I don't think I am.  You have a joy for life that is contagious.  I love that you don't sweat the small stuff and can keep a level head in the heat of a moment. I love that you love me and that we are going to start a life together that will continue into old age.  I am blessed to have you in my life and be a part of your life.

I love you with all of my heart.

Below are some of my favorite weekend photos of Adam.  I feel they capture the true essence of Adam.


Point of View

This weeks topic was "A Boat".  I love Adam very much, but for all the crap I get for the topics I have put in the hat, this ranks right up there with "really?"  So Sunday morning while I was getting ready Adam made an executive decision that we would go to Bay City.  Sounds good to me! wasn't really a boat day, so the boat pictures were pretty limited, and on top of that, it was very difficult finding the Lake.  But after about 2 hours of driving, we ended up in downtown Bay City and found a few boat options.  Here is probably my favorite.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My favorite Subject

So it's not a BOAT, it's the women I am going to marry.  I can't wait for the day that I can wake up next to her.  I love being with her, I love her passion, her heart, the way she sings with such joy, and I just love her.  I love taking pictures of her, she will always pose for me. We went to Bay City this past weekend in search of BOATS. We don't have much to say about Bay City,  other then it had awesome alleys to photograph in.  Enjoy the photos of "My Favorite Subject" bride. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

This week

Erica was in the Mt. P this weekend and she had the honor to pull from the hat.  I could tell she was very excited to have the opportunity again.  She reached in and grabbed a topic and said, "it's an Adam topic".  She pulled "A BOAT".  I don't think we were to excited to get this topic, but it gave us a chance to visit Bay City, Mi.  So come back in a few days to see what we shot.  I think you will like it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Especially Beautiful

When we moved into our house about 4 years ago there were a lot of very beautiful things that were used to decorate.  Let's, for example, imagine the master bedroom.  Envision walking in and seeing dusty rose carpet and then when you look up and you are greeted with a beautiful dusty rose ceiling fan.  Now, one would think this would the least favorite of the light fixtures in our house, but my mom's light fixture that annoys her and continues to bug her is the one below.  It is the light that is at the top of the stairs that one wouldn't normally notice, but it is still a beautifully ugly light fixture.  So when the hat told us to photograph light fixture, this is the fixture that came to mind.  It's nothing special, but now, whenever mom does get around to changing it we will have this lovely picture to remember it by. :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leave the Light On

They say that if your child is missing you should leave you porch light on, the child will see the light and know the way home.  I was reminded of this early this week.  Photographed is an entrance to the Mt. Pleasant Industrial Indian Boarding School.  I was on the Boarding School grounds this week to cover a ceremony to celebrate the 77th anniversary of the schools closing.  The ceremony included a ceremonial pipe ceremony, a sacred fire and a role call.  The role call was a reading of the names of 144 Native American children who perished at the school.

A little history lesson:  It is no secret that "whites" stole land from the Native Americans.  What many people don't realize is that "whites" wanted to rid the US of these "savage people".  They opened schools like these are over North America, they would visit reservations and take all the Native America youth they could find and ship them off to these schools.  These schools were intended to "Americanize" the Native Americans. teach them trades and skills.  It wasn't uncommon to see a sign hanging on the wall that said Kill the Indian, Save the Man.  The students of these schools were punished if they practiced Native America rituals or spoke their native language.  It wasn't a school, it was a prison. 

I had a few ideas when I pulled the LIGHT FIXTURE topic, but when I noticed that entrance had a fixture, with no bulb, I knew what I was going to photograph.  (I had to trespass to get this shot).  I think it is fitting that the  light can't be on, so the spirits of the Native American youth who perished know that if they are lost, this is not their home.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dear Friends,

Adam and Erica,

First off I have to congratulate you two on your recent engagement, what a wonderful and exciting time.  I wish you happiness and success in your marriage.
Secondly, I know this is going to be a difficult at time, but stick to your original plan and continue to strive for what set out to accomplish: a new photo posted every week.  Think of the sense of accomplishment you will have once you have completed this task.  With that said, this week I you are instructed to photograph a light fixture.  This topic is written in Adam's handwriting, which is a change of pace, the last few have all been Erica topics.  I am interested to see what you two have in store.  Good luck photographers.

The "Cat in the Hat" Hat

Friday, June 3, 2011

A day in the life...

It is not uncommon that I come home and Diesel will grab a pair of shoes and run around the house playing "keep away".  So when Adam told me "Footwear" was our topic I had an idea.  It took some work to cox D to cooperate.  But a few treats later...I got a pretty fun shot.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nuke 'em

I love sneakers, just ask anyone who knows me.  So when I got my new job, came a change.  I have to wear dress shoes to work.  These are my black one, they are growing on me, but they are no where close to being a pair of Jordans.  When FOOTWARE came up, I thought I could photograph my sneakers again, but though outside the box.  I thought where could I put a pair of shoes that seemed a bit strange...I was in the kitchen and thought about the microwave, I grab the black shoes and went to work.  Enjoy


Ball Dropped...

With all the excitement off this past weekend and the long weekend I dropped the ball on picking a topic.  I picked a topic, and then forgot to update the blog, so don't fret, here I am posting it now.  This weeks topic is FOOTWARE.  Another Erica topic, but I love shoes.