Thank you for taking time to look at our photography! It is always so hard to find the right words to explain who we are and what this business means to us without writing a book, so here are the cliff notes.
Kelly, my assistant and I strongly feel that the images should speak for themselves. One of the best aspects of our job is getting to know you. I think it's only fair that you should know some things about us too...
Some photo stuff...
We are crazy about photography. What began many years ago as a hobby has blossomed into a full-time all-consuming passion.
Not only do we love photography, we love working with people of all ages! We are continually studying to better our skills. We've spent the last 16 years dedicated to digital techniques, learning how to work with natural and studio light, learning equipment and gaining experience working in diverse environments.
We are not the traditional photographer. We like to mix classic poses with what some people term photojournalism. We like to think of it as spontaneous fun. We arrange the setup, provide the structure and coaxing, and let moments happen.
We think a beautiful image isn't necessarily a smiling one...but it can be. Truly beautiful photographs to me are those that are honest and real and which capture some essence of the subject that speaks through the image.
We believe beauty comes in all sizes, ages, heights and colors.
I was raised outside McBain, MI, the youngest of 5 children. The hard work ethic that I was taught being raised on a dairy farm carries through today.
My husband, Ken, and I have 3 sons. Cainen and his wife, Kelly have 3 of our grandchildren, Alexis is 16, Caleb is 11 and little Connor is 8 years old. Kyle and his wife, Kelly have 3 children, Bennett is 12 and daughter, Bryn who is 8 years old and little Grant is 4. Our youngest son Alex and wife Alyssa were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Scartlett Kendra Gilde on 10-30-18.
Daughter-in-law, Kelly my assistant for photo sessions and editing artist is married to our oldest son, Cainen. Being the second of 5 children, Kelly was also raised on a dairy farm. She too has learned the hard work ethic from caring for younger siblings and working on their family farm. Kelly is also a Radiologic Technologist who works on-call in Radiology @ Munson Hospital-Cadillac. Cainen and Kelly will soon be opening an Ace Hardware Store in Cadillac, MI.
Member National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
Member Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
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