Nelson, Leslie, & The Mozz: (Great) Friends

Doing what you love is great. Doing what you love with friends? Even better.

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Nelson and I have known each other since high school. After he returned from school, our friendship really picked up. We see each other regularly, and I can’t tell you enough what his friendship and guidance means to me! Leslie is the perfect match for Nelson, keeping him in line and being his better half. We have a running joke that I’m basically Leslie in guy form, and she’s me in gal form. That makes sense that Nelson would want to marry someone so alike to me. (Weird.)

Anyway, when Nelson and Leslie were looking for some updated family pictures, I didn’t hesistate to say let’s do it!

Nelson is a (great) pastor and writer, Leslie is a (great) interior designer, and Mozzy is a (great) dog. The made my job incredibly easy since they’re all so good looking. Mozzy took the lead here.

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I always enjoy my time with this trio, and on this day it was no different!

My Friends; Aaron, Emily, & Cullen

I’ve known Aaron and Emily for a few years now. They were friends of friends, turned my friends. Make sense?

Aaron & Emily decided to put their good looks to use to make a good looking baby. Later named Cullen.

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I’ve only met Cullen once. Mostly because he’s only 8 months old.

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We decided it would be a good time to get some quality catch-up time, while visiting Holland, Michigan’s famous Tulip Time Festival.

Naturally, Michigan chose this day to bump the temperature up to the mid 80′s out of nowhere, and unleash it’s humidity powers that makes it feel like you’re walking through pea soup. And with the mass number of sweaty people around (myself at the top of the list), it smelled a little like pea soup too.

That is, until you become surrounded by literally thousands of colorful, feels-inducing tulips. Much more pleasant.
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So to make a long story short, it was a nice time to play catch-up, and meet one of the chillest tiny humans I’ve ever had the good pleasure of meeting.

What a good looking family. (And photographer. You can’t see him, but trust me.)

Oh, and P.S.
No trip to Holland is complete without stopping in at New Holland Brewery for a refreshing cold one.
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2014 Bucket List

Hard to believe 2013 is nearly at a close.

But there’s no time to sit around and think about what you did or didn’t do this year, because 2014 is going to hit hard and fast! …And what other way would you want it?

I’m putting together what I’m calling my 2014 Michigan Photo Bucket List.

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The green is where I am, and the red are all the places I’d like to go. Some I’ve visited, but not for a photo trip. I want to see all of those place through my lens, so I can share it all with you.

I have a new camera arriving maybe as soon as tomorrow, and I can’t be more excited to get out there and see what I can do with it. I plan on making 2014 my best year to date, and I think that’s the way it should be! Every year should beat the previous!

So none of this end of year slowdown. Get in the best shape of your life, take the best picture of your life, make more money, travel more, whatever it is, just check something off your own bucket list!

If you have a recommendation for a place in Michigan I absolutely need to check out, please let me know!

Keep rolling right into 2014 and go get it!