Posts in Category: USA

THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT

Sometimes photography projects present themselves in a way that invites the subject and the photographer to interact and create a fun nod to the past. This is one of those projects. Thank you to everyone who agreed to recreate their yearbook photo…10 years later.
I present the CHS 2003 class.

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A REUNION TO REMEMBER

This weekend was my 10 year reunion. Let’s just say if all reunions like this … Sign me up!

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FLORIDA LIVING

I had the opportunity to visit my Grandfather this past week in Sarasota, Florida. Inbetween long talks and amazing cuisine, I had a chance to snap a few pictures. As you can tell my love affair with all things water and boats is alive and well.Lucky enough for me I was able to spend one night on my aunt and uncle’s boat. These next couple of images show the sunrise and sunset across the water.
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We were also able to tour the neighbor’s handcrafted boat. His woodworking skills were outstanding and I was especially taken with the Teak deck.

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My Aunt Cade- what fun we had catching up. Laurel_Hammond_Florida-13

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I am also a big fan of photographing wood deckings. Hey everyone has their things. Wood, water, boats and the list goes on…Laurel_Hammond_Florida-6

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Of course my all time favorite part of the trip was spending time with this amazing man. Oh the stories we told! The travels and adventures he has experienced and the bits of advice he shares are just pure gold. He say’s things like, “Stop justifying your decisions. They are yours to make.” You walk away from the conversation with a whole new lease on life. Not many people have that effect. I know I am lucky to have such an inspirational person in my life.
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A PATCH OF PEACE

My mom has this beautiful saying for those places that bring about a sense of calm. A deep breath there and all seems right with the world. She says these places are your “Patch of Peace.”In the wake of the terrible news coming out of Boston, I hope you are able to find your own Patch of Peace today.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY | WHITE LAKE, MI

There are some places that hold a piece of your heart. No matter where you go or how far you travel, other lands just can’t compete. It really is unfair to all the other gorgeous areas in the world, but when you are there it just feels right in your bones.

It’s a place where you always find family and friends on the porch.

Where the stories seem to get more exaggerated every year- but no one seems to mind and there is always a puzzle.

This is my place.

WALK |SWIM |FLY

“Despite all their flaws, zoos wake us up. They invite us to step outside our most basic assumptions. Offered for our contemplation, the animals remind us of nature’s impossibly varied schemes for survival, all the strategies that species rely upon for courtship and mating and protecting the young and establishing dominance and hunting for something to eat and avoiding being eaten. On a good day, zoos shake people into recognizing the manifold possibilities of existence, what it’s like to walk across the Earth, or swim in its oceans or fly above its forests.”
― Thomas French, Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

TEXAS | STATE OF MIND

Visiting my parents in Texas. What an enchanting little town Fulton, TX is. I honestly felt as if I had stepped into another world that revolved around fishing and the weather. A place where time moves slower and the stories were longer.