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  • Well, hello! Welcome to fresh.simple.true. I create unusual portraits for unusual beings.

    I've just moved from Southern California to Kalamazoo, but I've brought my style with me. I live for The Quirk. Funny faces, silly expressions, and personal interactions that are like wonderful inside jokes to your family. Babies and dogs are my specialty; I love them individually, but when you put them together...bam! Awesomeness happens.

    My clients like portraits that show who they are, not just what they look like. They want the important stages of their lives documented, but in a genuine way. No soft focus for them; no awkward family poses and definitely no matching turtlenecks.

    I also shoot small weddings; after 5 years of shooting the full-blown events, I decided that I like the smaller, intimate kind. If you're looking for a few hours of wedding coverage, drop me a line.

    This site is a combination of my portfolio and blog. Blog posts are right below this introduction, and links to my portfolio work are directly above. I love to blog, but honestly, I'm on Facebook probably more than I should be, so find me there and say hello.

    I donate my time & art to many nonprofits, and starting just this September I've started to photograph shelter dogs at Kalamazoo Animal Care Services for the rescue group, Save Our Strays. Rescue work is close to my heart and I offer session discounts for those with rescued/shelter animals and also senior or terminally ill animals.

    I'm a big fan of community. I make my artwork available to nonprofit fundraisers at no cost; if you have an event coming up and would like to auction some of my work, don't hesitate to drop me a line and let me know what you've got going on.

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I started this chalkboard series with my dog, T, about 2 months ago. It’s been a lot of fun drawing, but also shooting with T. We work closely, and he’s gotten so so good at knowing where his mark is at and how to stay there. He’ll also stay put on his mark while I […]

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  • October 25, 2014 - 9:28 am

    louize - I love these, I love that your dogs all have jobs, and I especially love jack’s expression here, you can see him wanting to check “is this how you want me?” xxxReplyCancel

    • October 25, 2014 - 3:11 pm

      susan sabo - Hi Louize! I think having a job is important to a dog, at least that what I’ve noticed about my dogs. I know that sitting for light testing and focus etc really makes Jack happy and if I start shooting without him, he gets really upset.

      I love that he was part of this shoot. He didn’t lay out at all (which he usually does as soon as he gets onto the boxes). <3

  • October 27, 2014 - 6:20 am

So here’s the fruition of all the emails and Facebooking; my run of Pittie tees (featuring my own, and yes, copyrighted 🙂 design is in print and will ship soon. The first design is the Pittie Tees (Dogs with Wings T Shirt). I’ve gotten loads of requests for the next run, and I’m going to […]

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