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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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Maybe it’s my recent birthday; maybe it’s all the babies I get to meet; maybe it’s just time passing, but I get so wistful sometimes when photographing toddlers. Sometimes I’ll see one running a certain way, or turning their head just…so, and it reminds me so much of my daughter Jenna when she was a […]

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  • September 22, 2014 - 5:20 am

    erica - you are amazing. xo. that is all.ReplyCancel

    • September 25, 2014 - 8:19 pm

      susan sabo - Oh, love, thank you 🙂 I know you’ll have the most precious memories of Mr. M.

Although Jack was my first light tester and my first model, he’s not able to do much of it anymore. He can’t sit for but a few seconds, and standing is very difficult for him. T has taken over modeling. That makes me so sad for Jack. When I have clients here, or I’m shooting […]

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  • September 19, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    Nessa - just had to comment . . . this photo of Jack and his thoughts touched my heart.ReplyCancel

    • September 25, 2014 - 8:19 pm

      susan sabo - Thank you so much, Nessa. Jack is a very special dog; thanks for the sweet words.