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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 used to say that about politics, but sadly, nothing in politics amazes me anymore. Now I say it about my dogs. You know my dogs: Jack and T (aka, Pickle). The Vatos. Dos Vatos. You know their stories; real sob stories, the worst I’ve ever heard of dogs whom I’ve adopted. They were such […]

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  • June 30, 2013 - 3:37 am

    jenie - <3ReplyCancel

  • June 30, 2013 - 7:19 am

    Cindi - Adorable. Every single one of them. And their story makes me happy. Yay Mouse! You made it!ReplyCancel

  • June 30, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    susan sabo - Thanks, ladies. Yes, Mouse made it! But it seems that she knew that already, because today she peed on the rug! LOLReplyCancel