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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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As my customers know, I’m a big fan of outtakes. They’re actually not even outtakes; not to me. The posed photos are great, but I love the chaos, the naughty kids and dogs who bring life to photo sessions. Family dynamics at their best. These aren’t Kerri’s best photos and certainly not all of them. […]

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  • August 30, 2016 - 1:43 pm

    susan sabo - Here’s a link to a larger size photo.ReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Bob Farmer - that’s a happy pack of dogs! Maybe if you used all the shots, formatted like that, it IS a Hallmark moment! which one’s Irma- I’d love to know how she handles Spike and Ike!ReplyCancel

    • September 29, 2016 - 3:37 pm

      susan sabo - Hi Bob, They *are* happy! I’m a big fan of framing proof sheets, in fact I have some of my own dogs and me. By the way, Irma is the Red Heeler in the back. They’re all pretty great.