Best of 2020 + 2021 - Part 1

Looking back on 2020 and 2021, it's easy to drudge up negatitivy and pain. However, in putting together this list of favorite photos, I was reminded that there was plenty to be thankful for as well. Here's a look at Part 1 of my favorite photos from 2020-2021.

Photos are listed in chronological order.

 

June and Harry, checking out their great-grandpa's basement work bench.
Imposters in Effect definitely had the Beastie Boys vibe going, during a show at 20 Monroe Live (Grand Rapids, MI).
A racer, working out a challenging puzzle, at the annual Michigan Adventure Race Winter Edition, held at Camp Roger (Rockford, MI). This is the largest winter adventure race in the country.
A scene from "Frozen Jr.", performed by Walker Charter Academy students.
BlocBoy JB, joining his fans, at 20 Monroe Live concert (Grand Rapids, MI).
The incomparable Chris Thile, performing solo at St. Cecilia Music Center (Grand Rapids, MI).
Amanda Sudano, of JOHNNYSWIM, belting out a note during a concert at Van Andel Arena.
Lauren Daigle, performing at Van Andel Arena, on March 12, 2020. Not only was this my first time shooting at West Michigan's largest venue, but it would also be my last concert for quite some time. The next day, Michigan would largely be shut down, due to COVID-19.
Welcome to quarantine life, and the things we do when we spend all day, everyday, with our siblings.
Out and about, early on during quarantine.
Beating the quarantine summer heat.
With events largely shut down for the summer, I looked in other areas to pick up work; including quite a few senior photo sessions. Here's one of my favorites, with Trenton.
Tyler & Kait, in their wedding getaway truck.
One of the first in-person concert events of the 2020 summer - the Blue Water Ramblers, at Blandford Nature Center.
My lovely niece Marta, during a downtown senior photo session.
One of my favorite portraits that I've ever taken, during an awesome senior photo sesion with Sophia.
Portrait of Lara, looking out over the harbor (Whitehall, MI).
Senior portrait of Ben (Allendale, MI).
Adorable Jessie, peaking out behind a colorful bush.
Senior portrait from a fun session with Amanda.
A runner working her way through the corn maze, at the 2020 Dirty Duel event, held at Robinette's orchard.
June, sharing a moment with her grandma, at the Thanksgiving table.
My lovely wife, decorating the Christmas tree (2020).
Our first Chrsistmas fire, by a newly repaired fireplace.
A great start to to 2021, celebrating with Mark & Lin on their wedding day.
A sign of progress during the pandemic - Tip Top Deluxe opening its doors with its first show since 2020 (March 26, 2021).
The Moonrays, performing at the first show back at Tip Top Deluxe, since the pandemic closure.
Evie, holding the newest addition to our family - Charlotte the dog.
Recording session and live video broadcast with Mikeyy Austin, at Dogtown Studios (Grand Rapids, MI).
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