Best of 2020 + 2021 - Part 2
It was exciting to see things open back up a bit in 2021, with more races, concerts and events getting back on the schedule. Here's a look at Part 2 of my favorite photos from 2020-2021.
Photos are listed in chronological order.
A pack of racers zoom by during the Get Your Bearings event, on the east side of the state.
Teams canoe down a river in Kensington Metropark, during Get Your Bearings 2021.
A racer, running down the boardwalk during Michigan Adventure Race: Cannonsburg Edition 2021.
My favorite Michigan Adventure Race team, navigating a river during the Cannonsburg Edition.
Paddles and a huge donut.
Brother Elsey playing an outdoor summer show at The Listening Lawn (Grand Rapids, MI).
A racer cutting around some beach obstacles, during the Lake Michigan RTS event, hosted by Gazelle Sports.
Racers charge down the backside of the giant dune, during the Lake Michigan RTS event.
Ed Roland, of Collective Soul, rocking the scarf at Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Racers coming around the turn for their next lap, at Hurt the Dirt 2021. (Rockford, MI)
The start of the kids' race at the Magic of the Mile event, hosted by RunGR.
Andi Ripley crossing the finish line, at the Magic of the Mile 2021.
Kansas drummer, Phil Ehart, at Frederik Meijer Gardens. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Emily, having a special moment with her father, right before the ceremony.
Pastor Nick leads Ian and his groomsmen in prayer, before the wedding.
Runners at the Cross-Country Team Challenge, presented by RunGR.
A beautiful summer night at Frederik Meijer Gardens, featuring Blues Traveler.
Mat Kearney, at Frederik Meijer Gardens. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Senior photo from Nate's session.
Racers paddle their way through the river, during Michigan Adventure Race: Ludington Edition 2021.
More racers paddle their way through the river, during Michigan Adventure Race: Ludington Edition 2021.
A family team makes their way up the side of a hill, at an adventure race in Ludington.
Another Jessie-being-adorable photo.
Neal Francis opening for The Black Pumas; my first show back at GLC Live at 20 Monroe (formerly 20 Monroe Live) since 2020.
Eric Burton, of The Black Pumas, at GLC Live at 20 Monroe. (Grand Rapids, MI)
A big crowd taking in The Black Pumas at GLC Live at 20 Monroe. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Newlyweds, crossing the finish line at the 2021 Riverbank Run. (Grand Rapids, MI)
DMB at Van Andel Arena.
A proper pupper portrait.
A race duo makes their way uphill, during The Dirty Duel 2021, at Provin Trails Park.
Allison Russell, at The Listening Room. (Grand Rapids, MI)