Best of 2023
2023 was a whirlwind. I was truly blessed to have had opportunities to work with so many amazing people and groups. It was hard to trim this list down to a somewhat manageable top 40, with literally hundreds of other photos left on the cutting room floor. Hope you enjoy and see you in 2024!
Photos are listed in chronological order.
Ed Cash, of We The Kingdom, playing at the 2023 Winter Jam Grand Rapids tour stop.
This champ was working the camera at his school's poetry coffeehouse photoshoot.
LEGO speed builders compete at LEGO Mania 2023, hosted by Northview Public Schools.
A pivotal scene from Matilda, performed by students from Northview High School.
A little girl makes a giant bubble, at the Hope Network Bridge Walk for Autism.
A runner cutting through the trees.
Dallas Green (City and Colour) belting out lyrics at GLC Live at 20 Monroe (Grand Rapids, MI).
Mama Maggie Gobran receiving an award for a lifetime of service, at the Midwest Prayer Breakfast.
An adventure racer kayaking down the river.
An adventure race team crosses the tracks on their way to the next checkpoint.
The final moments from the Grand Rapids Symphony's season finale.
June (middle) performing during her ballet company's spring recital.
Tyler looks on as his bride comes down the aisle.
Chris Thile of Nickel Creek leads the band in kicking off the Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series.
Rob Damiani (Don Broco). Unequivocally the most energetic frontman I've ever seen live.
Confetti flies as Pierce the Veil is revealed at GLC Live at 20 Monroe (Grand Rapids, MI).
A pack of riders going down the road, during the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder.
Participants warming up for the Kids Mile Run, at the Magic of the Mile.
Racers running down the Lake Michigan coast, toward the dunes, at the Gazelle Sports RTS.
Ben Folds, accompanied by the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Knights re-enacting a battle scene, in front of onlookers at a summer corporate gathering.
A highlight of the summer - being transported by Admiral Ackbar at Galaxy's Edge (Disney World).
A photo from Sienna's senior session.
The Angel of Death being portrayed at The Prince of Egypt ballet performance.
Moses leading the Israelites, in The Prince of Egypt.
Brian Marshall and Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, rocking out together (Grand Rapids, MI).
Marcelo Lehninger conducting the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Harry, pitching in a game for his Little League team.
Northview and East Grand Rapids square off in a football game.
Adventure racers get their canoe in the water.
An adventure race duo paddles ahead in their canoe.
An ultra-marathoner about to descend Cannonsburg ski hill, to complete another loop.
An exhausted 100-mile racer making another ascent at sundown.
Switchfoot, performing at GLC Live at 20 Monroe. This is the first photo that I edited using Generative AI to remove and replace something from the scene.
Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE.
Tayler Holder obliging fans for a selfie, after his set at GLC Live at 20 Monroe (Grand Rapids, MI).
Dylan Scott gives out high fives to fans in the front row.
A young racer gets help from his partner, climbing the hill at the Dirty Duel, presented by Michigan Adventure Race.
My awesome kids, posing during a quick Christmas card family session.