Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Austin and Traci

Dan Stewart and myself traveled to Bronson, Mich. for the wedding of Austin and Traci. June 25 was also special day because it was my 25th birthday and my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. My birthday was somewhat overshaddowed, but after 24 others I'm alright with it.

Austin and Traci held their wedding at Traci's family farm just a few miles away from the Indiana border and the reception was held in the backyard of their home near the lake. Austin is a chef and prepared all of the food himself. Four Amish woman helped to finalize the cooking and serve the food. But Austin never fully let them have the duties. Shortly after saying, "I do," Austin was cutting warm meat off the grill to be served to guests.

I wish the best of luck to Austin and Traci as they embark on a journey to learn about organic farming in Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Memorial Day Wedding

I'm interning with Dan Stewart who is based out of Traverse City, Mich. Dan and I were classmates at Central Michigan University. He is an amazing photographer and an incredible source of inspiration. This is a photo from my take of Nick and Leah's wedding in Holland over Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Michigan Special Olympics 2010

Brian Atha, 37, of Bay City dances with the current Miss Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk, 23, of Novi. "I'm so in love," said Atha about his opportunity to dance with Miss Michigan.

Mount Pleasant resident Ed McKinin, 37, gives his son Xander, 5, a kiss on the forehead at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Thursday. Xander is competing in the youth program for the first time this year.

I attended the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. It is such and uplifting indescribable event. There is so much to learn about kind, patience and love from all of the people in attendance. There are so many stories to be told that it was overwhelming as journalist.