Posted on August 30, 2011
(photo courtesy of the talented Jessica Feely) www.jessicafeely.com
Happy Anniversary to my incredible wife, Kayley.
Kayley and I took a trip out to Northern California earlier this year to celebrate our anniversary early. We knew things would be extremely busy right around now, so we took some time to relax when we felt like we actually could. We stayed right outside of Point Reyes National Seashore and I hired a photographer friend to come out and take some frames of us.
Check out how cute she is. I am such a lucky guy.
I fell in love with her because she is funny, chic, intelligent, creative, witty, humble, exciting, thoughtful, passionate, faithful, and resilient…but most of all because she has big teeth and loves tomatoes. Oh yeah, she also looks like a model.
The past four years of marriage have flown by. I hope we get at least 60 more!
Posted on October 4, 2010
Kai and I have some of our photography displayed in the Starbucks by Celebration Cinema North until the end of October.
If you are in the area – stop by and check it out!
Here are a few of the images on display!
This is just a sample of our display. Go see it in person if you’re in the neighborhood. Thanks for the support!
Posted on September 28, 2010
In the midst of this busy time, we wanted to take a moment and post something non-photography related.
#1. We love Grand Rapids for many reasons … but especially this time of year in particular because ARTPRIZE is upon us. For our readers who aren’t from the great city of G.Rap, Artprize is an art competition that takes place in downtown Grand Rapids. Anyone can enter, anyone can vote, and anyone can win.
One of the entries has greatly impacted us. That entry is known as “Waterprize”. Waterprize is a large scale painting located in the fountain at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Aside from the fact that the painting is crazy impressive, the meaning behind the painting is especially impactful.
1 in 8 people do not have access to clean drinking water.
Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water related disease.
Dirty water kills more people than all forms of violence, including war.
The luxury of turning on a tap and having clean water is something we often (sometimes always) take for granted. Waterprize is associated with the organization 20 Liters – they are working to install water filters in countries that don’t have access to clean drinking water.
Help those in need by voting for Waterprize. Go to the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Check out the painting – it’s huge, you can’t miss it. There are many volunteers who are eager to tell you more about it and a short video documenting the impact water filters are having on those in Rawanda. Oh, and buy a t-shirt while you’re there. Aside from the fact that the proceeds go to a good cause, they fit like a glove and are pretty darn awesome.
First round of voting ends tomorrow at 11:59pm!
Click here for information on how to vote.
For more information on Waterprize, click here
and click this link for more information on the organization, 20 Liters.
We also love this video by Rob Bell discussing clean water and poverty issues.
#2. We love etsy.com. In my opinion, Kai is a very good gift giver – and I am impressed.
He has taken to finding me things on etsy and I have to rave about the latest.
Um, hello – awesome, custom, logo neckalce. This was made by Sue Urquhart of Lulu Bug Jewelry.
This is my second piece of jewelry made by her. The first is larger than the logo necklace and has an impression of a realistic elephant.
Can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on both pieces!
My knowledge when it comes to handcrafted jewelry is seriously limited so I won’t even try to describe what she does to create her fantastic pendants.
On her etsy shop she sells pre-made jewelry and also takes custom orders. Can someone say gorgeous personalized bridesmaids gift?
Anyway, check her shop out here. It’s great (and reasonably priced). That’s that.
oh, and p.s. … Kai, this one is too cute.
Alright, folks. Thanks for tuning in. More photography on the way …
Posted on August 30, 2010
Today is my three year anniversary with my wife, Kayley.
She is rare. She is exquisite. She is absolutely unique. What a beautiful person.
I love her more now than I did on our wedding day. Three years ago I wouldn’t have believed that was possible.
A groomsman at the wedding this past weekend cracked a series of brilliant jokes during his speech. At one point he congratulated the groom for marrying out of his league. As funny as it was, I actually remember feeling that way on my wedding day.
It is impossible for me to express how important she is to me.
I am her biggest fan.
And yes, I cried like a baby when she walked down the aisle.