What Memories Will You Keep?

Many people ask me about why we still include wedding albums with our wedding packages or prints with our family sessions. They consistently point out that we live in the digital world, why do you we ...

How to Have A Great Date | Valentine’s Day

With the winter season upon us, folks here in Michigan are getting cabin fever and have the “bunker mentality” going on right about now. With so much snow and bad weather, people have been...

Inspiring Others | The Power of Story

Many things from the world of “creative” minds these days are at best boring to their intended audience. However a few weeks ago, my wife came across a series of ads that Duracell has put ...

2 Ways to Invest Your Money in Memories

How did you spend your Christmas holiday? Was it full of boxes, wrapping paper and bows? If you’re anything like the typical American family, your Christmas holiday celebration was filled with a...

Nautical Summer Birthday Party | Hogerwerf Family

One of the best parties we attended in 2013 was not a wedding, it was actually a birthday party for a 1 year old named Javan. His party was special because we have known his parents, Rob and Beth for ...

Bruce Climie | Spectrum Health Hospice

Earlier this year, we lost the patriarch of the Climie/Braman clan, my grandfather Bruce. He battled diabetes for almost his entire life with visits to hospitals around the country. My grandmother Mar...

Discover Your Local Treasure This Holiday Season

Local First in Grand Rapids was started back in 2003. Soon after we began our photography business, we met the folks running the organization and the vision of having strong and thriving, locally owne...