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Yep, the 3 of them are triplets. The big one is not 🙂 He plays guitar in my sons band. All four of them and I made a trip last week for a portrait in the Grand Rapids area. Great group of kids. Fun times.

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

I am in the process of editing Maggs and Mom and Dad. Our dog portraits are ramping up. Got one or two you would like photographed? Contact me for special pricing on Dog Portraits in Grand Rapids.

 

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Here are a few from our studio session with Bailey. So much fun! There are more to come…the dance photos will be next. Thanks go out to Kaitie and Patti for all the help in making this session happen. Bailey and her mom spent a long time prepping for these sessions and I am so happy to be the one to pull off the “look”. Thanks Bay!

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Portrait Photographer

 

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Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

 

Grand Rapids Senior Photographer

 

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Just to give a little update on how the website rebuild is going. If you have been following along the site has grown incredibly in the last 2 days. I finally got the past images to load…thanks tons to Jamie from Color Splash for the awesome wordpress plugin from Velvet Blues called UPDATE URLs. I certainly dont want to geek out here but all the “paths” for my images were spelled out a certain way from the old blog…the needed a new “path”…written one by one….which if you take into the account I have been blogging since 2006 you would realize its over 2500 images….I was need deep in changing every image one by one. But thanks to the pluggin it worked like a charm in about 1.5 seconds!

We also spent some time re-uploading all of our gallery proofing. This took a few days but I am happy to say everything is back up! So if your gallery is not expired go look at them now 🙂

Also, just to inform you, in the move I lost all of my blog posts from the last of April until now…so I am going to be blogging a whole summers worth of sessions and weddings through the next few months. I will try not to overwhelm and do 2 a day for a while.

I would like to personally thank Darryl from intothedarkroom for his patience and his clear understanding of web building. Also the host site, site5 for  getting us back online as soon as they could.

The only things left are the galleries that will be permanently online for showing off your images 🙂 I am in the process of going through terabytes of images to put up. It is a incredible reminder to all of you great clients how lucky I am to know each of you and get to photograph you. Thank you.

 

Dusty

 

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Jenny & Aaron & I met downtown Grand Rapids for some engagement pictures on a sunny April day. With no plan, we set out….I love no plan 🙂

Rock on! See you in a few months for the wedding!

 

 

Ann and Brandon and I did a maternity session in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago {check it here http://dustybrown.org/anne-brandon-maternity-photos-in-grand-rapids/} and the day after, Landon decided it was time to check out the world! I am so glad we did the session that day! Last week I made a visit at their home and captured him in his quiet love, soaking everything in. Such a beauty. Ladies and Gentlemen…introducing Landon.

Andrea and Mike’s little girl Leah had her first birthday over the weekend and I was there to Document the whole event. In the wayback machine (old blog) you can see we all go back a few years. Engagement Pictures in Grand Haven Outdoor portraits with their dog Oliver Of course the wedding in Grand Haven and newborn pictures in Grand Rapids when Leah was born . Here is a sneak peek of the celebration. So happy to be there for her and you all. This is part of our Document Project, for more information click here.

Enjoy:-)

Leyton was a trooper in this outdoor mini portrait session! Such a doll. Thanks Shelly for braving the winter!

Anne & Brandon and I go back a few years! So happy for these two and the extremely close due date right now! Here are a few from our Maternity Session in Grand Rapids yesterday. Take the way-back machine and have a peek at my blog post from 2007 on the wedding. CLICK HERE

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Hi Everyone! I am getting excited for our workshop and thought I would share with you a few exciting things that are in the works.
  • This will be a business building seminar/workshop. We will discuss everything related to your business and how to help make it better, more profitable and have a business you run instead of a business that runs you.
  • Are you getting the clients you want? How to get clients in the door. How to keep them.
  • Are your clients choosing you based on your price or your style?
  • How to set up packages to increase profits.
  • How to keep a balance between your business and your home life.
  • Survive the off season
  • Gain more time and learn from my mistakes
  • Weddings, Seniors and Families.
*We will finish with a “roundtable” discussion with special guests Ben and Mindy Peterson, Ben and Laura Harrison and from the outside looking in Color Inc. owner Tim Kasburger. This will be the time to get to know a bit more about the industry from all angles. From our different types of styles of photography to a lab owner who sees the trends and purchasing habits of the very clients you are trying to sell to.
This will be a fun, humorous  and informative workshop. I have been in the business for 15 full years and have seen lots of trends, lots of styles, lots of crazies and a lot of great times. Its how you handle all of those times that keep your business above the rest and keep your reputation and demand in good check.
  • A small list of people and companies who have been in my viewfinder:
Sting
George Bush
Gerald Ford
LeAnn Rimes
Rich DeVos
Wynton Marsalis
Amway
Steelcase
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Wolverine
Herman Miller
University of Michigan
Chicago Times
Whirlpool
and countless people who have trusted me to document their lives famous or not.
  • It looks like the workshop will be April 17. We are finalizing details on location, but it looks like we will be Downtown Grand Rapids.
The cost is $750
There will be more information to follow.
Thanks everyone!
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We are very excited to announce we are now looking for 2012 Senior Models for our rep program. Models are models of our business. Models are stand out students from each school who have a place in the future. Models earn rewards for every Senior they bring in. Discounts on print orders and our very popular mini albums. Every Senior Model at Dusty Brown Photography has a chance to earn themselves an iPad…..and just for telling your friends about us!

If this sounds like you or someone you know, head on over to our Facebook page and fill out the application. Bring on your fun side, your most eclectic side, your most beautiful caring sharing loving side. YOUR LIFE, YOUR STYLE