Graphic Design

Here’s to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Exciting announcement!!! I've teamed up with Lindsey's Calligraphy again to bring you an awesome package for the Christmas season. Here's the deets: The entire package is $155. That gets you a personalized two-sided 5x7 Christmas card infographic (typically a photo & greeting on the front, infographic on the back), printing, hand-lettered addressing, and sending.… Continue reading Here’s to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Graphic Design

Graphic Design for Your Fridge

Graphic design isn't just about making things look "nice." It's about solving problems and communicating efficiently. For example: My sister recently sent me a Word document with a list of daily chores assigned to family members. The problem: Looking at this document, it's not immediately clear what chore anyone has to do today. Janelle asked… Continue reading Graphic Design for Your Fridge

Graphic Design, Parties/Events

The “Event Package”

As I looked for ways to practice my craft before launching ARTZ Visual Media, family and church events became good opportunities. Now I've had several chances to create invitations and shoot photos for various events. Here are some recent highlights: Anna's Baby Showers The invitation: The party: The invitation: The party: Discovery Church Create Week… Continue reading The “Event Package”


How to Prepare for Your Senior Photoshoot

When I was in high school, I was so excited to get my senior photos taken. A whole photoshoot just about me?! Whether you're excited or nervous about the opportunity, here are five ways to get the most out of your photoshoot. 1. Find a photographer that matches your style. Browse local photographers' websites so… Continue reading How to Prepare for Your Senior Photoshoot

Families, kids, Parties/Events

Kathleen Turns One!

One of the joys of shooting a birthday party is seeing so much love surrounding the guest of honor. It was a pleasure meeting Kathleen's family as they gathered to celebrate her first birthday! /// Want pictures of your next event, but don't want to be too busy to enjoy the party? I'd love to… Continue reading Kathleen Turns One!

For Fun

Travel: Muskegon State Park, MI

Happy anniversary to my husband & me! We decided to celebrate 5 years with a camping weekend just far enough away to not be home. A day hike from Snug Harbor to the channel and two incredible sunsets made for a lovely mini-vacation. (This, above, is my FAVORITE shot from the whole weekend! I'm eager… Continue reading Travel: Muskegon State Park, MI


Baby “Bean,” Due in September

I present to you, in two parts, my reaction after finding out my best friend was pregnant: Needless to say, I was also thrilled when she asked me to take maternity photos. Anna & Andy wanted to be sure they got some shots with their first "kid," Griffin, so please enjoy the dog pics forthcoming!… Continue reading Baby “Bean,” Due in September