I recently spoke with a very experienced and successful local photographer who told me that every person is a work of art, and that photographing people is an endeavor to capture their artistic psychology. If you know me well, you have probably heard me geek out about psychology and how I love the arts of psychology and photography together. They are both my vehicle to the study of people, the effort to see both those things we all have in common as well as the infinite uniqueness of humans. And both continue to astound me in the beauty I find.
I love senior portraits because I get to spend time one on one with someone who is in a really fun time of life. Kari was so easy to work with, and I loved getting to know her in our time together. I look forward to working with her and her family more in the future!
Every May, the city of Holland, MI doubles in size when people come from near and far to congregate for parades, watch wooden shoed Klompen dangers, and- most importantly- smell, take photos with, meander through, but certainly never pick the thousands of tulips lining every street and park. The kids get half days off school and everyone pays far too much for amazingly unhealthy and tasty deep fried snacks from food trucks. Shops close early and roads are closed off for everyone and their mother to flock to 8th St.
This year, Eric and I had no choice but to join in every festivity since we live right downtown. Though we had to suffer through cars jam-packed up and down both sides of our street all week, we had so much fun walking downtown for the carnival, parades, and fat-balls (they are amazing, no matter how deadly they sound!) with our afternoon coffee. Holland sure has it’s own flaws and flukes as does every city, but Tulip Time is certainly not one of them!