Ben and Mindy Peterson

Tuesday, June 2 2015 – This is the first of seven couple portraits I made for the June 2015 edition of Women’s LifeStyle Magazine’s article “Working Together: Couples in Business” When I set out to make these portraits, I was under the impression that we would be allowed two pages for the article, including text. To my surprise we ended up giving each couple a full page, which allowed me to run huge images along with the text. I made these portraits of Ben and Mindy Peterson, owners of Cheney Place, an urban boutique event space near downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can see the full article here.

Ben and Mindy Peterson are owners of the Cheney Place, Fancy Fray, and Studio 6.23. They’ve been in business together for 9 years.


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Anne Wepman 100th Birthday

Anne Wepman celebrated her 100th birthday and 40th year of volunteer service at Michigan Blood on Monday, January 27th 2014. Anne tell us that her secret to a long life is getting out of her house and helping people. Thanks for being you Anne!

See the photos here!

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5th Annual Juice Ball Photography

The 5th Annual Juice Ball at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Saturday, January 11th 2014. The Juice Ball is a party-style FUNdraiser with a dual purpose. To raise funds for Kitchen Sage, a newly developed non-profit with a mission to provide access to nutrition and culinary awareness to children in West Michigan. The second purpose of Juice Ball is to fulfill the longstanding goal of providing a quarter of a million juice boxes to kids food basket. Click here to see the photos on the Women’s LifeStyle Magazine Facebook page!