Photography: Emilee Mae Photography Cassie and Jim approached me a mere six weeks prior to their chosen wedding day seeking my expertise.  They had a venue, a photographer, she had her dress and a date chosen but that was it.  It was up to me to wrap up those final details.  Some might find this […]

I’ve had a fairly busy month of March so far.  Actually, it’s been surprisingly really busy but really good.   And wrapping up my busy month is an event I’m really excited to be a first time participant in, Grand Rapids Art Museum’s  Art in Bloom. 19 floral artists have been asigned paintings or works […]

Photography: Ashley Slater Photography Back when I was in high school, I had this girlfriend who knew exactly what she was going to name her children.  She had great taste and the names she picked out were adorable.  But I couldn’t help but wonder about her determination to use these names.  What if her future […]

For the past three years now, I have been honored to be a part of Bloom the Workshop, helping other creatives chase their passions and providing lush florals to be photographed in the most picturesque settings.  While Ashley and Michaela travel across the country and spread their talents with the world, I usually stay a […]

Franklin D Roosevelt in his iconic inaugural address profoundly claimed that we have nothing to fear, except fear itself.  I think any business owner or anyone who has dabbled in a creative industry might disagree with that statement.  Fear is all around us and it’s scary. My friend Ciarra with Silver Fox Calligraphy has a […]