MOM STORIES from my Portrait Studio-Shannon and her beautiful family

MOM STORIES from my Portrait Studio-Shannon and her beautiful family

I met Shannon and her beautiful family when I was hired by Bronson Hospital to take photographs for a Mammography Awareness campaign.  She and four other beautiful women were chosen by Bronson to be the faces of the campaign, which ended up on billboards and informational material around southwest Michigan.  The Bronson shoot was really wonderful, not only because I captured beautiful images, but also because I was able to meet a group of five amazing women.  

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ENCORE Magazine-April 2017 Issue. Interesting stories from Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan!

ENCORE Magazine-April 2017 Issue.  Interesting stories from Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan!

April's issue of ENCORE magazine has some really interesting shoots in them.  Below are some of the stories in this month's issue.  I loved the shoots at the Portage Library with the women from the book donations and talking to Steve Rossio about the civil war letter they found in a donated book...as well as a book donated that was signed by Charles Lindberg.  It was also interesting to tour the Cheff Terapeutic Riding Center with Tarar East.  Take a look at this month issue!

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FREE DOWNLOAD of 12 Ideas for your High School Seniors Photo Shoot!

FREE DOWNLOAD of 12 Ideas for your High School Seniors Photo Shoot!

I love to try new things with my high school seniors.  As a portrait and High School senior photographer in southwest Michigan, the search for beautiful shoot locations is easy.  But I'm always willing to try anything that might be different and unique.  Tucker asked if I could incorporate his guitar in his senior portrait session. That in itself was nothing new, but when we starting our consult he mentioned he had a ukulele, and electric guitar and an acoustic guitar and couldn't decide which he liked more or wanted to be in his portrait.  This was my chance..."let's do all three!" Tucker was definitely into it, but I could see he was skeptical by the look on his face.  My sentiment was what did we have to lose?  

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Behind the scenes video having fun with the WMU Dancers Cayla, Olivia and Samantha.

Behind the scenes video having fun with the WMU Dancers Cayla, Olivia and Samantha.

In the past couple weeks, I've been posting my images of the beautiful students from the WMU dance program dancers Cayla, Olivia, and Sam.  It's been a lot of fun and I have learned so much. I have been lucky enough to find dance student Cayla (in the beautiful princess dress) and her boyfriend Nate, who are into AND great at shooting video.  They did a wonderful job at putting together this sweet promo video for me.  The black dress and the princess dress is from Memories Bridal & Evening Wear located in downtown Kalamazoo...em but I am responsible for the Tulle...sorry!

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The Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo-Prom Dresses for Princesses!

The Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo-Prom Dresses for Princesses!

Last month I had the opportunity again to photograph the incredible Cinderella Project event in Kalamazoo.  This is the third year that I have volunteered to provide photos for this wonderful event.  Here are a few of the images...the color, the joy and the energy at this event is really beautiful.  Adrienne from Memories Bridal and Evening Wear gives her all to make sure every young woman that needs a prom dress is given the attention and options to get just the one!

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Cayla from the WMU Dance department.

Cayla from the WMU Dance department.

CAYLA-Through my work with ENCORE magazine, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the dancers from the WMU dance program.  My first shoot was with Cayla, a wonderful senior that originates from the area.

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Women's March on Washington 2017-Full Image Album by Brian K. Powers Photography

Women's March on Washington 2017-Full Image Album by Brian K. Powers Photography

I am beyond grateful that I had the privilege of attending the Women's March on Washington this last weekend. It was truly life changing and unbelievably enriching to my soul. The faces and community of the people that marched can not be described. Here are a few of the images I was able to capture...I am forever changed for having attended. Photos by Brian K. Powers Photography BrianKPowers.com

#WomensMarch #WhyIMarch #IMarchFor #WhyWeMarch

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