Sunday, December 20, 2009

a good day

after playing in the snow until we couldn't feel our fingers or toes jack and i sat next to the fire ... drank hot cocoa and watched a christmas movie on the mac (thanks rob). a good day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

here comes santa claus

a little late getting this up here, but the bosch's went to see santa last weekend - jack was pretty pumped up about it. we practiced sitting on daddy's lap a few days before so he would be up to the task. when asked jack said he wanted "big cars, big trucks and suckers ... lots and lots of suckers" jenna immediately tried to jump out of his lap right after she got a good look at him ... a little early for her i suppose. merry christmas everyone ... and a happy new year!

Friday, November 20, 2009

what i've been doing

a co-worker saw me in the hallway today and said "bryan! where've been!?" people never get used to the idea of photographers actually going somewhere to take pictures. last week i photographed airport volleyball as they lost (unexpectedly) in the state quarterfinal match. the star player (pictured) fell down to her knees and let out a heart-wrenching scream/yell. i felt her pain and got a little chocked up myself. shot a rehearsal tonight for the nutcracker - simple foot photo, but i like it. the week before i met laura, she turned 100 on the 13th. i can not tell you how many 100-year-olds i've photographed while at the evening news. too many to count. i think that's pretty amazing, so many that i can't count them all.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

lost in leaves

wasn't it 40 degrees on Tuesday? what the??? today it at least 65. spent the afternoon raking and playing in the leaves - i loved that when i was kid. well, the playing in the leaves part anyway.

Monday, November 2, 2009


after trick-or-treating downtown grand haven i made jenna sit for a portrait in her costume

Friday, October 30, 2009

sheep snack

drove by this on my way to an assignment thursday ... did a u-turn. happy halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

foggy thursday

twas foggy this morning. i like fog

Friday, October 2, 2009

catching up

with facebook taking over the world i've noticed a significant reduction in blog updates - not just my own but around the blog world. seems everyone if pre-occupied with mafia wars or something. well here are a few posts to catch up ... jenna turned one sept. 16th (happy birthday beans!) she loved the attention - she likes being the star. lynne and i celebrated our 7-year anniversary with trip to south bass island out in lake erie.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

little critters

just some pretty stuff shot through our bedroom window.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

summer vacation

we spent our summer vacation in my former home town grand haven. we stayed in my sisters empty house three blocks away from my parent's house ... she let us stay there after her renters moved out, so it was like our very own summer cottage. here are a few highlights from our week there ...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

father's day

happy father's day to all dads out there. here are a few pictures from my fd weekend. jack yelled "happy mother's day" to me this morning, it's the thought that counts. after i had some coffee jack and i went out to water the flowers ... i was surprised to see a morning glory so i took a picture with my cell phone ... jack must have been watching me and heard the noice the phone makes because immediately after he started holding his cell phone (the one we gave him with no battery) over the flowers and making a camera sounds with his mouth ... hard to describe, but it cracked me up.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

sunny saturday

took the kids to a nearby community park this weekend. it was a beautiful sunny saturday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


tonight jack said he wanted to hold jenna on the couch ... we're very lucky he's really sweet to his little sister. after i took a few frames (about one minute) he sighed and said "all done." good thing i took a few frames while it lasted.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

file photo

i found this goodie in my archive of photos from over the years. kim will have to verify this, but i think this is her picture of me when we spent an afternoon shooting illustrations in our studio at work for a story about motorcycle helmet laws ... right kimer?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

new cell phone

my new cell phone has a camera, so now i'm cool like millions of other tech dorks. here's my first cell phone video.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

solid foods

jenna's been on solid foods for a couple of weeks. we started a little bit early 'cause she just would not sleep through the night. she likes her cereal and it instantly made a difference. mom and dad now get a full-night sleep (well most the time anyway) so, now were branching out into vegetables and, as you can see by the look on her face, this is going to take some work. even our over-enthusiastic "mmm, jenna squash is yummy" cheerleading didn't seem to help, she didn't much care for it ... but i seem to remember going through the same thing with jack. this age is a lot of work, but its also something new every day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm a photographer not a terrorist

I don't have cable TV, so I've never watched the Colbert Show, or whatever it's called ... but oh my gosh is this bit funny. It is amazing how good intentions almost always go awry. I know this is intended to be funny, but fact is this really does happen. Laws like this came from Bush's Homeland Security legislation after 911. I know and understand our government is trying to keep us safe ... but, really. This is the best we can do???

Sunday, January 25, 2009

nene visits

nene and papa (my parents) came for the weekend. it is SO much easier with two other adults around. even though we didn't go anywhere, except one trip to SAMS club for diapers, it was very relaxing. thanks nene and papa, we enjoyed a nice break.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

what a good memory

jack is a creature of habit. he gets in a groove ... like asking for the same books over and over at bedtime... and its hard to get him to mix it up a little. the other night i was walking down the hallway and heard a familiar story coming from his bedroom. he was recalling, from memory, one of the books we always read together as he lay on his bed acting like he was reading. it was cute, i loved the crossed leg - awesome. he pretty much got through the whole book (skipping a few pages by accident) at about 75% accuracy. not bad from memory.