Monday, June 25, 2012


Congratulations Nick and Georgia!

Monday, June 11, 2012


While there are many Instagram pictures from this past weekend, I did shoot a few with my real camera too. Here are a couple of my lovely traveling partner: Libby March.

What a great weekend. . . so many wonderful people and pictures. I can't wait until next year.

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Monday, May 21, 2012


These are a few frames from a recent freelance event. . . cute kids and their artwork. Could you ask for more?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Just a bit of storm chasing with my brother last night. We ended up getting soaked.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Senior Community Fire

A large blaze broke out Sunday afternoon at Rosehaven Manor Retirement Living Community off of Atherton Road in Flint. Eight residents and two firefighters were injured in the fire, though no fatalities were reported.

Firefighters from more than five departments work to battle a blaze that broke out Sunday afternoon at Rosehaven Manor Retirement Living Community off of Atherton Road in Flint. Flint Police Chief Alvern Lock said eight residents and two firefighters were injured in the fire, which was called in around 1:15 p.m.

Rescue and aid personnel take a man to an ambulance Sunday afternoon at Rosehaven Manor Retirement Living Community off of Atherton Road in Flint. The senior center was reported to be on fire around 1:15 p.m. Several agencies respond to the fire, which took about 45 minutes to get under control.

While firefighters battled a blaze behind them, Judy Mann, 71, standing, comforts her mother, Ilean Mann, 96, after the pair were evacuated from Rosehaven Manor Retirement Living Community Sunday afternoon in Flint. No fatalities were reported, though the Flint fire department said ten people were injured.

Evelyn Mackey, 91, is hoisted off a ladder as her apartment building burned behind her Sunday afternoon at Rosehaven Manor Retirement Living Community off of Atherton Road in Flint. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Though no fatalities were reported, ten people were injured, the worst with second-degree burns.

People comfort one another outside the scene of a large fire Sunday afternoon at Rosehaven Manor Retirement Living Community off of Atherton Road in Flint. No fatalities were reported, but the senior center was evacuated and ten people were injured.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Comix Con

Just a morning assignment for The Flint Journal. It was my first Comix Con, but I can't wait to shoot another. Between the adults in costume and the kids chasing R2D2, I think it was one of the most fun events I've covered in a while. Stay tuned for a wine tasting tonight.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

GM in the Rain

Just passing on 69. I'm trying to get into using color better, so hopefully this works.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Recent Work

Over the past few weeks I've had the fortune to pick up weekend freelance from The Flint Journal. This past Saturday I shot an Easter egg hunt in the morning and an update on the more than two dozen suspicious fires that have plagued a trailer park in the Flint area.

Caption: Katie Rausch |
Victoria Osborn, of Swartz Creek, tries to coax her youngest grandchild, Cylie Shepard, 18 months, to warm up to the Easter Bunny Saturday afternoon at the Swartz Creek Church of the Nazarene. Osborn's other grandchildren, Joleen Rader, 8, and Aiden Malknecht, 3, were happy to have their picture taken with the bunny.

Caption: Katie Rausch |
"I'm concerned. It's scary," Connor Skodinski, left, said about the rash of house fires that have plagued the Twin Meadows mobile home park in Burton. Skodinski and Leandra Ruiz, right, had come down from their trailer, just two doors down, to inspect the ruins of another trailer that burned to the ground last night. "You could see the flames from our windows," Skodinski said. The pair say they are think of moving away from the park, which has suffered more than twenty fires since the fall. "This one went and then the next one will be empty and then it will go and then we're next."

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gone but Not Forgotten

This is a frame from an event called, "Gone but Not Forgotten." Organized by a high school teacher and dance instructor, the event was held to both honor the memories of local teens killed by violence and provide students and community members with a public outlet for some of their pain.

This frame is from the balloon release at the end. . . this family's daughter graduated with honors last year. She was planning on attending college and had been a drum major in school. She was stabbed to death in a parking lot in October. The man accused of killing her is awaiting trial now.

It was an incredibly moving evening. To see the story and the gallery I posted with it:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Flint Rollers

Saturday night I had the privilege of shooting both roller derby teams from Flint in their season opener at Perani Areana. I can totally see why everybody and their mother wants to do a roller derby story. These ladies were amazing! In any event, I had a great time and took a few good pictures.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Hula Hooping Fools

Just a few laughs with two dear friends the night before MPPA.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Because I Continue to Lack Humility

Another MPPA has come and gone. Props to the fantastic shooters who were honored this weekend including but not limited to: Nick Dentamaro, Nick King, Ryan Garza, Neil Blake, Kendra Stanley-Mills, Jake May, Sean Proctor, Ashley Miller, Erik Holladay, Josh Radtke, Cory Morse, Mike Mulholland and many others.

Check out the stellar work at:

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wedding Plans

Spent Sunday afternoon at a bridal show in Flint this past weekend. These events are always fun to cover because they tend to be full of people really excited to be there and equally as excited to talk about their upcoming marriage, not to mention have their picture taken. This couple seemed to be having a particularly fun afternoon.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back Again

Well my new site is finally up and running, thanks to the incredibly talented Patrick Wellever. Check it out at:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome to 2012

Well, it's been an eventful year. I've had the good fortune to be able to create some fantastic memories with dear friends and see a few incredible places. Here's to hoping 2012 is a good one for us all. . .