I have been so fortunate to work with the Choike (Jamie, Jan, Adelynn & Eleanor) family since Jamie & Jan tied the knot 8 years ago. Jamie & Jan welcomed sweet Adelynn into their family 4 years ago through an open adoption. This weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph not only Jamie, Jan, Adelynn, and her sister Eleanor, but also Adelynn's birth parents and birth siblings. We spent the morning checking out the fun exhibits at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. What a beautiful display of FAMILY. The love felt and shared within this group of people is truly remarkable.
Shooting in the rain can be even better than a perfect sunny day. Ask any photographer. Once you embrace it, your photos can be better than you ever imagined.
Meet Michael Veldt. At only 21 years old, Michael is one of Allied Mechanical Services youngest employees. When Michael was just 4 years old he was adopted from his birth country of Romania by his loving father, mother, 2 brothers, and sister.
Michael has had to overcome many challenges in life, but perseveres through these challenges while maintaining a positive attitude. One of these challenges was learning how to speak English at such a young age. Michael has also had to work through growing up with severe learning disabilities.
Prior to working for Allied Mechanical Services, Michael worked as a janitor at South Christian High School and at Meijer for two years. Over the past year, Michael has grown into his job at Allied Mechanical Services working toward his career in construction. Michael has always thought a career in construction would be fun. He loves that in construction you can demolish an existing building and build something from the ground up. In his person time, Michael has a passion for video games and art.
When asked why Michael likes being a part of the Allied Mechanical Services team, he said, “It’s a really fun and energetic place to work, and the people are all very kind.” When asked about diversity in the construction industry, Michael said, “We’re at the beginning stages, but I hope it continues moving in the right direction. The more people open their eyes and meet more people that are different, the more they’ll be able to understand others and see life from their perspective.”
I have been busy shooting completed and in-progress construction projects in West Michigan. Check out the photos below. (Click to see full photo)
A beautiful morning capturing the love that radiates between Regina & Charles in downtown Detroit, where they both live and work.
The search for a home can be daunting. You have made the decision that you are not only ready to put down roots and establish yourself but also call a place home. So why is it, that when you start the search to find the perfect place to live, that all you see amongst your search- are houses? House after house, with either one photo, no photo or poorly taken photos used to represent the space, how are you supposed to picture yourself in a house, if it is not marketed properly as a home?
As technology becomes more advanced, the potential and demand for listing presence continues to grow. To stay competitive in this market, it is crucial to provide clients with top of the line marketing services. Among the available marketing options available, Mia Murray Photography has discovered that there is one tool that is remarkably invaluable.
With experience working for two #1 Realtors and several top producing luxury agents, I have concluded that the key to success is a strong visual marketing campaign highlighted by outstanding Real Estate Photography. After all, the first thing potential buyers look at is the visual presence of a house, to see if they can envision it as their home. The most important part of the home search picture, is inevitably, the picture. Buyers are online, and photographs are their first exposure to any listing.
With that being said, real estate is a visual and emotional transaction, which is why photography is the most effective means of generating interest and activity. Great photographs sell houses. My goal at Mia Murray Photography is to provide the best possible visual representation of your home/listing and get it sold fast. I want potential buyers to connect with your home, to see themselves in it. A house is not just a space to occupy; it is a place to live. Successful real estate photos should sell the home, not the house.
Mia Jankowiak (Murray). 30. Ambitious. Creative. Photographer.