Last week I spent part of my afternoon photographing at Dodd’s Sugar Shack near Niles, Mich. The reason I was there was for a story about above-normal syrup production levels thanks to the unseasonably warm temperatures. I followed around Don Dodd, the owner, for a while as he worked during what was a very busy day for him. My favorite moment came shortly before I left when he leaned up against a door in his barn and took a break from the hectic day.
Here’s a frame from a recent story about a new bill evaluating teachers in the state by categories ranging from “highly effective” to “ineffective.”
Wednesday was a leap day, but for two of my best friends it’s something a little more special. For Larry and Erin, Feb. 29, 2012 was their wedding day. As I joked, Larry planned the whole thing out so he only has to buy flowers for Erin once every four years. I wanted to send out another heartfelt congratulations to my beautiful friends with a frame of them I shot a couple years back at the German Christkindlmarkt in Chicago. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan!