Posted on October 13, 2016
This past August featured the latest installment of the Superweek legacy. Jen and Cory Miller, two incredible people have been heading up a community outreach summer program for kids in Midland, Pennsylvania since 2010. They had a great turnout from the get-go, starting with 76 campers and 36 volunteer workers. The days are filled with games and food, and the overwhelming love of God. Throughout the years, word spread and involvement in the camp grew steadily. Eventually, in conjunction with Four Mile Church, The Center opened. It became a flourishing community center in Midland, run by the very same Jen and Cory, and opened its doors to the town. They have grown immensely. Student ministries during the week, bike workshops, music and art lessons, food and clothing banks, adult ministries and classes, field trips, a childcare, and the list goes on and on. The Center has become a home to the community. The love shown for this town was revealed in this year’s Superweek. 7 years later, the camp has grown to 174 campers, with 42 volunteers. Every year it expands and grows, and the children and families grow with them. Just take a look, the photos say it all.
Posted on July 15, 2016
Forget cheesy church VBS, forget Presbyterian mumbling. Four Mile Kidz Blast has redefined summer church events. Combining huge family dinners, stories, games and worship, this event has taken over. Families get super excited seeing the event banners go up on the roadside, and registration explodes. It’s all they can talk about. Water games, the story of God, wholesome excellently cooked meals, and a full live worship band, what better way to spend the early summer evenings?
Posted on August 25, 2015
I met these two through our young adults group at Four Mile Church. It was crazy because it’s a small community, and I’d never met these guys before. But we all soon became great friends, and I was thrilled when I was asked to be their photographer. They are such loving, such gracious, such absolutely fun people. Needless to say, this wedding was a blast!
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Posted on April 7, 2015
If you grew up in Beaver County, you know that if you’re going anywhere, you do NOT cut through Brady’s Run during the Maple Syrup Festival weekend. It’s quite simple, because it’s going to take you twice as long as any other route. I’ve always avoided the park that weekend, it’s just what you did. But then my friends, some of whom aren’t even from Pennsylvania, have gone for years, and me, a resident, had never been to the Festival. Not acceptable. So I tagged along last year and it was a blast, especially the pancakes. I grew up at events that had all these tents and vendors, I was never a huge fan. But it’s the company you keep y’all.
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Posted on February 23, 2015
The Center is a community center in Midland, Pennsylvania, and is a branch off of Four Mile Church. They recently had a Valentine’s Day dance, and they had a great turn out. The kids made it a real party, and the laughter spread uncontrollably. The people involved in The Center blow my mind, they have huge hearts and care so much about the kids and the community. They pour themselves into this place and these kids and the results are so incredibly obvious.
Posted on February 10, 2015
Part 2 of a two band concert that I had the pleasure of photographing. This worship team was huge and everyone was incredibly talented.
Posted on January 6, 2015
Over Christmas, I dog-sat for a friend of mine. With two days to kill, and with them living in the country, naturally we went for a hike. Duh I took some photos. It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of nature photography. Some worked, some didn’t. Especially since Brody found out I was taking pictures of her while we were hiking, and she wasn’t having it. Eventually, she resigned herself to the fact that the camera wasn’t going anywhere, and became a tad more cooperative. Regardless of her stubbornness, it was fun.
Posted on November 3, 2014
This year has been full of photos. I know….kinda the point, right? ha! But it’s been super cool. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph several 2014 seniors, all of whom I’ve known for years. Some since they were 2 (ha sorry Jordan, not really- she was 10). So this was a huge pleasure getting to photograph the young adults these kids have grown into. Here’s a brief look at this season.
Posted on May 1, 2014
Musical season has come and gone. Through years of working in childcare and in the school systems, I knew quite a few kids, musicians, and directors in shows across the county. And how could I pass up seeing a local school do Peter Pan? This is just a small selection from Western Beaver (Shrek), Ambridge (Peter Pan), and Beaver (The Wiz) high schools’ performances from this 2014 season.