A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr

 
A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

Last weekend I got to spend a day with the emerging (and incredible) artist David Janssen, Jr (view his work here -> David Janssen, Jr) for his 27th birthday.

Over the Christmas trip back home to Michigan, David was reminded on the beauty, joy and importance of photographs.  How many memories they hold, so he took his birthday as the kickstart of capturing the beautiful of the mundane in our lives.  From working in the studio, to getting ready and the tiny moments that flicker away when hanging out with friends and family.

So when David approached me about me capturing some of these moments, I couldn't say no.  This man is one of the most gentle kind souls alive.

So I followed him around his studio as he worked on multiple bodies of work, we talked art geek and his concepts (which made me adore this man even more!)  I followed him around his house; we drove to the restaurant blasting Whitney Houston and enjoyed drinks (out of the worlds largest beer mug!) surrounded by beautiful people and memories in the making.  

Happy birthday again friend, artist and amazing human, David Janssen, Jr.
Keep keeping.  I know you'll accomplish everything and more surpassing 27 beyond the year’s darling.

With Grace+Guts,
-H

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017

A Birthday Session: artist David Janssen Jr | Heather Woolery | 2017