Video - Julie and Ed's Wedding -

This is the first part of the video that our friend Andrea McKenzie made from the wedding in Florida. More is coming since there are still photos outstanding - but this is awesome!!! We played this at the small local reception we had Sunday at the Berkley Masonic Temple - so everyone can see it here now! Love it Andrea - THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thank you to all our many awesome photographer friends and thank to our great friend and wedding planner Andrea Solomon who joined us and was such a great help!

Me and my little brother - Gunther

These are 2 images taken of Gun and I at Kathy's pool in Florida - so glad he was able to come down and combine the wedding with another visit to a friend in Orlando - he  really is my little brother - Gunther - and I'm the big sis - Traudie!
He was one of our photographers too at the wedding..

Julie's 2 Great Trash the Dress sessions - On the beach and Underwater In the pool!!!

We had 2 great versions of the Trash the dress with Julie in Florida - and the dress is still where she will be able to wear it again to model for another photography class!

The first is the trash the dress on the beach at St Pete's - behind the Trade Wind's Hotel in St Pete's where the SYNC convention for high school seniors was taking place.  They walked along the beach in the sand and ended up lying at the edge of the sand as the water lapped over them>
The second was right in a pool completely underwater.  I really give her a lot of credit for doing this one.
We really thank our photography friends and instructors - Visualizations Photography Inc and Sacha Blue for photographing Julie and Ed!  Wally and Ed took some of these also.

Happy Valentines Day - Special!

Valentines Special - Feb 9 - 28, 2013  Free Engagement Session!

To celebrate the occasion, and to celebrate our newlyweds - Julie and Ed,  who just got married in Florida at the  end of January - we'll add an engagement portrait session to any new contracts written within this time frame -The session itself can take at any time before your wedding - in the studio or local destination areas.

Julie and Ed's engagement  session in Florida, photographed by our friend Steve White - 

Our beautiful stunning bride - that's our girl! Julie Proudfoot!

Travis Broxton is a fantastic photographer from Colorado .  He spoke at one of our DPPA meetings and Julie worked a wedding with him in Denver, He is one of the main photographers of the day of the wedding and this is one of them - more to come

Julie Proudfoot - Florida bride
Braxton Art - Travis Broaxton of Denver Colorado

First Sneak Peek Photos for Julie and Ed's Florida Wedding

Just got home from a fantastic time in Florida, in the St Pete area,  - for Julie and Ed's wedding!  We had such a great time - we appreciated the gracious hospitality of our friend Kathy who let us stay at her beautiful home and all the family and friends who could make it.  We had about 25-30 for the ceremony itself -  a breathtaking little alcove in the palm trees in Fort De Sota Park  - she wanted it right by the water but it was so cold and windy there that we moved in some -  THANK YOU to all the photographers there to help capture the moments.  There were about a dozen plus photographers - sometimes at different times who helped photograph the photographer's wedding!
Thank you also to our videographer Andrea McKenzier,  Wedding Planner Andrea Solomon and to Melonie Walker who was our officiant .

.There will be many more organized groups coming as we edit and work on them - they met at the house, we photographed at the Botanical Gardens close by,, the ceremony and park site at Fort De Soto park, the Hurricane Dinner location, and  the beach across the street - That was just the day of the wedding - on the days following we went into Ybor city, around Tampa, and a trash the dress shoot on the beach behind the Trade Winds Hotel - where the SYNC convention was taking place...another great dinner , and an under water shoot-in the pool by the her dress!

Here are a few more of the first ones that we have published and seen on Facebook


Julie and Ed are getting married in Florida Thursday Jan-31

We are all very excited to be traveling to Florida for Julie and Ed's wedding - They are already there and are making sure all is finalized.  I am leaving with her  boys Steven and Aaron in the morning -  (Way too early - plane leaves at 6:30am!) 

We are staying in the St Pete area and the ceremony will be at a beach in the Ft De Soto park!  Just small and intimate -- here are a few images from the early photos - the Infra red and some of the others are taken by our friend Steve White - a great photographers from the west side of Michigan that is a master of the infra red. Others by Julie and Ed..  This will be very well documented with so many of our photography friends there.  Can't wait - Looking forward to the warm Florida sun!
Stay tuned!  WE have images on our FB profiles too and the main Wally Spice Photogrpahy fan page!

Florida - Julie and Ed's Wedding - Coming up SOON!

We are all very excited about Julie and Ed's upcoming wedding at the end of this month on a beach in Florida - it will be very small and intimate but it will be so great to get away.  Her boys, Aaron and Steven will be walking her down the aisle! They have picked a setting in DeSoto Park  and we are staying with friends in St Pete.  A few days after the  wedding they are attending the SYNC convention for High School Seniors as they have in the past years. (Nothing like a honeymoon at an educational photography convention - but hey - that is what we do and like! - how great that they both great professional photographers)

Obviously there will be a gazillion photos and lots of photographers - there will even be a fun trash the dress shoot the day after! They will definitely be well documented and I'll be sure to feature them here!
If you need anything done at the studio - best to try to get in while they are still in town - they are the ones most familiar with everything there!
We are working hard to finish up as much as we can before of course - and I will not be gone as long as they are.

I found a few photos from a trip I took to Florida in 2005  - when I photographed a friend's daughter's wedding there !  Hope we can enjoy the same calmness.  Julie absolutely loves Palm trees - and I am sure she will have her share to ENJOY!

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve at Wally"s apt,

You know the story of the shoemaker's kids not having any shoes? Well, we've been getting out great Holiday cards for our great clients - but have not had a chance to work on our own - we did take some nice groups photos on Christmas Eve - so here is a card from our family to yours...- Just a little late!

Julie Attends Sync Convention in Florida and then photographs a local couple in the Ybor.

My daughter Julie Proudfoot and our friend Dawn Havrelock  attended the SYNC convention for Senior Photography in Florida.Afterwards they were fortunate enough to  photograph Sarah and Chris in Ybor City for some romantic fun engagement images - in and around the city of Ybor.

What an opportunity - they did a great job and had a lot of fun.

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My daughter Tracy and her family visit from Alaska

This is the video of our family visit with my daughter Tracy, her husband Rick and my darling 3 year old grandson Gunther in October of 09. We had such a fantastic time - a family BBQ, a day at the Zoo, A day at Blake's Apple Orchard fun Yard, ...and lots of time just playing and getting to know each other at home. Lot's of great toys found from when my older grandson's, Aaron and Steven, were little (They are 13 & 15 now). This is such a treasured time since they live in Alaska and just can't get down here as often.


See lots of images from their visit on my Flickr Account - it is best to use the sets on the right.

Julie is slotted to become the President of DPPA in 2012-2013!!!

Julie is so is excited and proud to have been slotted to be Vice President next year to the Detroit Professional Photographers Association!! :-) That means she will be President in 2012-2013. "I look forward to helping DPPA grow! It is such a great association to be a part of!! :-)" This is already her 3rd year on the board of directors. Her term as vice president officially starts in June of 2010, but this gives her the opportunity to start lining up some great speakers now, since that will be her main duty. She already has some great ideas. Then she will be President elect to work with the speakers she brought in the following year, and then she will be our president in June 2012 - June 2013.

She will do a fantastic job and I am so proud of her. She was such a great support to me when I was the president 2007-2008 and I will be so proud to support her through this amazing journey. 2 generations of DPPA presidents! What an honor!! I am SO proud of her!!!

Julie Proudfoot - DPPA

Julie Proudfoot DPPA Raffle

Along with her official duties as a board member every year, Julie has been our smiling friendly "raffle Girl" at DPPA for many years, she has perfected this position - this is her in charge of choosing the winners for the 50-50 and winners of the many donations we received from our vendors at the last meeting in August with David Humphry on senior high school photography. It is going to be a fun adventure that she and all the members of the DPPA will enjoy.

Our recent trip to Florida

Happy Fathers Day to the dad’s

Julie and I and Steven and Aaron (now 13 & 15) just got back from a little vacation in Florida. Julie has a friend who let us use his condo for a week and we couldn’t pass that up. We drove and Aaron did about 80% of the driving – it got old and boring even for him. It was about 20 hours total. We were able to stop and sleep and Amy and Rick’s house in Kentucky both ways – that was awesome – and we couldn’t have done it without that.

We had so much fun of course, so much fun and sun and lots of beaches and a great pool at the condo complex! We have photos published and more will be to come.

You know those cute little hard drives that don’t need their own power source and are meant mainly for lap tops – well, I do not like them! I only use mine for travelling and the laptop and everything there is in at least one other place (always a good rule). I was walking it to the laptop and it slipped out of my hands (yup it fell aighhh) – but it was not on, so I thought it would be OK, but NO, it is not being recognized. I had the beginning pics on the main hard drive already, and the last stuff was still here, but I have to get some of the middle stuff from Julie – she has it all, we just have to get together –

Wally’s flickr  - I was even able to post a video of us swimming 2009 Florida Trip, June - link to slideshow of set I’ll be adding more as I get the other images.

Julie made the first post on her facebook – these are albums anyone can see without having to be on facebook. This does include some of the images Julie has that I don’t have here.

If you are on Facebook and would like to "be our friends" -join us - we love it!

I have 3 albums started – I’ll be adding more as I get the other images.

These are usually some of the same as on Flickr – usually fewer.

Travelling to Florida:

Pool and close by areas:

Treasure Island area and Beaches:

Florida trip 6-09 - Pool-collage


Wally receives award for 2009 Wedding Album of the Year and Service Award Medallion at the Detroit Professional Photographer Association Banquet 6-2-09. Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, Michigan.

After 6 years on the board of directors,this last year as Past president was my last. It is such an honor to serve such a great organization and I will never forget this time. I was honored with my Service award medallion (now I have a "dangly" also), presented by John Glass, Past president just before me, and presented a surprise one to Steve Post. I presented Clint with his Past President's plaque and enjoyed being up at the podium quite a bit. The biggest surprise was that I received the 2009 Wedding Album of the Year award - a beautiful award to proudly display! It was for my FINAO album from the zoo ( On my web page album menu link - 2nd album down) Julie and I also both received 2nd place awards for our Folios - Julie for the portrait category with Ella's Day in the Life, and mine in the Illustrative category with the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

See my face book album: Wally's DPPA 2009 Wedding album of the year award at June banquet

Wally Spice at Detroit Professioanl Photographers Banquet

Wally Spice received the DPPA service award medallion

Wally Spice and Julie Proudfoot with awards at the DPPA banquet

Our 10x20 Folios entered for DPPA Competition

We designed some folios of our work and entered them into the  Detroit Professional Photographers Association in April in the 3 categories - wedding, portrait and illustrative - for both Julie and myself - Wally.  These were 10x20 single image photos on a hard cardboard backing.  This is the same size as an album spread and can also be framed.  There were quite a few entries; they were judged by our peers and we will find out the results at the DPPA banquet in June. Wedding Folio category

Wedding folio entry for Wally Spice

Wedding entry for Julie Proudfoot

Wedding category folio - alternate entry for Wally

Portrait  Category

Portrait Folio entry for Wally Spice

Portrait final Folio entry for Julie - "Ella"

Portrait alternate entry for Wally - engagement  session - Courtney & Matthew

Illustrative category

Illustrative folio for Wally - the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska, 7-7

Illustrative folio for Julie - Florida beaches - Spring 09

Happy Holidays

These are cards that I designed and made for myself and  for Julie.

Have a happy Holiday from Wally & Julie at Wally Spice Photography



Please click here to view our Holiday Video, made into a holiday card from the Animoto team.

These are from our very favorite personal images of 2008 - of our family here in Michigan: Wally, Julie her boys Aaron and Steven; my brother Gunther and his family as well as some from my daughter Tracy up in Alaska.  Some of these are from my trip last April to visit them as well as some of my favorite images that she posted on Flickr and I was able to download.

This is a slideshow made from the images I have in my 2008 Holidays set at Flickr - taken from celebrations around Christmas.

My personal FLickr account is at It is easiest to view my images using the sets. Tracy's Flickr site in Alaska is Lots of great images from my cute little grandson at 2 years. Julie's Flickr siste is We use these sites for our personal images mainly - since images can be directly downloaded in any size from the site.



Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers day to all the mothers out there.  Especially to my 2 daughters.  Julie who works hard with me is a great mom to her 2 boys Aaron and Steven ages 12 and almost 14.  Tracy is a terrific mom up in Alaska to her darling little guy Gunther. She is a nurse in Anchorage and has her hands full. This mom is proud of her 2 "Mom" daughters!

Tracy - also a Happy Birthday May18th! 

Alaska visist spring 08

Julie & boys

All Day Program at DPPA with Jerry Ghionis

I am the president of the Detroit Professional Photographers Association and March 11 we hosted Jerry Ghionis - a word renown wedding photographer and speaker  - from Australia. We were fortunate to get him to stop here on the way from Australia to Las Vegas where he will be speaking at WPPI - the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Convention. We filled the house with over 200 photographers - and we all marveled at his phenomenal photographic talent, his passionate and entertaining delivery and savy business and marketing advice.  As the president, it was my priveledge to introduce him and run the program. He spoke all day and again in the evening for our regular meeting.  Julie is also on the board and did a great job as our raffel girl - we had so many great gifts donated by our vendors that everyone wanted to buy them.

Times like this makes me really proud and enjoy my role as president of this great  organization that does so much to keep photographers current on the latest advances and trends around the world.

DPPA All day seminar

DPPA All day seminar

Wally and Julie attend Professional Photographers of Michigan Convention

Our state wide PPM organization held its annual convention right here in Ypsilanti this week and we enjoyed the programs, speakers, trade show, banquet etc etc -  all this had to offer at the beautiful eclectic ultra modern Marriott.  As president of the Detroit Professional Photographers Association, I was also representing our local DPPA.  There are 4 statewide local affiliate groups under Michigan, but Detroit is the largest one.  Michigan is then an affiliate of PPA _ which is Professional Photographers of America - which I also belong to. We loved the modern lobby area and even took some time to take some images of each other with our friends.  We had a lot of fun!


Julie @ PPM

Happy New Year

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and had a great slide into the New Year. My wish for all is Health, Happiness and prosperity in 2008! As I sit here enjoying how pretty the snow scape looks outside, I wanted to catch up on some of my more personal holiday collages.  We have been so busy getting out all the wedding uploads, proof books, orders, etc. that I have just not taken the time to do so. I have tried to take some time to enjoy my family here - Julie and her boys - Aaron who is now 13 and Steven who is 11. My brother and his wife Sandy and their daughter Candice who just moved into a new apartment in Northville.  Even my Ex - Russ, came over for the family Christmas party here on Christmas Eve, as well as his sister Pat, my brother in law Steve an their daughter Dawn home from California. As in previous years Aarom helped mw make the great German dish of rolladen.

All of my holiday images are on my personal Flickr site:

Tracy's Flickr site has lots of great images of their life with my little grandson Gunther in Alaska. I really miss being with them over the holidays. He is growing so much and you can really see his character developing in the photos.