It All Started With A Yellow Film Camera

(that's me right there. Shot by my friend, tina rae photo)

Photography has always been a part of my life. It started with my little chunky 10-year-old-self grabbing my yellow plastic film camera and running down the hill to our pond, panting and tumbling all the way, to take pictures of any cool treasures I could find.

I loved going out after storms to take pics of the gnarly tree branches that had fallen, flowers still damp from the rain, and the sunshine that was starting to poke through the leaves in a dappled dance.

I discovered photography in a deeper way during high school and then in college where I earned a BFA in Photography from Kendall College of Art and Design. Afterwards, I went on to intern and second shoot with professional photographers around Michigan, and then launched my own professional photography career. 2024, marks my 10 year mark in my business and I couldn't be more proud!

I see the world through photography. It's how I go about my day; day dreaming about shots. When I get to ride in the passenger seat, I'm gazing out the window, watching how the light plays on the side of the road. I'm noticing the fields, the fog, the atmospheric perspective on a cold day, and the setting sun on the tops of trees, making the tips glow orange. Anthony would have a million dollars by now if he got a dollar every time I say, "Ooo! A couple would look SO good in that patch of light right now!"

Being your photographer is more than just showing up. Nooo way. I am all in to walk with you, create a lasting friendship and serve you the best I can with creating art out of your most magical moments. I can't wait to work with you!

west michigan wedding + family photographer

based in Grand Haven, Michigan