I'm Kelly, a destination wedding photographer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I specialize in fine art film wedding photography, including elopements and anniversary sessions. Aside from wedding photography, I also do boudoir photography, lifestyle portrait photography, and high school senior portrait photography. I reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but love to travel and accept destination weddings worldwide. I photograph all over the state of Michigan and the Midwest, including Chicago, Detroit, Traverse City and all of Northern Michigan. I'm looking forward to hearing about your plans!
"SHE IS ONE IN A MILLION."
Kelly was hands down one of the most incredible people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. She is professional, kind, responsive, accommodating, and knowledgeable. She is everything a bride could want in a wedding photographer and more. I felt relaxed working with Kelly, knowing that we were in good hands from the moment we met. Her artistic style of film photography is as unique and beautiful as her ability to capture all of the small moments. When I looked through our photos for the first time I couldn't help but tear up. She captured our personalities and the personalities of our loved ones so perfectly. We received endless compliments on our photos, even having a few published in a magazine! She deserves all the praise in the world and I'll continue to recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. I've never met someone who will go above and beyond for their clients like Kelly. She is one in a million.
Ashley + AJ
"I CRIED WHEN WE GOT OUR GALLERY."
I don't know if there are adequate words to describe how wonderful working with Kelly was and how amazing our photos are, but I'm going to try. From the moment we met for the first time in person at our engagement session, Tim and I immediately felt comfortable. Kelly is so warm and put us at ease right away. Her light, airy, and ethereal images that she and her team captured on our wedding day are exactly what I always dreamed of. When my husband Tim and I got engaged, we agreed it was worth it to invest in high quality, beautiful photos, because at the end of the day these photos are all we have. They're part of our legacy, we're going to show them to our children and our grandchildren, and we couldn't have more beautiful photos to tell the story of our day. I cried when we got our gallery. I still look at those photos almost weekly over a year later because they bring me so much Joy. She made all of our dreams come true and gave us a way to relive our favorite day over and over and over again.
"OUTSTANDING RESULTS WITH COOL PROFESSIONALISM."
We chose Kelly because of her light and airy real film style of photography and the impressive reviews and examples of her work – she was just what we were looking for.
Kelly was charming, patient and unobtrusive and made everyone feel relaxed. She captured every stage of the day with some amazing shots; from the big ones to the smallest intimate moments. The photo album montage she put together was just fabulous! We viewed it for the first time and it brought each moment of the day back in such detail that it choked us up as we remembered the emotions of the day.
Kelly is a truly gifted photographer who was able to capture the day in a subtle but truthful and relaxed way that did not intrude at any point. I would whole heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for their special day who wants someone who truly works at the top of their game and produces outstanding results with cool professionalism.
Kaitlyn + Gary
"OUR EXPERIENCE WAS NOTHING SHORT OF WONDERFUL."
We immediately fell in love with Kelly's style of photography when we found her site online. We loved the light and airy feel to her photos and the way that she captured not only details and portraits but also emotion. Kelly's communication and professionalism were extraordinary. We loved that she gave us sneak peeks of our photos before we received them all!
Our experience was nothing short of wonderful. We're having such a hard time deciding which photos to hang in our home because they are all just so beautiful. We have received endless compliments and couldn't be more pleased with our experience. We absolutely love that we have a range of photos including candid shots during speeches and dances, portraits, detail shots, and photos of our guests. We are so happy that we chose Kelly to play such an integral part of our happiest day ever.
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Kelly, from start to finish. She has the ability to capture a moment, big or small, in a very intimate and magical way.
Kelly was able to capture our personalities, our love for each other, and the fun we, as well as our guests, had at our wedding.
We couldn't be happier.
Victoria + Nick
"SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO CAPTURE A MOMENT, BIG OR SMALL, IN A VERY INTIMATE AND MAGICAL WAY."
"WE ARE BEYOND HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS AND HAVE THE MOST PERFECT PICTURES TO LOOK BACK ON FOR YEARS TO COME."
Kelly is amazing at what she does!
We can’t thank her enough for everything she did to make our day stress free. She made sure we stayed on schedule, captured the pictures we envisioned and also captured the true essence of our relationship.
We are beyond happy with the results and have the most perfect pictures to look back on for years to come.
"KELLY MADE THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE SO EASY AND STRESS FREE."
We could not have been happier with having Kelly as our photographer. Kelly made the entire experience so easy and stress-free....from the moment we hired her when she sent us a packet of vendor and preparation recommendations, to walking us through our day prior to the wedding to make sure she got all of the shots we wanted, to her professionalism and calm demeanor on the wedding day. Her communication through everything was excellent. On our wedding day, she went above and beyond for us to make sure she got beautiful photos around Grand Rapids, and even drove us back to the reception when our limo had to leave before we were done.
Beyond all of that, she provided us with the MOST gorgeous photos. We are so happy to have such perfect photos to help remind us of what a special day our wedding was!
Kelly + Chad
"SHE IS CLEARLY A UNIQUE TALENT."
Working with Kelly has been truly an amazing experience.
As soon as we came across Kelly’s portfolio, we knew instantly that she was the one we wanted to work with. We loved her light, fresh, airy, and beautiful approach to photography. Kelly herself is a beautiful person both inside and out. When we met Kelly for the first time to do our engagement photos, we instantly felt comfortable and at ease with her. We felt as though we were meeting up with an old friend and picking up right where we left off before. She seamlessly directed our friends and families throughout the various photo shoots, making us all feel as though we were stars on a red carpet for the day. Kelly’s work is absolutely stunning and it is inspiring to see her passion for her work and her unique eye shine through everything that she does. We have received so many compliments on Kelly’s work that we have lost count. She is clearly a unique talent and her warmth and professionalism makes working with her truly a top-notch experience.
"THEY ARE EVERYTHING WE HOPED FOR AND MORE!!"
These are absolutely stunning!! I cannot thank you enough!! They are everything we could have ever hoped for and more!! I cannot wait to show them to all the very excited family and friends! You captured our day perfectly!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! You have a beautiful talent! We LOVE them and could not be more thrilled with how they turned out!!! I am going to be the least productive person at work today, I just keep going through them over and over and smiling and loving all the memories from each one!! Thank you!! We love them!!
Kathleen + Alex