photographer in grand rapids

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Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming, Safe Space, For Everyone

meet katie

Hi! Thank you for visiting! I’m Katie Vanderwal, owner of Love; Photography.

There’s a reason why I’m coined the “Curator of Organic Moments” in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I thrive on the human experience. I enjoy photographing stories in their organic form, curating a lifetime of memories for my clients. It’s a given that I WILL cry at your wedding, celebrate your babies, become your Hype Woman for boudoir, and soak up every moment alongside you. In every sense of the word, I absolutely care about my clients. They become family. In addition to my love for people and the moments that make us human, I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming photographer who cares deeply for you, your partner, and your love story.

I am a lover of ridiculous internet memes, “I Love Lucy,” my dogs, and my family. Enjoying life is essential to me. Travel, nature walks, and the smell of a campfire speak to my soul. Target is great, but you’ll usually find me at Vertigo Records searching for vintage vinyl. My home-base is Allendale, Michigan, but I shoot ALL OVER our great state of Michigan and beyond. Have camera, will travel!

Let’s make some magic! Inquire today and you’ll not only gain a talented photographer, but also a friend!

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