photographer in grand rapids
Photo Credit: ModBettie Portraits
A lovable, professional goofball
Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming, Safe Space, For Everyone

Hi Friend!

Thank you for visiting! I’m Katie Vanderwal, published owner and creative guru of Love; Photography and Sonder. by 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.

I am a lover of ridiculous internet memes, “I Love Lucy,” my dogs, and my family. Enjoying life is essential to me. Random goofball moments, travel, nature walks, and the smell of a campfire speak to my soul. Target is great, but you’ll usually find me at The Corner Record Shop searching for vintage vinyl. My home-base is Allendale, Michigan, but I shoot all over the world (Northern Ireland, anyone?)

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

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