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BOUDOIR, BRANDING & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
What is your boudoir, family, or brand story?
Hi, I’m Betsy, a Kalamazoo, West Michigan-based professional photographer. First off—I love people. I lead with that since my approach to boudoir, family, and branding photography begins there. I’m a storyteller (it’s in my blood!). My curiosity about people, their why, and their life experiences lead my heart here.
And I’m all in, let me tell ya, friend.
We transform the ordinary into the extraordinary around here! This is meaningful storytelling photography that will help you cherish the little things that make you YOU and your story YOURS—whether we’re talking about your self-love journey through boudoir, your love of others in your family life, or your passion for your craft in personal brand photos. We will create truly meaningful photos that help you appreciate the fabric of your existence a little more today than you did yesterday—overflowing with what’s on the inside, behind the scenes, and on the exterior.
Because that’s what counts—we are the sum of our parts—we are not just our outward appearance, right?
And that, my friends, is what this kind of unique & real photography is all about—
This is so much more than just pretty pictures.
You see, when you shift the focus from the exterior to the interior, you get photos that bubble up with all the things that count. These are the characteristics that make us endearing and cherished to others but we often can’t see ourselves. Together, we pull that raw beauty on the inside OUT and shine a light on it for the world to see. This also empowers you to connect with yourself and your story deeply and authentically.
I'm based in kalamazoo, michigan, but also arrange limited edition destination shoots based on demand. Want me to visit? Use the contact page & give us your deets!
It’s time for your story.
Let’s create something meaningful together.
This is your LEGACY.
Which photo story do you want to tell?
Boudoir, family, and branding photography with
meaning, heart, and soul
the story of my life
my brand's story
my story, my legacy
LET’S CREATE ONE-OF-A-KIND ART CAPTURING YOUR FAMILY’S LEGACY AS WE TRANSFORM THE ORDINARY INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY.
CELEBRATING YOU, YOUR SMALL BUSINESS BRAND & UNIQUE GIFTS IN MEANINGFUL PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOS THAT ARE FULL OF LIFE
RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF, EXPLORE ALL THAT YOU ARE, BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SENSUALITY THROUGH BEAUTIFUL ART OF YOU
the reviews are in
We deeply value the genuine relationships we build with our photography clients.
This is REAL.
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Google our reviews too! Here are a few of the kind words our happy clients have shared with us.
"This was such a great way to capture moments that we live every day together as a family. Betsy is a gifted storyteller—she always finds a way to portray the feeling in a moment. These aren't your typical cheesy family Christmas PHOTOS! No matter what you expect, the results will always be way better—the pictures will blow you away!"
“Our FAMILY photo sessions with Betsy will be how I remember my life. Even now I look back at the photos with such crisp memories that I can smell, feel, and breathe those moments.”
“Spend the money—YOU are worth it! It is SO much more than photographs. It’s focusing on all that you truly are through self-love, positive energy, and confidence. I have a new pep in my step and boundaries are being set. I have forever been on the quest to find true love and I found that within ME.
I feel unstoppable!!”
international Branding Photography client
"I’ve worked with Betsy on so many different occasions now. She never shys away from an idea I want to run with. When we get to be creative TOGETHER, I know we are going to create magic—happens every time!”
“As always, Betsy caught the essence of our family as a whole, and as individuals. Nothing stuffy or calculated about the experience! We felt comfortable to be ourselves in the moment and easily forgot that there was a lens watching and capturing us.”
“This branding shoot was super fun. Getting the right shots was easy with Betsy’s ideas and cues. She’s very talented and full of ideas. She took the time to really understand me and my brand. When she put together the slideshow my heart burst because the message was exactly everything I hoped for. I’m obsessed with the images and can’t wait to show them to everyone!”
“Betsy has a way of making you feel natural and at home even though there's a camera up close and personal. She keeps it light and encourages you to "be you" and showers you with honest compliments as her camera clicks away. I am ALWAYS BLOWN AWAY with the images she captures!”
embrace your story
boudoir, family, and branding photography with meaning
and some heart & soul, baby
Hi, I'm Betsy
This runs deep and I promise you that you’ll come out on the other side seeing yourself and your life in a new light.
I’ve been a professional photographer for 15 years, but have reinvented myself and my studio to reflect what I believe is my true purpose on this planet—telling your authentic story and showing you the beauty the rest of the world sees in your life.
After going through a major life change in 2016 when I lost my life and business partner, I learned just how precious life can be. It took time, healing, and traveling the world alone with my camera for a year—shooting for myself and not for others—as my art began to pull me out of the darkness. Photography helped me find joy in the small things and those began to add up, bringing me hope and happiness again.
I’m thankful each day for the salvation I found in my craft.
As I rebuilt myself and my new life, I paid close attention to where the light and darkness intersected—figuratively and literally in life and my art. My camera became my tool to illustrate this delicate balance that I could feel in my bones. I rediscovered myself through these experiences which taught me to savor every sweet morsel of the NOW.
The gifts that came from this chapter of life prepared me to provide a truly one-of-a-kind collaboration with my clients. Through my rebuilding, I learned a lot of ways to love and celebrate myself and life—which I encourage my clients to embrace through a unique journey that is like no other.
Book a quick 15-minute call to see if we’re a good fit. No commitment or obligation. Pinky promise.
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