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photo credit: Impressions Photography

photo credit: Impressions Photography

 I'm Elyse, a natural light, on-location lifestyle + documentary photographer in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I'm a passionate wife, mother, artist + storyteller living the simple life on our little hobby farm.

I strive to create images that are organic, emotional, & authentic. I believe real joy is found in the ordinary, everyday moments & the best photos happen when you allow yourself (and especially your kiddos) to be wild & free. Creating beautiful images requires only the choice to be vulnerable with the ones you love, and I promise to give you the space & time to comfortably do that. My sessions are carefree, filled with movement, and always focus on natural interaction + connection rather than poses. I want your photos to be your tangible legacy.

Beyond photography, I'm mama to three rowdy little boys + wife to an incredibly hardworking man who fully supports my dream -- right down to planting a wildflower + sunflower field on our property (my little slice of heaven on earth) . As a family, we love traveling, especially to northern Michigan where the air is a bit fresher and the water a bit clearer. These little adventures always give me a renewed vision and allow me to go deeper in my work.

Friend, what I want you to know is that your life is a one-of-a-kind story I'd love to tell through imagery. I want nothing more than to photograph all your crazy, beautiful, chaotic moments so you have evidence of this lovely life of yours. Let's have an adventure soon.


I'd love to hear from you! *
I'd love to hear from you!