(friends are cool, but do they take awesome photos?)

A photographer that’s like your best friend, only better.

You *might* already know this about me, but I love to walk alongside my clients in the process. I’m a professional with years of experience in the wedding industry, but I’m also here to get to know you and make sure that you don’t have a stranger capturing photos on your wedding day. 

With me, you’ll have a trusted friend and partner third-wheeling it so you have the kind of photos that take back to the exact way you felt in that moment– the details of that beautiful dress, the surprise didn’t-know-I-would cry-until-this-moment tears, and the unexpected laughs, hugs, and dance moves with the friends and family you love most.

In your natural, true-to-life photos, you’ll be able to return to those memories through photos that freeze that moment in time, helping you relieve it all– the emotions, having everyone together in one place to celebrate love, every kind word said to you that day– simply by taking out your wedding album and turning the page.

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In this process, you are valued, cherished, and fully supported. I’m here to not only get to know you and bring the fun but also make communicating, capturing photos, and getting ready for your wedding easy. 

You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t think choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important choices you’ll make for your wedding, but I love to emphasize this:

On the wedding day itself, it’s important to choose a photographer who will be friendly and kind, able to fit in easily with your people, and someone who’s EVERYWHERE capturing EVERYTHING. But after it’s all over, you’ll also want to be sure your photos are an absolutely beautiful expression of your wedding which can’t be replicated.

 A photographer is a memory preserver, and connecting with the right person will make all the difference in how you remember your wedding, for the rest of your life.

Your photos are your legacy, and I’m here to capture them with intention, purpose + love.

The lindsay elaine experience

the process

You deserve so much more than photos that live on an Instagram feed or in your email inbox. You deserve quality images, framed and hung throughout your home, heirloom albums with textured covers and silky pages depicting the best days of your life in bright, fun, natural photos that capture your essence.

Click the arrow below to learn more about the Lindsay Elaine Experience.

01. inquire

Begin by inquiring via my contact form (just click that button in the top right to start the conversation!). I’ll be in touch in a few days to set up a consultation call so we can make sure we’re a match made in heaven.

02. Discover

In our consultation, we’ll get into the details– how you met, what you envision for your wedding, what kinds of photos are you particularly excited about, and what questions you have.

03. we're official

I’ll send you a booking file including the contract and invoice, where you’ll reserve your date (I only book one wedding per weekend so once you pay your deposit, you’re in!), and we’ll make things official.

04. plan

If you choose to include an engagement session (something I always recommend), we’ll get right to planning your session, including where to go, what to wear, and the time of day to capture the photos you’ll be obsessed with. We’ll also get into the details of timeline planning and collecting all those little details, like who’s in your wedding party, what kinds of photos are important to you, and what you’re most excited about.

05. capture

Before your wedding day, there will be plenty of touchpoints to check in with you and make sure we’re totally prepared to capture amazing photos. As you set off into the sunset and celebrate your amazing wedding, I’ll be there as your hype woman, photo queen, and support system alongside your wedding party, friends, and family. 

06. celebrate

At your wedding, you’ll celebrate your heart out. After your unforgettable celebration, I’ll quickly get to work on editing your photos and send over a preview within a week of your wedding so you can relive your wedding day while you’re on your honeymoon! Your full gallery will hit your inbox within 8 weeks after your wedding, and, from there, you can download your images, get prints, and I can even help create a custom, high-quality wedding album for you.

“I would recommend Lindsay without a doubt. If you’re looking for a light, bright, natural look for your photos, there’s no hesitation—you need Lindsay. She is prompt, kind, and she will handle everything so effortlessly. She’s also very quick with her turnaround and delivered an album for us that also arrived very quickly. We got thousands of photos back from our wedding day so to me, working with Lindsay is a really good investment. It’s worth having Lindsay capture your wedding day!”

allie + ryan

“I know people always say the wedding day goes by so fast, and it really does! It was great knowing Lindsay was there taking all those pictures of the whole day to capture those moments. I also think it's a good thing to have a relationship with your vendors because they will be there to help slow things down. Throughout the day, Lindsay was very calm when I was feeling stressed and she wasn’t afraid to recommend different angles to make sure we got all the pictures we wanted. It was always so reassuring to know she had things under control.”

sam + stevan

“I can’t put into words how much I appreciate Lindsay! Her talent is out of this world and she captured everything I wanted on our special day. Our photos are absolutely perfect and she has such an eye for detail. I’m so in love with them and she was sooooooo wonderful to work with. Hopefully we will have a chance to work with her again in the future! Thank you!”

shannon + steven

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I’m located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and typically work within the lower peninsula of Michigan. If you’re interested in working together but live out of the area, please do reach out! I absolutely love to travel, especially when that means documenting a love story like yours!

*Travel fees apply for any destination outside of the lower peninsula.

Where are you located and do you travel? 

I do offer custom lay flat heirloom albums as an add on to my photography collections. If you are interested in adding an album on, simply ask when you inquire!

Your online gallery will also have a full print shop where you, your family and friends can purchase what ever you are looking for and have it shipped directly to you! 


Short answer: lots. It’s safe to say you’ll get 75-100 edited images per hour of coverage, so eight hours of wedding coverage (my most booked option) would likely be around 600-800 images.


Once we have gotten to know each other a bit, gone over all of the logistics and you feel like I am the perfect fit to capture your vision, I'll send over my contract and invoice! You will find the contract for you to look over and sign, the date, package details and location we have decided on and a place to make payments. I require a $1000 non refundable retainer on any wedding collections, and $200 non refundable retainer on any couples session. The remaining payments can be broken up into a payment plan, but must be paid in full a week before your date. 


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