Photographer Recommendations

June 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I am crazy excited to say that I am officially booked for the rest of 2015!  (Of course, that's not as hard as it sounds when you plan a maternity leave during the Fall busy season...)  I am so excited to photograph the families on my calendar this year.  I will begin booking for January-June of 2016 at the beginning of August.  If you'd like to get on my email list for information regarding any last minute openings or future bookings, please call, email or Facebook me!    

For those of you still looking for a photographer right now, let me help!  I happen to know some extremely talented photographers in this area and I want to help you find the right one for you.  I know many of these people personally, and have spoken with all of them regarding their art and businesses.  They do incredible work, so I hope you will take a look around at all the eye candy on their pages!  

First up, my #1 recommended photog is someone who has been a friend and mentor to me, the talented Rene Rodriguez of StudioOne Creative in Paw Paw, MI.  He is always the first person I recommend no matter what kind of inquiry it is, because he is all-around great at everything!  Rene photographed my family this Fall and we could not have been happier with our images.  He specializes in weddings and events, seniors and head shots, architectural and commercial, as well as families. His years of experience shine through in his high quality work and excellent customer service. You can contact Rene via his website, or his email address at​

 As I was preparing for my maternity leave and looking for photographers to recommend, I came across the work of the talented Ellen Dykstra!  We met for coffee this Spring and after chatting with her, I just couldn't resist putting her as #2 on my list!  She specializes in maternity and newborn and gives a one of a kind experience.  She travels right to you with her studio equipment for a personal and convenient session that will produce truly beautiful keepsake photographs of this special time.  You can contact her by phone at 269-267-7083 or through her website.​



Another personal favorite of mine is the amazing Meg Marie Photography.  Meg only comes Third on my list because she is currently on maternity leave and will not be taking clients again until September.  We became acquainted this Fall and I have been following her work ever since.  She does beautiful work with families and children, as well as seniors and professional head shots.  Meg can be contacted via email at, or through her website.


I simply could not leave out these next few photographers.  They only take clients part-time, so they fill up quickly, but they are definitely not to be left off the list.  Head over to their websites and check out their stunning work!  

Sarah Rypma Photography

Elyse Rowland Photography

Sara Combs Photography

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Nicole Marie Foster Photography

Jessie Daam, Jessie Ray Photography

Lynneea Brown Photography

Everyone deserves to have their memories photographed beautifully and artfully.  I hope you have found this guide helpful in your search for the perfect photographer!  





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