Hey there, I'm Elissa! I am a full service featured photographer specializing in timeless and authentic photography in West Michigan and the surrounding areas. I am happily married to my best friend, Lee. You will often see him with me during sessions and weddings carrying around equipment and helping out. I absolutely love photography and everything that it entails; it truly is my passion.
Photography is my full time career and I put a lot of my time into ensuring that my clients have the absolute best experience. I have taken many courses that have given me the level of expertise that I have today. I am proficient in posing, lighting, equipment, and software related to photography. With 6 years of experience, I fully understand how to get my clients comfortable in front of my lens. I thrive off of making my clients look their best and feeling comfortable while being photographed. I utilize many prompts to get my clients relaxed and engaged and to bring out natural interaction and natural smiles. You will be laughing and feeling comfortable in front of my lens in no time.
I graduated from Davenport University in the spring of 2018 with a degree in Business and a concentration in Business Management.
I am a proud member of Professional Photographers of America. I have been featured twice on The Photographer's Community, as well as twice on Bella Navi. I was also voted "Favorite Family Photographer in the Lansing Area" by Hulafrog.
Behind The Scenes
I love when my clients or my assistants are able to snap some behind the scene photos! Here is a little peak into what a session or wedding with us is like!
More About Your Photographer
I have two incredibly spoiled chihuahuas.
I got married in Niagara Falls, Canada.
I am a huge nature lover and I am always up for an adventure.
I am all about natural and holistic living.
Both my husband and myself live a vegan and minimalist lifestyle.
I use essential oils daily.
I LOVE cold sweet tea.
I love hockey - more specifically the Detroit Red Wings.
I love the bands Pearl Jam, Live, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, and oh so many more.
I love yoga and meditation so much that I have a separate space in my home just to practice yoga and meditation.
I don't like to let a day go by without meditating. I especially love to meditate in nature when the weather is nice.
I am very laid back and easy to get along with.
I love having a career in something I absolutely love doing.