based in marquette, mi
available for travel
You are a laid back (but kind of boujie) couple that dreams about flipping through your wedding album 20 years from now, each photo triggering a beautiful memory of the best day of your lives. You see genuine laughter and closeness in every photo, scenic images of your dream wedding dress cascading the natural terrain, your love of the outdoors and each other being sparked all over again. Time has gone by but looking at your photos makes it feel like it hasn't. You're so happy that you did everything your way, made your own rules, put a modern twist on old traditions, and had a photographer who captured it all.
COLLECTIONS & PRICING
VIEW WEDDING GALLERIES
YOU VALUE AUTHENTICITY OVER PERFECTION. YOU DON'T MIND IF YOUR DRESS GETS A LITTLE DIRTY. YOU PRIORITIZE PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT YOU ALSO WANT TO ENJOY YOUR COCKTAIL HOUR WITH YOUR GUESTS. YOU WANT A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WILL HAVE A BEER WITH YOU AT YOUR RECEPTION, CRY AT YOUR FIRST LOOK, AND REMEMBER YOUR DOG'S BIRTHDAY.
I started my photography career back in 2010 and have captured hundreds of stories over the years. I found my true passion in intimate weddings and elopements in 2016 when I rode in a chairlift to the top of a mountain to document a small ceremony in the company of 50 of their closest family and friends, their dogs, and an aged bottle of scotch that acted as a unity candle.
A fire lit inside of me and I thought “This is how it should be."
Every single detail was so them. They threw the rulebook and traditions out the window and in turn, got to talk to every single guest, had plenty of time for photos and adventuring, their dogs got to be a part of the ceremony and they were so relaxed. Actual wedded bliss.”
And from that moment, I wanted that actual wedded bliss for all of the couples I work with. The best part? I am still friends with that couple to this day! And if you work with me, we will become friends, too.
The By Kimgirl signature photography style is timeless and a little moody. Being that most of my couples are wanting a good chunk of their portraits to be in nature, I shoot and edit prioritizing natural tones. Greens are green, blues are blue and the black and white images have a touch of grain for a nostalgia.
If you love my style BUT you want more vintage, warm, boho vibes in your gallery, I've got you! I offer a Vintage Vibes editing option as well. Ultimately what matters most is that we connect and understand each other, and you trust my team to tell your story in a way that feels authentic to you.
BOOK BY KIMGIRL
You are getting married your way, just the two of you. Elopements are the most intimate style of wedding and an incredible way to celebrate your unconditional love. My team is committed to making every moment magical, stress-free, and tailoring your experience to your desires and values. We're down to hike a mountain, play in waterfalls, or explore downtown after getting married at the courthouse. No matter what your elopement might look like, we'll be there to celebrate with you and take dope photos.
You're planning a celebration with a handful of your closest friends and family and ultimately would love a gallery that tells the story of the events and details you thoughtfully planned for your wedding day.
You want candid photos of getting ready and details, are having an intimate ceremony at your dream venue (or in your back yard!) have a small list of family/group portraits, and want documented proof that you and your favorite people tore up the dance floor!
You've got an epic extended wedding celebration with multi-day events and want to document it all!
BUCKET LIST DESTINATIONS
If you're planning to say "hell yes I do" in any of these locations, you'll get a really really good deal.
Hot take: You don't actually need a wedding to book a photo session with the love of your life. We will collaborate on a session that tells the story of whatever season you are in in a place that is special to you.
And you don't have to take ALL of the formal portraits on your wedding day! Be present, have fun, and then put your wedding digs back on a few weeks after for an intimate session with you and your honey.
Boudoir is about connecting in a different kind of way. Reconnecting with yourself, radical self love, acceptance and a sense of vulnerability that can only be captured in an intimate space. These images are tasteful and beautiful, and make a really fun and spicy wedding gift or experience to do with each other at any stage of your relationship.
All boudoir experiences include complimentary album design with purchase of luxury album.
Every couple's needs are different, and I don't put my couples in a wedding box. I have a variety of offerings for different kinds of celebrations I specialize in along with starting prices to give you an idea of investment.
All wedding collections include timeline assistance, upper michigan wedding vendor recommendations, online gallery with personalized print shop, 6 months of cloud storage, complimentary fine art album design, and digital download access.
If I'm available for your date, the next step is to meet! We set up a virtual hangout so that I can learn more about the two of you and how I can best serve you. It's a safe space for you to ask any questions you might have, and if at the end we are all feeling good, I send you a custom photography proposal that has everything you need, and nothing you don't.
After you've selected your custom package, signed the contract, and paid the retainer, you've officially booked a photographer! Then I get to planning your experience with a personalized photography timeline, location scouting, and planning any additional sessions you wanted. Your experience is everything to me, and it begins right away.
After the day is done, I'm already obsessing over your photos... you can expect a sneak peek gallery within a few days and a timeline of when your full gallery will be ready to view and share with your loved ones. Your images will be ready for download right away. Every wedding & elopement package includes a keepsake USB with high-res digitals, and complimentary fine art album design.
GET IN TOUCH