a little about me

Home is west Michigan, near the lake and surrounded by open spaces. You can usually find me wandering the woods, curled up with a good book, or snuggling my nieces and nephews. I thrive on starry nights and waking up before the sun. I probably drink too much coffee, and I certainly spend too much time and money at goodwill. I’m an old soul. A dreamer. A want-to-be explorer who loves home a little too much to be gone too long.
 

HELLO,
I'm jaymi

not just a photographer,

for the thoughtful ones

but a storyteller

When you look back at your photos I want you to feel that moment all over again— soaking in the sun, held in the arms of your love, breathing each other in. I believe in photos that help you remember how you felt, not just how you looked. I’ll guide you into a relaxed and comfortable setting where you can love on your person in whatever way feels natural to you. I’ll help pose you as much as you need, but I focus extra attention on snapping photos when you’re just being yourselves. I'll be the documentarian capturing those in-between moments, the unique quirks that tell your story best. The little hand squeezes and reassuring smiles. The whispered jokes and quiet laughter. The things I could never pose. I believe the subtle, easy-to-miss moments are the ones we treasure the deepest.  

MY PHILOSOPHY

MY FAV THINGS

-My faith that grounds me 
-My wonderful husband, family, and friends
-Quiet mornings before the sun rises
-Strong coffee
-Long walks on the 80 acres of land I call home
-Local thrift stores
-Good books
-Traveling and seeing the beauty of God’s creation
-Running a business I absolutely adore
-My amazing clients that I now call friends 

WHAT INSPIRES ME

Call me an idealist, but I believe in love. And not just because I have to. :) I believe that when it’s all said and done, three things remain: faith, hope, and love, the greatest of the three being love. That makes me pretty passionate about what I do. Not only do I get to meet the kindest, most madly-in-love couples that I now call friends, but I get to capture and “freeze” the beautiful beginnings of that love, forever bearing witness to the truth that it happened, that we loved, and were loved. I pray that every couple I photograph, whether at their wedding or engagement, or anniversary shoot, holds onto that love with all their heart until we all stand before Love himself.

BEHIND THE LENS

I’m so humbled I get to call this a career— and even more humbled by your trust. I consider it an honor and a privilege to give you the precious gift of photographs, because I wholeheartedly believe in their importance. When you choose me as your photographer, when you invite me into your inner circle, I promise to be real and vulnerable with you— to offer a fulfilling experience that lasts from the first inquiry to the day you receive your gallery and beyond. I will work tirelessly to edit your photos to reflect the warm and golden magic of your love. I promise to cultivate a space where getting your picture taken feels as natural as breathing.

I’m dying to meet you, learn your story, and tell it the best way I know how— by getting behind the lens. 


"We felt comfortable with her even though it can be intimidating to be in front of a camera. Her personality is warm and genuine and inviting. When you book Jaymi you’re in good hands. :) We’re so thankful she captured our day, we will cherish the photos forever."

SARAH + NATE

"Jaymi truly is the best photographer. From the engagement photoshoot to the wedding day, she kept in contact with us and made us feel confident that we were in good hands! Aside from being absolutely obsessed with our wedding pictures, our bridal party and family members raved about her service!"

GRACE + MICAH

"Working with Jaymi was wonderful! She made us both feel so comfortable. Even my boyfriend who hates having his picture taken really enjoyed it and the pictures turned out so amazing. I can't recommend her enough!"

ALISHA + NICK

“Jaymi makes her clients feel SO at ease and comfortable throughout the whole process. She has such a calm demeanor and knows exactly what needs to be done to get a beautiful picture. Most people think posing in front of the camera is awkward, but not with Jaymi. She makes it so so easy!"

JEN + TOM

"Jaymi is so welcoming and provides a joyful and comfortable experience! Her talents are beyond amazing and she works hard to give you the best pictures possible. I especially love the amount of pictures she gives and the creativity she puts into them!"

FAITH + NICK

"Jaymi is a very adaptable, creative, and outgoing person who makes getting pictures taken (even for people who don’t like them, like my husband) an extremely fun thing to do!"

BRIANA + ALEX

"Jaymi makes the whole experience so enjoyable and fun! I can’t wait to go back to her again and again! 10 out of 10 and beyond recommend her!"

ONALEE + SETH

yours

here to find and capture the truest you—
 the things that make your love stories

like your cool tattoos...
...or your secret handshake

what are you dreaming up?

are the ones about love

the best stories