“Unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.” - Sally Mann
Hello there! My name is Paige. I am a film photographer, antique enthusiast, educator, travel bug, and mom to a sweet and sour four-year-old girl, Meredith. I am based in the wonderful city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I hold a special place in my heart for photography. Creating photographs that tell stories of the people, places, and things we love in this life - capturing the world we see everyday, parts that we only get to enjoy once in a lifetime, and pieces of it that we might miss. I document uncontrived moments, sweet gestures, warmed hearts, stolen glances, real love, and laughs that come from deep inside. I love 'different'. I love weird. I love real. I'm not your everyday photographer. I am not afraid of imperfections. I embrace life as it is.
There is a quote that struck a cord with me the first time that I read it, "Sharpness is never my priority, emotion is." - Sue Bryce. To me, photographs are not only made great by the technical composition and techniques used, but the way you feel when you look at them. In a way, I want my photographs to have a heartbeat, and to not only look pretty or appealing but to remind us of what we saw and how we felt in that moment.
I am not your everyday photographer. Things are going to be a little different; I love working with couples and families that feel comfortable being themselves. People that take things as they come. That don't let rainy days, messy homes, or screaming babies get them down. That's life sometimes, you know? Your wedding day is one-of-a-kind, and life goes by so fast when you are witnessing your kids grow up. Take advantage of the here and now, because photographs are so stinkin' important. You will want to look back and remember these days. (Believe me - I know what's up.) Be prepared to let loose, step out of your comfort zone, + enjoy yourself, your partner, and your family in this journey we will take together. Ya dig?
A few of my Favorite Things
Antiques / Mid-century Modern / Anything odd & dusty
Steak, mashed potatoes, and broccoli every day
Mountains or any large bodies of water
Driving with the windows open, music playing
Rain on warm days / Hearing my daughter sing
Clouds in the sky / Bright sunny days
Street photography / "Scan days"
Camping / Large family celebrations
Light leaks / NPR