My name is Allie VanNamen and I'm a timeless/film-inspired wedding photographer living it up in Grand Rapids Mi!

Backed by 4 years of experience, I am committed to going the extra mile for my clients. As the lead photographer at each wedding, I am backed up by a team of talented second shooters and we are prepared to capture all of your special moments- big and small. 

your ADVENTUROUS wedding and elopement photographer and videographer

Hi, I'm Allie!


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you can find me spending every minute with my husband and two dogs. Coffee, Animal Crossing, and retail therapy are the way to my heart. I LIVE for a good drive with the top off in my wrangler. It’s the little things, am I right?

I’m so grateful that I get to wake up and do what I love every day. My passion for photography began in 2016 and has only continued to grow since then. I pride myself in capturing weddings in a way that is timeless and will stand the test of time.

Just a girl from the mitten

My background story

When I'm not behind the camera . . .

Our best friends

A Look into my


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My family has been a major source of inspiration and drive throughout my entire life.  This photo of my parents actually is the entire reason for my new editing style.  My dad passed away when I was younger and these old film images are all I have left of him.  That is why I do what I do and I feel so blessed to be able to capture moments for a living.

My adorable Parents


My Favorite Things

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As you can see from the numerous images above, my dogs are my kids.  I got Breslin when I was in college and she graduated with an associates in business.  We got Luna (lovegood) when we moved to kentucky and she was involuntarily a  quarantine pup.

Secret meetings

My dogs

My Favorite Things

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I love going on hikes when I have a free weekend!  It's truly amazing to see the beauty that is all around us, and unplug for an afternoon.

The daniel boone national forest


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My husband and I started dating in 2013, when I was a junior in High school and he was a senior.  We both graduated from Michigan State University and then got married in 2018. 

We lived in Boston, MA for 6 months while he was doing a graduate program and then ended up in Lexington Kentucky.  We love to travel, but we don't love leaving our pups at home!

My other half, bryan

My husband

My Favorite Things

Allie was absolutely amazing to work with! She would reach out in email to make sure we were on schedule. But most importantly we were blown away by our wedding video!!!  It was amazing and met all of my expectations!! Couldn’t recommend her enough!

We cannot thank you enough for being such a big part of our wedding! You made me so comfortable and made me feel SO PRETTY! You took special time to help me feel calm, relaxed, and ready to go. I felt like I had a personal Hype team! Thank you again.

Allie, these pictures are so wonderful, brings tears to my eyes. I especially LOVE the candid ones. Thank you!



That was the most amazing thing I have ever watched! You made Ahmed cry, it was so beautiful. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making this. It could have taken you a year to put together and it would have been well worth the wait, so I appreciate you getting it back to me so soon! I have no words, it was absolutely perfect. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to head out here and navigate though covid! I truly Appreciate it! I also wanted to thank you for being so reliable and not being a source of worry or stress leading up to our wedding!

Thank you so so so much!
I am so happy that you were apart of our wedding and that we decided to book with you!


Thank you Allie for capturing our special day! It was a beautiful day filled with so much love from family and friends.




You Deserve the best

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, you deserve someone who is going to capture it in all of its authenticity and not stop those special moments because they want a shot for their portfolio.  Your wedding day should reflect YOU and it's my job to capture that.

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