Grand Rapids Wedding Video

Your film inspired West Michigan Wedding Photographer

My name is Allie VanNamen and I’m a timeless/film-inspired wedding photographer living it up in Lexington Kentucky! I am from West Michigan and would love to go home and be your West Michigan Wedding Photographer.

I have lived in East Lansing, Boston MA, and Lexington KY. I am a wife to my high-school sweetheart, and a dog mom to two fur babies. Having lived in a few states, I can confidently say that west Michigan is near to my heart, and that’s probably because my friends and family live there. I would love to be your West Michigan Wedding Videographer and be able to shoot near one of my favorite cities again. the plan is to move back to West Michigan when we can!

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. 

My philosophy

When you hire me as your West Michigan Wedding photographer, you’re getting more than someone who just shows up, takes photos and leaves.  I will be with you every step of the way including your timeline and any other advice or tips you want! I will capture your love story for you to look at for years to come. My approach is guided posing with movement. So we’ll get those formal poses and also the candid and genuine smile photos.

WHAT YOU’LL GET (print release?!)

You will receive 50-80 high-resolution digital photographs per hour of coverage (on average), a personal-use print release.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?

I first grabbed a camera when I was too young to even remember, after that my grandpa would get me a camera or gear for Christmas every year.  When I was in high school in 2012, I took photography classes and learned the programs and basics. (remember selective color? my art then was a red fire-hydrant with everything else in black and white. haha!  I’ve seriously began pursing photography after I graduated and got married in 2018.

West Michigan Wedding Photographer

When I’m not working as a West Michigan Wedding Photographer

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.

My other half

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! He has been my biggest supporter in working for myself.

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!

How can we book you as our West Michigan Wedding Photographer?!

Yes! I love this question the most! Please fill out my contact form here, and I will get back to you within 1-2 business days! Probably sooner if it’s during the work week, i’m a bit of a night owl so do not be surprised if I email you back late!


Are you looking for a wedding photographer or videographer? (or both?!). I’d love to hear from you. My goal is to be your personal hype girl while capturing timeless and classic moments. Reach out and let’s chat!

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