We are a husband and wife photography team based out of beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. We love to travel all over the world for weddings and just for the fun of it. We absolutely love living in Northern Michigan because it holds so much beauty and there is nothing like a Michigan summer!
Capturing the love stories of others is the best! We love people and are passionate about marriage and photography. We promise to provide you with not only photos you will love but will cherish for years to come. We are committed to giving our clients more than just great photos..we give them an awesome experience!
So grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and meet us and our amazing photography team!
"Looking through photos can bring a flood of memories and emotions. It can transport you back to a place, remind you of the warmth and even the smells, reinforce that memory of the love as you said your “I do’s” That’s what I love most about photography. Capturing beautiful images for people to enjoy and share with their friends and loved ones for years to come. Photos that will make you laugh, cry, and say “remember when…”
I’m very laid back and love nature. I moved to Traverse City from St. Louis, Missouri and absolutely LOVE it here. A few of my favorite things - hiking, biking, paddle boarding, dancing, long talks over morning coffee, a good book, writing and traveling with my husband.
I absolutely love what I do and can't wait to give you those images that are not only beautiful but make you feel warm & fuzzy feeling that makes you smile.
I left my career in engineering to pursue my passion for photography, and a life focused on love, travel, and waking up every day to do what I’d do if I didn't make a dime doing it. Every moment behind camera is a beautiful exercise in extroversion and expression. I am drawn to natural expression and candid moments. Weddings are filled with moments to be observed.
I live healthy and am an active cook and runner, but love a good IPA and glass of wine. The same goes for coffee. If at any point in time, you wonder ‘Is Brian thinking about coffee?’, the answer is yes. Free thoughts that aren’t occupied by coffee are likely consumed by a tune. I can't live without music in my life. I play a bit of piano and guitar and am endlessly fascinated with the divergence of hip hop from disco and any music from the 60s. My closest companion is my partner in crime and dog, Oliver. He means everything to me, but is a horrible alibi.
Northern Michigan has been a part of my life since the day I was born, and I can hardly put in to words the sense of peace this landscape brings to me. Lastly, as much as I would love for you to get to know me, I’d be even happier to get to know you. Working with amazing couples is genuinely the best part of the job. I can’t wait to meet you and hear all about your big day!
"Hiring wedding vendors when planning your wedding remotely is incredibly stressful; I know, because I've been there! And once the big day has come in all its glory, one vendor in particular has a lasting effect: your photographer. I looked through so, so many websites in search of the perfect photographer before I found Oden and Janelle. In fact, I actually sent a panicked second email to Oden and Janelle within an hour of my first, because I knew that they were the only photographers that I could trust with capturing my wedding and I didn't want someone else booking them on my date!
They did such an amazing job that our bridal party, nearly three years down the road, still talk about them on a first name basis and Oden has a budding fan club amongst our groomsmen. Crazy, I know, but I'm not exaggerating.
You can only imagine then how excited I was for the opportunity to work with Oden and Janelle to give other couples the same perfect experience! I grew up in New Mexico and bounced around from the east coast to the west coast, and my husband and I now reside in Northern Michigan with our daughter Sophia. Photography is my passion and my creative outlet, and I can't wait to capture the joy and beauty of your love story unfolding!"
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If you are looking for wedding photographers, stop looking and book Oden & Janelle! You won’t be disappointed. It by far, was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. From the start, they helped by giving us vendor recommendations which all ended up being amazing. Our Traverse City wedding was a destination wedding for us so they made planning from afar a relatively painless process. After getting our engagement photos back, our family and friends gave us so many complements on the photos such as, “These are the best engagement photos I have ever seen!” We thought so too! We wanted to get as many of our photographs done before our wedding so we could enjoy every moment of our reception. Not only did they help us decide the best schedule for the day, but they stepped into a wedding planner role the day of the wedding. They kept everything on track for us and also kept us very calm. I don’t know what we would have done without them. So many people told us that our photos belong in a magazine.
We know that Oden and Janelle will take many, many more family photographs throughout our lives. We feel like we have made life-long friends and we hope that every time we are back in the Traverse City area, we get to catch up with them. We truly love Oden & Janelle.
Oden and Janelle are incredible wedding photographers and super great people to work with. They took our engagement and wedding photos which all turned out better than we could have EVER imagined. They had such a great vision for our photos but were flexible with ideas we had as well. They were so incredibly helpful the day of as well with finding/directing people for various family photos and with finding tide stain stick when I got mud on my dress before the ceremony. From beginning to end, Oden and Janelle were a true pleasure to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for any photography needs :)
"PICKING ODEN AND JANELLE AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS WAS ONE THE BEST DECISIONS WE EVER MADE (BESIDES THE DECISION OF GETTING MARRIED-- OF COURSE!). THEY ARE SO PERSONABLE, IT FELT LIKE WE HAD OUR BEST FRIENDS TAKING OUR PICTURES ALL DAY! THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE MOMENT IN THE DAY THAT I THOUGHT, "WOW! I'M SICK OF TAKING PICTURES" (AS I HEAR MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT WAY ON THEIR WEDDING DAY). WE FEEL SO BLESSED THAT WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH SUCH AN AMAZING COUPLE AND WE WOULDN'T CHANGE A SINGLE THING ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE! OH AND BY THE WAY... OUR PICTURES ARE FLAWLESS!" THANKS AGAIN ODEN & JANELLE!
There are not enough kind words to describe how much we LOVED our photographers! Oden and Janelle are absolutely amazing! We never felt awkward or uncomfortable while getting our pictures taken. It truly was as if our good friends were just snapping shots of us. After having an absolute blast with them during or engagement session, we knew the wedding was going to be even better. Not only is this dynamic duo amazing at what they do, they are so sweet and SO much fun. My husband and I laughed so hard every time we were with them. What about the photos??? GORGEOUS! Our engagement and wedding photos turned out even better than I could have ever imagined. Oden and Janelle have a gift of capturing the love between a couple and the beauty of each moment. Oden and Janelle weren't just our photographers, they became our friends :) Oden and Janelle....
We can't thank you enough! xoxo
Oden and Janelle were incredible. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience. The wedding photography was one of the most important aspects of the day for us, because we know that those pictures will provide memories for many years forward. It can feel awkward and nerve racking posing for pictures but Oden and Janelle made it feel so natural and fun. It felt like we were hanging out with a couple of friends. They also went so ABOVE AND BEYOND what you would ever expect and helped out with so many aspects of the day, helping to make everything run smoothly. We received so many compliments on their friendliness and professionalism. I cannot tell you how many times we heard "you're photographers are amazing" or "your photographers are the best." The turnaround time on the photos was so fast and they were absolutely stunning! We are overjoyed with how the photos turned out. Oden and Janelle have such a great eye for capturing the details and the special moments. We would 100% recommend them for anyone looking not just for incredible photographs, but also for an amazing experience.
If you're reading this, you have probably looked at a million photographers (okay, maybe just a couple hundred) and are very overwhelmed by the choices. Now ask yourself, do you want posed filtered pictures or do you want raw natural photos. The latter of the two is just what Oden and Janelle provide. It was this basic principle that you can see in their photos that helped my husband and I decide on them. And we couldn't have been happier! Very quick in response, personable, and totally willing to accommodate to the crazy bride life. They were the only vendor to not aid in the stress of wedding planning. My husband and I both felt that our entire wedding day moved smoothly because of Oden and Janelle. They were inconspicuous while we were enjoying our company but right there when we needed a hand. And the pictures are beautiful. We had an unplugged wedding so I was a little nervous that a lot of little moments might go undocumented but when I received our photos, I was not disappointed. There ARE many action shots of guests, emotional photos of family, and pictures of the tiniest details you forget on that day.
So in other words, picking Oden and Janelle as your photographers is the easy part; choosing your favorite photos they capture won't be.
Our portrait collections include a 1 hour session with 1 photographer, a beautiful digital gallery with print and download rights of all your edited images. Click below to learn more about our fun portrait sessions!
Our wedding collections give our clients the simplicity of choosing the options they would like to add on or leave out depending on the needs of their day. We include a complimentary engagement session and beautiful wedding website for your guests within our collections so that your guests can have all that information they need to know for your big day. Please contact us below and you will receive full details on what is included in our collections.
We also offer customizable elopement collections for those looking for just a couple of hours. Please contact us directly for a quote and availability.
*(PRICE IS FOR 1 FAMILY UP TO 8 PEOPLE)
- FAMILIES WITH MORE THAN 8 PEOPLE PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING
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