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WE ARE A HUSBAND AND WIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM BASED OUT OF BEAUTIFUL TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN. WE ALSO SPEND OUR WINTERS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. 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...AND NOTHING LIKE A SAN DIEGO WINTER! 

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 PHOTOS YOU WILL NOT JUST LIKE, BUT LOVE & CHERISH FOR YEARS TO COME!  WE ARE COMMITTED TO GIVING OUR CLIENTS MORE THAN JUST GREAT PHOTOS...WE GIVE THEM AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE! 

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its us...DOING OUR THING!

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I'M JANELLE ....THE MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER. I'VE ALWAYS LOVED PHOTOGRAPHY, GROWING UP I TOOK PHOTOS OF JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. (I HAVE THE STACKS AND STACKS OF PHOTOS TO PROVE IT!) THEN ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO I GOT MY FIRST OFFICIAL SLR AND REALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHING OUR TRAVELS AND MY FAMILY.  

I'M PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ANIMAL LOVER YOU WILL EVER MEET, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HORSES AND DOGS BUT I WOULD HAVE A ZOO IF ODEN WOULD LET ME. I'M ALSO SUPER ORGANIZED...JUST THINK MONICA GELLER FROM FRIENDS. :) 

PROBABLY MY FAVORITE THING OF BEING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IS GETTING TO EXPERIENCE THE DAY WITH MY BRIDES. THE EMOTIONS, THE LOVE, THOSE CANDID MOMENTS THAT JUST MAKE YOUR HEART MELT. I FEEL SO INCREDIBLY BLESSED TO GET TO DO THIS FOR A LIVING AND TO HAVE MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND ALONG SIDE ME...IS WELL, THE BEST! :)   

MY FAVORITE THINGS

THE PRACTICAL ONE

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GIVE IT TO ME IN ANY FORM....I'LL TAKE IT!  AS SAID BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS "GILMORE GIRLS" - 
"I CAN'T STOP DRINKING THE COFFEE, IF I STOP DRINKING THE COFFEE I STOP DOING THE STANDING & WALKING & THE WORDS PUTTING INTO SENTENCE DOING" 

COFFEE

MY LOVE OF HORSES CAME BEFORE MY LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ITS A LOVE THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY..MY DREAM IS TO OWN  MY OWN HORSE SOMEDAY, TIL THEN I WILL ENJOY THE ONES AROUND ME. :) 

HORSES

THIS IS MY HANDSOME LITTLE MAN .  WE ALSO HAVE A PRETTY LITTLE LADY NAMED DAPHNE THAT WE RESCUED.  I LOVE ALL  ANIMALS SO MUCH THAT I WOULD HAVE A FARM IF I COULD. 

fur babIES

I LOVE FASHION, I REALLY LOVE GREAT STAPLE PIECES  LIKE A GREAT SCARF OR HAT ARE MY GO TO PIECES, THROW IN SOME AMAZING SHOES AND I'M A HAPPY GIRL! 

ACCESSORIES

I  LOVE TO TRAVEL...ENJOYING THE LOCAL FOOD, CULTURE AND PEOPLE IS THE BEST. MY FAVORITE PLACE AND CITY SO FAR...FLORENCE, ITALY!  MORE TO COME I'M SURE - JUST TOO MANY PLACES TO SEE.   

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HI THERE! I'M ODEN - THE OTHER HALF, THE SECOND SHOOTER - THE ONE THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH! ITS SUCH A GREAT THING TO BE ABLE TO WORK ALONGSIDE MY WIFE AND TO CAPTURE LOVE IN ACTION AND SINCE I LOVE PEOPLE AND HAVING FUN - SHOOTING WEDDINGS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. HAVING AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN ART - I STRIVE TO GET ALL THOSE UNIQUE AND ARTISTIC SHOTS THAT ARE OUT OF THE ORDINARY- SO GET READY FOR ME TO TO ASK YOU TO DO SOME CRAZY THINGS SO I GET THE SHOT. 

MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE OUR COUPLES TRULY ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING US AS THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS - MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MAKE IT FUN!

THE OUTGOING ONE

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MY FAVORITE THINGS

TRAVELING IS SUCH AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE..SEEING NEW PLACES, MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND DOING IT ALL WITH MY LOVELY WIFE  IS PRETTY MUCH THE BEST PASTIME.

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I ESPECIALLY LOVE TO MAKE MY GIRL LAUGH EVERYDAY!

LAUGHING & HAVING FUN

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.

"the best decision we made..."

megan + matt
black star farms, northern michigan WEDDING

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 :)

"A TRUE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH.." 

DENISE + JOSH
AURORA CELLARS - northern michigan wedding

"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! 

"IT FELT LIKE OUR BEST FRIENDS WERE TAKING OUR PICTURES" 

lisa + ronnie
northern michigan wedding

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

"AN ABSOLUTE BLAST!" 

HOLLIE + JEREMY
northern michigan wedding

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.

"ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT YOU WOULD EVER EXPECT.." 

AMANDA + KYLE
BRENGMAN BROTHERS WINERY, northern michigan wedding

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.

"PICKING YOU WAS THE EASY PART..." 

MORGEAN + GREG
northern michigan wedding

wedding collections

portrait sessions

portrait sessions
beginning from
$349

Our portrait collections include a 1 hour session with either Oden or Janelle, 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.  

wedding collections
beginning from
$2999

now booking for 2017 + 2018

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- 1 hour session with either oden or janelle 
  
- online gallery with 30 edited digital images delivered via online gallery 

- images are fully downloadable from pass 


*(PRICE IS FOR 1 FAMILY UP TO 8 PEOPLE)
 - FAMILIES WITH MORE THAN 8 PEOPLE PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICING

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portrait collections starting at $349*

"THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE SEEING THE PHOTOS YOU TOOK OF MY DAUGHTER'S NEW FAMILY IS TO SAY I WAS NEARLY SPEECHLESS, AND EVEN IF I COULD HAVE FOUND WORDS, I WAS TOO CHOKED UP TO USE THEM. YOU CAPTURED THEIR NEW FAMILY SO VERY BEAUTIFULLY! WE JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE THEM, THEY ARE TRULY ARE PRECIOUS IN EVERY WAY. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH JANELLE! THIS WAS POSSIBLY THE BEST MONEY WE'VE EVER SPENT ON A GIFT! 


"OUR BEAUTIFUL 50TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS SO SURPASSED OUR EXPECTATIONS! ODEN & JANELLE MADE OUR EXPERIENCE RELAXING, & FUN AT THE SAME TIME BEING SO CREATIVE, CAPTURING OUR FEELINGS FOR ONE OTHER WITH SUCH EASE!!! THANK YOU!"

 

"WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH ODEN AND JANELLE THREE TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR RESULTING IN AN OUTSTANDING END PRODUCT! HAVING TWO SMALL CHILDREN UNWILLING TO SMILE, WE HAVE WALKED AWAY WONDERING, “IS THERE ANY WAY THEY CAPTURED SOMETHING GOOD?” THE ANSWER...YES! THEY HAVE SUCH A SKILL WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, WE HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY IMPRESSED. THE IMAGES THEY HAVE CAPTURED HANG ON OUR WALLS AND MAKE US SMILE EVERY DAY. WE HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!”


 

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