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We are so glad you asked, we are a husband and wife photography team based in Traverse City, Michigan + Connecticut.  We love to travel, drink good wine + delicious coffee. 

So grab a cup or glass of the above (depending on the time of day) and get to know us and our amazing photography team! 

a little about us...

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 17 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! :)   

LEARN MORE ABOUT ME

MY  FAVORITE THINGS >

the organized one

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

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.   MORE TO COME I'M SURE - JUST TOO MANY PLACES TO SEE AND TOO LITTLE TIME!

travel

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

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.

travelING

THERE IS NO GREATER JOY WE CAN RECEIEVE THAN TO GIVE TO OTHERS.  THIS IS OUR PRIORITY IN LIFE AND TO ALWAYS STRIVE TO FOLLOW JESUS' EXAMPLE OF PUTTING OTHERS ABOVE OURSELVES. 

VOLUNTEERING

meet our team

Eric + Erika

cathy

see some of E+E's work

meet our team

northern michigan

Otherwise known as E+E. They have been Associate photographing for OJP since early 2019.  

They know how important it is to capture all those precious moments that pass us by so quickly. As parents of two adorable girls they understand how fleeting precious moments are!  They love capturing our couple's stories and making sure to capture all those candid moments as well! They view it as a privilege to be a part of your wedding!

Eric + Erika

meet our team

northern michigan

Cathy has been an Associate photographing for OJP since early 2017.  

She is an amazing person to spend the day with.  Always accommodating and professional but always full of smiles! She has a way of capturing all those candid moments seamlessly.  

cathy

@odenandjanelle

folloW ALL THE candid MOMENTS at: