We are so glad you asked, 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!
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!"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!