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Katie here, I shot my first wedding 43 days after my high school graduation. I dove right into google-ling, shadowing, studying, and learning every single thing I could about this craft I loved so much. Shout out to all the brides who trusted 18 year old me to document their day! Over the last 6 wedding seasons we have grown carefully and intentionally, following the Lord’s leading. At Katie Grace we are now passionate about serving both brides & business owners. Being cheerleaders, encouragers, and equippers to have the day you dream of whether you are the bride, or the photographer. 

Let's start at the very beginning

Everything we do is rooted in this truth “We love because He first loved us” so our heart, passion, joy, and dedication all stems from this part of our hearts.

we believe in

joy of the Lord

If marriage is forever, your wedding images should be to. We place timelessness as a high priority assuring that both you and your great granddaughter will love your images. 

we believe in

timeless work

If marriage is forever, your wedding images should be to. We place timelessness as a high priority assuring that both you and your great granddaughter will love your images. 

we believe in

timeless work

Delivering the best of our abilities 100% of the time. 

we believe in

serving well

Delivering the best of our abilities 100% of the time. 

we believe in

serving well

We never stop learning, never stop improving.

we believe in

being growth focused

We never stop learning, never stop improving.

we believe in

being growth focused

You know me! I’m the one who started this thing! Currently, in the role of owner, team leader, wedding day lead photographer, business coach, speaker, and educator. 

Meet Katie

owner | lead photographer | educator

my wedding was:

festive & family focused. We got married the weekend before Christmas in 2018!

my favorite wedding images:

Some of my favorite images are the ones of my grandparents that Niki Marie captured during the reception, and the shots of my 3 older sisters and I - my very favorite people! 

My Wedding Planning Tip:

find one source of inspiration (for me it was the bridesmaids dresses) and take it from there!

Meet Katie

life looks like:

My hubbie Dan and I currently live in Downtown Grand Rapids in our historic apartment where we watch excessive amounts of netflix, eat Trader Joe's frozen meals regularly while I try to convince Dan to get a puppy.

Favorite things & guilty pleasures:

Cheetos, coffee shops, office supplies, reading, studying business 

My wedding day specialty:

Talking! Ha! My friends know I could chat with a brick wall, but on a wedding day this serves me well because I can make anyone feel comfortable in front of a camera! Don’t worry about how you are standing, looking, smiling - I’ll take good care of ya! 

Meet Katie

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Meet lisa

Hey there, I'm Lisa! I am the mom to four daughters, Katie being my youngest! I also have the joy of being a grandmother to eight sweet grandkids! I started with Katie from the beginning as her second shooter! My passion lies with the design, editing, and curating of photos and galleries.

Lead & Second Photographer | Photo editor

Meet lisa

my wedding was:

My husband Tim and I will be celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary this year. Wow! That day seems like a long time ago, and I'm sure lots would be forgotten without pictures!

my favorite wedding images:

My favorite pictures are ones where we are feeding each other M&M's instead of cake. HaHa! I liked them better than cake! 

my wedding planning tip:

Don't be afraid to be unique! Incorporate anything meaningful, no matter how small or silly it seems (M&M's). Don't worry "if this goes with that"! If you love it, it goes together!

Meet lisa

life looks like:

Life today looks like spoiling my grandkids, rearranging my living room too many times, and soaking up all the design inspiration I can!

favorite things & guilty pleasures

Following inspirational bloggers on Instagram, Chik-fil-A, and anything Enneagram!

my wedding day specialty

On wedding days I love capturing all the beautiful details the bride has worked so hard to choose. I always keep my eye on all the things happening around our brides that she doesn't always get to see. 

Hi! I’m Meg, I joined the team in 2017, while helping Katie bring her dreams to life, I have fallen in love with her business! I’ll also say, it’s pretty great working alongside one of your very best friends!

Meet meg

Second Photographer | Head of marketing

my wedding was:

My hubs and I got married June 2018. Our wedding day was truly our most favorite day, there is nothing like having all your friends and family cheering you on as you celebrate forever!

my favorite wedding images:

One of my very favorite images was during our ceremony as my Dad handed me off to Nick. I still get goosebumps when I think about the sweet significance that this one image captures.

My Wedding Planning Tip:

Consider what you and your fiance want your day to look like! For us, we wanted a laid back, God centered day of celebration with our family and friends! As you make your decisions, continue to remember what you want this day to be about!

Meet meg

Meet meg

life looks like:

Life with my new hubs is my greatest gift, the Lord sure has blessed me! We live in a teeny tiny apartment in downtown Grand Rapids, life currently is pretty busy as we are both finishing our business degrees! Weekends look like the two of us proudly finishing a pot of coffee, me laughing at Nick’s endless singing, watching random Office episodes that we’ve already seen too many times, and chips and salsa for dinner.

Favorite things & guilty pleasures:

Early mornings, road trips, Lake Michigan, dinner parties, an extra cup of coffee, and a good ol’ workout.

My wedding day specialty:

Catching all the little details that make your photos perfect! 

Meet jenny

Hi there! I’m Jenny, a long time photographer and mom of 3 that joined the team as a wedding photographer in March of 2018. Katie also happens to be my sister-in-law so I am greatly blessed to see her more than just at work.

Lead & Second Photographer

my wedding was:

getting married the summer of 2009 was the beginning of the best years of my life that just keep getting better. Every bride I meet I instantly remember all those wonderful feelings and can’t help but share that excitement with them.

my favorite wedding images:

My husband Tim and I holding hands in the same place at the altar of the church that my parents were married, and that I grew up in, means a lot to me. 

My Wedding Planning Tip:

Make decisions that mean something to you. 
Don’t just do it because everyone else does... It’s ok to mix it up or do away with things that don’t work for you or your fiancé. 

Meet jenny

Meet jenny

life looks like:

All my wonderful memories of being a wife, photographer, and mommy of 3 are tied closely to our small and cozy house on the west side of Grand Rapids. Dance parties, Pizza, and family movie nights are a weekly occurrence here. 

Favorite things & guilty pleasures:

Painting & drawing, donuts, and the deep corner of the couch that swallows me whole- along with a massive blanket and cup of tea, of course. 

My wedding day specialty:

To Serve is my main goal in all areas of my life and I pride myself on being able to anticipate the needs of all my brides. I work closely with a lot of different types of personalities during an exciting and sometimes stressful day and I like to think that I can befriend almost anyone I meet while juggling the very important job of wedding day photographer.

photography is not a side gig to us. It is our passion and our science. Because we are a company (not just an individual) every part of our process is high end and seamless

we have more than just a camera

we are a business

We believe in growth, meaning good enough is never good enough to us. We are constantly investing in education, training as a team, and stretching the limits of what we are capable of. 

we have more than just a camera

we are always learning

You package is based around a lead photographer, but every package comes with a second shooter. Not just anyone, one of our girls. It’s our girls, our brand, 100% of the time. Working together at every wedding has allowed us to truly learn how to work in sync, sometimes I think we read each other's minds.

we have more than just a camera

we are a team

Making you comfortable in front of the camera is our top priority. We will talk you through your wedding day, making sure you don’t ever have to worry about how you look or how you pose. While we may promote you to interlace hands, bring your foreheads together, or smile right at us, we vow never to say the words “act natural.”

we have more than just a camera

communication is key to us

we believe your images are your images. So make a facebook album, create a gallery wall, or make a photo book for your mom’s Christmas gift! Once you receive your final gallery they are all yours! 

we have more than just a camera

we shoot & share

We are obsessed with "the Road Back to You"

Things we like

The enneagram

because who doesn't love a good adventure?

Road trips

tiny cheap organization things? yes please!!

Ikea

sounds cheesy, but it's true!!

working together

We believe in growth, meaning good enough is never good enough to us. We are constantly investing in education, training as a team, and stretching the limits of what we are capable of. 

we have more than just a camera

we are always learning

You package is based around a lead photographer, but every package comes with a second shooter. Not just anyone, one of our girls. It’s our girls, our brand, 100% of the time. Working together at every wedding has allowed us to truly learn how to work in sync, sometimes I think we read each other's minds.

we have more than just a camera

we are a team

Making you comfortable in front of the camera is our top priority. We will talk you through your wedding day, making sure you don’t ever have to worry about how you look or how you pose. While we may promote you to interlace hands, bring your foreheads together, or smile right at us, we vow never to say the words “act natural.”

we have more than just a camera

communication is key to us

we believe your images are your images. So make a facebook album, create a gallery wall, or make a photo book for your mom’s Christmas gift! Once you receive your final gallery they are all yours! 

we have more than just a camera

we shoot & share

got questions? we are here to help!

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