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Creating images that celebrate a strong marriage, not just a beautiful day.

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"Webster's dictionary defines wedding as 'the fusing of two metals with a hot torch.' Well, you know something? I think you guys are two medals. Gold medals" - Michael scott

HEY! I'm Liv Lyszyk (pronounced LY-zick, blame it on my Polish and Ukrainian roots) and I am a 20-something wedding and portrait photographer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Most days you can find me watching The Office on Netflix for the millionth time, wearing floral leggings (I don't do zippers), and eating too much sushi. I spend my time fighting for equity in the interest of all marginalized groups. I am always looking for my next travel adventure whether that be to a new town on lake Michigan, or half way around the world, I want to see it all.

My photography style is moody, romantic, and genuine. I’m not going to make you look like you are at 80’s prom, because if you are like me, you really want to see those authentic moments. The ones where grandpa Jim is tearing up watching you dance, or where your child sneaks a kiss on your head. I am not a traditional photographer in that I know one size doesn’t fit all couples. I get so excited when couples decide to go against the grain and unapologetically do what they want. Whatever it may be, I want it to be uniquely yours.

Liv Lyszyk Photography is a proud queer female owned business!

For those of you who don't know me...

succulents and florals
first looks
true crime podcasts
my partner
sushi burritos
diversity and equality
rifle paper co
ranch
the office
leggings
northern michigan

LOVES

taking down holiday decor
slow wifi
anything spicy
when it gets dark early
being late
judgmental people
wearing socks while I sleep

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I BELIEVE IN FLEETING MOMENTS. THE ONES THAT SEEM GONE IN AN INSTANT BUT CREATE A MEMORY THAT LASTS. I BELIEVE IN FAMILY, ALL OF THEM. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF STORIES AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO SHARE YOURS. I BELIEVE IN SUNSETS, FLORALS, AND ALL OF THOSE DETAILS THAT MAKE YOUR DAY YOURS. I BELIEVE IN EQUALITY, BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR LOVING FIERCELY.

I BELIEVE IN THROWING TRADITION OUT THE WINDOW, CREATING A DAY AND A LIFE THAT EMBODIES WHO YOU ARE AND NOT AN EXPECTATION. I BELIEVE IN KEEPING CHAMPAGNE IN THE HOUSE FOR ALL THE LITTLE VICTORIES, AND SUSHI DATES WITH THE PEOPLE WHO GET YOU.

I BELIEVE IN THE TEARS, THE LAUGHS, THE DANCES. I BELIEVE IN LEGACY. AND THAT A STRONG MARRIAGE IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN A PERFECT DAY. I BELIEVE IN THE DAYS WHERE YOU WANT TO GIVE UP, AND THE DAYS WHERE YOU LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT IN DISBELIEF OF THE LIFE YOU ARE LIVING. I BELIEVE IN THE RESULT OF ALL OF THOSE LATE NIGHTS ON THE PHONE, EARLY MORNING KISSES, AND MID AFTERNOON DAYDREAMS. I BELIEVE IN YOUR 10 SECONDS OF INSANE COURAGE, THAT LED YOU TO THE LOVE STORY YOU ARE WRITING NOW.

ABOVE ALL ELSE I BELIEVE IN YOU.

"She's a permanent part of our wedding memories in all the right ways, and there was no way to know before my wedding how badly I needed that. You won't find a better human being to capture your most important moments.... it's not just your photographer behind the lens, she's your cheerleader, your ally, and your friend." - M&A

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"She was basically everywhere at once, working seamlessly with our other vendors. We had a very diverse and multicultural wedding, and Liv fit right in! She's really open minded and I was really happy to be able to share the day with her!" - K + O

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 "On our wedding day I was a little nervous about being photographed because I'm pretty shy and self-conscious, but I soon found that I had nothing to worry about. Liv was super friendly and down-to-earth and that really put me at ease. She guided me through everything and actually helped me to feel more confident and beautiful (which is no easy task!)" - A

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"Liv has been great to work with - from the day I began talking with her all the way through our wedding day and beyond. She does exceptional work and we're so happy we found her!"- D

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"Liv was great and she took beautiful photos! Thank you Liv for understanding that love is love and being inclusive to all couples." - R & T

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"LIv's style is natural and effortless. She captured each detail, big and small, of our wedding day beautifully. Meeting someone with such talent and passion is inspiring." - B&L

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In a world full of incredible wedding and portrait photographers it can be daunting to find someone who is a perfect fit. I know you’ve probably sifted through a lot of websites from people who all are really capable of capturing your wedding. Here’s the thing: you need someone who you really click with. What a lot of people don’t realize is I’m more than just a photographer; I’m a boutonniere pinner, a dress fluffer, a cup of water grabber, a family wrangler, and above all your best friend on your wedding day. Try to find someone you connect with on a personal level as well as professional because that relationship makes all the difference.

I strive to be transparent in a way that will help you make the decision if we are a good fit. As an equality minded photographer, diversity is important to me. If you aren't down with LGBTQ+ couples, Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and Body + Fat Positivity we probably aren't a good fit. There are other amazing photographers who will be able to serve you better,
and that's totally ok!


what to look for in the sea of talent

personality, style & expertise

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I work with my couples on building our relationship from the first email you send, all the way up until I send you the gallery, and hopefully beyond that. It’s the highest compliment to me when couples ask me to photograph their growing bellies, and then newborns, and family. Because just like your relationship, I want ours to grow through the years too! 

I’ve spent countless hours educating myself. Not only with my bachelor’s degree in photography, but through workshops, retreats, and mentorships. It’s so important that whoever you choose is committed to learning the best techniques to make sure they are prepared for whatever your day might be! Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and trust your gut when you find the person who is meant to capture your love. 

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A 50% non refundable retainer fee is required to book your date
Travel fee may be applied if shoot is outside of Grand Rapids

Portrait sessions: 
// Pricing begins at $350
// All portrait sessions come with a private online gallery with digital downloads and option buy prints
// Price includes studio space in Grand Rapids if desired



Pricing 

// Up to 3 hours of photography
// Single photographer
// Custom flash drive with photos



// 6 hours of photography
// Single photographer
// Custom flash drive with photos



// 8 hours of photography
// Single photographer
// Engagement or Boudoir session
// Custom flash drive with photos




// 8 hours of photography
// two photographers
// Engagement or Boudoir Session
// $100 print credit
// Custom flash drive with photos


Intimate Love  $1,500

Classic Love
$2,000

ultimate Love  $3,000

INFinite Love
$3,500

- Additional hours of photography $350
- Engagement or Boudoir session $300
- Second photographer $500


A la carte add ons

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I'd love to hear from you! You can reach me via the contact form or by email at livlyszykphoto@gmail.com

Business hours are
8-6 Monday - Friday
but I'll do my best to respond within 12 hours!

Although I am based in West Michigan I am available and eager to travel worldwide

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