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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

Hello there! Welcome, my name is Liv Lyszyk 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!

About Liv

succulents and florals
first looks
my partner
sushi (I eat it every Friday)
diversity and equality
rifle paper co
chicken tenders with ranch
the office
leggings
northern michigan

LOVES

having long finger nails
slow wifi
anything spicy
when it gets dark early
being late
judgmental people
wearing socks while I sleep

Loathes

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I believe

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.

"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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 "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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"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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In a world full of amazing photographers it can be daunting to find the one that is a perfect fit. It's important to find someone that makes you feel like you are with an old friend. The right photographer will not treat you like a number, but rather as an important part of their life. 

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. Thats's ok. There are other amazing photographer's 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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The style of a photographer is also an important consideration. You want to find someone who fits with your vision and is going to make those images you really want come to life. The photographer/client relationship goes both ways, so please make sure to talk openly about your relationship and wedding to find out if the photographer thinks you'll be a good fit.

Expertise is huge, especially during a time where many people are self taught. Although many of my favorite photographers are self taught you might want to look for someone who has taken classes or even has a degree. I personally have a BFA in Photography from Kendall College of Art and Design. This education has truly given me a foundation in which to build upon. 

I totally understand that wedding photography is a luxury that not everyone can have. However, if price is your main concern I might not be the right fit for you. 

The Right Photographer

First looks, lush florals, and handwritten vows

Favorite Part of Weddings

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Adventurous,
non traditional, diverse

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Favorite Type of Couple

Greenhouse, Loft, Woods, and backyards

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Favorite Types of Venues

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: 
// Hour long sessions are $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



// 6 hours of photography
// Single photographer



// 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

Absolute Love $3,500

- Additional hours of photography $350
- Engagement or Boudoir session $300
- Custom flash drive with your photos $50
- 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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