Compassionate photographer for the everyday couple.





HEY! I'm Liv Lyszyk Maxwell (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 designing for my other business Liv Lyszyk Prints, wearing 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 earthy, 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 breaker of traditions in that I know each couple has their own unique vision. 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 owned business!

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our leopard gecko, petunia
our pup, odin
bubble tea
whale sharks
diversity and equality
ranch dressing
anything *cozy*
playing sims
watermelon flavored anything


taking down holiday decor
not using blinkers
slow wifi
anything spicy
when it gets dark early
judgmental people
wearing socks while I sleep


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"Liv is an incredible wedding photographer and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, experienced, and fun wedding photographer. I loved that the photography team was such a calming presence but they were also able to be in charge when they needed to be to coordinate all of the different shots." N+R


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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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"From engagement shoot to the day of our wedding, Liv was an absolute joy to work with. As a queer couple, they made us feel incredibly safe and affirmed. Liv’s effervescence and artful eye immediately put my partner and I at ease.Not only are they a talented photographer, but they are exactly the type of person you want around in an emotionally charged setting. Calm, friendly and encouraging, they're a total gem" S+D


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"Liv is such a kind, talented, and amazing photographer. I knew we made the right decision booking them for our wedding, and the pictures really speak for themselves. You can’t go wrong hiring someone as dedicated and professional as Liv." J+E


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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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"We cannot say enough good things about Liv! It was really important for us to choose a queer photographer for our wedding. They were so easy to work with, and the photographs from our wedding are truly beyond our wildest dreams!!" M+S

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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. I'm passionate about LGBTQ+ couples, anti-racism, feminism, and body + fat positivity! I want everyone who works with me to feel fully comfortable with me and I strive to be as inclusive as I possibly can. 

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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. 


The Right Photographer


I’ve been doing this wedding thing for long enough to know that one size doesn’t fit all. Your love is unique and so are your needs. I offer a la carte pricing meaning no hidden fees, no gimmicks, just the pricing you need to know to build your package to be exactly what you want it to be. 

Build your love story

A la carte Options

Hours of photography $375 per hour
Engagement Session $375
Boudoir Session $400-550
Second Photographer $700 for whole day

Most couples invest about $3,300 

All wedding packages include High Resolution digital files in an online gallery, timeline consult, and option to purchase gorgeous heirloom photo products!

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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
10-4 Monday - Friday
but I'll do my best to respond within 24 hours!

Please note that October 2023 is fully booked for weddings


Say Hello

We will be in touch shortly. Meanwhile, feel free to get super excited and high five! You're on your way to the best day ever!


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