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
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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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About Liv | Owner | They / She

Liv is an excellent queer-friendly wedding photographer! Liv was super friendly and easy to work with before the wedding, and on the day of they were super efficient and affirming, and knew how to make us and our people look good in our photos with ease. We were beyond grateful to have Liv on our team for our wedding day!


Love Notes

Choosing Liv as our wedding photographer was the easiest and best decision we made during the planning process! Before the wedding, they were responsive to all of our questions and asked thoughtful questions to make sure the photos would be perfect (and they are!). Liv was super friendly and easy to work with before the wedding, and on the day of they were super efficient and affirming, and knew how to make us and our people look good in our photos with ease. 


Love Notes

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, bringing out the very best in every shot. 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.


Love Notes

We specifically was looking for a queer fat friendly photographer in the area because I wanted someone who could understand my life experience on a basic level and I also just wanted to know my money wasn’t going to some cringy basic blonde cis woman who couldn’t see my whole identity and would just photograph me like the “man” in my queer wedding.


Love Notes

Liv was a delight to work with for both our engagement session and our wedding and made us feel so relaxed, carefree, and joyful (exactly the way we wanted to feel on our wedding day!). They are certainly the kind of person you want to trust with capturing your wedding day. She also gave us incredible vendor recommendations and was always willing to answer our many questions during the planning process.


Love Notes

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. 


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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 pricing

Hours of photography $425 per hour
Engagement Session $425
Boudoir Session $475-650
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!

2024 weddings are fully booked, feel free to reach out for 2025


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