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 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 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!
succulents and florals
true crime podcasts
my leopard gecko, petunia
diversity and equality
ginger ale on flights
watermelon flavored anything
taking down holiday decor
not using blinkers
when it gets dark early
wearing socks while I sleep
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Hi! I’m a branding and portrait photographer living in Grand Rapids. I enjoy spending my time in Michigan parks or inside cozy coffee shops (I'm also a barista!). I met Liv during one of our classes at Kendall College of Art and Design and now we are so excited to be joining together in business! When I was 10 I wrote down in my journal that I was meant to be a photographer, so I’m so happy life has taken me on the path it has! I love capturing emotions and connecting with everyone I photograph.
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 have to 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're 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,
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!
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.
A 50% non refundable retainer fee is required to book your date
Travel fee may be applied if shoot is outside of Grand Rapids
// 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
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.
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Hours of photography $350 with Liv
Hours of Photography $300 with Emily
Engagement Session $300
Boudoir Session $300
Second Photographer $500
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!
Inquire for the wedding guide that is packed with info and the most popular wedding and elopement coverage!
I'd love to hear from you! You can reach me via the contact form or by email at email@example.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