Hey! Hey!! I'm Shonda, a documentary wedding photographer in Grayling, Michigan. I love documenting elopements and intimate weddings of off-beat and adventurous couples who are madly in love. Couples who travel to the beat of their own drum & like to do things their own way. Evoking genuine emotion through art to create wonderful memories that convey your authenticity and love between you and your partner.
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How To Have An Amazing Wedding Without A Venue
When it comes to weddings, the venue is often seen as one of the most important details. But what if you could have an
Up North Engagement at Higgins Lake, MI
"The best love is the one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself." -Anno
Intimate Up North Wedding in Mio, Michigan
“That girl makes me wanna be a better man. And should she see fit, gonna treat her like a real man can.” -Paolo Nutini ...
"What makes Shonda so special isn’t just her incredible artistic sense, but her relaxed and positive energy is such a breath of fresh air, especially on such a hectic day. Shonda is so personable and definitely the ONLY Michigan wedding photographer I’d recommend! Also, another thing about Shonda is she actually takes the time to get to know her couples, so if you are so lucky to have Shonda on your special day, you can rest assured you are going to have some beautiful, personal shots." ~ Brooke + Cody
"Shonda is definitely something special in the world of couples photography. Her editing style is so striking, and she has an incredible gift for helping you connect with the genuine emotions and uniqueness of your relationship. We had so much fun and completely forgot we were at a photo shoot because she focuses on cultivating moments of connection, not stiff poses.
We can't wait for her to shoot our wedding because we know she'll capture the essence of our day perfectly. I can't recommend her highly enough!" ~ Katlyn + Rigo
"We knew we wanted a photographer that paid homage to our location's natural beauty. Shonda absolutely did not disappoint!! What we learned during the whole experience was that a wedding can be stressful and the photographer plays such a key role in the moment! Shonda was like a breath of fresh air during the chaos of the day, and she not only captured the beauty of the land -- we now have pictures of loved ones in moments that we will treasure forever. Her craft and contribution was worth every penny... probably the most important expense of the whole day." ~Liz + Mike
"I was searching for a photographer on The Knot, and the one I had emailed was unavailable and referred me to Shonda. Her portfolio was wonderful, and I started feeling lucky that the original photographer was booked! We had an engagement session that she talked us into and the photographs were so natural. She knew how to make two people who hate their pictures taken to figure out how not to look awkward. I was confident going into the wedding that the photographs would be exactly what I'd hoped and they were. She truly captured the beauty of our venue. I highly recommend Shonda for your wedding. It was well worth the money to book a photographer that knows how to work with people to bring out their best, natural selves in photos." ~Anna + Jesse