Everyone's favorite photos are the ones that capture the true emotion...nothing posed, just real, heartfelt moments...ones that make your heart smile and bring tears to your eyes. 
These are the stories we capture...the stories you will share with your grandchildren someday...


northern michigan | southern california | worldwide
wedding & portrait photographers 

We are a husband and wife photography team based out of beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. We also spend our winters in San Diego, California. We love to travel all over the world for weddings and just for the fun of it. We absolutely love living in Northern Michigan it holds so much beauty and there is nothing like a Michigan summer...and nothing like a San Diego winter! 



WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE CAPTURING THE LOVE STORIES OF OTHERS.  We love people and are passionate about marriage and photography.  We promise to provide you with photos you will not just like, but love & cherish for years to come!  We are committed to giving our clients more than just great photos...we give them an awesome experience! 

"the hearts behind the lens..."

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We travel, because it moves our souls.

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I'm Janelle ....the main photographer. i've always loved photography, growing up i took photos of just about everything.  (I have the stacks and stacks of photos to prove it!) Then about 15 years ago I got my first official SLR and really fell in love with photographing our travels and my family.  

I'm probably the biggest animal lover you will ever meet, especially when it comes to horses and dogs but I would have a zoo if Oden would let me. I'm also super organized...just think Monica Geller from Friends. :) 

Probably my favorite thing of being a wedding photographer is getting to experience the day with my brides. The emotions, the love, those candid moments that just make your heart melt. I feel so incredibly blessed to get to do this for a living and to have my wonderful husband along side me...is well, the best! :)   

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our nieces & nephews  

our fur babies!  

A few of janelle's faves 

everything coconut! 

GILMORE GIRLS!

coffee...need I say more? 

wine is always a good idea :) 



HI THERE! I'M ODEN - THE OTHER HALF, THE SECOND SHOOTER - THE ONE THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH! ITS SUCH A GREAT THING TO BE ABLE TO WORK ALONGSIDE MY WIFE AND TO CAPTURE LOVE IN ACTION AND SINCE I LOVE PEOPLE AND HAVING FUN - SHOOTING WEDDINGS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. HAVING AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN ART - I STRIVE TO GET ALL THOSE UNIQUE AND ARTISTIC SHOTS THAT ARE OUT OF THE ORDINARY- SO GET READY FOR ME TO TO ASK YOU TO DO SOME CRAZY THINGS SO I GET THE SHOT. 

MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE OUR COUPLES TRULY ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING US AS THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS - MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MAKE IT FUN!

a little more...

oden's faves 

micheal jackson? just ask! 

the only coffee I will ever drink!

our nieces & nephews  

our fur babies!  



I'm Janelle ....the main photographer. i've always loved photography, growing up i took photos of just about everything.  (I have the stacks and stacks of photos to prove it!) Then about 15 years ago I got my first official SLR and really fell in love with photographing our travels and my family.  

I'm probably the biggest animal lover you will ever meet, especially when it comes to horses and dogs but I would have a zoo if Oden would let me. I'm also super organized...just think Monica Geller from Friends. :) 

Probably my favorite thing of being a wedding photographer is getting to experience the day with my brides. The emotions, the love, those candid moments that just make your heart melt. I feel so incredibly blessed to get to do this for a living and to have my wonderful husband along side me...is well, the best! :)   

a little more... 

A few of janelle's faves 

everything coconut! 

coffee...need I say more? 

wine is always a good idea :) 



HI THERE! I'M ODEN - THE OTHER HALF, THE SECOND SHOOTER - THE ONE THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH! ITS SUCH A GREAT THING TO BE ABLE TO WORK ALONGSIDE MY WIFE AND TO CAPTURE LOVE IN ACTION AND SINCE I LOVE PEOPLE AND HAVING FUN - SHOOTING WEDDINGS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. HAVING AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN ART - I STRIVE TO GET ALL THOSE UNIQUE AND ARTISTIC SHOTS THAT ARE OUT OF THE ORDINARY- SO GET READY FOR ME TO TO ASK YOU TO DO SOME CRAZY THINGS SO I GET THE SHOT. 

MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE OUR COUPLES TRULY ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING US AS THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS - MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MAKE IT FUN!

a little more...

oden's faves 

micheal jackson? just ask! 

the only coffee I will ever drink!

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LISA + RONNIE

"picking oden and janelle as our photographers was one the best decisions we ever made (besides the decision of getting married-- of course!). they are so personable, it felt like we had our best friends taking our pictures all day! there was not a single moment in the day that i thought, "wow! i'm sick of taking pictures" (as i hear most people feel that way on their wedding day). we feel so blessed that we had the opportunity to work with such an amazing couple and we wouldn't change a single thing about our experience! oh and by the way... our pictures are flawless!" thanks again oden & janelle!

ANDI + AUSTIN

"amazing pHotographers!! 
absolutely loved you guys! our engagement pictures as well as our wedding pictures turned out even better than i imagined. some photographers tend to over edit the pictures so it looks fake or some don't take enough candid shots but the ones you took were perfect!:) also you were so much fun to work with and know how to capture beautiful pictures of people and of the scenery. we will definitely recommend you to anyone!"

SARA + DAN

"We love, love, love our wedding photos! Oden and Janelle were able to capture all the details and emotions of our wedding day. They made us feel relaxed and comfortable, as if we had known them forever. It was also nice that they are a couple so they can take photos from different angles and moments. One can capture the bride walking down the aisle while the other is shooting the groom looking at his bride. Everyone that has viewed our engagement and wedding photos said they are amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, and stunning. Looking at all the pictures of our wedding day allows us to relive the day over again and again. I would highly recommend Oden and Janelle!"

ALEXIS + BRAD

"to date our wedding was the best day of my entire life. when my husband and i sat down to create a budget for our wedding we both agreed that quality images for both our engagement session and wedding day where at the top of the list. we also both agreed that to have quality images we both must feel comfortable with the photographers. oden and janelle have the biggest hearts and made our day so special. whenever we had questions they answered them in a timely manner. there are so many words that could describe how wonderful they both are but a few would be: hardworking, talented, and caring. we would highly recommend them for any occasion. thank you oden and janelle for capturing so many special moments! you will both hold special places in our hearts forever!"

SASHA + DAN

"oden and janelle did an absolutely terrific job capturing our wedding day! we had never used professional photographers in the past so we weren't sure what to expect. oden and janelle put us at ease with their evident experience and did all the work for us. our photographs came out gorgeous and truly exceeded our expectations. i would use them again in a heartbeat!"

JENNIFER + ANTON

"we cannot say thank you enough for the beautiful job you have done with our photos. you're both amazingly talented and a ton of fun! you made us feel so comfortable and made our whole day so special! you captured it the exact way we remember it - full of love, smiles and happiness. thank you for being such wonderful people to know and work with!"

SHELLEY + KEVIN

"simply put you guys are amazing! our photos were a perfect reflection of our love. it was incredible how you captured us, our family & all the love! you guys far exceeded our expectations and we really appreciated you guys taking the time to get to know us and what we desired in photos!"

JEN + ANTON

"you started out as our wedding photographers but at the end of our wedding you felt like guests. you two exceeded every expectation we had for wedding photographers. 

the pictures turned out amazing. your suggestions for pictures were fantastic and creative. all of our guests commented on how great you two were and how beautiful the pictures were. you are not only gifted photographers but great people."

MICHELLE + TONY

"there are no words to describe the way you captured our special day. you were truly a part of and made everything so simple and easy. we were actually able to enjoy our wedding day rather than being swept away for hours taking stage photographs. you work seamlessly together and make an amazing team. everyone who we shared our photos with asked if we hired celebrity photographers! those who couldn't attend our wedding have been brought to tears & said they completely felt our love. we are so happy and grateful that we made you our choice."

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LISA + RONNIE

"picking oden and janelle as our photographers was one the best decisions we ever made (besides the decision of getting married-- of course!). they are so personable, it felt like we had our best friends taking our pictures all day! there was not a single moment in the day that i thought, "wow! i'm sick of taking pictures" (as i hear most people feel that way on their wedding day). we feel so blessed that we had the opportunity to work with such an amazing couple and we wouldn't change a single thing about our experience! oh and by the way... our pictures are flawless!" thanks again oden & janelle!

ANDI + AUSTIN

"amazing pHotographers!! 
absolutely loved you guys! our engagement pictures as well as our wedding pictures turned out even better than i imagined. some photographers tend to over edit the pictures so it looks fake or some don't take enough candid shots but the ones you took were perfect!:) also you were so much fun to work with and know how to capture beautiful pictures of people and of the scenery. we will definitely recommend you to anyone!"

SARA + DAN

"We love, love, love our wedding photos! Oden and Janelle were able to capture all the details and emotions of our wedding day. They made us feel relaxed and comfortable, as if we had known them forever. It was also nice that they are a couple so they can take photos from different angles and moments. One can capture the bride walking down the aisle while the other is shooting the groom looking at his bride. Everyone that has viewed our engagement and wedding photos said they are amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, and stunning. Looking at all the pictures of our wedding day allows us to relive the day over again and again. I would highly recommend Oden and Janelle!"

ALEXIS + BRAD

"to date our wedding was the best day of my entire life. when my husband and i sat down to create a budget for our wedding we both agreed that quality images for both our engagement session and wedding day where at the top of the list. we also both agreed that to have quality images we both must feel comfortable with the photographers. oden and janelle have the biggest hearts and made our day so special. whenever we had questions they answered them in a timely manner. there are so many words that could describe how wonderful they both are but a few would be: hardworking, talented, and caring. we would highly recommend them for any occasion. thank you oden and janelle for capturing so many special moments! you will both hold special places in our hearts forever!"

SASHA + DAN

"oden and janelle did an absolutely terrific job capturing our wedding day! we had never used professional photographers in the past so we weren't sure what to expect. oden and janelle put us at ease with their evident experience and did all the work for us. our photographs came out gorgeous and truly exceeded our expectations. i would use them again in a heartbeat!"

JENNIFER + ANTON

"we cannot say thank you enough for the beautiful job you have done with our photos. you're both amazingly talented and a ton of fun! you made us feel so comfortable and made our whole day so special! you captured it the exact way we remember it - full of love, smiles and happiness. thank you for being such wonderful people to know and work with!"

SHELLEY + KEVIN

"simply put you guys are amazing! our photos were a perfect reflection of our love. it was incredible how you captured us, our family & all the love! you guys far exceeded our expectations and we really appreciated you guys taking the time to get to know us and what we desired in photos!"

JEN + ANTON

"you started out as our wedding photographers but at the end of our wedding you felt like guests. you two exceeded every expectation we had for wedding photographers. 

the pictures turned out amazing. your suggestions for pictures were fantastic and creative. all of our guests commented on how great you two were and how beautiful the pictures were. you are not only gifted photographers but great people."

MICHELLE + TONY

"there are no words to describe the way you captured our special day. you were truly a part of and made everything so simple and easy. we were actually able to enjoy our wedding day rather than being swept away for hours taking stage photographs. you work seamlessly together and make an amazing team. everyone who we shared our photos with asked if we hired celebrity photographers! those who couldn't attend our wedding have been brought to tears & said they completely felt our love. we are so happy and grateful that we made you our choice."

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