I started Lume Photography in 2011 as a documentary-style photography studio for non-traditional weddings and elopements. I wanted to offer photography that is more than just pretty pictures. The photos I deliver are more like a story – each one captures a split-second in time that will never happen again. When you look at your photos, I want you to FEEL them.

Wedding couple jumping for joy.

It took me a long time, but I dreamed up the name “Lume” because I’m so fascinated by light in still images. You can’t even have a photograph without light, but it’s the way an artist sees and captures that light that makes it magical. Lume is a version of “luminous” or “luminescent”. I thought it fit my aesthetic perfectly.

Right now I’m focusing mainly on elopements and intimate weddings (small, intentional weddings), couples photos, and ReWild Sessions (available for individuals or couples). It’s important to me that I be able to give my clients all the attention and care they deserve, so my openings are limited. But, if you have questions about another type of photo session, please reach out and let me know what you’re thinking! If I can’t accommodate, I can probably refer you to another amazing photographer.

Yes, it’s just me and my camera. I’d love to be able to hang out as your friend, be a part of the day, and blend into the background when needed. This allows me to capture authentic, natural moments and emotions. And you’ll love not feeling any pressure or expectations. I’ve been doing this for 12+ years now, and I’m confident I can produce beautiful, quality work in absolutely any situation!

Ummm YES! I love helping couples design the most amazing, unforgettable, stress-free wedding day!

I can give you ideas, referrals, help with your timeline – every step of the way, but you’ll need to make decisions, contact people, and book your vendors and reservations. If you’re interested in working with a professional planner who does these things with and/or for you, I can totally hook you up with a few referrals!

My home + office is in Laurium, Michigan on the Keweenaw Peninsula (the large peninsula in the northwest of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula). I’m about 20 minutes north of Houghton, MI (where Michigan Tech College is). My local area covers within two hours of Houghton.

For portrait sessions, I charge for travel outside of my local area based on the actual cost to me. So depending on the location, my travel rates vary but are an all-inclusive flat fee. Contact me for a quote!

Weddings and elopements include travel within the state of Michigan.

Absolutely! If there’s anyone who understands feeling awkward in front of a camera it’s me! I’d say most of the people I photograph feel the same way as you in the beginning. All it takes is for us to get to know each other a little better and you’ll see this is much easier than you might think. I’ll provide easy guidance and direction for you to interact with each other. Just remember that I’m a professional and that you can trust 100% in the process!

There is no limit on the number of images you’ll receive, but the actual amount depends on a lot of factors- how long I’m there, what’s happening at the time, etc. On average I’d say I deliver around 60-80 images per hour, but that number can fluctuate.

You’ll receive a link to a beautiful, private online gallery that you can easily share with anyone you’d like! The online gallery makes it simple to view and download all of your images and GIFs, and includes an online store where you can order gift prints, wall art, albums, and more!

*You will need a computer to download your photos in high-resolution. The gallery has limited capabilities on phones & tablets.

You will be able to purchase prints, wall art, and other print items from right within your online gallery!

The prints and products I offer in your online gallery are of professional quality and are crafted here in the US by my lab partners. When you order items from my shop, you get the best archival quality you can get! Prints are guaranteed for 100+ years not to fade or discolor. The papers and inks used are of exceptional quality.

I also specialize in designing handcrafted photographic albums that are STUNNINGLY beautiful! Just ask for more info!

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you can expect:

  • Beautiful, meaningful photos no matter what!
  • Natural photos that look great even if you think you aren’t great in front of a camera.
  • No staged, fake, or over-done posed photos.
  • All of your photos are hand-edited and delivered within 6-8 weeks for weddings and elopements.
  • All of your photos are hand-edited and delivered within 3-4 weeks for all other photo sessions.
  • Help with finding locations, photo timelines, and what to wear/bring.
  • All photos are available to instantly download in both high-resolution and web-sized.
  • All the personal rights to your photos!

+ so much more!

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