The Wedding Experience

everything you need to know 

Our candid style strives to catch each smile, each tear, each piece of the journey you are embarking on, so you can relive it forever. We are not about prom poses; because let's be honest, who really wants to relive that? We want to capture you in the moment, in your element; the essence of what it's like to be on this journey with you.

Our entire goal is to Capture the Moment. To capture and immortalize the beauty of nature, the passion of two people in love, the enthusiasm bursting out of a gathering of friends or family.

We want to capture the little things. The BIG feelings. It's your story to tell. We are just here to help you share it.

Photography

Lavender SAGe

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the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

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We don’t believe that wedding photography is one-size-fits-all! We know that LSP Brides are unique and we work VERY hard to find them! We serve a very specific type of bride who recognizes that if she wants joyful, genuine portraits of herself & her new groom, then she needs more than just pretty pictures. She needs an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with us is determining if we are the perfect fit for you! After getting to know you online, we’ll determine if we’re a match made in heaven and then we’ll move on to the booking process! ...

Let's hang out!

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Yay!! You were made to be a LSP Couple! Now let’s make sure your date is safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality!!! We’ll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Now that you’re an official LSP Bride & Groom, it’s time to get started!! ....

On the Calendar

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Let the fun begin! After you book, we’ll schedule your engagement session. And don’t worry... we’ll teach you EVERYTHING! We thrive at helping our couples get comfortable and feel like themselves. After the first 20 minutes of your session, you will be pros. GUARANTEED. I’ve NEVER had a couple not feel at ease! Even if you think you’re not photogenic or if your fiancé “hates having pictures taken”, you will be killing it after 20 minutes have gone by! That’s all the time we need to get rid of nerves and start capturing the joy of this new season of your life together! After your engagement session you’ll be featured on the LSP Blog and will also be sent your online gallery of images to download and share however you wish.

Engagements

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Once we’re 8 weeks out from your big day, we’ll start making sure that we’re completely prepared and ready for your wedding! We love creating custom timelines for our couples to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos! You know all of those dreamy portraits, fun friend shots, and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine??? We work with our LSP Couples to plan their day so that they can actually have images like that of their OWN! After 4 years of photographing weddings in a magazine-quality manner, we know how to create the perfect timeline for a photography-friendly wedding day!

After your wedding day is over, you will receive an online gallery full of all of your wedding memories! HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of them! We encourage our LSP Couples to sit down with a glass of wine the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving their wedding day through their images! Soon after your gallery is delivered, you will receive your album design (if you ordered an album!) and you can begin the customization process!

It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let us get to work! We believe in telling the full story of our couples' wedding days and so we never shoot less than 6 hours. This day is going to be a blur to you and so we make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every bride needs while also capturing the moments in between in a creative & unique way. One of our favorite parts of the wedding day is our portrait time with the newlyweds and getting to meet our couple’s families and best friends!! After the wedding day, you’ll be featured on the LSP Blog! We like to share our weddings while everyone is still on cloud nine from the big day instead of keeping our couples waiting!

Timeline Talk

Gallery & Album Design

The Big Day!

inquiries per year

75+

different cities we've shot in

54

images delivered per wedding

500+

weddings photographed

48

For your engagement or couple's session, we WILL get in the water if you're up for it! 

We will keep you and your significant other laughing and having fun... even if you're camera shy! 

The most difficult choice you will ever make in life is choosing what ONE photo you will use as a profile pick because you LOVE them all.

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"They captured the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen or been a part of ever! I took maternity pictures and I felt they enhanced my beauty in the beautiful season of pregnancy! The communication from day one was great, the vision they had was inspiring and Joelle and Tyler make a great duo!"
—  Amber Williams Fugitt

"They captured the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen or been a part of ever!"

KUDOS

"We just saw them and we are madly in love! Your talent has displayed our families love for each other so perfectly, and I can't thank you enough! Seriously these pictures have brought me to tears!"
—  Nicole Rodriguez 

"Seriously these pictures have brought me to tears!"

Kudos

"I am dying!!!! Well, not really, but I'm hiding in my bathroom looking at these photos and squealing. ... You are incredibly talented and I love these photos. Everyone has their insecurities, but these make me feel so confident! Thank you so, so, so much!"
—  Meagan Saxton Beck

"Everyone has their insecurities, but these make me feel so confident!"

Kudos

"Lavender Sage worked with my girlfriend and I, with our busy schedules to set up multiple appts to take engagement photos. Joelle and Tyler were wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for professional photos!"
—  Colten Allen

"Joelle and Tyler were wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for professional photos!"

KUDOS

"I had a couple's photo session for my husband and me with them, and it was amazing! The session was fun and went so easy. They made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. These are the best photos of us we've ever had! They captured the real us in such a beautiful way. We'll treasure these photos for years to come. I highly recommend them!"
—  Natalia Drause

"These are the best photos of us we've ever had! They captured the real us in such a beautiful way."

Kudos

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January 13 - 18 / Huntington Beach, CA
June 21 - 25 / Atlanta, Georgia
July 15 - 19 / Grand Rapids, Michigan 
August 7 - 18 / Barcelona, Spain
Sept. 03 - 10 / Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 17 - 25 / Chattanooga, Tennessee

2022

June 18 - 22 / Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 24 - 29 / Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
July 1 - 5 / Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 9 - 16 / Raleigh, North Carolina
July 17 - 21 / Grand Rapids, Michigan 
July 23-27 / Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 5 - 13 / Nashville, Tennessee
August 20 - 25 / Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 1 - 7 / Dayton, Ohio
Sept. 16 - 21 / Grand Rapids, Michigan
November 1 - 7 / Nashville, Tennessee
November 22-30 / Forksville, Pennsylvania
December 16-17 / Toronto, Canada

2021

Travel Schedule

frequently asked questions

How do we access our photos?

Your images will be uploaded to an online gallery for instant access that you can share and enjoy! All wedding packages include a USB drive as well. Certain LSP packages include really cool treasures like customized photo albums, wooden keepsake boxes, personalized USB drives, and more!

Does every package include a second photographer?

Yes. We ALL love Tyler and want him there on our big wedding day so that he can exercise his amazing second shooter skills and assist the greatly talented Joelle. Good news! Your wish is our command. The Lavender, Sage, and Forever wedding packages include a second shooter for FREE. Excelente! 

How would you describe your style?

The Signature Lavender Sage Style loves the soft warmth, muted highlights, and the true signature white balance that is a beautiful mix of "classic" and earthy tones, with influences of the modern "light-and-airy" style. Simply. Beautiful. 

Do you offer any mentorship shooting opportunities?

Joelle absolutely loves working with other photographers! If you ever have any questions, would like to find something out about us, our style, or would like tips and tricks, please email or message us!

What sort of work do you specialize in?

I am a wedding photographer and boudoir photographer (#confidenceissexy); and I don’t venture too far past that! I was once told that focusing less areas of photography would help me master them, and I’ve been striving for that ever since!

How do you feel about a "first look" on the wedding day?

First off, I would like to say: First Looks are a heavenly thing for us all. They are beautiful! They are a relief for you and your handsome hubby on the big day. An excellent photo opportunity. HOWEVER, tradition is equally as heavenly. Either way you choose, you chose right! You will still get ALL of the spectacular shots you are hoping for!

how long will it take to get our photos delivered?

Wedding packages are guaranteed to be delivered in only 4-6 weeks! (Jimmy John's isn't even that #freakyfast). Boudior and portrait packages are guaranteed in just 2-4 weeks. The coolest part of all, Lavender Sage  will deliver and post some of the most amazing sneak peaks within 24 hours for you to enjoy as an appetizer in anticipation of the full LSP course grande!

how far in advance do i need to book you for my wedding?

Well, we have done some weddings on extremely short notice before; which is an exciting, thrilling, electrifying, etc, way to go about it... However, the best LSP wedding experience is a beautifully smooth and fun process. If any of you beautiful LSP Brides are even thinking about getting married, short notice or not, just reach out to us you lovelies! EVEN if you think it is too late! 

Questions?
 hello@lavendersagephotography.com

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LSP tribe

Engagement

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You are in the best of hands with your LSP Wedding adventure. Feel free, feel beautiful, feel relaxed, enjoy the moment... That is what being an LSP Bride is all about. Let's enjoy an everlasting experience together!

LSP Bride

Wedding

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Boudoir photo sessions with Lavender Sage Photography are an empowering experience.  Women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities are meant to feel confident and sexy as themselves! That is why we offer an unforgettable experience with empowering and uplifting photo sessions, for you amazing LSP Goddess's.

LSP Goddess

Boudoir

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Ways to Work Together

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