Steph Pickard Photo

Steph Pickard Photo

Based In: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Photographer: Steph Pickard Photo

Steph Pickard Photo

Based In: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hey, I’m Steph!! I’m a Michigan based elopement & intimate wedding photographer with a passion for creating a heartfelt experience, and leaving you with meaningful, artful photographs that feel alive. 

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, which is why it should be filled with intentional details and everything you love. Your wedding day is the day that is all about you, and celebrating your love in the most authentic and joyous way possible! I’m here to help you bring that vision to life by helping you every step of the way, so we can create a day that makes your soul sing and photos that become timeless treasures.

From the moment you reach out to me, I’m here to listen and understand your vision and your feelings. Throughout the planning process, I’ll work closely with you to provide resources, custom guides, insights, and endless support to help plan your incredible elopement experience. I want to truly get to know you, hear your stories, laugh with you, and create photos that you can look back on and remember exactly how you felt in those moments. I want to create an experience where we can have a good time, let the energy flow, and make beautiful images that embody your relationship!

I’m so ready for this adventure with you and to help you create your perfect elopement day, whatever that may look like to you!

So if you are ready to explore beautiful landscapes, create a day filled with intention, and to have a wedding day that is all your own – I’m your gal!

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Entrusting Steph Pickard to capture our Elopement Day was easily one of the best decisions I've ever made! I first stumbled upon her work and from there planned our entire elopement with Steph in mind. Not only did she photograph us and the day perfectly, but Steph was also so great to work with- Extremely responsive, attentive, professional, kind, and helpful in the months and days leading up to our big day. She went above and beyond by helping us scout out locations, caterers, venues, and other wedding weekend services in Marquette, MI. Wedding planning is a total stress, and this aspect of my planning (photography) was made so easy by working with Steph.

Photography aside, Steph is a gem of a human. Zeke and I were instantly comfortable with Steph and ended up having a blast while she photographed us (photographing isn’t something we are super accustomed to). She guided us through each pose and step with confidence and consideration for who we are as a couple. It felt like Steph was always meant to be a part of our wedding day. Receiving our photos solidified that Steph Pickard was the girl for the job - Her shots were absolutely gorgeous and beyond anything we’d ever dreamed of!

McKenna + Zeke

The best photographer ever!

We had the pleasure of modeling for Steph for a styled elopement shoot and we knew right from the start that we wouldn’t settle for any other photographer on our actual wedding day. When it came time to book her for our wedding, she kept in contact with us and had answers for any and every question that popped up. Booking was super easy and Steph was insanely helpful every step of the way. Steph is the most organized, thoughtful, and detail oriented human we have ever met! Her eye for detail and her passion for her practice resulted in the most beautiful photos we could ever ask for. She captured every special moment on our special day and then some. Aside from photos, she has so many helpful tips to help your wedding day run smoothly. On the day of she made sure we were where we needed to be, when we needed to be there. Leading up to our wedding day, she was always available as a resource for us and provided us with an abundance of helpful information. She made planning and preparing for our wedding day a breeze.

We literally can’t recommend Steph Pickard enough. She is a blessing and we are so grateful to have gotten to work with her! We would easily give her a million stars. Even picking photos to add to this was so difficult because they’re all our favorites.

Becca + Sam

Steph is one of the most amazing photographers I have met. I was initial drawn to her photos because they were so raw. She captures the candid, goofy laughs, rather than the posed, forced pictures, which was what we had been looking for. Upon first meeting her at our engagement shoot, she made my husband and I feel so special. Steph was great at staying in touch during the process and helping us both feel comfortable knowing everything was planned and arranged. She captured every little moment throughout the whole day, and was very timely in getting our pictures back to us. All of our friends and family also thought she was very personable and professional on our wedding day, and everyone is seriously obsessed with how all the pictures turned out. My sister actually booked Steph as her wedding photographer 2 weeks after our wedding because she could not stop talking about her. I would hands down recommend her to anyone (:

Haley + Cody

Steph as my elopement planner: I reached out to Steph through Instagram. She was extremely responsive and we had a signed contract within a couple weeks of my first contact! Steph always made herself available during the 8 months I had to plan my elopement and she was extremely communicative as far as dates that she wouldn’t be available to answer questions! Every question I had she answered or pointed me in the direction of someone who could answer! I picked hair & makeup, clergy and dinner plans according to Steph’s suggestions and they were all superb!
Steph as our photographer: My photos (received at least a month earlier than she told me they would be received) are so beautiful!!! We spent 4 hours with Steph and it was easy time! She listened to me during planning and created a timeline that included every location I wanted to shoot at! She was super friendly and fun and the day went off without a hitch! Thank you so much Steph for helping our day be so special!!!

Kelly + Sam
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