Love; Photography


Love; Photography


Katie VanderWal




11470 40th Avenue

Allendale, MI 49401




Southwest Michigan

My Story

I started Love; Photography out of a innate desire to capture the organic human spirit and share it with future generations. I’m also a mom of two cool humans, a wife, Irish by blood, and an avid dog lover. I relish in internet memes, text in gifs, and color coordinate my books. I have a collection of vinyl records that I spent too much money on and love to bits. I’ve been shooting professionally for 12 years, and every year this gig gets better and better! 2023 brought Love; Photography to Northern Ireland, Las Vegas, and Arizona!

When it comes to photography, weddings are my jam! They’re a beautiful concoction of joy and chaos. I believe in letting your day unfold organically while I stealthily squat-run across your venue to capture all of your special moments! From the teary-eyed speeches to the giant cat head cut-outs (check out my portfolio for proof of this), I’m there to capture it all. I’m not just a photographer; I’m my clients’ friend, confidante, and ally if on their wedding day.

My Services

Wedding Photography Collections range from $3,500-$5,000. Associate Team Member Collections begin at $2,000. I also offer boudoir and portrait sessions.

Elopement Collections begin at $4,000.


Paul D. - Absolutely a perfect match for what we were looking for in a wedding photographer. Her personality made her extremely easy to work with, and she knew how to capture the pictures without having us do awkward posing and time consuming retakes. Would highly recommend her for any event photography needs.

Jodi R. - Amazing! We absolutely love our pictures. The moments, memories, emotions and happiness captured in the pictures are incredible. We loved working with Katie and her team. It was so much fun. Went above and beyond to make things great for us. Highly recommend.

Megan V. - Katie was absolutely amazing to work with! I had a lot of anxiety surrounding getting my picture taken, especially with the added pressure of the pictures being of one of the most important days of my life! But Katie helped ease my anxiety right away. After seeing the pictures, I felt beautiful, truly. All of the guests were so impressed with her, too. Everyone kept commenting on how they saw her working away to get as many pictures as she could. She was also so creative with her pictures! I also have to mention how touched I was that she was able to make some extra special pictures for us. My husband and I both had grandpas who passed away. Katie was able to photoshop them into some pictures of us with our grandmas. My entire family cried on Christmas when I gave the picture to my grandma. The smile on her face meant everything to me and I have Katie to thank for that. That picture alone has my heart so full. Book with Katie! It will be the best wedding decision you could make!

Hadassah S. - Photography was always a "high in importance" item when planning my wedding. However, the wedding that happened was not even close to what I had in mind. It was better, thanks to Katie. I don't feel like I found her, I feel like she found me when I, unknowingly, needed her most. Yes, she is very talented, technical, and professional - she checks all the boxes regarding what you may be looking for in a photographer. But she will give you more of what really matters most - Unforgettable, Organic, and Breathtaking Memories. Katie takes you beyond the beautiful photos she takes. She is Brilliant.

Megan S. - Katie did photography for our wedding ceremony and reception. Once we met her in person I knew booking her was a good choice. Katie was professional but very personable and helped so much with wedding day nerves. Our pictures turned out beautiful and she managed to get all the important shots. I would recommend Katie to anyone looking for an amazing photographer

Emma V. - Amazing. Completely followed the vision i had! Would totally recommend!

Hattie S. - She did an amazing job! Photos turned out better then I thought. She really captured the day.

Shayn W. - I’m not one for my picture being taken but Katie did an amazing making me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. We absolutely loved our pictures. She answered all my questions very quickly, arrived before the time we set. Highly recommend!!

Chelsae H. - We have worked with Katie 3 times (proposal, engagement, and wedding) over the past couple of years… when I tell you that she is a remarkable photographer and even more remarkable human, I truly mean it! She did a wonderful job during the shoots making us feel comfortable and our most real selves in front of the camera (we’re both awkward at taking pictures) and then with the presentation of the photos! They’re truly magical! We will never use a different photographer.

Bethany C. - Katie is incredibly talented, thinks on her feet, and is one of the most genuinely kind people I’ve ever met. She is great with posing and knows how to adapt at a moment’s notice so she always gets the shot. 10/10 would get married again just to hire her again.

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