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Boudoir that captures your beauty inside & out!

Betsy McCue is a boudoir photographer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serving the Great Lakes area. She has been a professional photographer for 15 years, but reinvented herself and her studio to reflect what is her true purpose on this planet.

She always loved photographing couples on their wedding day and often did a little boudoir session while they were getting ready. It was wonderful to capture that energy and excitement behind the scenes and away from the stress of the day鈥搕o remind them how beautiful they were inside and out.

She's taken all those years of photographing people in a life transition and focused her talents on boudoir photography that capture all the beautiful things you are on the INSIDE. This is so much more than pretty pictures! This is a journey of self-love and self-care that will be a gift for you AND your f卯anc茅. She can't wait to chat with you more and celebrate this special time in your life!

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Matthew Sent on 02/17/2017
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In short, going with La Vida Creations was the best decision we made for our wedding. Everything else - the food, the music, the venue - is temporary. The pictures La Vida took of our special day are timeless and we are going to cherish them forever. We are absolutely going to think of La Vida Creations when we need professional photographers for our future events, and we whole-heartedly recommend them for yours!
Jazmine Sent on 12/08/2016
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There are truly not enough good things to say about Betsy and her photography. Betsy also photographed my husband's brother's wedding, so we got to interact with her quite a bit throughout our engagement and wedding. She immediately made us feel so comfortable, and the engagement shoot session got us used to being in front of their cameras. They have experience working with pets, also, so we were so happy to get to include our dogs in the photos, too!

While wedding planning can be stressful, I always trusted that Betsy would be amazing and make the day so easy--and of course I was right! She and Jeff stayed in constant communication with us leading up to the big day, helping us put together a list of our "must have" shots and even a wedding day timeline. The day of, they were punctual and so sweet, and their calming energy definitely kept everyone else mellow and organized.

After the wedding, we were so antsy for the blog post to go live, and couldn't have been more amazed when it did! Betsy not only captured the major moments of our wedding day, but (more importantly) captured the feelings we had while celebrating. So many of the shots during the ceremony are of the wedding party and guests laughing hysterically, while others show the total connection and relief I had once my husband and I were together and could take a breath. They made sure to grab us for some special shots, but also did an awesome job letting us enjoy the day, and documenting those interactions as well. We so appreciate that they made our priorities their own, and provided the professional guidance we needed in order to document the day perfectly.

As I said, not enough words in the world to describe how great these people are. We will absolutely keep in touch and use La Vida in the future!
Casey Sent on 04/24/2016
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When looking for our wedding photographers, we didn't know where to start. Our wedding planner gave us a list of her top recommendations, and asked us to pay close attention to each photographer's style. We ended up loving La Vida Creations' portfolio, and loved them even more after meeting them in person! This husband and wife team works together flawlessly to get the most amazing shots from different perspectives. We didn't want those typical wedding shots that sometimes go more cheesy than cute; that is not Jeff & Betsy's style. They are great at getting candid shots, so much so that most of the people attending our wedding didn't even realize we had photographers there! We also did an engagement shoot with La Vida, something they highly recommended to get comfortable with taking professional, posed photos. It was during that shoot that we really got to know Jeff and Betsy, so that on our wedding day it was like having old friends around rather than vendors who you barely know. We have received so many compliments on both our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos, they are so beautiful! La Vida Creations does the most amazing work; we were so glad to have worked with them to capture the happiest day of our lives.
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Betsy McCue
Betsy McCue
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I鈥檝e been a professional photographer for 15 years, but have reinvented myself and my studio to reflect what I believe is my true purpose on this planet.

After going through a major life change in 2016 when I lost my life and business partner, I learned that life is precious. It took time, healing, and traveling the world for a year with my camera, shooting for myself and not for others. My craft helped pull me out of the darkness. It helped teach me new ways to find joy in the small things. I started to find the light in the darkness. I was a phoenix rising from the ashes.

As I rebuilt myself and my new life, I paid close attention to where the light and darkness intersected鈥攆iguratively and literally in life and my art. My camera became my tool to illustrate this delicate balance that I could feel in my bones. I rediscovered myself through these experiences which taught me to savor every sweet morsel of the NOW. The gifts that came from this chapter of life have prepared me to provide a truly one-of-a-kind collaboration with my clients that bonds us in a unique way. I deeply cherish these genuine relationships, as do my ideal clients, as you鈥檒l see in testimonials from my people.

Through my rebuilding after loss, I learned a lot of ways to love and celebrate myself and life鈥攚hich I encourage my clients to embrace through a unique journey that is so much more than pretty pictures. This runs deep and I promise you that you鈥檒l come out on the other side seeing yourself and your life in a new light.

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Murasaki Media Murasaki Media Wedding Videographers

I've had the pleasure of working with La Vida and I must say, they are so much fun! They make their job look so incredibly easy and effortless. Their photos are AH MAH ZING. I love each and everyone of them.

Personal Touch Dining Personal Touch Dining Wedding Caterers

La Vida Creations are amazing to work with! They take beautiful photos and know exactly what their client's want. I love being able to share their pictures with all of our future clients!

Elite Image Limousines Elite Image Limousines Wedding Limos

WE very much enjoy working with Jeff and Betsy not only are they fantastic at what they do and truly capture that moment but they are so fun to be around! We enjoy working with Jeff and Betsy cause we know that the day is going to go just that much better with them on the job!

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