The Bigger Picture Photography is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will travel. Lisa delivers documentary-style wedding photos with a fine art edge. She is an artistic photojournalist. If you'd like to work with a photographer who makes the process stress-free, and feel like you have a friend by your side, then set up a phone consult today!
Lisa Shaw is the owner and photographer behind The Bigger Picture Photography. She has a BFA degree in fine art and photography from Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a photojournalist for many years and her photographs were published in countless magazines. She has won the Couple’s Choice Award from WeddingWire consistently for the last five years and has over 77 five star reviews.
The photographer offers many wedding services. Bigger Picture Photography’s services include:
In addition to the above wedding-related offerings, Bigger Picture Photography also offers many other services as well. Their other services include:
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Caitlin · Married on 08/10/2018
Gorgeous Pictures, Amazing Person
I could write pages about how amazing our experience was with Lisa, but since there are word limits on these reviews I had to write a "short" version. ;)Sent on 11/11/2018
Trust me when I say - Lisa is AMAZING. You will not regret hiring her, and when your wedding is over you’ll realize all the things that would’ve gone wrong without her guidance. If you are looking for a photographer to truly DOCUMENT your day, Lisa is the photographer for you. The little glances, the toss-your-head-back laughs, the tears in the eyes… Lisa somehow captures all of these moments without you realizing she’s there. She also does some “traditional” photos (ex: family pictures in the church) so you get the best of both worlds – candid, in-the-moment, artistic shots and traditional, posed shots that your parents and grandparents love to hang on the wall.
Here are some of the things we loved about Lisa:
*She truly is a wonderful person - SO easy to talk to and instantly makes you feel like a close friend.
*She always answered e-mails promptly, and when we set up phone consultations she called exactly when she said she would. Lisa is very reliable and easy to communicate with (even if you live out of town like we do).
*She gave a lot of awesome suggestions that helped us plan our wedding, but wasn't pushy at all. We ended up taking her suggestions and we are so thankful! I can honestly say our wedding timeline felt perfect, and Lisa was instrumental in planning it.
*She wasn't just a photographer to us - she was also a wedding planner and a calming presence (reminding us to enjoy the moment, relax, breathe, etc). It's easy to get lost in the details when planning a wedding, but Lisa reminded us to have fun and made it easy to enjoy the day.
*Lisa is incredibly organized - many of our family members commented on how organized she was, and how much they appreciated it. Family pictures were a breeze!
*I hate getting my picture taken, but Lisa made the engagement photos and wedding photos easy. We didn't even notice she was there 95% of the time. No awkward poses and cheesy smiles... just the two of us having fun while she took pictures.
*Let me tell you, Lisa's pictures are gorgeous. She posted a preview of our wedding photos on Facebook and I had multiple people tell me they were the best wedding pictures they'd ever seen. Everyone loved the special moments she caught on camera: my now-husband giving me a little smirk during the ceremony, my dad crying when he saw me for the first time, the 2 year old flower girl stopping to talk to her grandpa while she walked down the aisle, and so many more.
*Lisa goes above and beyond to be helpful, even if it isn't related to wedding planning/photos. We told her about our plans to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon and she's given us lots of tips (since she used to live in Maui). I guess she's part-time vacation planner too!
I really could go on and on about how wonderful Lisa is. If you're struggling to choose a photographer, just look at her reviews, and then look at her responses. So much positivity! Lisa is someone who makes your day brighter because of her kindness. We all know that weddings are stressful, so why not hire a photographer who makes you feel great and is fun to hang out with? It's a no brainer!
THANK YOU Lisa for everything you've done for us - before, during, and now after our wedding. I'm so happy we found your page on The Knot! Looking forward to catching up soon and getting Maui food recommendations. :)
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J · Getting married on 10/11/2020
I was part of a wedding party that use the Bigger Picture Photography. They were outstanding. The picture quality is amazing. They spent time moving and adjusting even the smallest things in each pose to make sure the pictures turned out perfect.Sent on 07/24/2017
Tarau · Married on 10/13/2018
Simply the best
Working with Lisa was the best decision we made! She is just so creative! Our engagement and wedding pictures were unique, fun and flawless, it was like working with our best friend. She was a blast to work with and we couldn't be happier with the results. She's very friendly, easy going person and working with her was so much fun.Sent on 11/14/2018
She has such a great eye, very easy to work with and open to ideas to incorporate to make any session perfect. We are beyond thrilled with the quality and the attention to detail she put into them. She goes beyond to make sure you are happy. She captured all of our important moments beautifully, and her artistic range really showed in her ability to take stunning pictures of our venue's scenery, our ceremony, and all of us moving on the dance floor! Her work is unique, romantic, stylish, and authentic-she truly captured all the love and beauty of our day.
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