Spencer Penfield

"Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things."
{Thomas Merton}

Humans fascinate me. Furthermore, humans interacting with other humans fascinate me. Our relationships with one another are a deep and vital component to the human experience, and I believe those relationships should be of the utmost importance, both to photograph, and to celebrate in general. I strive to capture people as organically as possible, all of the perks and quirks that make us all so unique. Furthermore, I strive to capture your wedding story as it truly happens, even some things that you may not have even noticed. I believe photos are not just meant to be looked at; they're moments to be experienced, and re-experienced. 50 years from now I want your photos to flood you with the same emotion that they did when you first saw them.
I also absolutely love to travel, and am more than down to go to wherever you need me! 

This isn't just a job for me; it's a passion I want to get better at every day. 

Apart from taking photos, a little more about me: I was born and raised in Grand Ledge, Michigan, and after bouncing around a bit after college I finally settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I currently reside. I love being outdoors under any circumstance, whether that's snowboarding, a day hike, or a stroll around Lake Michigan. I love authentic menswear, dad jokes, and fires in the fireplace. I own a 1976 Honda CB 550 cafe racer motocycle, and it's my absolute pride and joy. My first job was at Chipotle during high school, and I still passionately pledge allegiance to their delicious burritos. I grew up playing soccer since I was 5, and will gladly scream my face off at the TV during the World Cup. My favorite musical artists I always return to are Kings of Leon, The National, and Noah Gundersen. 

Let's connect on Instagram: @spencepen

Photo by Jonathan Steigenga