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