Same Team, Same Great Service, Expanded Offerings
Our name has changed! We are excited to announce the expansion of our team with the addition of Steve Edmondson. Nicole and Steve were married in 2019, and her name change brought us to the start of a fresh new name and look!
Steve will be adding his passion for air and space, by offering astrophotography prints, as well as aerial photography services!
With the expansion of our team, services, and Nicole’s last name, we felt that 2021 was a great time to renew and refresh!
Stay tuned for more information, new branding, new services, and an updated website!
We are based out of Grand Rapids, MI specializing in Wedding, Portraits, Commercial and Astro Photography. We want to make your photo session unique and fun and also give you a finished product that you will cherish forever. We take the time to carefully select the best photos from the session and do a premium digital perfected editing technique. We include all of these premium edited images with every package! We don’t just stop there, we have a variety of professional archive quality finished prints and products to choose from.
I am a Jesus follower, a mom, a wife, a photographer and a designer! Jesus is my rock, my guide and the source of my creativity and I’m so blessed to call myself his.
I’ve been in the creative field for over a decade after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Illinois Institute of Art. I’ve always loved photography, I was the kid with the Polaroid camera capturing everything around me.
For me, it goes beyond just the photography. I treat my clients as friends and want to make their dreams a reality in their photos. I care about each and every client, what they are going through and what they want out of their photography experience. Whether you need me to come up with a fully customized creative vision for you or if you have a dream photoshoot you want me to execute I will work with you to make it a reality.
Steve is a full-time professional pilot, who has always had a passion for anything “air and space”. After years of taking quick phone pictures of the earth below, Steve set his sights to the sky, capturing the breathtaking nebulae and galaxies that grace our night sky.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. – Psalm 19:1
The Starlight Photography team is a critical part of our success. There is a dedicated assistant at each and every photoshoot and many also include a 2nd photographer. We are blessed to have many creative and kind individuals that work with us but below you will find the key people that have worked with us over the years.
Tassey is THE BOSS! She is our wedding team’s manager of the day and the client’s Day of Wedding Planner. She stays focused on all of the details and moving parts so the rest of us can stay focused on the photography. A wedding day has so many moving parts and pieces that can add so much stress to a bride and groom and their families and Tassey is there to make sure that they can enjoy their special day without any worry or stress. Tassey is there to communicate with other vendors, the bride and groom, master and mistress of ceremony, venue wedding coordinator, and our photography team to make sure the day runs on schedule and nothing is missed. Tassey makes sure the wedding day goes off without a hitch! In addition to running our wedding days, Tassey is also a talented photographer herself, and when she isn’t busy running the wedding she’s grabbing those extra special shots. Tassey is our main photo booth expert as well. Tassey makes sure the photo booth is up and running when it’s supposed to be, helps guests get the most of their experience, and makes sure everything stays running smoothly. Beyond weddings, Tassey is also one of Nicole’s main assistants on many different types of portrait and commercial shoots. She makes sure that every detail is right so our clients look their best! Tassey is a Jesus follower, wife, and mom of 2. She is passionate about helping others and serves at her church as the head nursery attendant, has worked as a middle school volleyball coach for years in Caledonia, and is the head of the community garden committee.
Leah is our wedding candid extraordinaire! She has been part of our wedding photography team from the beginning and is the one capturing the groom’s face as the bride starts walking down the aisle, candids of mom and dad in the chairs watching the ceremony with emotion, and grandma striking a move on the dance floor at the reception! Leah is an incredibly talented photographer and has an eye for quickly capturing those special moments that you will cherish forever. Leah is a passionate Jesus follower, mom, and wife and loves helping others.
Andrea is one of our assistants for all types of photoshoots and running the photo booth. She is a follower of Jesus and mother of 2 and has a passion for showing love to people. Her background is in Art with a degree from Aquinas. She was an art teacher for years at Kentwood schools before starting her own business, Art By Andrea to teach children and adults art as well as hosting painting parties for all types of events. In addition to her Art business, Andrea is also the Hospitality Coordinator at Ada Bible Church’s Kentwood campus. She puts her talents of helping people and making them comfortable every week.
Jamie is our northern Michigan photography expert. She owns her own photography business in Northern Michigan but loves shooting weddings with Nicole. All of our Northern Michigan weddings have Jamie as the 2nd photographer as well as many other locations. Jamie is a passionate mom who loves helping others. In addition to her own photography business, she is a teacher at Cheboygan public schools helping kids every day.