Welcome to Kari Douma Photography I am Kari... a wife, a mother, and a photographer. Our studio is based out of Grandville Michigan, but we are available to travel anytime! My passion for photography was first inspired by my children over 20 years ago. My unique blend of traditional and photojournalistic styles allows me to easily adapt to the needs and tastes of my clients, making you active participants in the creative process.
I am often asked my what is my favorite type of photography. We are a full service studio, so we photograph newborns, families, seniors, weddings, as well as executive portraits and others. So, my answer is... all of the above! I love to build lasting relationships with my clients so what ever their photographic needs are, I create images to help them document all stages of life. Over the years my seniors have graduated, gotten engaged and become brides. My brides have become mothers, and their mothers have become grandmothers... It's a blessing and a privilege to journey alongside my clients over the years as their families grow!
I am more than a "friend with a nice camera." Over the past years I have been dedicated to learning and growth in my craft. In 2010 I became a Certified Professional Photographer and in 2012 I earned my Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. I have also been named "Michigan Photographer of the Year" 2 times. Since photography is not just my business, but also my passion, I travel around the country teaching and judging at professional photography conventions in other states as well.
My experience assures my clients that no matter the job, large or small, easy or difficult, I have the certification, skill, knowledge and equipment to handle it. No matter what stage of life you're in, what memories you would like to capture, or what portraits you are hoping to create, I'd love to be the photographer you choose to document the moments you will cherish forever. Stop by my contact page... I'd love to connect to find out more about you!