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WE ARE THE SOL COLLECTIVE
We craft intentional films and capture priceless photographs for rad couples and we'd be stoked to do the same for you! we've been doing this wedding thing for 4+ years now and we have never loved it more. it's been a gift to be invited into so many intimate moments, and to be trusted with the profound honor of preserving them for you forever.
TIMELESS WEDDING FILMS FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES
the candid, the authentic, the nostalgic
friends turned coworkers turned BEST friends
so it turns out that when you work, travel, party, and live (yes, Sophia and Brittany are former roommates) with the same people, you become pretty good friends. that's exactly what happened with us. we met in different ways when we attended college in Grand Rapids, MI, and after building friendships through creative outlets, and hiring each other for every job we had, we realized working as a team could be something really special. fast forward a few years and here we are, spending every weekend celebrating love stories with rad couples, and spending weekdays editing at coffee shops or in our home offices (we've got a dream of having a dedicated space soon!). In our down time you can find us at concerts, traveling, and pursuing other creative endeavors. we've built this team through a mutual love of what we do, and the deepest friendships we've ever had. this is so much more than a job or paycheck to us, it's our passion project! we can't wait to meet you and start planning out the next adventure!
We'll give you space to be you
through natural posing, comfortable timelines, and encouragement to live in the moment
Love is Love is Love is Love
the SOL COLLECTIVE proudly welcomes all couples regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, identity, ability or body type
Kayleigh + Seth
We had many incredible vendors for our wedding day but The Sol Collective were definitely our favorite to work with! Not only was the day-of amazing to work with them, but the two years leading up to our ever changing wedding plans were also amazing. They are super professional, incredibly talented and seriously just the sweetest team to work with!
WHAT OUR FRIENDS ARE SAYING
Let's save your date
fill out an inquiry and make sure we're available. We take a limited amount of weddings so we can do our best work for each one. If we are, we'll talk through all your plans, make sure we're the right fit, and build out a custom proposal for your day!
Let's be friends
between booking and your wedding, we'll connect a couple of different times to help you plan, do a pre wedding shoot, or just meet up for a drink. we'll connect on social media and really get to know you so that your films and photos can reflect who you are and what is the most important.
Let's have a wedding!
by now we will have the best plan for your day. we'll celebrate with you while capturing absolutely every moment. we'll be hyping you up and cheering you on through every step. then we dive into our edits and create some magic that will last for the rest of your lives.
keep scrolling to meet the team!
I like to walk around on your wedding day with a time machine in my hands. What may look like just a camera to you, is a tool to me. A tool that captures your voices, dance moves, and love, and allows those moments to exist FOREVER. The idea that kids and grandkids for generations to come will get to relive our stories is something that I never take for granted. Apart from shooting weddings, you'll usually find me in a black snapback, with an iced americano from MadCap in my hand, no matter the weather. Lately I've been really loving old mediums of videographer and diving into film photography
OTHER THINGS I LOVE |
Super8 and Dad Cam footage hiking, full friendships, Kentucky bourbon, The NFL, documentaries, "out west," the idea of surfing.
Photographing people and their love has always been my favorite hobby, and it's a hobby that evolved into a career! I first fell in love with photography when I started having my twin sister model for me. They always turned out amazing because I KNOW her. I always want my couples to feel known, so that they are comfortable and I am able to photograph them in ways that are the most authentic. On your wedding day, my goal is to capture candid moments that tell your special story while making each image a masterpiece of its own. What fuels my creativity is knowing that you and everyone closest to you will enjoy these photographs for years to come!
OTHER THINGS I LOVE |
I’m obsessed with Noah Gunderson, and am dying to see him in concert again. Even though I’m in love with all animals, dogs are my personal favorite, and every time I see one freak out!
One of my biggest joys at your wedding is getting to know you and your guests personally. Even with a camera in hand, I will be your biggest cheerleader throughout the day. If you know me, you know I am always down for a good party, including yours! So you never need to worry about an empty dance floor, I got that covered. Emotionally investing into your wedding is what drives my creativity. It's likely that I'll be crying during a beautiful ceremony or first dance, and cheering like crazy when you make your grand entrance!
OTHER THINGS I LOVE | swimming in Lake Michigan at all times of the year, messy hair, the bachelorette, guava margs from Donkey Taqueria, long road trips.