“Dave did a most fantastic job on our family photos! I told him some Pinterest ideas I had and we got to shoot each one, in addition to his extremely creative ideas along the way. He knew exactly what lens to use and where the best lighting would be. When we got the pictures, we couldn’t have been happier. He is also very fast to get back to us with any questions and is always excited! It was great to have someone that made everyone feel so comfortable and at ease since our family was not used to getting professional pictures done!”

Shana S.

“We are not from the Harbor Springs area, so Dave put together a list of locations and recommendations in the Harbor Springs and Petoskey area. The locations turned out great – Dave knows the area well and knows the best spots for lighting, time of day etc. My fiancé and I wanted some effortless, casual pictures that captured our personalities and Dave did a great job of getting this result. I would highly recommend the Crooked Porch to anyone looking for an easy to work with photographer and great customer service!”

Ellie W.

What better way to remember THIS precious moment in your family’s life than with a portrait? I love bringing the natural beauty of Northern Michigan into my photographs. Regardless of the season, I shoot almost entirely outdoors, utilizing natural light and vivid colors. My aim is to provide you with timeless, above-the-mantle-worthy art that captures your personalities, interactions, and family love.

After the photography is done, I spend hours perfecting your images. My editing style is clean, balanced and detailed. I ensure that you actually look like YOU when I am done. You will receive a flash drive of both high-resolution (for print) and low-resolution (for social media) files of your images. These images are yours, to use as you see fit. While I will help you with online ordering, you won’t pay me a penny for prints.

Pricing Packages

Quick & Easy

Up to 7 People (Inquire for larger groups)
1 Location
30 Minutes of photography
Retouch & Edit of your best 5 images


Up to 7 People (Inquire for larger groups)
1 Location
60 Minutes of photography
Retouch & Edit of your best 10 images


Up to 7 People (Inquire for larger groups)
2 Locations
120 Minutes of photography
Retouch & Edit of your best 20 images
Pre-Session Consultation

The Crooked Porch Reunion

Unlimited family members
2 – 120 Minutes sessions each at 2 locations (sessions split over two days or on the same day)
Retouch & Edit of your best 50 images
Pre-Session Consultation
Photo-book of your best images

“Dave did an amazing job with our family! We contacted him going out on a limb, and he responded within hours and scheduled us for a shoot within 2 days while we were in Michigan for a family vacation! Made us feel beautiful and comfortable all the way through- could not recommend anyone better!

Breann C.