Images by Jennifer - West Michigan Portrait Photographer

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
– Paul Caponigro




untitled-91-Edit Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by! My name is Jennifer Batts. I live in beautiful West Michigan, right between the great urban environment of Grand Rapids and the glorious scenery of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

I have always been fascinated by the beauty around me - from grand sweeping landscapes to the tiny details of spring wildflowers to the fascinating lives of my two children. While I have enjoyed capturing and creating beauty in various art forms over the years, photography has become my primary art medium, and my camera is rarely out of reach. And it is a special privilege to be able to photograph the beauty I see in each and every person - from the fresh and timeless grace of a high school senior, to the tiny perfect details of a newborn baby, to the playful banter of family and siblings.

I love the great outdoors - and nature has been my first source of photographic inspiration. To me, there's nothing like spending a day or a week in one of Michigan's State Parks or like simply going for a walk to refresh my heart. I'm also a homebody type of girl who is happiest while losing myself in a great book, finding a new recipe to try, digging around in my garden, and getting together with a couple close friends for great conversation. I love a perfectly-seasoned steak and a glass of wine and movies that make me cry.

If you're looking for someone capture and preserve the beauty of your life moments, I would love to be your photographer.



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