Olivia Laird Photography
Hi, I'm Grace.
Capturing your adventure is what I live for.
But also garage sales, the big lake, and Jesus.
Personally: I'm a Michigan Native and moved north 6 years ago - best decision I've ever made. I prefer whiskey and lakeside campfires, but I also love a night out on the town. I'm a mom, major cat lady, and I'm currently loving Seinfield reruns.
I'm a big true crime junkie - podcasts, books, shows - all of it, but I cannot for the life of me watch a scary movie.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart who keeps me wild.
Professionally: I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary & Special Education and spent time as a Kindergarten English as a Second Language Teacher & Preschool Teacher. I've managed busy winery tasting rooms and events. I've been a restaurant waitress and a tasting room associate. I directed a local arts and culture non-profit serving individuals with disabilities for three years. My husband owns a small construction company, and I've run my own business for 6 years now. Small business is a big part of who I am.
I'm based in Traverse City, MI but available to travel to the many beautiful surrounding areas here in MI and elsewhere!
I believe the best moments happen in the in-between, and these in-betweens tell our story. I love stopping time in these moments, just for a minute, so you can tell your story for years to come.
If your ideal day involves spending time outside, hanging with your favorite people, and relaxing - let's connect. I'd love to tell your story.
I scheduled sessions based on the best light, this means that most often, we are shooting in the morning or evening, close to sunrise or sunset.
MORNING SESSIONS - Tuesdays & Fridays
SUNSET SESSIONS - Mondays & Thursdays
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS are for weddings, and SUNDAYS are for church and my own family.
“She is kind, creative, and easy to get along with.
Before the wedding she took the extra time to get to know us and what we wanted. She was always available for any questions that we had.
The day of the wedding went great. She was on-time and ready to start taking photos right away. She was able to capture everything we wanted! Our bridal party even commented how nice she was the whole day.
Our wedding photos are everything we wanted - we still cannot choose a favorite!”