ME+HIM Photography - About Us

About Us

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber

Hi, we are Kelly and Trevor.  We are the me and him of ME+HIM and we are best friends.  We met through some mutual friends and instantly felt like: “hey, we could totally date, that would be super fun.”  No grand theater or traditional 3-act story arc, just your every day vanilla “awesomer together.”  What we are trying to say is that we are real people, just like you. We respect the little things in a relationship and we treasure the big steps, which is exactly what marriage is.

Trevor knew Kelly was the one when she laughed at over 50% of his jokes and he laughed at even more of hers.  Kelly knew Trevor was the one when he could recite lines from both Cary Grant movies and Fugazi songs.

We would describe our marriage as a slumber party every night, and a play date every day.  We love marriage and we love being married.  We truly think it’s a fabulous way to spend a lifetime.  It makes what we do, and the fact that we get to do it together, that much more enjoyable.  It’s from that perspective that we approach your wedding and as we watch you become husband & wife, we will be beaming right along with your family.

I guess this is kind of our artist’s statement?  We will try to not make this too “eye glazing,” we promise. Ok, here we go:

Our style is primarily rooted in the concepts or ideas found in photojournalism, or documentary photography.  Traditionally photojournalism is the craft of employing photographic storytelling to document real life.  A slightly pretentious artist (us), once said that “it is because of that realistic abstraction of life that a photo can be truly universal, it’s visual nature transcending cultural and language bounds.”

What we are trying to say is that each photo we take should perfectly capture the moment in which it happened.  You should feel the gravity and emotion of that instant and remember exactly what you were thinking when it happened.  Every photo should tell a story and strike at what it means to experience life.  These found moments become a wild art, realistic slices of everyday life.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber

Hi, we are Kelly and Trevor.  We are the me and him of ME+HIM and we are best friends.  We met through some mutual friends and instantly felt like: “hey, we could totally date, that would be super fun.”  No grand theater or traditional 3-act story arc, just your every day vanilla “awesomer together.”  Trevor knew Kelly was the one when she laughed at over 50% of his jokes and he laughed at even more of hers.  Kelly knew Trevor was the one when he could recite lines from both Cary Grant movies and Fugazi songs.

We would describe our marriage as a slumber party every night, and a play date every day.  We love marriage and we love being married.  We truly think it’s a fabulous way to spend a lifetime.  It makes what we do, and the fact that we get to do it together, that much more enjoyable.  It’s from that perspective that we approach your wedding and as we watch you become husband & wife, we will be beaming right along with your family.

I guess this is kind of our artist’s statement?  We will try to not make this too “eye glazing,” we promise. Ok, here we go:

Our style is primarily rooted in the concepts or ideas found in photojournalism, or documentary photography.  Traditionally photojournalism is the craft of employing photographic storytelling to document real life.  A slightly pretentious artist (us), once said that “it is because of that realistic abstraction of life that a photo can be truly universal, it’s visual nature transcending cultural and language bounds.”

What we are trying to say is that each photo we take should perfectly capture the moment in which it happened.  You should feel the gravity and emotion of that instant and remember exactly what you were thinking when it happened.  Every photo should tell a story and strike at what it means to experience life.  These found moments become a wild art, realistic slices of everyday life.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber

Hi, we are Kelly and Trevor.  We are the me and him of ME+HIM and we are best friends.  We met through some mutual friends and instantly felt like: “hey, we could totally date, that would be super fun.”  No grand theater or traditional 3-act story arc, just your every day vanilla “awesomer together.”  Trevor knew Kelly was the one when she laughed at over 50% of his jokes and he laughed at even more of hers.  Kelly knew Trevor was the one when he could recite lines from both Cary Grant movies and Fugazi songs.

We would describe our marriage as a slumber party every night, and a play date every day.  We love marriage and we love being married.  We truly think it’s a fabulous way to spend a lifetime.  It makes what we do, and the fact that we get to do it together, that much more enjoyable.  It’s from that perspective that we approach your wedding and as we watch you become husband & wife, we will be beaming right along with your family.

I guess this is kind of our artist’s statement?  We will try to not make this too “eye glazing,” we promise. Ok, here we go:

Our style is primarily rooted in the concepts or ideas found in photojournalism, or documentary photography.  Traditionally photojournalism is the craft of employing photographic storytelling to document real life.  A slightly pretentious artist (us), once said that “it is because of that realistic abstraction of life that a photo can be truly universal, it’s visual nature transcending cultural and language bounds.”

What we are trying to say is that each photo we take should perfectly capture the moment in which it happened.  You should feel the gravity and emotion of that instant and remember exactly what you were thinking when it happened.  Every photo should tell a story and strike at what it means to experience life.  These found moments become a wild art, realistic slices of everyday life.

SAY HELLO TO

TREVOR

 

I first dipped my feet in the entrepreneurial waters when I started a software company.  That company was sold in 2013 and I began to search for what’s next.  I’ve always known that what you create with your hands (or fingers), leads to a visceral creative experience.  So I’ve cut my creative teeth in personal labors of love such as photography, the maker movement and leatherworking, but never gave much though to how to make that into a career.  My hobbies have always involved some creative aspect and marrying Kelly has been an exercise in that vein.  She has always pushed me creatively and helped me to learn through doing.  ME+HIM is as much a outlet for us to do something we love, as it is an opportunity to exchange services for currency.  I will always pour the entirety of my mind, body and soul into every instant I capture.  Hopefully it shines through.

SAY HELLO TO

KELLY

 

I can’t think of any other way to start off this biography than with the cliche statement that, yes, I really did want to be a photographer when I picked up my first toy camera at the age of five.  And here I am, “ahem” years later, still playing with not-so-toy cameras.*  There’s never been a dull moment in-between.  Well, maybe some.  But at least not where my photography is concerned.

Formally trained in Photojournalism at Michigan State University and in Fine Art Photography at Oakland University, I bring a unique perspective to every image I create.  I consider it a documentary style fused with art.  Or you could say it’s an artistic style epitomized by a precise moment captured.  It’s how I can’t help but see things, whether it’s a wedding, a portrait, or a business shoot.  There’s a story, and a personality in the forms found in every instant.  There’s something hidden beneath the surface and since 2006, it’s been my job to find it.

* Sometimes I still play with ‘toy’ cameras like my Holga and 1972 Polaroid SX-70

OTHER PLACES

where we exist

As Seen in The Knot Magazine
Prod to be selected as a GWS Preferred Wedding Artist!
Featured on Ruffled
As seen on whitemag.com
ME+HIM Photography on Borrowed & Blue
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exhibitions

  • Symbolic City, Songjiang Art Museum, Shanghai China
  • Systems Failure, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
  • Art Detroit Now, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI
  • You Make It Here, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield, MI
  • Andres Serrano Picks Detroit, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • Installations, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
  • Venus of Willendorf, Duderstadt Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • How to Build an Artist, Plan b Gallery, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI
  • Third Annual Michigan Invitational: Photography, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
  • Go!, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
  • Women’s Studies Film Festival, OU, Rochester, MI
  • Hidden Talents VI, Oakland County Galleria, Pontiac, MI
  • Grizzdance Film Festival, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • Foresight 20/20, Oakland County Galleria, Pontiac, MI
  • School of Visual Arts Eighteenth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: Art and Story, Film Screening, New York, NY
  • Hidden Talents V, Oakland County Galleria, Pontiac, MI
  • 32nd Rochester Gallery Stroll, Old Library Gallery, Rochester, MI
  • Steps, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI