Hey there-we're glad you stopped by!

We're based in the Grand Rapids/Greater West Michigan area and are comprised of a team  of people dedicated to giving you an incredible experience! We want you to walk away with not only beautiful images but with beautiful memories too.  

As a team, we're here to guide you every step of the way, to bring out your personality and natural beauty, and of course; to create stunning images!

Interested in learning more or have some questions?  Give us a shout!  We're always happy to meet new people and tell you more about what we do.

more than a photo shoot, an experience!

who we are

Michelle took the time to explain how to create beautiful poses.  I'm so glad I had the chance to work with her!

animal lover • christian • fashion obsessed

Allison is our lead hair and makeup artist at Michelle Cuppy Photography.  She's received many accolades in her 11 years in business and is an award winning makeup artist.  In addition, Allison is certified in airbrush makeup from the Airbrush Academy in Chicago, IL.  With professional memberships from Kett cosmetics, Laura Mercier, MAC Cosmetics, Benefit, Stilla Cosmetics, NARS, and Urban Decay you can be assured that you will look your absolute best on the day of your photo session.

"I absolutely love making people feel beautiful and confident!  I believe everyone has unique features which can be enhanced for events, photography, or television.  Having your makeup applied should be fun, collaborative, and leave you feeling as beautiful as ever."

Hair and Makeup Artist

Allison Bower

Explorer • idea generator • jokester

Bill is the video director and producer of all our senior and fashion videos.  He brings over 20 years of experience with TV and video production including projects ranging from small promotional videos to commercial marketing for large corporations.  In addition, he is currently the Creative Director at Grand Valley State University.  

Video Production


light chaser • World Traveler • Puppy hugger

Owner, Photographer

Michelle Cuppy

Michelle is a high school senior and fashion photographer based in West Michigan. She's been named by Modern Teen Magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Teen Photographers and her work featured in Senior Style Guide, Modern Teen Magazine, Seniorologie, and Elegant Magazine; just to name a few. Her clients include an awesome group of people who love to look amazing in photographs and have fun doing it! She's played hide and go seek with kids in Peru, taken portraits inside an ancient castle in England, been stung by a jellyfish in the Caribbean, chased by a monkey in Nepal, and watched giraffes wander the plains at sunset in Tanzania. A lover of life, pizza, and of course photography...she'll also do some pretty ridiculous things for a laugh.


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