Shawn and Julie are a husband and wife team that started Von Ins Photography in 2005, and since then have photographed lots of families, high school seniors, and well over 100 weddings. It doesn’t seem like too long ago that they themselves got married and love feeling like newlyweds! The excitement that every soon-to-be bride is experiencing is fresh in their minds. Well, more in Julie’s mind than in Shawn’s…
Shawn is a graduate of West Ottawa and of Grand Valley State University. He has his Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science. Having a solid knowledge of computers has been a huge help with both photography and business! He is also a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America, and the 2015 President of the Professional Photographers of Western Michigan. For ten years, Shawn was a professional musician in performing bands around Michigan. These days, it’s all about the photography!
Julie is also a graduate of West Ottawa, and attended both Grace Bible College and Grand Valley. She worked for Olan Mills Studios before accepting a job with Request Foods where she’s been ever since. She is an expert organizer and perfectionist which are great assets to compliment Shawn’s. In the past, Julie was an active member in West Michigan’s Character First Council, and was chosen as one of the area’s 50 women of influence by the Holland Sentinel.
Photos by James Hodgins