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photo by allison harp
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my name is o'malley.
 and yes that is my first name
& I am a midwest wedding photographer based
out of Grand rapids, michigan!

 

I am freshly married (I highly recommend it).

My hubby was an All-American point guard and is now a basketball coach, so I know far more about basketball offenses than what is on E! news.

If you ask me what I want for dinner 99.9% of the time I will tell you tacos.

I have a slight obsession with school supplies...aka I still use a paper planner...where my bullet journalers at?!

ESPN is my go to tv channel, I was the boy my dad never had.

We have a squishy shar pei mix named arnold and I have definitely become one of those dog moms.

i became a mommy to an actual tiny human named daxton on march 30, 2018...not just little pup.

I’ve wanted to be a photographer since 9th grade when my dreams of being a zoologist were crushed by my barely passing AP biology grade.

btdubs: I totes abriv all the time so im obvi sor if you cant understand me.

its super important that we click.  check out what its like to work with me
throughout your #engaged life
here 

couple with dog engagement
 Planterra Conservatory Wedding © O'Malley King
photos by jamie + sarah, abbey moore, & allison harp

photos by jamie + sarah, abbey moore, & allison harp

woodsy engagement session
 © O'Malley King
at home couples session
abbey moore photography
 © O'Malley King

 

my philosophy

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YOU

you can’t wait.  you found your best friend, the one you want to wake up to every morning.  you want to share this day with your closest family and friends at that little place you’ve pictured your whole life, chock-full of nostalgic memories.  you are simple.  you are an adventurer.  you appreciate photography and the feelings that rush back when you look at a photograph.  you are just missing one thing…

 ME

it would be an honor to share in your story.  I don’t take lightly that your wedding day is full of moments opened up for me to document.  I want to capture the “in betweens”.  that little kiss he stole when he thought no one was watching.  that look she gave you when your song came on.  the most magical thing about photography is that with one glance, emotions can come rushing back as if sent through a time machine.

US

wedding photography to me is of course about the photographs I take, but more importantly it is is about loving my brides and grooms in the same way I have been so freely loved.  to me, my job is more than a one day thing and many times I take on the role of wedding planner, dress bustler, and boutonniere pinner.  this season of life should be something you never forget and should be done with someone you trust.  I will approach your wedding day very personally, authentically, and honestly to capture all that raw emotion.  these moments are artwork for your walls that will last generations, lets keep it real.  I start every new relationship with a phone call because it is the best way for you to decide if we are the right fit.  we’ll talk through the details and afterwords, i’ll send over my full price guide.  I am not for everyone and I am ok with that, but if you value, trust and invest in our relationship I know we can make some magic together.

if you are pickin' up what I'm layin' down, say hello through the contact form or email me at info@omalleyking.com.

talk to you soon friends! 


happy newlyweds

My husband and I had never taken professional photos together and we were both a little nervous going into the engagement session. But, O’Malley made us feel so comfortable. She found the location, told us exactly what to do, and took all of the stress off of us. During our engagement season, she was so encouraging and incredibly organized. She helped put together a list before our wedding day of the exact photos that we needed. She spent time throughout this process getting to know us so that she could deliver photos to us that would match our personalities & style. – The day of our wedding, O’Malley calmed nerves, laughed with us, captured memories that we’ll forever have on the walls of our home, and was a joy to work with. She took on the role of “wedding planner” at times and offered help even if it didn’t fit in her job description. – O’Malley does more than take pictures. Her talent and passion allow her to capture experiences and memories that translate in all of her work. You can feel the emotion in each wedding picture she provided; each photo is a piece of art. I would recommend anyone choosing O’Malley for their engagement session, wedding, and any other life-changing experiences they want captured.  - Gabrielle + Hunter

My husband and I had never taken professional photos together and we were both a little nervous going into the engagement session. But, O’Malley made us feel so comfortable. She found the location, told us exactly what to do, and took all of the stress off of us. During our engagement season, she was so encouraging and incredibly organized. She helped put together a list before our wedding day of the exact photos that we needed. She spent time throughout this process getting to know us so that she could deliver photos to us that would match our personalities & style. – The day of our wedding, O’Malley calmed nerves, laughed with us, captured memories that we’ll forever have on the walls of our home, and was a joy to work with. She took on the role of “wedding planner” at times and offered help even if it didn’t fit in her job description. – O’Malley does more than take pictures. Her talent and passion allow her to capture experiences and memories that translate in all of her work. You can feel the emotion in each wedding picture she provided; each photo is a piece of art. I would recommend anyone choosing O’Malley for their engagement session, wedding, and any other life-changing experiences they want captured.

- Gabrielle + Hunter

My husband and I hired O'Malley for our Chicago October wedding. She is *absolutely* amazing. Communication from the beginning was always easy, she answered any questions we had, and made us feel comfortable from the get go. The day of the wedding she was sweet, energetic, and so great to work with. She made our wedding party feel comfortable, she stuck it out during a long cold day, and she captured the most beautiful images from our big day. We love you O'Malley!  -Rachel + Andrew

My husband and I hired O'Malley for our Chicago October wedding. She is *absolutely* amazing. Communication from the beginning was always easy, she answered any questions we had, and made us feel comfortable from the get go. The day of the wedding she was sweet, energetic, and so great to work with. She made our wedding party feel comfortable, she stuck it out during a long cold day, and she captured the most beautiful images from our big day. We love you O'Malley!

-Rachel + Andrew

GRAND RAPIDS
MICHIGAN

248.342.4877
info@omalleyking.com

Working with O’Malley was hands-down one of the best wedding decisions we made! We researched a lot of photographers leading up to the wedding, and chatted with a few. After our initial consultation, we knew she was the perfect fit. She made the whole process incredibly easy and stress free. O’Malley managed to capture the day beautifully and it was beyond what I had imagined! She took the time to scout out the area beforehand and had a lot of great places to take us and so many ideas that we loved. She made me feel comfortable in front of the camera which was a big concern of mine. She is also a jack-of-all-trades. On the big day she was happy to jump in and help out with boutonniere pinning and dress bustling. By the time the big day had come around it felt like I was seeing an old friend. :) She goes above and beyond, and I would highly recommend working with her if you have the chance!  -Nikki + Scott

Working with O’Malley was hands-down one of the best wedding decisions we made! We researched a lot of photographers leading up to the wedding, and chatted with a few. After our initial consultation, we knew she was the perfect fit. She made the whole process incredibly easy and stress free. O’Malley managed to capture the day beautifully and it was beyond what I had imagined! She took the time to scout out the area beforehand and had a lot of great places to take us and so many ideas that we loved. She made me feel comfortable in front of the camera which was a big concern of mine. She is also a jack-of-all-trades. On the big day she was happy to jump in and help out with boutonniere pinning and dress bustling. By the time the big day had come around it felt like I was seeing an old friend. :) She goes above and beyond, and I would highly recommend working with her if you have the chance!

-Nikki + Scott