Your Keweenaw Peninsula Photographer
Hi there! If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m Veronica Urbaniak (VU = “enjoy the view”).
I’m a big fan of coffee, podcasts, really bad “dad jokes,” and – of course – always working to be a better Keweenaw Peninsula photographer for you!
My mom runs a portrait studio in the lower peninsula. I grew up working behind the scenes and learning the ins and outs of portrait photography, including lighting set ups and poses that flatter. More importantly, I gained the understanding that being a photographer is so much more than having a camera and clicking a button.
While I mainly photograph humans, I’m always checking the forecast for a chance of the northern lights – because what else do you do when you live in the Upper Peninsula?
My Other Half
My husband Rob runs Copperdale Window Cleaning, but he often comes out with me to shoots, too! I’m a little silly, he’s a little more sane. It’s a good match 😉 He also works as my second shooter at weddings, so your guy has another guy to hang out with.
In our free time, you can find us hiking the Keweenaw, camping, fishing, and kayaking on the canal. We love being outdoors because there’s always somewhere new to explore!
Do you have a place you think we would love? Please let me know – we love recommendations!
Keweenaw Peninsula Photographer Serving the Upper Peninsula
We live in Hancock and serve families from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon and Marquette. There’s too much beauty in the Upper Peninsula to limit to just one area! Rob and I love to explore, which means I’m always finding new potential locations when we’re out hiking.
Why I Am Passionate About Photography
You already know that I grew up with photography being a large part of my family life.
In addition, working alongside Rob in our window cleaning business, I have been inside many homes in the Copper Country! It’s striking how much we can tell about a family from the pictures on their walls.
Oh, the stories I could tell! (But of course, I won’t.)
I’ll just say this: It doesn’t matter how large your home is – if there are no family pictures on the walls, the fireplace mantle, the coffee tables, I feel sad for you. The fact of the matter is, the homes that have the most love have more family pictures displayed.
These are the homes I know that no matter where their children and grandchildren have moved to, they are back home every year to visit their family in northern Michigan.
No family is perfect. Every family has love. But how do you show that love?
How I Help You
Are you the family that keeps saying, “We’ll do that next year.” “When I lose that last ten pounds, then I’ll have pictures done.”
If you are so concerned with worries about yourself you end up stuck, never capturing those memories. Let me help you.
Most often included in my Google reviews is that I help people feel comfortable in front of the camera. That is the highest compliment for me!
Even worse, I don’t want you to have a portrait session but forget to print your portraits, relegated to a tiny folder on your computer.
Your family have a full schedule, so I make it easy for you. I work with you every step of the way including preparing you with a series of short e-mails ahead of time. Rest easy knowing I’ll help you with everything from selecting the best clothing for your session to deciding what looks best on your walls!
I want to be the Keweenaw Peninsula photographer you call year after year.
Whether you’re marking a life milestone or celebrating the everyday, I love helping your family document memories and fleeting moments.
To learn more about how I can help you, fill out this short form and I’ll be in touch!
Where to next?
Enjoy The VU Photography LLC is an elite professional photographer in the Keweenaw Peninsula professional photographers directory.