Your Keweenaw Peninsula Photographer
Haaii! I’m Veronica Urbaniak (VU = “enjoy the view”).
I can’t wait to be your Keweenaw Peninsula photographer!
My specialty is helping people feel comfortable in front of the camera. This starts with getting to know you ahead of time and helping you feel prepared and confident for your session.
I get it! You have a million things going on already. As a full-service photographer, I assist with every step of the process for a stress-free experience.
I help you feel and look your best through candid and natural poses that don’t feel forced or awkward. If you like real laughs and natural, fun poses that feel like the real you, then I’m your photographer!
I’m the only Keweenaw Peninsula photographer focusing on serving my clients by providing a full-service experience from planning outfits to hanging frames on their walls!
I didn’t just “pick up a camera and discover I liked taking pictures.” As a second-generation photographer, I grew up working for my mother behind the scenes. This experience set me up for success, from helping my subjects relax, to how to use off-camera lighting, and the best poses to make you feel great about yourself!
Being a photographer is so much more than having a camera and clicking a button.
Is that all you needed to know?
Then choose your adventure below:
I’m proud to share that I have over 40 5-star ratings on Google.
As a registered member of the Professional Photographers of America,
I invest in continuing education, from online courses
to in-person, hands-on workshops.
It’s a privilege to be a part of your heritage.
I’m never content to sit still, assuming I’ve learned everything.
Are you ready to schedule your welcome call?
Click the button below, please and thank you.
My Other Half
My husband Rob works with me as my second photographer! I’m a little silly, he’s a little more sane. It’s a good match 😉 He comes to most family and senior sessions with me as well as weddings. We love working together as a team to create the best portrait experience for you.
In our free time, you can find us outdoors – spoiling our horse Kiira, trail riding and hiking the Keweenaw, camping, fishing, and kayaking on the canal. We love living in the Copper Country 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!
We live in Hancock and serve clients from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon and Marquette (and sometimes beyond!) There’s too much beauty in the Upper Peninsula to limit to just one area. Rob and I love to explore, which means we’re always finding new potential locations when we’re out hiking.
How I 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!
Whether I’m capturing your destination senior pictures, updating family portraits to send out on this year’s cards, or witnessing you start your life as a married couple – I am all in.
I would love to be your Keweenaw Peninsula photographer, too!
Please fill out this short form and I’ll be in touch within 48 hours!
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Jessy & Justin D.
Having them design a wedding album after everything was over with, is SO AWESOME… and it's included, which means by the time you get it, it's FREE! Veronica was so cooperative with all my picky photo placements and ideas in the wedding album. We ended up adding pages to the album because we just couldn't choose from all the beautiful pictures she and Rob took! They truly made the wedding experience so much easier. Wish we could do it all over again so we could hang out!!"
Jessy & Justin D.
In the Keweenaw, there are endless locations for photo opportunities, and Veronica was willing to meet us on top of Brockway Mountain and by Lake Superior for our photo session. This meant the world to us as the Keweenaw has a special place in our hearts. The process for ordering photos was simple and straight forward. Veronica was always available to answer my questions. The quality of the photos is absolutely amazing. I'm excited to display her work in my home. Thank you, Veronica for such a wonderful experience. You made this truly memorable for Natalya.
As our vacation drew near, Veronica scouted spots to see where the fall colors were peaking as we really wanted fall foliage along Lake Superior for our session. We went with her recommendation, and it was the perfect spot. Stunning fall colors along the waterfront. Veronica put us at ease and got genuine smiles out of our preschooler (that's a hard thing to do!). We are so grateful to have these beautiful photos that captured memories of our 2022 trip that we will cherish forever."
Chaz & Alison P.
On top of the stunning photos they captured, Veronica helped us plan the day out ahead of time with timelines and photo options which was such a huge stress relief, she referred vendors being it was a destination wedding in northern Michigan, and she found the perfect spot for our engagement session. We absolutely loved their style and especially loved their confident and calming demeanor."
Alison & Chaz P.
Tyler & Alyssa M.
Veronica went above and beyond when helping us plan our outfits, and was incredibly flexible when planning around our two crazy puppies. The whole experience was personalized to help us look and feel *our* best... to the point that it made you forget that you were in front of a camera, rather than just hanging out and having fun! **Buyer beware, Veronica comes equipped with dad jokes.**
Needless to say the results were high quality and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Rob and Veronica for everything!"
Tyler & Alyssa M.
Brittany & Aaron M.
Veronica was absolutely incredible to work with and made everything leading up to and including our wedding spectacular.
1. Do the engagement shoot! We were so nervous for completed photos and Veronica was amazing at coaching us.
2. Worried about a long distance wedding vendor? Don’t be! Veronica is amazing at quickly responding to email and makes great video updates to answer your questions in detail.
3. The quality of the photos is amazing both in composition and variety of shots, as well as the literally quality of the printed photos and albums.
Thank you Veronica and Rob for capturing the essence of our big day ❤️"
Brittany & Aaron M.
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Enjoy The VU Photography LLC is an elite professional photographer in the Keweenaw Peninsula professional photographers directory.