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ABOUT

Mike VanderKallen is a commercial photographer, based in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Mike. . .

  • . . .still gets excited lighting things, creating sassy highlights and interesting shadows
  • . . .dislikes writing about himself in 3rd person
  • . . .likes his right brain more than the left
  • . . .once upon a time studied Art and Design at the University of Michigan
  • . . .honed his lighting skills in what were known as photo factories in Detroit (large commercial car studios with many talented photographers)
  • . . .married to Barb – wonderful, exuberant, outgoing designer who also graduated from the University of Michigan – my best friend, and partner
  • . . .loves spending time with family, Barb, Kara, Grant and a pack of dogs – Leo, Wallace, and Jack
  • . . .likes beaches, movies and vintage cars
  • . . .can’t imagine a job other than commercial photography

Some of our clients include. . .

  • Amway
  • Gentex
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Haworth
  • Herman Miller
  • Meijer
  • Nurture
  • Steelcase
  • Trendway
  • Turnstone
  • Volkswagon
  • Wolverine World Wide
  • X-Rite
  • Zondervan