Jodi is an award-winning photographer in the mid-Michigan area that specializes in both photo and video. Known for her clean and bright natural style, you are sure to have your memories captured perfectly. Based out of Lansing, Michigan, Jodi provides services to all of Michigan and beyond. You are sure to love her fun-loving and easy-going personality that will make your experience enjoyable and stress free!
I’m Jodi, the owner and photographer of Five Twenty One Photo + Film. I have the most amazing, and supportive husband, and I am the mom of two children, my stepson, Kaleb and daughter Kylee. When I am away from 521, you can find me coaching cheerleading or judging competitions, and visiting with family and friends. Things I love, include: Cruising, Lifetime/Hallmark Movies, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, White Cheddar Popcorn, and Cherry Coke!
I started my photography journey capturing my cheerleading team on the sidelines and teaching a photography class. In 2013, when my daughter was born, I immediately became a mamarazzi and made it my goal to capture every second of her life. I began to fall more and more in love with taking pictures of moments and sharing the joy of having those pictures to remember forever. In 2014, Five Twenty One was born and I now share my passion for capturing these memories for each of the wonderful families I meet! Let's create memories for you, today! We'll have a blast - I promise!
Whether it's the day you are getting married, a moment to capture your family and freezing time, or embarking on one of the most exciting years of your childhood, your senior year, it's my belief that these opportunities are moments to be cherished and captured in a way that you will remember them for the rest of your life. It's not just a matter of snapping great memories for your wall but instead, capturing memories that will last a lifetime and you will never want to take down. It's my goal to capture photographs that will literally bring back all of the exciting feelings of that day and allow you to relive these moments all over again! Authentic photographs that will make you smile every time you look at them!
I am so blessed to have met some wonderful people through my photography sessions, allowing me to tell stories of their life through photographs.
I would love to photograph your family, senior, or upcoming wedding! Call me at (517) 898-3870 or fill out the contact form to start the conversation.
I can not wait to hear from you!
Yes! All of my wedding and portrait packages will come with a print release that allows you to print and share with family and friends.
Key wedding dates book one year in advance, portrait sessions book 2-3 months in advance. Of course, there are always exceptions! Contact me about your date and we can check availability.
I love to travel! Contact me about distance and possible rates when you inquire.
You bet! I am fully licensed and insured. Should a venue ask for liability insurance, just let me know.
If inclement weather is in the forecast for your portrait session, we would just reschedule to another date. I keep open dates in my calendar to accommodate these situations. Bad weather for your wedding? No problem! I've got experience shooting in rain, wind, and snow! It's Michigan after all. We'll make beautiful portraits regardless of the weather!
During peak seasons, portrait sessions will arrive to you within 4-5 weeks and weddings are delivered within 2 months. Off season deliveries are often 3 weeks or less.
High-resolution images are delivered digitally in an password protected online gallery with download rights. A custom USB is available for purchase as a keepsake to store your memories.
That depends. Portrait sessions range from 15-50 images depending on the package you purchase. Every wedding is different, however, my average wedding delivery for with full day coverage is 700-900 images.
Yes! All of the images you receive will be professionally edited using my personal 521 style.
For portrait sessions, often I will bring an assistant to help with lighting or equipment. For weddings, I do offer the option to include a second photographer. I will always remain the lead photographer and will be in charge of your portrait plan.
I use professional Canon DSLR camera bodies, L series lenses, and lighting equipment.
I have attended several professional photography workshops, taught photography to high school students, and continue to learn and advance with new technologies and styles. I shot my first wedding in 2011 but officially opened my business in 2014.
Absolutely! I recommend that you do from any photographer you hire. Just let me know and I will send you a link to a few weddings I have recently delivered.
Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. For wedding packages, payment plans are also available.
Ready to book? Have more questions? Head on down to the contact form to continue the conversation!
Jodi did an awesome job with our daughters senior pictures. She was sensitive to our requests and her pictures were amazing. We had a hard time selecting pictures because there were so many excellent ones. We would highly recommend Jodi!
- ANDY WAGENAAR -
This past fall, Jodi (521 Photography) took pictures for our wedding, and before that, for our engagement session. Because we wanted snow in our photos, Jodi was super flexible with scheduling so that we could make it happen! Jodie made it so comfortable while providing us stunning portraits that we will have for years to come. I highly recommend 521 Photography!
- LEAH & TRAVIS -
Working with Jodi was easy, relaxing and dare I say enjoyable? I thought my camera shy son's senior pics were going to be difficult, but Jodi made him feel at ease and he had fun. I absolutely love his pictures and received so many compliments!
- Cindy Jimenez -
Jodi was amazing! She was flexible to work with us to build a package based on what we were looking for. She was super systematic and fit in tons of family and bridal party photos during our photo session after the ceremony while making sure everyone looked great. We told her she was in charge and she made sure we stayed on track and could get everything we wanted done. We got over 700 photos and we hired her for 5 hours. The photos were so beautiful and I'm so happy with our decision to hire Jodi! Thank you Jodi!!!
- MAUREEN & WILL -
Jodi at Five•Twenty•One Photography will provide you with a professional, caring, and relaxed photo session! She will capture the personalities and unique qualities of the subjects she is photographing. You will be delighted with each and every finished product! We highly recommend Five•Twenty•One Photography to capture the moments of your next special event!
- KELLY SMITH -
Jodi did our wedding and my engagement photos. We couldn’t have had a better experience! She was so nice and fun the whole time, making the experience all the more enjoyable. Jodi was also knowledgeable in the field and skilled at getting the right shots! We felt like we were hanging out with a friend while she also maintained so much professionalism the whole time. We genuinely built a trust with her with our photos and memories. There is no one we would have rather had join us for the most special moments in our life! We are SO glad we chose 521 Photography.
- LIBBY & ARIK -
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