About Us

At The People Picture Company, our goal is to provide magazine-style, high-quality photographs of you and your loved ones. The uniqueness of our clients and the novel nature of each photo shoot are a priority of The People Picture Company. We desire to collaborate with our customers to discover their vision. We never forget the privilege that we, as the photographers, are given. 

What we love most is when our clients become lifelong acquaintances, developing into lasting friendships.

 
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Autumn

Autumn Johnson is a first and second photographer who strives to show the beauty, strength and enthusiasm of people. Autumn has a natural comfort for working with families and children and finds it to be one of the most rewarding experiences as a photographer.  

Outside of photography and studio work, Autumn enjoys traveling the globe, the fine taste of craft beer and an extraordinarily wide range of world foods that help fuel her other passion for cooking.

Community Involvement: Volunteer photography for Stagegr, Dog Biscuit Brewery, and Circle Theatre.

 
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Adam

Adam Bird is first photographer and an established commercial and editorial photographer in Grand Rapids who believes that everybody should have magazine quality photographs. He’s traveled all over the world to photograph from London to New York for clients ranging from The New York Times to McDonalds. 

When not making photographs, he’s engaged in making his 30 year-old Mercedes reliable, and taking apart vintage watches. He swears that one of them will run one day.

Community involvement: Chair a fundraising committee for GRPM, Marketing committee for the Heart of West Michigan United Way and does volunteer work with a number of education and accessibility oriented non-profits.

 
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Kris

Kris Bird is a first and second photographer with a natural fondness of list making, organization, and attention to detail. She is often found streamlining systems on the day-to-day procedures of the studio. She enjoys photographing children of all ages (especially infants), special events, and weddings. 

When not in the studio, Kris enjoys taking care of her young son MacGragor. He is the light of her life and an inspiration to her work.

Community involvement: Volunteer photography for LGBTQI Pride Center, Circle Theatre and Stagegr.

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Bud

Bud Kibby is our resident fine artist whose passion is candid images that encapsulate the feeling that existed within the moment. Bud's attention to detail and lighting while photographing captures both the moment and emotion for our clients to remember for a lifetime.

Bud also enjoys alternative process photography like Tintype, utilizing techniques from the turn of the 20th Century to create fine art portraits, providing a collaboration between photography and fine-art printmaking.

Community Involvement: Volunteer photography for Circle Theatre and is a support specialist in technology.

 
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Tierney

Tierney Pierce loves to find the cinematic moments of weddings and events. Capturing candid moments and finding the smaller details that make up each photo shoot are what she loves most. Tierney has a natural talent for making children and families comfortable during their sessions, which can help bring out genuine reactions and emotions. 

When not editing or photographing or filming, Tierney enjoys brainstorming ideas and writing scripts for films she would love to create some day. She appreciates the finer things in life, such as traveling, being surrounded by nature and animals.

Community involvement: Volunteer photography for Stagegr, Dog Biscuit Brewery and Circle Theatre.

 
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Jess

Jess is a first and second photographer with strengths in creative direction and problem-solving. Her goal is to capture the vibrant essence unique to you and your day. She believes the camera is a special tool in creating relationships, and enjoys providing a sense of empowerment to people when capturing their most intimate moments.

When not behind a camera, Jess has her hands full in graphic novels, plants, and snuggling her cat.

Community involvement: Volunteer photography for Circle Theatre and Stagegr.