Hello, my name is Lily Bauman! I am 21 years old, born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
My story with photography starts with me getting my first ever camera, a turquoise Canon point and shoot, as an excited 10-year-old. I haven’t stopped taking photos since. I began sports photography for my high school in 2015 and have always enjoyed landscape and portrait photography.
My experience includes work for camps, churches, weddings, couples, senior photos, and sporting events. I have worked as an intern for Franke Center For The Arts in Marshall, MI, where I experienced shooting local concerts and plays. I currently work at Spring Arbor University as a sports photographer, where I attend college.
My goal is to make photography appeal to others, as it has appealed to me. I capture pictures, but pictures also have a way of capturing me. Photos are so valuable, and it is a privilege to be able to share the value of photography with others, creating a way for people to never forget life’s precious moments.
I pray that through the gift of photography people would not only see a picture, but they would also see the God that made them and loves them. That a picture of the sky or a person’s smile would point back to the magnitude and beauty of the Creator we serve and remind them that He sees, knows, and loves them more than anything.