Hello, my name is Lily Bauman! I am 20 years old, born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. You can probably find me chasing the moon or a nice sunset with my camera, while listening to Billy Joel or Huey Lewis and the News.
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, couples, and sporting events. I have worked as an intern for Franke Center For The Arts in Marshall, MI, where I experienced shooting plays and concerts. 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.