more about savanna Velthoven

savvy shoots photography

Let's get to know each other!

I’m a 20-something Detroit photographer addicted to coffee, Friends and long walks in the park. Making art brings me to life like nothing else, and every day I thank God that I am able to do that for a living!

In October of 2023, I married my best friend (I got allll the wedding tips for you!) and love nothing more than spending time with our furry rescue pup Lola and our vocal kitty Cornell.

I definitely have a laid-back personality, but when I’m in my element getting creative I get super giddy! I absolutely LOVE what I do! As a Detroit wedding photographer, I get to meet amazing people and help them have the BEST day of their lives while creating images they will cherish forever.

Hey there, I'm Savanna!

  • Prompt responses to texts/emails/calls.

  • 24 hour sneak peeks with every session. (I know you can’t wait to see the pictures!) 

  • Timeline & session planning assistance!

  • Making engagement & couples photos feel like dates!

  • Making sure you are not just comfortable during photos, but that you are ENJOYING the time we are together!


it's the little details that can make or break an experience; these are my non-negotiables:

I've been fascinated by photography since I was a kid, but it wasn't until after college when I found a passion for creating art and capturing life's precious moments. My mother surprised me with my first DSLR in 2017, before I ever knew how much I loved photography. Next thing I knew, I was running a business! I guess she knew something I didn't. 

My mother unexpectedly passed away just two days after she gave me this gift. I then realized how important taking photos really is, and it became my passion to help people capture every moment because every minute with your loved ones is precious.

Fast forward to 2021 and I decided to offer photos professionally. I’ve trained under some of the largest wedding photography companies in Michigan to learn the ins and outs of serving engaged couples. 

All of my clients give me purpose and always bring so much joy to my life!

Why I do What I do:

Photography is the only superpower that can freeze time and hold it forever: Why not take advantage of it?

Savvy Shoots has several associate photographers around Michigan to best serve you. Each photographer has been hand-picked by Savanna to give clients a seamless, stress-free, Savvy Shoots experience. Below are a few of the associates you may meet while working with the team!


Shantel is a full-time photographer based in Oakland County. She specializes in capturing genuine emotions at wedding and event. With her bubbly personality and determined spirit, she will keep you calm and smiling during your big day! Shantel loves creating moments that’ll last a lifetime.  

Shantel Sheeka

Simone is an adventurous photographer who has lived abroad for a year and travels North America in herself-converted van.  She enjoys long hikes, limes with salt, and a good hidden hot spring. She'll be your best friend and personal hype-girl on your wedding day! Simone specializes in elopements, traditional weddings and Indian weddings.


Derek is a multi-time published photographer based in Macomb County. With a background in journalism, he specializes in those candid moments and expressions during events and weddings. His passion for getting the perfect shot will keep you excited about getting your photos taken! 


Diana has been a photographer for four years and specializes in documentary-style photography. She's never afraid of a fun shot, like throwing someone up in the air! She loves capturing the small in between moments as well as the extremely big moments. Candids and details, you name it and she will capture it!


With over 15 years of photography experience, Jordan has an eye for detail her photography. She specializes in portrait photography & loves making connections with each person she works with! Jordan will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera with her down-to-earth personality, and she'll never hesitate to fix your hair or makeup along the way!

Jordan Morrow 

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"She not only captured all the special moments throughout our big day, but she assisted and kept everyone on a timeline. She is a rockstar! I would highly highly recommend booking her for your wedding!"

- Kelly