About Us

Greetings! I am John Baker, principal photographer and founder of 5 Photo Photography. Thinking back on my childhood, I always remember my Dad behind his camera, arranging and composing family vacation photos. I loved it when, later, he would pull out the ole’ slide projector. We would look at each moment he captured and listen to him tell stories—about the photos themselves, and what took place both in front of and behind the lens each time he snapped a shot.


I love the stories that go with each photograph. But I believe each photograph should tell a story on its own. Customers describe me as “just an ordinary guy who loves taking extraordinary photographs.” I have fun helping you create and capture memories—that is, when I’m not spending time and making memories with my wife and son.


As a member of the Professional Photographers of America, I regularly engage in professional lectures and seminars. I love learning about the latest in photography techniques, trends, and technology. My mission is to provide you with creative, high-quality photos at an affordable price. All of our packages are customizable. Our prices are competitive and reasonable. We capture portraits and events, no matter the size—from the smallest detail to “the big picture.” Our job is to make you look good. When you contact 5 Photo Photography, be ready to have fun, relax—and be yourself. Your life is art, and you were born to be an original. Why not show it off?


Take some time to browse my online portfolio. To set up a meeting in person and schedule your session, feel free to email me.


Thank you for visiting 5 Photo Photography!


Classes Attended:

*4/23/2015 The Creation of Light Series Tutorial "Use of Alternative Light Source" by Tim Priest

*5/31/2015 Photographers Workshop "Fashion Boudoir" by Tim Priest

*8/30/2015 The Creation of Light Series Workshop "Photographers Studio & Location Lighting" by Tim Priest

*10/22/2015 The Creation of Light Series "The Boudoir Session" by Tim Priest

*1/21/2016 The Creation of Light Series "Fitness & Body Building" by Tim Priest



*2015 Miss. Wheelchair Michigan

*2015 Spring Pioneer District Competition

*2015 4th of July 5K and Parade

*2015 Fall Pioneer District Competition

*2015 Gun Lake Tribe "Back to School" Carnival



*Canadian Lakes Communique June/July 2015 issue page 11


We do our printing through Color Inc. to be sure you get the best prints possible

We Accept:


Check - Payable to "John Baker"

Credit Cards - through Square.

Contact info:

Email: 5Photophotography@gmail.com



We are serving the Greater Grand Rapids area


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