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Next Door Photos empowers realtors, business owners and home builders with visual marketing solutions so they can get back to doing what they do best: running businesses and buying/selling houses. We have a team of local, highly-trained visual media professionals providing you with same day availability and next day turnaround.


We are a Kingdom-Minded organization that thinks people are more important than profits. As a locally-owned and MOR-affiliated company, we care deeply about Kalamazoo and making it a better place to live & work. Know of a ministry/non-profit/cause that could benefit from our donated products? Please let us know as we are always looking for ways to invest in our community.


We offer the most comprehensive suite of visual media products in the industry. We know how important it is to stay fresh on technology and offer you the best products for your listings.  Ask us about the cool things we are working on and the future of real estate visual media (like virtual reality)!




Kelly Patterson is the managing partner for Next Door Photos Kalamazoo. She graduated with a Business Administration degree from Spring Arbor University. She was born and raised in Illinois, but fell in love with Michigan so she’s here to stay forever! In her free time she enjoys many hobbies such as fly fishing, DIY’s, and decorating. She’s excited to partner with you and looks forward to helping you win!



Brandon Phillips graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a degree in Environmental Science. This husband and father of three is an avid sports fan and especially loves to cheer on his Alma mater. In his spare time he enjoys his family time, golfing, and deep diving into the world of photography. He looks forward to working with you and capturing the uniqueness of your home!



Brenton graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2007 with a degree in Film and Video. Since then, he’s shot photo and video in about every industry from video games to pet supplies. In his free time, Brenton usually tries to get outside with a camera and his two doggos.

Sabrina Desourdy


Sabrina Desourdy graduates this year from Kellogg Community College with a degree in photography and multimedia. She has been doing freelance work in video and photography for about 4 years and loves art of all forms. Sabrina has a passion for hand paper making and spends a lot of time in the studio making paper and books.

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Marie graduated from Salt Lake Community College in 2013 with a degree in photography. She has been working as a freelance photographer while living in several countries over the past few years and has recently settled in West Michigan to be closer to her family. Her biggest passion is traveling and learning about (and photographing) other cultures. In her free time, you will find her at the gym, reading a good book, or enjoying the sun and water at the beach.

Jacob Ludeker


With a life long passion for art, Jacob has spent the last six years pursuing documentary production, photography, and journalism. In his free time, you’ll find him making music with his cat or exploring the outdoors.

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Liz is born and raised in Nebraska, loving art from the first day she picked up a crayon. She moved to Michigan for her husband’s job and loves spending her open time with her children and dogs. Liz studied Art and Photography from high school into adulthood, where she took on her love for photography full-time in 2013 and have continued her learning/creativity with every chance she can get. She am a fun and energetic person, who’s not afraid to step out of the box!