Michigan Wedding Photographer

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Michigan wedding photographers enjoy the opportunity to photograph your wedding in beautiful surroundings, like the image above.  It's your special day, choose a wedding photographer that makes sure everything you dreamed it would be, is captured. Beautifully!

A selection favorite wedding images, brought together into a really cool slideshow, and set to music. These always bring some tears from the bride and groom, and many others!

Crank up the volume!

Engagement sessions could well be described as trial runs. Your wedding photographer and you have a chance to work together, a chance to gel with each other.

This will make your wedding photographs better.

Beautiful wedding photography is awesome, but if you really want to take it to the next level, a hand made Italian wedding album is the ultimate.

These are massive tear jerkers!

Wedding Photographers Near Me

Wedding photographers near me is a very common search term in Google.

And while finding a wedding photographer within a few miles might seem convenient, it really doesn't matter of your chosen professional photographer is one mile, or one hundred miles away. Broadening your search area can't hurt.

I'll travel up to 50 miles without worrying about distances, that's a 100 mile round trip. Any more than that and it might mean an overnight stay, so there will of course be a charge in that case, but a very reasonable one. From a clients perspective, it's better to have a great photographer cost a little on travel and perhaps accommodation, that have a lesser photographer start practically on your doorstep. People often fly in a chosen photographer.

Look at it this way - is it better to invest a little more in a photographer to produce the most beautiful wedding photographs you could possibly have hoped for, or upgrade the chair coverings, or the center pieces? Which will give you lasting memories?

I believe that photography should be prioritized, not because I'm a professional photographer, but because I see the impact a beautiful wedding album has years later. 

The Best Wedding Photographer For Me?

A common question is "how do I find the best wedding photographer for me?", and the answer to that question is actually pretty straightforward. Finding a great wedding photographer, a photographer that fits with you, can be condensed into these three steps.

To begin with, visit  some websites, and find ones that you like. Look closely at the photography styles, you are looking for something that you really love, something that resonates with you.

Are you looking for posed images, or perhaps a photojournalistic style? A true photojournalist would never interact with you, a simply photograph the day as it unfolds. But of course you aren't going to fall into 200 great poses accidentally, so my approach is a combination of two styles.

Capture the candid moments of course, and in addition, give direction that ensures great wedding photographs. Those beautiful wedding poses you see, they are pretty much always achieved with a little help.

Wedding Collections

Next, contact whoever it is that you like, and ask if you can see an entire wedding. THIS IS IMPORTANT! You see, it's easy to display a few good images from a few weddings, but that's not going to tell you very much. Seeing AN ENTIRE WEDDING COLLECTION will show you exactly what to expect from a photographer shooting for maybe 8 or 10 hours. You are looking for consistency. Consistently good!

You will want to see at least two collections, the images from two entire weddings, start to finish. Don't overlook this exercise, it will expose those that are less than competent to photograph weddings. Something that is best to be discovered before it's too late.

 

Meet Your Photographer

Meet Your Photographer!

It's so important  to meet your photographer. Many people don't, meeting for the first time on the wedding day.

Imagine for a moment that you are looking at a camera lens in the process of being photographed by a person you met moments before, and that person doesn't inspire you, perhaps you are indifferent to them, maybe they even irritate you when they do what they do ... how do you imagine that image will turn out?

Now, imagine that the person behind the lens has already spent some time with you, helping to plan your wedding day timeline, they make you laugh, feel good about yourself, inspire confidence ... imagine how will that image will turn out.

The important thing to take away from this is that the relationship you have with your photographer will have a direct correlation to the images that they produce for you, the expressions that they are able to draw from you. It's a critical factor in the success of your shoot.

Make sure you like your photographer, a lot.

Emotional Wedding Photographs

A good selection of wedding photographs should capture a wide range of emotions.

There are the smiles, the laughter, and of course the tears. Looking back in years to come, the smiles will make you smile, and the tears - they will pull at your heart strings and take you right back there, to those very moments.

That's the job of a professional wedding photographer - to capture all of those emotions, beautifully.

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Wedding Files

In the business of wedding photographer, the range of quality returned to clients is vast.

We don't subscribe to the quick return model, where images are delivered to you a few days after your wedding. Such a system would allow for no detailed work to be done on your wedding photography, photographs that will be invaluable to you, especially into the future.

At Hugh Anderson Photography, your wedding photographs go through a very detailed editing process, removing those redundant files, and then tweaking every single image that will be delivered to you. For an 8 hour wedding, your files will be edited and polished for somewhere between 20 - 25 hours.

The end result?  A collection highly desirable photographs.

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Your wedding photos are, aside from your spouse, what you take home at the end of you wedding day. It's a day that may have been one or two years in the planning, and possibly involved a lifetime of anticipation.

What will you tell your children about your wedding? What will you have to show them to relive the moments

The wedding cake, that beautiful dinner, the flowers, will all be gone. But your wedding photos will be what remains, hopefully passing through generations of family for years to come. Few things will be more important in future memories that the entire record of your wedding day.  Especially as time passes, and people leave us, as they surely will. The art of photography captures those important things in our lives. A wedding photographer captures possibly the most important day in your life, the fun, the tears, the happiness, the romance. Few things are more romantic than a wedding, few things will impact your life so profoundly. 

Picture your beautiful wedding images.

What does every bride see in her mind when she imagines her wedding photographs? It's your wedding photographer who will be entrusted to create those images, record the day, and also get great shots of all of the details you spent a year planning and investing in. Of all the things you will plan for your big day, I believe that the choosing who will capture your wedding pictures is the biggest decision you will make. Your photography will last a lifetime, even a few lifetimes. This is why your choice of wedding photographer is so very  critical. Good professional wedding and portrait photography is an art form. When you look closer at what it truly involves, it's a highly specialized subject. If you search the term "Wedding Photographer Michigan" there will be many sites to see. Be sure to look closely, and the differences will start to appear. Choose very carefully.

Your photographer and you.

You and your wedding photographer should have a connection - be at one with your visions, what you like and what you don't like. Take as much time as you need to find the wedding photographer that gels with you, because they will be with you for longer than anyone else on your wedding day.  It's worth saying it again - your wedding photos are all that you are left with going forward. The cake will be eaten, the tables dismantled, the food and drinks consumed - it's the work of your wedding photographer, and what they produce for you, that you take home. Make sure it's awesome work!

Back to those romantic images - these are the photographs that I absolutely love to create on a wedding day - the photographs that exude love and feelings, the ones that you will want to hang on your wall. A wedding day is as exciting a day as you will ever have - let's make sure that you have the photographs to remember it with, memories that can be passed down through generations. Brides always say that their day is a blur, so it's really important to have beautiful photographs to not only tell your story, but also to remember it with.

Technical Skills

It's all about the lighting. Of course posing a bride and groom counts, and making a posed shot look natural, not posed, is a skill in itself. But no matter how good the scene is, if the light falling on the faces of the bride and groom is awful, it's an awful image. The range of lighting on most wedding days is extreme, from bright mid-day sun, to dark churches, even darker reception rooms, and a multitude of other challenges. A true professional wedding shooter takes it all in their stride, and can use multiple lights all coming from different directions. It really does demand a high level of skill. Beware the amateur masquerading as a professional.

 

Hugh Anderson Photography - Mastering Light

 

Wedding & portrait photographer specializing in high end images in the Detroit & Oakland County areas. 

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