After your wedding venue and catering are set, one of the next most important vendor decisions you’ll make is which photographer to choose. Most people don’t realize that it takes more than simply a person with a camera to capture the awe-inspiring memorable moments you’ll treasure forever. Personality and professionalism are key ingredients, and “must-haves!” for the photographers on our Preferred Service Provider list. When choosing a photographer, it’s important to pick someone with years of experience specifically in wedding photography. You’ll also want to make sure the photographer is someone you’ll enjoy spending the day with. Remember, they’ll be capturing your most intimate moments; so make sure you choose someone you’re comfortable having around. Each photographer on our Preferred Service Provider list has a unique personality and photography style. We’ve provided you with some information about each company below. You might also want to research their websites and view their sample photographs to get a better idea of who they are and who might be best suited for you!
Andrew Williamson Photography is comprised of a husband and wife team (Andrew and Ashley) who have been shooting weddings in the Northern Michigan area since 2004. Specializing in high quality digital photography, every one of their wedding packages includes high resolution images with a printing release. Their goal is to ease you through your wedding adventure and provide you with amazing images that reflect your uniqueness as a couple in love. Having together photographed hundreds of weddings, Andrew and Ashley’s experience and creativity is guaranteed to make your wedding day the extraordinary event it should be.
Erika, 28, of Center of Attention Photography, is located in Boyne City, Michigan. Erika came to realize her passion for photography after shooting a session for her brother’s senior pictures. That revelation led to the start up of her own photography business. Erika offers clients a wide range of services: photographing newborns, weddings, and everything in-between. Creativity, meeting new clients, and making new friends are some of the reasons Erika loves what she does. Seeking beauty in things big and small, she strives to capture images that evoke emotions in people, whether capturing brides crying or children laughing. Erika’s overall passion for everything life offers (including family, the outdoors, and Oreos!) makes her photography one-of-a-kind.
Darrell Christie Photography offers an all-inclusive wedding photography package, capturing the bride and groom’s special day in a photojournalistic manner which helps the couple tell the story of their experience! The craft of photography came early for Darrell. Through his own personal wedding experience, he learned the qualities he desired in a wedding photographer. Darrell provides a relaxing, comfortable, and fun atmosphere in one wedding package, allowing each couple the freedom to know exactly what to expect with their photography team. The 12-hour package includes two photographers, an engagement session, plus a boudoir session. The bride and groom are also able to choose which photos to print and share, resulting in no hidden costs for printing, online hosting, editing or downloading. This all-inclusive package ensures the bride and groom receive quality photographs and dedicated attention to detail.
Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, E’Lisa of E.C. Campbell Photography not only loves Northern Michigan, but especially loves the opportunity to photograph weddings in the beautiful north country whenever she can! E’Lisa specializes in capturing real life and raw emotion. Things happen naturally in her photography, reminding people who they love and why they love them. She photographs weddings, special events, and all types of portraits, and is grateful for being able to capture the beauty surrounding us all.
Northern Art Photography is a Northern Michigan based photography company that has provided their clients with outstanding images, magnificent albums and unparalleled customer service for more than a decade. Their style blends candid spontaneity and exquisite stylization to provide images that can be felt instead of just viewed. Their team brings a combined 25 years of professional wedding photography experience to each event. Drawing upon every light source, technological advantage and post-production technique available, each of their clients are guaranteed exceptional, unique and emotion-filled images.
Paul Retherford Wedding Photography has been capturing weddings for over eleven years, with over 450 weddings in his portfolio. “Paul is a team player from the moment you book his services all the way through the delivery of the final product,” says one client. Paul creates unique images by using his experience, and anticipating the next “moment” to capture. His style is a nice mix of candid, photojournalism, and traditional images. Paul uses off camera lighting techniques to create images that look three dimensional. An active membership in Canon Professional Services, Professional Photographers of America, Wedding Professional Photographers International, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals ensures Paul remains on the cutting edge of photographic technology. His products and services are guaranteed, and combined with a 100% referral rating from past clients. Paul Retherford Wedding Photography provides high quality prints and albums, and emotional and timeless wedding images.
Paxton Photography offers bridal couples everything you’d want to take away from your wedding day, in truly affordable packages. Two photographers are included, along with a hardcover proof book, a master disk with rights release, three months of online proofing, and a select number of prints. With fifteen years of wedding photography experience, Meg Paxton is an expert at her craft, especially since many of those weddings have taken place at Castle Farms. It’s her goal to make sure you not only feel comfortable on your day, but that you walk away at the end of the evening with beautiful and unique images showcasing many different styles. And in order to make sure you’re able to capture all the spectacular Castle Farms photo locations, Meg thoughtfully adds a predetermined timeline and shoot list to define your special day.
Sarah Brown Photography
Just meeting Sarah Brown of Sarah Brown Photography, and you’ll realize you’re not just in for a photo session, but a real experience. Creative, unique, sassy, and one of a kind – that’s how most people want their personal moments captured, and Sarah strives to make that happen. Sarah realized about a decade ago that the chance to create photographs people would treasure for the rest of their lives had stirred up a restless passion inside her that would not be denied. She’s been photographing weddings ever since. Sarah loves love, and loves joy, and promises to capture it all on your wedding day!