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Wedding couple at twilight during a winter wedding on the rooftop of the Whiskey Factory downtown Detroit, Michigan. Creating works of art during any given Metro Detroit, Michigan wedding is part of my job as a favorite Detroit based wedding photographer like this couple surrounded by their wedding party in Hart Plaza downtown Detroit. Two couples having fun at Winton Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland during a summer destination wedding in Scotland. Fantastic sunset wedding on a sand bank in the middle of a river in Jackson, Michigan makes for a gorgeous, once in a lifetime wedding photo. The groom dances with all his nieces and flower girls during a Detroit wedding and a bride gets ready at the Shinola Hotel downtown Detroit, Michigan. A bride heads back over a barricade in front of their wedding venue, The Waterview Loft downtown Detroit, Michigan. Yes, we did have permission from the police to be there. The groom sort of tries to keep his bride dry during their wet destination in Northern Michigan on Walloon Lake during a soggy fall wedding. A couple snuggle in the crypt of St. John's Inn Resort and a bride gets ready in a fractal mirror for her wedding at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel downtown Detroit, Michigan. The ring bearer naps on his grandfather's shoulder while his parents greet their guests after their wedding at the Peacock Road Family Christmas Tree Farm in Laingsburg, Michigan. A bride cries during her first dance in Macomb County, Michigan as she sings along to the song with her groom. Creating wedding day art with the details like this wedding dress along with a beautifully lit bridal portrait taken at the historic Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.

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What's YOUR love story?

Let's have some FUN telling it!

Creating works of art during any given Metro Detroit, Michigan wedding is part of my job as a favorite Detroit based wedding photographer like this couple surrounded by their wedding party in Hart Plaza downtown Detroit.
Creating works of art during any given Metro Detroit, Michigan wedding is part of my job as a favorite Detroit based wedding photographer like this couple surrounded by their wedding party in Hart Plaza downtown Detroit.

Think all wedding photographers in Detroit, Michigan are the same?

♥  I'm an expert wedding photojournalist voted best over 12 years in a row! Pretty sure I'm the only one in Detroit with that honor.

♥  Over 1,300 happy wedding couples who love how I work and their amazingly unique wedding photos. Super proud of my 5 star rating!

♥  I'm helpful, supportive, kind, a bit silly and advocate for my clients at every turn to help make sure their wedding day is as stress free and fun as humanly possible.

♥  Photographing weddings is my happy place. I've got tons of answers to all your questions, I'm hard to rattle and I'm always looking for unique opportunities to create one of a kind wedding photos.

♥  The wedding photos aren't just about you, they're about capturing your friends, family and guest's stories too!

♥  If you're worried about looking awkward, don't worry. I've got your back. Almost 90% of my clients are just like you.

♥  Oh, and I take freaking awesome photos too!

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Marci is an absolute A+! Marci was a calming presence, she never brought problems to us, only solutions, she was completely flexible, kept us smiling even when we felt stressed.We cannot recommend her highly enough!

Grace A

My Wedding Packages Include All Of The Following:

- You own the wedding photos and may use them however you'd like!

- Access for a year to a secure online gallery of edited, high resolution digital files are prepared for downloading and/or printing. I usually average over 1,000 delivered wedding photographs.

- Print directly from a professional lab connected to my site or print them yourself. Your choice.

- Digital Files are delivered within TWO FREAKING WEEKS of your wedding day!

- Email consultations to work on timelines to maximize your fun.

- A digital planning guide is included at booking to get you off to a great start.

- Professional, award winning, five-star and experienced photojournalist's coverage throughout the day.

- My stellar reputation after photographing over 1,300 weddings and having over 1,300 ecstatic couples who love vouching for me!

- Click for all my pricing options,

Detroit, Michigan wedding photography featuring epic portraits and fun moments from the wedding day.
Detroit, Michigan wedding photography featuring epic portraits and fun moments from the wedding day.

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Marci was an absolute Godsend!! She captured our perfect day in spectacular fashion and added to our joy with her wonderful energy.


Michigan wedding photography celebrating diversity in couples, older couples, LBGTQ couples, Jewish couples, muslim couples, Black couples, multi cultural weddings.

The Michigan Wedding Photojournalist & Detroit Photographer Mission Statement Of Inclusion:

♥  Love stories come in every size, race, religion, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and tradition.

♥  If you are a loving couple, I would be honored to capture the joy surrounding your big day.

♥  Where there is love, there is a story worth telling.

♥  Having grown up overseas, I appreciate, understand and relish different cultures and traditions.

♥  Let's celebrate the heck out of everything that is unique about you, your relationship and your wedding day.

LGBTQ Plus friendly wedding photographer in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area. Queer and gay friendly wedding photographer is happy to join your team.

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Marci captured the most magical moments from our special day, and was honestly a breath of fresh air! She was incredibly professional and flexible, and payed such close attention to the little details that can easily be missed. Through looking at her photos, we are able to go back and relive our wedding day over and over again. I honestly can't stop looking at them! She captured so much love and happiness from that day, and we are forever grateful! She is honestly the best of the best, and we can't say enough great things about her. Trust us, you will not be disappointed with her work!!



♥  Please click for galleries, pricing, availability, answers to questions, and every other thing you might want to know about me, how I photograph weddings and what your wedding day experience would be like with me.

♥  I have a gazillion samples photos on my website so you can get an really good idea of the kinds of photos I capture.

♥  Finding something that tells the unique story of your wedding day is what I'm searching for during every wedding.

♥  Every couple has unique needs and every wedding IS different, so it's always a fun for me to find all those mini stories going on around you (and behind your back).

Creating works of art during any given Metro Detroit, Michigan wedding is part of my job as a favorite Detroit based wedding photographer like this Grandmother interrupting a moment in the bathroom between the bride and her wedding party in downtown Detroit.

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From the start of our planning process to the end of our wedding day, Marci was an amazing photographer and human being! She provided invaluable insights, expertly captured everything we were looking for, and surprised us with special moments that we didn't even know we wanted. And we're still amazed at the turnaround tat Marci was able to send us our photos, delivering more than 2,100 amazing photos so quickly, and not sacrificing any quality in doing so! You will not regret hiring Marci to be your wedding photographer.

Eric A

Dynamic, fun Detroit area portraits with high school seniors, babies, maternity and more.

No, Marci... I want PORTRAIT INFO!

Oh, sorry! Click for information about high school seniors, babies, maternity, boudoir, engagement, kids, family, branding, lifestyles, product and modeling photography.

Is there anything I don't photograph? Believe it or not, all of this side of my career started with wedding couples asking for other sorts of photography.

Capturing the personality in the portraits is so much fun. I try to keep the sessions moving along and fun.

If you're looking for super posed, typical portraits, I might not be the photographer for you.

All of my sessions are done outdoors, are about capturing who you are at this moment in your like. The images are dynamic and personality filled images without the stress of perfection.

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Her vision is like nothing I have ever seen before. On top of her amazing talent, she is such a genuine woman! The next time we need a photographer, I'm calling Marci.

Sarah Z

Email: [email protected]

Office Tel. (248) 688-9294

I'm so honored to have won the best and favorite wedding photographer near Metro Detroit, Michigan
for over 12 years in row by Wedding Wire, The Knot and Expertise, and Top 3 Rated!!

TWELVE time winner of best and favorite Detroit Michigan Wedding Photographer Awards


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Email: [email protected]
Office Tel. (248) 688-9294

So... Who Is Marci Curtis?

I'm an experienced photographer, a total professional, a bit silly, and I enjoy the heck out of life. I also end up getting photographed quite a bit while working. Here are some photos of me taken in the last couple of years.

TWELVE time winner of best and favorite Detroit Michigan Wedding Photographer Awards

And if by chance, you're actually curious to know more about me personally, you can either check out my bio or my professional Facebook page for info and to see my latest "Sneak Peeks" from every ceremony I photograph.

Who took all these photos of me working? I only took two of them. The rest were done by either friends, family members, fellow pros or complete strangers!

Oh Yeah - I'm Also A 3 Time Published Author and Illustrator!

I wrote and photo illustrated three children's books for Penguin Putnam that got picked up by the fabulous Dolly Parton and her "Imagination Library" book club, which means there are over 2,000,000 copies of my books all over the country!

My three published books are; "Big Sister, Little Sister","Big Brother, Little Brother" and "I Was So Silly; Big Kids Remember Being Little".

Overwhelmed by wedding planning ?
Let me help you.
I am always happy to pitch in.

It can be overwhelming looking through all the zillions of wedding photographer's websites we have here in Michigan. After a while all the wedding photographers might start to look the same, right?

What makes me different? Lots of things, but mainly that I am a fun, relaxed, expert, creative, laid back, photojournalist who consistently provides ALL her clients a unique, fun, super chill wedding day experience at an affordable price. Like EVERY time.

This whole wedding photography stuff may be new and stressful to you, but for me, this is my comfort zone. I quit counting after photographing 1,000 weddings. There is literally nothing that rattles me. I've seen it all before and I've got you covered.

So how do you find a wedding photographer you LOVE? When you look at the photos, do they make you FEEL something? Can you see the story behind the wedding photos? Do you want to know more about what's going on in these wedding photo? If you are laughing, tearing up or stunned, you're on to something. You may have just found the perfect wedding photographer for YOU.

So why do I brag about winning "Best Wedding Photographer" near Detroit, Michigan over 12 freaking years in a row? Because I am the ONLY wedding photographer in the Metro Detroit area who has earned this incredible honor. These awards are because of my fantastic clients. My couples love what I do and they want you to know that too! They sing my praises loudly, so try Googling my name to see all the great reviews for yourself.

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Marci, I'm sick of reading. I want to see more wedding photos and I want to see them now! Okay, hold on, Veruka Salt. Here's where you can find some of my favorite wedding photography galleries
from around the Metro Detroit area. See if you can see why I've earned a 99.2% satisfaction grade from customers and have a 5 star rating.

Does my wedding photography look any different to you than all the gajillion other wedding photographers in Michigan? Can you see tons of wedding day moments? As a true photojournalist by training, I can spot moments coming a mile off and capture them as they happen. Can you spot all the epic wedding portraits that highlight something unique about the couple or the setting they were in?

I love the challenge of quickly finding a way to create a really unique wedding day portrait of the couple that no one expects. That blend of candids, reality and amazingly unique portraits are also what set me apart from other wedding photographers in Michigan.

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How can I thank you for another wonderful wedding? You truly made the day perfect! Our family loves you! Please don't ever leave Michigan!

Cherie - Mother of Two Clients

You've Got Questions? I've Got Answers!

All About My Detroit Michigan Wedding Photography Business

What Style of Wedding Photography is a Wedding Photojournalist? I Just Want Candid Photos From Our Big Day!

I'm a Michigan wedding photographer based near Detroit, Michigan with many years of professional photography experience as a working photojournalist for the Associated Press, the Ann Arbor New, and freelancing for the Detroit News and Free Press. I switched exclusively to photographing Michigan weddings about 20 years ago and have now documented over 1,300 happy couples and their unique tying the knot stories. My clients love my extremely unobtrusive style of photography, that I'm very easy going and that I appear to be everywhere yet unseen! I also have a reputation as one of the best rated, most affordable Michigan wedding photographer's in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area. I'm certainly the most affordable Michigan photojournalist in Detroit with the most wedding experience, that's for sure! I'm not inexpensive, but I provide the best customer service, best quality and best "bang for your hard earned buck" for clients getting married on a budget who value photography, but want someone affordable. I also have a super fast (two week) turn around time with my images that my wedding clients LOVE!

Environmental Friendly Wedding Photographer

In 2017 I made a lot of changes to my photography business to go as "green" as possible. To create an eco-friendly photography business, we added solar panels to our work space, now have all hybrid and electric vehicles and changed our delivery system to all electronic. Hopefully we've greatly reduced our carbon footprint. I don't for a minute believe I can save the world one photography business at a time, but I would be disappointed in myself if I didn't try to do my bit to make this world just a little bit greener and safer.

Wedding Photography Information: Pricing, Albums, Portfolio, Tips and Question and Answers

My clients receive over 1,000 edited, touched up and ready to print high resolution images they have full printing rights to within two weeks of their big day. All of my wedding pricing and packages are listed on my site. I think it's important to take all the guess work out of finding and comparing all the wedding photographers near the Metro Detroit, Michigan area so they can find the best, most affordable photographer to fit their budget. I raised my prices once in 14 years.

A La Carte add ons to my wedding photography packages include the 11x14 inch albums that I create. If you're looking to put together your own album, I've got a great resource guide. I can also add in a second photographer, extra hours and extra photo retouching services.

I've got a zillion samples showcasing some of my favorite wedding photography from all venues all of the Metro Detroit area displayed in slideshows so you can see not only my "best of" wedding portfolios, but also see that each couple is unique and so are their wedding photos!

Since I've photographed so very many celebrations, I've included a section for wedding planning and wedding day tips and I've got a pretty extensive Q & A page that should help to answer a lot of your questions about how I work as a Michigan wedding photojournalist. Ask me anything, anytime... I'm always happy to help!

Detroit Area Wedding Vendors I Highly Recommend

I've included links to my favorite and best Michigan and Detroit based wedding professionals in hopes of steering you towards people I've worked with and know bring something special to the celebration day experience. Anybody who is on this list is someone I've worked with enough times to know they are true professionals, LOVE what they do and can make "it" happen at each and every time. That's sadly a rare thing in this industry!

I rely on the happy referrals of my clients to keep my wedding photography calendar full, but if you're looking for reviews from places like the Knot, where I'm in their "Hall of Fame", you'll find lots of reviews I've received over the years. Those all come from my Michigan couples who are happy to spread the good word! I do have a rave review section, but for the past few years whenever couples let me know how happy they were with my photojournalistic style of wedding photography, I ask them to please post their comments on review sites like Wedding Wire so everyone can read about their experience with me and my photography services. I also made a "Best Wedding Photographers" list several years running for "Top Wedding Photographers in Michigan" from Expertise!. They reviewed hundred of the top Metro Detroit wedding photographers. The list is super impressive and I'm psyched and honored to be on it! Thanks to all my Detroit area brides and grooms who voted for me as their Best Detroit wedding photographer and Detroit wedding photojournalist 12+ years in a row! For the skeptics out there, you can match names of clients from the reviews with photos on my professional Facebook page.

Here's a super cool award I won in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 for "3 Best Rated Wedding Photographers in Detroit, Michigan". Crazy cool, right?!?

Best Wedding photographers in Detroit

This is a new site that ranks all things wedding related called "Wedding Rule". Made their top 25 Michigan Wedding Photographers for 2021, 2022 and 2023. Yay!

Best Wedding photographers in Detroit from Wedding Rule

And this award is also super cool. Only 23 out of over 250 wedding photographers were picked by Expertise as "Best Wedding Photographers in Detroit, Michigan". This is my 5th year to win this one!

Top Wedding Photographer in Detroit

If you're looking for my most current published work, you'll find it on my blog. It's parked at; marcicurtis.com/blog/. Keeping the blog current isn't my top priority (my clients all get that #1 slot!), but I do try to post some fun shots, current wedding trends and advice along the way.

People always misspell my name, so if you're looking for Marcy Curtis or Marcie Curtis or Marcy Kurtis or Marcie Kurtis you should still be able to find me.

That's all folks! Quit reading this and go check out all the cool photos I have on the site!

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