How To Find The Best Wedding Photographer For YOU!

Finding and picking your wedding photographer is daunting and can be like finding a needle in a haystack. You’ve found the wedding venue, now you want to find the perfect photographer that suits your style. Where to begin? Here’s a step by step guide to finding the perfect photographer for your needs.

How to pick a photographer who has excellent lighting skills.

Caption: Finding a wedding photographer who can create dynamic and dramatic portraits with lighting is essential. Some couples looking for photographers can spot the difference. Some can’t.

1 – How much do you value having wedding photos? Is this a priority? If it is, start your search. If it’s not something you really care about, look for a bundle package with an outfit where you won’t know or be able to pick your photographer.

Pick a photographer who can capture emotions like this mother of the groom during the mother / son dance.

Caption: Finding photographers who can capture in the moment emotions like this mother of the groom during the mother / son dance are referred to as photojournalists.

2 – If your wedding photography is a big deal to you, here’s a big shocker; a high price tag does not always equal quality and the best photographers do not necessarily charge the most!

Find a photographer who can capture the spontaneous and joy of your wedding day.

Caption: The biggest profits for photographers come from selling prints and adding in extra photographers. Being treated like a queen is something EVERY good photographer should do for free!

3 –  Google phrases like this; “Best Wedding Photographer in Metro Detroit”, “Award winning wedding photographers in Detroit”, “Favorite wedding photographers in Detroit”. Some of the best of best will show up in multiple searches. Winning awards from other brides and grooms from places like “The Knot” and “Wedding Wire” require the photographer to keep their clients happy and be able to produce great results ALL the time. You’ll start to see some of the same names show up again and again.

Finding a photographer who can create amazing, fun and unique portraits is essential.

Caption: This fun couple helped me win my 9th “Best and Favorite Michigan Wedding Photographer” award. They loved that I created amazingly fun and unique portraits like this one for these professional comedians.

4 – Start checking out the styles to see what appeals to you. It’s often hard to tell by how photographers describe their own styles. They rarely use the same terminology, but might mean the same thing. What is modern? What is romantic? What is contemporary? It’s all very subjective and isn’t usually very helpful. Instead, look at the images. Do you like them? Do they make you feel something? Do they seem to fit you and your venue? Could you see yourselves in their photos? Are they dark and moody? Are they filled with joy and emotion? What makes you smile? What images make you feel like you were there at that wedding? Do you want someone to tell the story of your wedding day or are you looking for a few great shots that look like they belong in a bridal magazine? Pretty soon you’ll start to see what you really like. The largest difference is whether all their weddings have the same type of shots and poses over and over again or are they all slightly different? Some couples love knowing their photos will look “just like” the gallery they saw online. Others want to make sure all their unique choices and personalities look just like their own unique day. What’s your preference?

Most churches are really dark. Finding a photographer who can light a church AND capture a really cute moment is wedding gold!

Caption: Most churches are really dark. Finding a photographer who can light a church AND capture a really cute moment is wedding photography gold!

5 – Evaluate their work. This is a BIGGIE! Look for photos taken indoors. Most wedding ceremonies are indoors and almost all receptions are indoors. They are pretty caves. Many, many photographers do not have photos on their websites that are taken inside because many of them cannot handle crappy light. Making your beautiful venue look beautiful is super challenging. It takes a lot of lighting know how make it look as good as it does to the eye. If all their indoor photos are in black and white, it’s probably not a style thing, but a lack of technical knowledge. If you don’t see anything online, ask to see some indoor work to check out their lighting skills. It’s a MUST.

Photographers who can blend into the crowd and become invisible lets all the moments of a wedding day get captured without the hoopla.

Caption: Photographers who can blend into the crowd and become invisible lets all the moments of a wedding day get captured without getting in the way or causing a distraction.

6 – How do you feel about having photographers around? Some love the paparazzi feel of having a team around them all day while other clients are really low key and want their photographers to fade into the background and become invisible. Almost all photographers will direct their clients during portrait time, so don’t worry about needing to find one who will “direct” you. That’s part of the job. It’s extremely rare for clients to ask for no poses photos at all. Even though it’s not the most fun part of the day, keeping things light and people happy is all part of the job while also watching the clock and creating unique, dramatic and fabulous wedding day portraits!

Showing off a reception hall like this takes a lot of technical knowledge and experience to make everything look great.

Caption: Showing off a reception hall like this takes a lot of technical knowledge and experience to make everything look great as it does to the guests.

7- Figuring out your budget. Arguably, this could be one of the first things to decide on, but different couples place different values on wedding photography. The average wedding budget in Detroit last year was $26,000. Most photo budgets are around 10% – 12% of the total budget. Some photographers clearly post all their pricing on their websites, some hint at it “Investments start at…” while others post nothing and expect you to call (which always makes me wonder if they say something different to every person who calls, which they probably don’t, but I’ve always thought “if I have to ask, I probably can’t afford it). If you find someone you love who is out of your range and photography is your biggest priority, there are ways to cut back on other items. I know personally that some clients have stretched to hire me, while others tell me they I was the biggest bargain of the day and that they spent three times as much on their flowers! So value is different for everyone.

Capturing the fun and joy of a wedding day as it happens is a big part of what a successful wedding photographer does.

Caption: Capturing the fun and joy of a wedding day as it happens is a big part of what a successful wedding photographer does. Most couples are looking to have their unique wedding day story documented.

8 – Read their online reviews. You will learn more about them, how they work and what your day with them will be like by reading multiple reviews. If there is something even a bit “off” or a teensy bit not great about that person or their business, you’ll see if sneak in every few reviews (like tardiness, didn’t deliver photos on time, came dressed badly, was rude or not very nice, etc.). You may even find a bad review or two about your favorites. Do those not so nice reviews seem to be really out there or do they seem to go along with some of the other things other reviews have hinted at? Photographers do not get to pick their clients and sometimes every once in a while, it’s just not a great fit for reasons the photographer cannot control. But overall, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll get to know a photographer just from reading a lot of reviews about them.

Fun and silly portraits like this one of a bride battling the wind on her wedding day are part of what makes each wedding day unique.

Caption: Fun and silly portraits like this one of a bride battling the wind on her wedding day are part of what makes each wedding day unique. Did she look fabulous is most of her photos? Yes! Will she laugh when she remembers how much she had to battle the wind? Certainly!

9 – Start culling your list down to favorites and start calling! Once you have a list photographers who are within your price range and who are available on your wedding date, things will need to move fairly quickly.

Finding sweet moments throughout wedding days are partly what makes photographing weddings so much fun.

Caption: Finding sweet moments throughout wedding days are partly what makes photographing weddings so much fun. This bride found me through a simple Google search.

10 – Google your top photographers by name and by business names. If someone is awful, they might change their business name, but you’ll still be able to see the good, the bad and the ugly by searching their names. It’s a great final tool to weed out any fly by night or super newbies.

A quick sunset stroll to the beach is just want this wedding couple wanted to close out their wedding day.

Caption: A quick sunset stroll to the beach is just want this wedding couple wanted to close out their wedding day coverage. Scheduling just the right amount of time is a great way to save money.

11 – If you need to chat or meet with them before hiring them, do it.  Be sure to ask questions about what exactly you are getting so there won’t be any surprises later. Many photographers use different terminology and sometimes even I don’t know what they mean. Like what on earth is a “high resolution digital proof” other than an oxymoron?! If they provide a USB or a link to downloads, why are they talking about the ability to “purchase the files”? You’re investing a lot, so make sure you’re all on the same page. So interview them with all your questions, but pair down a face to face interview with just your very top choices. Almost all photographers work on a first come, first served basis. If you love them, book them.  If they have an amazing reputation and you love what you see and you’ve got a great vibe from your emails with them, jump in and book them! They may be gone if you don’t. Most of us are juggling multiple meetings with different dates each week and it can be hard to keep them straight. If you’re feeling the love and you’ve done your homework, just do it. If you wait, they may already be booked and you’ll be back to square one!

 

Capturing the groom helping out his bride wrangle her veil is just one of many fun wedding moments from their day.

Caption: Capturing the groom helping out his bride wrangle her veil is just one of many fun wedding moments from their day. Being able to just watch their day unfold and capture it as it happens is what sets most photographers apart from each other. Look in their reviews to see if couples note this.

12 – Keep in touch with your photographer. This is probably the first time you’ve tried to coordinate all these moving pieces and it can be hard to know if you’re doing it right. Your photographer has probably done with hundreds of times and should have a really good idea about how your timeline should work. Most of us love what we do and making sure that your wedding day is the most fun and best day it can be is a top priority for us too!

Happy wedding photographer hunting!

If you’d like to see more of my work and learn about how I run my metro Detroit wedding photography business, check out my site at www.marcicurtis.com.  I have pricing, availability, wedding tips, tons of samples and so much more on my site. There is no such thing as giving a potential client too much information or showing them too much work. I love to have clients as informed and happy as possible.

All of these photos are from my 2017 weddings and if you’re curious to know, every single one of them has been lit. Not one of these would look the same if I didn’t add lighting into the photo!

Most of the blogs you see here are photography tips. If you’d like to see my “Sneak Peeks” posted within a few days of the wedding, those can be found on my professional facebook page at; facebook.com/marcicurtisphotography

Photography – Natural Lighting Versus Off Camera Flash

I get questions all the time about my photography and what sets me apart from most photographers. A lot of it has to do with the lighting and I thought I’d show you a few photos side by side so you can see the difference. All these photos were shot one frame apart and are simply a product of a light’s misfire. It doesn’t happen often, but I thought I’d show you so you can see the difference between “natural lighting” and “off camera flash” photography.
Check out the amazing difference a portable light makes to this photo;


I see that a lot of wedding couples are looking for “natural light” photography. That’s what this looks like;
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The photos with added off camera flash have more contrast, more “pop” and a lot more drama. It’s also the only way to insure you can get sky into a scene the way our wonderful eyes see it.

 

Here’s another example from a wedding with and without off camera flash. What your eye would see in real life is closer to what the off camera flash produces (without quite as much drama obviously). It’s harder to catch moments (and I still shoot those regardless of perfect lighting or not), but once you get used to seeing light look spectacular, it’s awfully hard to go back!

off camera lighting for wedding photography

off camera lighting for wedding photography

Using off camera flash to improve wedding photography!

Using off camera flash to improve wedding photography!

Here are a few samples with seniors;

or do you prefer this natural version?
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Off camera flash, even on a cloudy day will fill in the shadows under the subject’s eyes. It also lets me shoot into the sun so my clients aren’t stuck facing the sun as the only way to light a subject.
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This was a cloudy day and the difference is much more subtle, but still noticeable.
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A portable flash, or off camera lighting also evens out shadows in my background for a cleaner look. Again, this is a subtle difference, but having beautifully lit photos is one of the many things that sets my work apart from those that don’t know how to make light do exactly what they want… every time and within two shots.
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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial so you can see what natural light photography looks like versus using off camera flash in your portrait photography.

Stand Up Comic and Improv Destination Wedding

What happens when NYC professional improv and stand up comics come to Michigan to get married? Well, they have a TON of fun, of course! Not only are Caitlin and Calvin hilarious and goofy beyond all reason, they also happen to be madly in love. They managed to convince all of their friends and family to come to the Metro Detroit, Michigan area for a destination wedding, so you know their sense of humor and irony is abundant.


Wedding Location: Private home lakeside in Waterford, Michigan.
Reception Location: White Oaks Country Club Golf Course, White Lake, Michigan.
Co-ordinator: Nicola Wilson of Simply Brilliant Events.
The bride
Perhaps the only normal wedding type photo I have of the bride getting ready at this stand up comic

The groom and the groomsmen give the bride the heimlich maneuver as they hug the comedian during a group hug.

The groom and the groomsmen give the bride the heimlich maneuver as they hug the comedian during a group hug.

The groom checks his teeth in his mirrored sunglasses at this comedy duo

The groom checks his teeth in his mirrored sunglasses at this comedy duo’s Detroit wedding.

An awfully normal photo of this NYC wedding couple in Detroit, Michigan.

Two comedians and the bride. Yes, even their dog is funny!

Two comedians and the bride. Yes, even their dog is funny!

How does a bride cool off with her posse of friends and fellow comedians? They camp it up, of course at this Metro Detroit comedian

How does a bride cool off with her posse of friends and fellow comedians? They camp it up, of course at this Metro Detroit comedian’s wedding.

The bride cools off using a borrowed cell phone with a fan during her fun metro Detroit, Michigan wedding

The bride cools off using a borrowed cell phone with a fan during her fun metro Detroit, Michigan wedding.

The dog decided to exit shortly after her entrance at the wedding ceremony of two stand up comics from NYC at their lakeside wedding ceremony in Michigan.
Beautiful lakeside wedding for this destination Michigan wedding.

The officiant declares the two comedians are now officially wed at this lakeside wedding in Metro Detroit, Michigan.

The comedian officiant declares the two comedians are now officially wed at this lakeside wedding in Metro Detroit, Michigan.

The groom

The groom’s grandmother dances down the aisle after her comedian grandson’s lakeside Michigan wedding.

Following the dog

Following the dog’s lead lead the extended family to also stick their tongues out at this comic’s Detroit wedding.

A beautiful traditional bridal lift on beautiful country club grounds at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Club in White Lake, Michigan.

And this is a MUCH more normal pose for this comedic couple on beautiful country club grounds at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Club in White Lake, Michigan.

And this is a MUCH more normal pose for this comedic couple on beautiful country club grounds at the White Oaks Golf Club in White Lake, Michigan.

A beautiful traditional bride and groom pose on the beautiful country club grounds at the White Oaks Golf Club in White Lake, Michigan.
Walking off the golf course at the beautiful country club grounds at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Club in White Lake, Michigan.

Hamming it up in the bridal suite at the White Oaks Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Hamming it up in the bridal suite at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Hamming it up with the wedding party at the White Oaks Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Hamming it up with the wedding party at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The groom

The groom’s grandmother performs a dance around the comics at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The bride and groom react very differently to the toasts at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The bride and groom react very differently to the toasts at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The bride wipes away tears at the White Oaks Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The bride wipes away tears at the White Oaks Golf Country Club Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The groom and his mother enjoy their first dance together at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The groom and his mother enjoy their first dance together at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The bride and groom enjoy a very non traditional first dance at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The bride and groom enjoy a very non traditional first dance at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Guests enjoy dancing on the dance floor of the White Oaks Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Guests enjoy dancing on the dance floor of the White Oaks Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The groom flings the garter at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

The groom flings the garter at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Now this is the photo that totally speaks to the bride and groom

Now this is the photo that totally speaks to the bride and groom’s comic chops at this sunset wedding photo at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

And this is what I saw as I left the wedding out on the curb at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

And this is what I saw as I left the wedding out on the curb at the White Oaks Country Club Golf Course wedding in White Lake, Michigan.

Jam Handy Wedding in Detroit!

Congratulations, David and Josh!

Same sex wedding at the Jam Handy, across the street from the "bleeding rainbow" in Detroit, Michigan.

Same sex wedding at the Jam Handy, across the street from the “bleeding rainbow” in Detroit, Michigan.

So by now, most of you can either guess or you know that blogging is my LEAST favorite part of my wedding photography business. It takes a LOT to get me motivated and inspired to add extra hours into what is always a long process to get photos ready and delivered to my clients. But there were a couple of things about Josh and David’s wedding day that was unique. It’s always a great day (in the world according to Marci) if I can see something new, try something new and learn something new.

Jam Handy Wedding location with siblings.

The groom and his siblings snuggle during their photos at the Jam Handy wedding venue in Detroit, Michigan.

Same sex wedding couple on stairs at Detroit Michigan's Jam Handy wedding venue.

Wedding couple on the staircase at Detroit’s Jam Handy wedding venue.

Wedding party during ridiculous wind during a wedding in downtown Detroit at the "bleeding rainbow" spot.

Wedding party during ridiculous wind during a wedding in downtown Detroit at the “bleeding rainbow” spot.

A couple is reflected in their officiant's eyes at Detroit's Bleeding Rainbow wall.

A same sex couple are reflected in their officiant’s sun glasses while taking photos at the “bleeding rainbow wall” in Detroit, Michigan.


Gusty winds made standing still difficult during wedding party photos in Detroit, Michigan.

Wedding party men are being blown away during wedding party photos at the “Bleeding rainbow wall” in Detroit, Michigan.

For starters, Josh and David’s wedding was at the old Jam Handy building just down the street from the Fisher building. You wouldn’t think twice about it and would probably drive by it without even realizing it’s there. But that’s the place that brought my father in law to Michigan to start his career back when they used to produce and create industrial movies. The owner/manager of Jam Handy, Simeon, was available throughout the day for questions and helped to coordinate all of our comings and goings. Very helpful chap to have around, indeed. The space is industrial and has four spaces (well, five if you count where they set up the kitchen). It took me a while to figure out what was on the walls at the Jam Handy’s windowless room where they held the reception. They are dark gray with what appears to be dark chicken wire holding stuff to the wall. Ah… it must have served as soundproofing back in the day when they were using it as a “sound stage”. I loved the main room and the planner, Andy Keina from “Top That Table” really made the joint stand out and soften the industrialness (not a word) for this amazing wedding.

Front of the Jam Handy building is great for wedding photos in Detroit, Michigan.

Wedding couple snuggle outside of the Jam Handy before their wedding in Detroit, Michigan.

Back alley provides color for wedding photos at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Back alley of the Jam Handy is nice for small groupings of wind blown groomsmen at the Jam Handy for weddings in Detroit, Michigan.

Jam Handy wedding location set for farm table style seating for wedding.

Farm table style set up for Jam Handy wedding in Detroit, Michigan.

Up lighting with chilled champagne.

Chilled champagne set out in front of up lighting at the Jam Handy for a same sex wedding in Detroit.

Wedding cake with yellow uplighting at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Wedding cake set out at the Jam Handy shows off the yellow uplighting at this Detroit wedding venue.

So enough about the Jam Handy building as the “newest” cool location for Detroiters to hold cool weddings and on to what was perhaps the most amazing wedding ceremony I’ve ever seen. Josh and David offered up a lot of firsts for me as a wedding photographer. Their parents joined in for the family photos and DIDN’T stand by their children! They mixed and matched and didn’t want “our photos” and “their photos”. Never seen that wonderful family dynamic before. Also, when I went to see what they were doing before the ceremony, all the siblings and Josh and David were playing games from youth group camp. You know, the kind that involve standing in a group, laughing, concentrating on a task and then eliminating each of them one by one. I’ve never seen that as a way to keep each other occupied before heading into a ceremony!

Wedding day speech written out.

Notes one of the groomsmen was working on for his speech before the wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Camping it up in the loft at the Jam Handy before the wedding ceremony in Detroit, Michigan.

While the groom’s try to spy on their guests through a crack in the curtains at the Jam Handy, the rest of the wedding party camps it up!

View of Jam Handy set for a wedding from their loft area in Detroit, Michigan.

View of the Jam Handy from the loft where the wedding party was spying on their guests in Detroit, Michigan.

Two grooms before their wedding ceremony at Jam Handy in Detroit.

The grooms have a nice quite moment shortly before their wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Wedding party plays games before their ceremony begins at the Jam Handy in Detroit.

The wedding party plays at camp game for some fun distraction JUST before the wedding ceremony begins at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

So the ceremony. Ah… the ceremony. They did many things in their own unique way. One of the main differences was that they had one friend officiate / mc the order of things. But they ran the show. Each of the grooms had three friends and/or family members come up and speak about them, their relationship to them and their relationship as a couple. It was lovely. It was heartfelt. They weren’t your typical speeches (aka toasts), but rather a way for everyone to learn something about them and to get a sense of them as a couple. And then there were the vows. Unique, funny, insightful, joyous, intellectual and sob inducing all at once. Quite an act to follow, gentleman! I’ve had many of my couples ask about where to find officiants for same sex couples and honestly, whether you’re gay or not, if you don’t want to have a religious officiant, this is an amazing way to accomplish having an intimate, heartfelt ceremony done on the couple’s terms and imbued with their personality.

Laughter during the wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

One of the couple’s lifelong friend cries as she delivers her speech during the wedding at the Jam Handy in Detroit cracking everyone up.

Wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy.

One of the groom’s mother smiles during the wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Cambodian Buddhist wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

One groom gets a hug from his husband’s mother during a traditional Cambodian buddhist wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Groom reacts while reading his wedding vows in Detroit, Michigan at the Jam Handy.

Amazingly touching and poignant wedding vows at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Grooms exit their Jam Handy wedding ceremony.

The grooms exit their Jam Handy wedding to tears, cheers and applause in Detroit, Michigan.

A string is tied onto the groom's wrist after their wedding ceremony at the Jam Handy in Detroit.

A wedding guest at the Jam Handy ties string onto one of the groom’s wrist after their wedding ceremony.

The dancing all took place in a small side room. You’ll see I included two photos that are very, very similar. I couldn’t pick a favorite of Josh and his mom and my photo editing hubby could not pick a favorite, so… you get to see both of them. Besides Josh’s great expressions, what really makes this series of photos (and is SO sadly unique) is that all of their friends and family in the background are a) watching them, b) reacting to this wonderful moment and c) NOT TAKING FREAKING iPHONE PHOTOS!!!

A string of lights decorate the venue at the Jam Handy.

The grooms with their string of lights used to decorate their Jam Handy wedding venue.

First Dance for same sex couple at the Jam Handy.

The grooms share their first dance in a side room at the Jam handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Mother and son dance at wedding in Jam Handy.

One of the grooms dances with his mother as his husband looks on at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Groom dances with his mother at Jam Handy's in Detroit.

One of the grooms dances with his mother as his husband looks on at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Mother of the groom cries during her dance with her son at Jam Handy.

The mother of the groom tears up during her mother / son dance at Jam Handy’s in Detroit, Michigan.

Dancing at the Jam Handy for a wedding in Detroit, Michigan.

The mother of one of the grooms has a dynamic conversation with one of the guests during a wedding reception at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

wedding guests on the dance floor at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

A couple take a “selfie” on the dance floor during a wedding at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Loved this wedding! Hope you do too!

Lastly, I’m including lots of photos of Jam Handy because there aren’t a lot of good wedding images of the Jam Handy online! What I have seen doesn’t often include off camera lighting, so it looks weird, so I wanted to post lots of photos that show what it can look like when it’s properly lit with extra lights and a bit of technical know how!

view of two rooms during a wedding at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

View of the Jam Handy during a wedding showing the main room versus the dancing room with two different colors of uplighting in Detroit, Michigan.

Overall view of dinner being served at the Jam Handy in Detroit during an event.

View of dinner being served during an event at the industrial event space, Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Jam Handy event photo of a dinner in Detroit, Michigan.

Same view of a dinner, but from a catwalk at the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Jam Handy event photograph in Detroit, Michigan.

View of the Jam Handy from the doorway during an event in Michigan.

Dinner service at event venue Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Dinner being served farm style at urban industrial event venue the Jam Handy in Detroit, Michigan.

Got some love from Michigan Homes today…

I was recently featured on Michigan Homes who interviewed me about how I approach my Michigan wedding photography so clients moving to the Ann Arbor, MI area might learn more about my wedding photography while checking out their real estate! Check out the article here: Marci Curtis Photography Is Covering Weddings With a Photojournalistic Approach.