Shriners Silver Garden Wedding Photographer


Janeiro and Ronnie –

For a day that started out getting a moving violation ticket, this ended up being a great group of people who not only celebrated their good fortune of being together, but surrounded themselves with great friends and family.  I don’t ever remember people clapping when the wedding party started coming down the aisle. I also loved the church coordinator, the bridal party was gracious (literally holding me while a balanced on top of a very skinny bench) and we bonded over sweating ourselves silly in the limo with no air conditioning (do any limos ever have air conditioning that works?). I had so many people come up during the reception to tell me what a great job I was doing, I was blushing by the end of the evening. One or two is pretty normal… but thirty? That was awesome. I was my uber embergency bridal kit came into play when the fairly inexpensive garter I’d purchased earlier this year was needed. “Saving the Day” was a kick! So thanks for embrassing me so fully into your newly formed fold!

LidiaJanuary 26, 2012 - 10:52 am

A minute saved is a minute earned, and this saved hours!

Playing with Technique

Sometimes it’s just fun to try something new and learn a new technique. Of course, I could never try this out while on assignment… there was a lot of fumbling “ums” and “ers” involved… things that need to be second nature and just weren’t yesterday! So with two lovely volunteers… Skye and her boyfriend, Joel… I’ve added a new thing to try with my couples!

SarahMay 23, 2009 - 5:12 pm

Love it Marci!!! Can’t wait to have you shoot at my wedding this fall(October 17th, 2009) 🙂

MaryhelenJuly 14, 2009 - 10:37 pm

These are fabulously cool — I wonder if it would work with a little toddler running toward mom and dad? Not that she's walking yet, but next summer…

Marci CurtisJuly 29, 2009 - 4:46 pm

I think this technique could work for a lot of different ways. Never thought of a toddler… but since they zoom around so much… it would be perfect!

Berkley, Michigan Baby Photography


Owen –

One of my favorite things to do is to see my wedding couples again and this time, we met three years later to shoot a new family portrait with their 7 month old, Owen. Not only is he THE most adorable kid on earth… he smiles on cue (and for me!) letting me get tons of great shots. He’s just about the easiest kid I’ve ever shot (my own included). I’m not saying he loved every minute, but one Cheerio in an hour and a half was pretty much all he needed to keep a smile on his face!

Shrine of the Little Flower Wedding Photography

Amy & Tim –
I knew I was in for a great day when Tim’s mom came into the room and said, “Aaaaww, Timmy!” making them both burst into tears. Lots of my grooms are sentimental (way more so than the brides, I might add), but Tim was very, very into the wedding day.  He was so happy and so teary, you only needed to see his mom for about three seconds to realize where he gets his wear-your-emotions-on-your-sleeve sentimentality from! Church of the Little Flower provided a wonderful 360 degree view of the church and I was able to get some amazing photos during the ceremony in a way that’s rarely feasible in most churches. Amy and Tim wanted to take photos in the park where they walk their dogs (who also came along for some photos) before heading to their favorite pub for a quick drink. The Somerset Inn hosted the wedding reception and put up a HUGE screen for me to project my “best of” slideshow. I was taken aback when the entire room’s conversation came to a halt during dinner to ooh and aah during the slideshow.  That’s never happened, but Amy assured me afterwards that it was a huge hit with everyone, including them. We all got treated to a really cool first dance that incorporated salsa into their first dance as well as some entertaining toasts. Thanks for hosting such a great party and having such amazing guests!

Melissa & Dennis May 8, 2009


Sometimes it’s best to watch a wedding through the eyes of children and Dennis & Melissa’s kids gave me the perfect opportunity to witness their wedding through their eyes. They have a close bond with their kids, but also with their parents. I loved their infectious joy at the whole celebration of the day. Their kids were happily and easily simulated into the day. Sam, the two year old, made it down the aisle not once, but twice down the aisle solo (with a little encouragement from mom and dad). Tyler’s total disdain for his tux provided some great photo opportunities and so did the flowers various bridesmaid left in the pews and steps during the ceremony. Ever the playful group, we stopped at the George George Memorial Park to play on their playground (the bride and groom’s request) before heading to the reception. Fun group, fun couple and fun photos!

scoutscrapperMay 20, 2009 - 9:23 pm

Marci, you are a wonderful photographer, most of the day I did not even know you were there!
AND the huge selection of wonderful photographs are a testimony of your professionalism and creativity. You captured so many sweet moments of Melissa and Dennis’ special day they will be cherished by the entire family and all our friends!
thank you so much,
Jan Robertjohn
mother of the bride