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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. 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. A wedding party climbs on top of hill at Ann Arbor's Stonebridge Golf Course just before a massive storm hits for this super full wedding party photo. Super creative maternity photography taken with an 8 month pregnant woman floating on a lake in Rochester, Michigan. Cutest baby in the world sits for a baby's first Christmas photo in her snowman outfit in Ann Arbor, Michigan. LBGTQ couple celebrating their elopement and mini 2020 wedding snuggle in the woods in Troy, Michigan. A winter wedding couple poses as it snows on their wedding day at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. A bride cries during her first dance in Macomb County, Michigan as she sings along to the song with her groom. Super fun Detroit senior photo taken in front of the Detroit Institute of Art with a Troy High senior playing his guitar. A senior curls up on gnarly tree roots for her senior photo session in Troy, Michigan. As a photojournalist, I always focus on the emotions of the wedding day, like the flowergirl getting upset after her flowers spilled when a dog distracted her during a wedding in Planterra in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Voted a favorite Michigan wedding photojournalist for capturing candid moments like this is what I do best. A grandmother is startled by the photographer and the bride as she exits the bathroom stall at a church in Ferndale, Michigan. A bride takes the dance floor by storm after during her wedding reception at Fox Hills Golf Course in Plymouth, Michigan. I specialize in unique seniors and unique senior photos including seniors like this one who didn't like getting his photo taken until I saw his superman shirt under his suit and used it to great advantage. Kingswood Cranbrook high school senior poses with her violin in front of Cranbrook's Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Rochester high school senior poses in a river in Rochester, Michigan for this lovely, unique senior picture. 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. Newborn baby photography is usually done in Troy, Michigan to take advantage of green certified studio photography in Metro Detroit, Michigan voted best and favorite baby photography by my clients, Marci Curtis photographs babies who are awake, alert and in between all the studio shots at her home studio in Troy, Michigan. Two grooms are reflected in a puddle with the bleeding rainbow wall in Detroit behind them after their same sex gay wedding. The bride and groom take a quick photo during their wedding reception at the St. Clair Inn in St. Clair Michigan just as a weird summer storm blew in from the lake. A bride stands on the dock of her home with her dog during twilight after a day of hosting a wedding on their lakeside home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Creating unique wedding day portraits like this couple surrounded by trees forming a heart at the Ann Arbor City Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a wedding. Tears flowed at this amazing two day affair with a Nigerian bride and her Jewish groom during their multi-cultural wedding ceremony in metro Detroit, Michigan.

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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, Top 3 and many more!


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


What's YOUR love story?
Let's have some FUN telling it!



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.



Looking for WEDDING INFORMATION?


Please click HERE 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.



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


No, Marci... I want PORTRAIT INFO!


Oh, sorry! Click HERE 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.










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

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

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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



It can be overwhelming looking through all the zillions of wedding photographer's websites we have here in Michigan.
After a while all the photographers might start to look the same, right?
What makes me different? Lots of things, but mainly that I am a 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 to you, but for me, this is my happy place.
I quit counting after photographing 1,000 weddings. There is literally nothing that rattles me (okay, maybe the 27 person wedding party did).
I've seen it all before and I've got you covered.

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

Christine

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Wedding photojournalist Marci Curtis is one of the top rated affordable Metro Detroit, Michigan photographers.
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Experienced expert photographer with a 99.2% customer 5 star rating.

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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

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All About My Detroit Michigan Wedding Photography Business


What's A Michigan Wedding Photojournalist? I Just Want Candid Photos From Our Big Day!

I'm a Michigan wedding photographer based in Troy, 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 togo 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!


Portrait Photography Information

Photography for Seniors, Proposal and Engagement Sessions, Boudoir Photography, Maternity and Newborns, Family, Kids, Businesses, Actors and Models

I charge $350 an hour for most of my metro Detroit portrait photography. I edit, enhance, adjust and have the high resolution, ready to print images within two weeks and as always, you own them. The exceptions are family photography that is $400/hr. because anything with over two people will require a LOT of extra photoshopping in order to produce the amazing family photos you know and love, Proposals also cost more ($500) because they involve a LOT of my time for planning and pulling off this special event.

Fun Metro Detroit Senior Photography

Most of the Oakland County senior photos I photograph are outdoors on location for a contemporary and natural look. I love working with Detroit area high school seniors to capture their personalities so thoroughly. When you see all 250+ images, you'll see photos of what they looked like when they were young and photos of what they're going to look like in 12 years and everything in between. So much is changing so quickly and I love reflecting that in their senior pictures. I'm based in Troy, Michigan and I photograph a lot of Troy High and Athens High School seniors for their senior photos. I also spend a lot of of time in Rochester and Birmingham photographing their high school seniors. I specialize in unique, fun portraits and my clients usually either LOVE or HATE having their senior photos taken! I also specialize in photographing Metro Detroit high school senior's with special needs.

Fun Metro Detroit Family Photos

Easy going, relaxed metro Detroit area family photos are usually shot at your home or outdoors... whatever suits the style of your family and showcases you best!

Boudoir Photography in Metro Detroit

My affordable Detroit area boudoir and glamour photography sessions are popular not only as wedding gifts, Valentines day gifts and sexy birthday presents, but the 40+ year olds are finding this experience to be very empowering and fun. Sorry boys and girls... you won't find any "smutty" photos here... these are private photos for someone who isn't YOU! I photograph in your home or at a nearby Troy hotel... whatever you're most comfortable with. Most of my clients are nervous, but think having a female boudoir photographer is less daunting.

Newborn Baby Photography in Troy, Michigan

Fun, affordable baby photos are a joy to photograph! Patience, flexibility and lots of breaks are key for capturing their emerging personalities in a non stressful way. These are the only photography sessions that I do not keep track of the time as I want to reduce stress levels for everyone. You have two options. Either come to my home based, green metro Detroit, Michigan baby photography studio or I bring the studio to you!

Maternity Photos in Metro Detroit

Affordable maternity photos range from fun, in the moment shots with lots of humor to maternity boudoir type of shots. I like to photograph these fun maternity portraits to the mom to be's taste and expectations and try to limit my traveling to the metro Detroit, Michigan area.

Fun Engagement Sessions in Metro Detroit

My Detroit, Michigan engagement photography isn't just limited to the couples whose celebrations I photograph. If you have a fun theme or are looking for sweet moments or something more traditional, I'm happy to work with you to create lots of images that you can use for save the date cards, stamps, favors, programs and of course, actual photos! I try to keep my engagement photography business nearby the Detroit area and I don't schedule portraits on weekends as I'm photographing weddings!

Head Shots For Aspiring Detroit Actors and Models

I also photograph affordable, creative and contemporary theater head shots, corporate head shots, modeling portfolios and photograph your business for your web sites. For all of my photography, I will create a studio in your home, office or event. I also photograph individual parties, events, bar mitzvahs, trash the dress sessions and paparazzi engagements.

Super Sneaky Proposal Photography in Michigan

Affordable and creative "paparazzi style" candid proposal photography has become very popular in recent years. I've done quite a few of these candid proposal photography sessions in the Metro Detroit area. The person being proposed to usually doesn't even know I'm there and I love to photograph these very photojournalistic moments. Please keep in mind that most of the best Detroit, Michigan wedding photographers photograph weddings on the weekend. I've had to turn down countless proposal photography jobs that are scheduled for Saturdays, the one day of the week that has usually been booked months in advance for me.

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

I also happen to have written and photo illustrated three children's books for Penguin Putnam that are now part of a national book club. If you're a Michigan school looking to have a fellow Michigan author and illustrator come for a school visit, I have lots of information on the programs I provide.

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

Who Am I?

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!



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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


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 and 2022 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 and 2022. 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 4th year to win this one!


Top Wedding Photographer in Detroit



If you're looking to book a last minute photography session, check out this group and resource …


fash is a site for people looking for last minute photographers





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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