I'm so honored to have been voted top rated as the
best and favorite wedding photographer near Metro Detroit, Michigan
12 years in row by Wedding Wire, The Knot and Expertise!
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.
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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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, 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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 and 2021 for "3 Best Rated Wedding Photographers in Detroit, Michigan". Crazy cool, right?!?
This is a new site that ranks all things wedding related called "Wedding Rule". Made their top 25 Michigan Wedding Photographers for 2021. Yay!
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!
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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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