Marci Curtis - Michigan Wedding Photographer
University of Michigan's Art Museum Wedding Photographer
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Courtenay and Craig were married on a pretty chilly day in Ann Arbor during the time of year when the sun just isn't up for long. They decided to do a first look so the could see each other before their Ann Arbor art museum wedding held on University of Michigan's campus. We decided to get all of our family photos, bridal party shots and wedding couples' photos done before the ceremony so they could literally walk down the aisle and into their wedding reception without interuption. So with dropping temperatures and limited daylight, we were able to get all of their posed wedding photos out of the way in half an hour. The University of Michigan's Art Museum is now hosting weddings and it's the ideal location for couples looking for something classy and formal. The staff at the U of M's art museum is very helpful, but they do have a lot of restrictions for photographers, caterers and I'm assuming the wedding couple themselves! Their first and foremost obligation is of course to the artwork, so we can't use lights, cords, tripods, etc. The gallery where they had the wedding ceremony, in the UM's art gallery, was beautiful and made for great backgrounds. Keep in mind that when you have your wedding in any type of museum, there are lots of things for your wedding guests to do that don't involve sitting at their tables, so don't be overly surprised if your band or DJ seem to have a hard time keeping the dance floor full... there are simply other things for your guests to do and lots of intimate corners for your guests to go and chat. So if you love the classiness and coolness of having your Michigan wedding in an art museum, go for it. It's a beautiful space that lends itself to great wedding photography.
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