Here are wedding photography reviews and glowing recommendations that my Michigan brides (and grooms!) have sent me...
Most of my couples are sending in their Detroit wedding photography recommendations to wedding review sites like The Knot, Wedding Wire, etc. Click on the awards button to visit Wedding Wire to read my rave reviews!
Here's a new award that I value pretty highly! Out of 523 reviewed wedding photographers in Detroit, Expertise picked ME as one of best wedding photographers in Detroit for 2016, 2017 and 2018!
I still do get a handful of hand written thank you cards sent to me each year, but most feedback sent directly to the Michigan wedding photographers review websites. Here are some of the thank you's I've recently received.
Thank you so much for photographing our wedding. Your personality is perfect for lassoing family members into photos and handling such a chaotic event. We were so thrilled to have shots of all our immediate family, as well as some truly wonderful photos of us around the hotel. You were instrumental in making our dream wedding come true.
Sincerely, Holly Jennings & Eric Freitas
Thank you for all of your hard work on our wedding day. We feel so lucky to have found you! You are an amazing photographer, and a wonderful person. Thank you for being a key part of our Best Day Ever, and capturing moments we will never forget. Oh, and you were a rockstar at our wedding! From just how nice you were, to being everywhere at once, to serving my guests more water...Bobby and I are in awe (actually he uses the word "spectacular"). Everyone we've seen since the wedding have all stated how impressive you were
to them. Some thought you were one of our relatives, lol! But that's how much fun you were having, and you looked like you loved being at our wedding. With Love, Bobby and Danielle
Thank you so much for helping us capture all the wonderful moments of our special day! It was so much fun working with you and you did a wonderful job with the pictures. They will be cherished for years to come & allow us to relive special moments! Thanks again! Best wishes, Dee and Nick
Thank you so much for your incredible work this weekend. Your unending kindness, professionalism, and passion made for a wonderful, easy, stress free day. You truly went above and beyond our expectations. Anne and Adam Flanders
Marci, thank you so much for the incredible work you did capturing the moments of our wedding day. We will cherish them for a lifetime! With gratitude, Chris, Brittany and Annalise
Hi Marci -
We brought our wedding pictures back to Michigan for Christmas to show my extended family. They could not stop talking about you! I had no idea of the Marci fan club that exists in my family. A few aunts even said ours were the best wedding pictures they've seen in a long time.
We gave my uncle a print of him literally in the air on the dance floor. He said it's going on the mantle and we could not stop laughing at the intensity of the picture. He couldn't believe someone could capture his "essence" in still photography :)
I sent my grandmother a copy of our extended family picture in July since she was unable to travel at the time and missed the wedding. She moved into an assisted living facility in the summer and apparently showed every nurse in the place because they all knew who everyone was. She passed away a few weeks ago and the nurses knew all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandkids by name because she was so proud of that picture.
Even though we only received a day or two of your time, the pictures we gained from you are special. Yes, we have ourselves framed in our own house, but the other pictures are having an impact on people other than Fernando and I. This makes it worth it and I'm glad we had you take the time to do the big extended family pictures. We are so happy you were able to get candid shots of literally every guest.
If/when we ever move back to Michigan you'll be my first choice for photography needs in the future! Until then, I'll just tell everyone about you who asks about local photographers.
When one really great note just isn't enough, these two sent TWO thank you notes!!!
We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work for our wedding! You were the perfect photographer. Here's a little extra thank you. Love, Trevor and Gina
Patrick and I can't thank you enough for the amazing photos you captured on our wedding day! They are truly stunning. You were everything we hoped for in a photographer and more! From having spare bobby pins to helping with the bustle and boutonniere's, you were just fantastic!
We will happily recommend you to family and friends in need of a photographer and hopefully use you again in the future!
Ana and Patrick Phillips
Thank you! We thought these would be done when we got back! We don't leave until next Thursday ;)
It was an absolute pleasure working with you. I love them all. Seriously, I have probably looked at them 50 times.
String of heart emojis! Yuliya and Kurt
I'm so sorry that it has taken so long to write, but we wanted to officially say thank you for everything you did to make our wedding celebration so special. We will treasure your pictures for years to come!
Thank you SO much! Scott and Stephanie
Dear Marci -
Thank you so much for being our photographer at our wedding! You got great shots and you helped make our day so much fun. We, as well as the wedding party, had a great time at the park. Thank you for your kindness, your expertise, and your flexibility throughout this whole process.You were great. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special! Thanks again! Ana and Patrick Phillips
thank you so much for making our wedding day one of the best days of our lives. Our photos are beautiful and really capture the joy and love we felt all day long. You went above and beyond, driving us around before the ceremony and we are thrilled with our photos and experience. Thank you for everything! All the best, Adam and Sarah Azar
Thank you for taking our pictures at our wedding. We loved your creative ideas. You did a great job of keeping us calm before and after our ceremony. Everyone's favorite photo was the shot of Maurice laughing at his brother Anthony dancing with his Aunt. We all enjoyed watching all the great photos you took during the reception. Thanks for capturing all our good memories on our wedding day. We hope to use you again in the near future. Troy and Julie Schroder
I was going to send an email but your services warranted a special card.
thank you so much for everything for my wedding day. The photography of course, but also your professionalism, warm and caring demeanor, and all the little touches that make you someone very special. I would refer you in a heartbeat to any bride and I look forward to you shooting all our pictures from this day forward.
Sincerely, Lauren and Chris Flesher
Is it weird to get cards with pictures you took on them? Well, we LOVE all of the pictures you took and can't stop printing and posting them!!!! The shots you took were amazingly candid and came out beautifully. Thank you so much for all you did for us! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
God bless, Kirstie and Chad
6/26/15 Marci - Thank you so much for being so wonderful for our wedding! We appreciate you so very much! (Heart sign) Thanks! Emily and Jenn
Marci - thank you for great photos that capture wonderful moments from our wedding day! Sincerely - J D Wildeman
Well, here is the last installment of the Karolski / Stopera wood-themed wedding - the thank you card.
Although we paid for your services, we both wanted to send you this card noting our sincere gratitude for providing your professional services for OUR wedding... the more we sift through your pictures the more we realize the amazing narrative that you were able to capture as the day flew by (as all married couples predicted it would).
We very much appreciated being your subject for the day. And despite it being your job, we hope our wedding was at least a bit more entertaining and/or enjoyable than the average.
Thanks for sticking around to catch the breakdancing - definitely a highlight! And we both were happy to find you popped in our photobooth.
Thanks again for helping us remember such a joyful day in our lives in the best or should we say, in the most fitting and desirable way :)
Jeff and Sarah Karolski
Just wanted to thank you yet again for the beautiful job you did on our wedding pictures!
We LOVE how they turned out and couldn't be happier. You captured so many great moments of our wedding.
Our families and friends are very impressed too.
We are keeping you in mind for future pictures - you'll be hearing from us.
Thank you again!
Monica & Rob Bartus
The pictures are breathtaking, Ryan and I love them all.
I'm the first of my friends and family to get married and you will be highly recommended.
Laura & Ryan
Thank you so much for being Brian and my's photographer for our wedding day. The pictures turned out amazing!
Brian and I can't thank you enough.
Bridget & Brian Dwornick
p.s. My grandparents loved you and can't stop talking about how you took wonderful photos and just what a lovely person you are :)
We received our photos in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job!
We received many compliments about you and everything you did!
Thank you again it all! It was a wonderful day and you captured it well!
Travis and I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on our pictures! They turned out great!
You are a truly talented photographer and we will recommend you to everyone! Thank-you again!
Ashley & Travis
We love the pictures, trying to choose which ones to print is going to be a feat! thank you so much for being a part of our day!
Christie and Jim
The pix are great. Brought tears to my eyes. You captured the essence of the day. Thank you so much. And your daughter....well, she is just amazing.
Everyone at the wedding who viewed the photos on the screen were impressed by your skill.
I even had one lady who does serious photography as a hobby and she sang your praises as well.
Dear Marci -
Thank you so much for creating such wonderful pictures from our wedding! You were awesome to work with. So many of our guests have also sent their compliments! Thank you also for hand delivering the cd's! It was great getting them so quickly! We hope we can work with you again.
Amy & Tim Gattshall
- Royal Oak & Troy, Michigan
Whew!!! I must really like you!! lol I just posted reviews on the 2 sites and on your blog!! The photos did arrive and I really love them. I've put them on shutterfly (thanks to you website!!) and I'm going to start working on putting my album together. It was no joke going through all of those pics!!
I am truly thankful for the beautiful work that you did at my wedding.
- Southfield, Michigan
We so enjoyed having you with us that day and once again, you've made me cry with the emotion and heart you're able to capture in your photos. Everyone loved being able to see the photos you'd taken during the day on your screen at the museum. Your set-up is amazing! If you need me to write anything on your blog or give any type of recommendations in the future, just let me know, I'll be more than happy to help. I knew Wendy had chosen the perfect photographer for her wedding day the first time I saw your photos online.
Thank you again,
- Kathy, mother of the bride May 30th,
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan
I have been soooo busy since we've returned from our honeymoon that I completely forgot to send you this note! We have received our wedding pictures! They are beautiful! I can't even begin to explain how wonderfully they all turned out. Our neighbors said that they came in the mail the Tuesday after the wedding while we were gone. It was such a nice present to come home too!
You captured my grandmother's beauty in a way that is going to make her cry, guaranteed! And the children look gorgeous. It brought tears to my eyes (and my mother's!) looking through the photos. I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did. You have my recommendation for life!
- Melissa & Dennis, Macomb, Michigan
Hey there! We are back from our honeymoon, and received our photos! We have only had a chance to go through about half, and they are AMAZING... brought tears to our eyes with some of them. Just wanted to let you know that we got them, and how wonderful you were to work with! You do a fantastic job!!! We will definitely be using you for photos in the future. (Everybody is asking for your name!)
Ann & Erich McHugh May 2nd, Chelsea, Michigan
I did not get an opportunity at Ann and Erich's wedding to personally thank you for doing such a beautiful job. As wedding coordinator at the church -I always watch to see how the photographers work - you were for the most part ..out of sight. If ok with you, I will give couples who are looking for photographers your name, with a high recomendation.
I have yet to see their pictures, but Ann is coming into town tomorrow and I am excited - so is she! Just the ones from your blog are AMAZING.
Once again, thank you!
Annie's mom (and Erich's mother in law!) May 2nd, Chelsea, Michigan
Hi Marci --
It has been a year since we met... Oh that special day!
We just want to let you know that we appreciate all the beautiful pictures that you and Skye took that day.
We will treasure all of them FOREVER! ;-)
We thought of you and Skye on our anniversary and we looked at all the great shots you took.
Thank you sooooooooooooo much!
Ria & Scott in Midland, Michigan
Aaron and I are back in Los Angeles and we just got the wedding pictures. They are AMAZING! We are so happy and cannot thank you enough for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. Everyone is raving about what a wonderful job you did, and we can't agree with them more. Thank you thank you thank you! You are awesome!
Alyssa and Aaron Fisher-Cohen :)
Petruzzello's Wedding in Troy, Michigan
Someoptima I'm lucky enough to get TWO thank you notes!
Just a quick note to say "thanks" for all of your help and kudos for your wonderful work. The pics look great!!! And thanks to Skye for a great job at the photo booth!
Love, Mike & Sue (AGAIN! SEE BELOW!)
We got our pics in the mail today! They look great and of course I started uploading them immediately so I can play!!! Lots of great feedback on the photobooth (I think location was key on that and everyone loved Skye) also the projection screen was a hit. People keep telling me how cool it was to see us getting ready and all the action before hand. And we loved working with you as I knew we would...you were great! I will be recommending you all over town!!!!!
Thanks for all your help!!!!
Sue and Mike Schawinsky =) Dec.28th
Wedding and reception at St. Johns Inn, Plymouth, Michigan
Paul and I wanted to thank you SO very much for the fabulous job you did at our wedding, the park and reception. Everyone loved having the slide show at the reception of pictures already! Many optima, I forgot you were around, which I guess is a good thing when you're going for natural pictures, right?
The pictures are incredible, as I expected....I cannot wait to get prints from them and make a photo book...I know everyone is going to love them!!!!!
Paul said last night that anyone who needs a photographer is being sent directly to you!!! You are positively wonderful and so talented. You are so easy to get along with, fun, energetic and warm. When we have a baby one day, you'll be the first one to take our family picture, that's for sure!!!!
We do love you, feel free to put us down for a reference because your pictures are absolutely spectacular and I hope we keep in touch!!!!
Love, Shawna & Paul
St. Blase Church in Sterling Heights, reception at the Royalty House in Warren Michigan
Thank you so much for everything! The pictures turned out really beautiful! We will definitely recommend you to all our friends. Take care and thanks again!
Jackie and Damon
Wedding and Reception at Addison Oaks in Romeo Michigan.
Marci & Skye -
We are so pleased that you were with us on our special day and gave us such beautiful photos to remember our day. Not only are you very talented but very warm and outgoing.
Everyone who has looked at our wedding pictures gave nothing but compliments. Thank you so very much and we will see you in the future!
Love Lisa & Joe
Wedding and reception at the Gem Theater in downtown Detroit
Thank you for attending our wedding and for the wonderful photos that your provided us with. You captured so many special moments, it's like watching a still-video of the entire day.
We have so many unbelievable photos to choose from that it is extremely difficult to narrow down for an album. My guests complimented me for your professional demeanor and patience with my (crazy) family members.
We definetly will refer you to anyone interested in a true photojournalist. Thanks again -
David and Virginia Harville
Wedding and reception at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI
I am extremely sorry I haven't gotten back to you any sooner than just now. We recieved the pictures as soon as we got back from the honeymoon and they are gorgeous!!
They turned out exactly the way I imagined they would. They are so beautiful :) Thanks again and I hope to be contacting you in the future for more photo sessions!!
- Mandy 4th of July
We just wanted to tell you that we received our pictures-and we love them! There are so many to choose from, and we love how they chronicle the day as it really was.
Also we were amazed how quickly you got them to us! Thank you for everything, you did an incredible job and we couldn't be happier!
Sara and Josh Fischer
Wedding in Allen Park, reception in Riverview Michigan
Just wanted to let you know I received your picture cd's, they are awesome!!!! Thank you SO much for everything!!!
Lorri & John
Wedding and reception downtown Detroit Michigan
We're sorry for being so late with this, but we really want to thank you for the fantastic photos from our wedding
. Not only did you document our day more completely than we could ever hope for, the pictures were so beautiful that everyone wanted copies of all 2277 pictures and not just our favorites.
The disks beat us home from our honeymoon and were the perfect way to unwind for almost 2 hours (yes it took us that long to get through them all.
Thank you again for everything!! We love our photos and plan to refer you every chance we get.
Brenda and Tim Senk 5/10/08
We just got done looking at our pictures! They are AWESOME! Thank you so much! It was so nice to have something to look forward to when we came home from Las Vegas!
Thanks again so much!
Marci & Skye,
What amazing pictures!! I can't believe how hast we got them too. You have amazing talents.
You captured pictures that I didn't even know you took. I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends. I'm so glad to have such beautiful photos to rememeber our special day by.
- Angie + Chris 6/14/08
The pictures arrived safely! We got home from our honeymoon last night and stayed up late looking at them all. I love them. Will probably spend the next few weeks looking at them over and over again.
Thanks for being so much fun to work with. We really enjoyed having you at our wedding.
Leah and Matt Penzien!!!!
The pictures from Jenn and Dan's wedding are beautiful! You captured the day and emotions with the professional heart of an artist. The love and happiness of my daughter and her wonderful husband shone from your images, and there were many pictures that took my breath away.
Thank you for giving us gorgeous photo journalistic memories that we will have forever. If you ever need a reference (which I think is highly unlikely!), I would be honored to provide one.
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 because we want you to do Meg's wedding in about 10 years!!!!
Sorry that it has taken me a few weeks to formally write you, but we've been so crazy with the move. We've finally gotten settled into our new home in CT.
We wanted to THANK YOU again for the unbelievable wedding photos. You did such a wonderful, fantastic, AMAZING job! When we look back at them, they truly tell the story of our day, and it will forever make us smile.
After we got engaged and began thinking about our wedding day, we always said it was vital to have a photo journalist who really captured us and our emotions, not just posed pictures. And, you did just that! Each photo really shows emotion and brings back all these amazing memories of the day.
The photos were also so incredibly beautiful. Lastly, not only did you do a perfect job, you are so fun and enjoyable to be around! It was truly the perfect combination.
Thank you again!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Alaina and Patrick Bissett 7/18/08
We got the pictures and they are BEAUTIFUL!!!! You did such an amazing job! You captured so many priceless moments!! I especially love some of the sequences that tell a story, like when I forgot to grab my bouquet from Anne and the two pictures of my cousin Megan fanning herself in the back of the church. Also, your daughter's photobooth pictures are wonderful as well- there's a sequence where the cousins on my side of the family were waiting for one last cousin to show up, and the sequence of those pictures is fabulous!!!
Thank you so much for everything!!! You are an AMAZING photographer!!!!!!!
Jane and Vic 8/2/08
Just wanted to let you know that we recieved the pictures today! We love them! You are so very talented... Thank you capturing our special day!
Cheers, Jacquelyn and George Rakas
I wanted to let you know that we got the wedding pictures today, we just returned from our honeymoon yesterday. We absolutely LOVE the pictures. You captured many great moments! My family raved about the pictures that were playing on your laptop during the reception. Thank you so much for everything!!! (and not just for great pictures, but also for the little things like helping me rebustle my dress more than once!!!)
Erin and Lorne Don
It's been two years since our wedding, but we are still in "wedding world" with several friends and family getting married this year. We love recommending you to everyone who asks us our opinion. Unfortunately, none of them could book you because you were already busy!
The pictures you took for us are so awesome and they fill every part of our home. We felt that the pictures were the most important part of the wedding because they contain all of our memories and we are so glad we had you!
I enjoyed looking at your new slide show and wish we could do our wedding all over again.
Erica and David Haverland
Thank you so much for the photos! We got back late Sunday night and looked at them pretty much all day on Monday - there were so many of them!! We've only just begun sifting through them I believe! Eric and I thought Skye was great to work with and gave us some wonderful pictures and we'd recommend the photo booth to everybody...what a treat! Thanks once again!
Thank you again so much!!
Heather and Eric Wachterhauser!!!
We received your package today. Thanks so much for the gorgeous
photos! Everyone at the wedding really enjoyed working with you and
Rodney. If you need a reference, we'd be happy to provide one.
Kristen and Mike
Thank you once again for everything you and your daughter did on our special
day, we think your the best.
Plus we know its a while from now but we would be interested in having you take
Katies senior pictures, from what we have seen your by far the best and we just
adore your work.
Perry and Theresa Wight
Thank you so much! The photos are amazing! We looked at them before bed last night and I was so excited I crept out of bed and looked at them again!
They way you captured the emotion of the day was unbelievable. As we looked through them we felt like we were there again! You truly did a fabulous job! Please please please feel free to use us a reference. I know I will personally be spreading the word about your excellent work.
Liz and Travis Boyd
We got the photos yesterday and LOVED them. They are amazing and we looked at them all night last night. Thank you for everything!!!!!
We're going to pick the ones we want and start our book tonight and will post a bunch on a shutterfly share page we created--I'll send it along so you can see the ones we selected!!
Thank you for everything Marci--you were amazing to work with.
Melissa & Dan
We wanted to thank you for all of the beautiful photography from our wedding. We have had a lot of fun looking through all of the photos and remembering all of the fun of the day. We especially enjoyed the pictures of everyone walking to the reception and of the two of us in the gardens.
The photobooth was a great addition to the reception and Skye did a great job getting guests interested in it. Thank you so much for helping our day run smoothly and for the beautiful photographs that captured the day!
Ray & Becca Smith
We got back from the honeymoon late last night (what an amazing time
we had) and were very excited to find our wedding pictures in our mail
today! They are beautiful, I can't wait to show them off to everyone!
Thanks so much for everything,
the last-minute advice, the un-stressful way that you work, and most
of all for the beautiful pictures! We'll be sure to pass your name
along to anyone we know who is in need of a photographer!
Christine and Mike
Our pictures are AMAZING!!!! We can not believe how you captured all of our moments of our wedding perfectly. You have a true gift and we are so blessed to have had you as part of our special day! Thank you, thank you, and thank you! We will recommend you over and over.
Sincerely, Ann & Jason CorneyM
I wanted to let you know that I am referring a girlfriend of mine to you. She asked for your name following a good two minute rave about how wonderful I thought you were. It reminded me that Russ and I never took the opportunity to thank you for the beautiful photos and being such a huge help to me at the wedding. Thank you - you were everything we hoped for and more.
I have now set about dreaming up another party big enough to justify inviting you back. Russ is less thrilled about that :)
I hope you and your family are well,
PS, my mother sends her best too.
Thanks again for doing an amazing job...so many guests came up to me and jon at the end of the night and commented on how nice it was to not have a photographer shoving a camera into their face! Also, I wanted to tell you how glad I am that you stepped into the kitchen storage area with Jon and I....I had so many emotions going through my brain at that time, I don't even remember what he and I talked about, but after seeing the photos, all the memories came rushing back and we both teared up.
Thanks again for catching the moments that felt like they flew by.
I hope you were able to have at least a little bit of fun at the wedding too! Also, just a "head's up" my mom and sister loved you so they'll probably be trying to book you for her (my sister's) wedding which will surely happen in the next year or so.
Jon and I finally put together an album (and we're waiting for a photo book we ordered to come in) of all the great photos you took and I just wanted to thank you one more time for doing such an amazing job. Every time I look at the photos, I'm reminded of what an incredible night that was for not only Jon and me, but also for our family and friends. Everyone who has seen the photos comments on how happy everyone looks and how no one looks like they are fake smiling... I realize all that was captured because you ROCK!
Imagine our surprise when 6 days after our wedding, our photos were in our mailbox. We have been looking at them and we are having a very hard time trying to pick our favorites. Neither one of us can find the words to express how grateful and happy we are with them. We will recommend you to everyone! Thank you again for the wonderful memories you helped to keep fresh in our minds.
Bob & Jessica Callender
Thank you for sending us our wedding photos so quickly! They arrived in the mail right before we left for our honeymoon, so we didn't have time to write you until we got back. We absolutely love your pictures - they tell the story of our romantic, fun wedding day, plus a few bonuses of things that happened that we didn't see! We have looked at them over and over again, and every time we do, we relive the joy of that day.
Another bonus - you were great to work with! Very professional yet friendly and fun. Your patience and diplomacy while working with large family groups and young children are commendable! We highly recommend you to all brides!
Teresa & Curtis
Dear Marci and Skye,
Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day with such beautiful pictures. They are memories our families and we will cherish forever. The garden, dance floor and photo booth pictures were probably our favorites, but we loved all of them. More importantly, you were both so nice to work with. Marci, you always returned my e-mails right away and we barely noticed your presence at the reception -- which I think is a good thing! Please, please, please use me (us) as a reference if you need one or would like us to put together a testimonial for your website. You guys are great!
Thanks for everything,
Aimee and Matt
Thank you so much for the pictures--we LOVE them! Sorry it has taken us so long to get in touch--I am sure you can imagine the craziness of the last month. We got the pictures when we returned from our honeymoon and had a great time looking through all of them. They were as great as we imagined and we can't tell you how many people are raving about them.
Thanks again and feel free to send any prospective brides our direction!
We cannot thank-you enough for your wonderful photos of our wedding! We have shared them with family, friends, and co-workers and have heard nothing but great comments!! We wish you well with all that the future holds. We will cherish our photos forever.
Lynne :) & Jim Ferden
I feel horrible that I never got the opportunity to Thank you for all of your hard work and your wonderful talent in photographing our wedding. The pictures were beautiful, and we were shocked at how many there were and how quickly we got them back from you, I would (and have) highly recommend you to anyone. We were very, very pleased.
So sorry about the delay in the message (this was received 10 days after the wedding!). We were so busy yesterday looking at our amazing wedding photos! Wow! You definitely captured the day...each and every one of your photos has a story to tell!!
We cannot thank you enough for your fabulous work. Words can't describe how excited and appreciative we are. We were hoping to have had at least a handful of terrific photos...but you've far exceeded our expectations!! We have hundreds!! Thanks again, we hope that you had a good time at our wedding.
If you ever need anything, please let us know! You are the BEST!
Kaysey & Ben Radtke
We do not even know where to begin to thank you for the beautiful pictures you took of our wedding! There are so many to choose from and they are exactly what we had hoped for! You captured so many perfect and timeless moments - simply fabulous! It was great working with you - you are a wonderful person! Thanks again so much!
:), Jamie & Ryan Zerkel
The pictures are absolutely fabulous. Shaun and I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. There are so many great shots to choose from and we are having trouble narrowing them down. We loved the fact that you seemed to capture our personalities in each shot. The pictures really look like us and resemble the way we act with each other which is exactly what we wanted. Thank you for paying attention to detail and capturing memories that will last a lifetime. Sincerely,
Shaun and Martha Houck
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I don't know how else to say it. Rob and I could not be happier with how our wedding photographs turned out. As a journalist myself, I respect your skill so much. You really captured "us" - through all the laughter and tears (and there was a good amount of both). As a bride, your kindness and professionalism was appreciated. Everyone says the wedding day goes by so fast - and it did - but the photos chronicle so much of the day. We get to re-live those moments through amazing photos, and we're so thankful for that. Best,
Joy (and Rob) Visconti
We knew after meeting you that our wedding photos would be perfect, and we were not disappointed. We were very happy to have you as part of our wedding day. You were a very calming presence and were great to work with. We will treasure our wedding photos foreer. Please pass our appreciation on to Skye as well, because the photobooth was a great part of our day. We have a fun and unique guestbook with her pictures in it!
Thank you for setting up your laptop at the reception. Everyone loved seeing the pictures before the night was over (and have been bugging us to see all of the pictures!).
Thank you again for our great pictures!
Cheers, Emily and Bill
Hi Marcie! They are absolutely beautiful!!!!! I have received so many compliments on them especially now that the album is done and my husband and I have actually been called "photogenic" which is the complete opposite of what we usually call ourselves!! Anyway I just again wanted to thank you for the beautiful pictures that we will be able to treasure for a lifetime!!!!! Sincerely,
Steve and Cari McCalden
Marci, Here is a proper thank you for the wonderful job you did for us. I can't put into words how happy we are about the pictures. You've caught all the moments, the big and the small ones, with their emotions and meanings. All your photographs have this something special, this little something that is missing in most people's work, that transforms a picture into something more. I could make paintings from some of the pictures, because the angles are just right and the composition just as it should be. Working with you was also wonderfully easy, and I was never worried. I wish you all the best in your career and I hope there'll be a few more books - they are so neat! Thanks again,
Marci, you are beyond amazing. The pictures are beautiful, and people's jaws are LITERALLY dropping when we tell them we have our pro pics already - less
than a week after the wedding. We were astounded. We just wanted to thank you again for your beautiful work at our wedding. We cannot stop looking at our pictures! (In fact, I had to tear myself away from the computer just to write this note.) We cannot extress strongly enough our gratitude. Your joyful presence at our wedding, the speed with which you sent our photos, and, of course, the photos themselves were all above and beyond our expectations. Our pictures will be loved and cherished for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much for that wonderful gift!
Best Wishes Always, Corinne and Brian 5/11/07
Mac and I want to thank you so much for the absolutely amazing photographs that you took of our wedding day. You have such a wonderful ability of putting everyone at ease and capturing such unique, beautiful moments. Everyone tells you that the day goes by so quickly, and that you miss so much of what was going on around you. Because of your pictures, we have those memories too. Family, friends, tears and joy...you caught it all for us to cherish for years to come. We're so grateful and blessed you were a part of our big day!
Jenn and Mac McCormick - P.S. We're so happy you'll be photographing my brother's upcoming wedding in May. I'm certain you'll bring the same magic to the memories of his special day.
Thank you so much for your amazing photographs of our special day! Everyone who has seen them has raved! And everyone who has met you, adored you! We are so happy that you could be there to celebrate with us. With love,
Alison & Christopher :)
Thank you for coming to our wedding and taking pictures.
Thank you does not seem like enough to say to express our gratitude. Your understanding during our family crisis was awesome, not to mention the beautiful photographs you took. I could not be more happy with them. It seems like you captured every moment of our big day. Thanks form the bottom of our hearts.
Paula and Miachael Tier
Marci, I just cannot express to you how happy we are with the photos. Nick makes fun of me because I look at them over and over and over again! I received nothing but complements from all of the guests even those that are in the industry. Thank you so very much, they mean the world to me!! I will recommend you to every bride to be I know! I am hoping to get an email to you with our "favorites" very soon. Thank you again for the memories
Thank you for the amazing photos you took at our wedding!! They are perfect! Everyone loves them - we have had so many compliments. You were a pleasure!
Tiffany & Aaron
Hi Marci, I just wanted you to know that Eric and I received photos when we got back from our honeymoon this weekend. Thank you so much for getting those to us! I really love the veil shots and the pictures with the wheat. So, many of the shots are great, especially with that sunset. We laughed quite a bit on some of the photos of the kids too. We are still going through all of them which has been fun. Thank you too for going above and beyond your photog duties. I'm so glad that you could get my dress pinned up correctly. I was getting a little uneasy with my sister's capabilities back there. Also, thanks for the hairspray; I think I ended up keeping your bottle. Sorry! Eric and I both loved having you at the wedding, and honestly I wish that I had another wedding just so that I could work with you again. So here's one more thank you, although I could say many more! I'm so glad that we were able to meet you. All the best
Hi Marci, I just wanted to write and say thank you for the wonderful job you did as my photographer. We received the photos exactly two weeks from our wedding and couldn't be happier. The way you captured the special moments was just perfect. You were professional, prompt and courteous! I absolutely love our pictures and your photojournalistic approach was fabulous! It was exactly what I wanted and I can't wait to put together my album. I was so surprised when you set up a photo slide show of the ceremony at the reception - and all my guests were excited to see them. We weren't expecting that and it was an added touch that meant so much to us. I love the fact that I received my own digital images that I can edit myself and create my own book. It will save us so much money in the long run and we are able to print as many as we want, whenever we want. You were worth every penny - and all I can say it thank you!!!!
Kellie Hall 12/2/06
Hi Marci! I know you've seen these, but I got them all online. Please feel free to share with anyone who wants a reference as to everything that a VERY happy customer gets! The day went by so fast for us, and it's amazing that we can "relive" so much of it just by looking at the pictures. We received a ton of compliments before anyone even saw the pictures! People kept asking me if you & Skye were friends because you seemed so much more into being there than other photographers they've seen. I had no doubt that the pictures would be all I wanted and obviously there were no surprises there. But I was surprised and delighted by all the shots of things we didn't get to see at the time. You caught so many beautiful, candid moments, they're art, but completely honest, exactly what we wanted. I could say a lot more but there's a character limit, so THANK YOU!
~Sara & Mike, Oct. 28th
Dear Marci, I wanted to thank you so much for the gorgeous photos you took at my son's wedding at Meadowbrook on October 7th. You managed to capture the day beautifully. I never imagined that photos could tell such a story. I shared my album with friends and co-workers and they all agree that your work is the best they have ever seen! Thanks so much for helping to create our magical day! Cheri & Ed Bissett
Marci, Hello, I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you and thank you for such a wonderful job done. Peter and I were blown away by your talent. You captured our day so well. I look through the pictures and re-live that day again and again. You have a gift for catching the spirit of people in picture. Thank you for sharing that gift with us. I can not tell you how many people have asked for your number and/or information. I, of course, send them to your website! I knew from the moment I was reading your website that you would be a perfect match for Peter and I, and you were so much more than that. I truly have never seen pictures done so well. I can't thank you enough for giving us this beautiful gift in pictures.  Take Care, Rachel and Peter
Marci, I know I'm super late but we LOVE our photos!!! You captured so many things that we missed. It was very hard to pick the ones to go in an album, we just got them done a week ago. Our parents are still trying to pick their favorites. Thanks Again for helping to make our day so special!!! We truly appreciate it. Take Care,
Stephanie & Ian Jones 6.23.06
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day. We love the pictures! They are amazing and really captured the whole day so well. we received so many compliments on them and are so happy to have pictures we love so much. and we were so excited to see the one in the free Press!
Theresa & Jon Andare
All we can say is "Wow!" The photos are absolutely stunning and we're amazed
at the moments you managed to capture on film. We sat down and looked
through all 1,200 photos and every 5 or 10 minutes one of us would say "She
caught that on film?!" The photos were like a slow motion video capturing
each and every one of our special moments on our wedding day.
I don't know how you managed to cover all of Amanda's "must take photos",
but you did! From Grandma crying during the ceremony to our decorated bridal
suite, you managed to cover all of our requests.
The quality of your photos is unbelievable and your professionalism during
the wedding was unparalleled. You managed to coral everyone as needed
without making it seem like a chore and we completely forgot you were there
throughout the evening (and that's a good thing)!
Thank you so much for capturing every moment of our wedding day, Marci, and
please feel free to use us as a reference anytime!
Greg & Amanda Kruger
I'm very late in writing to you to tell you how much
Pete and I love our wedding photos. You captured such
amazing moments that reflect the feeling of the day so
well. Everyone who sees them remarks how unique and
special they are. I could not have asked for more.
We had a perfect day, and I'm so happy you were there
to help us document it! Thank you so much!
Katie Pasque 8/5/06
Thank you SO much for working with us and for captureing our day so perfectly. Because of you, we have an amazing, timeless record of our wedding. We're getting SO many compliments on the pictures.
Jill & Steve Urban
I just wanted to say thanks, you did an outstanding job! We had a ton of fun with you...Thanks Again
Marci, We were so amazed at how fast you were able to get them to us. THANK YOU! Secondly, we were absolutely wowed by all the pictures. You truly did a phenomonal job photographing the events of the day. We could not be any more pleased. You have true talent. And the favorites you put in a separate folder for us, what a nice touch!! 941 pictures -- wow~!!! We were sooo pleasantly surprised. The picture you took of me and my mom crying was extremely special and I'll always cherish it. You know just how to capture the moment. The picture of the empty seat with the flower on it for Jeff's mother was a particularly poignant shot. We so appreciate you understanding the symbolism of this. We literally received myriad complements about your work at the hotel/wedding/reception. Everyone was really, really impressed with the data show you set up. You will certainly be a photographer we refer people to for years to come so I hope you don't get too flooded with requests. :) You made our day so special and it was so fun having you there to share it with us. We cannot thank you enough. Sincerely,
Linda and Jeff Belanger 6/9/06
The pictures you took were wonderful! Each one captured our emotions and keep us smiling every time we look at them! They are everything we wanted! Thank you!
Jennifer and Sal Debs 5/29/06
Our wedding photos are beautiful! There are so many wonderful shots that I'm having difficulty choosing which ones to have printed. If you have any brides that would like a reference, I'd be happy to talk to them, especially those who are out-of-state, like I was. Thanks again! Take care,
Katy (Larkin) Millward 5/20/06
I truly love the pictures...in fact, I wanted to post so many of them, I had to make them into two albums.
Recently, I saw a friend's wedding album from one of the "typical"
wedding photographers (snore!). I love mine so much more- thank you!
Also, many family members commented on how friendly you were and "not bossy like other photographers." As for me, I liked how you "got the job done!" I am the kind of person that loves to look back at old
photos often and I know I'll be enjoying the ones you took for the rest of my life. If I can ever provide a reference for you, count me in!
You can tell people I said, "Book this lady...NOW!" You captured the
fun of our day- we are not boring people and didn't want boring photos- YOU ROCK!
I'm not sure if you got a chance to look at our pictures before we picked them up from you, but they are awesome! We couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for documenting our day in such a natural light.
Beckie and Joe Boczar
Marci, we just finished looking through the photos last night and they are great! You really captured the spirit of the day. Thank you so much for your amazing attention to our wedding. We thought you were so great that day, and everyone else involved in the wedding mentioned how great you were! I think Alison's mom has already recommended you to someone... Once again: thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Christopher Rainone 6/4/06
I (we) can't thank you enough for doing such an amazing job with the photos! It was such a relief, not having to worry about the photos... you were always in the background, catching all the action :) The photos are so beautiful - we will always treasure them. Thank you for everything! Love,
Sarah and Matt 5/13/06
Mike and I just wanted to say thank you for your hard work at our wedding. We got the pictures in the mail today, and they look great! You were a ton of fun to work with, we really enjoyed our time with you. We will definitely recommend you to any engaged couples we encounter in the future!
I finally, finally have the time to email you the link with about 1/8th of your photos from our wedding. I cannot tell you enough how much I LOVE them, they are exactly what we were looking for and more. They have been praised by friends and family.
Even the place that I took them to get developed asked me to wait to talk to the manager because he thought that I was the photographer (God forbid a couple actually own their own negatives!). He said how great they were, asked about you and said that all the staff was raving about how personal the wedding was.
Recently, a friend paid $10k for her wedding pictures. Nuts, right?
Even though she saw how great my pictures are she is one of those people that thinks price reflects quality. Needless to say that her pictures were VERY generic and not very good and she hates them. I tried to tell her!
Anyway, Thanks again. You were wonderful, and the pictures will be treasured forever!
I am speechless...the pictures are AMAZING!!!! You did a fabulous job!!! I will send you a CD with all of the pictures. There are too many awesome pictures...I can't decide which ones to send you! I am still on cloud nine...all of your pictures make me giggle and smile!! All I can say is WOW!!! Please let me know if you ever need me to be a reference!
Thanks for capturing our special day!!
All we can say is - THANK YOU!! We love each and every one of the images you gave us!! You captured our day perfectly and we are so very grateful. Thank you for being such a key part of our wedding day! Thank you!! Many thanks. Much luck. Hope to work with you again.
Scott and Michelle Schommer 4/22/05
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We couldn't be happier with our pictures... they're gorgeous! As you probably already know, I've already had two girls at work beg for your number so they can call you about their weddings! You're a wonderful person to work with... we're happy to recommend you to anyone!
Take care - Jill and Dave
Thank you so much for making our special day such a beautiful event. It was perfect, due in large part to you! The photographs were more gorgeous than I could ever imagine! You captured all of the most important moments of the day and so many more moments that I was not there to witness, and so, your photos were a complete and wonderful script of the entire day. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Much thanks,
Thank you so much for capturing our wedding. Our pictures were so wonderful! I couldn't be more pleased! It was an absolute delight having you. We're very big fans of yours. Thanks!
Love, Chris & Jesse
It took us a few months to get around to putting
together our album, but once we sat down and started really looking at the
pictures we realized all over again how happy we were with your work. The whole day really is documented and looking at the hundreds of photos really helps us remember details and moments that we wouldn't have otherwise. It was important for us to have our wedding photographed in a truly photojournalistic style that showed the real emotions of the day, and we are so happy we took the time to choose a true photojournalist.
Brendan was in a wedding this past weekend and mentioned this yet again after the bridal party spent most of the day posing for "candid" shots. Our photos are truly unique compared to almost every other wedding album I've seen, and I can't believe how affordable you were (especially considering we have nearly 700 photos from the day with negatives)! I also wanted to thank you for how great you were to work with. Friends and family involved in the wedding still mention how great you were. Take care,
I can't begin to thank you for doing such a fantastic job with our
wedding! You were able to capture not just the people and events, but
the character of the day-- both the poignant and sweet moments and the
joking, laughing, and dancing.
And as much as we love the photos, we
also just loved YOU! In the crazy hours before the wedding, it felt
like we just had another good friend with us. And during the ceremony
and the reception, you were so discrete, most of our guests were barely
aware that you were around. You caught the moments without interrupting
them, and we really appreciate that.
We tried so hard to make sure that our wedding wouldn't be exactly like
every other cookie-cutter event we've been to. We wanted it to be
casual but beautiful, meaningful but fun, and to really reflect our own
And your photos accomplished that. Even in the posed family
shots, everyone looks relaxed and happy instead of stiff and formal the
way most wedding portraits look.
We couldn't be happier!
I can't wait for a friend to get engaged so I can recommend you!
Thanks again for everything,
You were an integral part of our daughter's wonderful wedding. We
could not have asked for a more talented, less intrusive photographer, and
the quality of the pictures is wonderful! No one was left out. It is great
to have so many pictures to view; we pore over them, still finding new
favorites months later.
The group photos are great, but the private moments
you captured are the best.
I must also praise the personality of our excellent photographer. You
contributed terrific ideas for shots, while also accommodating many requests
from other people. I have observed many prima donnas in your line of work,
but you could not have been easier to work with, and you made a day fraught
with potential stresses so easy. You reassured everyone, and we appreciated
it, and you, so much.
Paul and Dolores Tummonds
When we originally called you to do our wedding it was based on the
recommendation of a friend who used you. Not having seen her photos, my
(then) fiance and I met with you to view your portfolio. We were pretty
impressed but as portfolios so often capture the best of the best, I was
still a bit skeptical. Our decision to use you was based almost as much on the fact that we would be keeping the negatives as your portfolio.
However,when I picked up the 16 rolls of film from the developer I was absolutely unprepared for what I saw. Stunning does not even begin to describe them! The formal photos were good (but many can do fine looking posed work) but it was the rest of the photos that took my breath away! There was picture after picture of candid shots that were truly phenomenal! The brightness, clarity and vivid color aside, you somehow managed to capture what people were feeling - such beautiful expressions on people's faces and the joy of the event! I have shown my photos to many people and everyone has commented on how amazing they are. I have even been asked for your contact information so that others can hand it out as references! Truly a bargain at your pricing, I would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone and to use you for another event where I want a beautiful photo record. I cannot thank you enough - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Best Regards,
Chris & Michelle
I've been meaning to email you for a while to let you know that we got back
all of our photos from our wedding on July 19th and couldn't be more thrilled
with them. They are really great! If you ever need any sort of reference,
we'd be more than happy to provide one. In addition to the quality of
pictures, we just thought that you were really cool!
We have had all the wedding pictures (from 12/30/04) developed and are thrilled with them. I was in a friend's wedding two weeks before mine and couldn't believe how much she paid just to get a few formal, posed pictures. I like the fact that we can have all the negatives and do whatever we want with the pictures. I'm looking forward to making our album when I can find the time. I love the way the pictures tell the story of the wedding from beginning to end. While the formal pictures are nice to have, the informal, photojournalistic-style photos are my favorites. There are so many things in the pictures that I never saw or didn't notice. We are so happy with the pictures and are so glad that we found you!
I also wanted to let you know that we appreciated your fun and helpful personality. You seemed to "blend in" and stay out of the way when you needed to, yet you always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to catch great moments and also to help with other things that needed to be done. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special! Please feel free to use any of my comments for advertising or to use me for a reference. Thanks again,
After having my hair dresser run 3 and a half hours late, receiving the wrong bridal bouquet, having a young cousin put his hand through one of my cakes, arriving 2 hours late to the church and countless other issues on my wedding day you were the one piece of the day that went perfectly! Thank you for doing such a fantastic job with our wedding photographs. Since both Jeff and I have been in a million wedding we truly appreciated how quickly & professionally you worked. It made our day so much more enjoyable to know that you were catching every minute of it in such a creative way. My friends and family were blown away by A) the amount of photos you took B) the quality and beauty of them. As my father in law said "I didn't even know she took half of these, they are wonderful!". You made a very hectic and problem filled day run smoothly and efficiently while putting everyone at ease, which at the time seemed impossible. If you ever need a recommendation to sing your praises call the Andersons! Thanks again for a job well done.
~ Bree & Jeff Anderson
I can't thank you enough for the excellent work as our photographer!
The pictures turned out wonderfully! They are simply awesome. We've
heard so many comments about how our photographer captured every moment
just right! Jerry and I have even commented that we didn't know you
were there when some pictures were taken! Thank you so much for taking
us on and being our photographer. Your professionalism and caring
really made our day. We were so comfortable around you- like you were
an old friend! Our bridal party enjoyed working with you also. They
loved that they didn't have to stand there forever!
Thank you again for everything. You have created memories for us that
we will treasure forever!
Jenna and Jerry Gormley
Just want you to know how much we have enjoyed the candid photos you were
able to capture at my son and daughter in laws wedding May 27th, 2005. Woody
and Katya had a small wedding but the photographs will always be a large
part of our lives. Your work is fantastic, I was surprised to see so many
photos that were totally unexpected which makes them priceless. The
traditional staged photos are nice but the way in which you captured the
younger children at the ceremony as well as the adults at the reception was
Thank you again for making this a special day for not only my son and
daughter in law but for our families and friends. The candid pictures
certainly added a very personal effect and will be a reminder of that
special day for years to come. I was very impressed with your work, and the
personality, fun and spirit that you put into each and every picture is an
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If you are looking for references from brides in Michigan, or rave reviews from Michigan brides or happy couples in Michigan who love their photographer, you've come to the right place! You own and have access to all your images and rights. Brides in Michigan rave about my wedding photography work. The Knotties on the Knot talk about me all the time, seeing as that's how so many brides find me. The Knot is a great place for MI brides to get real recommendations and bonafide bridal references for finding a great michigan wedding photographer. We're not allowed on the Knot, so we can't control what the Knot says about us. They post on their chat boards great things about me because that's how my Michigan brides are finding this Michigan wedding photojournalist. I also appreciate the other wedding photography review websites that review Michigan and Detroit based photographers. The reviews are done independently and because my brides love the wedding photos I produce, they are more than pleased to spread the good news.I'm from Troy MI and I travel a two hour driving radius from the metro detroit area, which means I photograph weddings in Lansing and Ann Arbor and someoptima I can even do wedding photos as far away as Midland Michigan. My wedding photography is shot with a photojournalistic style because I am a real photojournalist. I'm sorry if you're having trouble reading this, but this information here has helped you to find me. All of this is repeated in other sections of my website. I'm based in the Detroit area of Michigan. I often travel to the surrounding counties of Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne. Others might refer to it as being a wedding photojournalist. I'm a wedding photojournalist in Troy, Michigan. I'm a wedding photojournalist in the metro Detroit area of Michigan. I don't advertise on the Knot, the Knot costs too much, so I don't use The Knot. The Knot chat board talks a lot about me and it's apparently all positive. I don't need to spend anything on advertising because all my brides are the recommendations I want and they are the ones that generate all this business for me! These comments will give you an idea of how I work. They are all unsolicited and real (including all their spelling mistakes!). I'm not a member of the wedding photojournalist association. The Wedding Photojournalist Association does not include very many actual photojournalists so I don't use them.
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