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Best Wedding Photographers in Grand Rapids

Our Recommended Top 17

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Website
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Grand Rapids area, Breen Wedding Photography is owned by a husband and wife team. Darren and Mandy Breen have been working together as wedding photographers since 2011. Darren Breen's goal as the main wedding photographer is to capture personal interactions, key emotions, and important moments during the wedding day. From candid laughing moments to posed portraits during golden hour, the couple's work showcases a variety of their clients' emotions. They also photograph pre-wedding and post-wedding portraits.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (26)
Google
5.0 / 5 (24)

Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Why choose this provider?

The Bigger Picture Photography describes its style as photojournalistic with a fine art edge. Photographer Lisa Shaw is an expert in capturing candid moments that are also unique and artistic. She specializes in wedding photography in Grand Rapids, but also offers engagements, family, and portrait sessions.

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5.0

Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Why choose this provider?

Specializing in wedding and engagement photography, Wendi Curtis Photography is also available for destination weddings. The studio has won the WeddingWire Bride's Choice award for three years as well as the Couple's Choice Award for the past two. Her photography style is fun, creative, romantic, and full of emotion. Your wedding day is important, and the lead photographer makes it all about you.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
5.0 / 5 (44)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (36)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Lansing, MI 48915

Why choose this provider?

Victoria Christophe, owner of Victoria Christophe Photography, is an international wedding photographer with roots in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, New York as well as the entire Midwest, and specializes in wedding photography, and many other types of events. She loves to travel for her customers for destination weddings. Her customers speak highly about her creativity in portraits and her ability to capture emotion in the moment, as well as her patience and caring attitude.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Why choose this provider?

The People Picture Company prides themselves on providing magazine-style photos that show the uniqueness of their clients. Located in Grand Rapids, they specialize in wedding photography and portrait photography but also offer other types of sessions to meet your needs.

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4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (125)
Google
4.9 / 5 (17)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
225 Michigan St NW PO Box 1499, Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Why choose this provider?

Ryan Inman is a wedding photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in business since 2013. He provides professional wedding, portrait, and family photography with a photojournalistic and candid style. Although he is based in Michigan, he will travel to any destination for clients and has photographed photo sessions across the U.S. and abroad. Ryan offers hourly coverage rates as he wants his services to be accessible to all and only books a limited number of sessions per year.

Reputation:

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4.7
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (73)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Caledonia, MI 49316

Why choose this provider?

For a modern look, a timeless feel, and a fun experience, look no further than Nicole Siembor Photography. Located in Caledonia, the studio offers business portraits, family, boudoir, modeling, trash the dress, and, of course, wedding photography. Nicole also photographs corporate and non-profit events and offers a photo booth for a great addition to any event. No matter the occasion, she will make it fun and memorable.

Reputation:

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (28)

Website
O-1187 Luce St, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
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Why choose this provider?

Kelly Jo Photography has been immortalizing love stories of couples in Grand Rapids through the lens for over 10 years. It documents weddings, whether in the heart of the city or in a far-off destination. The photographer, Kelly Grifhorst, helps clients relive their special day by capturing special moments and intricate details of their weddings. Since 2012, she has photographed over 250 weddings. Grifhorst has been featured in Carats & Cake, Party Slate, and Style Me Pretty.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (31)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (29)

Website
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Why choose this provider?

A Touch of Grace Photography offers family, baby, maternity, engagement, and wedding photography in Grand Rapids. They love being able to capture the beauty of special moments in their clients' lives and try to take the time to get to know their customers so they are relaxed and able to shine in the images.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Why choose this provider?

Ryan Prins Photography specializes in capturing natural, timeless wedding photos. The studio's style is classic and flexible enough to fit the mood and theme of any wedding. In addition to wedding photography, the studio offers engagement sessions and more.

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Muskegon, MI 49440

Why choose this provider?

Riversedge Photography specializes in wedding photography in the Grand Rapids area and also offers senior, family, commercial, and engagement sessions. The studio has over 12 years of professional experience and loves capturing special moments with timeless images.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
4.6 / 5 (20)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (17)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Why choose this provider?

Rachelle Rae Photography loves capturing the love found in other people's lives. The studio's main focus is wedding and engagement sessions. However, the studio also offers family, senior, and photo booth photography sessions.

Reputation:

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5.0

Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Why choose this provider?

Sarah Pyper Photography specializes in Grand Rapids and destination weddings. According to the lead photographer, no distance is too far. She adores capturing emotion in pictures, which is what she strives for with her photography style. Sarah Pyper Photography also photographs lifestyle sessions, expecting mothers, and family portraits.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

Website
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Why choose this provider?

Hannah Cooper Photography serves the Grand Rapids area and strives to create a relaxed environment allowing the most intimate and raw interactions to be shared between you and your loved ones. She loves capturing true and genuine emotion on your biggest of days. In addition to wedding photography, she also offers engagement, family, portrait, boudoir, delivery and lifestyle sessions.

Website
Grandville, MI 49418

Why choose this provider?

Harley Photography's style is fresh, edgy, and a little different from a traditional Grand Rapids wedding photograper. The studio is popular for its inventive and fun wedding day photos. They also offer photograph engagements, business, children, seniors, and families.

Website
South Haven, MI 49090

Why choose this provider?

Captures Simplicity serves the West, Northern, and Southwest Michigan areas. They have been in business for 15 years, and offer photography sessions such as engagements, weddings, and family, child, maternity, sport, and pet portraits.

Website
Muskegon, MI 49441

Why choose this provider?

Crystal V. Photography specializes in magazine-style wedding and engagement photographs. She has served customers in Muskegon and Grand Rapids since 2012, and her goal during every session is to capture the story and emotions of her clients. She currently uses a full-frame Canon camera with a variety of lenses for different venues and lighting settings.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.

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