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Christopher Belli Photography

Rochester, MI 48307
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Business Description

Christopher Belli Photography is a Detroit, Michigan wedding and special event photographer. Christopher Belli Photography loves to serve its guests and works with them to create candid, authentic photographs that capture their clients and their most special moments in life. Christopher Belli Photography specializes in moments like weddings, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, parties, and other special events. Christopher Belli Photography received notice for its work in The Knot's Best of Weddings in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the company is also in The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Previous client speak to Chris' and his second photographer Marek's professionalism, politeness, patience, and care, all of which help make their shoots smooth.

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Jeffrey Lewis Bennett

Clawson, MI 48017
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Jeffrey Lewis Bennett is a professional wedding and engagement photographer servicing Royal Oak. Since 2003, he has been documenting weddings and capturing touching, memorable moments of newlyweds in their celebration of love. He provides wedding photography packages that, apart from the actual photography service, include digital image files, a custom album, and GIF files. Using his camera gear, Jeffrey produces images with a wide range of color options. His services are also available for the LGBTQ community. Moreover, his works have been featured in various publications such as Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Metro Detroit Weddings.

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Linda Radin Photography

Southfield, MI 48075
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Linda Radin Photography operates out of Detroit, Michigan. Linda Radin, the company's founder, is an experienced photojournalist with a BFA in photography from the College of Creative Studies. For over 20 years, Linda Radin has taken photographs for newspapers and magazine in Michigan, and has also freelanced for places like The New York Times, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and many more. She has also photoraphed many celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Al Gore, Jane Fonda, and Vivica A. Fox, among others. The company offers photographs for weddings, engagements, mitzvahs, architecture, portraiture and more. Previous clients have gushed about Linda's time management skills, incredible photographs, professionalism, and attention to detail.

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New City Photographic

Royal Oak, MI 48067
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New City Photographic is the artistic home of Michael Sarnacki, a professional event photographer in Detroit, MI. Many of Michael's clients have long-standing relationships with the business, which he likes to think is due to the cooperative attitude he brings to every assignment. With every new job, New City Photographic aims to capture the essence of an event and communicate the message the client wants effectively. In addition to event photography, the company is happy to take on a variety of other types of shoots, including lifestyle photography, architectural photography, weddings, and portraits for businesspeople, families, and high school seniors.

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Whitney Paige Photography

Berkley, MI 48072
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Whitney Paige is a natural light photographer based out of Detroit. Paige began her photography business in 2011 and provides photography options for weddings, engagements, and lifestyle portraits. Her wedding packages are customized to support the specific needs of her clients. Paige is available for travel booking if needed. Her portrait options include professional image processing, a password-protected online gallery, and digital image delivery. She aims to tell her clients’ story with loving eyes and looks forward to capturing the moments that matter the most. Paige responds to questions via email. Clients appreciate Paige’s friendly personality, enthusiasm, ability to capture emotion, and efficient time management.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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