Ann Arbor Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Find your Ann Arbor wedding photographer through the Michigan Wedding Photojournalist Association.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Ann Arbor Couples

3 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Raymond Iavasile works in Michigan photographing weddings.

Ray Anthony Photography is now better than ever! As a husband and wife team, combined, we will offer you Ray's love and passion for his documentary style of photographing weddings, and Beth's own creative talents as well! She has spent years working with Hollywood celebrities and catering to their specific (and sometimes eccentric) needs and winning them over with her attention to detail and her sincerity! You will know immediately from our first meeting, that you too will be given the "STAR" treatment! When we are commissioned to photograph a wedding, we truly believe it’s our job to photograph the “complete story” of that day in your life! That's why we provide "unlimited coverage" on your wedding day! If we were hired by Time Magazine to photograph a celebrity’s life in one day, we would be ready to go at the crack of dawn and plan to hang around with my camera until the wee hours of the night! We would not want one moment of the day to be missed! When we say “unlimited wedding coverage”, that’s exactly what we mean and it’s rare for us to be at a wedding less than 12 hours. If you want us with you when you’re waking up with your coffee and biscotti, we will be there. If you’re running out the door at midnight to your Cinderella-carriage, we will be there to catch the moment before it turns into a pumpkin! We don’t want to miss a thing! Our showroom is located in downtown Birmingham, Michigan to meet with you personally. If you are not available to meet in person, we are more than willing to provide you with a consultation over the phone or via Skype or Facetime. Ray Anthony Iavasile earned his BA Degree at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He first began his career as an assistant cameraman in the movie industry working at Warner Brothers Studio on shows like Friends, E.R., Family Matters, Murphy Brown and movies like Father of the Bride and Batman Returns. He began his wedding photography career in 1992 in Los Angeles and Orange County, working mainly as a contract photographer for various studios. He has developed an authentic style of capturing the "decisive moment" and an expert at documenting the unfolding story of the couple's wedding day. He moved his family to Michigan in 2000, where he was born and raised, and finally began his own business, Ray Anthony Photography, in 2002. He has earned a place on "preferred vendor lists" at several exclusive venues throughout southeastern Michigan. [Detroit Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Michigan based wedding photography specialist - Shannon Harthen

Shannon discovered her love for wedding photography while working as an ad exec for Modern Bride Magazine. It was there that she first learned of the term "photojournalist" and worked with some of the most sought-after photographers in the industry. Shannon loves to capture real life reactions and moments that happen during a wedding when family and friends are just being themselves. Her greatest compliment has been when brides have told her how amazed they were that they had so many incredible images and yet didn't even realize that they were being photographed. An international award winning photojournalist, Shannon has been a full time wedding photographer for over 10 years. She has worked professionally in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles and has just recently moved back home to the Metro Detroit area. [Detroit Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
400/hr (USD)
Maui destination wedding photography by Angela Nelson, of Hawaii

Aloha! I'm Angie and I'm living the dream as a Hawaii wedding photographer. Truly, as a kid, I always wanted to be a lost boy and live in a treehouse surrounded by the jungle and the sea. And Hawaii is probably as close to Neverland as I will get. I always grew up with a sense of wonder and adventure, but my journals as a kid weren’t filled with grand ideas of living in Hawaii and photographing couples on one of the most important days of their lives. This career found when I was teaching high school in Maui. I moved to Maui, Hawaii in 2009 with my husband and was immediately inspired to pick up my dusty old camera and start photographing this beautiful place. What began as a side hustle quickly turned into a passion and eventually a full-time career. I began shooting weddings in 2010 and can truly say that I love documenting the real moments during the wedding day. Real moments + the beauty of Hawaii is what I'm always inspired by. I cry at every wedding and always aim to see the world differently for each day that I'm shooting. When I'm not photographing weddings, you can find me outside enjoying Maui or spending quality time with my husband and daughter. [Maui Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3400 (USD)
WPJA Communiqué: Features
Photo of the Bride & Groom living in their own little world just moments after the ceremony | Romantic Wedding Photos
The first time you envisioned your wedding, you probably didn’t see a long list of details to attend to, decisions to be made or negotiations to be undertaken. Surely, your vision involved you and your partner. It was filled with tenderness, sweet melodies, pure bliss…and romance. After all, a wedding is romantic—the consummation of your everlasting love. A skilled wedding photojournalist knows how to anticipate and capture situations that convey those special feelings. When the day is over,...Read more
Sideline story photography at the wedding reception showing ladies drinking gin from tea cups
Some wedding photographers may feel the need to include the bride or groom in every picture, but those photos convey only part of the day's record. Most WPJA members will probably tell you that you're not fully documenting the event unless you get out there on the periphery and record the subplots of the wedding day—the unique and intersecting stories of the guests as they enjoy the festivities. We call these types of pictures “sideline shots,” and they are distinct from the standard reaction...Read more
A woman holds a little girl's hand while the bride kneels down and smiles at her before the ceremony in this wedding photo | Children photography at weddings.
The start of the great divide between the sexes can be witnessed a lot earlier in life than most believe. Girls and boys participating in weddings around the world demonstrate this time and time again. Frequently, little girls will relish the opportunity to dress up in their finest, while the boys do so begrudgingly, kicking and screaming all the way to the altar, so to speak. However, it doesn’t take long before that divide is bridged, and children are children again, with neither girls nor...Read more
Cake cutting photograph with the bride and groom deciding if they should smash or not smash the cake.
No other tradition during the wedding day should rely as heavily on improvisation as the cake cutting. Those entrenched in the traditional camp may want to offer guidelines on where to stand, how to cut the cake and when to smile for the camera, but their promptings need not be followed for a thoroughly memorable experience. In fact, not following the “rules” is frequently what makes the cake cutting unforgettable. This time-honored ritual can turn into an entertaining affair with...Read more
Wedding Photography of Busy Getting Ready Scene | Image of the groom enjoying himself as the bride, her bridesmaids, and her mom try to get her bustled for the cocktail hour
A wedding is not just the culmination of a couple’s commitment. It’s also the final product of much planning and preparation. Yet despite the best-laid plans, your big day won’t necessarily get a free pass from Murphy’s Law. Some chaos is almost inevitable at some point along the way. Luckily, when you hire a wedding photojournalist, you have someone on hand who is an expert in capturing those moments as memorable visual stories that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Some of our own WPJA members...Read more
Pictures of the Bridal party celebrating while riding from the ceremony to the reception on a party bus.
Weddings are a time to honor tradition, commitment and family. But as any wedding photojournalist knows, they’re also a great time for people to come together and cut loose. To capture all those spontaneous moments that will be talked about for years to come, a wedding photographer needs a quick eye and a good camera—oh, and a sense of humor doesn’t hurt either. With these tools in hand, your guests are guaranteed a chance to relive the day in all its uninhibited glory.Read more