Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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400/hour (USD)

Shannon Harthen

Harthen Studios - Michigan Weddings

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.

1 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

Wedding Photography Packages


I start from getting ready pictures, through ceremony and beginning of reception (first 2-3 hours). I leave only when I'm satisfied with the pictures, otherwise I stay longer. + 350zł if you want me to stay till 1-2 AM.