Choosing wedding photographers can seem like a daunting task. You want someone who can capture every moment so you can look back at these memories fifty years from now. From Grand Rapids to Detroit, here are some of the best wedding photographers in Michigan.
Chloe Leach is part of a husband and wife team based out of Traverse City, Michigan. Using a style of “fine art photography”, Chloe loves to capture the personal stories of each wedding. Her love of photography began at the age of 16 and quickly grew into more than just a hobby. Chloe has now photographed weddings on four continents, in fourteen different countries. Along with focusing on strong visuals and emotions, she is also a member of International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Described as “wedding photography with a journalistic approach”, Ryan Prins is your go-to for both artistic style and destination weddings. Currently living in Grand Rapids, Ryan captures everything from the engagement to the rehearsal dinner and ceremony. One past bride even says “Ryan captured our wedding in such a unique and creative way…He has an eye for angles and lighting, and brought out the best in everyone the day of our wedding.” You may even catch a few ‘sneak peeks’ on his own Instagram, giving brides a preview of their final shots.
Based out of Grand Haven, Brenda Hoffman has served brides across the country. Her goal for your wedding day is to focus on your once in a lifetime moments to show stories and emotions from your big day. Brenda’s deep love for marriage allows her to capture not just the sequence of events, but how you felt in each moment. Her interview process helps you create a real connection while giving her details for your wedding day. Brenda’s also been featured on numerous sites including The Knot, Wedding Wire and Wedding Chicks to name a few.
As an eight year professional, Josh Hartman is a seasoned wedding photographer with roots in Traverse City. With a vintage, photojournalistic approach, Josh is able to make anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Some of his favorite shoots are outdoor adventures to create a dramatic backdrop such as a view of Lake Michigan. One of Josh’s past clients was “in awe of how much coverage he had at the wedding…he was literally everywhere that day!” Some of his other services also include a second shooter, multiple locations, editing and more.
As a husband and wife team based out of Grand Rapids, Karyn May specializes in weddings along with special events and portrait photography. Whether you need a photographer for your engagement, ceremony or everything in between, they want your day to be truly unforgettable. Their style can be described as classic, elegant, timeless and romantic – with some fun thrown in as well. A past couple says “They are so fun and outgoing, and make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera!” They’ve also won numerous awards such as The Knot’s Hall of Fame for Best of Weddings.
Once you’ve chosen a photographer, don’t forget to book your wedding dates as they can often fill up fast. These memories will last a lifetime so you want the best behind the camera! Still haven’t decided on a venue for your big day? Check out some of our favorite wedding locales in Michigan. You will also want to book an appointment to find the dress of your dreams right away!