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Photographer for Detroit area

Help!  I am getting married in Metro Detroit but I am not from the area (I live about 2 hrs away)  I need help finding a photographer who will do decent work for less than 1,200.  I have looked at vendors on this site but i wasn't sure if anyone knew of any photographers in the area who might not be listed. Thank you

Re: Photographer for Detroit area

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    edited December 2011
    Have you looked into Amanda Williams or Kreativ Imaging?  I know they are both around that price.  :)

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    leeshab1982leeshab1982 member
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    edited December 2011
    Call Mark at MPK Photo.  We're using him.  He's great and fits in that budget!

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    mlmamomlmamo member
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    edited December 2011
    I am using Craig David Butler (located in Northville) and I just love him! He's creative and extremely talented! My fiancee and I feel very comfortable going with him due to his keen business sense and nice personality in addition to his photographic genius :)  He's been voted one of the best photographers in the metro-Detroit area by the knot 3 years in a row. His web site is: http://www.craigdavidbutler.com/


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    edited December 2011
    Check the sticky post at the top of the page saying "Who are your vendors" - that will help you with any recs!
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    edited December 2011
    I second Kreativ Imaging. He is reasonably priced and the quality of the photos are really good.
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    whrldtravlrwhrldtravlr member
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    edited December 2011
    Check with Digital Alchemy.
    http://www.digitalalchemyphoto.com/

    They are an up and coming group and might have something in your budget.
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    sunkissed212sunkissed212 member
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    edited December 2011
    I would second Amanda Williams. I am using her and she is awesome. She is near that price range that you are looking for. When are you getting married? She books up very far in advance so I'm not sure if she would be available but it's worth a shot. Good luck!

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    emily1004emily1004 member
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    edited December 2011
    I second, third, and fourth, Craig David Butler! 
    Their work is AMAZING. They are the BEST I've seen in the Metro Detroit area. A girl from college I knew hired them for her wedding and her pictures were absolutely stunning!!! I didn't know about them when I hired a photographer, but I wish I had. (Not that my photographer is bad in anyway...it's just a different style that I prefer).
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    emmie2003emmie2003 member
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    edited December 2011

    Try Casey Irey.  She has a studio in her house and does great, but affordable work. 

    http://caseyireyphotography.com/

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    emily1004emily1004 member
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    edited December 2011
    That's so funny emmie! I would hate anyone to think that I am bashing my photographer IN ANY WAY, because her work is very beautiful. 
    I also hired Casey Irey to do my photography. I really feel she needs to have some love from me too, because she does GREAT work. Like I said, she has a different style then CDB, but she is very affordable. She is definitely worth checking out!
    So my reviews:
    Craig David Butler: Glamorous with an edge. Very Modern.
    Casey Irey: Classy, Beautiful, softer image. More traditional.
    (if that makes any sense)
    Good Luck!!!
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    edited December 2011
    Tammy Labar is great. (You get two photographers too!)
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    edited December 2011
    Kellie Saunders out of Royal Oak is AMAZING and INCREDIBLY affordable.  Last time I checked, she had a few wedding dates still available for this year.  She does amazing work and is so much fun and totally personable.  She has a lot of great ideas and a natural eye for shots.  Her website is http://www.kelliesaunders.com/ .  From there you can go into her gallary pages.  My FI and I are lucky enough to be featured on her website and gallary pages :)
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    mink492mink492 member
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    edited December 2011
    I used Amanda williams for my engagement pictures and Im using Kim from Village papparazzi for my wedding. Goodluck!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_photographer-detroit-area?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:88Discussion:8290d5e9-9344-45ba-a60e-66b71dbe3517Post:c2c3c151-6906-4b18-bfea-ae10a66bfd2c">Re: Photographer for Detroit area</a>:
    [QUOTE]I used Amanda williams for my engagement pictures and Im using Kim from Village papparazzi for my wedding. Goodluck!
    Posted by summertime710[/QUOTE]

    Confused...I thought you were using daelan de photography?

    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_psa-photo-package-contest">http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_psa-photo-package-contest</a>
    [QUOTE]I keep seeing on my photographers facebook page that they are doing a photography contest. They have a maternity picture album they want a new name for it instead of maternity and whoevers name suggestion they pick is gunna win a packge they made. Todays the last day. Just in case anyone is intersted. I dont think its a wedding package because they said package made just for the contest so I assume its something smaller. Daelan De Photography. in case anyone is interested. Posted by summertime710 [/QUOTE]

    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_photographer-suggestions">http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_photographer-suggestions</a>
    [QUOTE]Im using Daelan De Photography, I met one of the girls at a friends bbq and she was so sweet, I went and sat down with the 2 of them and they are amazing. I cant say enough about them. They gave me the 2010 special price they are doing even though Im in 2011 because they are just starting out. Cant hurt to ask if you can get it too. it was 20% off the packages.Posted by summertime710[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE]I second Daelan De. I have them for my wedding and Im doing boudoir with them as part of my package. Blueyes- I met the photographers the day of that girls shoot. She walked in as I walked out. I met them at Greektown in Detroit. How did she like all of her pictures? the ones I saw are great Im so scared!!Posted by summertime710[/QUOTE]
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    edited December 2011
    Isn't it interesting that blueeyes says she's using Kim????

    And now in the roll call summertime is giving Bec's info????

    Funny how the business partners 'keep it offline' by creating an account to promote their business.
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    gertiebardengertiebarden member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm using Kellie Saunders as well, and she's fantastic.  We did our engagement photos back in November, and she did an amazing job.  You should definitely check her out.  (www.kelliesaunders.com)
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