Michigan Wedding Photographers

Michigan Wedding Photographers

Our Michigan photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint, Dearborn, Livonia

Michigan Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Michigan - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Michigan photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Michigan elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Michigan documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Michigan Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Michigan wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, justice of the peace, town hall, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

12 Michigan Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography and elopements by Ray Iavasile of Michigan

Ray Anthony Iavasile is a Michigan based wedding photographer renowned for his documentary style and passion to capture the "decisive moment". He has ranked in the Top 50 wedding photojournalists worldwide and is the premier wedding photojournalist for Michigan.

3000 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds

Justin Edmonds has worked as a photojournalist for the past 14 years, having built his reputation with major clients like Getty Images, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball, Upper Deck, NASCAR and The Denver Post. His experience and skill have...

Justin Edmonds

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
4800 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Travis Haughton of the WPJA - Wasabi

Travis Haughton is a USA-based wedding photographer who won the 2005 College Photographer of the Year award. His work has been seen in publications like the Chicago Sun-Times and Detroit Free Press. He graduated from Michigan State University.

Travis Haughton

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3900 (USD)
Portrait of wedding photographer Sarah Nader

Sarah Nader is an award-winning wedding photojournalist with a background in photojournalism. She has a husband and two Golden Retrievers, and loves traveling, cooking, and Peloton.

Sarah Nader

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3200 (USD)
Mid-west wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Madi Ellis

US traveling wedding photographer, Madi Ellis, deeply passionate about documenting love stories with authentic emotion, texture, and connection. Former actor turned storyteller, she creates honest and original work, fully representing couples in every way possible.

Madi Ellis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
4450 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Natasha Lamalle

Natasha Lamalle is an honest story telling wedding photographer with fifteen years of experience as a journalist. Her keen ability to observe and capture the authentic and often fleeting moments of love, coupled with her trained eye and subtle approach to photography make...

4500 (USD)
Adventure marriage images by Nicky Byrnes of Nemus Wedding Photography

Documentary wedding photographer Nicky Byrnes has had a camera in her hand since childhood. With a degree in photojournalism, Nicky is published in several print and online magazines. An outdoors enthusiast and volunteer, she loves music, books, skiing, and her two rescue...

Nicky Byrnes

Carnelian Bay in California, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3900 (USD)
Rustbelt Mayberry Wedding Photographer, Erin Ninehouser

Erin Ninehouser is an Eastern USA-based wedding photographer with more than two decades of experience. She captures emotion-filled moments and emphasizes documentary photography in her work. Through her passion for community and non-profit work, she has photographed...

Erin Ninehouser

Ambridge in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3600 (USD)
Nicole Defilippis - Artistic wedding photojournalist

Nicole Defilippis is a lifestyle documentary wedding photographer who has lived her entire life in the Chicago area. Her journey in photography began more than a decade ago with her first Canon Digital Rebel, although her passion truly began with a 35 mm point-and-shoot...

Nicole Defilippis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3950 (USD)
Destination weddings, engagement couple sessions and elopement photography by Angela Nelson

Angela Nelson is a destination wedding photographer based in Hawaii. She discovered her passion for photography while teaching high school in Maui and has been capturing real moments and the beauty of Hawaii ever since. When she's not behind the camera, Angela enjoys...

Angela Nelson

Makawao in Hawaii, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3400 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sig is a commercial and editorial photographer specializing in weddings. With a background in multimedia arts and a passion for photography developed while traveling in Europe, Ryan has been capturing beautiful moments since 2004.

3000 (USD)
Emma Petersen Wedding Photography Studio

Emma Petersen is a Midwestern wedding photographer. With a background in romantic literature, she captures everyday love in her lens and serves couples all over. As a longtime dreamer of being a photographer, she pinches herself daily to make sure she's living the...

Emma Petersen

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Michigan weddings.
3750 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Michigan Couples

Michigan Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Michigan wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Michigan marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Michigan engagement portrait sessions with couples.

The couple posed for an artful engagement portrait in Detroit, with downtown's skyline in the background and a police cruiser parked nearby
As the uninterested flower girl was escorted down the ceremony aisle of the Meridian Banquet and Events Hall in Farmington Hills, MI
At the Bride's parents home in Bloomfield Hills, MI, the Bride sought out her bridesmaids' opinions to decide which set of sparkling earrings to complete her wedding day look
Michigan candid documentary wedding photography at The Meridian Banquet and Events Hall in Farmington Hills captured this Indian bride getting help with her bangles
The first dance with the bride and groom at their outdoor reception at the Cafe Cortina, Farmington, MI
View this grand, pictorial Traverse City wedding image of the cake and a large sword cutting it which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Michigan from the WPJA
View this dramatic Traverse City wedding image of A colorful backlit portrait of the bride and groom in front of a fountain which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Michigan from the WPJA
The Michigan WPJA is the alternative to traditional wedding images and is pleased to present this inspiring wedding photography example from the Ovation Yacht on the Detroit River of the MI Bride and groom first dance under the Ambassador Bridge
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan indoor wedding reception party award-winning picture showing End of the night celebration with bride and groom on the shoulders of friends
Novi Sheraton Hotel, Michigan marriage preparation time award-winning picture capturing the Bride getting zipped into her dress and everyone is thrilled for her.
Detroit couple e-session in the urban MI streets of the USA
Detroit pre - wed image at General Motors with a silhouette by the water

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Michigan photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Michigan wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Michigan wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Michigan wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Michigan wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Michigan photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
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Melissa and Jordan

Photo by Justin Edmonds

They are amazing! Thank you so very much for everything, it was a pleasure having you be a part of our journey, from engagement to marriage. The pictures really show our happiness and love, they’re perfect. Thank you!

Ravisloe Country Club wedding photograph from after the ceremony of the bride and groom

Katie and Joel

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Dear Justin, Thank you so much for all your hard work in August! We are so grateful for the photos that captured our wedding day perfectly and will help us remember it forever. Your advice and experience was so valuable and we can't thank you enough.

Lacy & Tommy

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Omg we absolutely love these and yes you made me cry!! Thank you for making our day one we will never forget :)