Post # 1
Chicago and Southwestern Michigan ladies help a fellow bee out!
Our wedding is August 7th and we still haven’t finalized a photographer for our wedding weekend. 1 problem is that we live in Washington, DC so planning a wedding in Southwest Michigan has been a little tricky! I’m looking for Chicago or West coast Michigan photographer who are still available that weekend… which I know is tough at this late time!
I have been able to talk to lots of photographers and I would just love to know if any of you Michigan/Chicago area brides have had any experience with the following photographers & could give me any feedback about experiences you’ve had with them!
Or if you have any other suggestions, I’d love them! Thanks ladies for your help!
Post # 3
You can always also fly in a photographer, that’s what we’re doing.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Try Bryce at Esque Photography.
He’s in Tecumseh, MI, which is in the southeastern part of the state, but I know he’d be willing to travel. His prices are reasonable, too.
He was my fiance’s friend growing up. He shot both of my FBIL’s weddings and they turned out fantastic. We’d have hired him, but we went with someone local here in Philly.
Post # 5
You could give Bella Pictures a call. They have several photographers working with them, and they guarantee that if your photographer has an emergency and can’t make it, they’ll send a replacement. I live in southern Wisconsin, and I met with one of their representatives, who was extremely friendly and helpful. I would have booked with them had they fit into my budget. Typical wedding packages are around $2-3K.
Post # 6
I’ve only heard of Kevin Weinstein. He’s actually one of the most popular photogs Chicagoland. I looked into hiring him, but ended up going with someone else. KW did my best friend’s wedding and they LOVED their pictures, her husband is also an art director so he was extremely critical of the pictures – which they both were happy with!
My photographer is Michelle Rivera of Misha Media: http://www.mishamedia.com
I obviously love her work!
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice ladies! I’d love to hear more suggestions for Chicago/Michigan area photographers that you’ve loved… or even better… reviews of the ones I’ve mentioned above!
Post # 8
yeah. Kevin Weinstein is amazing. he was booked for my date, or i would definitely have considered him. i don’t know any of the others.
Post # 9
Don’t use Bella. They are known to treat their clients AND photographers very poorly. It’s a very bad set up and leads to a lot of quality of image disappointment.
Post # 10
Eek! Sorry about the bad Bella advice. Their representative was sweet at least.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
Kevin, Dawn and Maggie are all great! I would recommend each of them 100%. I am not familiar with the other photographer you listed.
Also, Mr. Stiletto is a photographer in Chicago –
Good luck finding someone! 🙂
Post # 12
My photographer is amazing and based in Chicago. His name is Leo Lee. His website is http://www.fragolaproductions.com/.
We just shot our engagement photos and had the best time with him! He’s so easy to work with and makes you feel very comfortable. PM me for more info.
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- Wedding: May 2021 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I suggest Steve Koo as well 🙂
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