The Motor City has an abundance of quality photographers. So many, in fact, that it can be tough to know where to start looking. If you’re looking for the perfect photographer in the Detroit area to capture your big day, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the research for you and found six of the most unique and affordable Detroit wedding photographers!
Beth Joy Photography creates clean, light-filled, ethereal images that tell the story, display the natural emotions, and capture the intimacy of your day. They guide couples in posing comfortably and confidently, while also personally handcrafting each and every image.
They believe that classic, timeless images never go out of style, but aren’t afraid to step outside the box and create some magic! And they ensure this experience by only taking a certain number of weddings each season.
Beth’s philosophy: “We believe that your wedding experience is not just focused on one day; instead, it is the beginning of a journey. And we believe that your wedding day is sacred, your vows are significant, and that these memories should last a lifetime. One thing we love is being able to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments: grandma hugging the bride, that first moment our couple sees one another on their day, the groom dancing with his mother. We adore catching the emotion so that our couples and their families can look back on the day and remember how they felt at that moment.”
Erin’s style is photojournalistic, with a hint of an edgy, fun flair. She has a love for finding clean lines and utilizing them within a photograph to make his subject pop. She’s laid back and incredibly flexible with her time and resources, and it definitely comes through in her work. Each moment is given the opportunity to ensure confidence and genuineness.
Erin’s advice: “There is a photographer for every couple, so search until you find that person that you trust completely. If you get along with your photographer and trust them, your day will be stress-free, and you’ll get incredible photos. If I’m not your photographer, I’m happy to help you find that person! Really!”
Athornsphoto captures photos with a darker, but true-to-color, editing along with the use of natural-light. This style is unique and provides depth for each color while using the complementing light.
Athornphoto knows that the photographer is the vendor that spends the most time with the couple of the big day. They also know that the photos are one of the only tangible things that remain after the wedding is over.
Their method: “The focus is for my couples, besides being creative and capturing the day, is making sure that the couple is comfortable. A lot of grooms hate the camera or sometimes brides worry about feeling beautiful. Everybody deserves beautiful photos that they love, the photos that their great, great, great-grandkids will remember them by. I love doing a coffee date and the engagement session to get to know my couples personally. I want them to leave feeling like I’m their friend.”
Bonus: Wedding packages have no hour limits and include an engagement session. Discounts on intimate nature elopements (local or destination) are included as well!
Gabby’s style is organic, raw, and real. She loves to tell a story through photos and deliver every wedding and portrait session with the goal to make others feel something. Keeping her photography authentic, light, and honest, she uniquely shoots with a digital camera and a film camera at engagement sessions and weddings.
Gabby’s message: “Film brings out such beautiful raw colors and intimate lighting that goes well with my photography style which is authentic, light, and honest. I’d love for potential clients to know that my biggest priority is them! I capture every engagement session and wedding day personalized to their unique love story (I tear up at weddings like they were my own). I genuinely want to have brides & grooms always feeling something even when they look back on their photos 50 years from now”.
With a modern, romantic, and timeless feel, Pixels & Paint provides a heavy emphasis on the candid moments with a documentary style mindset. Pixels & Paint excels at creating a perfect piece of art with each photo taken. To make viewers connect with what they see, the images reflect a true story—and not one that is overly posed or forced. The editing style is a medium ground with a focus on film-based jewel tones.
Kayla of Pixels & Paint states, “I approach my business with empathy and compassion, and I really take the time to get to know my couples and to learn their personalities, so I can better fine-tune their wedding day experience. This always results in a more relaxed atmosphere, and people are more comfortable and candid in front of the camera. It’s a total win-win!”
Bonus: Engagement sessions are included in all of the wedding packages free of charge, and a 10% discount to off-peak weddings (Nov-April).
With a style, one might call “evoking,” Noun Photography tells a story through the emotions of each moment. They aim to capture an authentic connection between the couple—not just poses for the camera. Not only does Noun Photography provide amazing photography of the big day, but they are by your side just about every step along the way.
Noun Photography’s advice: “What many couples don’t realize is that you’re not just choosing a wedding photographer, you are choosing a photographer/wedding planner/coach/cheerleader—I could go on all day about things I have been for couples on their wedding day. We’re one of the first people you see when you wake up and one of the last people to leave. What makes a great wedding photographer is more than snapping good photos. It’s someone who helps their clients through the whole process.”
Bonus: Package includes a free engagement session and multiple shooters for a full day with as many photos and locations as they can fit in.