Marc and Shannon helped begin my Michigan Wedding Photojournalism business when they searched for a newspaper photographer to shoot their wedding at the old Bay Point Restaurant, on Gun Lake. They wanted something different from the traditional wedding portrait photographer, a professional who would capture the unfolding moments of the day.

I treat my event photography like a magazine assignment — hunting for angles to artistically compose found images. I watch for real moments that are packed with personality and emotion. Marc and Shannon also wanted their photographs in black and white — classic!

Here’s a testimonial from Shannon: “Your pictures captured our day in a way no traditional photographer could ever hope to.  I shared my photographs with a friend that had been married a few weeks before and used a traditional photographer.  She paid ten times as much for his services and told me she wished she would have used you.  The difference was startling.  All of her pictures appeared posed, disjointed and rigid, whereas ours naturally unfolded to tell the story of a magical day.  I’m awestruck by the moods you were able to convey through your photographs.  I could not have hoped for the pictures to turn out like they did; I was truly amazed and often find myself opening our wedding album to relive the moments again and again.” -Shannon Miller, Chicago IL.

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