Common Questions

Why Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer?

It seems like everyone has a decent digital camera these days, and as a result some budget crunching brides are forgoing a professional photographer for their wedding and asking a relative to do the duty. Whenever I hear of a couple going this route by stomach does a little flip- and not in a good

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July 10, 2012 9:14 am
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What should we expect and how should we prepare for our toddler’s portraits?

I always recommend booking your photo session for your toddler at the time of day that he/she is at their best. The best guarantee for success is a happy toddler! Bring snacks, a change of clothes, and a “go with the flow” attitude. Not only will your child have fun during their portraits, but you’ll

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March 16, 2012 1:46 am
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How should I prepare for my senior portraits?

Traverse City is a fantastic place to have your senior portraits taken! There are many different locations for outdoor shoots, or you can opt to have the more formal studio portraits. I recommend to all the seniors I photograph to bring at least one change of outfits. You’ll also want to be prepared by bringing

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March 16, 2012 1:45 am
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When should we schedule our newborn portraits?

The best time to get your newborn’s portraits taken is within the first two weeks. During that time, babies still sleep a lot, are malleable enough to position any way you choose, and usually haven’t yet gotten newborn acne or cradle cap. Newborn portraits take place in the home to eliminate taking the newborn out

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March 16, 2012 1:44 am
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What should we wear for our family portraits?

Photographing families in the Traverse City area is one of my favorite things to do. There are so many different locations to choose from, you can find the area that best suits your family. With this in mind, it is most important to dress in a way that fits your surroundings. It is also a

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March 16, 2012 1:43 am
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Why do wedding photographers require a deposit?

Weddings in the Traverse City area are a very busy market, and good photographers are in high demand. To ensure you get the photographer you want, on the date you want, it is essential to book with a deposit.  Deposits are also payment towards your total photography price, so it isn’t money lost.

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March 16, 2012 1:42 am
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What should I expect to pay for professional wedding photography?

Most experienced, profession wedding photographers in the Traverse City and northern Michigan areas, charge any where from $500 to $5,000 depending on what products you want, and how much coverage time you need. If you have a set budget for wedding photography, state that up front with the photographer, often times they can help you

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March 16, 2012 1:42 am
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How soon should we hire a wedding photographer?

Prime wedding season in northern Michigan, especially in such a wedding destination spot as Traverse City, is from May through October. If you plan to get married during that time you may need to book you photographer a year or more in advance. Another option that is becoming increasingly popular is to have your wedding

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March 16, 2012 1:40 am
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