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AAVA Studio

Berkley , MI
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LOCATION

2646 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072 US (map)

PHONE

248-544-8885

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ABOUT US

AAVA Photography & Videography is a premier studio specializing in fine art photography and videography plus invitations. We photography all different styles, such as photojournilstic,... Read more
AAVA Photography & Videography is a premier studio specializing in fine art photography and videography plus invitations. We photography all different styles, such as photojournilstic, candid and formal. Aava has been in business for over 18 years and has been voted # 1 Photography company by The Knot and Channel 4. We have several packages for both photography and videography but they are not set in stone. Give us a call at 248-544-8885 and tell us your budget. We can come up with a package that will fit your specific needs and budget. Packages range from $995 on up.

$1000 OFF Photography Packages
40% OFF Videography Packages
40% OFF Invitations
FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSION! Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris Trafford was amazing I haven't seen the proofs yet, but he worked his butt off! He was on time, went above and beyond to get every picture we asked for, and he was a joy to work with! AAVA was a little disorganized and did not follow the terms in their contract like meet with photographer 3 months before wedding, so I was really nervous to see what the outcome would be. However, just know if you have Chris as your photographer your special day will turn out great. I couldn't ask for a better photographer to take the most important pictures of our lives. I can not say enough good things about Chris Trafford : )
Chris Trafford was amazing I haven't seen the proofs yet, but he worked his butt off! He was on time, went above and Read more...
Chris Trafford was amazing I haven't seen the proofs yet, but he worked his butt off! He was on time, went above and beyond to get every picture we asked for, and he was a joy to work with! AAVA was a little disorganized and did not follow the terms in their contract like meet with photographer 3 months before wedding, so I was really nervous to see what the outcome would be. However, just know if you have Chris as your photographer your special day will turn out great. I couldn't ask for a better photographer to take the most important pictures of our lives. I can not say enough good things about Chris Trafford : ) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Craig was awesome. He was on time and very professional. He was very calm the entire day even when trying to get our group shots together and everyone was a lil crazy. Haven't seen proofs yet but the service so far has been great!
Craig was awesome. He was on time and very professional. He was very calm the entire day even when trying to get our group Read more...
Craig was awesome. He was on time and very professional. He was very calm the entire day even when trying to get our group shots together and everyone was a lil crazy. Haven't seen proofs yet but the service so far has been great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used AAVA for our wedding and they offered a great deal with Video and photo included. Craig was our photographer and he was AMAZING. He had a sense of humor and was fun to work with. Our bridal party was so comfortable with him and listened to all our suggestions. He kept us on time and made sure he kept our ring bears and flower girl happy and smiling for all the photos. He did not keep us from our guests after the ceremony and he even stayed late to take some photos of our guests and other great moments. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone!!
Our videography was quiet and we hardly knew he was there. Which for us, it was great because we did not have to worry about fake poses and acting uncomfortable. He was polite and he also stayed later than scheduled.
We can’t wait to see our photos and video of the day.
We used AAVA for our wedding and they offered a great deal with Video and photo included. Craig was our photographer and Read more...
We used AAVA for our wedding and they offered a great deal with Video and photo included. Craig was our photographer and he was AMAZING. He had a sense of humor and was fun to work with. Our bridal party was so comfortable with him and listened to all our suggestions. He kept us on time and made sure he kept our ring bears and flower girl happy and smiling for all the photos. He did not keep us from our guests after the ceremony and he even stayed late to take some photos of our guests and other great moments. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone!!
Our videography was quiet and we hardly knew he was there. Which for us, it was great because we did not have to worry about fake poses and acting uncomfortable. He was polite and he also stayed later than scheduled.
We can’t wait to see our photos and video of the day. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
AAVA Studio did an awesome job! They were always really helpful along the way and our photographer and videographer did an amazing job the day of the wedding!! The photographer was a lot of fun to work with and had some great ideas, and didn't let us worry about anything! Thanks !! We were very pleased with everything !
AAVA Studio did an awesome job! They were always really helpful along the way and our photographer and videographer did an Read more...
AAVA Studio did an awesome job! They were always really helpful along the way and our photographer and videographer did an amazing job the day of the wedding!! The photographer was a lot of fun to work with and had some great ideas, and didn't let us worry about anything! Thanks !! We were very pleased with everything ! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I LOVE the pictures I just got back from AAVA! So beautiful. Thank you!
I LOVE the pictures I just got back from AAVA! So beautiful. Thank you!
I LOVE the pictures I just got back from AAVA! So beautiful. Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.1/5.0
Blurry and tilted photos. Photographer hit on my 2 bridesmaids, my cousin and my aunt the entire reception. Horrible lighting. Didn't know how to use the sun as a natural light source. All our photos outside are blurry, tilted and us squinting. Harry refused to go to the location WE wanted and instead took us to Shrine Catholic church. My family is Jewish. All of our pics at this location has Jesus, Mary and the church in the background. I can't show those photos to my family.

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE place to get photos taken. He missed key photos with key people. Didn't know how to use his flash or natural light. He was trying to make me do poses I couldn't do. He kept taking photos of the ladies in the wedding and saying creepy things like "Look at all the great photos I took of just you". Out of almost 800 photos, we have around 50 that are decent quality worth printing.
Blurry and tilted photos. Photographer hit on my 2 bridesmaids, my cousin and my aunt the entire reception. Horrible Read more...
Blurry and tilted photos. Photographer hit on my 2 bridesmaids, my cousin and my aunt the entire reception. Horrible lighting. Didn't know how to use the sun as a natural light source. All our photos outside are blurry, tilted and us squinting. Harry refused to go to the location WE wanted and instead took us to Shrine Catholic church. My family is Jewish. All of our pics at this location has Jesus, Mary and the church in the background. I can't show those photos to my family.

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE place to get photos taken. He missed key photos with key people. Didn't know how to use his flash or natural light. He was trying to make me do poses I couldn't do. He kept taking photos of the ladies in the wedding and saying creepy things like "Look at all the great photos I took of just you". Out of almost 800 photos, we have around 50 that are decent quality worth printing. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Mekeia
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.4/5.0
I absolutely love the service rendered at AAVA. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Olga for our engagement session & we knew for sure we wanted her for our wedding day! She is the sweetest, most professional person ever & her work is amazing. We loved our wedding photos. The quality was amazing & it has been the hardest decision ever selecting 100 photos for our album, being there is so many beautiful ones to select from. I love that I selected AAVA for our photos. They are very flexible & accommodating. I would definitely recommend them to future brides. NO complaints!
I absolutely love the service rendered at AAVA. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Olga for our engagement Read more...
I absolutely love the service rendered at AAVA. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Olga for our engagement session & we knew for sure we wanted her for our wedding day! She is the sweetest, most professional person ever & her work is amazing. We loved our wedding photos. The quality was amazing & it has been the hardest decision ever selecting 100 photos for our album, being there is so many beautiful ones to select from. I love that I selected AAVA for our photos. They are very flexible & accommodating. I would definitely recommend them to future brides. NO complaints! Read less
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melanie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our Photographer Case was Worth Every penny!!! He did a fabulous job, was attentive, flexible, friendly and extremely knowleagable on his craft. He worked so hard at our ceremony and wedding. We were extremely impressed with him and with Aava Studios. They also did a wonderful job on our engagement pictures!! I highly recommend them.
Our Photographer Case was Worth Every penny!!! He did a fabulous job, was attentive, flexible, friendly and extremely Read more...
Our Photographer Case was Worth Every penny!!! He did a fabulous job, was attentive, flexible, friendly and extremely knowleagable on his craft. He worked so hard at our ceremony and wedding. We were extremely impressed with him and with Aava Studios. They also did a wonderful job on our engagement pictures!! I highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Our wedding photography was a 5.0, Craig was amazing the entire day. He was always up for anything that we wanted to do, including handing over his car to a bridesmaid while downtown, just to get help us get a picture that we really wanted! The pictures are amazing, I have no idea how we are going to narrow them down for an album. I would highly recommend Craig!

The reason that our overall score was not a 5.0 is that we ran into trouble with the studio itself. The day before our engagement pictures we received a call letting us know that they didn't have anyone to work with us the next day. There was several times I left messages and didn't hear back, there was also a great deal of confusion over what was included in the package and what wasn't. I was told there was new staff, so maybe that was it, I am not really sure.
Our wedding photography was a 5.0, Craig was amazing the entire day. He was always up for anything that we wanted to do, Read more...
Our wedding photography was a 5.0, Craig was amazing the entire day. He was always up for anything that we wanted to do, including handing over his car to a bridesmaid while downtown, just to get help us get a picture that we really wanted! The pictures are amazing, I have no idea how we are going to narrow them down for an album. I would highly recommend Craig!

The reason that our overall score was not a 5.0 is that we ran into trouble with the studio itself. The day before our engagement pictures we received a call letting us know that they didn't have anyone to work with us the next day. There was several times I left messages and didn't hear back, there was also a great deal of confusion over what was included in the package and what wasn't. I was told there was new staff, so maybe that was it, I am not really sure. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2013
4.1/5.0
What AAVA did best was provide wonderful pictures of our wedding! I was very happy with the photographer (Chris). His personality, style, hard work... all greatly appreciated. The photos are beautiful. The office staff is very nice. It just seemed like they sold us something when we signed up but we ended up with something different... the engagement session does not include any images including unedited images, we were told we'd meet with the photographer before the wedding and never did, you kind of have to chase stuff down with them... this caused me some stress leading up to the wedding not knowing what I was getting... and afterward as I was concerned that the pictures may not arrive when promised or with the quality I expected given other reviews. Ultimately I was very happy with the product... the service could have been a little more streamlined. I recommend for easy going brides who can manage not knowing every last detail.
What AAVA did best was provide wonderful pictures of our wedding! I was very happy with the photographer (Chris). His Read more...
What AAVA did best was provide wonderful pictures of our wedding! I was very happy with the photographer (Chris). His personality, style, hard work... all greatly appreciated. The photos are beautiful. The office staff is very nice. It just seemed like they sold us something when we signed up but we ended up with something different... the engagement session does not include any images including unedited images, we were told we'd meet with the photographer before the wedding and never did, you kind of have to chase stuff down with them... this caused me some stress leading up to the wedding not knowing what I was getting... and afterward as I was concerned that the pictures may not arrive when promised or with the quality I expected given other reviews. Ultimately I was very happy with the product... the service could have been a little more streamlined. I recommend for easy going brides who can manage not knowing every last detail. Read less
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