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Bak Photography & Entertainment

Saline , MI
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LOCATION

770 Woodland Drive
Saline, MI US 48176 (map)

PHONE

734-429-1111

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ABOUT US

Bak Photography & Entertainment enjoys one of the finest reputations in the wedding photography industry. They photograph approximately 300 weddings annually. The reason is simple; they... Read more
Bak Photography & Entertainment enjoys one of the finest reputations in the wedding photography industry. They photograph approximately 300 weddings annually. The reason is simple; they offer the finest group of photographers available. Bak Photography & Entertainment boast an outstanding 83% referral rate. That means 83% of their new clients came to them as direct referrals from satisfied past clients. The remaining 17% come from Ads, the internet or other advertisements.

Bak Photography & Entertainment isn't known as the least expensive studio in town, but then would you trust your wedding to anyone who was? Like any fine product, you get what you pay for. An investment in Bak Photography services is an investment in your everlasting wedding memories. Bak Photography & Entertainment has limited coverage packages starting at $950.00 and $1,700 for full day coverage.

Their work is on display in over 50 other wedding related vendors. Why? Again, the answer is simple... These other professionals have the opportunity to see hundreds of photographers each and every year, yet they refer Bak and Associates because they recognize the professionalism and the high caliber work only Bak Photography & Entertainment offers.

Additionally, Bak Entertainment has a wide range of DJ personalities and prices to meet your needs. Our entertainment division has been entertaining the Metro area since 1975. From traditional Disc Jockeys to fun, interactive, crowd participating Party Hosts, our DJ’s will cater to all of your expectations. From Big Band to today’s Top 40, our D.J.’s carry over 5000 selections to every event with state of the art sound systems and all include special lighting to enhance your affair.

Mark Bak, the owner and founder of Bak Photography & Entertainment, has held a reputation as one of Michigan's top photographers for many years. His style reflects his 25 plus years of study and inventiveness. Mark has studied directly with 34 master photographers throughout his career. He also teaches on the professional photographer circuit. Since 1980, Mark has personally selected each and every photographer his studio employs. Call or email us and see why over 80 % of Bak's new clients are referrals from past clients. 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, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Sue & Jim
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.7/5.0
We met with, Mark Bak. of Bak Photography & Entertainment because we were winners of a bridal show drawing. Mark met with us and showed us what packages and photographers were available to us through his company.

At our initial meeting we reviewed and discusssed various packages; Mark explained the timeline of the whole process from engagement photos; wedding photos; availablity of viewing pictures on line; how long it would take to complete our album after the wedding; and answered our questions in a professional & friendly manner. We were very comfortable and chose to have Mark be the photographer for our wedding.

We are so happy that we chose Mark & Bak Photography and Entertainment to capture our special day. Mark is a wonderfully talented photographer and always treated us warmly, profressionally, and delivered our pictures in a timely way.

We picked up our wedding album and it is truly beautiful and shows high quality work. Every time we look at the pictures we notice more details that we hadn't seen before. The pictures truly come to life - I showed the album to a friend who said "It's just like something you would see in a magazine". Mark truly captured all of the special moments of our day & we are so very happy that we chose him and his company to do our photography.

We are truly blessed that Mark shared his talent with us & highly recommend his company to anyone who is looking for a photographer.
We met with, Mark Bak. of Bak Photography & Entertainment because we were winners of a bridal show drawing. Mark met with Read more...
We met with, Mark Bak. of Bak Photography & Entertainment because we were winners of a bridal show drawing. Mark met with us and showed us what packages and photographers were available to us through his company.

At our initial meeting we reviewed and discusssed various packages; Mark explained the timeline of the whole process from engagement photos; wedding photos; availablity of viewing pictures on line; how long it would take to complete our album after the wedding; and answered our questions in a professional & friendly manner. We were very comfortable and chose to have Mark be the photographer for our wedding.

We are so happy that we chose Mark & Bak Photography and Entertainment to capture our special day. Mark is a wonderfully talented photographer and always treated us warmly, profressionally, and delivered our pictures in a timely way.

We picked up our wedding album and it is truly beautiful and shows high quality work. Every time we look at the pictures we notice more details that we hadn't seen before. The pictures truly come to life - I showed the album to a friend who said "It's just like something you would see in a magazine". Mark truly captured all of the special moments of our day & we are so very happy that we chose him and his company to do our photography.

We are truly blessed that Mark shared his talent with us & highly recommend his company to anyone who is looking for a photographer. Read less
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North Star
Wedding:
8/10/2010
2.9/5.0
I used Bak Photography for my wedding back in August 2010. I did not receive by wedding album until November 2011. I spent 3 hours in a meeting with Mark to create the book I wanted. When the plan came back from the designer there were more pages that needed corrected than those that were correct. It was a long an arduous process.

Also, I was very clear in the planning process that while there were some formal pictures I wanted, I wanted the rest to be more photo journalistic...pictures that people didn't know where being taken. I did not get very many of these types of pictures at all. Most of the 697 proofs that i received were triplet. There would be one picture taken just slightly different 3 times. I honestly had more like 350 proofs after all the duplicates were removed.

I wish that I had went with another photographer. I was so impressed my Mark (who actually did my wedding) at our first meeting that I didn't look any further. That was my mistake. After the wedding, once I had made my final payment for the extra's on my wedding album, the customer service became very lax...employees stopped returning my calls and the I was not compensated for the extreme delay of my wedding album. Overall, it was a very disappointing experience.
I used Bak Photography for my wedding back in August 2010. I did not receive by wedding album until November 2011. I spent Read more...
I used Bak Photography for my wedding back in August 2010. I did not receive by wedding album until November 2011. I spent 3 hours in a meeting with Mark to create the book I wanted. When the plan came back from the designer there were more pages that needed corrected than those that were correct. It was a long an arduous process.

Also, I was very clear in the planning process that while there were some formal pictures I wanted, I wanted the rest to be more photo journalistic...pictures that people didn't know where being taken. I did not get very many of these types of pictures at all. Most of the 697 proofs that i received were triplet. There would be one picture taken just slightly different 3 times. I honestly had more like 350 proofs after all the duplicates were removed.

I wish that I had went with another photographer. I was so impressed my Mark (who actually did my wedding) at our first meeting that I didn't look any further. That was my mistake. After the wedding, once I had made my final payment for the extra's on my wedding album, the customer service became very lax...employees stopped returning my calls and the I was not compensated for the extreme delay of my wedding album. Overall, it was a very disappointing experience. Read less
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LH
Wedding:
5/29/2010
1.5/5.0
We were so impressed with Mark when we first interviewed him so we signed him that day. This was our probably our first mistake. Our second mistake was choosing a vendor so far out of our area. I guess I wasn't thinking of all the followup appts required. He had some lovely shots of us in the church and my bridal party after the ceremony, but I was so disappointed in lack of variety of shots taken at the reception. I also was diappointed that there weren't more photos with guests or even our wonderful DJ. It's sad that I've tried to complete my night by getting photos from friends and family who were there.

Also, one of the most disappointing things was that he did not bring the photo from our engagement shoot that was a signature board for our guests to sign. We have no guest/memory book from that night. I had definitely hoped for more out of him considering what we paid for the service.

Due to choosing a vendor out of our area, we have had difficulty scheduling with him to finalize our album. Mark was a nice guy and good photographer but there were just too many issues for me to recommend this agency to anyone else.
We were so impressed with Mark when we first interviewed him so we signed him that day. This was our probably our first Read more...
We were so impressed with Mark when we first interviewed him so we signed him that day. This was our probably our first mistake. Our second mistake was choosing a vendor so far out of our area. I guess I wasn't thinking of all the followup appts required. He had some lovely shots of us in the church and my bridal party after the ceremony, but I was so disappointed in lack of variety of shots taken at the reception. I also was diappointed that there weren't more photos with guests or even our wonderful DJ. It's sad that I've tried to complete my night by getting photos from friends and family who were there.

Also, one of the most disappointing things was that he did not bring the photo from our engagement shoot that was a signature board for our guests to sign. We have no guest/memory book from that night. I had definitely hoped for more out of him considering what we paid for the service.

Due to choosing a vendor out of our area, we have had difficulty scheduling with him to finalize our album. Mark was a nice guy and good photographer but there were just too many issues for me to recommend this agency to anyone else. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Mark was awesome! He got tons of great shots at the chapel and even setup a really nice backdrop at the reception for our family photos. There are professionals and then there are masters. Mark is a master. The photos are amazing and I would highly recommend Mark. Thanks to him, we'll be able to look back on this day with lots of great photos to remember it!
Mark was awesome! He got tons of great shots at the chapel and even setup a really nice backdrop at the reception for our Read more...
Mark was awesome! He got tons of great shots at the chapel and even setup a really nice backdrop at the reception for our family photos. There are professionals and then there are masters. Mark is a master. The photos are amazing and I would highly recommend Mark. Thanks to him, we'll be able to look back on this day with lots of great photos to remember it! Read less
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teenmarie21
Wedding:
2/20/2009
4.2/5.0
I really like the photographs when I saw the finished product. The photographer that we had, Otto, takes very beautiful pictures. He did take a lot of time to get the beautiful pictures, too much time. That was the only thing I didn't like about the photographer. He took beautiful pictures but each picture was time consuming.
I really like the photographs when I saw the finished product. The photographer that we had, Otto, takes very beautiful Read more...
I really like the photographs when I saw the finished product. The photographer that we had, Otto, takes very beautiful pictures. He did take a lot of time to get the beautiful pictures, too much time. That was the only thing I didn't like about the photographer. He took beautiful pictures but each picture was time consuming. Read less
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Cherry&Cal
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
They were exceptional, I can not wait to view the photos online. I loved every idea he came up with. I would urge any future bride to make a phone call & set up an appointment!
They were exceptional, I can not wait to view the photos online. I loved every idea he came up with. I would urge any Read more...
They were exceptional, I can not wait to view the photos online. I loved every idea he came up with. I would urge any future bride to make a phone call & set up an appointment! Read less
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gpatrick2
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.8/5.0
I used this photography service in 2007. The photographer was a great hit at my ceremony. He was very friendly and professional. Many of my guests commented on his great presence at the ceremony. The quality of the pictures were great. The company has different packages and they were willing to work with my budget.
I used this photography service in 2007. The photographer was a great hit at my ceremony. He was very friendly and Read more...
I used this photography service in 2007. The photographer was a great hit at my ceremony. He was very friendly and professional. Many of my guests commented on his great presence at the ceremony. The quality of the pictures were great. The company has different packages and they were willing to work with my budget. Read less
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belle_esprit
Wedding:
6/30/2006
4.8/5.0
WONDERFUL - perfect outcome, perfect on the day of the wedding - everything was great.
WONDERFUL - perfect outcome, perfect on the day of the wedding - everything was great.
WONDERFUL - perfect outcome, perfect on the day of the wedding - everything was great. Read less
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pfristik
Wedding:
5/7/2005
5.0/5.0
THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! I SO HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Diane and Jeremy were OUTSTANDING and a fantastic team. We had film and digital photography. They captured EVERY MOMENT and even the ones you didn't know they were capturing. It was FABULOUS!!!!!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this vendor. From the owner to the woman who coordinated our order they were all THE BEST! so professional and so creative. We had SO MUCH FUN with our photographers.
THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! I SO HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Diane and Jeremy were OUTSTANDING and a fantastic team. We had film and Read more...
THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! I SO HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Diane and Jeremy were OUTSTANDING and a fantastic team. We had film and digital photography. They captured EVERY MOMENT and even the ones you didn't know they were capturing. It was FABULOUS!!!!!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this vendor. From the owner to the woman who coordinated our order they were all THE BEST! so professional and so creative. We had SO MUCH FUN with our photographers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.9/5.0
I hired Mark Bak to photograph my wedding many years ago. To this day I am still upset with the experience. He is a very nice guy but he was not on his game the day of the wedding. He even left the reception hours earlier than we had talked about and I was in no position to get all upset and argue with him. The pictures were fine but there were very few candid shots that I had requested and very few shots that wowed me. He hit the shots he had to take (family shots, bride and groom) but he did nothing to go above and beyond the bare minimum. Still so disappointed 8 years later. :(
I hired Mark Bak to photograph my wedding many years ago. To this day I am still upset with the experience. He is a very Read more...
I hired Mark Bak to photograph my wedding many years ago. To this day I am still upset with the experience. He is a very nice guy but he was not on his game the day of the wedding. He even left the reception hours earlier than we had talked about and I was in no position to get all upset and argue with him. The pictures were fine but there were very few candid shots that I had requested and very few shots that wowed me. He hit the shots he had to take (family shots, bride and groom) but he did nothing to go above and beyond the bare minimum. Still so disappointed 8 years later. :( Read less
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