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Chris McGuire Photography

Kalamazoo , MI
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269-270-9401

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ABOUT US

I've been working with awesome couples in and around Michigan since 2009 and having a blast! There are a ton of pictures and featured weddings on my website (chrismcguirephoto.com), so... Read more
I've been working with awesome couples in and around Michigan since 2009 and having a blast! There are a ton of pictures and featured weddings on my website (chrismcguirephoto.com), so please take a look....and please also check out my reviews!

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I have a passion for photography, so I spent a lot of time scouring the internet and interviewing potential wedding photographers to find the right one. We decided to go with Chris McGuire Photography because his portfolio was stunning and he was very knowledgeable (and not to mention easy going), and our expectations were beyond exceeded.

I have many positive to things to say about our experience. First, his professionalism was top-notch. Chris and his assistant showed up dressed nicely in black and were extremely polite to my friends and family. He let us 'act naturally' and therefore we have so many amazing candid shots in our wedding album. When we needed to move 200+ chairs on the fly so that we could get the perfect shot, Chris and his assistant were the first ones to lend a hand. They also did SUCH a good job of capturing us in the moment at the reception - I never knew he was there! Also, he had a plethora of very expensive professional equipment strapped all over his body along with lighting equipment that he navigated around like a ninja. Impressive.

Second, the pictures are such a beautiful reflection of my memory of our wedding day. The quality is, again, top-notch. They are clean, crisp, clear, perfectly exposed, with such minor processing. Though, beyond the photos being technically nice, they tell such a true story of our day and not a single moment was missed. You can't put a price on that.

And last. Our estimated turn around time to get the photos back was 8-10 weeks, which is pretty standard from my understanding. We got ALL of the images back in less than one month!!! I was blown away. They sent us a very nice personalized disc in a custom jacket, too.

Bottom line, your wedding photos are the only thing that will allow you to relive the best day of your life. The whole thing seemed like such a blur, so I am beyond grateful to have such an exquisite record of that day in my personal history. Thank you so much Chris!
I have a passion for photography, so I spent a lot of time scouring the internet and interviewing potential wedding Read more...
I have a passion for photography, so I spent a lot of time scouring the internet and interviewing potential wedding photographers to find the right one. We decided to go with Chris McGuire Photography because his portfolio was stunning and he was very knowledgeable (and not to mention easy going), and our expectations were beyond exceeded.

I have many positive to things to say about our experience. First, his professionalism was top-notch. Chris and his assistant showed up dressed nicely in black and were extremely polite to my friends and family. He let us 'act naturally' and therefore we have so many amazing candid shots in our wedding album. When we needed to move 200+ chairs on the fly so that we could get the perfect shot, Chris and his assistant were the first ones to lend a hand. They also did SUCH a good job of capturing us in the moment at the reception - I never knew he was there! Also, he had a plethora of very expensive professional equipment strapped all over his body along with lighting equipment that he navigated around like a ninja. Impressive.

Second, the pictures are such a beautiful reflection of my memory of our wedding day. The quality is, again, top-notch. They are clean, crisp, clear, perfectly exposed, with such minor processing. Though, beyond the photos being technically nice, they tell such a true story of our day and not a single moment was missed. You can't put a price on that.

And last. Our estimated turn around time to get the photos back was 8-10 weeks, which is pretty standard from my understanding. We got ALL of the images back in less than one month!!! I was blown away. They sent us a very nice personalized disc in a custom jacket, too.

Bottom line, your wedding photos are the only thing that will allow you to relive the best day of your life. The whole thing seemed like such a blur, so I am beyond grateful to have such an exquisite record of that day in my personal history. Thank you so much Chris! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Chris was fantastic - he really listened to my vision and was able to tell our story beautifully. Candid shots of our friends and family were really important to me and he executed them beautifully and able to really capture the feelings of love and the spirit of family on our wedding day. I would highly recommend working with Chris.
Working with Chris was fantastic - he really listened to my vision and was able to tell our story beautifully. Candid Read more...
Working with Chris was fantastic - he really listened to my vision and was able to tell our story beautifully. Candid shots of our friends and family were really important to me and he executed them beautifully and able to really capture the feelings of love and the spirit of family on our wedding day. I would highly recommend working with Chris. Read less
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Nika
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris is amazing. From the moment we first met and said hello to him to the last minutes of our wedding day, he made this experience a lifetime memory. Chris felt like a long time family friend and not just someone we hired to take photos. When we ran into many unexpected events out of our control from last minute venue changes to family emergencies and Chris was always more than willing to make things work for us with no hesitation at all. His communication, professionalism, EVERYTHING was 100000%. He exceeded our expectations way above and beyond. Our engagement photos and wedding photos are beautiful. His work is one of a kind. We look forward to working with Chris when we start a family to take our family photos and more! We recommend him to EVERYONE we know! We truly love Chris and his work. We're so grateful to have met him and can't wait to work with him again in the future. Chris is the man, hands down! You won't be disappointed!! - Nika + Russell Israels
Chris is amazing. From the moment we first met and said hello to him to the last minutes of our wedding day, he made this Read more...
Chris is amazing. From the moment we first met and said hello to him to the last minutes of our wedding day, he made this experience a lifetime memory. Chris felt like a long time family friend and not just someone we hired to take photos. When we ran into many unexpected events out of our control from last minute venue changes to family emergencies and Chris was always more than willing to make things work for us with no hesitation at all. His communication, professionalism, EVERYTHING was 100000%. He exceeded our expectations way above and beyond. Our engagement photos and wedding photos are beautiful. His work is one of a kind. We look forward to working with Chris when we start a family to take our family photos and more! We recommend him to EVERYONE we know! We truly love Chris and his work. We're so grateful to have met him and can't wait to work with him again in the future. Chris is the man, hands down! You won't be disappointed!! - Nika + Russell Israels Read less
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Katey
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I contracted Chris McGuire about 7 months prior to my wedding. He responded to my inquiry within 4 hours, and immediately included his price list and package options. He made sure to follow up with me within the upcoming days asking if I had any questions, and was more than willing to work with us and our budget.

During the planning process he sends very helpful planning sheets with examples of day-of schedules so you have a clue on how much time to allot to pictures.

We did not do an engagement session, so the first time meeting Chris was the day-of. He was open to Facetiming two weeks before the wedding just to go over some details and get to know each other.

The day of he was incredible. He showed up an hour early just to scope out the location. I did not have a first look spot picked out and he sought this out for me and coordinated the whole thing. He made sure we stayed on schedule without being overbearing at all. Was very professional, easy going, and courteous the entire day. He was even open to showing us some of his shots throughout the day - which some photographers do not do.

He brings an assistant who is primarily there for lighting. I've been in other weddings and no professional lighting or reflectors are used. Chris used these on 90% of this photos, and you can tell the difference.

He said his usual turnaround time for edits is 8-10 weeks. We had ours back in 4. It included over 700 shots. They were AMAZING! Better than I was ever expecting - and I had high expectations. He didn't miss one shot that I was hoping to get, and did an impeccable job at capturing our special day. I am so happy we chose Chris as our photographer, and hope that many other couples do the same!
I contracted Chris McGuire about 7 months prior to my wedding. He responded to my inquiry within 4 hours, and immediately Read more...
I contracted Chris McGuire about 7 months prior to my wedding. He responded to my inquiry within 4 hours, and immediately included his price list and package options. He made sure to follow up with me within the upcoming days asking if I had any questions, and was more than willing to work with us and our budget.

During the planning process he sends very helpful planning sheets with examples of day-of schedules so you have a clue on how much time to allot to pictures.

We did not do an engagement session, so the first time meeting Chris was the day-of. He was open to Facetiming two weeks before the wedding just to go over some details and get to know each other.

The day of he was incredible. He showed up an hour early just to scope out the location. I did not have a first look spot picked out and he sought this out for me and coordinated the whole thing. He made sure we stayed on schedule without being overbearing at all. Was very professional, easy going, and courteous the entire day. He was even open to showing us some of his shots throughout the day - which some photographers do not do.

He brings an assistant who is primarily there for lighting. I've been in other weddings and no professional lighting or reflectors are used. Chris used these on 90% of this photos, and you can tell the difference.

He said his usual turnaround time for edits is 8-10 weeks. We had ours back in 4. It included over 700 shots. They were AMAZING! Better than I was ever expecting - and I had high expectations. He didn't miss one shot that I was hoping to get, and did an impeccable job at capturing our special day. I am so happy we chose Chris as our photographer, and hope that many other couples do the same! Read less
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Lane
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The Absolute BEST!!!

After looking through some of the photos that Chris had done of weddings in our area, I knew that we had to have him photograph our wedding! Being a perfectionist myself, I wouldn’t have been happy with anything less than the best. Chris exceeded any expectation that I could have ever had for our photos and gave us hundreds of images that allow us to relive our special day over and over.

Chris was extremely professional and was always at the right place at the right time. There was not a special shot or moment that was not captured. He made everyone at ease and made the process of taking thousands of photos a fun part of our wedding day. He has a great eye for capturing the perfect shot and unique angle. He was even open to trying my ideas for some photos and made a special point of covering everything we had talked about.

We received our photos less than 3 weeks after the wedding, with a sneak peak just 4 days after!! Chris was prompt, professional, and an overall joy to work with! If you want the best, you have to go with Chris!
The Absolute BEST!!!

After looking through some of the photos that Chris had done of weddings in our area, I knew Read more...
The Absolute BEST!!!

After looking through some of the photos that Chris had done of weddings in our area, I knew that we had to have him photograph our wedding! Being a perfectionist myself, I wouldn’t have been happy with anything less than the best. Chris exceeded any expectation that I could have ever had for our photos and gave us hundreds of images that allow us to relive our special day over and over.

Chris was extremely professional and was always at the right place at the right time. There was not a special shot or moment that was not captured. He made everyone at ease and made the process of taking thousands of photos a fun part of our wedding day. He has a great eye for capturing the perfect shot and unique angle. He was even open to trying my ideas for some photos and made a special point of covering everything we had talked about.

We received our photos less than 3 weeks after the wedding, with a sneak peak just 4 days after!! Chris was prompt, professional, and an overall joy to work with! If you want the best, you have to go with Chris! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy that we chose Chris McGuire to be our wedding photographer! We can't imagine a better person to have captured all of our special memories from the day. He was so invested in making sure that he knew about all the details of the day, so that he would be ready to take pictures of everything. He was so easy to work with and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Even my husband, who doesn't always love his picture being taken, often forgot that he was being photographed and we ended up with some of the most amazing pictures!!

We live out of state so Chris was excellent at meeting us the first time over Skype to introduce himself. He also talked to us many times on the phone during the planning process, about not only our wedding photography, but also weddings in general. He was able to give us advice about other local vendors that he would recommend and how the timeline of the day should go. He was able to provide us with so many extra tips and pieces of advice!

He also was amazing at getting the pictures back to us sooner that we would have thought possible. We got a few sample pictures just a few days into our honeymoon and got the rest about 5 weeks later! We couldn't be happier with how they turned out. We absolutely love our pictures and especially love how he always captured the memories in a natural way, with nothing ever seeming too posed. We plan to print up a ton of them and also give some pictures away as gifts. He also makes amazing photo album keepsakes of the day and we can't wait to get one of those either!

Overall, we couldn't have been more happy with our decision to use Chris McGuire as our wedding photographer! We loved working with him and would strongly recommend him to any other couples looking for the best wedding photographer around!
My husband and I are so happy that we chose Chris McGuire to be our wedding photographer! We can't imagine a better person Read more...
My husband and I are so happy that we chose Chris McGuire to be our wedding photographer! We can't imagine a better person to have captured all of our special memories from the day. He was so invested in making sure that he knew about all the details of the day, so that he would be ready to take pictures of everything. He was so easy to work with and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Even my husband, who doesn't always love his picture being taken, often forgot that he was being photographed and we ended up with some of the most amazing pictures!!

We live out of state so Chris was excellent at meeting us the first time over Skype to introduce himself. He also talked to us many times on the phone during the planning process, about not only our wedding photography, but also weddings in general. He was able to give us advice about other local vendors that he would recommend and how the timeline of the day should go. He was able to provide us with so many extra tips and pieces of advice!

He also was amazing at getting the pictures back to us sooner that we would have thought possible. We got a few sample pictures just a few days into our honeymoon and got the rest about 5 weeks later! We couldn't be happier with how they turned out. We absolutely love our pictures and especially love how he always captured the memories in a natural way, with nothing ever seeming too posed. We plan to print up a ton of them and also give some pictures away as gifts. He also makes amazing photo album keepsakes of the day and we can't wait to get one of those either!

Overall, we couldn't have been more happy with our decision to use Chris McGuire as our wedding photographer! We loved working with him and would strongly recommend him to any other couples looking for the best wedding photographer around! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was an amazing photographer! He did both our engagement and wedding photos and they both turned out beautifully. I am still struggling to decide which ones to have printed because there are so many great choices. Having Chris as our photographer was one of my best wedding decisions I made. He made our day so easy and in the days leading up to it. Thanks Chris for your hard work and for capturing our beautiful (somewhat windy) day!
Chris was an amazing photographer! He did both our engagement and wedding photos and they both turned out beautifully. I Read more...
Chris was an amazing photographer! He did both our engagement and wedding photos and they both turned out beautifully. I am still struggling to decide which ones to have printed because there are so many great choices. Having Chris as our photographer was one of my best wedding decisions I made. He made our day so easy and in the days leading up to it. Thanks Chris for your hard work and for capturing our beautiful (somewhat windy) day! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing from the first phone conversation we had! My fiancé (at the time) and myself live over 16 hours away from Kalamazoo MI, (my hometown) where our wedding was to take place. This being said it was very important to us that we found the right vendors that could make our wedding day vision come true! We wanted a photographer that was more into moments than poses, someone who's pictures would tell a story for years to come and most importantly someone who was open, honest, flexible and creative. Chris was all of the these things! It is without reservation that I recommend Chris McGuire Photography.
Chris was amazing from the first phone conversation we had! My fiancé (at the time) and myself live over 16 hours away Read more...
Chris was amazing from the first phone conversation we had! My fiancé (at the time) and myself live over 16 hours away from Kalamazoo MI, (my hometown) where our wedding was to take place. This being said it was very important to us that we found the right vendors that could make our wedding day vision come true! We wanted a photographer that was more into moments than poses, someone who's pictures would tell a story for years to come and most importantly someone who was open, honest, flexible and creative. Chris was all of the these things! It is without reservation that I recommend Chris McGuire Photography. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Hire Chris! His work is absolutely tremendous! I had a feeling he was the photographer for us by the work on his website…then I met him and instantly knew he was the photographer for our wedding!
His passion for the ART of photography and capturing those little moments you hope you will be able to remember for years to come is unmatched! So easy to work with! My husband didn't think we needed a photographer ('everyone has iPhones') and after we got our pictures back, he finally understood why I chose Chris.
Unbelievably easy to work with! Fun to work with! And, as one of my other friends that used him for her wedding said…he's a photography ninja! How he caught almost every tiny, memorable moment during our day is baffling to me!
We also had a photo booth-which I highly recommend! Spend about $200 in props and you will have some of the funniest pictures you can imagine!

Seriously, look no further, you have found your photographer!
Hire Chris! His work is absolutely tremendous! I had a feeling he was the photographer for us by the work on his website… Read more...
Hire Chris! His work is absolutely tremendous! I had a feeling he was the photographer for us by the work on his website…then I met him and instantly knew he was the photographer for our wedding!
His passion for the ART of photography and capturing those little moments you hope you will be able to remember for years to come is unmatched! So easy to work with! My husband didn't think we needed a photographer ('everyone has iPhones') and after we got our pictures back, he finally understood why I chose Chris.
Unbelievably easy to work with! Fun to work with! And, as one of my other friends that used him for her wedding said…he's a photography ninja! How he caught almost every tiny, memorable moment during our day is baffling to me!
We also had a photo booth-which I highly recommend! Spend about $200 in props and you will have some of the funniest pictures you can imagine!

Seriously, look no further, you have found your photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best decision ever....

Chris' work definitely speaks for itself. (Just check out his website!) One thing that stood out to us was his candid shots and how each of the weddings he had posted looked extremely different, unique and beautiful in their own way. A lot of other photography sites show weddings where they all look the same and in some cases you cannot really tell them apart. This is what made us fall in love with his work. His work shows his attention to detail and his artistic abilities to capture happy moments. He has received recognition for his work too (again, part of our research) and shows a real passion for his work.

But what you may not know from looking at his site alone is that he is awesome to work with. He listened to us carefully, asked questions and really cared about what we wanted. He followed up with us as we got closer to the big day. He was on time with his very helpful assistant (also named Chris, we were super happy to have him there). He worked well with the videographers and took so many shots. He was not sloppy or careless. Instead he made adjustments and used one of the multiple cameras he had wrapped around him at all times. During the day I did not even notice him moving around. But after we got our pictures I could see that he took the most amazing shots. We were so blown away :)

Lastly, the delivered CD was so amazing (the pictures, the cover, just the classy presentation) that we ordered two more for the parents. They loved it as much as we did. These pictures make us smile, laugh and cry and we have the most amazing memories now framed to share with others forever and this is thanks to Chris. We are so grateful and truly blessed. I swear, these pictures are the most important thing to me (the bride) from the wedding. My husband would probably say seeing me walk in with my dad or marrying me was the most important thing (because he is a sweetheart lol)…but second to that, the pictures :)
Best decision ever....

Chris' work definitely speaks for itself. (Just check out his website!) One thing that Read more...
Best decision ever....

Chris' work definitely speaks for itself. (Just check out his website!) One thing that stood out to us was his candid shots and how each of the weddings he had posted looked extremely different, unique and beautiful in their own way. A lot of other photography sites show weddings where they all look the same and in some cases you cannot really tell them apart. This is what made us fall in love with his work. His work shows his attention to detail and his artistic abilities to capture happy moments. He has received recognition for his work too (again, part of our research) and shows a real passion for his work.

But what you may not know from looking at his site alone is that he is awesome to work with. He listened to us carefully, asked questions and really cared about what we wanted. He followed up with us as we got closer to the big day. He was on time with his very helpful assistant (also named Chris, we were super happy to have him there). He worked well with the videographers and took so many shots. He was not sloppy or careless. Instead he made adjustments and used one of the multiple cameras he had wrapped around him at all times. During the day I did not even notice him moving around. But after we got our pictures I could see that he took the most amazing shots. We were so blown away :)

Lastly, the delivered CD was so amazing (the pictures, the cover, just the classy presentation) that we ordered two more for the parents. They loved it as much as we did. These pictures make us smile, laugh and cry and we have the most amazing memories now framed to share with others forever and this is thanks to Chris. We are so grateful and truly blessed. I swear, these pictures are the most important thing to me (the bride) from the wedding. My husband would probably say seeing me walk in with my dad or marrying me was the most important thing (because he is a sweetheart lol)…but second to that, the pictures :) Read less
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