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Kerri Banyas Photography

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

1111 Godfrey Ave SW South 290
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US (map)

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616-299-9551

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ABOUT US

My style is a mix of creative & modern photojournalism with a fashion flair and an artistic twist.
I offer very customized wedding coverage that'll knock your socks off....I would... Read more
My style is a mix of creative & modern photojournalism with a fashion flair and an artistic twist.
I offer very customized wedding coverage that'll knock your socks off....I would LOVE to create a custom package that'll be perfect for your wedding....just give me a shout and we can chat all about your day :) I can't wait to see if we are a perfect fit!
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
B&W, Custom Retouching, Digital Enhancements
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
candelight, natural light, on-camera and off-camera flash, mid day sun, backlighting, you name it!
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot in digital format now, and I most definitely still love film, that's where my roots lie.
How many photographers do you work with?
If you book with me, then I shoot your wedding. I also have various experienced second shooters that assist me on your big day
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes, you get ME. Period.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I book no more than one wedding in a weekend. I also only book a limited number of weddings per year to ensure that all of my brides get the attention that they deserve. I love to dote on them!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, Great Question! Although I cannot see any problem being great enough to prevent me from shooting your wedding, life does happens. In that case, I have a pool of local and area photographers to choose from for the wedding day. We all have each other's backs :)
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with Canon Digital SLR Cameras. I currently use the 5D and 30D as well as various Canon Lenses to help me get the most out of every situation. I also use Canon Flashes, so I guess I'm a Canon girl!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes! That is very important. We all know that technology can fail so we back up all of our equipment...cameras, flashes, lenses, memory etc..
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My packages currently include unlimited coverage for the day. We can work together on a custom package where I would be able to quote hourly rates as well.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Contact me for hourly custom package rates.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Typically just to eat at the reception. Maybe a bathroom break here and there....hey when a girl has to go then she has to go.
Do you charge for travel?
I offer free travel for wedding within 100 miles. Beyond that I do charge a fee.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
within 2 weeks after the wedding I post 10-15 of my favorites on my blog. Then all of your images are online in your private gallery within 4-6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
website and cd-rom or dvd-rom
How long can the client keep the proofs?
they are yours to keep!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes, I retain the copyrights. However if you have the hi-resolution images on disc then I give permission to print them anywhere you'd like for personal use.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes, unless you object then I publish each wedding on my blog and I also like to use fresh images on my website and marketing materials.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes. I am excited to say that we have just partnered with Pictage, the nations leading professional lab, for our private galleries and our portrait printing needs.
What kind of albums do you offer?
custom made flush-mount album wrapped in full-grain Italian leather, coffee table books and fine art books
When will the client get the final album?
Once all of the final edits are made then you should receive your book within 8-10 weeks.

REVIEWS

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Rachel
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.4/5.0
Kerri Banyas Photography was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I planned my Michigan wedding from California and was very anxious about working with people I would not meet in person until my wedding day. Kerri was flexible with her timing for video calls and made us feel very comfortable. She was very understanding and helpful, answering all the questions that we had for her.

On the day of the wedding Kerri and her awesome husband Drew showed up on time and began snapping photos. They laughed with our guests and made everyone feel very at ease as we lined up for the formal shots. We just got our photos and I was also impressed by her detail shots. We had a lot of DIY projects and she captured those memories wonderfully.

The only critique is that our pictures were late in getting to us, and I was quite anxious about the photos. Calls and emails went unanswered.

Kerri did come through, difficult personal circumstances were sweeping through her life. Though I wish she had written a two line email saying this and that she would need a few extra weeks for personal reasons, she got the pictures to us. Believe me, they were worth the wait and the nagging emails from our friends and relatives.

The fact that Kerri provides a CD package that includes printing rights is so incredible, exactly what we were looking for. The pictures are so modern, not over retouched. They perfectly capture the mood of our wedding day and are now priceless family treasures.

Thank you Kerri and Drew!
Kerri Banyas Photography was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I planned my Michigan wedding from Read more...
Kerri Banyas Photography was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I planned my Michigan wedding from California and was very anxious about working with people I would not meet in person until my wedding day. Kerri was flexible with her timing for video calls and made us feel very comfortable. She was very understanding and helpful, answering all the questions that we had for her.

On the day of the wedding Kerri and her awesome husband Drew showed up on time and began snapping photos. They laughed with our guests and made everyone feel very at ease as we lined up for the formal shots. We just got our photos and I was also impressed by her detail shots. We had a lot of DIY projects and she captured those memories wonderfully.

The only critique is that our pictures were late in getting to us, and I was quite anxious about the photos. Calls and emails went unanswered.

Kerri did come through, difficult personal circumstances were sweeping through her life. Though I wish she had written a two line email saying this and that she would need a few extra weeks for personal reasons, she got the pictures to us. Believe me, they were worth the wait and the nagging emails from our friends and relatives.

The fact that Kerri provides a CD package that includes printing rights is so incredible, exactly what we were looking for. The pictures are so modern, not over retouched. They perfectly capture the mood of our wedding day and are now priceless family treasures.

Thank you Kerri and Drew! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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Kerri was very sweet and is a wonderful photographer. The big but is, she said we would have our pictures in 4 to 6 weeks and it's been over 4 months. She has not responded to numerous e-mails or phone calls. Our son's Bar Mitzvah photos are so precious to us. We just wish we could have them
Kerri was very sweet and is a wonderful photographer. The big but is, she said we would have our pictures in 4 to 6 weeks Read more...
Kerri was very sweet and is a wonderful photographer. The big but is, she said we would have our pictures in 4 to 6 weeks and it's been over 4 months. She has not responded to numerous e-mails or phone calls. Our son's Bar Mitzvah photos are so precious to us. We just wish we could have them Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
Kerri Banyas has not completed our wedding photography services from 02/16/2013. She owes us thousands of dollars in services or a refund. We look forward to resolution, but Kerri hasn’t taken any action towards resolution, including initiating or responding to communications. I reported to Facebook that 'Kerri Banyas Photography' is a scam.
Kerri Banyas has not completed our wedding photography services from 02/16/2013. She owes us thousands of dollars in Read more...
Kerri Banyas has not completed our wedding photography services from 02/16/2013. She owes us thousands of dollars in services or a refund. We look forward to resolution, but Kerri hasn’t taken any action towards resolution, including initiating or responding to communications. I reported to Facebook that 'Kerri Banyas Photography' is a scam. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.9/5.0
Kerri is a great photographer and very friendly and sweet. However, even though we paid her $3000, she never provided us with the disc of photos that she promised in our contract and stopped responding to emails and phone messages. We were able to retrieve the photos online one-by-one, but we wouldn't have paid so much if we'd known it would take such hassle to get our wedding photos.
Kerri is a great photographer and very friendly and sweet. However, even though we paid her $3000, she never provided us Read more...
Kerri is a great photographer and very friendly and sweet. However, even though we paid her $3000, she never provided us with the disc of photos that she promised in our contract and stopped responding to emails and phone messages. We were able to retrieve the photos online one-by-one, but we wouldn't have paid so much if we'd known it would take such hassle to get our wedding photos. Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
3/16/2012
4.6/5.0
Kerri is beyond amazing!! She was sooo much fun to get pictures with and she was so helpful and just always there making everyone laugh and feel comfortable. Photography was my biggest and most important choice to make while planning my wedding and I scrutinized literally hundreds of photographers all over Michigan and Illinois. I picked Kerri because of her more vintage editing style that I really wanted, her poses are creative, her pictures are crisp and she gets exposure. I am so glad that I went with her because her photos turned out sooo beautifully!! I highly recommend Kerri to anyone looking for a photographer.
Kerri is beyond amazing!! She was sooo much fun to get pictures with and she was so helpful and just always there making Read more...
Kerri is beyond amazing!! She was sooo much fun to get pictures with and she was so helpful and just always there making everyone laugh and feel comfortable. Photography was my biggest and most important choice to make while planning my wedding and I scrutinized literally hundreds of photographers all over Michigan and Illinois. I picked Kerri because of her more vintage editing style that I really wanted, her poses are creative, her pictures are crisp and she gets exposure. I am so glad that I went with her because her photos turned out sooo beautifully!! I highly recommend Kerri to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Kerri was amazing with our wedding! Right from our first meeting with her, we were in love! She's timely in responding to your emails and phone calls and really flexible when it comes to family/group shots you have in mind for your big day. We live over a hundred miles away now, but we know we'll be making the trip for our newborn shoot this summer- she's that awesome. <3 you Kerri!!!!!
Kerri was amazing with our wedding! Right from our first meeting with her, we were in love! She's timely in responding to Read more...
Kerri was amazing with our wedding! Right from our first meeting with her, we were in love! She's timely in responding to your emails and phone calls and really flexible when it comes to family/group shots you have in mind for your big day. We live over a hundred miles away now, but we know we'll be making the trip for our newborn shoot this summer- she's that awesome. <3 you Kerri!!!!! Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kerri Banyas is perfect for your wedding! She was sooo fun to work with and was all over the place getting everything she needed to the whole time. Very easy going but took charge when needed!!! loved having her apart of our day. My pictures are AWESOME. I dont have a complaint in the slightest. She was so professional and did the best job, couldntve asked for a better photographer.
Kerri Banyas is perfect for your wedding! She was sooo fun to work with and was all over the place getting everything she Read more...
Kerri Banyas is perfect for your wedding! She was sooo fun to work with and was all over the place getting everything she needed to the whole time. Very easy going but took charge when needed!!! loved having her apart of our day. My pictures are AWESOME. I dont have a complaint in the slightest. She was so professional and did the best job, couldntve asked for a better photographer. Read less
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redskyeb
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Kerri is a fantastically talented photographer and a great person on top of it. We immediately clicked when I contacted her about my short-notice wedding & despite the fact that it was the start of the 2010 wedding season, she went out of her way to make herself available for our special day. Kerri has a wonderful eye and understands exactly what it takes to make a photo become magical. She was with me during my hair/makeup and then spent time with my husband & his friends before the ceremony itself. She captured some very special moments for both of us & we are overjoyed to have her photos to remind us of our love and committment to each other.
Kerri is a fantastically talented photographer and a great person on top of it. We immediately clicked when I contacted Read more...
Kerri is a fantastically talented photographer and a great person on top of it. We immediately clicked when I contacted her about my short-notice wedding & despite the fact that it was the start of the 2010 wedding season, she went out of her way to make herself available for our special day. Kerri has a wonderful eye and understands exactly what it takes to make a photo become magical. She was with me during my hair/makeup and then spent time with my husband & his friends before the ceremony itself. She captured some very special moments for both of us & we are overjoyed to have her photos to remind us of our love and committment to each other. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Kerri was so wonderful throughout this entire process. She was easy to work with, easy to get a hold of, and fun to work with! She even was able to do our engagement pictures on the fly one weekend because we live in California and were only there for a few days! She has been GREAT to work with her. Two thumbs up!
Kerri was so wonderful throughout this entire process. She was easy to work with, easy to get a hold of, and fun to work Read more...
Kerri was so wonderful throughout this entire process. She was easy to work with, easy to get a hold of, and fun to work with! She even was able to do our engagement pictures on the fly one weekend because we live in California and were only there for a few days! She has been GREAT to work with her. Two thumbs up! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.7/5.0
Kerri was WONDERFUL! I would use her again and recommend her to friends. She was so willing to work with our schedule and really had no time limit on our wedding day. She is very easy going and is all about what you as a couple want on your wedding day and adjusts her style to yours. She was a dream to work with and I look forward to her shooting my children and family some day!
Kerri was WONDERFUL! I would use her again and recommend her to friends. She was so willing to work with our schedule and Read more...
Kerri was WONDERFUL! I would use her again and recommend her to friends. She was so willing to work with our schedule and really had no time limit on our wedding day. She is very easy going and is all about what you as a couple want on your wedding day and adjusts her style to yours. She was a dream to work with and I look forward to her shooting my children and family some day! Read less
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