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Marci Curtis - Wedding Photojournalist

Troy , MI

LOCATION

Troy, MI 48083 US (map)

PHONE

248-688-9294

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ABOUT US

I've been a photojournalist for twenty years and have happily "covered" over 1,000 weddings. I absolutely love what I get to do almost every weekend. You know that one thing in life that... Read more
I've been a photojournalist for twenty years and have happily "covered" over 1,000 weddings. I absolutely love what I get to do almost every weekend. You know that one thing in life that you can do as easily as breathing where you're totally in control and in your zone? Well, that one thing for me is shooting weddings.

Every couple is different and so is their wedding day story. I tailor each couple's coverage to tell their unique story in a way that shows their entire day from their perspective. Every wedding I shoot is different and so are their photos. Couples can look back at their photos years later and still be able to recreate the day moment by moment.

You own all the rights to the photos and you receive all the corrected, edited, and ready to print high resolution digital files within two weeks of your wedding. Brides love my laid back, helpful and fly on the wall approach for getting great wedding photos and making the day go smoothly. Thanks for checking me out. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes, I can. I will enhance or add effects for up to 10 images per wedding. Since I started offering this service 6 years ago exactly 0 brides have taken me up on the offer. They like reality and they tend to stick with it!
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Of course! I've been shooting for 27 years and can easily light a cavernous basketball stadium, cathedral or cave. My lighting is off camera, I carry my own power, so I can rock and roll anywhere, anytime.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital baby! I shot film (and chrome) the first 10 years of my career.
How many photographers do you work with?
One! I have a lot of friends in the industry, but I prefer to shoot solo. My sneaky, barely there fly on the wall routine is because I am by myself. Never underestimate the wonders of having one very busy bee photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, unless I am deemed too ill to be of any use to you. I've missed one in 1,000 weddings. I even shot a wedding 10 days after a c-section. I have a back up photojournalist that I keep at home. I had to marry him in order to keep him in perpetual servitude.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
In a day? No.... no, no, no.
 In a weekend? Yes, I often shoot weddings back to back unless I am hired for the entire weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a back up photojournalist that I keep at home. I had to marry him in order to keep him in perpetual servitude.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Nikons, in quadruple. Lights in triplicate. I'm not paranoid, just love to be over prepared.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yup... always err on the side of caution.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day, then hourly (same rate as all the rest) if you need more hours added in.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Full day, then hourly (same rate as all the rest) if you need more hours added in.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I eat when everyone else is eating because a) I'll be starving, b) nobody wants photos of people eating, c) I'll be editing the best of the day slideshow that I show right after dinner.
Do you charge for travel?
$50 for anything over 50 miles from Troy, Michigan. If it's a destination wedding, just contact me and I'll give you the particulars.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
No proofs, just the real stuff. They will be in your hot little hands within two weeks of the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Jpegs... finals, no proofs!
How long can the client keep the proofs?
No proofs... you keep the real deal forever... hopefully. If you lose them, then I give you another copy since I do keep them forever!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We share the copyright. You have full printing rights and I get to use the images to show off my work.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
We can both use them as we'd like... just please don't sell them so they end up on a gaudy plate in China... yeah... that happened, although neither my client nor myself made a dime!
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yup, yup.
Will images be available for viewing online?
No... since I give you over 1,000 images and they aren't all things you'd want out there (it's YOUR personal wedding day story, right?), usually couples cull them down to their favorite several hundred. They can then post them to whichever site they know and love. Send out the link to their friends and family and they are pleased as punch since they can order photos for 9 cents a piece and not the $2.50 - $10 that most photographers charge.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flushmount or somewhat thick layflat pages.
When will the client get the final album?
About two months after they order it. Most of my clients do not want albums, but those that do often come back even years later and I'm happy to do one whenever they feel the need to order one.

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Tonya
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Marci has an easy going way about her that immediately puts you to ease. This is pretty important on your wedding day. I think that one of Marci's strongest suits is her work with the candid photography that she took over the day and evening. Her photos have captured memorable moments of our guests, oftentimes catching funny exchanges or heartfelt embraces that we missed because we were busy being the bride and groom. We delighted in reliving great moments and seeing other moments for the first time as we went through the many, many photos that Marci took. My satisfaction level is extremely high, and I have already engaged Marci once again to take the senior pictures of my son.
Marci has an easy going way about her that immediately puts you to ease. This is pretty important on your wedding day. I Read more...
Marci has an easy going way about her that immediately puts you to ease. This is pretty important on your wedding day. I think that one of Marci's strongest suits is her work with the candid photography that she took over the day and evening. Her photos have captured memorable moments of our guests, oftentimes catching funny exchanges or heartfelt embraces that we missed because we were busy being the bride and groom. We delighted in reliving great moments and seeing other moments for the first time as we went through the many, many photos that Marci took. My satisfaction level is extremely high, and I have already engaged Marci once again to take the senior pictures of my son. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Marci was fantastic. We planned our wedding from out of state and moved across the country only a few months before the wedding and Marci was very flexible and accommodating to our hectic schedules. We had an evening wedding in November and did not want to do first look photos so we had to do all of our bride and groom together pictures after the ceremony when it was dark outside. I was so worried they were not going to turn out but they came out beautifully!! Marci was able to capture what little light we did have available and provided us with wonderful pictures where you can still see the surroundings and backgrounds even though it was dark. Also, I think this says a lot about a wedding photographer, I don't even remember seeing Marci during the ceremony or reception, but I know she was everywhere because we have pictures of everything! Last but not least, a DVD of all of our pictures (over 1800) was waiting for us when we got back from our honeymoon less than two weeks after the wedding. If you are considering Marci, go with her, you will NOT regret it!!
Marci was fantastic. We planned our wedding from out of state and moved across the country only a few months before the Read more...
Marci was fantastic. We planned our wedding from out of state and moved across the country only a few months before the wedding and Marci was very flexible and accommodating to our hectic schedules. We had an evening wedding in November and did not want to do first look photos so we had to do all of our bride and groom together pictures after the ceremony when it was dark outside. I was so worried they were not going to turn out but they came out beautifully!! Marci was able to capture what little light we did have available and provided us with wonderful pictures where you can still see the surroundings and backgrounds even though it was dark. Also, I think this says a lot about a wedding photographer, I don't even remember seeing Marci during the ceremony or reception, but I know she was everywhere because we have pictures of everything! Last but not least, a DVD of all of our pictures (over 1800) was waiting for us when we got back from our honeymoon less than two weeks after the wedding. If you are considering Marci, go with her, you will NOT regret it!! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Marci was great to work with! We planned our wedding long distance, and she was still able to work with us very easily. She responded promptly via mainly email communication, set up a Skype meeting with us, and was always friendly and eager to help. In addition, the photos turned out wonderful!!
Marci was great to work with! We planned our wedding long distance, and she was still able to work with us very easily. Read more...
Marci was great to work with! We planned our wedding long distance, and she was still able to work with us very easily. She responded promptly via mainly email communication, set up a Skype meeting with us, and was always friendly and eager to help. In addition, the photos turned out wonderful!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Marci is such a phenomenal person and photographer that we were lucky to have with us on our wedding day. She is professional, fun, experienced, and knowledgeable, making you feel at ease throughout the day's events. We had numerous compliments from friends and family on how great she was throughout the day (being inconspicuous, yet always getting the perfect shots). It even rained during our outdoor pictures, and without skipping a beat, she found a beautiful scenic spot to find shelter and still got amazing photos while keeping me dry from the elements. We so appreciate all the time and effort she put into documenting our memories!
Marci is such a phenomenal person and photographer that we were lucky to have with us on our wedding day. She is Read more...
Marci is such a phenomenal person and photographer that we were lucky to have with us on our wedding day. She is professional, fun, experienced, and knowledgeable, making you feel at ease throughout the day's events. We had numerous compliments from friends and family on how great she was throughout the day (being inconspicuous, yet always getting the perfect shots). It even rained during our outdoor pictures, and without skipping a beat, she found a beautiful scenic spot to find shelter and still got amazing photos while keeping me dry from the elements. We so appreciate all the time and effort she put into documenting our memories! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Marci photographed my wedding and did such an amazing job! She responded quickly to my emails, showed up on time, took beautiful photos, and mailed the photos promptly. I would highly recommend her!!
Marci photographed my wedding and did such an amazing job! She responded quickly to my emails, showed up on time, took Read more...
Marci photographed my wedding and did such an amazing job! She responded quickly to my emails, showed up on time, took beautiful photos, and mailed the photos promptly. I would highly recommend her!! Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Marci Curtis did an amazing job! The pictures for our wedding turned out fabulous! We have received so many compliments about our pictures from family and friends. She answers emails promptly. She is very easy-going and has great sense of humor. We all found ourselves cracking up and having fun throughout the pictures. We came back from our two week honeymoon and found our wedding pictures DVD already there at home, waiting for us to go through them. So glad she was our photographer!
Marci Curtis did an amazing job! The pictures for our wedding turned out fabulous! We have received so many compliments Read more...
Marci Curtis did an amazing job! The pictures for our wedding turned out fabulous! We have received so many compliments about our pictures from family and friends. She answers emails promptly. She is very easy-going and has great sense of humor. We all found ourselves cracking up and having fun throughout the pictures. We came back from our two week honeymoon and found our wedding pictures DVD already there at home, waiting for us to go through them. So glad she was our photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The first impression that I had was from her website, which provided us a bunch of great ideas, and we ended up using some of her advice as to what not to do or what to do. Wait, she was supposed to be a photographer, but here she is, giving us great wedding tips.
I liked that we were going to get exactly what we paid for - her time and expertise. She's done this thousands of times, and at the end we wanted great pictures, and the originals. Having to pay for prints or extra for the digital copies was an anathema to us and a red-line dealbreaker. Unlike many other photographers we were considering using, and others we had seen at others weddings, she had no hidden fees, no extra costs, nothing. Her price was her price, and covered everything. We were paying her for her time, which really was the point.

We weren't sure about the photo booth, but we took that add-on as well. It turned out to be one of the best things we did. It was so popular it became its own mini party within a party. After we received the pictures from Marci we sent them out to everyone. Just the fact that many of the people now use their photobooth pictures as their FB profile pictures is proof enough that we're not the only ones happy with the way things turned out.

We got a DVD of our pics soon after. But it wasn't until after we started showing them to friends and co-workers that we really understood how lucky we were, and how special Marci is. Every single person that sat through our 1000s of pictures had the same unsolicited feedback. The pictures were drop dead gorgeous, we got real lucky, they were super well done. And then we were told horror stories after horror stories about how their special day had been ruined because of a horrible photographer or technical malfunctions. Marci Curtis simply rocks. She ensured that the memories of that day will be with us forever. She gave us the peace of mind to have one less thing to worry about and we got rewarded by having great pictures.
The first impression that I had was from her website, which provided us a bunch of great ideas, and we ended up using some Read more...
The first impression that I had was from her website, which provided us a bunch of great ideas, and we ended up using some of her advice as to what not to do or what to do. Wait, she was supposed to be a photographer, but here she is, giving us great wedding tips.
I liked that we were going to get exactly what we paid for - her time and expertise. She's done this thousands of times, and at the end we wanted great pictures, and the originals. Having to pay for prints or extra for the digital copies was an anathema to us and a red-line dealbreaker. Unlike many other photographers we were considering using, and others we had seen at others weddings, she had no hidden fees, no extra costs, nothing. Her price was her price, and covered everything. We were paying her for her time, which really was the point.

We weren't sure about the photo booth, but we took that add-on as well. It turned out to be one of the best things we did. It was so popular it became its own mini party within a party. After we received the pictures from Marci we sent them out to everyone. Just the fact that many of the people now use their photobooth pictures as their FB profile pictures is proof enough that we're not the only ones happy with the way things turned out.

We got a DVD of our pics soon after. But it wasn't until after we started showing them to friends and co-workers that we really understood how lucky we were, and how special Marci is. Every single person that sat through our 1000s of pictures had the same unsolicited feedback. The pictures were drop dead gorgeous, we got real lucky, they were super well done. And then we were told horror stories after horror stories about how their special day had been ruined because of a horrible photographer or technical malfunctions. Marci Curtis simply rocks. She ensured that the memories of that day will be with us forever. She gave us the peace of mind to have one less thing to worry about and we got rewarded by having great pictures. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Being a laid back couple, we weren't into having tons of posed pictures with bridesmaids lined up on side and groomsmen on the other. Marci did a great job capturing the moments of the day without making us feel as if we were posing all day. We received almost 1700 pictures within 2 weeks of our wedding! It was so nice to share our photos with our families so quickly after the wedding. Not only did Marci give us tons of pictures, but she took so many of them without us even realizing she was there. If you are looking for a great photographer who gets the shots you would never think of and does so without you even noticing, Marci is a great choice!
Being a laid back couple, we weren't into having tons of posed pictures with bridesmaids lined up on side and groomsmen on Read more...
Being a laid back couple, we weren't into having tons of posed pictures with bridesmaids lined up on side and groomsmen on the other. Marci did a great job capturing the moments of the day without making us feel as if we were posing all day. We received almost 1700 pictures within 2 weeks of our wedding! It was so nice to share our photos with our families so quickly after the wedding. Not only did Marci give us tons of pictures, but she took so many of them without us even realizing she was there. If you are looking for a great photographer who gets the shots you would never think of and does so without you even noticing, Marci is a great choice! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Future brides, I know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to find certain vendors for your wedding day. Being that one of my bridesmaids is a professional wedding photographer, I couldn't hire her- so I set out to find someone.

I stumbled upon Marci Curtis, and my mom and I sat and looked at her website, and the wedding photos on it for almost two hours one night. We were captivated by her eye, and her ability to capture emotions and perfect moments through her lens.

As if I wasn't sold already, I contacted her. She responded promptly and professionally. I looked no further, and booked Marci for our wedding, with great confidence in her.

If you are looking for someone who is professional, yet funny, warm, and overall fantastic, then work with her!

Marci came to my home to shoot us getting ready at the beginning of the wedding day, and right away, I knew she was a good fit. She just has a way about her. She made me feel like I could just be me, and my bridal party felt the same. Not to mention she was cracking me up!

Into the arrival at the church, and the ceremony, she captured shots that one cannot get, unless their heart is in what they do.
At the reception, I hardly noticed her even being there, yet she was ALL over, because she captured so many awesome images.

About a week after we got home from our honeymoon, the disc arrived in the mail with our photographs on it. There was NOT ONE that I didn't like. Honestly. I sat in awe of what this woman captured on our wedding day.

If you want photographs that speak, and give you the lump in your throat, that make you feel the goosebumps all over again, then let Marci shoot your wedding. Through her work, you will live the day over and over again. Isn't that the point of photographs anyway?

Marci, I cannot express enough gratitude. Thank you so much, and you will, hands down, be our photographer for life.
Future brides, I know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to find certain vendors for your wedding day. Being that Read more...
Future brides, I know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to find certain vendors for your wedding day. Being that one of my bridesmaids is a professional wedding photographer, I couldn't hire her- so I set out to find someone.

I stumbled upon Marci Curtis, and my mom and I sat and looked at her website, and the wedding photos on it for almost two hours one night. We were captivated by her eye, and her ability to capture emotions and perfect moments through her lens.

As if I wasn't sold already, I contacted her. She responded promptly and professionally. I looked no further, and booked Marci for our wedding, with great confidence in her.

If you are looking for someone who is professional, yet funny, warm, and overall fantastic, then work with her!

Marci came to my home to shoot us getting ready at the beginning of the wedding day, and right away, I knew she was a good fit. She just has a way about her. She made me feel like I could just be me, and my bridal party felt the same. Not to mention she was cracking me up!

Into the arrival at the church, and the ceremony, she captured shots that one cannot get, unless their heart is in what they do.
At the reception, I hardly noticed her even being there, yet she was ALL over, because she captured so many awesome images.

About a week after we got home from our honeymoon, the disc arrived in the mail with our photographs on it. There was NOT ONE that I didn't like. Honestly. I sat in awe of what this woman captured on our wedding day.

If you want photographs that speak, and give you the lump in your throat, that make you feel the goosebumps all over again, then let Marci shoot your wedding. Through her work, you will live the day over and over again. Isn't that the point of photographs anyway?

Marci, I cannot express enough gratitude. Thank you so much, and you will, hands down, be our photographer for life. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow... Fantastic service, above and beyond expectations! Absolutely wonderful pictures that everyone are raving about. Marci was highly professional and fun to work with! Unobtrusive during the ceremony and the reception capturing great pictures of people that normally shy away from the camera!
Wow... Fantastic service, above and beyond expectations! Absolutely wonderful pictures that everyone are raving about. Read more...
Wow... Fantastic service, above and beyond expectations! Absolutely wonderful pictures that everyone are raving about. Marci was highly professional and fun to work with! Unobtrusive during the ceremony and the reception capturing great pictures of people that normally shy away from the camera! Read less
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