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Tim Blake's Photographic Studio

Plainwell , MI
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LOCATION

Tim Blake's Photographic Studio, 11323 Doster Rd
Plainwell, MI US 49089 (map)

PHONE

269-664-4941

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Whether photographing a High Fashion wedding, family portrait or high school senior, I love the interaction I have with my clients.

When I was twelve I purchased my first... Read more
Whether photographing a High Fashion wedding, family portrait or high school senior, I love the interaction I have with my clients.

When I was twelve I purchased my first Minolta 102 camera and with the enlarger I received for Christmas that same year I quickly turned a room in my parents basement into a darkroom. Hours were spent creating prints of any people that would stand still long enough for me to shoot (OK, there were frogs too). I soon learned to see the beauty in everything around us in the people, nature, and architecture.

When older I spent hundreds of hours studying and with working with wonderful photographers throughout the world and still love the two weeks I take every year to continue to find and release the wonderful creativity inside and the way I see people and the world around us. The wonderful part of photography is being able to continue to mold the way I capture the love between people I meet and the ability to see the beautiful little things all around us in an artistic way.

Wedding photography is a blend of artistry and rapport. Artistically, using the light around me as a paint brush, I use the connection between a bride and groom and their friends and family to create timeless portraits. These don't just happen by taking hundreds of snapshots. They are created by having a wonderful relationship with my clients and knowing how they interact together. This allows me design a wedding book that shows this true love and connection they share.

Building rapport with your photographer allows you to be comfortable with and to trust the photographer to portray this wonderful story. The relationship between a photographer and a Bride and Groom is a very intimate one. We are together all day to tell this story of love. I offer a very contemporary style with a traditional flare. Every wedding and couple is different and I see that when I'm creating your images.

When you begin your journey of hiring a photographer, the two most important things to look for are: Style and and a Connection. Look closely at style of portraiture and candid photography. This is your photographers comfort zone and most will not veer far from it. I truly believe the connection you have with your photographer is extremely important In order to obtain those unique shots, the Bride and Groom, their family, and their guests must feel at ease with the artist. A combination of both will thrill you for generations!

Photography has always been a very passionate subject for me. Wedding and Portrait Photography are the most exciting avenues there are in an artistic sense. Hands down! Where else can you interact with wonderful people, witness their most important day, and capture these timeless treasures for lifetimes of enjoyment?

I am an artist who uses the camera to portray my visions. I capture the world around us that we don’t always notice. As a member of the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and Professional Photographers of America (PPA), my learning process continues to stretch the artistic flavor that I offer my clients.

The "Photo Cafe"! I'm excited to have the new Blog up and hope to be able to share a bunch of new information, fun stuff, beautiful weddings and anything I think you would love. I may even add a post now and again called "My Rants". OK....I even need to vent now and again. Please come to the blog often with comments and ideas.

Please email me for more information on how to commission me for your special day.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Meaghan & Jimmy's Wedding
Wedding:
10/12/2013
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Tim was the perfect photographer for our wedding. The quality of his work combined with his personality made our wedding day unforgettable. All of my wedding party had a blast working with him. He listened to my requests and tailored each photo beautifully. I couldn't be more happy with my photos! Tim, thank you for capturing our memories that will last a lifetime!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Really pinpointed personalities of bride and groom through his photos.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tim did an amazing job photographing our wedding. He is an expert in photography and knows what shots need to be taken during a wedding, Not only does he capture what is expected, he goes above and beyond and captures every emotion in a special way. He is very creative with ideas but also allows any idea to be brought forth by the bride and groom. He really enjoys doing unique and fun shots that really make your pictures special. We REALLY enjoyed having Tim be a part of our wedding! We had such a fun time and makes you feel comfortable to just be yourself enjoying the day- never once did I have to worry if he was getting every shot- he goes the extra mile and takes that whole stress away. We would recommend Tim to anyone who loves great photos to look back on and bring back each special moment of the day so you can get a sense of "reliving" that day because it goes by very very fast!!!
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Brenda
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank You Tim for the beautiful pictures of my daughter's wedding. You really know how to capture the moments and emotions of the day! Your work is fabulous! I can't wait to see more. Thank you for being a GREAT person to work with, you really helped make the "BIG DAY" go smooth for us. Blessings Always! Brenda (Mother of the Bride)
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tamara
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I have been in love with Tim's work since he did my senior pics in 2002! I knew the only thing that I really wanted for my wedding was that Tim was my photographer. I have been able to see a few pics and I am completely satisfied with what I have been able to see. Thank you Tim for all of your hard work.
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Tim was so accommodating when it came to consultations and was always prepared and professional. He took into account all of our photo ideas as well as came up with many of his own creative ideas. He is so personable and easy going which made working with him such a joy. Something we personally liked was how he was there to capture your big day yet he was often times in the background as to not disturb or interrupt you or your guests. Choosing your photographer for your wedding day is one of the most imperial decisions you will make, for once the day is done your photographs are what you have to look back on. We can proudly say that the photographs that Tim took of our wedding are not only breathtaking but allow us to relive every moment of that day as if it were just yesterday. Thank you so much Tim for all of your hard work we truly enjoyed working with you!
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abreisach
Wedding:
8/21/2009
4.7/5.0
Tim does a great job of capturing every moment and emotion that happens on your wedding day. He makes sure to capture all family members and important guests, even ones we didn't specifically request. These are pictures of our loved ones that we will treasure for a lifetime. Every time we look at Tim's pictures from our wedding we get to relive the day all over again.
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K-zoo_Girl
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Tim was very professional and did a wonderful job with our wedding. He is great to work with and the quality of his work is amazing.
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Morgen
Wedding:
4/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Blakes Photo Studio was amazing, Tim was everywhere you wouldn't expect him to be.... He made sure to get every shot possible, all of our guests complimented on what a great job he did. Thanks Tim.
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but great things to say about Tim. Creative, caring, professional, hard working, a real eye for photography, the list goes on and on. We never felt like just another client, he really took the time to get to know us and our personalities and it shows. I never met someone who worked so hard to keep the bride and groom happy not only on our wedding day but from our first meeting all the way to reviewing our wedding book. Tim was a true joy to work with.

At first it may seem like he is a little pricey, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth once you see all the work and dedication he puts in to each and every photo session, portrait, wedding book. I really don’t think you can get a better price for all the amazing work he does. I personally feel like I got my moneys worth and then some. I was thrilled how he captured our special day. Simply beautiful work. I couldn’t be happier and look forward to working with him again in the future.

I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing photographer. Just have a meet and great with him and you won’t regret it!
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Tim was absolutely terrific, not only on our Wedding Day, but in all our meetings beforehand, as well as our engagement photos. He made everyone feel comfortable during the wedding day, but best of all he not only captured our wedding in unique ways, but really cared about our thoughts and feelings. The outcome was absolutely gorgeous, not just nice pictures where he captured us, but beautiful works of art as far as lighting, ect. I just wish we had been able to put in every photo into our book because they were all phenomenal. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone because he does fantastic work and he truly does care about making your day easy and special, and capturing it.
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Denise
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Tim was wonderful and made us feel very comfortable. We had a lot of fun taking pictures and the photographs are beautiful.
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Heather
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Tim was absolutely wonderful to work with!! The wedding album that Tim designed for us is absolutely beautiful and has received so many compliments on it's originality. He was able to capture so many emotions in the pictures and so many moments for us to cherish of our wedding day. We truly enjoyed working with and getting to know Tim, and he sincerely took the time to get to know us, our family, and friends. He was phenomenal form start to finish! He takes beautiful pictures and is full of unique ideas!
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Leandra
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Tim did a fantastic job capturing the true essence of our wedding. You can truly feel the emotion of the day in our photos. Tim took the time to get to know us before the wedding and really get a feel for our unique personalities. When the day finally arrived, it felt like a good friend was there to share in and capture the moments.The coffee table book and DVD were the best investments of our wedding. The quality is impeccable and everyone who has seen them has told us they are the best they have ever seen. We absolutely recommend Tim to anyone who wants only the best for their wedding day.
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Sara
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Photographs were the most important aspect of our wedding and we wanted to find someone who would capture every special moment of our day. From the moment you meet Tim, you see that his passion is photography, and it shows in every image. We were extremely happy with the quality of service and professionalism that Tim Blake provided. He spent time getting to know the two of us during our engagement and truly was more of a guest at our wedding than a vendor. I was amazed that he was able to capture images of everything, and I rarely knew he was even there to take a photo. To this day I still get teary when I look at my wedding album because it brings back every feeling and emotion that the two of us had that day.
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/23/2004
5.0/5.0
Blake Photographic Studio is the best choice a bride and groom can make to capture their day. As an artist Tim has an amazing ability to capture the emotion of the moment and turn it into a beautiful memory. As a professional, Tim is unparalelled. On our wedding day Tim happened to be quite sick, and his assistant was unexpectedly unavailable. Not only did that not slow him down, you would think based on all the wonderful moments he captured from every possible location, that he had a team of five with him that day. In addition, Tim is very discreet as he's taking photos. You don't notice that he's there, which allows the event itself to remain the focus for you and your guests. We couldn't come up with a complaint about Tim Blake if we tried. He's simply the best.
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