Andrea Brandt

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Hi, I'm Andrea, elopement, wedding and couples photographer based in the beautiful state of Michigan, traveling everywhere to document stories of love. I specialize in intimate, natural photography for free-spirited couples in Michigan and all over the world. I want you to have the most amazing experience with me, the wedding day of your dreams, and incredible photographs that tell your love story authentically.  
I'm married and currently reside in the Upper Peninsula, near Houghton, MI on the Keweenaw Peninsula. I have two kids, two dogs, and three cats. I love hiking, authentic Mexican food, and craft beers.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula , and all travel fees are included, so you don't have to worry about a thing! I travel virtually anywhere in the world.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I've been in business since 2011, and I've photographed over 150 weddings by myself.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style is intimate, adventurous, and natural.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

My clients typically spend $3500-$4500 on a full day experience with me. It includes so much more than just the photographs- you can find out more on my website!

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

My husband and I eloped in Arizona, stayed a week, then came home and had a backyard reception. It was amazing- we did what we wanted, and avoided all the stress of putting on a big traditional wedding. Our ceremony was incredible- it was just us, the officiant, and the photographer. We were surrounded by epic views of nature, and it felt like the universe was there to witness our union. I wasn't worried about having to stand up in front of a hundred guests, so I was able to relax and be in the moment. It was incredible.  
I'm passionate about telling couples to do what feels right for you when it comes to your wedding! You don't have to follow the rules! You don't have to do things a certain way just to make everyone else happy! This is your day- it's your moment! Don't make it stressful. Make it amazing! Make it unforgettable.


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8 Recommendations

If you're reading this review because you are browsing around for a wedding/elopement/engagement photographer, look no further!! Andrea has such a unique and beautiful way of storytelling through her photography. She makes you feel extremely welcome and comfortable from the very first moment you reach out to her. The prices are very reasonable and she is transparent with the costs up front. Working with Andrea felt like reconnecting with an old friend. She gave us recommendations for lodging, restaurants, ceremony locations, etc. We were totally blown away by the beauty of the spots she took Read More us for our elopement. We chose a location in Copper Harbor and it was so magical. Andrea made our day feel very intimate and intentional, which is exactly how we wanted it. After our day, we received a sneak peak of photos which I would have been happy if those were all we got. BUT when we received our full online gallery, I was speechless. The gallery is available for a whole year with options to download, share, and order your images in many different formats. It is so convenient being able to do all of that in one place. So if you are looking for a unique experience with high quality photos, that will have you reliving your wedding day from start to finish, hire Andrea!! You won't regret it <3
Andrea is an authentic photographer- she captures the unseen moments, the raw emotions, and the photos she took of our intimate ceremony were very "us." Not only were our photos better than we expected, Andrea is a genuine person to work with. Andrea made the stress of planning a wedding during covid so easy- she provided us with so many resources, was communicative, and accommodating to our many wedding changes. We can't wait for her to capture our reception in 2022!
Andrea was such a joy to work with! Our wedding date was 10/10/2020. We had a fairly large wedding and reception planned, but had to cancel everything just three weeks before due to COVID. We knew we still wanted to elope, but we had no idea what to do. We contacted Andrea, and she completely saved the day! She helped us find a new, beautiful location, and helped rearrange our timeline and schedule for the day. She even signed our marriage license after we lost our officiant, and couldn't find a replacement in time - she's ordained! In the end, our day turned out perfectly beautiful, and Read More Andrea was a huge part of making that happen. Andrea thought of all the little things that we didn't even consider - bringing a pen to sign the documents (seriously, we forgot this), a place to sit, and even snacks when I almost passed out because I forgot to eat. We made the choice to hire her because we loved her style, and we would hire her again because of the way she came through for us! If you like what you see on her website, then you will be happy with your photos, no question. Hire her because she really cares about making your day special and unforgettable.