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I've been a photojournalist for 25 years and have happily covered over 1,300 weddings during my career. I love what I do and am thankful I attract couples looking for storytelling about the reality of their wedding day. The day is always full of fun surprises and the behind the scenes antics always make each wedding day unique. I also love my cloak of invisibility. Often brides will be standing two feet away and be asking, "Have you seen Marci?". Being invisible lets me glide in and out of storylines all day long creating that full picture of one single, happy day.

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

I'm located in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area. I was raised overseas in Europe and can easily travel wherever your wedding is taking place. Yes, I do charge a travel fee and that is largely dependent on how far I'm going and how many days I'll need to take off my calendar. Weekends that require me to book out the whole weekend are reflected in the price for destination weddings, but I'm also shooting once I arrive.

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

I've been a professional photographer since 1987 when I started at my local newspaper before moving to the Associated Press. I've been shooting weddings full time since 2000. I've covered over 1,300 weddings as the only shooter and I've got over 1,100 happy couples to vouch for me!

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I'm a photojournalist by training and instinct. I know, I know... EVERYBODY'S a photojournalist now, but really and truly, I do have the street credentials that go along with the title. More importantly, I've learned to create portraits that are unique, on the fly and superbly lit... something that sets me apart from most photographers.

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

I arrived at 8 hours of coverage because that's what 90% of my clients need. It's not about the size of the wedding, the casual location, how many guests you have. They ALL need 8 hours of coverage, even for the 10 person ceremony. I LOVE the behind the scenes moments that lead up to a wedding. I love the nerves, the joy, the winding down. It takes 8 hours in most cases (sometimes 10) to hit the highlights. I don't like belaboring the day, but I do like to really give my slant of the day. I charge $2,000 for the 8 hour package if you are within an hour's driving radius from my home in Metro Detroit. That gives you full printing rights as well.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I do have a studio, but I usually meet at a coffee house or somewhere more neutral so I'm not entertaining you, but we're getting to know each other on neutral ground. I am always available to Skype as well.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University and almost 30 years of making my full time living as a professional photographer. Recently? I'm ALWAYS trying new things, fine tuning, etc. No need at this point to take classes and workshops when I'm shooting and working 100 hours a week!

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

I love what I do. I'm an inquisitive, happy bugger who gets to witness couple's biggest and finest party and public event of their lives. I love that they lose track of me very quickly. I love that I can tell a story that most couples had no idea that they'd experienced until they see their photos. I love that my couples are oh, so very appreciative. They love photography, they love art, and they love what I bring to the table. They aren't price shopping for a wedding photographer, they're looking for someone relaxed and fun who will tell their happy, sappy, wonderful story in a truthful, romantic way.



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Wow, you work quickly! We are obsessed with these images and so are our families! Not at all surprising that showing the photos to my family generated laughter and tears. We loved seeing some of the images that we had no idea you had gotten. 
We loved working with you on our engagement photos and now our wedding photos. Your photos have captured so much emotion and we look forward to looking back and being able to remind ourselves of those moments. 
Thank you again Marci for everything. Our wedding was perfectly captured :) 
Thank you so much for getting these back so quickly!! They came out beautiful, thank you for capturing so many perfect moments from our big day! You have been amazing to work with. You were the best of the best to work with. Despite putting out dozens of small fires it was so comforting to know we could trust you fully while we dealt with our whirlwind night! The photos are stunning, now that things are calming down I can't wait to hang them all over our home! It was great to work with you, I hope I can help send more great couples your way!  
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Marci is just incredible! She knows so much about weddings and how to make them run smoothly. When we got off track of the timeline she found ways to get us back on track, and she was so fun too! My favorite photos were the candids she got of our friends and family. She was helpful not just the day of but in the lead up as well. And the best part is that we got our photos back in only a week and they are absolutely beautiful! 

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