Selecting Your Michigan Wedding Photographer


Selecting a wedding photographer is one of the most critical and enduring choices you'll ever make.  Surely, you have an abundance of choice.  We know this and we're enormously grateful for your consideration.

Here are a few important elements to consider when selecting a photographer for your day.


You're selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day.  You're hiring a companion for the day, a trusted storyteller.  Personality matters!  We come to you with true servant's hearts.  We laught with you, cry with you, and become an indelible part of the memory of your day. 

Your wedding photographer can set the emotonal tone.  Karen is a true "people person," making friends and sharing laughter with almost everyone she meets.  Warm and outgoing, she looks forward to getting to know what makes you you, to hearing your story as a couple, and to celebrating your two families becoming one.


While price is certainly one factor to consider when selecting your Michigan wedding photographer, it should by no means be the only consideration.  Too often, horror stories emerge when an inexperienced, under-resourced low-cost photographer is involved.  Your wedding is a big investment.  Hire a photographer dedicted to honoring and protecting it. 

You want to select a photographer who invests in her business, with professional equipment, back-up equipment, skilled assistants, insurance, proper legal protection, storage and backup, editing and post-production, strong vendor relationships, as well as experience and skill to anticipate and respond to all scenarios.  Further, you want someone who has spent decades honing her craft and mastering creative and technical skills to tell your story artfully.  Karen alone brings 16 + years and work with literally thousands of clients into service to you.  Your wedding photography is the only lasting memory of your day.  When the day is over, the bouquet is dried, and the dress is preserved, only two things endure . . . make them both beautiful.

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Be sure to choose a wedding photography whose offerings meet your needs.  Often, photography collections offer to much (you pay for what you don't need) or too little (forcing you to add on services to truly meet the needs of your day).  While there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to wedding photography offerings, select a model that allows you to create the experience of your dreams. 

We offer a base service collection that includes six hours of coverage and may extend up to 16 hours on the wedding day.  Each experience includes an engagement session as well as this is a chance for us all to get comfortable together before your wedding day.

Every experience also includes wall art credit because we believe so strongly in the power of the printed work.

All other services are offered a la carte, providing the most flexible range of service and options from which to choose.

Because we understand that weddings are truly family affairs, we go above and beyond with exceptional offerings including a premium leather archival print album with parent albums matching in exact size and specifications (never a diminished version of the "real deal"), bespoke hand-crafted album display and transport totes, a bound wedding guest book featuring engagement portraits, and proofing products including every printed piece or matted archival prints in stunning glass boxes. 

Our bridal portrait session is its own affair with complimentary professional hair, makeup, and floral arrangement. We know how important the dress is and how the day can pass by like a blur, sometimes leaving little time to focus on this important piece.   Either before the wedding day or after, we'll recreate you looking and feeling as gorgeous as envision yourself to be.


Don’t underestimate the importance of owning printed photography from your wedding.  This is your first heirloom as a married couple and will endure as a lasting memory of your love for generations to come.  Select a photographer who has sourced the highest quality and most artful albums that tells your story.  We believe in the printed good.  The feel of the leather.  The way the light slides across a page.  We've selected three albums and display options so that we're sure to meet your needs.


Be sure you hire a Michigan wedding photogher who allows you to select the right coverage for your day.  We offer coverage anywhere between 6 to 16 hours the day of your wedding, allowing you to select the amount right for you.  In addition to a complimentary engagement session, we offer optional bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, day-after coverage, and extended family portraits.


Most weddings can benefit from at least two photographers to ensure complete coverage.  No one person can be in two places at once and there is so much going on as part of your big day.  In addition to Karen, we offer any number of seasoned, skilled Assistant Photographers to ensure complete perspective on your day.


At the end of the day, you are investing in artwork for your home.  Owning the digital proofs offers psychological reassurance, but nothing ignites the senses like masterfully-printed custom-framed large wall art or stunning album on display.  Be sure to select a photographer who has spent the time sourcing and understanding the right products and finishes to meet your needs, as well as one who can execute flawlessly. 

Our studio specializes in wall art.  We undergo a meticulous multi-step process with clients to ensure a perfected finish product.  We are so proud of our work that we install all custom-framed pieces in our clients' homes in the Metro Detroit area with a lifetime quality guarantee.

Karen Lippowiths is an award-winning photographer based in South Lyon, MI available worldwide.
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