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Michigan Wedding Photographers

As an unobtrusive observer, I will capture “the essence” of your wedding day as it unfolds. Formal posed photos are kept to a minimum to concentrate on capturing the tears, laughter and emotions of you and your guests. You will be at ease the day of your wedding knowing that my expertise in photography and graphic design will allow me to capture all aspects of your day. Capturing “the essence” of your wedding requires anticipating the moments, having an eye for detail and presenting your collection of images in a story book album. With Parker Photographic you are hiring more than just a photographer. You’re hiring a photographic artist!

In the past 12 years I have covered over 500 weddings. Of those 500 weddings, I personally shot 499 on my own! About 4 years ago I decided to bring along a second photographer. After that day, I realized I work better as a solo artist.

Also, sometimes couples will request that I visit their venue to look for good photo opportunities and check the lighting. My style is more indicative of the moment. What I see from one day to the next will not be the same. Therefore, I do not come to your wedding with pre-conceived ideas. I allow my experience and vision to capture the moments of your day as they occur. I’ll direct you when necessary to create photos that will compliment the elements surrounding that particular moment in time. I have shot hundreds of weddings, across Michigan and the country, without seeing the locations. How is this possible? It comes with experience.

If your looking “just” for another photographer to take pictures of your wedding, I’m not for you! However, if you APPRECIATE what it takes to be an EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL wedding photographer, APPRECIATE photographic artistry and are willing to invest in photography that you will cherish for a lifetime then please contact me for a consultation. I will only be accepting 30 weddings for 2012 (even less in 2013). With 70 percent already booked, prices will be on the rise soon. Inquire before it’s too late!

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Wedding Albums

If a married couple could only salvage one item while fleeing their burning home, most would choose their wedding album. Photos are priceless, celebrating a time in your life where you’ve never been happier, never looked better and are sharing the most precious moments of your life with the people you love most. I don’t take this responsibility lightly.

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As a Michigan Wedding Photographer, for the past 12 years, I have seen every corner of the state. I have traveled to the upper peninsula to Iron River. Seen the west coast from St. Johns to Grand Bend. Photographed every corner of Metro Detroit. Up and around Port Huron. From Kalamazoo to Flint to Bay Harbor and back to Cedar Farms. I have traveled every major highway in the state. What a beautiful state to have a wedding!

You’ll find over a thousand photos, on this site, from Michigan alone. I’ve also had the privilege to shoot weddings in Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, Ohio and Canada. I love to travel and I am available for your destination wedding too.

Some of my favorite places to shoot are Ann Arbor, Bay Harbor and downtown Detroit. I enjoy shooting in new locations too! As a wedding photographer, I’m always on the lookout for new places to add to my online gallery.

As a wedding photographer, I am member of the Professional Photographers Association I maintain a high standard of quality. In the coming years I will be accepting fewer weddings by increasing prices. Call to schedule your consultation before the price increase!

In addition to shooting weddings, I am sought after by other Michigan wedding photographers and others around the world. They seek out my talent for their post production work. Most notably for my clean and modern wedding album designs. My career began over 20 years ago as a graphic designer. With the digital age came a new wedding album – the coffee table book. With my previous background, these new albums were a custom fit for me and my clients.

Along with the digital age came other changes. The social media, Facebook and Twitter, soon followed. Prior to these social media outlets, blogs were the most popular venues for photographers to display and communicate with current and future clients. I have maintained a blog since 2006 during my career as a wedding photographer. Although, I’m not much of a fan of the new social medias, I will be discontinuing the blog at the end of 2011. However, I will continue to keep the blog live for the foreseeable future. The blog has thousands more photos that are not available in the online gallery. The blog can be seen here; blog Updates of my most recent weddings will be posted on Facebook and highlighted on this site in the portfolio section.

Wedding Photographers


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