Detroit wedding photographer
Detroit wedding photographer

Are you looking for a wedding photographer in Detroit Metro area, or surrounding area. Here are few tips:

1. Select Personality to Compliment Yours

When selecting your wedding photographer, you are selecting more than someone just taking pictures. You are hiring a photographer with whom you and your family will be spending one of the most important days in your life, and sharing your private moments. Your photographer is someone who has ONE chance to capture memories you will cherish and share. Your photographers personality should compliment yours, since you most likely will be working and planing togetherfor close to year, if you include engagement session and post wedding product and album design. Mace sure you set expectations, communicate your desires ahead of time (some setups may require planning ahead), and most of all feel comfortableand have fun.

Clarkston Wedding photographer
Clarkston Wedding photographer

2. Time... Time... Time...

Wedding day flies by in a flash, and you want to select right amount of photography coverage. You also have to allocate proper amount of time to get the photos you want. So start with the wedding plan and TIMELINE. Consider key elements you want to have coverage for. Think about your album and what will you want in it. So here are my top questions :

~ Do you want photographer available for bride getting make up and hair done?

While few shots of Bride getting ready capturing intimate moments ads to great story line in the album, consider getting photographer to arrive towards the end of the make up and hair session to capture few important shots.

~Do you want formals of family and friends after ceremony at the altar or have formals with family before ceremony ?

If bride and groom don't see each other before the wedding, wedding photographer still can capture various group photos with family members and bridal party, to save some time after the ceremony and allocate proper time slot after ceremony if you choose to take all shots after. The average group set up will take minimum of 5 minutes, and if kids or larger group sets are expected, up to 15 minutes per setup may be required. Also take in account that even if you don't have receiving line after ceremony , it will take at least 15 minutes to return to ceremony site for formals.

~ Do you plan to have FIRST LOOK?

If planing First Look, consider scheduling whole creative session and formals alongside before ceremony. That way you can join your guests for cocktail hour and leave the rest of the day for photo journalistic photography. If you choose to get all the formals and creative set ups ahead of time, discuss you timeline in depth with your wedding photographer to allocate necessary hours for best photos.

~ How much time will you want to allocate between Ceremony and Reception?

Make sure you schedule adequate tame for traveling to locations, receiving line and actual photography.

~How many locations will you want to go to and how much time will you designate for couples Creative Shoot?

While it is tempting to drive around to 5 different places, concentrate on enjoying your day and selecting few key places that will represent you as a couple. As your wedding photographer I'll be happy to work together and advise you for bed photo opportunities.

~ How long will you want your wedding photographer to stay?

Consider what photos you will want in your album, will want to share and pass on to your children. Will you want 30 photos  of crowd dancing ? Look at your timeline, and make sure that you cover moment important to you- your dad getting ready walking you down the isle, first kiss as husband and wife, first dances. Select you package and time accordingly.  As your wedding photographer I want to offer you a glimpse in this amazing day showcasing those moments that matter.

Detroit wedding photogrpher
Detroit wedding photogrpher


While price is always a factor when selecting your Wedding Photographer in Clarkston area, it should not be the only one that matters. You want experienced photographer who will capture the big day full of special moments, as well as offer engagement session and unique products to display your images.  For full list of available products please contact us.

Wedding Albums and Products

All the beautiful images will start you first family keepsake and heirloom - the wedding album. Most people opt for beautifully designed wedding book, that your photographer should provide. We provide a wedding album with every package.

Beside the wedding book, you should consider some of your images as wall art for your home. Make impact with Metal Prints, Acrylic Prints, Canvas Gallery wraps or Framed Portrait.

Ilze Lucero Photography provides one wedding photographer - me, Ilze, for  your Wedding Day coverage. I'll be there to capture your special moments that you will be cherishing.

(Second wedding photographer can be accommodated for top packages)

I provide various packages of wedding coverage, album selection and unique photo wall art.

Please contact me for details  248 962 FOTO (3686)

Gull Lake Country Club Wedding
Gull Lake Country Club Wedding