The 8 Best Elopement Photographers in Detroit

Each of the following Detroit elopement photographers has the ability to expertly document your unique day in all of its romance. Whether you are planning a courthouse wedding in the city or an escape into nature, they can help you with your planning, all while capturing the details that make you and your love so special. Let’s check out their work!

1. Chettara T. Photography

An elopement photographer and photojournalist with a true sense of artistry and a keen eye for storytelling, Chettara T. is incredibly talented. She’s also a portrait photographer who encourages her subjects to be their full true selves in front of the lens, as well as an artistic photographer who uses different techniques to enhance the mood of a photo.

Excelling at documenting the beauty of the scenes before her, Chettara is the perfect choice for commemorating your special day. We’re not the only ones who think so—her work has been featured in numerous publications including The Knot, Black Bride, Wedding Day Magazine, and Junebug Weddings.

2. Tabitha Zabik

Photographer Tabitha Zabik specializes in telling visual stories—the story of the love a couple shares, the story of their adventurous escape to the mountains or the lake to declare their eternal love for each other, the story of a wedding day and the people who make it so special.

She has extensive experience documenting small intimate weddings, as well as an adventurous side that makes her a perfect option for those who prefer the outdoors and off-the-beaten-path weddings. Her style is the epitome of raw and real—full of emotions, her work can transport you back to your day with just one look. Celebrating all people and all love, Tabitha’s work is truly beautiful.

3. Brian Weitzel

Published in over 30 magazines, Brian Weitzel has caught the eye of photo editors and couples alike with his emotional photographs, which he describes as one part portrait photography, one part photojournalism, and 100 percent authentically you.

Only working with a small number of couples each year allows Brian, his wife, and second shooter Becky to give personalized service throughout your planning process, as well as make sure you get a full portfolio of the photos you deserve. When you work with Brian, you’re not only getting a photographer who loves capturing love, but an expert with over 14 years of experience helping couples document their own unique love story.

4. Kya Liann

Kya Liann specializes in Detroit elopement photography, authentic couples portraits, and documenting love everywhere she can throughout Michigan and beyond. Her enthusiasm for documenting love, the art of photography, and for the adventure of travel is infectious and imbues every wedding she shoots with a vibe that hits the sweet spot between romantic, free spirited, and absolutely dreamy.

She not only captures the beautiful moments of an elopement or destination wedding, she creates personalized artworks with soft focus, creative crops, and neutral tones. If you love wedding photos that you can feel, you’ll love Kya’s work.

5. Taylor Stinson of Stintography

With a home base in Detroit and a passion for travel, Taylor Stinson makes an ideal elopement photographer for anyone planning a wedding anywhere in Michigan or worldwide. With a lifelong passion for photography and a degree in film, Taylor created the base on which to build her unique style.

Her couples portraits are intimate and expressive, showing off the best of each pair and the strength of their bond. Using neutral toning gives her portfolio a consistent look and allows emotion to come through in a natural way. Plus, it also happens to be ultra flattering to skin tones and romantic outdoors locations.

6. Emily of Hildegard Photography

A lifelong love of the art of photography led Emily Hildegard to start her business helping people document the special moments in their lives, and she hasn’t looked back since! Blending subtly styled wedding portraits with thoroughly authentic moments, her style is perfect for those who want to work with a photographer who will give them plenty of space to enjoy their day all while preserving every possible precious memory.

A little bit moody, a little bit boho, with plenty of love, her photos have a thoroughly modern vibe, yet the emotions they capture are timeless. If you love natural tones and timeless photos, you will love her work.

7. Danielle of Kindred Light Photography

Based in Detroit but available for travel throughout the United States and internationally, Danielle is an advocate for elopement because it gives the couple the space to truly focus on themselves and their love story with a lot less stress than a traditional wedding. If you want to take advantage of the beauty of her home state, she’s knowledgeable about all of the scenic spots in Michigan.

She has lots of love for the gorgeous state parks, and she is a committed leave-no-trace photographer in order to keep those parks as pristine as possible. Danielle is also a passionate landscape photographer, so she knows exactly how to incorporate the scenery into your portraits for simply stunning shots. We love her use of natural light—it’s perfect for wedding portraits in all seasons.  

8. Nicole Geri

Nicole Geri is a traveling wedding photographer, documenting moments of pure love throughout Michigan and the world. As a native Michigander, she learned to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors and strives to fully incorporate that beauty into each forest elopement, lakeside proposal session, and beach wedding.

She uses light in breathtaking ways—not simply to make her subjects glow but as an element all its own—sunbeams, leaf shadows, and rim lighting by the sun are all used to enhance her subjects, as well as subtly emphasize the natural elements of the scene. Wherever you’re getting married, in Michigan or beyond, Nicole will be by your side helping you document the beginning of your lives as a married couple.

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