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100% AUTHENTIC


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100% AUTHENTIC


HONEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR REAL PEOPLE

Honest wedding photography is about capturing moments that will invoke that sense of nostalgia for what your wedding day felt like. It's about genuine interactions and finding meaning in all of the little details throughout the day...photos that are 100% authentic.


Every photo has a meaning

The art happens in recognizing the moments when everything comes together and the real story unfolds naturally.

A blend of journalism + fine art

We believe the best photos come from stepping back and letting you forget that we're there.

No Shot lists or staged photos

Imagery that represents who you are as a couple...that includes photos that truly show your personality and relationship, not contrived poses.

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OUR WORK


OUR WORK



Featured Weddings

Tracy & Mike | Detroit

JACLYN & Patrik | Benton Harbor

Maribeth & David | Detroit

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YOUR WORDS


YOUR WORDS


We asked our wedding couples to choose their most meaningful photo from their wedding day. It's amazing to hear what photos resonated with them and reaffirms our belief that authentic moments are the most meaningful. Click on the arrows below to read their thoughts and stories behind their photos. 


"We are completely blown away by how amazing our pictures are! You two are absolutely incredible, you captured every moment perfectly, and we will always cherish these photos. Pete and I just got home from our honeymoon, we haven't touched the suitcases, but we keep looking over our photos over, and over, and over again, reliving every minute of that day... We will forever be grateful to you two!"

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"Michelle and Chris are absolutely amazing to work with. They make you feel relaxed right away and are so much fun that you'll want to hang out with them after your wedding!  It's been months since the wedding, but I probably still look through the photos weekly. I've been to weddings where the photographers are so intrusive that you always know where they are and they're always blocking your view of the bride and groom. I don't know how they did it, but I never really noticed Michelle and Chris at the ceremony or reception and our guests commented on that as well. "

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"O-M-G is about all I could say when Jared and I saw the preview pictures from the wedding.  When I saw that first picture of Jared holding Charlie (the dog) and walking in the house, I knew they were all going to be sooo amazing.  I am so glad we get to have a whole book of photos because I do not know how I would be able to make a choice on which photo out of all of those we would pick.  I seriously can not get over how amazing they all look."


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OUR STORY


OUR STORY


OUR STORY

We're a husband-wife photographer team living in Corktown in Detroit.

We were married 11 years ago during the 2003 blackout. 

We love the history and architecture of Detroit. We spend a lot of time exploring the city.

We're incredibly passionate about photography! 

Michelle is currently working on a personal project that visually traces her bloodline through Detroit. You can see a preview here.

Chris is currently working on a personal project called Hometown that explores the visual makeup of the place in which he grew up. You can see a preview here.

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CONTACT


CONTACT


 

CONTACT

michelleandchrisgerard@gmail.com

Please email us directly at the address above if the form below doesn't say "Thank you!" after submitting.

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